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Facebook Post Brings Hope To Cold Case

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(LEX 18) A small town in rural Knox County gave an unidentified woman a funeral after a killer dumped her body in a refrigerator in 1985. Since that day, the woman has only been known as Red-Headed Jane Doe, but now she may finally have a name and a family.  Newspapers reported that Red-Headed Jane Doe was asphyxiated and her body tossed away. Without a name or known loved ones, the town of Barbourville adopted her and hundreds turned out for her funeral.  Now in 2017, Fac...

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It Just Gets Better

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Our string of phenomenal weather days will be continuing for a while. Tonight will remain clear and seasonably cool with lows staying in the upper 40's. Friday looks fantastic with lots of sunshine again and another couple of degrees warmer as we're getting well into the 70's. You can see the great weekend, plus the nasty changes next week in our 8 Day Forecast on LEX 18 NEWS

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Berea College Students Rally Against Campus Sexual Assault

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BEREA, KY (LEX 18) - Dozens of students gathered on Berea College's campus Thursday night to show support for sexual assault survivors and protest recent changes made to Title IX guidelines by the Trump administration.  In front of a supportive group of peers, student after student shared their experiences of sexual assault.       "I myself am a victim of sexual assault, not only once, but multiple times," said Leticia Rodriguez as she shared publi...

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Fayette County Courthouse Restoration Continues

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) The Fayette County Courthouse is on track to becoming the epicenter of downtown Lexington again.  The building is the fifth courthouse and was built in 1898. With the help of city and private sector funding, officials are making sure the historical building does not sit vacantly.  Project Manager Holly Wiedemann said that the goal is to pay homage to the courthouse's original design but to interpret it in a more contemporary way. ...

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Former Councilwoman Sentenced In Theft Case

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - After pleading guilty to theft charges, former Lexington councilwoman Sasha Love Higgins will be sentenced Thursday. Higgins pleaded guilty in August to one count of identity theft and one count of theft of services under $10,000. The former councilwoman also pleaded guilty to three misdemeanor charges. The case is related to her former job as manager of a hotel. The investigation began with a report of identity theft back in early January. Court docum...

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Quick Thinking Saves Teen's Life

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BOONE COUNTY, Ky (WKRC) A 15-year-old Northern Kentucky boy suffered serious injuries when a car hit and pinned him as he rode his skateboard, but thanks to a quick-thinking deputy, he's still alive. Deputy Ryan Strange only had seconds to act, grabbing a jack from the back of his SUV and rushing to a car. Strange's body cam was recording as he saw a 15-year-old boy lodged underneath of the car after being hit while riding his skateboard. "He was totally out of it. His rig...

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KSP Seeking Local Attorney Charged With Theft

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COLUMBIA, Ky. (LEX 18) –  Kentucky State Police are currently attempting to locate a lawyer accused in a felony theft case. 71-year-old Danny Butler, of Louisville is wanted in reference to a Felony Extradition Authorization after he was indicted by the Larue County Grand Jury on October 16, 2017.  The warrant charges Butler with two counts of Theft by Deception over $10,000 and less than $1,000,000: a class C felony.  These charges are the re... More>>

Shots Fired Leads to Crash

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -  Lexington Police say shots fired at a vehicle overnight ended in a crash. Police responded to Richmond Road and New Circle around 1:45 a.m. after receiving reports about three different sets of shots fired. That's when officers spotted a crashed car in the Glens Freedom dealership on New Circle. The driver told police she was on Woodhill Drive when someone started shooting at her car. She sped off and ended up driving through a light post and int...

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LEX 18 Digital Conversation - Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Resources

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Are you a hunter? Do you love the great outdoors? Do you know the outdoor and hunting rules here in Kentucky? Well, in today's Digital Conversation, Dia Davidson sits down with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources to get all the answers and even some tips on making our time .. outside .. safe and fun.

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Elizabethtown Boy Sleeps For 11 Days

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LOUISVILLE, Ky (LEX 18) An Elizabethtown family said their second-grade son baffled doctors when he fell asleep and stayed asleep for 11 days.  Two weeks ago, little Wyatt was the life of the party at a relative's wedding when he was the ringbearer.  "He was awesome, he stole the show. He stole the last dance, he took the bride away from the groom," said Wyatt's mom Amy Shaw. But just 48 hours later, Wyatt wasn't able to stay awake. "I tried to wake him up...

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Rockcastle Teen Dies In Dirt Bike Accident

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ROCKCASTLE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - A 16-year-old boy has died after a dirt bike accident in Rockcastle County. Seth Barret was involved in the crash on Bowling Ridge Road on Tuesday. He succumbed to his injuries Wednesday night. Barret was a well-loved student at Rockcastle County High School.  School officials held an assembly this morning and allowed students to decorate Barret's parking space.  An avid fisherman, he was on the student's bass fishing team.  In cont...

