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One Person Killed In Crash

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - One person is dead following a crash Friday night in Lexington.  That crash happened shortly after 10:30 p.m. on Nicholasville Road near Moore Drive.  Officials say a man believed to be in his 50's was crossing Nicholasville road when he was hit by a car that was heading outbound.  The victim has not been identified. The outbound portion of Nicholasville Road is shut down as police continue to investigate.  We have a crew on the ...

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Heat Wave Peaks Early This Weekend Video included

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We're riding the crest of our heat wave Friday as that heat dome (upper ridge) tracks closer. A heat advisory is in effect for northern & western counties. With well above average highs in the low to mid 90s and high humidity the heat index will top out from 100° to 105°- a steamy afternoon & possibly our hottest day of the year so far. Lexington's record Friday is a scorching 100° high set back in 1934. The ridge will start to break down over the weekend but it w...

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One Injured In Lexington House Fire

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX18) -  A person was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after a house fire early Saturday morning. The fire started just after midnight at a home on Keeneland Court. The person rushed to the hospital was the only person inside the home at the time of the fire. Firefighters told LEX18 the cause of the blaze has not been determined, but it appeared to them the fire originated somewhere in the back part of the house. Investigators said the ... More>>

Teen Arrested In Murder Of University Of The Cumberlands Baseball Player

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WCNC) -- Charlotte Police have charged a 15-year-old Friday with the murder of a 21-year-old college baseball star. Zack Finch, a student at the University of Cumberlands, was shot and killed in June on Father's Day after what was being called a deal set up online gone bad. Finch's brother told NBC Charlotte he was trying to buy a cell phone through the LetGo app. That's when the people meeting Zack tried to rob him, police said.  Finch's brother says inv...

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Ark Encounter's Tax Incentive Suspended

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(LEX 18) The Kentucky Tourism, Arts, and Heritage Cabinet has notified the operators of the Ark Encounter that they have suspended an $18 million tax incentive for the attraction due to a recent business dealing that breached the park's agreement with the state.  

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Castle Post Has New Owners

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WOODFORD COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) An iconic central Kentucky landmark has new owners. Final negotiations involving the purchase of Castle Post happened on Friday. 

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Deputies: Father Uses Hammer In Fight With Son

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WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) A father in Whitley County is in jail after an altercation with his son turned violent.  The Whitley County Sheriff's Office said that on Friday, they were called out to a home on Nicky Lane around 4:30 p.m. after a report of a son and father fighting. Through an investigation, they determined that a verbal argument escalated into a physical confrontation. Deputies say the son sustained injuries to his head and hand after the father reportedly s... More>>

LEX 18 Digital Conversation: New Douglass High Lacrosse Coach

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"It takes a lot to start the athletics programs at a new high school from the ground up. Particularly when the sport isn't one of the "Big Three,"... football, basketball or baseball. But that's the task ahead for Erich Castillo, owner of a Lexington financial strategy company who is the new Head Coach of Douglass High School's Lacrosse team.. His eldest son ran Cross Country and Track for Henry Clay, and was a member of the school's back-to-back State Championship Tr...

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Centre College Art Exhibit Brings Clay And Glass Together

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BOYLE COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Two professors in the Centre College art department are combining the clay and glass for a truly unique art show. Professor Stephen Powell describes missing ceramics with glass blowing as organized chaos. Stephen Powell and Visiting Assistant Kensuke Yamada are blowing glass into a mold.  "Kensuke would do the mold and then we had to, like I don't normally blow into a mold, a sort of constricted mold like this so it was a little bit of a lear...

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Coach Honored In New Cynthiana Mural

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HARRISON COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) In a few days, a mural of legendary Coach Joe B. Hall will be up in Harrison County. Roger Slade of Cynthiana's Art Council says that artist Sergio Odeith is 'the Michael Jordan of Mural Painting'. The Joe B. Hall mural that will be looking over the street that bears his name will be Odeith's second project for the city of Cynthiana. He also painted the Walking Dead mural. Central Kentucky is Odeith's third stop this month as he goes across the globe do...

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Lexington Driver Pulls Up On Assault

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A Lexington driver was surprised this morning when they drove up on a fight in the middle of the street. The driver called Lexington police who say that just after 8 a.m., two men were fighting another man on Cambridge Drive outside of King Edward Apartments. When police got to the area, they found the victim who was then taken to the hospital for minor injuries. Police are still searching for the two men involved who jumped in a car and drove off. “In...

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Indie Film 'Ghost In The Family' Plans To Release In Winter

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A Lexington independent film is close to wrapping up shooting.   The film is priced at under $250,000 and was shot in just a matter of weeks. It started as a local contest that led to about 400 screen writers sending in scripts. "It's been a whirlwind, and most people said I was crazy, and it can't be done, that only fuels me," said producer Bryan Mullins.  The film, 'Ghost In The Family' was shot at neighboring homes on Ashland Avenue an...

