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  • LEX 18 Digital: Class Ring Found 30 Years Later

    LEX 18 Digital: Class Ring Found 30 Years Later

    Friday, April 20 2018 5:26 PM EDT2018-04-20 21:26:38 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -- More than 30 years after a class ring was lost in a Lexington park, it's now back in the hands of its owner. Michael Blankenship is an avid treasure hunter with his metal detector. He visits local parks on most of his days off, he said. One day last week, Blankenship was in Lexington's Woodland Park when he got an interesting signal.  "It was about six inches in the ground and sure enough it was a class ring and i thought that was really gre...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -- More than 30 years after a class ring was lost in a Lexington park, it's now back in the hands of its owner. Michael Blankenship is an avid treasure hunter with his metal detector. He visits local parks on most of his days off, he said. One day last week, Blankenship was in Lexington's Woodland Park when he got an interesting signal.  "It was about six inches in the ground and sure enough it was a class ring and i thought that was really gre...

  • Producer And DJ Known As Avicii Has Been Found Dead

    Producer And DJ Known As Avicii Has Been Found Dead

    Friday, April 20 2018 4:49 PM EDT2018-04-20 20:49:15 GMT
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    NEW YORK (AP) - The Swedish-born producer and DJ known as Avicii has been found dead in Oman. Publicist Diana Baron said in a statement that the 28-year-old DJ, born Tim Bergling, was in Muscat, Oman. Avicii was a pioneer of the contemporary Electronic Dance Movement and a rare DJ capable of worldwide arena tour. He won two MTV Music Awards, one Billboard Music Award and earned two Grammy nominations. His biggest hit was "Le7els." His death comes just days after he was no...
    NEW YORK (AP) - The Swedish-born producer and DJ known as Avicii has been found dead in Oman. Publicist Diana Baron said in a statement that the 28-year-old DJ, born Tim Bergling, was in Muscat, Oman. Avicii was a pioneer of the contemporary Electronic Dance Movement and a rare DJ capable of worldwide arena tour. He won two MTV Music Awards, one Billboard Music Award and earned two Grammy nominations. His biggest hit was "Le7els." His death comes just days after he was no...
  • Department For Public Health: Three Dead In Kentucky From Hepatitis A Outbreak

    Department For Public Health: Three Dead In Kentucky From Hepatitis A Outbreak

    Friday, April 20 2018 4:47 PM EDT2018-04-20 20:47:35 GMT
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    (LEX 18) Acting Commissioner of the Department for Public Health Dr. Jefferey Howard released a statement on Kentucky's Hepatitis A situation Friday. In it, he stated that there have been three deaths related to the Hepatitis A situation. He said that the Department for Public Health is working on responding to the situation. The Center for Disease Control, or CDC, is working with the Department for Public Health on the issue. Howard said that the CDC called the department's response...
    (LEX 18) Acting Commissioner of the Department for Public Health Dr. Jefferey Howard released a statement on Kentucky's Hepatitis A situation Friday. In it, he stated that there have been three deaths related to the Hepatitis A situation. He said that the Department for Public Health is working on responding to the situation. The Center for Disease Control, or CDC, is working with the Department for Public Health on the issue. Howard said that the CDC called the department's response...
  • Driver In Deadly Immigrant Smuggling Case Gets Life Sentence

    Driver In Deadly Immigrant Smuggling Case Gets Life Sentence

    Friday, April 20 2018 2:25 PM EDT2018-04-20 18:25:45 GMT
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The driver of a semitrailer packed with at least 39 immigrants, 10 of whom died, has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for making the deadly smuggling run. Senior U.S. District Judge David A. Ezra read the sentence Friday, after James Matthew Bradley Jr. pleaded guilty in October to one conspiracy count and a count of transporting the immigrants resulting in death. The 61-year-old could have faced the death penalty had he been convicted at trial. At...
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The driver of a semitrailer packed with at least 39 immigrants, 10 of whom died, has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for making the deadly smuggling run. Senior U.S. District Judge David A. Ezra read the sentence Friday, after James Matthew Bradley Jr. pleaded guilty in October to one conspiracy count and a count of transporting the immigrants resulting in death. The 61-year-old could have faced the death penalty had he been convicted at trial. At...
  • Death Investigation Underway In Knox County

    Death Investigation Underway In Knox County

    Friday, April 20 2018 1:49 PM EDT2018-04-20 17:49:41 GMT

    KNOX COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) Kentucky State Police are investigating after a body was found in Knox County.

    KNOX COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) Kentucky State Police are investigating after a body was found in Knox County.

  • Police: Man Flees, Nearly Runs Over Officer

    Police: Man Flees, Nearly Runs Over Officer

    Friday, April 20 2018 1:14 PM EDT2018-04-20 17:14:36 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)  - A man is in jail after police say he led them on a chase after nearly striking an officer with his vehicle. 

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)  - A man is in jail after police say he led them on a chase after nearly striking an officer with his vehicle. 

  • Vanderbilt Enters Draft, Forgoes Agent

    Vanderbilt Enters Draft, Forgoes Agent

    Friday, April 20 2018 1:01 PM EDT2018-04-20 17:01:34 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)  – Using NCAA rules that allow players to “test the waters” and go through the NBA Draft process, freshman forward Jarred Vanderbilt will enter his name in the 2018 NBA Draft but does not plan to hire an agent at this time. So long as Vanderbilt does not hire an agent, he will have until May 30 (10 days after the NBA Draft Combine) to make a final decision as to whether he wishes to remain in the draft or return to Kentucky. “Thi...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)  – Using NCAA rules that allow players to “test the waters” and go through the NBA Draft process, freshman forward Jarred Vanderbilt will enter his name in the 2018 NBA Draft but does not plan to hire an agent at this time. So long as Vanderbilt does not hire an agent, he will have until May 30 (10 days after the NBA Draft Combine) to make a final decision as to whether he wishes to remain in the draft or return to Kentucky. “Thi...
  • Bevin Lampooned On Comedy Central For Teacher Remarks

    Bevin Lampooned On Comedy Central For Teacher Remarks

    Friday, April 20 2018 12:59 PM EDT2018-04-20 16:59:25 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -Governor Matt Bevin was the subject of a lampooning monologue. 

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -Governor Matt Bevin was the subject of a lampooning monologue. 

  • Tracking a Practically Perfect Weekend

    Tracking a Practically Perfect Weekend

    Friday, April 20 2018 12:49 PM EDT2018-04-20 16:49:29 GMT
    The weekend is almost here, and oh my it is going to be a great one! If you don't have outdoor plans, you'll want to make some now. A big, beautiful ridge of high pressure will allow us to sit pretty almost the weekend. Despite some patchy morning frost, Saturday will edge out Sunday for the pick day of the weekend. We are tracking highs in the mid to upper 60s with plenty of sunshine. A developing system across the Four Corners will usher in more clouds starting Saturday night....
    The weekend is almost here, and oh my it is going to be a great one! If you don't have outdoor plans, you'll want to make some now. A big, beautiful ridge of high pressure will allow us to sit pretty almost the weekend. Despite some patchy morning frost, Saturday will edge out Sunday for the pick day of the weekend. We are tracking highs in the mid to upper 60s with plenty of sunshine. A developing system across the Four Corners will usher in more clouds starting Saturday night....
  • Coroner Seeks Next-of-Kin of Deceased

    Coroner Seeks Next-of-Kin of Deceased

    Friday, April 20 2018 12:47 PM EDT2018-04-20 16:47:31 GMT

    UPDATE: The family has been found.

    UPDATE: The family has been found.

  • In Suit, DNC Blames Election Loss On Trump-Russia Alliance

    In Suit, DNC Blames Election Loss On Trump-Russia Alliance

    Friday, April 20 2018 12:04 PM EDT2018-04-20 16:04:44 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Democratic National Committee has sued President Donald Trump’s campaign, his son, his son-in-law, the Russian Federation and WikiLeaks, saying they conspired to help Trump win the 2016 presidential election. The DNC filed the lawsuit Friday in federal court in Manhattan. It seeks unspecified damages and an order to prevent further interference with DNC computer systems. The lawsuit says Trump and his associates had relationships with Russia that enab...
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Democratic National Committee has sued President Donald Trump’s campaign, his son, his son-in-law, the Russian Federation and WikiLeaks, saying they conspired to help Trump win the 2016 presidential election. The DNC filed the lawsuit Friday in federal court in Manhattan. It seeks unspecified damages and an order to prevent further interference with DNC computer systems. The lawsuit says Trump and his associates had relationships with Russia that enab...
  • Store Clerk Forced To Drive Robbery Suspect From Crime Scene

    Store Clerk Forced To Drive Robbery Suspect From Crime Scene

    Friday, April 20 2018 11:15 AM EDT2018-04-20 15:15:58 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - A robbery took a turn from bad to worse after the robber forced a store clerk to give him a ride. Police responded to the Family Dollar on Saron Drive overnight for a robbery. The suspect entered the store and brandished a firearm. He took cash and then struck the clerk multiple times causing minor injuries.  After the beating, the suspect forced the clerk to drive him to the area of Armstrong Mill and Man o' War. The store will not release surveillan...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - A robbery took a turn from bad to worse after the robber forced a store clerk to give him a ride. Police responded to the Family Dollar on Saron Drive overnight for a robbery. The suspect entered the store and brandished a firearm. He took cash and then struck the clerk multiple times causing minor injuries.  After the beating, the suspect forced the clerk to drive him to the area of Armstrong Mill and Man o' War. The store will not release surveillan...
  • WKU Releases Results Of "Politics In Kentucky"

    WKU Releases Results Of "Politics In Kentucky"

    Friday, April 20 2018 10:50 AM EDT2018-04-20 14:50:36 GMT
    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (LEX 18) - Western Kentucky University's Social Science Department has released the results of their "Politics in Kentucky." SURVEY METHODOLOGY The WKU Social Science Research Center (SSRC) conducted the Big Red Poll, a student-led, live-caller, dual frame (landline and cell phone) survey of 531 Kentucky residents between April 11-15, 2018.  67% of respondents were reached via land line, and 33% were reached via cell phone.  The...
    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (LEX 18) - Western Kentucky University's Social Science Department has released the results of their "Politics in Kentucky." SURVEY METHODOLOGY The WKU Social Science Research Center (SSRC) conducted the Big Red Poll, a student-led, live-caller, dual frame (landline and cell phone) survey of 531 Kentucky residents between April 11-15, 2018.  67% of respondents were reached via land line, and 33% were reached via cell phone.  The...
  • 1 Dead In Johnson County Crash

    1 Dead In Johnson County Crash

    Friday, April 20 2018 10:13 AM EDT2018-04-20 14:13:21 GMT
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    PAINTSVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18)  - A pedestrian is dead after being struck by a car in Johnson County. At 10:25 PM Thursday night after receiving a call from the Johnson County Sheriff’s office requesting assistance on a fatal collision which occurred in the Paintsville community.                                 ...
    PAINTSVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18)  - A pedestrian is dead after being struck by a car in Johnson County. At 10:25 PM Thursday night after receiving a call from the Johnson County Sheriff’s office requesting assistance on a fatal collision which occurred in the Paintsville community.                                 ...
  • Student Walkouts Begin In Kentucky

    Student Walkouts Begin In Kentucky

    Friday, April 20 2018 10:08 AM EDT2018-04-20 14:08:19 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Students across the country plan to walk out of class at 10 a.m. local time.  Locally, many schools are allowing students to walk out to continue safety conversation. Earlier this week, the Kentucky Education Association asked students and staff to wear blue and orange, in honor of those who lost their lives in the Marshall County High School shooting. Students in Scott County plan to walk out of the doors at 10 a.m.  Once outside, they plan to sh...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Students across the country plan to walk out of class at 10 a.m. local time.  Locally, many schools are allowing students to walk out to continue safety conversation. Earlier this week, the Kentucky Education Association asked students and staff to wear blue and orange, in honor of those who lost their lives in the Marshall County High School shooting. Students in Scott County plan to walk out of the doors at 10 a.m.  Once outside, they plan to sh...

  • 1 Injured, Suspect In Custody In Florida School Shooting

    1 Injured, Suspect In Custody In Florida School Shooting

    Friday, April 20 2018 9:50 AM EDT2018-04-20 13:50:10 GMT
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    OCALA , Fla. (AP) - Authorities say one student shot another in the ankle at a Florida high school and a suspect is in custody.      The Ocala Star-Banner reports the shooting happened Friday morning at Forest High School which was on lockdown.  The injured student was taken to a local hospital.      Police say the suspected shooter is also a student at the school.      No other details were immediately available. Some parents came to ...

    OCALA , Fla. (AP) - Authorities say one student shot another in the ankle at a Florida high school and a suspect is in custody.      The Ocala Star-Banner reports the shooting happened Friday morning at Forest High School which was on lockdown.  The injured student was taken to a local hospital.      Police say the suspected shooter is also a student at the school.      No other details were immediately available. Some parents came to ...

  • Woman Charged In Abuse Case Pleads Not Guilty

    Woman Charged In Abuse Case Pleads Not Guilty

    Friday, April 20 2018 9:45 AM EDT2018-04-20 13:45:11 GMT

    LONDON Ky. (LEX 18) — The Laurel County woman accused of starving a child in her care has pleaded not guilty.

    LONDON Ky. (LEX 18) — The Laurel County woman accused of starving a child in her care has pleaded not guilty.

  • Family's Good Deed Results In Devastating Fire

    Family's Good Deed Results In Devastating Fire

    Friday, April 20 2018 9:36 AM EDT2018-04-20 13:36:53 GMT

    ESTILL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - A home in Estill County is a loss after an early morning fire. The fire broke out on West Cedar Grove in Irvine. The home was under renovation but the couple who owned the property allowed a homeless person to stay inside the home overnight. That person accidentally started the fire with a kerosene heater. One of the owners told LEX 18 that the house was her family home. 

    ESTILL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - A home in Estill County is a loss after an early morning fire. The fire broke out on West Cedar Grove in Irvine. The home was under renovation but the couple who owned the property allowed a homeless person to stay inside the home overnight. That person accidentally started the fire with a kerosene heater. One of the owners told LEX 18 that the house was her family home. 

  • I-64 Covered In Popsicles After Crash

    I-64 Covered In Popsicles After Crash

    Friday, April 20 2018 8:56 AM EDT2018-04-20 12:56:08 GMT

    WOODFORD COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - The interstate is about to get a little sticky this morning. A semi carrying a load of popsicles has crashed on I-64 near milemarker 60. A witness tells LEX 18 that a car ran one semi off the road and caused it to crash into a second semi that was sitting on the shoulder.  No one was injured. Unfortunately, popsicles have covered the roadway. Crews are working to clear the scene. Versailles Police are responding. 

    WOODFORD COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - The interstate is about to get a little sticky this morning. A semi carrying a load of popsicles has crashed on I-64 near milemarker 60. A witness tells LEX 18 that a car ran one semi off the road and caused it to crash into a second semi that was sitting on the shoulder.  No one was injured. Unfortunately, popsicles have covered the roadway. Crews are working to clear the scene. Versailles Police are responding. 

  • Breathitt Schools Briefly Locked Down After Reports of Man With Gun

    Breathitt Schools Briefly Locked Down After Reports of Man With Gun

    Friday, April 20 2018 8:47 AM EDT2018-04-20 12:47:08 GMT
    BREATHITT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - Breathitt County Schools and Lee's College were briefly put on lockdown after a report of a man with a gun near school property. There were no threats to the school and the lockdown was a precaution. The suspect never made it onto school grounds. The man was apprehended with the weapon and the lockdown has been lifted.
    BREATHITT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - Breathitt County Schools and Lee's College were briefly put on lockdown after a report of a man with a gun near school property. There were no threats to the school and the lockdown was a precaution. The suspect never made it onto school grounds. The man was apprehended with the weapon and the lockdown has been lifted.
  • Police: Berea Man Drove Intoxicated With Child In Car

    Police: Berea Man Drove Intoxicated With Child In Car

    Friday, April 20 2018 8:16 AM EDT2018-04-20 12:16:06 GMT

    BEREA, Ky. (LEX 18) - A Madison County man is behind bars after police say he drove intoxicated with a child in the vehicle.

    BEREA, Ky. (LEX 18) - A Madison County man is behind bars after police say he drove intoxicated with a child in the vehicle.

  • Berea Woman Scammed Out Of Thousands Of Dollars

    Berea Woman Scammed Out Of Thousands Of Dollars

    Friday, April 20 2018 7:51 AM EDT2018-04-20 11:51:49 GMT
    BEREA, Ky. (LEX 18) - Berea Police are investigating after a local woman was scammed out of over $5,000.  According to police, the woman received a call from a person claiming to be a police officer from Cleveland. The individual told the victim that her grandson had been arrested and that she needed to post bail. The scammer even put a man on the phone who pretended he was her grandson.  She was told to send a money order in the amount of $5,060 to get him out of ja...
    BEREA, Ky. (LEX 18) - Berea Police are investigating after a local woman was scammed out of over $5,000.  According to police, the woman received a call from a person claiming to be a police officer from Cleveland. The individual told the victim that her grandson had been arrested and that she needed to post bail. The scammer even put a man on the phone who pretended he was her grandson.  She was told to send a money order in the amount of $5,060 to get him out of ja...
  • Crews Respond To Fire In Jessamine County

    Crews Respond To Fire In Jessamine County

    Friday, April 20 2018 5:54 AM EDT2018-04-20 09:54:20 GMT

    JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - Firefighters responded to a home in Jessamine County early Friday morning after a fire broke out in a storage shed. Crews responded to a home in the 500-block of Sandee Drive near Tates Creek Road in Nicholasville. They found the shed fully engulfed. Two explosions were reported inside the building before crews arrived, but it's not clear what caused those explosions. No one was injured and the house had only minor damage to the back.

    JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - Firefighters responded to a home in Jessamine County early Friday morning after a fire broke out in a storage shed. Crews responded to a home in the 500-block of Sandee Drive near Tates Creek Road in Nicholasville. They found the shed fully engulfed. Two explosions were reported inside the building before crews arrived, but it's not clear what caused those explosions. No one was injured and the house had only minor damage to the back.

  • Restaurants, Businesses Preview 4/20 Deals

    Restaurants, Businesses Preview 4/20 Deals

    Friday, April 20 2018 5:46 AM EDT2018-04-20 09:46:57 GMT
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    LEXINGTON, KY. (LEX 18) - 4/20 is the unofficial marijuana holiday. While it's not a legitimate "bank" holiday, it doesn't stop businesses from cashing in on the joke.  Burger King even released a commercial for the event. These deals are limited to select locations and may not be necessarily offered at your local chain. Burger King: The fast-food chain is bringing back spicy nuggets for 4/20 and will offer a 10-piece for just $1.69 at participating ...

