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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.

Clark County

Police still seeking suspect in Oliver St. shooting, release photo

A month after two people were shot on Oliver Street, police released a photo of the alleged shooter. Johnnie Denis Stanley Jr. is facing two ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 2:09 pm

News

Police searching for car burglary suspects

Police are investigating a string of thefts and burglaries from cars in a couple of neighborhoods late last week. In the overnight hours of Aug. ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 1:08 pm

Clark County

Committee continues discussions about EMS services

For nearly a year, a committee of city and county officials has been working on a way to improve and bolster EMS services in Clark ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 1:04 pm

Clark County

Clark sheriff recovering from quadruple bypass surgery

Clark County Sheriff Berl Perdue Jr. was expected to be released from the hospital Monday, four days after undergoing quadruple bypass surgery. In a text ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 1:02 pm

Clark County

Rock the Block postponed to September

The Main Street Winchester board had hoped to start its summer concert series next weekend. The decision was made this week to hold off on ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Friday, August 7, 2020 11:56 am

tent living

City prohibits ‘regular living’ in tents

A recent problem with people living out of tents in the city led the Winchester Board of Commissioners to amend an ordinance blocking the move. ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Friday, August 7, 2020 11:48 am

assault

Winchester man charged with two assaults

A Winchester man is facing assault and escape charges after allegedly hitting a juvenile family member Wednesday. Dominic Taron Simmons, 35, of 19 Second St., ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Friday, August 7, 2020 11:42 am

Dr. Lou Ray King

Dr. Lou Ray King, 80

Dr. Lou Ray King was born on Nov. 12, 1939, in Clark County, Kentucky, and after contending with Parkinson’s for many years, passed away peacefully ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Friday, August 7, 2020 11:38 am

honey lemon chicken

Nailed It or Failed It: Honey Lemon Chicken

Honey Lemon Chicken 1/2 cup lemon juice 1/3 cup honey 1/4 cup soy sauce 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion 4 garlic cloves, minced 2 teaspoons ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Friday, August 7, 2020 11:32 am

guilty plea

Martin pleads guilty to cousin’s 1995 death

Nearly 25 years after Joseph B. Martin died on the railroad tracks near Washington Street, his cousin confessed to his death. Tuesday morning, Lonnie Martin, ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 10:58 am

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