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Man Arrested On Rape, Sodomy Charges

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RUSSELL COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) A Russell Springs man has been arrested on rape and sodomy charges. The sheriff's office said that 40-year-old Billy Joe Bennett was arrested just before noon on Thursday and charged with rape 1st degree and sodomy 1st degree after they say he admitted he raped a female child under the age of 12.  Bennett was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center. The investigation is ongoing.  More>>

Lexington Listed As One Of Trip Advisor's 14 Best Weekend Fall Getaways

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Trip Advisor has released a list of the 14 best eastern fall weekend getaways that are in New England and Lexington made the list. From mountain towns to riverside cities, Trip Advisor put together a list of the best places for people to go for a day or two. Also on the list is Bayfield, Wisconsin; Gatlinburg, Tennessee; Utica, Illinois, and Memphis, Tennessee. To see the entire list, click here. More>>

Preparing For the Next Big Earthquake

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(LEX 18) - Get ready to shake out! Today, a national earthquake preparedness drill will be held to raise awareness for proper safety techniques. You can register online and hold an earthquake drill at your school or place of business. Learn more at www.shakeout.org

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Arrest Made In Bardstown Vehicle Break-In, Fire

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BARDSTOWN, Ky (LEX 18) A man has been arrested in connection with a vehicle break-in and fire.  The video showing the crime was posted to the Bardstown Police Department's social media page Wednesday. the video showed a man breaking into the vehicle and setting it on fire.  On Thursday Shane David Helm was arrested and charged with wanton endangerment 1st, arson 2nd, burglary 3rd, fleeing or evading police 1st, operating on suspended/revoked operators license/ reckles... More>>

Man Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter In Death Of Jessamine Teen

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NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) - A man charged in the death of a Jessamine County teen pleaded guilty to manslaughter Thursday.

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Woman Sentenced To Seven Years In Drunk Driving Death

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) On Thursday, a Lexington woman was sentenced in the drunk driving death of Robert Hatler.  Hatler was killed in a crash on Athens-Boonesboro Road in 2016. Witnesses say a car driven by Alexandria Rankin ran a red light and struck Hatler's truck.  Rankin addressed the court, saying that she hasn't had a drink since the crash. She wanted a witness to testify but the judge wouldn't allow it. The witness was an instructor of a DUI class. Her attorney ar... More>>

Man Fires Shot Into Lexington Home

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Lexington Police were called to a home on Morgan Avenue after a report of a shot fired. A bullet hole was discovered in the outside siding. The homeowner didn't want to go on camera but told LEX 18 that a man pulled up in a car and fired a shot to frighten the homeowner. The suspect is known to the victim. Police are investigating.

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Scott County High School Burglar Caught On Camera

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GEORGETOWN, Ky. (LEX 18) - Georgetown Police are seeking help identifying a person caught on camera breaking into Scott County High School. The burglary happened late Monday night. The suspect is seen carrying a metal object that could possibly used to pry open doors or windows. Police have not released what, if any, items were taken from the school. Anyone with information please contact Officer Ben Martin at 502-863-7820 or submit your tips anonymously with the MYPD App.   More>>

‘Murder Insurance’ Or Protection In Self-Defense Cases?

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ATLANTA (AP) — The National Rifle Association is offering insurance for people who shoot someone, stirring criticism from gun-control advocates who say it could foster more violence and give gun owners a false sense of security to shoot first and ask questions later. Some are calling it “murder insurance,” and say that rather than promoting personal responsibility and protection, it encourages gun owners to take action and not worry about the consequences. And, they... More>>

Flipped Car On New Circle Creates Traffic Jams, More Accidents

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - A vehicle rollover crash caused morning rush traffic to come to a complete stop during the morning rush. Lexington Police say in the immediate aftermath an additional four crashes were caused by drivers who were stuck in the backup.

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Sheriff: Bail Jumper Possibly In Lexington

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - The Martin County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in seeking a suspect who they say jumped bail. Toni Kerr is charged with possession of methamphetamine, bail jumping and being a persistent felony offender.   They believe she may be in Lexington or a surrounding area. If you have information on her whereabouts of Toni Kerr, please contact the Martin County Sheriff at 606-298-2828. ?

