Quantcast

Home - LEX18.com | Continuous News and StormTracker Weather

Roads And Homes Damaged In Pike County Video included

Updated:

ELKHORN CITY, Ky. (LEX 18) - Storms and fast water damaged homes and tore up roads in Pike County.  "It was coming so heavy, you couldn't even see through it," said John Allman. When the rain stopped in Elkhorn City, John Allman saw found his retaining wall in pieces across the driveway. It had supported his backyard for 25 years. "But, I guess it wasn't supposed to last forever," said Allman. Just a few streets over, Irene Stanley's furniture was dry...

More>>

Showers Linger Thursday Video included

Updated:

Our midweek severe storm and torrential rain threat is out of here but we're still set up for a cloudy, cool, wet and gloomy Thursday. Showers are likely with peak coverage mid to late morning in the Bluegrass shifting east into the afternoon. We'll see very cool highs in the mid to upper 60s.

More>>

Teens Break Into High School

Updated:

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - School is out for the summer, but police found several teens in Dunbar High School early Thursday morning. It started shortly after 3 a.m. when security spotted five people inside. Police said they were loitering and chewing tobacco, but didn't steal or cause any damage. The five are charged with trespassing and have been released to their parents. In a separate and unrelated incident, police found another group of kids drinking by the baseball field. Th...

More>>

Deputies Looking For Missing Laurel Co. Teen And Her Baby

Updated:

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Deputies in Laurel County are looking for a missing 17-year-old and her five-month-old daughter. Shelby Booker is described as 5'6'', 150 pounds, with brown shoulder-length hair, and brown eyes. Booker was last seen on May 24 at 4 p.m. at an apartment off County Farm Road. Deputies say she has baby with her.  Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of this the two is asked to contact Laurel County Sheriff's office at 606-864-6600 or 606-878-7... More>>

Memorial Held Tonight For Officer Ellis And Figo Video included

Updated:

NELSON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - This Thursday is officially marked as "Jason Ellis Day" for the city of Bardstown. It marks the anniversary of the tragic day Officer Ellis was ambushed and killed. Thursday night his loved ones are holding a candlelight vigil, but his memory wont' be the only thing they will honor. When Officer Ellis died in 2013, he left behind his K-9 partner, Figo. The dog retired at that time, and spent the rest of his life with Ellis' family. Sadly, th... More>>

Kentucky To Receive $500K In Johnson & Johnson Settlement

Updated:

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky will receive more than a half-million dollars in a settlement with a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary over nonprescription drugs.      Attorney General Andy Beshear's office said Kentucky was among 42 states and the District of Columbia involved in the lawsuit. The settlement requires Johnson & Johnson to pay a total of $33 million to be divided among the states and the district.      The case involved allegations that t... More>>

Motorcyclist Killed In Crash On I-64

Updated:

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) -- One motorcycle rider was killed and another sent to the hospital after a crash on I-64.

The crash happened near the 110 mile marker in Montgomery County. 

More>>

Police: Man Rents Out Stolen Cars

Fayette County Detention Center Fayette County Detention Center
Updated:

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - A man is in jail accused of leading police on a chase in a stolen car that he admitted renting out to others. Police were called to the parking lot of the Days Inn on North Broadway to investigate suspicious activity about 9 p.m. Wednesday. That's when Johnathan Thomas, 30, drove off, running a stoplight and nearly hitting pedestrians, according to police. Thomas got out of the car and attempted to run from police, but they soon caught up with him on Spart... More>>

Woman Dies After Being Hit By Train In Louisville

Source: WAVE 3 News Source: WAVE 3 News
Updated:

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Louisville Metro Police confirmed that a woman hit by a train in Southwestern Jefferson County has died. As WAVE 3 News reports, emergency crews responded an incident involving a pedestrian who was hit by a CSX train around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday on Dixie Highway near Richie Lane, according to MetroSafe. LMPD, the PRP fire department, and Louisville Metro EMS responded to the scene. The woman's age has not been confirmed. LMPD is conducting a death investigati... More>>

Storms Cause Power Outages In Rockcastle Co. Video included

Updated:

BRODHEAD, Ky (LEX 18) The city of Brodhead's Emergency Manager said that three trees fell across power lines.  The power went out at 4:15 p.m. and came back on at 8:30 p.m..  Emergency Manager Bryan Bussell said that part of a tree fell on a car with a woman inside, but the fire station got the tree off of the car. The woman was okay. No injuries have been reported.  More>>

Officer Recognized For Service By Body Armor Company

Updated:

SCOTT COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) A Bourbon County officer shot in the line of duty last October says his bulletproof vest saved his life. On Wednesday, the makers of his vest recognized his service. Mike Lafferty with Point Blank Body Armor presented the special recognition to Abdullah Bholat outside of the Scott County Sheriff's Office where Bholat is now a deputy. “It is very humbling, that we make a product, that he was able to survive, and he's here with us today,” Lafferty...

More>>

Grants Awarded To 10 Libraries For Expansion Projects

MGN MGN
Updated:

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Ten public libraries in Kentucky are receiving state construction grants totaling $20 million from the Department for Libraries and Archives. Each of the libraries will get an allotted dollar amount annually for the next 20 years to help pay off construction debts. Libraries in Clay, Grant, Henry, LaRue, Madison, Marion, Monroe and Russell counties are receiving the grants, along with the Louisville Free Public Library and Corbin Public Library. Four of those s... More>>

Smoke Detector Installation Requests Rising

MGN MGN
Updated:

LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Lexington firefighters said that no working smoke detectors were found in a home where four people were killed in a fire. They want everyone to know that if you need one, they will hook it up in your home free of charge. “We install smoke alarms above every doorway leading into the bedroom, because if smoke were to enter the hallways and into the bedrooms, it's gonna be the first place, it's gonna hit is right above the doorway,” said Lt. Jessica Bo...

More>>

Lexington Center Releases Statement On Event Safety

Updated:

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -- 22 young people lost their life in a terrorist explosion at an Ariana Grande concert Monday in Manchester, England. Arenas and entertainment venues across the world are evaluating safety procedures in the event that something like this happens again. LEX 18 spoke with the Lexington Center, home of Rupp Arena, about how they are preparing for a dangerous situation. In the previous years, the security team adopted a bomb-sniffing dog to walk around as guests ...

More>>

Heavy Rains, Tornado Watches Hit Eastern Ky.

Amy Stiltner Amy Stiltner
Updated:

(LEX 18) -- A tornado watch has been issued for several counties in Eastern Kentucky including Letcher, Perry and Harlan counties. Other counties have been struck with torrential rain causing flash flooding. Viewer photos in Pike County show water rising into homes and businesses in Elkhorn City.  Heavy rain is also causing mudslides in Perry County Law enforcement would like to remind you to not attempt to cross water. Do you have a photo of active weather? If you are in a sa...

More>>

Police Investigating Overnight Shooting On North Upper Street

Updated:

LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Lexington police are trying to determine exactly what happened in an overnight shooting. They said they received calls about shots being fired around 2 a.m. Wednesday on North Upper Street in the 600 block. When police got there, they didn't find much. There were no victims or suspects at the scene, but there were several shell casings laying on the street. An apartment nearby was hit by stray bullets. Rakiem Sayed said that he recently moved back to North U...

More>>

Graco Recalls Over 25,400 Child Car Seats

Updated:

Graco Children's Products Inc. is recalling eight models of their Graco My Ride 65 convertible child restraints. According the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, these certain child seat models may not adequately restrain a child in the event of a crash. "These car seats fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 213, 'Child Restraint Systems,'" the NHTSA said.  The recall is expected to affect...

More>>

Friends Remember South Broadway Shooting Victim

Updated:

LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Friends remember a Lexington shooting victim killed Monday at an apartment complex. Justin Jenkins was shot and killed at an apartment complex on South Broadway on Monday Friends said that the 19-year-old was with a group trying to help another friend and bring him back to Frankfort when the situation turned deadly. Jenkins was killed during what police call a confrontation between two groups of people. Twenty-year-old Dylan Capps is charged with his murder....