    LEXINGTON, KY. (LEX 18) - 4/20 is the unofficial marijuana holiday. While it's not a legitimate "bank" holiday, it doesn't stop businesses from cashing in on the joke.  Burger King even released a commercial for the event. These deals are limited to select locations and may not be necessarily offered at your local chain. Burger King: The fast-food chain is bringing back spicy nuggets for 4/20 and will offer a 10-piece for just $1.69 at participating ...

  • Bakery Seeking ID Of Subject Who Stole Tip Jar

    Bakery Seeking ID Of Subject Who Stole Tip Jar

    Friday, April 20 2018 5:44 AM EDT2018-04-20 09:44:08 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - A local bakery is taking to social media in hopes that someone will recognize the man they say stole the tip jar. "This guy stole every dollar earned from our hard working front of house staff today," Magee's wrote in a post on Facebook.  The post was accompanied by the photo of a man in a navy sweatshirt leaning over the store's counter. The incident happened on Thursday and although many people in the comments say they know the man, there ...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - A local bakery is taking to social media in hopes that someone will recognize the man they say stole the tip jar. "This guy stole every dollar earned from our hard working front of house staff today," Magee's wrote in a post on Facebook.  The post was accompanied by the photo of a man in a navy sweatshirt leaning over the store's counter. The incident happened on Thursday and although many people in the comments say they know the man, there ...

  • You're The One That I Want: Ky. Couple Goes Viral With 50s Photoshoot

    You're The One That I Want: Ky. Couple Goes Viral With 50s Photoshoot

    Friday, April 20 2018 5:25 AM EDT2018-04-20 09:25:56 GMT

    PIKEVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) - Hillbilly Days is an annual festival and carnival in Pikeville. One Pike County couple decided to use the backdrop for an adorable viral shoot. Jonathan Casebolt and Kristin Curtis put on a Grease-themed engagement photo shoot. With the bride-to-be in a 50s style dress (and a leather jacket for Jonathan, of course) photographer Deneisha Osborne took several shots of the pair in front of the carnival set up in downtown Pikeville. "Love everything about ...

    PIKEVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) - Hillbilly Days is an annual festival and carnival in Pikeville. One Pike County couple decided to use the backdrop for an adorable viral shoot. Jonathan Casebolt and Kristin Curtis put on a Grease-themed engagement photo shoot. With the bride-to-be in a 50s style dress (and a leather jacket for Jonathan, of course) photographer Deneisha Osborne took several shots of the pair in front of the carnival set up in downtown Pikeville. "Love everything about ...

  • KEA Asks Students, Employees To Join In National Day Of Action Against Gun Violence

    KEA Asks Students, Employees To Join In National Day Of Action Against Gun Violence

    Friday, April 20 2018 5:13 AM EDT2018-04-20 09:13:23 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) - The Kentucky Education Association is calling for students and employees to participate in a National Day of Action Against Gun Violence. The Kentucky Education Association, The Kentucky Association of School Superintendents, the Kentucky Association of School Administrators, the Kentucky School Boards Association, and the PTA of Kentucky ask all students and staff in Kentucky Public Schools to participate in a National Day of Action Against Gun Violence in ...

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) - The Kentucky Education Association is calling for students and employees to participate in a National Day of Action Against Gun Violence. The Kentucky Education Association, The Kentucky Association of School Superintendents, the Kentucky Association of School Administrators, the Kentucky School Boards Association, and the PTA of Kentucky ask all students and staff in Kentucky Public Schools to participate in a National Day of Action Against Gun Violence in ...

  • Firefighter Accused Of Sexual Abuse To Be Arraigned

    Firefighter Accused Of Sexual Abuse To Be Arraigned

    Friday, April 20 2018 5:02 AM EDT2018-04-20 09:02:48 GMT
    RICHMOND, Ky. (LEX 18) - A former Richmond firefighter will be arraigned on several charges relating the sexual abuse of a juvenile.  Police say Shane Allen was arrested on charges of sexual abuse of a victim under the age of 12, rape, and sodomy. The city of Richmond and Madison County EMS both confirmed he no longer holds positions in their departments. Allen is in the Madison County Detention Center being held on a $50,000. He will answer to the charges Friday.  
    RICHMOND, Ky. (LEX 18) - A former Richmond firefighter will be arraigned on several charges relating the sexual abuse of a juvenile.  Police say Shane Allen was arrested on charges of sexual abuse of a victim under the age of 12, rape, and sodomy. The city of Richmond and Madison County EMS both confirmed he no longer holds positions in their departments. Allen is in the Madison County Detention Center being held on a $50,000. He will answer to the charges Friday.  
  • Memorial Tournament to be Held for Family of Plane Crash Victim

    Memorial Tournament to be Held for Family of Plane Crash Victim

    Thursday, April 19 2018 10:54 PM EDT2018-04-20 02:54:19 GMT

    SCIENCE HILL, KY (Lex 18) - Community members in Pulaski County hope to lift up one of three families who lost loved ones in a November plane crash by hosting a softball tournament this weekend. On Saturday, they'll host the Doug Whitaker Memorial Tournament at Science Hill Park.  "We as a softball family wanted to show them our support for them and show our support for the memory of Doug," said Rodney Todd, who coaches Whitaker's two daughters' softball. &n...

    SCIENCE HILL, KY (Lex 18) - Community members in Pulaski County hope to lift up one of three families who lost loved ones in a November plane crash by hosting a softball tournament this weekend. On Saturday, they'll host the Doug Whitaker Memorial Tournament at Science Hill Park.  "We as a softball family wanted to show them our support for them and show our support for the memory of Doug," said Rodney Todd, who coaches Whitaker's two daughters' softball. &n...

  • Owner, Animal Shelter Question Missing Dogs

    Owner, Animal Shelter Question Missing Dogs

    Thursday, April 19 2018 10:23 PM EDT2018-04-20 02:23:57 GMT

    DANVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) -- A central Kentucky animal shelter said there was about a dozen missing dog cases within the last four days, and now the head of the organization is calling the cases suspicious. Wendy Howard of Danville said her 7-year-old dog, Gracie, was missing since Sunday. "We have searched high and low," she said. "It's not about Gracie anymore. It's about a situation that we might have." The situation, she preludes, is nearly a dozen more Boy...

    DANVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) -- A central Kentucky animal shelter said there was about a dozen missing dog cases within the last four days, and now the head of the organization is calling the cases suspicious. Wendy Howard of Danville said her 7-year-old dog, Gracie, was missing since Sunday. "We have searched high and low," she said. "It's not about Gracie anymore. It's about a situation that we might have." The situation, she preludes, is nearly a dozen more Boy...

  • Laurel Co. Deputies Respond To Complaint On School Bus

    Laurel Co. Deputies Respond To Complaint On School Bus

    Thursday, April 19 2018 9:59 PM EDT2018-04-20 01:59:38 GMT
    LAUREL COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Laurel County deputies responded to a complaint of an out-of-control female juvenile on a Laurel County school bus at Keavy Elementary school on Thursday afternoon. Deputies said that while on the way, they learned the juvenile had threatened children on the bus and had threatened the bus driver and principal. Deputies say that around 60 kids, ages 6-12 were on the bus. The deputies removed the 17-year-old girl from the bus and she was taken into custody, ...
    LAUREL COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Laurel County deputies responded to a complaint of an out-of-control female juvenile on a Laurel County school bus at Keavy Elementary school on Thursday afternoon. Deputies said that while on the way, they learned the juvenile had threatened children on the bus and had threatened the bus driver and principal. Deputies say that around 60 kids, ages 6-12 were on the bus. The deputies removed the 17-year-old girl from the bus and she was taken into custody, ...
  • Overturned Semi Causing Backup On I-64, Another Crash Reported On Detour

    Overturned Semi Causing Backup On I-64, Another Crash Reported On Detour

    Thursday, April 19 2018 7:24 PM EDT2018-04-19 23:24:41 GMT

    GEORGETOWN, Ky. (LEX 18) - An overturned semi is causing massive backups in both directions on I-64.  The crash occurred on westbound 64 near milemarker 69 in Scott County. The truck is blocking lanes on both sides of the interstate. All of the westbound lanes are blocked. One eastbound lane remains open. Please avoid the area if possible.

    GEORGETOWN, Ky. (LEX 18) - An overturned semi is causing massive backups in both directions on I-64.  The crash occurred on westbound 64 near milemarker 69 in Scott County. The truck is blocking lanes on both sides of the interstate. All of the westbound lanes are blocked. One eastbound lane remains open. Please avoid the area if possible.

  • Medical Emergency Blamed For Fatal Crash

    Medical Emergency Blamed For Fatal Crash

    Thursday, April 19 2018 7:13 PM EDT2018-04-19 23:13:00 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) - A medical emergency has been blamed for a crash that claimed both the life of a pedestrian and driver.

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) - A medical emergency has been blamed for a crash that claimed both the life of a pedestrian and driver.

  • One Transported In Laurel Co. Fire

    One Transported In Laurel Co. Fire

    Thursday, April 19 2018 7:02 PM EDT2018-04-19 23:02:36 GMT
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    LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - Morentown Road in East Bearnstadt is closed due to a structure fire. Multiple departments are on scene. Smoke and flames are visible. Please avoid the area if possible.  LEX 18 will update this story as more information is received.

    LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - Morentown Road in East Bearnstadt is closed due to a structure fire. Multiple departments are on scene. Smoke and flames are visible. Please avoid the area if possible.  LEX 18 will update this story as more information is received.

  • CentrePointe Gets A Name Change

    CentrePointe Gets A Name Change

    Thursday, April 19 2018 7:00 PM EDT2018-04-19 23:00:31 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - The massive construction project formerly known as "CentrePointe" will be getting a new name.

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - The massive construction project formerly known as "CentrePointe" will be getting a new name.

  • Mock Plane Crash Part Of Final Exams For Douglass Students

    Mock Plane Crash Part Of Final Exams For Douglass Students

    Thursday, April 19 2018 6:59 PM EDT2018-04-19 22:59:53 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - It may have looked like a scene from a medical drama, but in reality, it was a final exam for a group of Frederick Douglass High School Students. The students are participating in the school's Health Science Academy. Lexington firefighters helped to stage the scene, which including a plane crashing into a bus.  The very dramatic scene was filled with actors, some of whom were lying on the ground underneath the plane. Others were lying on the ground wit...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - It may have looked like a scene from a medical drama, but in reality, it was a final exam for a group of Frederick Douglass High School Students. The students are participating in the school's Health Science Academy. Lexington firefighters helped to stage the scene, which including a plane crashing into a bus.  The very dramatic scene was filled with actors, some of whom were lying on the ground underneath the plane. Others were lying on the ground wit...

  • Making A Difference: Woodford Co. Woman Saves Elderly Woman After Heart Attack

    Making A Difference: Woodford Co. Woman Saves Elderly Woman After Heart Attack

    Thursday, April 19 2018 6:51 PM EDT2018-04-19 22:51:22 GMT

    WOODFORD COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) A daycare worker in Versailles just so happened to be in the right place at the right time and a life-saving story unfolded.  Cindy Lewis said she logged onto her computer Wednesday and immediately was inundated with Facebook posts.  "I'm overwhelmed I guess you could say and then people started tagging me on Facebook and I was like, what?" Cindy told LEX 18.  On the posts, person after person called her awesome, a hero, an...

    WOODFORD COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) A daycare worker in Versailles just so happened to be in the right place at the right time and a life-saving story unfolded.  Cindy Lewis said she logged onto her computer Wednesday and immediately was inundated with Facebook posts.  "I'm overwhelmed I guess you could say and then people started tagging me on Facebook and I was like, what?" Cindy told LEX 18.  On the posts, person after person called her awesome, a hero, an...

  • Some Call For Bullet Proof Vests For Animal Control Officers

    Some Call For Bullet Proof Vests For Animal Control Officers

    Thursday, April 19 2018 6:48 PM EDT2018-04-19 22:48:39 GMT

    WOODFORD COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Potentially vicious animals aren't the only danger that comes with being an animal control officer. Some counties are making bulletproof vests mandatory because officers have been shot at by angry pet owners.  "More and more animal control officers, are being assaulted and killed in the line of duty," said Elizabeth Cecil with the Woodford County Animal Control. Just five months ago, Shaun Pfeiffer was accused of assault of an an...

    WOODFORD COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Potentially vicious animals aren't the only danger that comes with being an animal control officer. Some counties are making bulletproof vests mandatory because officers have been shot at by angry pet owners.  "More and more animal control officers, are being assaulted and killed in the line of duty," said Elizabeth Cecil with the Woodford County Animal Control. Just five months ago, Shaun Pfeiffer was accused of assault of an an...

  • Prosecutor: Prince Thought He Was Taking Common Painkiller

    Prosecutor: Prince Thought He Was Taking Common Painkiller

    Thursday, April 19 2018 6:26 PM EDT2018-04-19 22:26:32 GMT
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Prince thought he was taking a common painkiller but instead ingested a counterfeit pill containing the dangerously powerful drug fentanyl, a Minnesota prosecutor said Thursday as he announced that no charges would be filed in the musician's death. Carver County Attorney Mark Metz said Prince had suffered from pain for years and was addicted to pain medication. While some of the superstar's associates might have enabled his drug habit and tried to protect his priva...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Prince thought he was taking a common painkiller but instead ingested a counterfeit pill containing the dangerously powerful drug fentanyl, a Minnesota prosecutor said Thursday as he announced that no charges would be filed in the musician's death. Carver County Attorney Mark Metz said Prince had suffered from pain for years and was addicted to pain medication. While some of the superstar's associates might have enabled his drug habit and tried to protect his priva...
  • Hearing For Pension Bill Injunction Held Today

    Hearing For Pension Bill Injunction Held Today

    Thursday, April 19 2018 5:55 PM EDT2018-04-19 21:55:27 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) - A hearing was held Thursday in Frankfort regarding the lawsuit filed by Attorney General Andy Beshear against the Governor and the passage of SB 151.

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) - A hearing was held Thursday in Frankfort regarding the lawsuit filed by Attorney General Andy Beshear against the Governor and the passage of SB 151.

  • Police: Woman Arrested After Child Found Malnourished, Bruised

    Police: Woman Arrested After Child Found Malnourished, Bruised

    Thursday, April 19 2018 5:43 PM EDT2018-04-19 21:43:15 GMT

    LONDON Ky. (LEX 18) — A Laurel County woman has been arrested and charged with criminal abuse after she allegedly injured a 27-month-old child.

    LONDON Ky. (LEX 18) — A Laurel County woman has been arrested and charged with criminal abuse after she allegedly injured a 27-month-old child.

  • Democrats Lay Out Health Care Plans In Televised Debate

    Democrats Lay Out Health Care Plans In Televised Debate

    Thursday, April 19 2018 4:12 PM EDT2018-04-19 20:12:50 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Democrats competing in a crowded congressional primary in central Kentucky will take their case directly to the voters in a televised debate. The hour-long debate Wednesday night will feature Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, retired fighter pilot Amy McGrath and state Sen. Reggie Thomas. They are running for the seat held by Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Barr. The debate will air on WLEX-TV and will be moderated by Matt Jones. The Democratic contest in th...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Democrats competing in a crowded congressional primary in central Kentucky will take their case directly to the voters in a televised debate. The hour-long debate Wednesday night will feature Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, retired fighter pilot Amy McGrath and state Sen. Reggie Thomas. They are running for the seat held by Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Barr. The debate will air on WLEX-TV and will be moderated by Matt Jones. The Democratic contest in th...

  • Man Dies After Officer-Involved Shooting In Cumberland County

    Man Dies After Officer-Involved Shooting In Cumberland County

    Thursday, April 19 2018 3:54 PM EDT2018-04-19 19:54:01 GMT
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    BURKESVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) - State Police confirm an officer-involved shooting in Burkesville. Officials confirm the shooting involved a Burkesville Police Officer. A traffic stop turned into a chase that culminated with shots fired.  The officer was not injured. LEX 18 will update this developing story as more information is received.

    BURKESVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) - State Police confirm an officer-involved shooting in Burkesville. Officials confirm the shooting involved a Burkesville Police Officer. A traffic stop turned into a chase that culminated with shots fired.  The officer was not injured. LEX 18 will update this developing story as more information is received.

  • Body Found In Lake Cumberland Identified As Missing Man

    Body Found In Lake Cumberland Identified As Missing Man

    Thursday, April 19 2018 3:06 PM EDT2018-04-19 19:06:33 GMT
    RUSSELL COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) The family of a missing man from Casey County tells LEX 18 that the body pulled from the water in Russell County earlier this week has been identified as Danny Hatter. Hatter went missing more than six weeks ago. His truck was later found in Jamestown, with one wheel stuck in the mud. His body was found recovered from Lily Creek on Lake Cumberland Sunday night. Relatives tell LEX 18 that the coroner has positively identified him.  At this time, it i...
    RUSSELL COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) The family of a missing man from Casey County tells LEX 18 that the body pulled from the water in Russell County earlier this week has been identified as Danny Hatter. Hatter went missing more than six weeks ago. His truck was later found in Jamestown, with one wheel stuck in the mud. His body was found recovered from Lily Creek on Lake Cumberland Sunday night. Relatives tell LEX 18 that the coroner has positively identified him.  At this time, it i...
  • Churchill Downs Announces New Derby Week Entry Procedures & Security Measures

    Churchill Downs Announces New Derby Week Entry Procedures & Security Measures

    Thursday, April 19 2018 2:40 PM EDT2018-04-19 18:40:09 GMT
    LOUISVILLE, Ky (LEX 18) Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, announced that new entry procedures will be in effect for guests visiting the track during Derby Week, which is Saturday, April 28- Saturday, May 5.  The track unveiled its new parking and traffic plan last week and launched KentuckyDerbyParking.com to help visitors plan their arrival. “Churchill Downs has invested heavily to improve the arrival and entry experience for all our guests...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky (LEX 18) Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, announced that new entry procedures will be in effect for guests visiting the track during Derby Week, which is Saturday, April 28- Saturday, May 5.  The track unveiled its new parking and traffic plan last week and launched KentuckyDerbyParking.com to help visitors plan their arrival. “Churchill Downs has invested heavily to improve the arrival and entry experience for all our guests...
  • Golden Alert Cancelled For Nicholasville Teen

    Golden Alert Cancelled For Nicholasville Teen

    Thursday, April 19 2018 1:52 PM EDT2018-04-19 17:52:35 GMT

    NICHOLASVILLE, Ky (LEX 18) A Nicholasville teen has been found after a golden alert was issued for her.