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Mega Millions Jackpot, Ticket Prices To Increase

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(LEX 18) - Mega Millions is being redesigned to bring more value to its players with larger starting jackpots and faster rolls. Starting jackpots will more than double from $15 million to $40 million, and jackpots will grow faster overall. There will be better odds to win $1 million prizes and higher secondary prizes.  The ticket price also will change, moving from $1 to $2. In the redesigned game, players select five numbers from 1 to 70, and one Mega Ball number from 1 t... More>>

Unusual Animal Companions Get Stuck In Dumpster

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (LEX 18) - An unusual pair of animal friends were rescued by Knoxville Police. According to a post on Knoxville PD's Facebook page, an officer responded to a report of animals trapped in a dumpster. When he arrived on scene, he found a kitten and a raccoon cuddled up in the corner. The two were keeping each other warm in chilly temperatures. The raccoon was released into the wild. The kitten was transported to the animal shelter.

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Vintage Market Days Comes To Lexington

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -- Vintage Market Days will be held Oct. 20 through Oct. 22 at the Kentucky Horse Park and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Lexington Humane Society. This is an upscale vintage-inspired indoor market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, food and seasonal plantings. Vintage Market Days is a juried event accepting vendors based on variety, originality and quality of goods... More>>

Elderly Man Arrested For Old Warrant

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SCOTT COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) An elderly Scott County man who had recently suffered a stroke was locked up in jail for a night after an oversight at the clerk's office.

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Kentucky National Guard Company Finds Way To Keep Up With Wildcats During Deployment

The Kentucky Army National Guard 207th Engineer Company based out of Hazard has this photo taken at 2 a.m. after returning from Kuwait to Afghanistan recently. The UK flag was sent in a care package by a troop member’s family. The Kentucky Army National Guard 207th Engineer Company based out of Hazard has this photo taken at 2 a.m. after returning from Kuwait to Afghanistan recently. The UK flag was sent in a care package by a troop member’s family.
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By LARRY VAUGHT Lieutenant Levi Henderson of Boyle County is part of the Army National Guard 207th Engineer Company based out of Hazard that is currently still deployed overseas, but Henderson and many in the unit still find ways to keep up with the Kentucky Wildcats. “Following sports is a little more difficult while deployed to say the least. Depending on the team, you may find them playing at the USO or on Armed Forces Network. Other than that, you may be able to stream...

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Pension Rally Takes Place At Harrison County Courthouse

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HARRISON COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) On Wednesday, Governor Matt Bevin announced a bill aimed at solving Kentucky's growing public pension problem, and in the process, he said today's retirees and employees will get to keep most of their current benefits. But dozens of people rallied in front of the Harrison County Courthouse Wednesday night saying Bevin's answer isn't good enough.  Concerned teachers, law enforcement officers and folks all from different counties gathered in ...

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Man Shot After Early Morning Altercation

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Lexington Police are looking for two men accused of assaulting someone, then shooting him. The incident happened inside an apartment on Cambridge Drive just before 3 a.m. Thursday. According to Lexington Police, an altercation happened after two men entered the home. After assaulting someone, one of the men shot the victim. He suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital. "At this time, all we know is there is a male white susp...

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Active Aggressor Training Held At UK Wednesday

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - UK Police held active aggressor training for students and staff at Patterson Hall Wednesday evening. Of the few dozen that attended, many said the recent mass casualty incidents, including the mass-shooting at a Las Vegas country music concert, were on their minds. "With Vegas and a lot of things on the news, I think a lot of people are thinking about it," said Kendra Stearns, a UK student.  

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University Of Florida Estimates $600,000 Being Spent For Alt-Right Event Security

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GAINESVILLE (AP) - A day before white nationalist Richard Spencer is scheduled to speak at the University of Florida, its president affirmed his belief in free speech but said the security costs of holding such an event at a public university put an unfair burden on taxpayers. UF President W. Kent Fuchs said Wednesday in an interview with The Associated Press that Spencer is "hijacking" public universities - which are compelled by the First Amendment to provide a speaking f... More>>

Unloaded Shotgun Found In Student's Truck At The Learning Center

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Fayette County Public Schools sent a letter to the families of students at The Learning Center Wednesday after it was determined that an 11th-grade student had a shotgun in his truck. Just before dismissal Wednesday, they found out that the student had the unloaded shotgun in his truck. The letter says that ammunition was stored separately in the vehicle. The weapon was never in the building. An investigation was conducted with the help from the Fayette ...