More>>

Juvenile Detention Center Where Teen Inmate Died To Cease Operations

Updated:

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky (WAVE 3) The Lincoln Village Juvenile Detention Center in Elizabethtown, where a juvenile inmate died while in custody will close. The facility will cease operations in mid-June and their staff and youth will be transferred to other facilities throughout the state. The press release states that this is part of a consolidation effort by the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice. Two other facilities have been consolidated into the overall juvenile system, Murray Gr...

More>>

5th Suspect In Bombing Arrested Near Manchester

AP Photo AP Photo
Updated:

LONDON (AP) - The Latest on the bombing at a pop concert in Manchester that left 22 people dead (all times local):      5:40 p.m.      British police say officers investigating the Manchester Arena concert blast have arrested a fifth suspect, and are assessing a package the suspect was carrying.      Greater Manchester Police said the suspect was detained in Wigan, a town to the west of Manchester. The force did not immediately provide deta... More>>

Kentucky Kingdom And Hurricane Bay To Open Memorial Day Weekend

Updated:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) - On Friday, May 26, both Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay will begin daily operations. Over the Memorial Day weekend (May 27-29), Kentucky Kingdom will honor members of the military and their families with the special offer of a $15.00 admission ticket, which may be purchased at the park’s front gates upon presentation of a valid military I.D.  Up to six tickets may be purchased per I.D. and the holder of the I.D. must be present.  Jo... More>>

Police In McCreary Warn Of Social Work Scam Video included

Updated:

MCCREARY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) -- Police want to people in McCreary County to be aware of random people claiming to be social workers. They believe at least two people have been pretending to be social workers to try to get personal and financial information from their victims Police say the fake social workers are calling people in the area and showing up at their homes with a fake badge. This has happened at least three times since mid-April. Police say the fake social workers...

More>>

Funeral Arrangements Release For 7-Year-Old Killed In Shooting

Updated:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE 3) -- Arrangements have been released for the young boy who was shot and killed by a stray bullet as he ate a piece of cake at his kitchen table. Visitation for Dequante Hobbs Jr., 7, will take place on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at GC Willims Funeral Home on West Broadway. The public is invited to attend.  The funeral will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Kingdom Fellowship Church and is also open to the public. If you would like to help with funer... More>>

Jailer: Inmate Assaults Officers After Visitation Cut Short

Updated:

CLAY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) -- An inmate in Clay County is accused of assaulting two corrections officers after a visitation with a friend was cut short. Danny Stewart is currently serving 20 years for the murder of 59-year-old Carl House in 2013. The C.O. noticed that Stewart appeared to be trying to pass contraband to one of his visitors. The jailer cut the visit short. That's when, jailers say, Stewart became irate. An official with the jail tells LEX 18 that Stewart beat the two o... More>>

Lexington Police Department To Participate In ‘Click It or Ticket’ Enforcement Campaign

Updated:

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -  As summer kicks off and families hit the road for vacations, the Lexington Police Department is reminding motorists to Click It or Ticket. Aimed at enforcing seat belt use to help keep you and your family safe, the national seat belt campaign will take place May 22 through June 4, concurrent with one of the busiest travel and holiday weekends of the year. “Our law enforcement personnel see firsthand the loss of life when people refuse to buc... More>>

London Police Announce New Dual-Purpose K-9

London Police Department London Police Department
Updated:

LONDON, KY (London Police Department) - The London Police Department has a new dual-purpose K-9 who completed his two-month training process Saturday with handler Officer Jacob Bormann. Jack, a Belgian Malinois, is trained in narcotics detection, tracking, article and building searches, handler protection, and criminal apprehension. "His main job will be helping us find narcotics, but he'll also be able to assist us in tracking potential suspects along with criminal apprehensio... More>>

Fallen Officer's K-9 Dies, Vigil Planned Video included

Updated:

NELSON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - A fallen officer's family is mourning the loss of his service dog.  Figo was a K-9 with the Bardstown Police Department, partnered with Officer Jason Ellis. Officer Ellis was ambushed and killed almost four years ago. Now his dog is gone too. The officer's family has spent the last several days preparing for his memorial service on Thursday, the anniversary of his death. But on Tuesday, the officer's mother-in-law said they just lost the las...