    NICHOLASVILLE, Ky (LEX 18) A Nicholasville teen has been found after a golden alert was issued for her.

  • Missing Person Found Dead In Laurel County

    Missing Person Found Dead In Laurel County

    Thursday, April 19 2018 1:32 PM EDT2018-04-19 17:32:27 GMT

    LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - The search for a missing person has ended tragically in Laurel County.

    LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - The search for a missing person has ended tragically in Laurel County.

  • Prosecutor Closes Prince Death Case; No Charges

    Prosecutor Closes Prince Death Case; No Charges

    Thursday, April 19 2018 12:51 PM EDT2018-04-19 16:51:31 GMT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minnesota doctor accused of illegally prescribing an opioid painkiller for Prince a week before the musician died from a fentanyl overdose has agreed to pay $30,000 to settle a federal civil violation, according to documents made public Thursday. The settlement between the U.S. Attorney's Office and Dr. Michael Todd Schulenberg comes as state prosecutors prepared to announce Thursday morning whether they'll file any criminal charges stemming from their two-year i...

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minnesota doctor accused of illegally prescribing an opioid painkiller for Prince a week before the musician died from a fentanyl overdose has agreed to pay $30,000 to settle a federal civil violation, according to documents made public Thursday. The settlement between the U.S. Attorney's Office and Dr. Michael Todd Schulenberg comes as state prosecutors prepared to announce Thursday morning whether they'll file any criminal charges stemming from their two-year i...

  • Construction Planned On I-64 This Weekend

    Construction Planned On I-64 This Weekend

    Thursday, April 19 2018 10:21 AM EDT2018-04-19 14:21:42 GMT
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) –  For those heading to Thunder over Louisville this weekend, be warned that the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be doing roadwork on I-64. There will be lane and shoulder closures this weekend in both directions of Interstate 64 between Exit 58 in Frankfort and Exit 65 in Midway. The work is scheduled from 7 p.m. on Friday, April 20 until 6 a.m. Monday, April 23 to perform corrective work on a recently completed pavement rehabilitation projec...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) –  For those heading to Thunder over Louisville this weekend, be warned that the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be doing roadwork on I-64. There will be lane and shoulder closures this weekend in both directions of Interstate 64 between Exit 58 in Frankfort and Exit 65 in Midway. The work is scheduled from 7 p.m. on Friday, April 20 until 6 a.m. Monday, April 23 to perform corrective work on a recently completed pavement rehabilitation projec...
  • Advocate Says Closing Of Backpage Could Be A Double-Edged Sword

    Advocate Says Closing Of Backpage Could Be A Double-Edged Sword

    Thursday, April 19 2018 10:12 AM EDT2018-04-19 14:12:24 GMT

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - An anti human-trafficking advocate says that the closure of a popular website where traffickers post ads could be a double-edged sword. Summer Dickerson of Louisville was a victim of human-trafficking. Now, she runs a foundation to help survivors in the courtroom, the hospital and the police station. With the Kentucky Derby approaching, and along with it lots of criminal activity, Dickerson is worried that the shutting down of Backpage.com coul...

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - An anti human-trafficking advocate says that the closure of a popular website where traffickers post ads could be a double-edged sword. Summer Dickerson of Louisville was a victim of human-trafficking. Now, she runs a foundation to help survivors in the courtroom, the hospital and the police station. With the Kentucky Derby approaching, and along with it lots of criminal activity, Dickerson is worried that the shutting down of Backpage.com coul...

  • If You Don't Call 811 Before You Dig, You Could Be Fined

    If You Don't Call 811 Before You Dig, You Could Be Fined

    Thursday, April 19 2018 10:05 AM EDT2018-04-19 14:05:27 GMT
    FRANKFORT, Ky.  (LEX 18) - With the arrival of warmer weather, homeowners, contractors and others are getting outside to work on projects that have been on hold through the winter. This increase in excavation activity is usually accompanied by an increase in the number of incidents of damage to underground utility facilities. That is why April is national Safe Digging Month. The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) is joining with the National Association of Regulatory ...
    FRANKFORT, Ky.  (LEX 18) - With the arrival of warmer weather, homeowners, contractors and others are getting outside to work on projects that have been on hold through the winter. This increase in excavation activity is usually accompanied by an increase in the number of incidents of damage to underground utility facilities. That is why April is national Safe Digging Month. The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) is joining with the National Association of Regulatory ...
  • Richmond Couple Arrested For Criminal Abuse

    Richmond Couple Arrested For Criminal Abuse

    Thursday, April 19 2018 9:32 AM EDT2018-04-19 13:32:24 GMT

    RICHMOND, Ky. (Richmond Register) - A Richmond couple is facing charges after an investigation by sheriff's officials.

    RICHMOND, Ky. (Richmond Register) - A Richmond couple is facing charges after an investigation by sheriff's officials.

  • Cincinnati Reds Manager, Pitching Coach Out

    Cincinnati Reds Manager, Pitching Coach Out

    Thursday, April 19 2018 9:12 AM EDT2018-04-19 13:12:56 GMT
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    CINCINNATI (LEX 18) - The Reds have announced that they have fired Bryan Price and pitching coach Mack Jenkins. The Reds have the worst record in the Major League right now and the team's worst since 1931. Bench coach Jim Riggleman will replace Bryan Price as the interim manager. Louisville's manager Pat Kelly has been called up from Class AAA to take over for Jenkins. The team will conduct searches for a permanent replacement later this year. 
    CINCINNATI (LEX 18) - The Reds have announced that they have fired Bryan Price and pitching coach Mack Jenkins. The Reds have the worst record in the Major League right now and the team's worst since 1931. Bench coach Jim Riggleman will replace Bryan Price as the interim manager. Louisville's manager Pat Kelly has been called up from Class AAA to take over for Jenkins. The team will conduct searches for a permanent replacement later this year. 
  • Former Richmond Firefighter Arrested On Multiple Sex Charges

    Former Richmond Firefighter Arrested On Multiple Sex Charges

    Thursday, April 19 2018 8:43 AM EDT2018-04-19 12:43:17 GMT
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    RICHMOND, Ky. (LEX 18) - A Richmond Firefighter has been arrested on numerous sex offense charges.

    RICHMOND, Ky. (LEX 18) - A Richmond Firefighter has been arrested on numerous sex offense charges.

  • California Chrome's Foal Is Here

    California Chrome's Foal Is Here

    Thursday, April 19 2018 8:24 AM EDT2018-04-19 12:24:55 GMT
    NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) - California Chrome is a dad!  A brand new foal sired by the Derby winner was born last night  at Taylor Made Farm in Jessamine County. The birth was live streamed on a webcam.  Mama Colerful Bride. The foal's ownership is also open to the public thanks to a crowdsourcing campaign. Check out the adorable baby on the live stream above!
    NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) - California Chrome is a dad!  A brand new foal sired by the Derby winner was born last night  at Taylor Made Farm in Jessamine County. The birth was live streamed on a webcam.  Mama Colerful Bride. The foal's ownership is also open to the public thanks to a crowdsourcing campaign. Check out the adorable baby on the live stream above!
  • Body Found In Hardin County Home Following Fire

    Body Found In Hardin County Home Following Fire

    Thursday, April 19 2018 8:18 AM EDT2018-04-19 12:18:01 GMT
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    RINEYVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A body has been discovered inside a home following a fire in Hardin County.  According to WAVE 3 News in Louisville, the fire broke out around 4:40 a.m. Thursday on Patriot Parkway.  A deceased person was found inside the structure. The name of the victim has not been released.
    RINEYVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A body has been discovered inside a home following a fire in Hardin County.  According to WAVE 3 News in Louisville, the fire broke out around 4:40 a.m. Thursday on Patriot Parkway.  A deceased person was found inside the structure. The name of the victim has not been released.
  • 3 Former US Army Soldiers Convicted In Contract Killing

    3 Former US Army Soldiers Convicted In Contract Killing

    Thursday, April 19 2018 7:48 AM EDT2018-04-19 11:48:33 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former U.S. Army sniper and two other ex-American soldiers were convicted Wednesday in the contract killing of a real estate agent in the Philippines for an international crime boss who thought the woman had cheated him on a land deal. Joseph Hunter, a onetime sergeant from Kentucky with a Special Forces background, Adam Samia and Carl David Stillwell were found guilty of murder-for-hire and other charges. All three had denied they planned the 2012 e...

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former U.S. Army sniper and two other ex-American soldiers were convicted Wednesday in the contract killing of a real estate agent in the Philippines for an international crime boss who thought the woman had cheated him on a land deal. Joseph Hunter, a onetime sergeant from Kentucky with a Special Forces background, Adam Samia and Carl David Stillwell were found guilty of murder-for-hire and other charges. All three had denied they planned the 2012 e...

  • Estill County Man Charged In Hit-And-Run

    Estill County Man Charged In Hit-And-Run

    Thursday, April 19 2018 6:49 AM EDT2018-04-19 10:49:32 GMT

    MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) -   An Estill County man faces multiple charges this morning after deputies say he hit a state highway worker in Madison County and drove off. 

    MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) -   An Estill County man faces multiple charges this morning after deputies say he hit a state highway worker in Madison County and drove off. 

  • UK Police Find Man Passed Out In Student Center

    UK Police Find Man Passed Out In Student Center

    Thursday, April 19 2018 6:36 AM EDT2018-04-19 10:36:04 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - UK Police arrested a man after he was found lying unconscious on the floor of the Student Center. Police were dispatched to the Student Center on Avenue of Champions around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday to the report of a subject down inside the building. Upon arrival, officers noticed several broken windows and merchandise strewn about. Inside, police say they found 22-year-old Jahi O. McNabb. According to his arrest citation, McNabb appeared to be intoxicated...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - UK Police arrested a man after he was found lying unconscious on the floor of the Student Center. Police were dispatched to the Student Center on Avenue of Champions around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday to the report of a subject down inside the building. Upon arrival, officers noticed several broken windows and merchandise strewn about. Inside, police say they found 22-year-old Jahi O. McNabb. According to his arrest citation, McNabb appeared to be intoxicated...

  • Iowa Weatherman "Arrested" For Snowy Weather

    Iowa Weatherman "Arrested" For Snowy Weather

    Thursday, April 19 2018 6:24 AM EDT2018-04-19 10:24:06 GMT

    MARION, Iowa (KCRG) - Attention Tom Ackerman and Bill Meck. A fed-up police department in Marion, Iowa decided they were done with the snowy forecasts. The department posted a warning to weathermen on their Facebook page. "Placing all meteorologists on notice! We will begin to work with our law enforcement partners @CR_Police & @LinnIASheriff in managing these court orders, see attached! @Joe_Winters - you may be next, sleep well!"  The target, KCRG Meteorologist...

    MARION, Iowa (KCRG) - Attention Tom Ackerman and Bill Meck. A fed-up police department in Marion, Iowa decided they were done with the snowy forecasts. The department posted a warning to weathermen on their Facebook page. "Placing all meteorologists on notice! We will begin to work with our law enforcement partners @CR_Police & @LinnIASheriff in managing these court orders, see attached! @Joe_Winters - you may be next, sleep well!"  The target, KCRG Meteorologist...

  • Teacher Uprisings Harness Social Media In Fight For Funding

    Teacher Uprisings Harness Social Media In Fight For Funding

    Thursday, April 19 2018 4:38 AM EDT2018-04-19 08:38:59 GMT
    PHOENIX (AP) - The public education uprisings that began in West Virginia and spread to Arizona, Oklahoma and Kentucky share similar origin stories. Teachers in the Republican-dominant states are organizing Facebook groups and getting hashtags like #RedforEd trending on Twitter as they demand higher pay. Social media experts say that organizers are often required to use such tools but that they should couple them with marches and demonstration out in public if they want their messag...
    PHOENIX (AP) - The public education uprisings that began in West Virginia and spread to Arizona, Oklahoma and Kentucky share similar origin stories. Teachers in the Republican-dominant states are organizing Facebook groups and getting hashtags like #RedforEd trending on Twitter as they demand higher pay. Social media experts say that organizers are often required to use such tools but that they should couple them with marches and demonstration out in public if they want their messag...
  • Kentucky Native Advances On 'The Voice'

    Kentucky Native Advances On 'The Voice'

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 10:16 PM EDT2018-04-19 02:16:47 GMT
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    (NBC) Marshall County native Kaleb Lee was back on NBC's 'The Voice' Wednesday night competing for a spot in the Top 12. Lee is on Team Kelly. He sang "Die a Happy Man" by Thomas Rhett. America saved Lee through votes. He will advance. You can keep up with Lee's progress on LEX 18. 
    (NBC) Marshall County native Kaleb Lee was back on NBC's 'The Voice' Wednesday night competing for a spot in the Top 12. Lee is on Team Kelly. He sang "Die a Happy Man" by Thomas Rhett. America saved Lee through votes. He will advance. You can keep up with Lee's progress on LEX 18. 
  • Target Will Open First Small-Format Store Near UK Campus

    Target Will Open First Small-Format Store Near UK Campus

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 7:45 PM EDT2018-04-18 23:45:23 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Students rejoice! Target has announced it will open a small-format store near the University of Kentucky which will be the retailer’s first small-format store to open in Kentucky. The store is anticipated to open in summer 2019. The small-format store will occupy the ground floor of Hub on Campus Lexington, a luxury apartment complex, located at 500 S. Upper St., near Pine St. Target’s small-format store assortments are tailored to mee...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Students rejoice! Target has announced it will open a small-format store near the University of Kentucky which will be the retailer’s first small-format store to open in Kentucky. The store is anticipated to open in summer 2019. The small-format store will occupy the ground floor of Hub on Campus Lexington, a luxury apartment complex, located at 500 S. Upper St., near Pine St. Target’s small-format store assortments are tailored to mee...

  • Skepticism Surrounds Board Of Education Moves

    Skepticism Surrounds Board Of Education Moves

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 7:44 PM EDT2018-04-18 23:44:27 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky (LEX 18) Rumors of backdoor politics quickly spread Tuesday after Governor Bevin appointed new members to the board of education, which led to the commissioner resigning. On Wednesday, Attorney General Andy Beshear said he does not like what he's seeing. "I will always stand for public education - wherever I am - whether I'm Commissioner or not. And I will always make a point to remember that it's about our children, our educators," said Dr. Stephen Pruitt hou...

    FRANKFORT, Ky (LEX 18) Rumors of backdoor politics quickly spread Tuesday after Governor Bevin appointed new members to the board of education, which led to the commissioner resigning. On Wednesday, Attorney General Andy Beshear said he does not like what he's seeing. "I will always stand for public education - wherever I am - whether I'm Commissioner or not. And I will always make a point to remember that it's about our children, our educators," said Dr. Stephen Pruitt hou...

  • Louisville Man Held Rash Of Pickpocket Thefts

    Louisville Man Held Rash Of Pickpocket Thefts

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 7:42 PM EDT2018-04-18 23:42:36 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington police said a Louisville man has been charged in connection with a rash of thefts and pickpocket crimes at Keeneland Racecourse. Christopher A. Kittrell, 53, of Louisville is facing multiple counts of theft after a six months of investigative work by Lexington police and Keeneland security. Authorities say Kittrell picked pockets at several large public places in the area, including Keeneland, Kroger, Meijer, and Walmart. The ...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington police said a Louisville man has been charged in connection with a rash of thefts and pickpocket crimes at Keeneland Racecourse. Christopher A. Kittrell, 53, of Louisville is facing multiple counts of theft after a six months of investigative work by Lexington police and Keeneland security. Authorities say Kittrell picked pockets at several large public places in the area, including Keeneland, Kroger, Meijer, and Walmart. The ...

  • Lexington Humane Society Needs Donations For Kitten Kits

    Lexington Humane Society Needs Donations For Kitten Kits

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 7:40 PM EDT2018-04-18 23:40:41 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) This time of year, the Lexington Humane Society always sees an increase in kittens coming through the door.  "To be able to save more lives we are asking the community's help and we have some specific requests for our foster care program," said Ashley Hammond with the Lexington Humane Society.  When a kitten is young, it has a lot of needs that can be addressed through fostering, but the Lexington Humane Society just used their last Kitten ...

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) This time of year, the Lexington Humane Society always sees an increase in kittens coming through the door.  "To be able to save more lives we are asking the community's help and we have some specific requests for our foster care program," said Ashley Hammond with the Lexington Humane Society.  When a kitten is young, it has a lot of needs that can be addressed through fostering, but the Lexington Humane Society just used their last Kitten ...

  • Officers Can Eat Free At Lincoln County Schools

    Officers Can Eat Free At Lincoln County Schools

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 7:39 PM EDT2018-04-18 23:39:41 GMT

    LINCOLN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - Lincoln County Schools have come up with a unique concept to increase the presence of law enforcement on their campus. Lincoln County Food Services will provide free breakfast and lunch to all local and state police officers, deputies, and wildlife officers. Officers in uniform with identification are invited to eat with each other, our students, and staff. The District hopes officers will take advantage of this offer as it increases law enforceme...

    LINCOLN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - Lincoln County Schools have come up with a unique concept to increase the presence of law enforcement on their campus. Lincoln County Food Services will provide free breakfast and lunch to all local and state police officers, deputies, and wildlife officers. Officers in uniform with identification are invited to eat with each other, our students, and staff. The District hopes officers will take advantage of this offer as it increases law enforceme...

  • LEX 18 Digital Conversation - Medical Complications

    LEX 18 Digital Conversation - Medical Complications

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 6:17 PM EDT2018-04-18 22:17:11 GMT
    There are several medical complications that commonly cause maternal death and injury .. even infant death!  African American Women are 2 to 3 times MORE likely to die from these issues than white females - who suffer the SAME complications! What is the cause and how can we change this frightening statistic? Dia Davidson sits down with two doctors - specializing in obstetrics here in Lexington - for this Digital Conversation.
    There are several medical complications that commonly cause maternal death and injury .. even infant death!  African American Women are 2 to 3 times MORE likely to die from these issues than white females - who suffer the SAME complications! What is the cause and how can we change this frightening statistic? Dia Davidson sits down with two doctors - specializing in obstetrics here in Lexington - for this Digital Conversation.
  • Madison Central Marching Band Surprised With Invite To Macy's Parade

    Madison Central Marching Band Surprised With Invite To Macy's Parade

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-04-18 22:13:14 GMT

    MADISON COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) On Wednesday, the Madison Central High School Marching Band was surprised with an invite to perform in the 2019 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The surprise announcement happened in the auditorium at 5 p.m. Macy's Parade staff, as well as school officials and band directors David Jaggie and Jeremiah Fowler, gave the band the news that they were selected out of hundreds of nationwide applicants to be one of nine selected to march in the 93rd editi...