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Abortion Fight Rages In Kentucky, Which Has Just 1 Clinic

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Both sides in the abortion fight raging in Kentucky agree on one thing: The stakes are as high as ever in a state that could become the first in the nation without an abortion clinic. Political pressure has intensified since the Kentucky GOP took control of state government and moved quickly to pass new restrictions on abortions. And Republican Gov. Matt Bevin makes no apologies for waging a licensing fight against a Louisville clinic that is the last remaining... More>>

Arrest Warrants Obtained In United Bank Robbery

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Two men have been identified in connection with a bank robbery that happened back in March. On Friday, investigators obtained arrest warrants for Robbery 1st for 39-year-old Michael T. Taylor and 25-year-old Jermaine M. Benton.  Police say the two men are wanted for the March 31 armed robbery of the United Bank on Harrodsburg Road. Anyone with information on Taylor or Benton's whereabouts is asked to contact Lexington Police. 

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LEX 18 Digital Conversation: 15th Annual Minority Business Expo

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Are you looking to start a business, energize your business or maybe network with other business owners/leaders?  Well, the 15th Annual Minority Business Expo is the place to be!  Friday, August 4, 2017 at the Lexington Convention Center Ballroom, you will get to meet and greet, share ideas, learn the latest, and hear from national business leaders.  Tickets are still available for the day-long conference.    More>>

One Man, Horse Killed In Bourbon County Collision Video included

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PARIS, Ky. (LEX 18) - One man and a horse are dead after a crash. It happened on Lexington Road near the Bourbon-Fayette County line shortly before 3 a.m Friday. Police said the driver, an 80-year-old man, was on his way to work when his car collided with a horse. Several horses had gotten loose from a farm in the area prior to the collision. The man's name has not been released. We have a crew on the scene and will update this story as more information is made available.

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ACLU: Judge Grants Attorney Fees Against Rowan County Clerk

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ROWAN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) -- The ACLU reports that a judge has ordered embattled Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis to pay $222,695.00 in attorneys' fees & $2,008.08 in costs following her refusal to marry couples after the legalization of same-sex marriage. Davis made international headlines for refusing for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples on religious grounds after a Supreme Court ruling legalizing it. The controversy ended in lawsuits and even a jail s...

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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer Resigning

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According to multiple reports, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has decided to resign. Details are scarce so far, but the AP reports that Spicer decided to quit after a new communications aide was brought on the team. This story is developing and we will have more information as we get it.

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Judge Issues Order For Buffer Zone Outside Abortion Clinic

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A federal judge has issued an order to keep protesters away from a "buffer zone" outside Kentucky's only abortion clinic, which is targeted by a national anti-abortion group. The temporary restraining order issued Friday by U.S. District Judge David Hale was requested by federal prosecutors in a pre-emptive move ahead of vigils by Operation Save America. Hale scheduled a Monday hearing on the government's request for a preliminary injunction to keep ... More>>

Ethics Panel Unanimously Dismisses Complaints Against Bevin

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky ethics commission has unanimously dismissed a pair of complaints filed against Republican Gov. Matt Bevin over his purchase of a home from a friend and campaign donor.      The Executive Branch Ethics Commission says Bevin didn't do anything wrong when he bought a house from Neil Ramsey, a friend that Bevin has appointed to the Kentucky Retirement Systems board of trustees.      However, the commission told Bevin he should... More>>

'Hocus Pocus' To Light Up Lawn Of Historic Kentucky Cemetery

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COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) - "Hocus Pocus" will light up the lawn of a historic Kentucky cemetery. The Kentucky Enquirer reports that Linden Grove Cemetery in Covington is kicking off its Cinema in the Cemetery series Aug. 4 with "The Lego Movie." The 2017 remake of "Beauty and the Beast" will follow Sept. 8 and "Hocus Pocus" will be shown on Oct. 13. All movies will begin at dusk and be on a lawn without graves. The movies will be free. Peter Nerone... More>>

Answers In Genesis: Christians Need To Take Back The Rainbow

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. (FOX19) -The Ark Encounter in Williamstown, KY, is now swimming in controversy after making the decision to change the night-time lighting on the Ark to rainbow colors. A tweet by co-founder Ken Ham reads, “Christians need to take back the rainbow as we do @ArkEncounter -God owns it-He decreed it's a sign of His covenant with man after the Flood.”  Christians need to take back the rainbow as we do @ArkEncounter -God owns it-He decreed it's ... More>>

UK Going for 40,000 Season Tickets with Yahtzee Campaign

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LEXINGTON, Ky. – Inspired by Mark Stoops and his staff’s recruiting rallying cry of “Yahtzee,” UK has announced a quest for 40,000 football season tickets. If 40,000 is reached, one lucky section of fans at Kroger Field will be rewarded with the opportunity to play Yahtzee at each home game this season for two free 2018 season tickets. UK is asking existing season ticket holders to join in the effort by recruiting family, friends and neighbors to support the... More>>

Reaction To Death Of Linkin Park Singer Bennington

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NEW YORK (AP) -- The Associated Press has gathered reaction to the death of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington:  "Chester Bennington was an artist of extraordinary talent and charisma, and a human being with a huge heart and a caring soul. Our thoughts and prayers are with his beautiful family, his band-mates and his many friends." — Warner Bros. CEO and Chairman Cameron Stang, in a statement "Shocked and heartbroken, but it's true. An official statement... More>>

California Firefighters Record Dramatic Dog Rescue

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (LEX 18) -- The Bakersfield Fire Department shared dramatic video of a small breed dog rescue from a house fire. Firefighters pulled "Jack" from the house unresponsive and began giving him life-saving oxygen with a specialized mask for animals. His relieved owner scooped him up and took him to a veterinarian. The department updated the original post saying that Jack spent the night receiving extensive oxygen therapy. He suffered a few burns and res...

