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Citizen petition requests end of consolidation talks

By Shawn Roney, for the Richmond News When the Hardin-Central C-2 School District recently began exploring consolidating with the Norborne R-VIII School District, Hardin-Central Superintendent Trey Cavanah expected “strong opinions”…

House rep sworn in as associate judge

House rep sworn in as associate judge

By Leah Wankum, Editor The crowded third-floor courtroom of the Carroll County Courthouse was a “testament to the reputation” of Joe Don McGaugh. The former state representative for the 39th…

Schools in lock-out mode during manhunt

By Leah Wankum, Editor The middle school and high school in Richmond went on lock out during a manhunt Wednesday. Mike Aytes, superintendent of the Richmond R-XVI School District, said…

Effort to oust state ed commission draws ire of school administrators

By Shawn Roney, for the Richmond News Brock Dover asked for the Richmond R-XVI Board of Education’s help Tuesday night. That night during the board’s monthly meeting at the district…

Tip leads to capture, surrender of fugitive

y Leah Wankum, Editor An allegedly armed and dangerous suspect was taken into custody Friday. The manhunt has ended for Aaron Joe Rogers, who officials said was armed and dangerous,…

Veterans Day: ‘When America recognizes its veterans’

Veterans Day: ‘When America recognizes its veterans’

By Liz Johnson, Staff Writer Gratitude, respect and a place of honor was the theme of Saturday’s Veterans Day service at Ray County Courthouse. The service opened with Chaplain Ed Hughes offering…

Harps grocery: 85 percent complete

Harps  grocery:  85 percent complete

Scheduled to open Jan. 17 By Leah Wankum, Editor Construction on the new grocery store in Richmond is 85 percent complete. That status update comes from Josh Huskey with Commerce…

Richmond City Hall adopts new phone system

By Leah Wankum, Editor “The phone system is working.” The Richmond City Hall staff is adjusting to its new automated phone system, which it adopted Tuesday, Nov. 7. Municipal Court…

Cost a likely deterrent for K9 officers regionally

By Leah Wankum, Editor Having a well-trained dog on the force is expensive for a law enforcement agency. After the Ray County K9 Committee dissolved and its K9 officers left…

Quilt shop relocates to Lexington

By Leah Wankum, Editor Richmond’s quilt shop is moving to Lexington. Laurel Kindley, owner of All About Quilting, is taking up shop on Main Street in downtown Lexington. She signed…