    MADISON COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) On Wednesday, the Madison Central High School Marching Band was surprised with an invite to perform in the 2019 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The surprise announcement happened in the auditorium at 5 p.m. Macy's Parade staff, as well as school officials and band directors David Jaggie and Jeremiah Fowler, gave the band the news that they were selected out of hundreds of nationwide applicants to be one of nine selected to march in the 93rd editi...

  • LEX 18 Digital: Firefighters Continue Arson Investigation In Lexington Neighborhood

    LEX 18 Digital: Firefighters Continue Arson Investigation In Lexington Neighborhood

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 5:10 PM EDT2018-04-18 21:10:39 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -- The Lexington Fire Department continues to seek tips from the public after another fire was set intentionally early Sunday morning.  The fire at a vacant building on Goodloe Street was seventh fire in the area since September, said Major Rob King with the Lexington Fire Department. All seven fires are considered to be arson.  "It could be several different individuals so we're actively working the case at this time," King said. Wh...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -- The Lexington Fire Department continues to seek tips from the public after another fire was set intentionally early Sunday morning.  The fire at a vacant building on Goodloe Street was seventh fire in the area since September, said Major Rob King with the Lexington Fire Department. All seven fires are considered to be arson.  "It could be several different individuals so we're actively working the case at this time," King said. Wh...

  • Officer Involved Shooting Reported In LaRue County

    Officer Involved Shooting Reported In LaRue County

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 4:24 PM EDT2018-04-18 20:24:45 GMT
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    LARUE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) Kentucky State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Roanoke, Kentucky. The shooting happened after a pursuit involving LaRue County Deputies and Kentucky State Police. It's unclear if the shots were fired by the deputy or the trooper. The shooting victim was flown to U of L Hospital.
    LARUE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) Kentucky State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Roanoke, Kentucky. The shooting happened after a pursuit involving LaRue County Deputies and Kentucky State Police. It's unclear if the shots were fired by the deputy or the trooper. The shooting victim was flown to U of L Hospital.
  • Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Person Of The Week: April 18, 2018

    Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Person Of The Week: April 18, 2018

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 3:36 PM EDT2018-04-18 19:36:12 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Lexington Police need your help finding the Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Person Of The Week.   Paul Bond Jr. is wanted on charges of robbery, burglary, violating conditions of release, tampering with a prisoner monitoring device, and persistent felony offender. Bond is 42-years-old and described as 5'9'' and 155 pounds. If you have any information on his whereabouts, call the Crime Stoppers tipline at (859) 253-2020 or text your informa...

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Lexington Police need your help finding the Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Person Of The Week.   Paul Bond Jr. is wanted on charges of robbery, burglary, violating conditions of release, tampering with a prisoner monitoring device, and persistent felony offender. Bond is 42-years-old and described as 5'9'' and 155 pounds. If you have any information on his whereabouts, call the Crime Stoppers tipline at (859) 253-2020 or text your informa...

  • 3 Men Convicted In Kansas Plot To Bomb Somali Refugees

    3 Men Convicted In Kansas Plot To Bomb Somali Refugees

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 3:10 PM EDT2018-04-18 19:10:15 GMT
    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A federal jury on Wednesday found three men guilty of plotting to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somali refugees in Kansas. Patrick Stein, Gavin Wright, and Curtis Allen were convicted of one count of conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction and one count of conspiracy against civil rights. Wright was convicted of a charge of lying to the FBI. The three men were indicted in October 2016 for plotting an attack for the day after the presidential...
    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A federal jury on Wednesday found three men guilty of plotting to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somali refugees in Kansas. Patrick Stein, Gavin Wright, and Curtis Allen were convicted of one count of conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction and one count of conspiracy against civil rights. Wright was convicted of a charge of lying to the FBI. The three men were indicted in October 2016 for plotting an attack for the day after the presidential...
  • Viva Il Pappy : The Pope Enjoys The Gift Of Kentucky Bourbon

    Viva Il Pappy : The Pope Enjoys The Gift Of Kentucky Bourbon

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 2:43 PM EDT2018-04-18 18:43:59 GMT
    ROME (LEX 18) - Father Jim Sichko of Kentucky was invited for a special audience with the Pope. As part of the Papal Missionaries of Mercy, Sichko has visited with the Holy Father previously. This time, Father Sichko took a 23-year-old prized bottle of Pappy Van Winkle to give to Pope Francis.    Afterward, Sichko posted a photo of the exchange in which he assured the Pope that it was "a very good bourbon." Pope Francis receiving his 23 yr old Pappy Van Winkl...
    ROME (LEX 18) - Father Jim Sichko of Kentucky was invited for a special audience with the Pope. As part of the Papal Missionaries of Mercy, Sichko has visited with the Holy Father previously. This time, Father Sichko took a 23-year-old prized bottle of Pappy Van Winkle to give to Pope Francis.    Afterward, Sichko posted a photo of the exchange in which he assured the Pope that it was "a very good bourbon." Pope Francis receiving his 23 yr old Pappy Van Winkl...
  • Pilot Error Caused 2016 Crash Into Indiana Home

    Pilot Error Caused 2016 Crash Into Indiana Home

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 1:10 PM EDT2018-04-18 17:10:53 GMT
    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) - Federal investigators say pilot error caused a small plane to crash into a home in 2016 near a western Indiana airport, fatally injuring one person and badly injuring another.           The (Terre Haute) Tribune-Star reports that the National Transportation Safety Board released a report Wednesday on the crash. The single-engine Cessna clipped the top of a 50-foot-tall (15.25-meter-tall) tree before hitting the hous...
    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) - Federal investigators say pilot error caused a small plane to crash into a home in 2016 near a western Indiana airport, fatally injuring one person and badly injuring another.           The (Terre Haute) Tribune-Star reports that the National Transportation Safety Board released a report Wednesday on the crash. The single-engine Cessna clipped the top of a 50-foot-tall (15.25-meter-tall) tree before hitting the hous...
  • Minn. Prosecutors Plan Announcement On Prince's Death

    Minn. Prosecutors Plan Announcement On Prince's Death

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 1:06 PM EDT2018-04-18 17:06:54 GMT
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors in the Minnesota county where Prince died said Wednesday that they're ready to make an announcement in their two-year investigation into the musician's death from an accidental fentanyl overdose. Carver County Attorney Mark Metz was scheduled to announce at 11:30 a.m. Thursday whether anyone would be charged. Prince was 57 when he was found alone and unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Park estate in suburban Chanhassen on April 21, 2...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors in the Minnesota county where Prince died said Wednesday that they're ready to make an announcement in their two-year investigation into the musician's death from an accidental fentanyl overdose. Carver County Attorney Mark Metz was scheduled to announce at 11:30 a.m. Thursday whether anyone would be charged. Prince was 57 when he was found alone and unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Park estate in suburban Chanhassen on April 21, 2...
  • Quaid, Coleman Set For Lexington's Harry Dean Stanton Fest

    Quaid, Coleman Set For Lexington's Harry Dean Stanton Fest

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 1:02 PM EDT2018-04-18 17:02:43 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington's annual Harry Dean Stanton festival is bringing in some big names for this year's fun. Actors Dennis Quaid and Dabney Coleman lead the list of former collaborators and fans to take part in the yearly showcase of the late Estill Co. native and quirky independent film stalwart's life and work. Other name attendees include Jamie James, Donnie Fritts and Drago Sumonja. The full list is on the new poster:
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington's annual Harry Dean Stanton festival is bringing in some big names for this year's fun. Actors Dennis Quaid and Dabney Coleman lead the list of former collaborators and fans to take part in the yearly showcase of the late Estill Co. native and quirky independent film stalwart's life and work. Other name attendees include Jamie James, Donnie Fritts and Drago Sumonja. The full list is on the new poster:
  • Gabriel To Declare For 2018 NBA Draft; Eligible To Return

    Gabriel To Declare For 2018 NBA Draft; Eligible To Return

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 1:01 PM EDT2018-04-18 17:01:50 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Kentucky men’s basketball sophomore forward Wenyen Gabriel announced Wednesday that he plans to submit his name for the 2018 NBA Draft but will not hire an agent. So long as Gabriel does not hire an agent, he will have until May 30 (10 days after the NBA Draft Combine) to make a final decision as to whether he wishes to remain in the draft or return to Kentucky. “My dream has always been to play professionally,” Gabriel said. “Af...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Kentucky men’s basketball sophomore forward Wenyen Gabriel announced Wednesday that he plans to submit his name for the 2018 NBA Draft but will not hire an agent. So long as Gabriel does not hire an agent, he will have until May 30 (10 days after the NBA Draft Combine) to make a final decision as to whether he wishes to remain in the draft or return to Kentucky. “My dream has always been to play professionally,” Gabriel said. “Af...
  • Frankfort Police Warn Of Possible Scam Involving Visits, Calls

    Frankfort Police Warn Of Possible Scam Involving Visits, Calls

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 12:27 PM EDT2018-04-18 16:27:36 GMT
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Frankfort police are warning area residents to be wary of people impersonating officials and trying to gain entry to homes. In a posting on its Facebook page Wednesday afternoon, the Frankfort Police Department said it has received reports that people posing as Frankfort Plant Board workers were knocking on homes and asking to come inside. Frankfort police warned residents that Plant Board workers will not visit homes without prior notice and...
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Frankfort police are warning area residents to be wary of people impersonating officials and trying to gain entry to homes. In a posting on its Facebook page Wednesday afternoon, the Frankfort Police Department said it has received reports that people posing as Frankfort Plant Board workers were knocking on homes and asking to come inside. Frankfort police warned residents that Plant Board workers will not visit homes without prior notice and...
  • Case Against Man Charged In Fatal Hit-Run Goes To Grand Jury

    Case Against Man Charged In Fatal Hit-Run Goes To Grand Jury

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 12:13 PM EDT2018-04-18 16:13:01 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The man accused of killing a Lexington real estate agent in a hit-and-run last week was back in court Wednesday. Stevonn "Stevie" Page, 46, was killed six days ago outside her Fayette County home. Michael Ray King was the second name called on this morning's docket and was in the courtroom for less than a minute, with his case being sent to a grand jury. This was King's second court appearance. Officials say that last Thursday, Page w...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The man accused of killing a Lexington real estate agent in a hit-and-run last week was back in court Wednesday. Stevonn "Stevie" Page, 46, was killed six days ago outside her Fayette County home. Michael Ray King was the second name called on this morning's docket and was in the courtroom for less than a minute, with his case being sent to a grand jury. This was King's second court appearance. Officials say that last Thursday, Page w...

  • Knox Co. School Bus Involved In Crash

    Knox Co. School Bus Involved In Crash

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 11:55 AM EDT2018-04-18 15:55:38 GMT
    KNOX COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - A Knox County school bus was involved in a minor collision on Spider Creek Road in Corbin. The bus was traveling south on the road and a 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix was traveling north when they collided. After conducting an investigation, Deputy Hudson determined that the Pontiac struck the right front tire of the school bus causing minor damage to left front fender of the car. The school bus was not damaged. There were no reported injuries to the forty-eig...
    KNOX COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - A Knox County school bus was involved in a minor collision on Spider Creek Road in Corbin. The bus was traveling south on the road and a 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix was traveling north when they collided. After conducting an investigation, Deputy Hudson determined that the Pontiac struck the right front tire of the school bus causing minor damage to left front fender of the car. The school bus was not damaged. There were no reported injuries to the forty-eig...
  • Island-Wide Blackout Hits Puerto Rico; Officials Probe Cause

    Island-Wide Blackout Hits Puerto Rico; Officials Probe Cause

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 11:44 AM EDT2018-04-18 15:44:17 GMT
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An island-wide blackout has hit Puerto Rico, which is struggling with an increasingly unstable power grid nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria hit the U.S. territory. Electric Power Authority spokeswoman Yohari Molina tells The Associated Press that crews are investigating the cause. Officials said Wednesday it could take 24 to 36 hours to fully restore power. It's the first time since Category 4 storm hit on Sept. 20 that Puerto Rico has...
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An island-wide blackout has hit Puerto Rico, which is struggling with an increasingly unstable power grid nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria hit the U.S. territory. Electric Power Authority spokeswoman Yohari Molina tells The Associated Press that crews are investigating the cause. Officials said Wednesday it could take 24 to 36 hours to fully restore power. It's the first time since Category 4 storm hit on Sept. 20 that Puerto Rico has...
  • Report: Boats Banned At Thunder Over Louisville

    Report: Boats Banned At Thunder Over Louisville

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 11:24 AM EDT2018-04-18 15:24:49 GMT
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Courier Journal) — High water on the Ohio River will keep Thunder Over Louisville attendees on dry land this weekend. The Courier Journal reports here that the Louisville Metro Police Department said rising waters and swept up debris are making the waterway too dangerous to allow boaters during the annual airshow and fireworks display. The restrictions will be in place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. until the end of the event on ...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Courier Journal) — High water on the Ohio River will keep Thunder Over Louisville attendees on dry land this weekend. The Courier Journal reports here that the Louisville Metro Police Department said rising waters and swept up debris are making the waterway too dangerous to allow boaters during the annual airshow and fireworks display. The restrictions will be in place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. until the end of the event on ...
  • Ky. Lottery: $1M Ticket Sold In Winchester

    Ky. Lottery: $1M Ticket Sold In Winchester

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 10:58 AM EDT2018-04-18 14:58:10 GMT
    (LEX 18) — Kentucky Lottery officials said Wednesday that the first $1 million ticket for one of its games was sold in Winchester. Lottery spokesman Chip Polston says the winning ticket for Millionaire Jumbo Bucks was bought at Gasoline Alley in April. The ticket has been claimed, but the winner has chosen to remain anonymous. Polston says there are two remaining $1 million tickets available in the game. Tickets for the game sell for $25 each.
    (LEX 18) — Kentucky Lottery officials said Wednesday that the first $1 million ticket for one of its games was sold in Winchester. Lottery spokesman Chip Polston says the winning ticket for Millionaire Jumbo Bucks was bought at Gasoline Alley in April. The ticket has been claimed, but the winner has chosen to remain anonymous. Polston says there are two remaining $1 million tickets available in the game. Tickets for the game sell for $25 each.
  • Adair Co. Standoff Ends With Arrest

    Adair Co. Standoff Ends With Arrest

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 10:35 AM EDT2018-04-18 14:35:13 GMT

    ADAIR COUNTY, Ky. (Adair County Community Voice) — A standoff in Adair County ended Tuesday night with the arrest of suspect in armed robbery and shooting. The Adair County Community Voice reports here that Kentucky State Police and Columbia City police officers surrounded a home on Montgomery Street for about three hours. That's because a shooting suspect was believed to be inside. Police eventually obtained a search warrant and forced their way inside about 10:30 p.m. ...

    ADAIR COUNTY, Ky. (Adair County Community Voice) — A standoff in Adair County ended Tuesday night with the arrest of suspect in armed robbery and shooting. The Adair County Community Voice reports here that Kentucky State Police and Columbia City police officers surrounded a home on Montgomery Street for about three hours. That's because a shooting suspect was believed to be inside. Police eventually obtained a search warrant and forced their way inside about 10:30 p.m. ...

  • Sen. McConnell Delivers Tribute To Barbara Bush

    Sen. McConnell Delivers Tribute To Barbara Bush

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 10:23 AM EDT2018-04-18 14:23:44 GMT
    WASHINGTON (LEX 18) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered remarks on former First Lady Barbara Bush on the Senate floor Wednesday. Here is his statement: The Senate pays tribute this morning to a beloved American who passed away yesterday. To our 41st president, her lucky husband, Barbara Pierce Bush was a beloved wife and partner for more than seven decades. To the American people whom she lovingly served as an exemplary First Lady, she was one of the most respect...
    WASHINGTON (LEX 18) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered remarks on former First Lady Barbara Bush on the Senate floor Wednesday. Here is his statement: The Senate pays tribute this morning to a beloved American who passed away yesterday. To our 41st president, her lucky husband, Barbara Pierce Bush was a beloved wife and partner for more than seven decades. To the American people whom she lovingly served as an exemplary First Lady, she was one of the most respect...
  • Pitino Chats With Albany Sportswriter On Job Search

    Pitino Chats With Albany Sportswriter On Job Search

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 10:04 AM EDT2018-04-18 14:04:14 GMT
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Times Union) - Coach Rick Pitino, after saying he wouldn't give an interview, reached out to a Albany sportswriter. Last week, Chris Churchill in Albany wrote a piece for the Times Union paper. Despite taking some pot shots at Pitino's scandals, Churchill said he was excited at the rumors that Pitino might come coach at Siena College. Pitino ended up calling Churchill to confront some of the writer's terse humor, but he didn't say no when asked about the head coachi...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Times Union) - Coach Rick Pitino, after saying he wouldn't give an interview, reached out to a Albany sportswriter. Last week, Chris Churchill in Albany wrote a piece for the Times Union paper. Despite taking some pot shots at Pitino's scandals, Churchill said he was excited at the rumors that Pitino might come coach at Siena College. Pitino ended up calling Churchill to confront some of the writer's terse humor, but he didn't say no when asked about the head coachi...
  • UK Police Announce Active Aggressor Training

    UK Police Announce Active Aggressor Training

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 9:52 AM EDT2018-04-18 13:52:13 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -University of Kentucky Police have announced an active aggressor training for tonight. The event, which will show students how to survive an active shooter, will be held at Patterson Hall Wednesday night. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and last until 8 p.m. Patterson Hall is located near Blazer Dining off Limestone Avenue. Develop a survival mindset in advance of an active aggressor attack TOMORROW at 6 PM at Patterson Hall (near Blazer Dining off Limest...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -University of Kentucky Police have announced an active aggressor training for tonight. The event, which will show students how to survive an active shooter, will be held at Patterson Hall Wednesday night. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and last until 8 p.m. Patterson Hall is located near Blazer Dining off Limestone Avenue. Develop a survival mindset in advance of an active aggressor attack TOMORROW at 6 PM at Patterson Hall (near Blazer Dining off Limest...
  • Trump Calls Sketch Released By Daniels 'Total Con Job'