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Pitino Tells Bilas He Had No Knowledge Of "Pay-For-Play" Scheme

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (ESPN/LEX 18) - Former UofL coach Rick Pitino broke his silence to ESPN's Jay Bilas exclusively Wednesday. Pitino told Bilas that a lie detector test administered by a former FBI agent prove that he is telling the truth.  "I answered 'absolutely not' on both questions and passed the lie detector test. So I had no knowledge of any of this," Pitino said. The embattled coach did take responsibility for any bad staff hires he had made over the course ... More>>

Police Searching For Chevy Malibu Involved In Fatal Hit-And-Run

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WOLFE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A man was found dead Wednesday morning in what officials are saying is a hit and run accident. It happened on KY 15 when the victim was riding a bicycle and was hit by a vehicle, according to coroner. Officials say the man was in his late 50's, local to the area and found by someone passing by. Family has not yet been notified.

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Man Arrested After Allegedly Assaulting Teenage Girl

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LONDON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Sheriff's Deputies in Laurel County arrested a man after they say he assaulted a teenage girl, inside of a home. The arrest occurred off Fultz Road about six miles North of London. Dispatchers received a call of a man involved in an altercation. When deputies arrived at the scene the male subject fled out the back door and into the woods behind the residence. A K-9 was able to track the suspect who was hiding in a pile of leaves. An investigation was con...

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Police Investigating Gas Station Robbery

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Police are looking for a man who held up a gas station at gunpoint. Investigators say that a man walked into the Shell Station off Palomar Center Drive and held up the clerk with a weapon. He was wearing all black clothing and his face was covered with a red bandana. The robber fled the scene on foot. He was about 5-feet-3-inches tall and had a thin build.  If you have information, you are asked to contact police.

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Motorcyclist Dead After Floyd County Crash

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PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (EKB) -  Kentucky State Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a motorcycle in Floyd County. The crash happened before 9 p.m. Wednesday evening on Abbott Creek Road near the entrance to Waddle Lane. The driver of the motorcycle was sent to the hospital with serious injuries. He was later pronounced deceased. KSP identified the driver as 25-year-old Aaron Adkins of Prestonsburg. The cause of the crash is under investigation.  More>>

Suspect In Custody In Two-State Shooting Spree

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EDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) - A sheriff's office in northeastern Maryland says it is on the scene of a shooting at an office park.      The Harford County Sheriff Office's tweets that multiple injuries are reported at the Emmorton Business Park in Edgewood.      No other details were immediately released. (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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Camp Nelson Guard Says Goodbye To Pretty Boy

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JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Pretty Boy, the special horse who participated in the burial of more than 2,000 soldiers was put down Wednesday. The Camp Nelson Guard said that it was tough saying goodbye to the 35-year-old horse. Pretty Boy was suffering from arthritis to the point where he could barely get up after lying down.  "Everybody is looking to him for their last memory of their loved one. To us, he's just another warrior like he carries," said Honor Guard... More>>

Bevin's Pension Plan Won't Raise Retirement Age, Ky. Retirees Respond

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Kentuckians will get a first look at Governor Matt Bevin's plan to fix the state's ongoing pension problem. Bevin will unveil the plan, called "Keeping the Promise," which he says will save the state's pension systems. In a video posted to Facebook on Tuesday night, Bevin said he is confident they can fix the problem and be an example to other states. A press conference is set for 9 a.m. Wednesday morning at the capitol.

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Jurich Fired With Cause, Attorneys Release Statement

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18)-- The University of Louisville Board of Trustees voted to fire Tom Jurich with cause on Wednesday.

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Boone County Man Sentenced To 20 Years In Beating Death Of 7-Week-Old

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FRANKFORT, Ky (LEX 18) Attorney General Andy Beshear announced Wednesday that a Boone County man was sentenced to 20 years in the beating death of seven-week-old Aiden Wainscott in 2015. 25-year-old Cody Jene Phelps, of Walton, entered a plea guilty in September 2017 in Boone Circuit Court to first-degree manslaughter, Class B felony, and two counts of first-degree criminal abuse, Class C felonies. He was formally sentenced Wednesday to 10 years for the manslaughter charge and five ...

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Man Files Lawsuit After Son In Custody Killed By Fire Investigator

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) The father of a man shot and killed while in custody has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. Ali Sawaf, the father of Mark Sawaf, has filed a suit against the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, Brad Dobrzynski, Matt Greathouse, and Clayton Roberts for the shooting death of his son while in custody. Mark Sawaf was charged with planting explosives in trail cameras in Harlan County. Officials had taken him back to the trail so he could point out other l...

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Interactive: Timeline Of Lexington's Cheapside Statues

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Lexington's two Confederate statues were removed quickly and quietly from Lexington's old courthouse overnight. Here's what led up to the events.