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Cooling Centers, Emergency Shelter Opened For Lexington Residents Video included

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – With temperatures expected to be in the mid-90s, and the heat index well over 100 degrees this week, Lexington officials plan to open multiple cooling centers. The Dunbar Community Center, 545 North Upper St., will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday and Friday, July 20-21, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, July 22. Rooms at Picadome, 469 Parkway Drive, and Tates Creek, 1400 Gainesway Drive, will be open from 7 a.m. to ...

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Kentucky State Parks Offering Events for Aug. 21 Solar Eclipse

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) – Kentucky State Parks will be participating in the Aug. 21 Great American Solar Eclipse with fun and educational events during July and August. Some parks have astronomy experts scheduled to give talks about the eclipse. Kenlake State Resort Park will kick off the events July 28 with “The Star Geezer" Mark Steven Williams. Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park will host University of Louisville Astronomy Professor Benne Holwerda for a presen... More>>

U.S. To Ban Americans From Traveling To North Korea

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WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. officials say the Trump administration will ban American citizens from traveling to North Korea following the death of university student Otto Warmbier who passed away after falling into a coma into a North Korean prison.     

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Coroner Seeks Help In Locating Family Of Lexington Man

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - The Fayette County Coroner's Office is asking for help in locating the family of a man who died in his home Thursday night. The coroner said John Gregory Marlowe, 47, died of natural causes in his home off Eastland Drive in Lexington. He's reportedly from the Harlan area, and he attended Evarts High School. Marlowe has a sister named Jennifer. Anyone with information about Marlowe is asked to contact the coroner's office at (859) 455-5700. More>>

Moped Driver Killed In Collision With SUV

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - One person was killed when an SUV collided with a moped. An LMPD spokeswoman said the crashed happened on Blue Lick Road about 12:30 a.m. Friday. Witnesses told police the man driving the moped had veered into the lane of oncoming traffic. He was pronounced dead on the scene. The man's name and age have not been released. Charges are not expected in the case. More>>

Kentucky's Jobless Rate Rises Slightly In June

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky officials say the state's unemployment rate rose slightly in June.      The Office of Employment and Training says last month's seasonally adjusted preliminary rate was 5.1 percent. That was up from a 5 percent statewide rate in May.      The statewide jobless rate in June 2016 was also 5 percent.      State officials say the trade, transportation and utilities sector showed the largest monthly employment gain... More>>

Fayette Co. Sheriff's Office Teams With Highbridge Springs to Keep Locals Cool Video included

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) The Fayette County Sheriff's Office and Highbridge Springs have joined forces to keep Lexington locals cool throughout the weekend. According to Scooter Stein, Director of Public Affairs for the Fayette County Sheriff's Office, Highbridge Springs has made a generous donation of bottled water to the sheriff's office to hand out to residents who need it the most. Beginning Friday, deputies will be going door-to-door in Lexington neighborhoods to distribute the ... More>>

Pastor and Wife Accused of Social Security Fraud Video included

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Jeffersonville, KY (Lex 18) - A federal grand jury indicted a Montgomery County pastor and his wife. Both are accused of committing fraud involving the Social Security Disability Insurance and Medicare programs.  The indictments for William "Robbie" Conn and his wife Tonya came down earlier this month in United States District Court for the the Eastern District of Kentucky in Lexington.  They allege Conn and his wife defrauded the government programs of more than... More>>

New Alcohol Delivery Service In Lexington

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) You can have just about anything delivered to your front door and now, a Lexington business is adding alcohol to that list. Anyone 21 and older in Fayette County can go to hops2go.com, pick out what they want and then call their order in at 888-BEER. When the order is placed, it is run through the Hops 2 Go system and then brought to you. “We were sitting around drinking beer, eating pizza like, hey we got our pizza delivered, why can't we get our beer d...

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Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Person Of The Week: July 20, 2017

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Police need help finding this week's Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Person of the Week.  She is 31-year-old Rachel Brumfield. Police say she is wanted on a bail jumping charge.  She is described as being 5'6'' and weighing around 145 pounds.  If you see Brumfield or know where she could be, call the Bluegrass Crime Stoppers hotline at (859) 253-2020. Your information could get you a cash reward.  More>>

Lexington, Louisville Announce Initiative To Curb Violence

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) On average, 14 black men die in the United States every day because of violence. On Thursday, leaders in Lexington and Louisville have announced a $5 million initiative to help young men in invest in their future. "For too many Kentuckians, too many factors like race, zip code and lack of access to resources and networks make it impossible to achieve the American Dream," Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said. The new program Young Leaders Fellowshi...