    Trump Calls Sketch Released By Daniels 'Total Con Job'

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 9:22 AM EDT2018-04-18 13:22:04 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that a porn actress is pulling “a total con job” by promoting an artist’s sketch of a man she says threatened her to keep silent about an alleged sexual encounter with Trump years ago. The sketch depicts a white male in his 30s or 40s and carries a description of him as “lean but fit.” Stormy Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, told ABC’s “The View” on Tuesday th...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that a porn actress is pulling “a total con job” by promoting an artist’s sketch of a man she says threatened her to keep silent about an alleged sexual encounter with Trump years ago. The sketch depicts a white male in his 30s or 40s and carries a description of him as “lean but fit.” Stormy Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, told ABC’s “The View” on Tuesday th...
  • Health Department To Add Second Day For Needle-Exchange Program

    Health Department To Add Second Day For Needle-Exchange Program

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 9:04 AM EDT2018-04-18 13:04:31 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s needle-exchange program will add a second weekday to better serve clients’ needs. The program is now open 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays in the Dr. Rice C. Leach Community Room at 650 Newtown Pike. The free, anonymous and confidential program is designed to reduce the spread of HIV and hepatitis in Lexington. Used needles must be brought in to receive clean needles. Since opening in ...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s needle-exchange program will add a second weekday to better serve clients’ needs. The program is now open 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays in the Dr. Rice C. Leach Community Room at 650 Newtown Pike. The free, anonymous and confidential program is designed to reduce the spread of HIV and hepatitis in Lexington. Used needles must be brought in to receive clean needles. Since opening in ...
  • Bird Strike Forces Southwest Jet To Make Emergency Landing In Nashville

    Bird Strike Forces Southwest Jet To Make Emergency Landing In Nashville

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 8:45 AM EDT2018-04-18 12:45:27 GMT
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A bird strike forced a Southwest Airlines jet to make an emergency landing in Nashville, Tennessee. The airline said in a statement that the pilot of Flight 577 from Nashville to Phoenix declared an emergency after the bird strike Wednesday morning and safely landed the plane at Nashville International Airport. No injuries were reported. Southwest said the aircraft has been taken out of service for maintenance and local employees are working to get pass...
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A bird strike forced a Southwest Airlines jet to make an emergency landing in Nashville, Tennessee. The airline said in a statement that the pilot of Flight 577 from Nashville to Phoenix declared an emergency after the bird strike Wednesday morning and safely landed the plane at Nashville International Airport. No injuries were reported. Southwest said the aircraft has been taken out of service for maintenance and local employees are working to get pass...
  • Repairs To Begin Today On Roebling Bridge

    Repairs To Begin Today On Roebling Bridge

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 8:12 AM EDT2018-04-18 12:12:38 GMT
    COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Repairs are to begin Wednesday on a damaged Kentucky bridge over the Ohio River. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials say work on the Roebling Suspension Bridge between Covington and Cincinnati is expected to be complete by May 1. The Kentucky Enquirer reports a contract was awarded last week to Harrison, Ohio-based Evers Steel Construction for an estimated $62,000. A crash on March 20 distorted and cracked one of the historic bridge's primary v...
    COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Repairs are to begin Wednesday on a damaged Kentucky bridge over the Ohio River. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials say work on the Roebling Suspension Bridge between Covington and Cincinnati is expected to be complete by May 1. The Kentucky Enquirer reports a contract was awarded last week to Harrison, Ohio-based Evers Steel Construction for an estimated $62,000. A crash on March 20 distorted and cracked one of the historic bridge's primary v...
  • Cuba State Media Say New President To Be Elected Today

    Cuba State Media Say New President To Be Elected Today

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 7:04 AM EDT2018-04-18 11:04:17 GMT
    HAVANA (AP) — Cuban state media say the country's National Assembly will elect a new president on Wednesday but will only announce the replacement for Raul Castro the following day. Communist Party newspaper Granma says the congress will assemble at 9 a.m. and select leaders of the legislature before voting for the president and other members of the Council of State, the country's highest government body. The secret vote will be counted by the National Electoral Commissio...
    HAVANA (AP) — Cuban state media say the country's National Assembly will elect a new president on Wednesday but will only announce the replacement for Raul Castro the following day. Communist Party newspaper Granma says the congress will assemble at 9 a.m. and select leaders of the legislature before voting for the president and other members of the Council of State, the country's highest government body. The secret vote will be counted by the National Electoral Commissio...
  • Rowan Co. Trucker Highlights Road Rage Incident

    Rowan Co. Trucker Highlights Road Rage Incident

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 6:43 AM EDT2018-04-18 10:43:20 GMT

    ROWAN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Rowan County trucker is speaking out after he says an angry driver shot at him last week on the interstate. Stephen Cantrell makes the drive to Cincinnati regularly. But last week, he said, it took a scary turn. Cantrell says he was on Interstate Highway 64 near Olive Hill on Friday when a driver in a red Chevy truck break-checked and cut him off several times. He said he decided he needed to pass the driver and heard a sound as he did so. ...

    ROWAN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Rowan County trucker is speaking out after he says an angry driver shot at him last week on the interstate. Stephen Cantrell makes the drive to Cincinnati regularly. But last week, he said, it took a scary turn. Cantrell says he was on Interstate Highway 64 near Olive Hill on Friday when a driver in a red Chevy truck break-checked and cut him off several times. He said he decided he needed to pass the driver and heard a sound as he did so. ...

  • Ky. Education Commissioner Pruitt Resigns Amid Bevin's Board Shakeup

    Ky. Education Commissioner Pruitt Resigns Amid Bevin's Board Shakeup

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 5:29 AM EDT2018-04-18 09:29:57 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Dr. Stephen Pruitt resigned Tuesday night as the state Board of Education Commissioner. The decision was announced after an hours-long meeting with the Kentucky Board of Education. Pruitt submitted his resignation, and the board accepted it. He left the building before the announcement was made.

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Dr. Stephen Pruitt resigned Tuesday night as the state Board of Education Commissioner. The decision was announced after an hours-long meeting with the Kentucky Board of Education. Pruitt submitted his resignation, and the board accepted it. He left the building before the announcement was made.

  • Bevin Wades Back Into Firestorm: 'Many People Lost Jobs' Because Of Teacher Protests

    Bevin Wades Back Into Firestorm: 'Many People Lost Jobs' Because Of Teacher Protests

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 5:18 AM EDT2018-04-18 09:18:36 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Insisting "many, many people lost their jobs" because they stayed home with children while schools were closed for teacher protests, Gov. Matt Bevin returned Tuesday to comments he made last week that touched off a weekend firestorm that made headlines nationwide. Bevin was speaking Tuesday afternoon at an event to announce new appointments made to the Kentucky Board of Education. But after his prepared remarks, the governor was as...

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Insisting "many, many people lost their jobs" because they stayed home with children while schools were closed for teacher protests, Gov. Matt Bevin returned Tuesday to comments he made last week that touched off a weekend firestorm that made headlines nationwide. Bevin was speaking Tuesday afternoon at an event to announce new appointments made to the Kentucky Board of Education. But after his prepared remarks, the governor was as...

  • Ahead Of Summit, Pompeo Secretly Meets With N. Korea's Kim

    Ahead Of Summit, Pompeo Secretly Meets With N. Korea's Kim

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 5:16 AM EDT2018-04-18 09:16:02 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director Mike Pompeo recently traveled to North Korea to meet with leader Kim Jong Un, a highly unusual, secret visit undertaken as the enemy nations prepared for a meeting ...

    WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director Mike Pompeo recently traveled to North Korea to meet with leader Kim Jong Un, a highly unusual, secret visit undertaken as the enemy nations prepared for a meeting between President Donald Trump and Kim within the next few months. Two officials confirmed the trip to The Associated Press on Tuesday. The officials were not authorized to discuss the visit publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. The Washington Post, which first reported ...

  • Former First Lady Barbara Bush Dies At Age 92

    Former First Lady Barbara Bush Dies At Age 92

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 4:59 AM EDT2018-04-18 08:59:14 GMT
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    HOUSTON (AP) — Barbara Bush, the snowy-haired first lady and mother of a president whose plainspoken manner and utter lack of pretense made her more popular at times than her husband, President George H.W. Bush, died Tuesday, a family spokesman said. She was 92.

    HOUSTON (AP) — Barbara Bush, the snowy-haired first lady and mother of a president whose plainspoken manner and utter lack of pretense made her more popular at times than her husband, President George H.W. Bush, died Tuesday, a family spokesman said. She was 92.

  • Dad Makes Star Wars High Chair

    Dad Makes Star Wars High Chair

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 9:59 PM EDT2018-04-18 01:59:57 GMT
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    LOUISVILLE, Ky (WAVE 3) A dad and Star Wars fan created the ultimate high chair for his son.

    LOUISVILLE, Ky (WAVE 3) A dad and Star Wars fan created the ultimate high chair for his son.

  • Crash Shuts Down Portion Of Jessamine Co. Road

    Crash Shuts Down Portion Of Jessamine Co. Road

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 8:59 PM EDT2018-04-18 00:59:44 GMT
    JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) A Jessamine County road was shut down for a while Tuesday evening after a crash. It happened before 6 p.m. on Keene Road between US 68 and US 27. It is not clear how many vehicles were involved or if anyone was hurt. There's no word yet on what caused the crash.  The road has since reopened. 
    JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) A Jessamine County road was shut down for a while Tuesday evening after a crash. It happened before 6 p.m. on Keene Road between US 68 and US 27. It is not clear how many vehicles were involved or if anyone was hurt. There's no word yet on what caused the crash.  The road has since reopened. 
  • Deputies: Over 900 Pills, $22,000 Seized From Home

    Deputies: Over 900 Pills, $22,000 Seized From Home

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 8:41 PM EDT2018-04-18 00:41:16 GMT
    WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Deputies in Whitley County seized $22,000 and over 900 pills after an investigation that started after authorities say they received information about someone using social media to advertise the sale of marijuana. On April 2, deputies received a tip that someone was using social media to advertise marijuana. Deputies went to the residence on RD Rains Road to investigate. That resulted in obtaining enough evidence to obtain a search warrant for a Crisp...
    WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Deputies in Whitley County seized $22,000 and over 900 pills after an investigation that started after authorities say they received information about someone using social media to advertise the sale of marijuana. On April 2, deputies received a tip that someone was using social media to advertise marijuana. Deputies went to the residence on RD Rains Road to investigate. That resulted in obtaining enough evidence to obtain a search warrant for a Crisp...
  • Taxpayers Get 1-Day Extension Due To IRS Glitch

    Taxpayers Get 1-Day Extension Due To IRS Glitch

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 7:58 PM EDT2018-04-17 23:58:53 GMT
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    (AP) Just in time for tax day: The IRS website to make payments is down. But you still have to pay your taxes. The IRS did not have an immediate explanation for the failure. It appears, based on a message on the site, that the online payment system became unavailable at 2:50 A.M. ET on Tuesday. However, the initial message about the outage may have only confused visitors to the site. It said that the payment service, IRS Direct Pay, was experiencing both an unplanned and planned ou...

    (AP) Just in time for tax day: The IRS website to make payments is down. But you still have to pay your taxes. The IRS did not have an immediate explanation for the failure. It appears, based on a message on the site, that the online payment system became unavailable at 2:50 A.M. ET on Tuesday. However, the initial message about the outage may have only confused visitors to the site. It said that the payment service, IRS Direct Pay, was experiencing both an unplanned and planned ou...

  • Barbasol Championship Organizers Unveil Corporate Hospitality Suites

    Barbasol Championship Organizers Unveil Corporate Hospitality Suites

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 7:39 PM EDT2018-04-17 23:39:37 GMT

    JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Some of the best golfers in the world are coming to Central Kentucky. The PGA Tour's Barbasol Championship unveiled their corporate hospitality suites out at the Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville Tuesday. 

    JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Some of the best golfers in the world are coming to Central Kentucky. The PGA Tour's Barbasol Championship unveiled their corporate hospitality suites out at the Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville Tuesday. 

  • Woman Killed In Emergency Landing Identified

    Woman Killed In Emergency Landing Identified

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 7:27 PM EDT2018-04-17 23:27:00 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (NBC Philadelphia) - A Southwest flight from LaGuardia to Dallas Love had to make an emergency landing after one of its engines exploded. The plane landed safely but passengers told news outlets that the explosion knocked out a window.  According to NBC Philadelphia, the jet violently depressurized when a piece of an engine flew into and broke a window, a passenger's father tells NBC10. The father, Todd Baur, said that a female passenger was partially sucked ...

    PHILADELPHIA (NBC Philadelphia) - A Southwest flight from LaGuardia to Dallas Love had to make an emergency landing after one of its engines exploded. The plane landed safely but passengers told news outlets that the explosion knocked out a window.  According to NBC Philadelphia, the jet violently depressurized when a piece of an engine flew into and broke a window, a passenger's father tells NBC10. The father, Todd Baur, said that a female passenger was partially sucked ...

  • Making A Difference: Kentucky Firefighter Helping A Sister In Red

    Making A Difference: Kentucky Firefighter Helping A Sister In Red

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 7:06 PM EDT2018-04-17 23:06:14 GMT

    LAUREL COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) A firefighter dedicated to saving lives is going to donate a kidney to a fellow firefighter in Florida.  Tasha Prince said that she has always loved helping people, but it wasn't until she joined the McWhorter Volunteer Fire Department in Laurel County that she felt her true calling.  "It's an honor to be able to wear this uniform and it's an honor to serve your community. I love fighting fire and anybody will tell you that," said Princ...

    LAUREL COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) A firefighter dedicated to saving lives is going to donate a kidney to a fellow firefighter in Florida.  Tasha Prince said that she has always loved helping people, but it wasn't until she joined the McWhorter Volunteer Fire Department in Laurel County that she felt her true calling.  "It's an honor to be able to wear this uniform and it's an honor to serve your community. I love fighting fire and anybody will tell you that," said Princ...

  • Orchards In Central Kentucky Dealing With Cold Temperatures

    Orchards In Central Kentucky Dealing With Cold Temperatures

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 7:00 PM EDT2018-04-17 23:00:55 GMT

    SCOTT COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Orchards in Central Kentucky are struggling to get up and running for the summer because of the cold temperatures. Kevin Evans said that he's relying on the weather to bring Evan's Orchard and Cider Mill to life. He said as his Georgetown operation has grown over the last 24 years, he's had to learn to adapt, but even he doesn't have the flexibility to adapt to the rollercoaster temperatures of spring.  Several late freezes are pushing back some o...

    SCOTT COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Orchards in Central Kentucky are struggling to get up and running for the summer because of the cold temperatures. Kevin Evans said that he's relying on the weather to bring Evan's Orchard and Cider Mill to life. He said as his Georgetown operation has grown over the last 24 years, he's had to learn to adapt, but even he doesn't have the flexibility to adapt to the rollercoaster temperatures of spring.  Several late freezes are pushing back some o...

  • Family Seeks Answers After Fatal Crash

    Family Seeks Answers After Fatal Crash

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 6:55 PM EDT2018-04-17 22:55:51 GMT

    HARDIN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - Months after a tragic accident killed two small children, a Marion County family is searching for answers. A Sunday afternoon road trip to the Peddler's Mall in Elizabethtown, turned into a nightmare for Crystal Shipp and George Smith after a tire blew and their car overturned. Another car with three passengers rear-ended them. Two of the couple's four children, 3-year-old Alena and 4-year-old Bragenden, were killed. In the ensuing chaos, the family rem...

    HARDIN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - Months after a tragic accident killed two small children, a Marion County family is searching for answers. A Sunday afternoon road trip to the Peddler's Mall in Elizabethtown, turned into a nightmare for Crystal Shipp and George Smith after a tire blew and their car overturned. Another car with three passengers rear-ended them. Two of the couple's four children, 3-year-old Alena and 4-year-old Bragenden, were killed. In the ensuing chaos, the family rem...

  • SBA Disaster Assistance Available To Kentucky PNP Organizations Affected By Storms

    SBA Disaster Assistance Available To Kentucky PNP Organizations Affected By Storms

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 5:06 PM EDT2018-04-17 21:06:36 GMT
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    ATLANTA, GA (LEX 18) The U.S. Small Business Administration announced Tuesday that certain Private NonProfit organizations in Kentucky that do not provide critical services of a governmental nature may be eligible to apply for low-interest rate disaster loans.  PNPs located in the counties of Bell, Breathitt, Clay, Estill, Floyd, Harlan, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, Metcalfe, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Powell, Whitley and Wolfe in Kentuc...
    ATLANTA, GA (LEX 18) The U.S. Small Business Administration announced Tuesday that certain Private NonProfit organizations in Kentucky that do not provide critical services of a governmental nature may be eligible to apply for low-interest rate disaster loans.  PNPs located in the counties of Bell, Breathitt, Clay, Estill, Floyd, Harlan, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, Metcalfe, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Powell, Whitley and Wolfe in Kentuc...
  • Kentucky Education Board Mulls Future Of Commissioner

    Kentucky Education Board Mulls Future Of Commissioner

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 3:37 PM EDT2018-04-17 19:37:18 GMT
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Board of Education is meeting privately to decide whether to keep the state's commissioner of education. Republican Gov. Matt Bevin appointed seven new board members on Monday. The board is now entirely composed of people he appointed. The board then called a special meeting for Tuesday to discuss the possible dismissal of an employee. The only employee the board has authority over is Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt. Bevin told reporters Tues...
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Board of Education is meeting privately to decide whether to keep the state's commissioner of education. Republican Gov. Matt Bevin appointed seven new board members on Monday. The board is now entirely composed of people he appointed. The board then called a special meeting for Tuesday to discuss the possible dismissal of an employee. The only employee the board has authority over is Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt. Bevin told reporters Tues...
  • Remains Of Motorcyclist Found

    Remains Of Motorcyclist Found

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 2:10 PM EDT2018-04-17 18:10:23 GMT

    BOONE COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) The Boone County Sheriff's Office said that on Tuesday at 10 a.m., they were notified about a fatal motorcycle crash in the 3,900 block of Hathaway Road. Deputies said they are not sure when the crash actually happened.  The sheriff's office said that someone living nearby saw the motorcycle down an embankment.  They said that the driver was dead when they found him. He had failed to negotiate a curve.  The motorcyclist was identified as 42-...