More>>

One Dead After Covington House Fire

Source: WLWT Source: WLWT
Updated:

COVINGTON, Ky. (WLWT) - One person is dead after a house fire. The fire started about 3:30 a.m. on Madison Avenue near James Avenue. Fire officials said a person was found dead on the second floor of the home. A firefighter was hospitalized after sustaining minor injuries. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

More>>

Highland Farms Estate To Be Sold In Absolute Auction

Updated:

PARIS, Ky. (LEX 18) -- In case you were looking for an excellent summer home, Highland Farms Estate will be auctioning off their plantation style home and 92 acres of land. The Georgian style home has over 28,000 SF with 12 bedrooms, 13 full and 5 half baths.  There is also an indoor pool and hot tub.  Maybe we could all pool our money. Take a tour inside the mansion here. More>>

UK Deploys 1,000 Soldiers To Protect Key Sites After Bombing

Updated:

MANCHESTER, England (AP) - British security forces arrested three more suspects Wednesday in connection with the Manchester concert bombing and sent hundreds of soldiers to secure key sites across the country, including Buckingham Palace and the British Parliament at Westminster.      Home Secretary Amber Rudd said the bomber, identified as British-born Libyan Salman Abedi, "likely" did not act alone when he killed 22 people and wounded dozens at an Ariana Gra... More>>

Overturned Camper Has Traffic Backed Up On I-75

Updated:

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - An overturned camper is causing traffic to slow down on I-75 northbound. The crash happened near the Newtown Pike exit -- between mile marker 114 and 115 -- shortly after 7:30 Wednesday morning. Traffic is backed up at least to the Winchester Road exit. The center and left lanes are currently blocked.

More>>

Grants Awarded To 10 Libraries For Expansion Projects

MGN MGN
Updated:

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Ten public libraries in Kentucky are receiving state construction grants totaling $20 million from the Department for Libraries and Archives.      Each of the libraries will get an allotted dollar amount annually for the next 20 years to help pay off construction debts.   

More>>

UK School Confirms Student, 15, Killed In Manchester Blast

MGN MGN
Updated:

LONDON (AP) - The names of the 22 victims killed by a suicide bomber at a Manchester concert on Monday night have not been officially released, but here what's known about them so far:      ___      Teenager Olivia Campbell-Hardy, who went to a school near Manchester, was at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester with a friend on Monday night.      Tottingham High School in the town of Bury said the school community was "absolutely de... More>>

Florida Official Tapped To Lead Kentucky Lottery Corporation

Updated:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A lottery official in Florida has been appointed as the new president and CEO of the Kentucky Lottery Corporation.      A statement from the organization says Gov. Matt Bevin appointed Tom Delacenserie, and he was confirmed by the lottery's board of directors Tuesday during a special meeting. His first day will be June 5.      The statement says Delacenserie has served as secretary and CEO of the Florida Lottery since 2015, but has ... More>>

Police: Shooting Victim Spits On Firefighter

Source: Fayette County Detention Center Source: Fayette County Detention Center
Updated:

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - A shooting victim is facing an assault charge after police said he spit in a firefighter's face as he tried to help him. The incident happened April 20 in the Pegasus Place Apartments parking lot on Larkin Road. Two people were shot that night. Quatrell Kimble, 20, was one of them. Police said as one of the firefighters treated him in the back of an ambulance, Kimble took off his breathing mask to spit in his face. He was arrested Tuesday night. As a ...

More>>

Record-Breaking Number Of Fayette High School Students To Graduate

Updated:

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Herald Leader) - More than 2,640 students will graduate from Fayette County Public Schools this week. The Herald Leader reports, the overall number for 2017 represents an all-time high for the district, according to district spokeswoman Lisa Deffendall. Ten years ago, 1,924 students graduated from the school district. The higher numbers are a result of Lexington's population growth and an improving graduation rate. Dunbar and Lafayette have commencements Wednesday; H... More>>

Crash Blocks Southbound Lanes Of I-75

Updated:

LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) - All southbound lanes of I-75 are back open following a three-car crash involving a semi-truck.

It happened shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday near mile marker 107.