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Investigation Underway At Daycare After Reports Worker Hit Child

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) An investigation is underway at a Lexington daycare after a mom told police that a worker hit her daughter. Jacara Reed said that on June 30, her daughter Taylor said she had been hit in the stomach by a worker, who she says is a cook, at Lexington Baptist Temple Daycare. "It definitely made me feel, angry,” said Reed. Reed said she immediately called the daycare and was told she could look at the video. “It happened on a Friday, and they to...

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Making A Difference: Lexington Man Raises School Supplies For Local Children

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A Lexington grandfather is making a difference for local kids who need help getting school supplies. It started as a social media campaign by Byron Groves to provide school supplies to children in need. Groves was initially hoping to help a few kids here and there, but after taking inventory Wednesday night, he figures he will be helping 75-100 kids.  "It's surprising me, and it's turned out a lot bigger than I thought it would be," he told...

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Health Department Tells Warning Signs For Heat Exhaustion

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) The heat is on and it is a health concern for those required to work outside. Steve Newton and his crew spent Thursday laying new brick wall at a sub division off Todd's Road. The temperatures have been in the 90s with the heat index reaching triple digits. “It is miserable. But we do what we gotta do,” said Newton. Taking breaks is essential when working out in the heat. The Heath Department of Lexington and Fayette offers several warning signs ...

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Dunbar Soccer Players Try To Beat The Heat

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Dunbar High School's boys and girls soccer teams tried to keep cool Thursday during their mid-morning practice. Practices were moved to earlier in the morning and the teams take scheduled 10 minute breaks keeping water and fans close by. The coaches also monitor the temperature of the AstroTurf. “This makes it about 10 degrees warmer. It can get 5 to 10 degrees warmer. You got the sun beating down on you on the top and the black rubber in this turf it ba...

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Apollo 11 Bag Laced With Moon Dust Sells For $1.8 Million

(AP Photo/Richard Drew). The Apollo 11 Contingency Lunar Sample Return Bag used by astronaut Neil Armstrong, to be offered at auction, is displayed at Sotheby's, in New York, Thursday, July 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew). The Apollo 11 Contingency Lunar Sample Return Bag used by astronaut Neil Armstrong, to be offered at auction, is displayed at Sotheby's, in New York, Thursday, July 13, 2017.
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NEW YORK (AP) - A bag containing traces of moon dust sold for $1.8 million at an auction on Thursday following a galactic court battle. The collection bag, used by astronaut Neil Armstrong during the first manned mission to the moon in 1969, was sold at a Sotheby's auction of items related to space voyages. The buyer declined to be identified. The pre-sale estimate was $2 million to $4 million. The artifact from the Apollo 11 mission had been misidentified and sold at an online gove... More>>

Panel To Write Historical Context For Jefferson Davis Statue

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - State officials have appointed a committee to provide historical context for a statue of Jefferson Davis in the Kentucky Capitol. Kentucky's Capitol includes statues of former president Abraham Lincoln and Davis, the only president of the Confederate States of America. Both were Kentucky natives. The statues are governed by the Historic Properties Advisory Commission. Two years ago, former Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear asked the commission to consider moving th...

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Pedestrian Killed After Being Hit by Cruiser Identified, Officer Named Video included

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- The police officer and the victim involved in a fatal collision have both been identified.

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The Latest: OJ Simpson Granted Parole In Nevada Robbery

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LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing (all times local):11:55 a.m.O.J. Simpson will be paroled after serving nine years in prison for a botched bid to retrieve sports memorabilia in Las Vegas.

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Chester Bennington, Singer Of Linkin Park, Dies At 41

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(TMZ) TMZ is reporting that the singer of the band Linkin Park, Chester Bennington, has died by suicide. 

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Cooling Center Opened In Morehead

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MOREHEAD, Ky (LEX 18) The Mayor of Morehead announced that a cooling center will be opened Friday at the Rowan County Senior Center at 200 Heritage Place. The cooling center will be open 12:30-4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 12-6p.m.  More>>

Preventing Heat-Related Illnesses

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During periods of extreme heat and higher humidity, the body's ability to cool itself is challenged. If the body can't keep up to cool itself properly, or when too much fluid or salt is lost through dehydration or sweating, the body's temperature rises and could lead to heat-related illnesses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outlines the symptoms and warning signs of heat-related illness, and the recommended first aid steps. Heat cramps are the first sign of... More>>

Funeral Set For 'Mountain Jane Doe' Video included

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HARLAN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A funeral is being planned for the woman once known as "Mountain Jane Doe."  The year was 1969. The body of a woman was found along Shepherd Trail. The only thing investigators knew was that she was in her late teens or early 20's. In September, she was identified as Sonja Kaye Blair-Adams.   Blair-Adams was entered into the missing person's database in 2009. Her daughter, Karen Stipes, is planning a funeral so she can finall...