    BOONE COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) The Boone County Sheriff's Office said that on Tuesday at 10 a.m., they were notified about a fatal motorcycle crash in the 3,900 block of Hathaway Road. Deputies said they are not sure when the crash actually happened.  The sheriff's office said that someone living nearby saw the motorcycle down an embankment.  They said that the driver was dead when they found him. He had failed to negotiate a curve.  The motorcyclist was identified as 42-...

  • Sandy Hook Families File Suit Against Infowars' Alex Jones

    Sandy Hook Families File Suit Against Infowars' Alex Jones

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 1:32 PM EDT2018-04-17 17:32:07 GMT
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    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The families of two children slain in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre have filed lawsuits against right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for claiming the shooting in Connecticut did not happen. Neil Heslin, the father of Jesse Lewis, and Leonard Pozner and Veronique De La Rosa, the parents of Noah Pozner, filed separate defamation lawsuits seeking more than $1 million in damages. The suits were filed late Monday in Travis County, Tex...
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The families of two children slain in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre have filed lawsuits against right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for claiming the shooting in Connecticut did not happen. Neil Heslin, the father of Jesse Lewis, and Leonard Pozner and Veronique De La Rosa, the parents of Noah Pozner, filed separate defamation lawsuits seeking more than $1 million in damages. The suits were filed late Monday in Travis County, Tex...
  • Attorney For Richie Farmer Pleads Not Guilty On His Behalf

    Attorney For Richie Farmer Pleads Not Guilty On His Behalf

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 11:00 AM EDT2018-04-17 15:00:07 GMT

    LONDON, Ky. (LEX 18) — After a delay in his case, Richie Farmer, a former University of Kentucky basketball player and Kentucky politician, was scheduled to appear in court again Tuesday.

    LONDON, Ky. (LEX 18) — After a delay in his case, Richie Farmer, a former University of Kentucky basketball player and Kentucky politician, was scheduled to appear in court again Tuesday.

  • North Lime Donuts Holds Foo Fighters Giveaway

    North Lime Donuts Holds Foo Fighters Giveaway

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 8:56 AM EDT2018-04-17 12:56:57 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - The Foo Fighters have rescheduled their concert for May 1 at Rupp Arena. North Lime Donuts has announced that the store will hold a ticket giveaway. To be eligible you must purchase a "Foo Fighter" donut and then post a photo to social media and tag the business. According to a post on their social media "To enter our giveaway all you have to do is to visit either of our Lexington shops, pick up a foo themed donut, and post a pic with you, th...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - The Foo Fighters have rescheduled their concert for May 1 at Rupp Arena. North Lime Donuts has announced that the store will hold a ticket giveaway. To be eligible you must purchase a "Foo Fighter" donut and then post a photo to social media and tag the business. According to a post on their social media "To enter our giveaway all you have to do is to visit either of our Lexington shops, pick up a foo themed donut, and post a pic with you, th...
  • Tax Filing Deadline Arrives: Are You Ready?

    Tax Filing Deadline Arrives: Are You Ready?

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 8:25 AM EDT2018-04-17 12:25:39 GMT

    (LEX 18/CNN/NBC News) — This marks one of the most dreaded days of every calendar year: tax filing day. The deadline to file is 11:59 p.m., but there are ways to seek an extension if needed. Normally, April 15 is the dreaded filing day, but this year that fell on a Sunday. And April 16 was observed as the Emancipation Day holiday in Washington, D.C., so April 17 is this year's deadline day. The good news if you aren't ready is most people can file for an exten...

    (LEX 18/CNN/NBC News) — This marks one of the most dreaded days of every calendar year: tax filing day. The deadline to file is 11:59 p.m., but there are ways to seek an extension if needed. Normally, April 15 is the dreaded filing day, but this year that fell on a Sunday. And April 16 was observed as the Emancipation Day holiday in Washington, D.C., so April 17 is this year's deadline day. The good news if you aren't ready is most people can file for an exten...

  • Berea Man Pleads Not Guilty In Stabbing Death

    Berea Man Pleads Not Guilty In Stabbing Death

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 8:21 AM EDT2018-04-17 12:21:48 GMT
    BEREA, Ky. (Richmond Register) — A Berea man has pleaded not guilty in a January stabbing death. The Richmond Register reports here that Ricky D. Arvin, 40, entered the plea in the death of 43-year-old Jay Drake. Arvin was arrested Jan. 23 and initially charged with assault. Drake, also of Berea, was pronounced dead later at an area hospital, and the charge against Arvin was upgraded to murder. Arvin allegedly told police the stabbing was in self-defe...
    BEREA, Ky. (Richmond Register) — A Berea man has pleaded not guilty in a January stabbing death. The Richmond Register reports here that Ricky D. Arvin, 40, entered the plea in the death of 43-year-old Jay Drake. Arvin was arrested Jan. 23 and initially charged with assault. Drake, also of Berea, was pronounced dead later at an area hospital, and the charge against Arvin was upgraded to murder. Arvin allegedly told police the stabbing was in self-defe...
  • Ky. Health Agency Recommends Hepatitis A Vaccinations For 6 Counties

    Ky. Health Agency Recommends Hepatitis A Vaccinations For 6 Counties

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 7:47 AM EDT2018-04-17 11:47:44 GMT
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Department for Public Health is recommending hepatitis A vaccinations for everyone in six counties associated with an outbreak of the illness. Acting Commissioner Jeffrey Howard says hepatitis A is preventable by vaccine. The affected counties are Jefferson, Bullitt, Hardin, Greenup, Carter and Boyd. The department says 214 cases have been reported in the Jefferson County area, while the other counties each have reported five or more cas...
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Department for Public Health is recommending hepatitis A vaccinations for everyone in six counties associated with an outbreak of the illness. Acting Commissioner Jeffrey Howard says hepatitis A is preventable by vaccine. The affected counties are Jefferson, Bullitt, Hardin, Greenup, Carter and Boyd. The department says 214 cases have been reported in the Jefferson County area, while the other counties each have reported five or more cas...
  • McCracken Co. Man Charged In Rape, Abduction Of 2 Tenn. Teens

    McCracken Co. Man Charged In Rape, Abduction Of 2 Tenn. Teens

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 7:22 AM EDT2018-04-17 11:22:10 GMT
    MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (WPSD) — A McCracken County man is in jail charged with rape and other offenses after two teenagers say he kidnapped them from Tennessee. WPSD reports here that 29-year-old Joshua S. Meyer is charged with first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy and second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor. Paducah police say two girls, ages 15 and 16, had been reported missing in Henderson, Tennessee. They escaped from the home where they were being kept in the...
    MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (WPSD) — A McCracken County man is in jail charged with rape and other offenses after two teenagers say he kidnapped them from Tennessee. WPSD reports here that 29-year-old Joshua S. Meyer is charged with first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy and second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor. Paducah police say two girls, ages 15 and 16, had been reported missing in Henderson, Tennessee. They escaped from the home where they were being kept in the...
  • Woman Charged In Lexington Robbery, Knife Assault

    Woman Charged In Lexington Robbery, Knife Assault

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 6:54 AM EDT2018-04-17 10:54:29 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A woman has been arrested in connection with a robbery and knife assault that occurred in Lexington a couple weeks ago. Police arrested 32-year-old Shana Mari' Lukasavage on Monday. She is accused of taking wallet containing $2,000 from a man and cutting his hands with a knife before fleeing. The incident happened April 2 on Village Drive. Lukasavage is charged with first-degree robbery.
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A woman has been arrested in connection with a robbery and knife assault that occurred in Lexington a couple weeks ago. Police arrested 32-year-old Shana Mari' Lukasavage on Monday. She is accused of taking wallet containing $2,000 from a man and cutting his hands with a knife before fleeing. The incident happened April 2 on Village Drive. Lukasavage is charged with first-degree robbery.
  • UPDATE: False Alarm, Not Outside Attack, Sets Off Syria Air Defenses

    UPDATE: False Alarm, Not Outside Attack, Sets Off Syria Air Defenses

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 6:26 AM EDT2018-04-17 10:26:59 GMT
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    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government-run media said the country's air defenses confronted a new "aggression," shooting down missiles over the central region of Homs and a suburb of Damascus early on Tuesday. The reports did not say who carried out the pre-dawn strikes, which were reported by Syrian state TV and the government-run Syrian Central Media. The reports, however, were not carried by the official news agency SANA on its website. The reports came just a few d...

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government-run media said the country's air defenses confronted a new "aggression," shooting down missiles over the central region of Homs and a suburb of Damascus early on Tuesday. The reports did not say who carried out the pre-dawn strikes, which were reported by Syrian state TV and the government-run Syrian Central Media. The reports, however, were not carried by the official news agency SANA on its website. The reports came just a few d...

  • Starbucks Faces Image Crisis After Arrest Of 2 Black Men

    Starbucks Faces Image Crisis After Arrest Of 2 Black Men

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 5:23 AM EDT2018-04-17 09:23:34 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) — Three years ago, Starbucks was widely ridiculed for trying to start a national conversation on race relations by asking its employees to write the words “Race Together” on coffee cups. The initiative, though it backfired, was in line with the company’s longstanding effort to project a progressive and inclusive image. The company is now through the looking glass, trying to tamp down a racially charged uproar over the arrest of two black men at o...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Three years ago, Starbucks was widely ridiculed for trying to start a national conversation on race relations by asking its employees to write the words “Race Together” on coffee cups. The initiative, though it backfired, was in line with the company’s longstanding effort to project a progressive and inclusive image. The company is now through the looking glass, trying to tamp down a racially charged uproar over the arrest of two black men at o...
  • Lawmakers To Participate In Local 'State Of The Classroom' Event

    Lawmakers To Participate In Local 'State Of The Classroom' Event

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 5:15 AM EDT2018-04-17 09:15:15 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Area residents will have the opportunity to hear from state policy influencers on education during the first-ever State of the Classroom Forum from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on April 19 at Frederick Douglass High School.

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Area residents will have the opportunity to hear from state policy influencers on education during the first-ever State of the Classroom Forum from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on April 19 at Frederick Douglass High School.

  • Hannity Shares World View With Trump, And Lawyer, Too

    Hannity Shares World View With Trump, And Lawyer, Too

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 5:12 AM EDT2018-04-17 09:12:43 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) — Sean Hannity shares a world view with President Donald Trump and on Monday it was revealed, with some reluctance, that he shares a lawyer, too. The Fox News Channel prime-time host is Trump's most vocal defender on television, and a week ago he was on the air criticizing the FBI raid on the president's personal attorney Michael Cohen as evidence that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's "witch hunt" against the president has become a runaway train. A...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Sean Hannity shares a world view with President Donald Trump and on Monday it was revealed, with some reluctance, that he shares a lawyer, too. The Fox News Channel prime-time host is Trump's most vocal defender on television, and a week ago he was on the air criticizing the FBI raid on the president's personal attorney Michael Cohen as evidence that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's "witch hunt" against the president has become a runaway train. A...
  • Woman Escapes Injury In Jessamine Co. Car Crash

    Woman Escapes Injury In Jessamine Co. Car Crash

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 4:50 AM EDT2018-04-17 08:50:02 GMT

    WILMORE, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Jessamine County woman was not hurt, despite careening off a small Wilmore road and crashing into the Jessamine Creek Monday afternoon.

    WILMORE, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Jessamine County woman was not hurt, despite careening off a small Wilmore road and crashing into the Jessamine Creek Monday afternoon.

  • Kentucky Native Competes In 'The Voice' Playoffs

    Kentucky Native Competes In 'The Voice' Playoffs

    Monday, April 16 2018 9:04 PM EDT2018-04-17 01:04:32 GMT
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    (NBC) Marshall County native Kaleb Lee was back on NBC's 'The Voice' Monday night.  He chose a song by another Kentucky native for the playoffs. Lee sang "You Don't Even Know Who I Am" by Patty Loveless who was born in Pike County.  You can vote for Lee, who is on Team Kelly, through 'The Voice' app on your phone, online, or on Twitter using #VoicePlayoffsKaleb. The results will be revealed Wednesday night at 8 p.m. on LEX 18. 
    (NBC) Marshall County native Kaleb Lee was back on NBC's 'The Voice' Monday night.  He chose a song by another Kentucky native for the playoffs. Lee sang "You Don't Even Know Who I Am" by Patty Loveless who was born in Pike County.  You can vote for Lee, who is on Team Kelly, through 'The Voice' app on your phone, online, or on Twitter using #VoicePlayoffsKaleb. The results will be revealed Wednesday night at 8 p.m. on LEX 18. 
  • Actor Harry Anderson Dead At 65

    Actor Harry Anderson Dead At 65

    Monday, April 16 2018 8:19 PM EDT2018-04-17 00:19:31 GMT
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    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WYFF) Harry Anderson, best known for his role in the sitcom 'Night Court' died Monday morning, according to WYFF.  Police were called to his Asheville home before 8 a.m.  Foul play is not suspected. He was 65-years-old.  Anderson was known for his roles on 'Saturday Night Live', 'Night Court', and the miniseries 'It'. 

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WYFF) Harry Anderson, best known for his role in the sitcom 'Night Court' died Monday morning, according to WYFF.  Police were called to his Asheville home before 8 a.m.  Foul play is not suspected. He was 65-years-old.  Anderson was known for his roles on 'Saturday Night Live', 'Night Court', and the miniseries 'It'. 

  • Attorney Files Motion For Shock Probation In Case Of 2016 Frankfort Murder

    Attorney Files Motion For Shock Probation In Case Of 2016 Frankfort Murder

    Monday, April 16 2018 7:12 PM EDT2018-04-16 23:12:07 GMT

    FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Five people are accused in the murder of a Franklin County pizza delivery man. Cameron Montgomery pleaded guilty for her role, but now it's up to a judge to see what happens with her ten-year sentence. 

    FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Five people are accused in the murder of a Franklin County pizza delivery man. Cameron Montgomery pleaded guilty for her role, but now it's up to a judge to see what happens with her ten-year sentence. 

  • Allegiant Air Under Fire After '60 Minutes' Safety Report

    Allegiant Air Under Fire After '60 Minutes' Safety Report

    Monday, April 16 2018 6:58 PM EDT2018-04-16 22:58:40 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The low-cost carrier Allegiant Air is under fire following a "60 Minutes" investigation that is raising significant safety concerns. Investigators with the news program found that between Jan. 1, 2016 and October 2017, the Las Vegas airline experienced more than 100 serious mechanical incidents, including aborted takeoffs, rapid descents, flight control malfunctions and midair engine failures. More than a year's worth of Federal Aviation Adminis...

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The low-cost carrier Allegiant Air is under fire following a "60 Minutes" investigation that is raising significant safety concerns. Investigators with the news program found that between Jan. 1, 2016 and October 2017, the Las Vegas airline experienced more than 100 serious mechanical incidents, including aborted takeoffs, rapid descents, flight control malfunctions and midair engine failures. More than a year's worth of Federal Aviation Adminis...

  • Crime Stoppers: Counterfeit Ring Strikes Again

    Crime Stoppers: Counterfeit Ring Strikes Again

    Monday, April 16 2018 6:55 PM EDT2018-04-16 22:55:00 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A counterfeit ring that originated in the northeast and made its way to Central Kentucky continues to baffle Lexington detectives.  Lexington's counterfeit money ring might even be expanding as detectives search for clues. "And that's the unfortunate thing. we really at this point have nothing," said Detective Mark Thomas with the Lexington Police Department.  Detective Thomas said that bleaching 1 dollar bills and turning them into 1...

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A counterfeit ring that originated in the northeast and made its way to Central Kentucky continues to baffle Lexington detectives.  Lexington's counterfeit money ring might even be expanding as detectives search for clues. "And that's the unfortunate thing. we really at this point have nothing," said Detective Mark Thomas with the Lexington Police Department.  Detective Thomas said that bleaching 1 dollar bills and turning them into 1...

  • Sheriff: Body Recovered From Lake Near Missing Man's Truck

    Sheriff: Body Recovered From Lake Near Missing Man's Truck

    Monday, April 16 2018 6:52 PM EDT2018-04-16 22:52:16 GMT

    RUSSELL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Officials in Russell County said Monday that a body recovered from Lake Cumberland was found near where a missing man's truck was found. The Russell County Sheriff's Department say the body was discovered Sunday night by a maintenance worker near where a pickup truck belonging to Danny Hatter was found March 31. Hatter's family had reported him missing earlier in the month. The sheriff says Russell County Coroner Michael Reynolds recove...

    RUSSELL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Officials in Russell County said Monday that a body recovered from Lake Cumberland was found near where a missing man's truck was found. The Russell County Sheriff's Department say the body was discovered Sunday night by a maintenance worker near where a pickup truck belonging to Danny Hatter was found March 31. Hatter's family had reported him missing earlier in the month. The sheriff says Russell County Coroner Michael Reynolds recove...

  • Statues Honoring Sergeant Reckless Placed On Kentucky Horse Park Grounds

    Statues Honoring Sergeant Reckless Placed On Kentucky Horse Park Grounds

    Monday, April 16 2018 6:49 PM EDT2018-04-16 22:49:30 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A very special addition to the Kentucky Horse Park has finally been placed on the grounds. The statue honors Sergeant Reckless, who was not just a horse, but a Marine. Sergeant Reckless was a small Mongolian mare who earned much love and respect from her fellow Marines.  She was purchased in 1954 and trained to carry ammunition to the front lines during the Korean War, as well as carry the wounded and dead back to the grounds. She did all of this by herse...

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A very special addition to the Kentucky Horse Park has finally been placed on the grounds. The statue honors Sergeant Reckless, who was not just a horse, but a Marine. Sergeant Reckless was a small Mongolian mare who earned much love and respect from her fellow Marines.  She was purchased in 1954 and trained to carry ammunition to the front lines during the Korean War, as well as carry the wounded and dead back to the grounds. She did all of this by herse...

  • Coroner: Man Dies After Shooting Himself While Driving In Madison Co.

    Coroner: Man Dies After Shooting Himself While Driving In Madison Co.

    Monday, April 16 2018 6:45 PM EDT2018-04-16 22:45:21 GMT

    MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A man died Monday morning after apparently shooting himself while driving and then crashing into another vehicle in Waco, officials say. The Madison County Coroner says the incident took place in from of Bybee grocery along Kentucky Highway 52. Authorities say the man driving the other vehicle was not injured. Police were responding to the scene and the case remains under investigation.

    MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A man died Monday morning after apparently shooting himself while driving and then crashing into another vehicle in Waco, officials say. The Madison County Coroner says the incident took place in from of Bybee grocery along Kentucky Highway 52. Authorities say the man driving the other vehicle was not injured. Police were responding to the scene and the case remains under investigation.