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Man Driving School Bus Arrested For DUI

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WARREN COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) The Warren County Sheriff's Office responded to a crash involving a school bus and a truck. The bus had no children on it at the time of the collision.  The Sheriff's Office said that the bus was travelling northbound on North Hewitt Road and collided with a pickup truck that was travelling southbound. The Sheriff's Office said that upon making contact with the operator of the school bus, deputies detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage. 63-year-o...

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Kentucky Man Arrested After 17-Hour Standoff In Tennessee

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Kentucky man has been arrested after a 17-hour standoff with police in Tennessee. The Leaf-Chronicle reports that Clarksville police arrested 50-year-old Darren Vance of Louisville, Kentucky, on Tuesday morning with a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his abdomen. Police say Vance had barricaded himself inside the home with an AK-47-style rifle. Negotiators spoke with Vance by telephone through Monday afternoon and night, trying to reach a nonviolent conclu... More>>

Smart Wood Cuts Ribbon On 90-Job Corbin Operation

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CORBIN, Ky. (LEX 18) – On Wednesday, Governor Matt Bevin joined local and state officials and executives from Smart Wood, a French family-owned manufacturer of ice-cream and coffee-stir sticks, to open the company’s Corbin facility — a 90-job, $15 million operation capable of producing up to 2 billion sticks annually. “From our first meeting with Smart Wood’s executive team in France, I was confident this was a company that could thri... More>>

KRTA Releases Statement On Pension Proposal

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LOUISVILLE, KY (LEX 18) The Kentucky Retired Teachers Association (KRTA) announced Wednesday that they are looking forward to reviewing Governor Bevin’s pension reform proposal discussed at the press conference Wednesday morning.  In a press release, they stated: "We appreciate that policymakers have listened to our concerns and have indicated their willingness to keep their commitment to retired educators. However, it is unclear how the proposed refor...

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Stonewall Elementary Gets An Apology From Southern Poverty Law Center

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - After the Southern Poverty Law Center released a list of schools named after Confederate icons earlier this year in a project called "Whose Heritage." They listed Lexington's Stonewall Elementary, stating it was named after General Stonewall Jackson. In reality, the school is named after a literal stone wall that runs near the property.  Lisa Deffendall, the spokesperson for Fayette County Schools, told LEX 18 that she asked the Southern Pove... More>>

Missing Greensburg Teen

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GREENSBURG, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Officials are seeking the public's help finding a missing teen. Kudejah Whitley, 17, went missing from her home Oct. 12 and was located by Campbellsville Police on Friday morning. She was returned to her mother at that time; however, Kudejah left home again later Friday afternoon; and was reported missing by her mother. Kudejah  is 5'2" tall, weighs 130 lbs, has a light brown complexion, and shoulder length brown hair. Kudejah... More>>

Man Accused In Helping Eric C. Conn Escape Pleads Not Guilty

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - The man accused of helping a fugitive attorney escape is in court today.  Curtis Wyatt was indicted last month by a grand jury for his role in helping Eric C. Conn escape house arrest.  Wyatt is a former employee of the disgraced social security attorney convicted in a half-billion dollar fraudulent scheme. The FBI says Wyatt, under Conn’s direction, assessed security at US-Mexico border checkpoints, bought Conn’s getaway car with cash...

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Dolly Parton Announces Hurricane Relief Efforts

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PIGEON FORGE, Tenn.-- Dolly Parton will assist on Wednesday with the ongoing relief efforts around the United States and its territories by making a contribution to the One America Appeal for Hurricane Relief to assist with immediate life sustaining needs of those affected. The One America Appeal is a joint appeal that was originally launched by all five living former American Presidents to encourage their fellow citizens to support recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey. Th... More>>

Secret Service: Ky. Man Dressed As Pikachu Jumps White House Barrier

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WASHINGTON (The Washington Post)-- A Kentucky man dressed as the Pokemon character Pikachu jumped a concrete barrier outside the White House Tuesday morning and was quickly taken into custody, according to the Secret Service and a police report. During the incident, D.C. police said the person — dressed as the short, chubby yellow cartoon — dropped a backpack near the southern fence along E Street Northwest. Police and fire departments were called to the scene; police and... More>>

Health Department To Offer Free Narcan

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Free narcan will start being offered at the Lexington Fayette-County Health Department.  It's being brought to the community through a partnership between the health department and the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center.  The Narcan kits are part of the needle exchange program.  "Between 2012 and 2015, overdose deaths in Fayette County residents literally doubled. And last year alone 115 Lexingtonians died of drug overdose...