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Kentucky GOP Official Accused Of Indecent Exposure Resigns

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(AP) -- Officials say a man who served as a county chairman for the Kentucky Republican Party has resigned after he was arrested in Tennessee on accusations he exposed himself in a restroom. News media cited a police report saying officers arrested David Narramore on Saturday in a Belk department store in Kingsport, Tennessee, after he allegedly exposed himself to an employee in the restroom. The report says Narramore also faces a charge of resisting arrest. Republican Party of Kent... More>>

I-75 Blocked In Rockcastle For Cable Installation

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ROCKCASTLE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) -- I-75 will be blocked in Rockcastle County for 30 minutes to allow for a cable installation across the roadway. The interstate will be blocked at milemarker 68. This should take 30 minutes to allow for the work.

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Hendrick Motorsports: Bowman To Replace Earnhardt Jr.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP)-- Hendrick Motorsports has picked 24-year-old Alex Bowman to be Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s replacement next season. Bowman has big shoes to fill. Earnhardt was named NASCAR's most popular driver each of the last 14 seasons and his seat in the No. 88 car is one of the most coveted in the Cup series. Bowman has one big fan already on his side: Junior. After announcing his retirement earlier this year, the 42-year-old Earnhardt tabbed Bowman as his logical successor in May... More>>

Simpsonville Police Seek Thieves Who Sought Five-Finger Discount At Outlet

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SIMPSONVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) -- Simpsonsville Police need your assistance in identifying individuals who they say went on a shoplifting spree at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass.

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Lexington, Louisville Among Least Stressed Cities in U.S.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A survey has been released by WalletHub, comparing stress levels in cities across the United States.  To determine the cities where Americans cope best, their analysts compared 150 cities across 30 key metrics. Their data set ranges from average weekly work hours to debt load to divorce and suicide rates. The scale has 1 as the most stressed and 150 as the least stressed. The two Kentucky cities on the list, rank closer to the least-stre...

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Kelly Craft Faces Senate To Become Ambassador, Calipari Attends

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WASHINGTON D.C. (LEX 18) -  Kentucky native Kelly Knight Craft faces the Senate for her confirmation hearing to become the United States' next ambassador to Canada. Kelly Knight Craft will testify before the Senate committee on foreign relations in a joint session with Trump's nominees for ambassador to NATO and the U.K. Craft and her husband, billionaire coal-mining magnate Joe Craft, donated about $265,000 to a committee backing Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. S...

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Ex-Kentucky Teacher Sentenced In Child Pornography Case

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A former Kentucky teacher has been sentenced to five years in prison for trying to receive sexually explicit images of a minor. The U.S. attorney's office in Louisville said 49-year-old Jeffrey McGaha of Russell Springs admitted trying to receive child pornography between 2012 and 2014, using a cellphone and social media applications. U.S. District Judge Greg N. Stivers sentenced McGaha on Tuesday and ordered a 10-year period of supervised release. McGaha must... More>>

Police Search For Man Who Fled After Wreck

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TAYLORSVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Authorities are searching for a man who fled after wrecking his vehicle during a police chase.  Police say the pursuit started when they tried to pull over the suspect after he did a U-turn in the middle of Main Street.  The chase went into Anderson County where the Sheriff's Office and KSP got involved. The suspect wrecked his car and ran off. He has not been located, but police say they believe they know who he is be... More>>

Alleged Burglar Faces Additional Charges

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A man who was arrested last week is now facing additional charges, as of Wednesday.Lawrence Pitney, 51, is facing third-degree burglary charges for break-ins at Sonny's Cleaners, on Chevy Chase; and The Weekly Juicery, on Old Vine Street...

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Teen Indicted On Numerous Felony Sex Charges

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MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (The Richmond Register)-- A grand jury indicted a Richmond man on July 5 for a total of 79 sex crime charges. Officials say Kobe Graves-Hardin, 18, of Richmond, had sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl on two separate occasions, and engaged in oral sex with the same victim on five separate occasions. The sexual abuse charges stem from two incidents of Graves-Hardin “slapping the naked buttocks” of the victim, according to the indictmen... More>>

Salvador Dalí’s Remains To Be Exhumed For Paternity Test

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FIGUERES, Spain (NBC News)-- In a case as eccentric as the man at the heart of it, the remains of the famed surrealist Spanish artist Salvador Dalí are scheduled to be exhumed on Thursday night following a paternity claim by a tarot card reader. The case is as eccentric as the man at the heart of it. Dalí, who died in 1989 at the age of 84, is buried under the crystal dome of the Dalí Theatre Museum in Figueres in the north of Spain, around 90 miles outside of Ba... More>>

Lexington Police Officer Helps Grandmother

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) For over a decade, a Lexington grandmother has spent her days putting smiles on the faces of sick children. Now a Lexington police officer is helping her get back on her feet. Melody Clark is a ventriloquist for sick kids at local hospitals. She also does face painting for the kids. “It's a blessing and that's what we are here for, spreading our blessing to one another,” she said. Lexington Police Officer Ryan Holland met Clark after her home was ...