  • Gov. Bevin To Hold Press Conference Tuesday

    Gov. Bevin To Hold Press Conference Tuesday

    Monday, April 16 2018 5:23 PM EDT2018-04-16 21:23:28 GMT
    FRANKFORT, Ky (LEX 18) Governor Matt Bevin plans to hold a press conference on Tuesday at the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The conference will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m.  We sincerely appreciate Sec. @halheinerKY's work and commitment to the @KyEdWorkforce cabinet over the past 2 1/2 years. He, along with other appointees announced today, will be tremendous assets as members of the state Board of Education >>> https://t.co/eL8m4LP3HX pic.twitter....
    FRANKFORT, Ky (LEX 18) Governor Matt Bevin plans to hold a press conference on Tuesday at the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The conference will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m.  We sincerely appreciate Sec. @halheinerKY's work and commitment to the @KyEdWorkforce cabinet over the past 2 1/2 years. He, along with other appointees announced today, will be tremendous assets as members of the state Board of Education >>> https://t.co/eL8m4LP3HX pic.twitter....
  • Lexington Couple Pleads Guilty To Federal Trafficking Charges

    Lexington Couple Pleads Guilty To Federal Trafficking Charges

    Monday, April 16 2018 4:30 PM EDT2018-04-16 20:30:30 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Michael D. Jackson, 37, and Brandi Stamper, 27, both of Lexington, pleaded guilty today, to conspiracy to distribute fentanyl, cocaine, and crack cocaine; to being a convicted felons in possession of firearms; and to possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking. In their guilty pleas, Jackson and Stamper both admitted that they maintained a residence, on Norway Street in Lexington near Lafayette High School. Lexington Police executed a search...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Michael D. Jackson, 37, and Brandi Stamper, 27, both of Lexington, pleaded guilty today, to conspiracy to distribute fentanyl, cocaine, and crack cocaine; to being a convicted felons in possession of firearms; and to possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking. In their guilty pleas, Jackson and Stamper both admitted that they maintained a residence, on Norway Street in Lexington near Lafayette High School. Lexington Police executed a search...

  • Cohen Hearing Underway, Hannity Named As Another Client

    Cohen Hearing Underway, Hannity Named As Another Client

    Monday, April 16 2018 3:37 PM EDT2018-04-16 19:37:09 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on efforts by President Donald Trump and his personal lawyer to stop criminal prosecutors from reviewing materials seized in raids before they have a chance to review them for potential breach of attorney-client privilege. (all times local): 3:05 p.m. President Donald Trump's personal attorney has been forced to reveal that another of his clients is Fox News host Sean Hannity. Lawyers for Michael Cohen argued in court on Monday that they could ...
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on efforts by President Donald Trump and his personal lawyer to stop criminal prosecutors from reviewing materials seized in raids before they have a chance to review them for potential breach of attorney-client privilege. (all times local): 3:05 p.m. President Donald Trump's personal attorney has been forced to reveal that another of his clients is Fox News host Sean Hannity. Lawyers for Michael Cohen argued in court on Monday that they could ...
  • Deadline To Register To Vote Approaching Quickly

    Deadline To Register To Vote Approaching Quickly

    Monday, April 16 2018 3:02 PM EDT2018-04-16 19:02:10 GMT
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    FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18)  – Eligible Kentuckians who want to vote in the next election must register to vote by the deadline, April 23, ahead of the Commonwealth's Primary Election next month.  County clerks' offices throughout Kentucky will accept online and paper applications until 4 p.m. local time on the deadline. Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked by April 23. To be eligible to vote, Kentuckians must: Be a U.S. citizen. ...
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18)  – Eligible Kentuckians who want to vote in the next election must register to vote by the deadline, April 23, ahead of the Commonwealth's Primary Election next month.  County clerks' offices throughout Kentucky will accept online and paper applications until 4 p.m. local time on the deadline. Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked by April 23. To be eligible to vote, Kentuckians must: Be a U.S. citizen. ...
  • Inmates Fought Each Other Over Money, Territory

    Inmates Fought Each Other Over Money, Territory

    Monday, April 16 2018 2:28 PM EDT2018-04-16 18:28:18 GMT
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The Latest on prison riots that killed seven inmates in South Carolina (all times local):      2:15 p.m.      South Carolina prisons director says a riot that led to the deaths of seven inmates was a fight over money, territory and contraband.      Corrections Director Bryan Stirling said cellphones helped stir up trouble Sunday night at the Lee Correctional Institute in Bishopville. He says the fights started in one u...
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The Latest on prison riots that killed seven inmates in South Carolina (all times local):      2:15 p.m.      South Carolina prisons director says a riot that led to the deaths of seven inmates was a fight over money, territory and contraband.      Corrections Director Bryan Stirling said cellphones helped stir up trouble Sunday night at the Lee Correctional Institute in Bishopville. He says the fights started in one u...
  • 1 Arrested After Knox County Stabbing

    1 Arrested After Knox County Stabbing

    Monday, April 16 2018 1:58 PM EDT2018-04-16 17:58:39 GMT
    BARBOURVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) - A Knox County woman was taken into custody after authorities say an altercation ended in a stabbing. Deputies responded to a fight in progress involving two females at a residence on KY 223 in Dewitt. One of the females had been stabbed and was transported from the scene. Witnesses told investigators that Michelle Gray and the victim were involved in a fight and that Gray had brandished a knife and stabbed the woman in the arm. Gray was arrest...
    BARBOURVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) - A Knox County woman was taken into custody after authorities say an altercation ended in a stabbing. Deputies responded to a fight in progress involving two females at a residence on KY 223 in Dewitt. One of the females had been stabbed and was transported from the scene. Witnesses told investigators that Michelle Gray and the victim were involved in a fight and that Gray had brandished a knife and stabbed the woman in the arm. Gray was arrest...
  • 'I Just Have To Do It.' Teachers Struggle With Second Jobs

    'I Just Have To Do It.' Teachers Struggle With Second Jobs

    Monday, April 16 2018 1:42 PM EDT2018-04-16 17:42:08 GMT
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of American schoolteachers work second jobs to boost their income. While outrage over low pay has driven teacher revolts in states including Oklahoma and West Virginia, federal data shows it has been no less common for educators to moonlight at second jobs in other places where the pay is higher but so is the cost of living. Nationwide, 17.9 percent of teachers work jobs outside school, supplementing the average full-time teacher salary of ...
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of American schoolteachers work second jobs to boost their income. While outrage over low pay has driven teacher revolts in states including Oklahoma and West Virginia, federal data shows it has been no less common for educators to moonlight at second jobs in other places where the pay is higher but so is the cost of living. Nationwide, 17.9 percent of teachers work jobs outside school, supplementing the average full-time teacher salary of ...
  • Beshear Releases Tax Returns, Asks Other Officials

    Beshear Releases Tax Returns, Asks Other Officials

    Monday, April 16 2018 1:24 PM EDT2018-04-16 17:24:25 GMT
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's Democratic Attorney General has released his 2017 tax returns and asked all of the state's constitutional officers to do the same. Beshear released his tax returns Monday morning along with a copy of his annual financial disclosure form. It shows he earned more than $118,000 in 2017, paid more than $12,000 in taxes and donated $2,902 to charity. His financial disclosure form shows he owns stock in US Bank and Microsoft. His only debts are a home ...
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's Democratic Attorney General has released his 2017 tax returns and asked all of the state's constitutional officers to do the same. Beshear released his tax returns Monday morning along with a copy of his annual financial disclosure form. It shows he earned more than $118,000 in 2017, paid more than $12,000 in taxes and donated $2,902 to charity. His financial disclosure form shows he owns stock in US Bank and Microsoft. His only debts are a home ...
  • US Woman Wins Boston Marathon For 1st Time Since 1985

    US Woman Wins Boston Marathon For 1st Time Since 1985

    Monday, April 16 2018 12:47 PM EDT2018-04-16 16:47:53 GMT
    BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the 122nd running of the Boston Marathon (all times local): 12:25 p.m. Japanese runner Yuki Kawauchi surged late to win men’s Boston Marathon in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 15 minutes and 58 seconds. Kawauchi is the first Japanese man to win the Boston Marathon since 1987. He overtook Kenyan runner Geoffrey Kirui in the last few miles to win his first Abbott World Marathon major title. Kawauchi said through an interpreter after the windy...
    BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the 122nd running of the Boston Marathon (all times local): 12:25 p.m. Japanese runner Yuki Kawauchi surged late to win men’s Boston Marathon in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 15 minutes and 58 seconds. Kawauchi is the first Japanese man to win the Boston Marathon since 1987. He overtook Kenyan runner Geoffrey Kirui in the last few miles to win his first Abbott World Marathon major title. Kawauchi said through an interpreter after the windy...
  • Health Department Encourages Hep A Vaccine

    Health Department Encourages Hep A Vaccine

    Monday, April 16 2018 12:23 PM EDT2018-04-16 16:23:03 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) - State officials are recommending that adults and children who live in counties with multiple cases of Hepatitis A get vaccinated.

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) - State officials are recommending that adults and children who live in counties with multiple cases of Hepatitis A get vaccinated.

  • City Of Lexington Activates Emergency Weather Plan

    City Of Lexington Activates Emergency Weather Plan

    Monday, April 16 2018 12:12 PM EDT2018-04-16 16:12:10 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -- The city's Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention has activated the Emergency Weather plan. Homeless individuals or anyone needing a warm place to stay can take a LexTran bus to a shelter for free. Anyone needing assistance can call 211, text their zip code to 898211, or log onto uwbg211.org for shelter locations.?
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -- The city's Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention has activated the Emergency Weather plan. Homeless individuals or anyone needing a warm place to stay can take a LexTran bus to a shelter for free. Anyone needing assistance can call 211, text their zip code to 898211, or log onto uwbg211.org for shelter locations.?
  • S.C. Inmate: Bodies Stacked Up During Prison Riot

    S.C. Inmate: Bodies Stacked Up During Prison Riot

    Monday, April 16 2018 11:55 AM EDT2018-04-16 15:55:21 GMT
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Prisoners armed with homemade knives rioted for more than seven hours inside a maximum-security facility, leaving seven inmates dead, and bodies were "literally stacked on top of each other," an inmate told The Associated Press on Monday. At least 17 prisoners were seriously injured as inmates fought uninterrupted before authorities regained control of Lee Correctional Institution about 3 a.m. Monday, South Carolina prisons spokesman Jeff Ta...
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Prisoners armed with homemade knives rioted for more than seven hours inside a maximum-security facility, leaving seven inmates dead, and bodies were "literally stacked on top of each other," an inmate told The Associated Press on Monday. At least 17 prisoners were seriously injured as inmates fought uninterrupted before authorities regained control of Lee Correctional Institution about 3 a.m. Monday, South Carolina prisons spokesman Jeff Ta...
  • London Doctor Convicted Of Fraud Over Unneeded Pacemakers

    London Doctor Convicted Of Fraud Over Unneeded Pacemakers

    Monday, April 16 2018 11:49 AM EDT2018-04-16 15:49:05 GMT
    LONDON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A federal grand jury has convicted a London doctor with health care fraud over accusation he unnecessarily implanted pacemakers in dozens of patients. Dr. Anis Chalhoub was convicted April 11, according to the office of Robert Duncan, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky. Authorities say Chalhoub implanted 234 pacemakers in patience at St. Joseph London hospital between 2007 and 2011. Prosecutors say dozens of the cases were not requi...
    LONDON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A federal grand jury has convicted a London doctor with health care fraud over accusation he unnecessarily implanted pacemakers in dozens of patients. Dr. Anis Chalhoub was convicted April 11, according to the office of Robert Duncan, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky. Authorities say Chalhoub implanted 234 pacemakers in patience at St. Joseph London hospital between 2007 and 2011. Prosecutors say dozens of the cases were not requi...
  • I-75 Closed In Rockcastle April 23-25

    I-75 Closed In Rockcastle April 23-25

    Monday, April 16 2018 10:55 AM EDT2018-04-16 14:55:50 GMT
    MT VERNON, Ky. (LEX 18) –Interstate 75 in Rockcastle County will be closed for two nights beginning April 23 to allow for demolition of the old KY 1505 bridge. I-75 North will be closed to traffic beginning at 9 p.m. on Monday, April 23 and will reopen by 6 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24. I-75 South will be closed from 9 p.m.on Tuesday, April 24 until 6 a.m. on Wednesday, April 25. Motorists traveling on I-75 North will detour via Exit 62 (Mt. Vernon) onto U.S. 25 and reconnect wit...
    MT VERNON, Ky. (LEX 18) –Interstate 75 in Rockcastle County will be closed for two nights beginning April 23 to allow for demolition of the old KY 1505 bridge. I-75 North will be closed to traffic beginning at 9 p.m. on Monday, April 23 and will reopen by 6 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24. I-75 South will be closed from 9 p.m.on Tuesday, April 24 until 6 a.m. on Wednesday, April 25. Motorists traveling on I-75 North will detour via Exit 62 (Mt. Vernon) onto U.S. 25 and reconnect wit...
  • Bevin Appoints Heiner To Kentucky Board Of Education

    Bevin Appoints Heiner To Kentucky Board Of Education

    Monday, April 16 2018 10:47 AM EDT2018-04-16 14:47:22 GMT
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    FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) - Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Secretary Hal Heiner announced his resignation as Secretary of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet today to accept an appointment as a member of the Kentucky Board of Education.   “I am grateful for Sec. Heiner’s skilled and selfless leadership of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet over these past two and a half years,” said Gov. Matt Bevin. “He ...

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) - Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Secretary Hal Heiner announced his resignation as Secretary of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet today to accept an appointment as a member of the Kentucky Board of Education.   “I am grateful for Sec. Heiner’s skilled and selfless leadership of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet over these past two and a half years,” said Gov. Matt Bevin. “He ...

  • AG Beshear Releases Video Update On Pension Lawsuit

    AG Beshear Releases Video Update On Pension Lawsuit

    Monday, April 16 2018 10:16 AM EDT2018-04-16 14:16:18 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) - Posting what he promised to be one of many updates in the lawsuit against SB 151, Attorney General Andy Beshear announced a hearing date in the case. Beshear filed a lawsuit against the controversial sewage turned pension bill, saying the process in which the bill was passed violated the "inviolable contract" between the state and teachers. Besides its claim of violating the inviolable contract, the lawsuit says the process used to pass the b...

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) - Posting what he promised to be one of many updates in the lawsuit against SB 151, Attorney General Andy Beshear announced a hearing date in the case. Beshear filed a lawsuit against the controversial sewage turned pension bill, saying the process in which the bill was passed violated the "inviolable contract" between the state and teachers. Besides its claim of violating the inviolable contract, the lawsuit says the process used to pass the b...

  • Lexington BurgerFi To Offer Free Fries Tomorrow

    Lexington BurgerFi To Offer Free Fries Tomorrow

    Monday, April 16 2018 9:54 AM EDT2018-04-16 13:54:01 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)- In honor of BurgerFi’s sponsored NASCAR driver, Tyler Reddick (#9), who placed in the top nine this weekend during the   Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee, Lexington BurgerFi restaurants are offering a free order hand-cut fries all Tuesday long, April 17, with any purchase. Guests must mention offer at the counter in order to receive the discount. BugerFi has two locations in Lexington.

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)- In honor of BurgerFi’s sponsored NASCAR driver, Tyler Reddick (#9), who placed in the top nine this weekend during the   Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee, Lexington BurgerFi restaurants are offering a free order hand-cut fries all Tuesday long, April 17, with any purchase. Guests must mention offer at the counter in order to receive the discount. BugerFi has two locations in Lexington.

  • Kentucky Agriculture Department Offers Wedding Contest

    Kentucky Agriculture Department Offers Wedding Contest

    Monday, April 16 2018 9:36 AM EDT2018-04-16 13:36:23 GMT
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is offering a $5,000 grand prize package in its wedding contest. Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said in a news release that the Kentucky Proud Weddings Contest is aimed at giving Kentucky Proud businesses a chance at some of the U.S. wedding industry. The agency launched a website in February for businesses that offer picturesque farm venues for wedding and receptions, foods and beverages, catering, flowers, gifts a...
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is offering a $5,000 grand prize package in its wedding contest. Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said in a news release that the Kentucky Proud Weddings Contest is aimed at giving Kentucky Proud businesses a chance at some of the U.S. wedding industry. The agency launched a website in February for businesses that offer picturesque farm venues for wedding and receptions, foods and beverages, catering, flowers, gifts a...
  • Coroner IDs Body Found In Lexington Reservoir

    Coroner IDs Body Found In Lexington Reservoir

    Monday, April 16 2018 8:50 AM EDT2018-04-16 12:50:12 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Officials on Monday identified the body of man found days earlier in a Lexington reservoir. The Fayette County Coroner said 43-year-old William Lee Smith was pronounced dead after his body was found April 12. Smith's body was discovered in the reservoir across from Southland Christian Church on Richmond Road.  The coroner said someone alerted nearby Fire Department officials after spotting the body while walking. The coroner's report liste...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Officials on Monday identified the body of man found days earlier in a Lexington reservoir. The Fayette County Coroner said 43-year-old William Lee Smith was pronounced dead after his body was found April 12. Smith's body was discovered in the reservoir across from Southland Christian Church on Richmond Road.  The coroner said someone alerted nearby Fire Department officials after spotting the body while walking. The coroner's report liste...
  • 7 Inmates Killed, Many Injured In S.C. Prison Fighting

    7 Inmates Killed, Many Injured In S.C. Prison Fighting

    Monday, April 16 2018 7:03 AM EDT2018-04-16 11:03:57 GMT
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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina prisons spokesman says seven inmates are dead and 17 others required outside medical attention after hours of fighting inside a maximum security prison. Prisons spokesman Jeff Taillon announced the grim outcome after State Law Enforcement Division agents helped secure Lee Correctional Institution around 3 a.m. Monday. Taillon said multiple inmate fights that broke out at 7:15 p.m. Sunday. Taillon said no officers were wounded. ...

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina prisons spokesman says seven inmates are dead and 17 others required outside medical attention after hours of fighting inside a maximum security prison. Prisons spokesman Jeff Taillon announced the grim outcome after State Law Enforcement Division agents helped secure Lee Correctional Institution around 3 a.m. Monday. Taillon said multiple inmate fights that broke out at 7:15 p.m. Sunday. Taillon said no officers were wounded. ...

