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Last year, the Madison County Fiscal Court approved a $400,000 contract with CMW Architects to work on designs and layouts for the expansion of the Madison County Detention Center. Tuesday morning, they approved amending that contract to include an additional $13,000 which would include different design options for expansion.

When Madison County Sheriff Mike Coyle retired from the Kentucky State Police career he first started pursuing as a junior in high school in Berea, he never considered going back into law enforcement.

Newly re-elected sheriff Mike Coyle appealed to the Madison County Fiscal Court Tuesday morning regarding his department's need for cruisers. The sheriff requested two cruisers to replace two that had broken motors, as well as four to replenish his aging fleet and, hopefully, stave off future emergency replacement requests.

Democrat incumbent Mike Coyle and lifelong Madison County resident beat newcomer Rick Johnson in the race for Madison County sheriff Tuesday night.

The position of sheriff is one that residents of the county will vote on during the Nov. 6 election.

Scottie Pennington’s first taste of trooper life came when he was just a young, rambunctious boy in seventh grade. He began spending time with a new friend, whose father, a Kentucky State trooper at the time, became someone Pennington looked up to.

Richard “Rick” Johnson has beat out Republican Irving Whicker for a chance to face off with current Madison County Sheriff Mike Coyle in the November election.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal one-vehicle collision that claimed the life of a 31-year-old Irvine man Friday morning.