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Tiny Libraries To Pop-Up Around The City

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- The Lexington Public Library is launching a new initiative that brings books right to neighborhoods. Partnering with the Parks and Recreation Department, the library unveiled its new Tiny Library program on Wednesday. The small book exchange boxes hold 35 to 40 books and will be placed in different spots all over the city. The idea is when you take a book, you leave a book...if you have one. Library officials hope the concept will help expand their reac... More>>

Community Wants WKU To Cancel Robert E. Lee Class

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (The Amplifier)-- Community members are calling on Western Kentucky University to cancel a class about the life of Robert E. Lee. The lecture series is scheduled to begin Thursday and is taught by a retired physician. A history professor is among those calling for the class to be cancelled. A rally is scheduled to protest the first day of the class. More>>

Media Picks Kentucky To Win 2018 SEC Men’s Basketball Championship

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala.(LEX 18) – Kentucky was predicted to win the 2017 Southeastern Conference men’s basketball championship in voting by a select panel of both SEC and national media members. The Wildcats are the overall preseason favorite for the 13th time since the 1998-99 season. Voting for SEC Men’s Basketball Player of the Year resulted in a three-way tie with Georgia senior forward Yante Maten, Missouri freshman forward Michael Porter, Jr. and Texas A&M sopho... More>>

Nielsen Says It Will Report On Who's Watching Streamed Shows

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NEW YORK (AP) - The Nielsen company, which has long measured viewership of television programs, now says it has a way to collect and widely spread details about how many people watch programming produced by streaming services like Netflix and Amazon.          Nielsen announced its new service on Wednesday and said that eight television networks and studios, including ABC and NBC, have subscribed to it. ..

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Ford Recalling 1.3 Million F-Series Pickups

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(CNN)-- Ford is recalling 1.3 million of F-series pickup trucks, the best selling vehicle in America, for a problem with a door latch that could allow the door to open unexpectedly. The affected models include some of the model year 2015 F-150's, as well as some 2017 Super Duty pickups. In addition to the problem with the door opening while the car is moving, the latch can also prevent the driver from opening the door when they need to. Ford (F) estimates it will cost $267... More>>

Prisoner Escapes Franklin County Regional Jail

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ky. (The State Journal)-- A man escaped the Franklin County Regional Jail last week by posing as another inmate who was set to be released on bond, Jailer Rick Rogers told The State Journal on Tuesday. Gregory Bowling, 44, of Manchester, was “inadvertently released” on Thursday at about 3 p.m., Rogers wrote in an email statement. He was discovered missing when he failed to show for the jail’s daily 5 p.m. head count that same day. “Hey, ...

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Man Sleeping In Dumpster Picked Up By Garbage Truck

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LONDON, Ky. (LEX 18) - A man who was taking a nap in a dumpster is lucky to be alive after a garbage truck scooped him up.  The trash pickup happened at McDonalds Lane in London. Dalton Brown managed to escape before being compacted by the garbage truck. Unfortunately, Brown had warrants so he was immediately arrested. He is now lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center on failure to appear, burglary, criminal mischief, and theft by unlawful taking charges.

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Neighbors: Man Hit By Bullet On Fourth & Chestnut

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Police are at Fourth Street and Chestnut Street in Lexington where neighbors say a man was struck by a bullet. 

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Police On North Mt. Tabor Road Investigating Shooting

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Police are investigating a shooting on North Mt. Tabor Road.  An off-duty officer was at the Stoney Brooke Apartments when he heard numerous gunshots. People reported seeing two dark-colored passenger cars exchanging gunfire and officers have found numerous shell casings on North Mt. Tabor Road. Police are investigating a second scene on Old Todds Road. A white sedan wrecked there. Right now, police are not sure if the two scenes are related. Two men wer...

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Confederate Statues Being Moved To Private Facility

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) The Office of Lexington Mayor Jim Gray has confirmed that the two Confederate statues downtown are being moved to a private storage facility. The Lexington Cemetery has given conditional approval to eventually relocate the statues to the cemetery. 

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Loaded Gun Found At Bryan Station Middle

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Fayette County School officials confirm that a loaded gun was found at Bryan Station Middle School on Tuesday.  A letter was sent home to parents immediately after the incident.  Here is the letter in its entirety: Dear Bryan Station Middle School Families: As you know, your children are our top priority here at Bryan Station Middle School and we work diligently to keep them safe and create a positive learning environment on campus. Maintaining...

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Lexington Man Convicted Of Charges Related To Threatening/ Solicitation To Murder

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A guilty verdict has been announced for a man charged with threatening to murder an Assistant United States Attorney and solicitation to murder and officer of the United States.  “The rule of law requires public servants of character to enforce that law,” stated United States Attorney Russell Coleman. “I am grateful to the men and women of the jury in Lexington, who through today’s verdict reinforced that any serious threat to the s...