  • Officials: 1 Injured In Explosion Near Ohio University

    Officials: 1 Injured In Explosion Near Ohio University

    Monday, April 16 2018 6:52 AM EDT2018-04-16 10:52:41 GMT
    CINCINNATI (WLWT) — One person was reported injured Sunday evening in an explosion near Ohio University. WLWT reports here that emergency crews were called out about 5:15 p.m. to the 100 block of West Union Street in Athens, Ohio. Authorities say one person was injured and taken to an area hospital. Police said all other residents of the apartment complex were safe. The Athens Fire Department said the cause of the explosion is not known. State fire authorities are investigati...
    CINCINNATI (WLWT) — One person was reported injured Sunday evening in an explosion near Ohio University. WLWT reports here that emergency crews were called out about 5:15 p.m. to the 100 block of West Union Street in Athens, Ohio. Authorities say one person was injured and taken to an area hospital. Police said all other residents of the apartment complex were safe. The Athens Fire Department said the cause of the explosion is not known. State fire authorities are investigati...
  • Suspect In Whitley Co. Quadruple Murder Due In Court

    Suspect In Whitley Co. Quadruple Murder Due In Court

    Monday, April 16 2018 6:27 AM EDT2018-04-16 10:27:21 GMT

    WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — The man accused of killing four members of a Whitley County family is due in court Monday. Paul Brock faces a hearing in the February crime spree. The last time Brock was in court was nearly two months ago when Corbin police laid out the case against the 37-year-old. Officers say Brock fatally shot 45-year-old Aaron Byers, his 33-year-old wife, Tiffany, who was pregnant at the time, and Tiffany's 74-year-old grandmother, Mary Jackson. ...

    WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — The man accused of killing four members of a Whitley County family is due in court Monday. Paul Brock faces a hearing in the February crime spree. The last time Brock was in court was nearly two months ago when Corbin police laid out the case against the 37-year-old. Officers say Brock fatally shot 45-year-old Aaron Byers, his 33-year-old wife, Tiffany, who was pregnant at the time, and Tiffany's 74-year-old grandmother, Mary Jackson. ...

  • Body Recovered From Lake Cumberland

    Body Recovered From Lake Cumberland

    Monday, April 16 2018 6:08 AM EDT2018-04-16 10:08:30 GMT

    RUSSELL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Officials in Russell County removed a man's body from Lake Cumberland overnight. The recovery happened just before midnight, authorities say. Authorities tell LEX 18 that officials with the Sheriff's Department and state Fish and Wildlife Department removed the body from Lily Creek on Lake Cumberland. The identity of the dead man was not immediately known. The cause of death also is under investigation.

    RUSSELL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Officials in Russell County removed a man's body from Lake Cumberland overnight. The recovery happened just before midnight, authorities say. Authorities tell LEX 18 that officials with the Sheriff's Department and state Fish and Wildlife Department removed the body from Lily Creek on Lake Cumberland. The identity of the dead man was not immediately known. The cause of death also is under investigation.

  • Injured Man Jumps From Ambulance In Lexington

    Injured Man Jumps From Ambulance In Lexington

    Monday, April 16 2018 5:47 AM EDT2018-04-16 09:47:17 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Police say a man with serious injuries jumped out of an ambulance in Lexington overnight. Authorities say the incident happened about about midnight on Haley Road near Interstate Highway 64. Officials tell LEX 18 that an ambulance from Clark County was headed to a hospital when the man became aggressive before jumping out and running away. Due to the severity of the man's injuries, emergency responders requested help from Lexington police to fin...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Police say a man with serious injuries jumped out of an ambulance in Lexington overnight. Authorities say the incident happened about about midnight on Haley Road near Interstate Highway 64. Officials tell LEX 18 that an ambulance from Clark County was headed to a hospital when the man became aggressive before jumping out and running away. Due to the severity of the man's injuries, emergency responders requested help from Lexington police to fin...

  • Comey: 'It's Possible' Russians Have Leverage On Trump

    Comey: 'It's Possible' Russians Have Leverage On Trump

    Monday, April 16 2018 5:14 AM EDT2018-04-16 09:14:23 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Director James Comey says he thinks it’s possible the Russians have compromising information on President Donald Trump, that there is “some evidence of obstruction of justice” in the president’s actions and that Trump is “morally unfit” for office. Comey’s comments in an ABC News interview that aired Sunday were almost certain to escalate his war of words with the president and further erode a relationship m...

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Director James Comey says he thinks it’s possible the Russians have compromising information on President Donald Trump, that there is “some evidence of obstruction of justice” in the president’s actions and that Trump is “morally unfit” for office. Comey’s comments in an ABC News interview that aired Sunday were almost certain to escalate his war of words with the president and further erode a relationship m...

  • Center Will Now Be Bluegrass Music Hall Of Fame & Museum

    Center Will Now Be Bluegrass Music Hall Of Fame & Museum

    Monday, April 16 2018 4:41 AM EDT2018-04-16 08:41:49 GMT
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    OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky building will be the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum when it opens in October after a name change. The Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer reports the International Bluegrass Music Center has been talked about for years but, museum executive director Chris Joslin says people didn't understand what a "bluegrass center" was. Joslin says he had to explain that it was a hall of fame and museum, so they decided to call it that. Jo...
    OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky building will be the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum when it opens in October after a name change. The Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer reports the International Bluegrass Music Center has been talked about for years but, museum executive director Chris Joslin says people didn't understand what a "bluegrass center" was. Joslin says he had to explain that it was a hall of fame and museum, so they decided to call it that. Jo...
  • Stapleton’s Sunday: 40th Birthday, Birth Of Twins And ACM Win

    Stapleton’s Sunday: 40th Birthday, Birth Of Twins And ACM Win

    Sunday, April 15 2018 9:37 PM EDT2018-04-16 01:37:58 GMT
    LAS VEGAS, Nevada (AP) - Sunday is a day Chris Stapleton will always remember: His wife gave birth to twin boys, he celebrated his 40th birthday and he won album of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Stapleton didn’t attend the show in Las Vegas, but host Reba McEntire announced the birth of the boys when his album, “From a Room: Volume 1,” was named album of the year. Stapleton, who released two top-selling albums last year, is the top nominee w...
    LAS VEGAS, Nevada (AP) - Sunday is a day Chris Stapleton will always remember: His wife gave birth to twin boys, he celebrated his 40th birthday and he won album of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Stapleton didn’t attend the show in Las Vegas, but host Reba McEntire announced the birth of the boys when his album, “From a Room: Volume 1,” was named album of the year. Stapleton, who released two top-selling albums last year, is the top nominee w...
  • Actor R. Lee Ermey Dead At 74

    Actor R. Lee Ermey Dead At 74

    Sunday, April 15 2018 7:33 PM EDT2018-04-15 23:33:00 GMT
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    LOS ANGELES, Ca (LEX 18) - Award winning actor R. Lee Ermey, best known for his role as Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in the film Full Metal Jacket passed away at the age of 74 on Sunday. Ermey's long time manger confirmed the news on Ermey's Twitter page. He cited complications from pneumonia as the cause of death. According to his IMDB page, Ermey was a former Marine Corps drill instructor and also served in Vietnam and Okinawa, Japan. Ermey went on to appear in numerous films, o...
    LOS ANGELES, Ca (LEX 18) - Award winning actor R. Lee Ermey, best known for his role as Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in the film Full Metal Jacket passed away at the age of 74 on Sunday. Ermey's long time manger confirmed the news on Ermey's Twitter page. He cited complications from pneumonia as the cause of death. According to his IMDB page, Ermey was a former Marine Corps drill instructor and also served in Vietnam and Okinawa, Japan. Ermey went on to appear in numerous films, o...
  • Valley View Ferry Closed

    Valley View Ferry Closed

    Sunday, April 15 2018 7:21 PM EDT2018-04-15 23:21:05 GMT
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    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) - The Valley View Ferry is closed until further notice due to high water conditions.  LEX18 will update you once the status changes.
    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) - The Valley View Ferry is closed until further notice due to high water conditions.  LEX18 will update you once the status changes.
  • Spring Storm Moves East After Blanketing Central US In Snow

    Spring Storm Moves East After Blanketing Central US In Snow

    Sunday, April 15 2018 7:11 PM EDT2018-04-15 23:11:19 GMT
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    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesotans slogged through a mid-April storm Sunday that dumped 2 feet (half a meter) of snow on parts of the Upper Midwest, coated roads with ice and battered areas farther south with powerful winds and tornadoes before plowing toward the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic U.S.      The storm system prompted Enbridge Energy to temporarily shutter twin oil and gas pipelines in Michigan that may have been recently damaged by a ship anchor strike.   ...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesotans slogged through a mid-April storm Sunday that dumped 2 feet (half a meter) of snow on parts of the Upper Midwest, coated roads with ice and battered areas farther south with powerful winds and tornadoes before plowing toward the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic U.S.      The storm system prompted Enbridge Energy to temporarily shutter twin oil and gas pipelines in Michigan that may have been recently damaged by a ship anchor strike.   ...
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan's 1951 Fender Fetches $250,000 At Auction

    Stevie Ray Vaughan's 1951 Fender Fetches $250,000 At Auction

    Sunday, April 15 2018 7:07 PM EDT2018-04-15 23:07:10 GMT
    DALLAS (AP) - The electric guitar that blues legend Stevie Ray Vaughan used in his first studio recording and early performances has fetched $250,000 at auction in his hometown of Dallas.      Heritage Auction spokesman Eric Bradley says the winning bidder for the 1951 Fender at Sunday's auction doesn't wish to be identified immediately.      Vaughan biographer Craig Hopkins said last week that Vaughan's first professional-grade guitar has "considera...
    DALLAS (AP) - The electric guitar that blues legend Stevie Ray Vaughan used in his first studio recording and early performances has fetched $250,000 at auction in his hometown of Dallas.      Heritage Auction spokesman Eric Bradley says the winning bidder for the 1951 Fender at Sunday's auction doesn't wish to be identified immediately.      Vaughan biographer Craig Hopkins said last week that Vaughan's first professional-grade guitar has "considera...
  • INTERACTIVE: Top 10 Floods In Ky.

    INTERACTIVE: Top 10 Floods In Ky.

    Monday, February 26 2018 12:40 PM EST2018-02-26 17:40:12 GMT

    KENTUCKY (LEX 18)--   Here is a list of the top 10 floods recorded in Kentucky.

    KENTUCKY (LEX 18)--   Here is a list of the top 10 floods recorded in Kentucky.

  • INTERACTIVE: Ky. Ranks 13th For Gun Deaths

    INTERACTIVE: Ky. Ranks 13th For Gun Deaths

    Thursday, February 22 2018 10:07 AM EST2018-02-22 15:07:35 GMT
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    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - A new study shows that  Kentucky has the 13th most gun-related fatalities in the U.S. at 17.5 per 100,000 people exceeding the national rate of 11.73 deaths, reports 24/7 Wall St. in its report “States With the Most Gun Violence.”  Gun fatalities include homicides, accidents, and suicides.  In Kentucky, there were 772 gun-related fatalities of which there were 495 suicides and 234 homicides.   The study was...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - A new study shows that  Kentucky has the 13th most gun-related fatalities in the U.S. at 17.5 per 100,000 people exceeding the national rate of 11.73 deaths, reports 24/7 Wall St. in its report “States With the Most Gun Violence.”  Gun fatalities include homicides, accidents, and suicides.  In Kentucky, there were 772 gun-related fatalities of which there were 495 suicides and 234 homicides.   The study was...
  • INTERACTIVE: Family Questions Good Samaritan Law

    INTERACTIVE: Family Questions Good Samaritan Law

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 7:22 PM EST2018-02-21 00:22:49 GMT

    (LEX 18) In Kentucky, a record number of people are dying from drug overdoses. LEX 18's Leigh Searcy spoke with the family who lost their loved one to the epidemic. The man's family questions whether or not Kentucky's Good Samaritan Law actually hurt him. Tommy Gillespie's loved ones say that he struggled after back surgery. Gillespie was a husband and a father. In October 2016, his cousin, Teresa Goodlett, says he was found unconscious in a Lexington shopping center. He overdosed i...

    (LEX 18) In Kentucky, a record number of people are dying from drug overdoses. LEX 18's Leigh Searcy spoke with the family who lost their loved one to the epidemic. The man's family questions whether or not Kentucky's Good Samaritan Law actually hurt him. Tommy Gillespie's loved ones say that he struggled after back surgery. Gillespie was a husband and a father. In October 2016, his cousin, Teresa Goodlett, says he was found unconscious in a Lexington shopping center. He overdosed i...

  • Interactive: The Case Against Eric C. Conn

    Interactive: The Case Against Eric C. Conn

    Wednesday, January 31 2018 8:44 AM EST2018-01-31 13:44:52 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - The case of Eric C Conn garnered national attention after an alleged escape, capture, a change of attorneys and a handwritten letter documenting how he escaped at the US border. In advance of a special report on Conn airing Thursday, LEX 18 has broken down Conn's time as a fugitive from justice.
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - The case of Eric C Conn garnered national attention after an alleged escape, capture, a change of attorneys and a handwritten letter documenting how he escaped at the US border. In advance of a special report on Conn airing Thursday, LEX 18 has broken down Conn's time as a fugitive from justice.
  • INTERACTIVE: History Of The Music City Bowl

    INTERACTIVE: History Of The Music City Bowl

    Wednesday, December 27 2017 2:30 PM EST2017-12-27 19:30:48 GMT

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (LEX 18) - As UK fans make their way en masse to Nashville, LEX 18 wants to take a look back at a bowl game that is very special to Big Blue Nation. Kentucky has played at the bowl game 4 times since its start in 1998. The Cats made appearances in 1998, 2006, 2007 and 2009. This year, the Cats will face Northwestern University. The first Bowl was played at Vanderbilt Stadium (a Virginia Tech win over Alabama) the Bowl moved to Nissan Stadium, formerly known as ...

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (LEX 18) - As UK fans make their way en masse to Nashville, LEX 18 wants to take a look back at a bowl game that is very special to Big Blue Nation. Kentucky has played at the bowl game 4 times since its start in 1998. The Cats made appearances in 1998, 2006, 2007 and 2009. This year, the Cats will face Northwestern University. The first Bowl was played at Vanderbilt Stadium (a Virginia Tech win over Alabama) the Bowl moved to Nissan Stadium, formerly known as ...

  • Interactive: Timeline Of The Escape And Capture Of Eric C. Conn

    Interactive: Timeline Of The Escape And Capture Of Eric C. Conn

    Thursday, December 7 2017 2:18 PM EST2017-12-07 19:18:43 GMT
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    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Federal documents in the case of Eric C Conn remain sealed but some details of his escape and capture are being released slowly to the public. Conn was thrust in the public fallout after the revelation of a multi-million dollar social security disability scheme. The investigation took down Conn, a judge, a doctor and caused nearly 900 recipients of disability to have their benefits stripped. On June 2, while traveling to  Lexington to meet his lawyers,...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Federal documents in the case of Eric C Conn remain sealed but some details of his escape and capture are being released slowly to the public. Conn was thrust in the public fallout after the revelation of a multi-million dollar social security disability scheme. The investigation took down Conn, a judge, a doctor and caused nearly 900 recipients of disability to have their benefits stripped. On June 2, while traveling to  Lexington to meet his lawyers,...

  • Interactive: Timeline Of Lexington's Cheapside Statues

    Interactive: Timeline Of Lexington's Cheapside Statues

    Wednesday, November 1 2017 3:32 PM EDT2017-11-01 19:32:00 GMT

    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.

    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.

  • Interactive: Number Of Lexington Homicides By Year

    Interactive: Number Of Lexington Homicides By Year

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 1:23 PM EDT2017-10-10 17:23:11 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Will 2017 shape up to be one of the deadliest years in the city of Lexington?

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Will 2017 shape up to be one of the deadliest years in the city of Lexington?

  • INTERACTIVE: Deadliest Mass Shootings In Modern American History

    INTERACTIVE: Deadliest Mass Shootings In Modern American History

    Wednesday, October 4 2017 10:08 AM EDT2017-10-04 14:08:36 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-  The tragedy in Las Vegas is another sad chapter in the history of mass shootings in the United States. The tragedy in Nevada is now the deadliest mass shooting in American history, replacing the 2016 shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Florida. Here's a look back at a dark side of history.

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-  The tragedy in Las Vegas is another sad chapter in the history of mass shootings in the United States. The tragedy in Nevada is now the deadliest mass shooting in American history, replacing the 2016 shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Florida. Here's a look back at a dark side of history.

  • INTERACTIVE: Best Places To Watch The Great American Eclipse

    INTERACTIVE: Best Places To Watch The Great American Eclipse

    Monday, July 24 2017 10:37 AM EDT2017-07-24 14:37:57 GMT

    HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) - There are multiple Kentucky towns on the path of totality. Here is a complete list of the best places to see this once-in-a-lifetime solar event.

    HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) - There are multiple Kentucky towns on the path of totality. Here is a complete list of the best places to see this once-in-a-lifetime solar event.

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  • Bevin Lampooned On Comedy Central For Teacher Remarks

    Bevin Lampooned On Comedy Central For Teacher Remarks

    Friday, April 20 2018 12:59 PM EDT2018-04-20 16:59:25 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -Governor Matt Bevin was the subject of a lampooning monologue. 

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -Governor Matt Bevin was the subject of a lampooning monologue. 

  • I-64 Covered In Popsicles After Crash

    I-64 Covered In Popsicles After Crash

    Friday, April 20 2018 8:56 AM EDT2018-04-20 12:56:08 GMT

    WOODFORD COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - The interstate is about to get a little sticky this morning. A semi carrying a load of popsicles has crashed on I-64 near milemarker 60. A witness tells LEX 18 that a car ran one semi off the road and caused it to crash into a second semi that was sitting on the shoulder.  No one was injured. Unfortunately, popsicles have covered the roadway. Crews are working to clear the scene. Versailles Police are responding. 

    WOODFORD COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - The interstate is about to get a little sticky this morning. A semi carrying a load of popsicles has crashed on I-64 near milemarker 60. A witness tells LEX 18 that a car ran one semi off the road and caused it to crash into a second semi that was sitting on the shoulder.  No one was injured. Unfortunately, popsicles have covered the roadway. Crews are working to clear the scene. Versailles Police are responding. 

  • Coroner Seeks Next-of-Kin of Deceased

    Coroner Seeks Next-of-Kin of Deceased

    Friday, April 20 2018 12:47 PM EDT2018-04-20 16:47:31 GMT

    UPDATE: The family has been found.

    UPDATE: The family has been found.

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