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Board Delays Decision On Value Of Governor's Home

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Local officials are reconsidering the value of a home Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin purchased from a friend and campaign donor. The issue is whether Bevin and his wife got a sweetheart deal on the house in a wealthy suburb of Kentucky's largest city. The Bevins purchased the home for $1.6 million from Neil Ramsey, a friend who owns an investment company. The Jefferson County property valuation administrator says the property is worth $2.9 million. Wednesday, Bevin'... More>>

Former Miss KY USA Faces Drug Charges

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LIMA, OH (LEX 18)-- A former Miss Kentucky USA has been indicted by a grand jury for allegedly trying to smuggle drugs to someone in prison. According to the Lima News, Kia Hampton, 28, of Louisville, is accused of bringing marijuana into the Allen-Oakwood Correctional Institution, back in May, while visiting an inmate there. She's charged with one count of bringing illegal drugs onto the grounds of a government facility. Hampton was Miss Congeniality USA in 201...

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Police: Man Killed With Crossbow During Argument

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE 3)-- Police say a man killed early Tuesday morning was shot to death with a crossbow. The argument broke out between two victims and two other residents in a home on Woodruff Avenue. During that altercation, one person was shot with a pellet gun in the chest. They're expected to be okay. Another victim, Gerald Sulzer, 28, was shot and killed with a crossbow. Police will review the case with the Commonwealth Attorney's Office and will then decide on any c... More>>

Man Faces Charges After Alleged ER Assault

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A man has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a security officer in the ER. According to an arrest citation, Christopher Clater, 43, was a patient in the ER at Saint Joseph Hospital on Wednesday when the incident occurred. It reportedly happened after Clater tried to light a cigarette and was asked not to. Officials say he tried to leave, but the officer blocked the exit prompting Clater to punch the officer in the face. W...

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Rescue Crews Warn About Hiking in Heat

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POWELL COUNTY, KY (Lex 18) - Rescue crews in the Red River Gorge say our heat wave is putting a lot of hikers at risk. Rescuers saw a number of hikers with heat-related ailments last weekend and worry about what could come with hotter temperatures this weekend.  With only a few hours until sunset, Meredith Diers was packed up, and ready for a quick hike down Gray's Arch Trail.  "My family is going to be going out to the Grand Canyon in a couple more weeks, so I figure... More>>

Rowan Co. Vikings Head Baseball Coach Dies Following Battle With Leukemia

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ROWAN COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) A Rowan County baseball head coach that was battling leukemia has died, according to assistant coach Robby Ward.  Vikings Head Coach Keith Prater was diagnosed with leukemia not long before the team competed at the KHSAA State Tournament.  Coach Ward said that Prater was unable to attend the tournament back in June, but was beaming with pride from UK Hospital over the team's accomplishment.  The Vikings family rallied around the coach with #... More>>

Doctors: Sen. John McCain Has Brain Tumor

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Doctors say Arizona Sen. John McCain has a brain tumor associated with a blood clot that was removed last week. In a statement late Wednesday, doctors reveal that McCain has been diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive cancer. The statement says the 80-year-old senator and his family are reviewing further treatment, including a combination of chemotherapy and radiation. The senator has been recovering at his Arizona home after doctors at the Mayo Clinic removed ...

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Crews Battle Fire On West 6th Street

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Several pets were rescued from a house fire in Lexington Wednesday afternoon.

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Chest Freezers Being Donated To Kentucky Food Pantries

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Some big donations are going to make a difference for the hundreds of food pantries around Kentucky. As part of the Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner's Hunger Initiative, 120 chest freezers are being donated. Lexington-based God's Pantry Food Bank will get 35 chest freezers to give to their pantries around Central and Eastern Kentucky. They serve 50 Kentucky counties. “These freezers are going to mean a 

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Crews Cleanup Kentucky River

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) After decades of debris piling up in the Kentucky River, there is a new five-year initiative to clean it up. Crews used a heavy duty crane on a barge to haul hundreds of pounds of junk out of the Kentucky River in Franklin County Wednesday. Director of Franklin County Emergency Management Tom Russell said that five boats that were abandoned since the 80s and 90s were pulled out of the river. This is just one small part of the much bigger project....

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White Nationalist Leader Pleads Guilty In Trump Rally Case

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A white nationalist has been fined, ordered to attend anger management classes and given a suspended jail sentence, resolving allegations that he physically harassed a woman who protested at a Donald Trump rally in Louisville last year. Media outlets report that 26-year-old Matthew Heimbach entered an Alford plea, which enables him to maintain innocence while acknowledging that there's sufficient evidence to convince a jury he's guilty of second-degree disorder... More>>

Court Filing Seeks 'Buffer Zone' Outside Abortion Clinic

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to prevent abortion opponents from blocking entry to Kentucky's only abortion clinic. The motion by U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn Jr. asks that demonstrators be kept away from a "buffer zone" at EMW Women's Surgical Center in Louisville. The action comes as the clinic braces for a surge in protests. Operation Save America is planning a weeklong vigil. The motion filed Tuesday stems from a May protest. Police say p...