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4 Children Transported After Woodford Crash

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WOODFORD COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - An injury collision between two vehicles closed a busy road Tuesday afternoon. It happened around 2:30 p.m. on Old Frankfort Pike between Aiken and Woodlake roads. Officials at the scene said a woman's car went off the side of the road, hit a rock wall -- then crashed into a truck... 

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US Rep: Trump Says Fallen Soldier Knew What He Signed Up For

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MIAMI (AP) — President Donald Trump told the widow of a slain soldier that he “knew what he signed up for,” according to a Florida congresswoman. Rep. Frederica Wilson said she was in the car with Myeshia Johnson on the way to Miami International Airport to meet the body of Johnson’s husband, Sgt. La David Johnson, when Trump called. Wilson says she heard part of the conversation on speakerphone. When asked by Miami station WPLG if she indeed heard Trump say ... More>>

Services Slated For Deceased Major League Pitcher

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MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Loved ones will say goodbye to Paducah native, and former major league pitcher Daniel Webb, who was killed in an ATV crash in Tennessee over the weekend. Webb previously pitched for Heath High School, leading them to four state tournaments. He was drafted in 2009 and made his major league debut with the Chicago White Sox in 2013. Visitation will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Milner and Orr Funeral Home in Paducah. Funeral services will be... More>>

Man Arrested On Burglary Warrant

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A man was arrested on a warrant Monday after police say he burglarized a disabled woman.  It happened back on Sept. 17 at a residence on Lenney Court. The victim told police that on the above date Joseph Nicholson, 54, entered her home brandishing a firearm, sprayed her with mace, and then stole her purse.  Nicholson was taken into custody around 2:20 p.m. Monday afternoon. He is facing first-degree burglary charges. 

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Former Employee Accused Of Helping Eric C. Conn Escape

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(LEX 18) A former employee of fugitive attorney Eric C. Conn is accused of helping him plan his escape, as explained in a federal indicted that was unsealed Monday. Curtis Lee Wyatt, of Raccoon, Kentucky, is accused of conspiring with Conn on his escape. The indictment said that on or about April 23, Wyatt crossed the US- Mexico border at the Nogales, Arizona pedestrian checkpoint to assess the security measures in place. Then on or about April 24, the indictment claims he ...

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Facility For Moveable Feast Burglarized

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A local non-profit in Lexington said that their facility was broken into on Sunday night. Moveable Feast prepares and delivers hot meals five days a week to low-income people in Lexington-Fayette County who have HIV/AIDs or who are in Hospice care.  In a press release, officials with the non-profit said that all of the facility's copper piping was taken and now they have no water for meal preparation for Monday and Tuesday, They hope to resume regular se...

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Actress Jennifer Garner Visits Clay Co. For 'Save The Children' Programs

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CLAY COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Actress Jennifer Garner and Mark Shriver met with Congressman Harold "Hal" Rogers and Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers in Clay County to discuss childhood challenges and visit successful programs in rural Eastern Kentucky. Shriver and Garner both play important roles in the Save the Children program which started in Harlan County in 1932.  "It was an honor to spend the day in Rep. Rogers' district and visit Save the Children's pro... More>>

Triple Murder Investigation Continues In Whitley Co.

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WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) The Whitley County Sheriff's Department has released new details about the triple murder of a family last month. The Whitley County Sheriff said that there is a good chance the suspects in the triple murder are from out-of-state, but at this point, he's not ready to name them. 36-year-old Emogene Bittner, her husband 24-year-old Chris Bittner, and her 16-year-old son Robert Kennedy III were all strangled at their Whitley County home.  Emogene Bi...

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Pitino Files Suit Against Adidas For Damages

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LOUISVILLE, Ky (LEX 18) - Rick Pitino has filed a lawsuit against Adidas for claiming that they made it look like he knew about and participated in the practice of funneling money to the family of a U of L men's basketball team recruit.

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Judge In Hawaii Blocks Latest Version Of Trump's Travel Ban

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(AP) - US judge in Hawaii blocks the latest version of Trump administration's travel ban hours before it was set to take effect.  

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Camp Nelson Honor Guard Says Goodbye To Special Friend

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JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- The Camp Nelson Honor Guard is hoping people come out to pay their respects to a special horse Tuesday. "Pretty Boy" has participated in the burial of more than 2,000 soldiers, but he is set to be put down Wednesday. People are welcome to stop by Tuesday and recognize Pretty Boy's years of service, who has been a member of the Camp Nelson Honor Guard since 2008.

