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Fred Petke, Author at Winchester Sun

Fred Petke is a reporter for The Winchester Sun. His beats include cops, courts, fire, public records, city and county government and other news. To contact Fred, email fred.petke@winchestersun.com or call 859-759-0051.

News

Corvettes make stop in Winchester during One Lap

A group of  Chevrolet Corvettes will garner attention anywhere, especially with one in Kentucky State Police livery among them. Friday, some of this year’s participants ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:08 am

Halloween

Halloween event changing, trick-or-treating hours remain

Plans for Winchester’s Halloween celebration have changed again. The Winchester Design Studio was planning an afternoon event at several local parks on Saturday, but the ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 3:13 pm

News

City commission candidates talk about COVID response, community strengths, weaknesses

The field for the four seats on the Winchester Board of Commissioners is wide open this year. The non-partisan race will determine who will work ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 10:24 am

News

Developer proposes small home project

City officials heard a proposal Tuesday to use small city-owned lots as sites for affordable housing in the community. Tom Miles requested a pilot program ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Friday, October 23, 2020 8:39 am

News

City looking for firefighters, EMS staff

The new fiscal year started in July with a hiring freeze for the City of Winchester as part of an austere budget with the uncertainty ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Thursday, October 22, 2020 3:23 pm

News

Work begins on sidewalk repairs in downtown

Work on downtown Winchester’s crumbling sidewalks is moving ahead, with a goal of finishing by the end of the year, weather permitting. Interim Winchester City ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Thursday, October 22, 2020 3:22 pm

Clark County

Former WPD chief passes away, remembered for high standards for officers

Long-time Winchester Police Chief Billy Claypoole is being remembered as a leader who set high standards for his officers. Those standards, ultimately, rubbed off on ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 9:28 am

Clark County

Clark man jailed for assault, burglary

Police arrested a Winchester man Saturday after he allegedly hit a woman in the face with a rock and then broke into her apartment the ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 9:25 am

Clark County

COLG helps neighbor with home repairs

Sometimes you just need a helping hand, or a half-dozen pairs of them. Saturday morning, a group of men from Church of the Living God ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 9:13 am

Clark County

Grand jury indicts in abuse, pursuit cases

A couple charged with abusing their 5-year-old child and a man charged with leading police on a high-speed pursuit were among those indicted recently by ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Friday, October 16, 2020 8:34 am

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