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Australian Woman Called 911 Twice Before She Was Shot Dead

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - An Australian woman who heard what she thought was a sexual assault behind her home called 911 not once but twice before she was fatally shot, concerned that officers had the wrong address when no one immediately responded. Minutes later, Justine Damond lay dying in her Minneapolis neighborhood, shot in the abdomen by one of the responding officers when she approached their squad car. The revelation of a second 911 call came in the...

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LexGive Van Operator Says City Seeing 75% Reduction In Panhandlers

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -- The city of Lexington says that the Panhandling Van program is effective and has resulted in a 75% reduction of panhandlers on the streets. Steve Polston, Founder and Board Chair of the New Life Day Center, today updated the City on the activities of the “End Panhandling Now” van, which has been in operation since May 8. “Generally, our experience has been positive,” Polston said. “Approximately 90% of the panhandlers asked to... More>>

Illinois Sheriff IDs Another Victim Of John Wayne Gacy

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CHICAGO (AP) - A Chicago-area sheriff announced Wednesday that his office has identified a teenager who vanished in the 1970s as a victim of serial killer John Wayne Gacy. The Cook County Sheriff's Department said in a news release that the victim was James Byron Haakenson, a 16-year-old who ran away from Minnesota. The teenager's remains were among those of more than two dozen young men found in the crawl space of Gacy's Chicago area home in 1978 and one of eight who were buried wit...

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Justices Allow Strict Enforcement Of Trump Refugee Ban

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is granting the Trump administration's request to more strictly enforce its ban on refugees, at least until a federal appeals court weighs in. But the justices are leaving in place a lower court order that makes it easier for travelers from six mostly Muslim countries to enter the United States. The high court acted Wednesday on the administration's appeal of last week's ruling by U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson that required the government to ... More>>

Teen Injured In Hit-And-Run Dies

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ADAIR COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) -- The Fayette County Coroner confirms that the Russell County teen struck by a car while riding his bike on Highway 80 has died. The accident happened on June 30. 18-year-old Jessi Lowery was in critical condition until succumbing to his injuries Tuesday evening around 6:25. The teen had graduated high school with honors back in May and was hoping to study biology in the fall.  "He wanted to be an organ donor to help give life to other peop...

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Suspect In Double Murder: Girlfriend Was Afraid Of Parents

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ROCKCASTLE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- The man charged with the murders of his 16-year-old girlfriend's parents was back in court for a preliminary hearing on Wednesday.  The lead detective in the case testified for more than an hour. In it, he detailed Christopher Evans was interviewed three times before his arrest.  In the course of those interviews police say he admitted to the murders of William and Chara Bryant. Saying his girlfriend told him she was afraid of he...

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Undercover Operation Results In Sexual Exploitation Arrest

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SOMERSET, Ky. (LEX 18)-- An undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation has lead to the arrest of a Pulaski County man.  Around 8:20 p.m. on Tuesday, the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Brandon R. Hoskins, 24, on charges related to distribution and possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect uploading images of child sexual explo... More>>

City Protects Garbage Workers With Early Pickup Times Video included

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - You may notice a change in your garbage pickup schedule over the next several days. The city of Lexington has opted to make waste management pickup due to high temps. A hot day in the bluegrass means a long shift for waste management workers. They will be loading these trucks up with trash in the hot summer sun, in pants. Wednesday is a non pick-up day but starting tomorrow, residential and business collection will begin one hour earlier.  The goa... More>>

Crash Results In Diesel Spill, Closes Section Of Interstate Video included

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GRANT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - After several hours of cleanup, I-75 at the Grant/Scott County line has been reopened, following a crash that resulted in a diesel fuel spill. 

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FBI Seeks Subject In Child Exploitation Case

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) The Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking the public’s assistance with obtaining identifying information regarding an unknown male who is a person of interest in a child sexual exploitation investigation. Photographs and an informational poster depicting the unknown individual, known only as John Doe 38, are being disseminated to the public and can be found online at the FBI website. The images of the unidentified male, John Doe 38, shown with a c...

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Toddler Injured After Family Pet Attacks Video included

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LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (LEX 18/Anderson News) -- A 2-year-old child suffered a facial injury after being attacked by a family pet.  The incident happened around 9:15 a.m. at 400 North Main St in Lawrenceburg. The child was taken to UK Hospital with a laceration to the cheek.  The dog was a family pet that had never bitten anyone. The dog has been secured and the child's mother now wants the animal euthanized. The city, by law, will have to quarantine the dog for 10 days be...

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Celebrate National Hot Dog Day With Great Deals!