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EHD In Deer On Decline

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FRANKFORT, Ky (LEX 18) Experts with the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Department said that the fall temperatures coming in will hopefully result in better health for Kentucky's deer population.  The summer heat makes deer want to gravitate towards cooler spots, like water masses. The trouble with that is water masses are often a breeding ground for dangerous insects, including those that cause EHD or Epizootic hemorrhagic disease. "It's a disease we see in our ...

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Two Officers Fired For Dragging Dr. Dao Off United Flight

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(NBC) Two Chicago law enforcement officers involved in dragging Louisville Dr. David Dao off the United Airlines' flight were fired, according to NBC News. A third officer resigned and another received a five-day suspension which was shortened to two days.  The report from Chicago's Inspector General Joseph Ferguson did not reveal the identities of the officers, but the report said an officer and Aviation Security sergeant were the ones fired. Dr. Dao broke his nose, lost ...

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Pawn Shop Offers Reward In Robbery

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CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A pawn shop is offering a reward in exchange for information regarding a robbery.  The incident happened Saturday morning at Big Al's Guns LLC.  The company is offering $2,000 in store credit for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.  Call Taylor County Sheriffs Department if you have any information. 

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FCPS Seeks 300 Volunteers For R.E.A.L. Men Read

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Fayette County Public Schools, in partnership with Scholastic, has launched a read-aloud mentoring program that aims to pair 300 community volunteers once a month with K-5 classrooms in 29 participating schools across the district. “This initiative is a profound way to make a difference,” Superintendent Manny Caulk said at an Oct. 17 news conference at Lansdowne Elementary, the first site on board with R.E.A.L. Men Read. He commended the dads, gr...

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  • Calipari to Pay Spring Tuition for Two Students at Blue-White Game

    Calipari to Pay Spring Tuition for Two Students at Blue-White Game

    Thursday, October 19 2017 10:44 PM EDT2017-10-20 02:44:07 GMT
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    There are few things better for Kentucky students than going to a Kentucky basketball game. But for two students attending UK’s Blue-White Game, it will get better. Much better. For the fifth year in a row, head coach John Calipari will pay the 2018 spring semester in-state tuition for two lucky Kentucky students who attend Friday’s Blue-White Game at Rupp Arena (7 p.m. ET on the SEC Network). Similar to the past two years, UK students will check into the Blue-White ...
    There are few things better for Kentucky students than going to a Kentucky basketball game. But for two students attending UK’s Blue-White Game, it will get better. Much better. For the fifth year in a row, head coach John Calipari will pay the 2018 spring semester in-state tuition for two lucky Kentucky students who attend Friday’s Blue-White Game at Rupp Arena (7 p.m. ET on the SEC Network). Similar to the past two years, UK students will check into the Blue-White ...
  • Banged-Up Wildcats Put Up Gritty Performance at No. 20 Florida

    Banged-Up Wildcats Put Up Gritty Performance at No. 20 Florida

    Thursday, October 19 2017 9:49 PM EDT2017-10-20 01:49:05 GMT
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    The No. 20 Florida Gators scored a goal each half on Thursday afternoon en route to a 2-0 shutout win over Kentucky at the Embry-Riddle Soccer Complex in Daytona Beach. The match moved to Embry-Riddle University in Daytona Beach, Florida on Tuesday afternoon after discussions with both school’s athletic administrations. The University of Kentucky, the athletics department and the women’s soccer program would like to thank the staff of Embry-Riddle for their graciousness...
    The No. 20 Florida Gators scored a goal each half on Thursday afternoon en route to a 2-0 shutout win over Kentucky at the Embry-Riddle Soccer Complex in Daytona Beach. The match moved to Embry-Riddle University in Daytona Beach, Florida on Tuesday afternoon after discussions with both school’s athletic administrations. The University of Kentucky, the athletics department and the women’s soccer program would like to thank the staff of Embry-Riddle for their graciousness...
  • 2018 Barbasol Championship Moves To Nicholasville

    2018 Barbasol Championship Moves To Nicholasville

    Thursday, October 19 2017 6:51 PM EDT2017-10-19 22:51:41 GMT

    NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) - The Barbasol Championship announced that the event will be the first PGA Tour tournament held in Kentucky in decades. The event will be held at the Keene Trace Golf Club next July. The tournament will carry a purse of $3.5 million and award 300 FedExCup points to the champion.  The tournament is expected to have an economic impact in the $18 million range.

    NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) - The Barbasol Championship announced that the event will be the first PGA Tour tournament held in Kentucky in decades. The event will be held at the Keene Trace Golf Club next July. The tournament will carry a purse of $3.5 million and award 300 FedExCup points to the champion.  The tournament is expected to have an economic impact in the $18 million range.

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