More>>

Deputy Shoots At Man With Gun

Source: WPSD Source: WPSD
Updated:

CALVERT CITY, Ky. (WPSD) - A Marshall County deputy shot at a man when that man pointed a gun at him. It happened about 3 p.m. Tuesday when deputies were called for a dispute between two men. When they got there, deputies say Ealvis Stevenson drove up on a four-wheeler and pointed a gun at them. A deputy shot twice at Stevenson. We are told Stevenson suffered a minor injury, but it's unclear if he was shot. Stevenson was taken to a hospital and charges are pending. More>>

Apartment Hit By Bullets

Updated:

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Police are investigating after they said an apartment was hit by bullets. They received multiple reports of shots fired just after two o'clock Wednesday morning on North Upper Street. Upon arrival, they found no victims, but they did find several shell casings. Police said a nearby apartment also was hit. There are no suspects at this time.

More>>

Vigil Held For 7-Year-Old Homicide Victim Video included

Source: WAVE 3 News Source: WAVE 3 News
Updated:

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Micheshia Norment was distraught as she walked down West Madison Street on Sunday night. Her seven-year-old son Dequante Hobbs had just been shot. He later died at the hospital. WAVE 3 News reports, on Tuesday, Norment's face was numb. However, the grief was still present as she looked at the hundreds of people who showed up to honor her child. "This is an indescribable pain," community activist Christopher 2X said. "You can't describe it."...

More>>

Rescue Squad Requesting Cards and Donations for Child With Cancer

Updated:

POWELL COUNTY, KY (Lex 18) - Powell County Search and Rescue hopes the community can give a teenager with terminal cancer a very special birthday.  Lisa Johnson with the rescue squad said she was stopped in her tracks when she came across Colby Roberts' story on Facebook.    Roberts, who lives in Owsley County, is battling cancer at just 13 years old.  "I sent him a t-shirt with all the names of our team members, and made him an official team member," ... More>>

Crime Stoppers: Detectives Looking For Credit Card Thief

Updated:

LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Police are hoping that someone can identify a woman who stole credit cards from a car. 

More>>

Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony Held On EKU's Campus

Updated:

MADISON COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) On Tuesday, there was an emotional memorial service held in Madison County to honor Kentucky's fallen law enforcement officers. Nearly two years after the death of Eric Chrisman, his father, Randy, attended the event. “To come home to troopers in your yard and pastors there to tell you that you've lost your baby boy, it's the worst thing that could ever happen to you,” he said, holding back tears. Eric was killed in a car wreck in 2015, makin...

More>>

Louisville Police Seek Help In Finding 7-Year-Old's Killer

WAVE 3 photo WAVE 3 photo
Updated:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Two days after a stray bullet struck a 7-year-old Kentucky boy as he ate cake at his kitchen table, Louisville police are pleading for help in tracking down the child's killer. Police Detective Stephen Snider asked that witnesses to the gunfire that killed Dequante Hobbs Jr. come forward. Snider said Tuesday that investigators have conducted several interviews, but says there are "many unanswered questions." The boy was playing on his iPad and eating... More>>

UK Lecturer Says Manchester Attack Targeted Young People

Updated:

LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) In the last few years, our world has seen several devastating terrorist attacks. One UK lecturer tells LEX 18 that it seems the most recent one was targeting young people. On Monday night, an arena in England filled with kids, teens, and young adults attending an Ariana Grande concert was the target of an attack. Dr. Robert Farley, a National Security Lecturer at the University of Kentucky's Patterson School for Diplomacy, said that this attack is unique and d...

More>>

Vacant Church Burned To The Ground In Rockcastle County

Updated:

ROCKCASTLE COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) A small church in Rockcastle County is no more after a mysterious fire destroyed it and a mobile home nearby. Poplar Gap Holiness Church was tucked away in the remote hills of Orlando, Kentucky. Lowell McGuire told LEX 18 that during his childhood, he spent many Sundays there with his family. “Hurt my heart,” said McGuire. “This is part of our history. In this area, everybody went to this church.” Around Friday night at 10 p.m....

More>>

Casey Co. Mother Offering Reward For Late Son's Vehicle

Updated:

CASEY COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Almost three years after losing her son in an accident, a Casey County mother is offering a reward to get back part of her son's legacy that was stolen. Austin Mincey was just 14-years-old when he lost his life in a motocross accident. A few days ago, Austin's mother, Julie, said she noticed someone stole something she said is near and dear to her heart, right from her garage. Now, she is determined to get it back. Julie told LEX 18 that two Sundays ago, s...