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- If you love hot dogs, today is your lucky day. To celebrate National Hot Dog Day/National Hot Dog Month, Sonic, Burger King, Love's and Pilot Flying J are offering discounted hot dogs. Sonic is offering customers $1 All-American and Chili Cheese Coneys all day on Wednesday.  Burger King is offering customers 79 cent Classic Grilled Hot Dogs for the entire month of July.  Love's is offering a coupon that allows customers to get one free hot ... More>>

AP Shares List Of Highest Paid TV Stars

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(AP) -- Here are some of the world's top-earning TV entertainers in 2017, according to Forbes magazine. The annual earnings of these stars may include income from additional activities such as producing, non-TV performances, endorsements and merchandising.      1. Dr. Phil McGraw, $79 million (talk-show host, personality, producer).      2. Ellen DeGeneres, $77 million (talk-show host, personality, producer).      3. Jerry Seinfeld, $69 mil... More>>

KSP: Decomposed Body Found In Creek

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UNIONTOWN, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Kentucky State Police are investigating after they recovered a decomposed body in a creek. Authorities with KSP and other area rescue agencies, originated a search for a missing elderly man off Mount Vernon Road just inside Union County. Detectives say canines located the decomposed body around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday in a small creek approximately half a mile from the originating search perimeter. The location where the body was found is just inside Henders... More>>

1-Year-Old Girl Dead After Mother Goes To Salon And Leaves Her In Hot Car

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ATLANTA (AP) - Police near Atlanta have charged a mother with felony murder after they say she left her 1-year-old daughter in a hot car while she got her hair done at a salon. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports 25-year-old Dijanelle Fowler also faces charges of child cruelty and concealing the death of Skylar Fowler on June 15. DeKalb County police say the girl was found dead inside a parking deck at Emory University Hospital. Arrest warrants state Fowler left the air c...

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Man Accused Of Burglary At Animal Hospital

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A man has been arrested after being accused of burglarizing an area animal hospital. It happened two years ago at the Regency Animal Hospital on Regency Road. After being notified by Knoxville authorities, Jason Leffew, 46, of Kingston, Tenn., was taken into custody in Lexington. Police say he admitted his involvement in the burglary in 2015.  

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Juvenile Arrested After Gun Goes Off During Traffic Stop

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JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A juvenile has been arrested following a routine traffic stop. The sheriff's office says they pulled over a vehicle after 3 a.m. Wednesday on US-68 at the intersection of Brannon Road. Officials say the juvenile had a gun so they were fumbling around trying to hide it when it went off. It hit another person in the car and that person was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. The juvenile was arrested and charged with po...

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  • Wall Agrees to Contract Extension

    Wall Agrees to Contract Extension

    Friday, July 21 2017 10:54 PM EDT2017-07-22 02:54:45 GMT
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    Former UK Guard, John Wall, has agreed to a contract extension with the Washington Wizards.  It's a 4 year, $170 million dollar deal. Wall was eligible for the max contract because he made the third team All-NBA team. ESPN reports the extension includes a fourth-year player option and a 15 percent trade kicker. Wall had his best season last year with 23 points, 4 rebounds and 11 assists per game for the Wizards. Wall is now the face of the Wizards franchise until the 2023 seas...

    Former UK Guard, John Wall, has agreed to a contract extension with the Washington Wizards.  It's a 4 year, $170 million dollar deal. Wall was eligible for the max contract because he made the third team All-NBA team. ESPN reports the extension includes a fourth-year player option and a 15 percent trade kicker. Wall had his best season last year with 23 points, 4 rebounds and 11 assists per game for the Wizards. Wall is now the face of the Wizards franchise until the 2023 seas...

  • Killeya-Jones Selected to Attend Great Britain Training Camp

    Killeya-Jones Selected to Attend Great Britain Training Camp

    Friday, July 21 2017 6:18 PM EDT2017-07-21 22:18:14 GMT
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    Kentucky basketball sophomore forward Sacha Killeya-Jones has accepted an invitation to attend Great Britain’s national training camp that will determine the team’s final roster for FIBA EuroBasket 2017. Killeya-Jones is eligible to play for Great Britain via his British-born mother, Ley. Killeya-Jones is one of 24 players selected to a preliminary squad for Great Britain’s senior men’s team. The eventual roster will be whittled down to 12 players for FIBA E...
    Kentucky basketball sophomore forward Sacha Killeya-Jones has accepted an invitation to attend Great Britain’s national training camp that will determine the team’s final roster for FIBA EuroBasket 2017. Killeya-Jones is eligible to play for Great Britain via his British-born mother, Ley. Killeya-Jones is one of 24 players selected to a preliminary squad for Great Britain’s senior men’s team. The eventual roster will be whittled down to 12 players for FIBA E...
  • UK Hosting Open Tryouts for PA Announcers, In-Game Hosts

    UK Hosting Open Tryouts for PA Announcers, In-Game Hosts

    Friday, July 21 2017 5:32 PM EDT2017-07-21 21:32:07 GMT
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    UK will hold open tryouts for prospective public address announcers and in-game hosts at athletics events for a variety of sports during the 2017-18 season on Wednesday, Aug. 2 at John Cropp Stadium. UK is seeking energetic and confident individuals with strong vocal talent and experience on a live microphone. Knowledge of sports and corresponding rules, as well as proficiency enunciating complex names and availability for nights and weekends will also be considered. Those inter...
    UK will hold open tryouts for prospective public address announcers and in-game hosts at athletics events for a variety of sports during the 2017-18 season on Wednesday, Aug. 2 at John Cropp Stadium. UK is seeking energetic and confident individuals with strong vocal talent and experience on a live microphone. Knowledge of sports and corresponding rules, as well as proficiency enunciating complex names and availability for nights and weekends will also be considered. Those inter...
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