More>>

Slain Officer Jason Ellis's K-9 Dies

Updated:

BARDSTOWN, Ky. (LEX 18) - The loyal canine companion of a fallen Bardstown Police Officer has lost his battle with illness. The world was moved by a photograph of K-9 Officer Figo with his paw upon the casket of slain Bardstown Police Officer, Jason Ellis. Now, individuals connected to a fundraiser to help Figo with health issues announced that the dog passed away. Figo lost his life nearly four years to the day Ellis was gunned down at an exit off the Bluegrass Parkway in 2013 on M... More>>

The Latest: Islamic State Group Claims Manchester Blast

AP Photo AP Photo
Updated:

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande show that left 22 people dead as young concertgoers fled, some still wearing the American pop star's trademark kitten ears and holding pink balloons.
    
Teenage screams filled the Manchester Arena just after the explosion Monday night, and members of the audience tumbled over guardrails and each...

More>>

NBC News Releases Study Of Which States Will Be Hit The Hardest By Proposed Budget

All graphics courtesy of NBC All graphics courtesy of NBC
Updated:

(NBC) NBC News examined the states with populations that benefit the most from the programs that would experience cuts under the proposed budget from the Trump administration. They say that the programs with the biggest cuts provide assistance for health care services for children, the poor and disabled, and that supplement food and housing for those with low incomes. The budget also slashes funding to the country's current welfare system and would add more work requirements to rece...

More>>

Road Reopens After Asphalt Spill

Updated:

STANFORD, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A major traffic tie up in Lincoln County after police say a dump truck wrecked and spilled asphalt on the road.

More>>

Neighbor Notices Fire, Saves Life

(Courtesy: MGN Online) (Courtesy: MGN Online)
Updated:

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Thanks to an observant neighbor, a woman is safe after a small fire started in her attic. 

More>>

'The Voice' Season Finale Begins Tonight

Updated:

(NBC News) Tonight's the night. Four contestants are battling for the championship title on the voice. Team Alicia’s Chris Blue, Team Adam’s Jesse Larson and Team Blake’s Aliyah Moulden and Lauren Duski will compete for the title on LEX 18 beginning at 9 p.m. Tuesday. The four performed original songs last week. Tomorrow night, one champion will be crowned. Who are you rooting for? More>>

Mayor Gray Has Released A Statement On High Crime Rates

The first homicide this year The first homicide this year
Updated:

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -- Adding his voice to Governor Matt Bevin's concerns about the rising murder and violent crime rates across the state, Mayor Jim Gray has released a statement addressing Lexington's own violence problem. “One murder is too many, and we offer our prayers for the victims’ families. We continue to take a comprehensive approach to curb violence, ramping up both law enforcement and our work to address root causes of violence. My budget proposal th...

More>>

Newton Named To Athletic Directors Hall Of Fame

Updated:

LEXINGTON, Ky. – C.M. Newton, former director of athletics at the University of Kentucky, has been named to the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Hall of Fame, the organization has announced. Newton will be honored June 14 during a luncheon at the annual NACDA Convention in Orlando, Fla. Newton served as athletics director at UK from 1989-2000.  His term as AD was marked by the addition of three sports – men’s and women’s soccer a... More>>

New Campground Under Consideration At Kentucky Dam Village

Updated:

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Department of Parks is considering a new campground at Kentucky Dam Village. A statement from the agency says it is seeking information from private developers about building and operating a new campground on a 150-acre section of land known as Gobbler's Knob at the park in western Kentucky. The statement says the information could be used to draft a request for proposals. Officials say the campground would be a public-private partnership and would include ... More>>

Traffic Alert: Sir Barton Closed Due To Hydraulic Fluid Spill

Updated:

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -- Sir Barton is closed from Winchester Road to the UK Federal Credit Union due to a hydraulic fuel spill. Outbound Winchester is also reduced to two lanes from Patchen Wilkes to Sir Barton.  There is no ETA on the road reopening.

More>>

Roger Moore, James Bond Star, Dies at 89

Updated:

(AP) -- The former James Bond actor has passed away in Switzerland following a battle with cancer. He was 89 years old. In a statement posted on the actor's official social media accounts it was revealed that Moore had passed away in Switzerland after a "short but brave battle with cancer". Moore was the third actor to play British secret agent James Bond, in seven feature films released between 1973 and 1985

More>>

Crash Closes Road In Lancaster

Updated:

LANCASTER, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A multi-vehicle crash involving a commercial truck has shut down a roadway in Garrard County. Richmond Street off KY 52 will be blocked at Price Court for approximately two hours. Hazmat is on scene due to a diesel fuel spill on the road.  Trafiic is being detoured around to Hamilton Avenue.

More>>

WEATHER
MaxTrack Doppler
  • True Blue SportsMore>>

  • Diallo and Coach Calipari React to His Decision to Return to UK

    Diallo and Coach Calipari React to His Decision to Return to UK

    Thursday, May 25 2017 12:24 AM EDT2017-05-25 04:24:53 GMT
    amidou Diallo came to UK with a plan about this season and the NBA draft, and so far sees no reason not to stick to it. (UK Athletics Photo)amidou Diallo came to UK with a plan about this season and the NBA draft, and so far sees no reason not to stick to it. (UK Athletics Photo)
    Hamidou Diallo is coming back to Kentucky. Diallo, a freshman guard, plans to return to UK for the 2017-18 season after going through the process of declaring for the NBA Draft. Utilizing NCAA rules that allow players to “test the waters,” Diallo entered the NBA Draft without hiring an agent to protect his NCAA eligibility with the option of returning to school.  Players had until 10 days after the conclusion of the NBA Draft Combine to make a final decision bas...
    Hamidou Diallo is coming back to Kentucky. Diallo, a freshman guard, plans to return to UK for the 2017-18 season after going through the process of declaring for the NBA Draft. Utilizing NCAA rules that allow players to “test the waters,” Diallo entered the NBA Draft without hiring an agent to protect his NCAA eligibility with the option of returning to school.  Players had until 10 days after the conclusion of the NBA Draft Combine to make a final decision bas...
  • Hamidou Diallo Returns to Kentucky

    Hamidou Diallo Returns to Kentucky

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 11:56 PM EDT2017-05-25 03:56:42 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics

    Hamidou Diallo announced Wednesday that he was putting off a career in the NBA to play his first season at Kentucky. Diallo had been projected anywhere from late first round to early second round. He had skipped two recent workouts including one on Wednesday with the New York Knicks. Diallo came to Kentucky in the spring semester but only practiced with the Wildcats and did not play in any games. Now, he will be able to suit up for UK Head Coach, John Calipari, to work on his game a...

    Hamidou Diallo announced Wednesday that he was putting off a career in the NBA to play his first season at Kentucky. Diallo had been projected anywhere from late first round to early second round. He had skipped two recent workouts including one on Wednesday with the New York Knicks. Diallo came to Kentucky in the spring semester but only practiced with the Wildcats and did not play in any games. Now, he will be able to suit up for UK Head Coach, John Calipari, to work on his game a...

  • Making a DifferenceMore>>

  • Making A Difference: UK Student To Bike Cross Country To Raise Money For MS Research

    Making A Difference: UK Student To Bike Cross Country To Raise Money For MS Research

    Friday, May 19 2017 3:07 PM EDT2017-05-19 19:07:23 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A UK student is preparing to ride his bike across the country this summer to raise money for a cause that is near and dear to his heart. Caleb Taylor has been training for months for his upcoming bike ride. “From my apartment to the horse park and back is about 30 miles so it's a good training ride,” he told LEX 18. The law student is preparing to start a 4,300-mile bike ride across the country from the east coast to west coast. He will pedal as m...
    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A UK student is preparing to ride his bike across the country this summer to raise money for a cause that is near and dear to his heart. Caleb Taylor has been training for months for his upcoming bike ride. “From my apartment to the horse park and back is about 30 miles so it's a good training ride,” he told LEX 18. The law student is preparing to start a 4,300-mile bike ride across the country from the east coast to west coast. He will pedal as m...
Powered by Frankly

© LEX18.com 2017, LEX18.com
A CORDILLERA COMMUNICATIONS Station
All rights reserved
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?