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  • Source: Kentucky State Rep. Accused Of Molestation Commits Suicide

    Source: Kentucky State Rep. Accused Of Molestation Commits Suicide

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 11:24 PM EST2017-12-14 04:24:00 GMT

    LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) WDRB reports that Kentucky State Representative Dan Johnson has committed suicide on a bridge in Mt. Washington. He had been accused of sexual molestation.  Bullitt County GOP Rep. Dan Johnson spoke Tuesday morning at Heart of Fire Church in Louisville, where he was a preacher.

    LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) WDRB reports that Kentucky State Representative Dan Johnson has committed suicide on a bridge in Mt. Washington. He had been accused of sexual molestation.  Bullitt County GOP Rep. Dan Johnson spoke Tuesday morning at Heart of Fire Church in Louisville, where he was a preacher.

  • Grant County Drug Roundup Nets Multiple Indictments

    Grant County Drug Roundup Nets Multiple Indictments

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 2:39 PM EST2017-12-13 19:39:05 GMT

    GRANT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) -  State Police say numerous drug dealers are off the streets in Grant County. Investigators say they hope this morning's round-up helps fight the ongoing drug problem.  The arrests came after a six month undercover investigation. Ten people were arrested and officials say that all of them were drugs dealers. "The cases may have been done by confidential informants, through our street level program. None of this could have happened...

    GRANT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) -  State Police say numerous drug dealers are off the streets in Grant County. Investigators say they hope this morning's round-up helps fight the ongoing drug problem.  The arrests came after a six month undercover investigation. Ten people were arrested and officials say that all of them were drugs dealers. "The cases may have been done by confidential informants, through our street level program. None of this could have happened...

  • Teen Hailed As Hero After Crash

    Teen Hailed As Hero After Crash

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 7:03 PM EST2017-12-14 00:03:47 GMT

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) A high school sophomore is being hailed a hero after a violent school bus crash.  The crash happened Monday morning on Blaine Hill along Route 32 in Louisa. 16-year-old Trey Halfhill was on his way to school with his mom when he saw the bus go through the guardrail and flip onto its side. "I was worried there was just gonna be a bunch of young kids," said Halfhill.  Ignoring his mother's orders, he sprang into action, rushing on...

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) A high school sophomore is being hailed a hero after a violent school bus crash.  The crash happened Monday morning on Blaine Hill along Route 32 in Louisa. 16-year-old Trey Halfhill was on his way to school with his mom when he saw the bus go through the guardrail and flip onto its side. "I was worried there was just gonna be a bunch of young kids," said Halfhill.  Ignoring his mother's orders, he sprang into action, rushing on...

  • Report: UofL Suing Rick Pitino

    Report: UofL Suing Rick Pitino

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 7:25 PM EST2017-12-14 00:25:48 GMT
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    LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) WDRB in Louisville is reporting that the University of Louisville has filed a lawsuit again former men's basketball coach Rick Pitino. The lawsuit states that Pitino's negligence in current and previous scandals has taken a toll on the school's reputation. The lawsuit, according to WDRB, alleges that Pitino is the 'active wrongdoer', instead of the university, after the NCAA ordered the school to return the money received for the 2012-2015 men's basketball...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) WDRB in Louisville is reporting that the University of Louisville has filed a lawsuit again former men's basketball coach Rick Pitino. The lawsuit states that Pitino's negligence in current and previous scandals has taken a toll on the school's reputation. The lawsuit, according to WDRB, alleges that Pitino is the 'active wrongdoer', instead of the university, after the NCAA ordered the school to return the money received for the 2012-2015 men's basketball...
  • What's New On Netflix And What's Leaving In December?

    What's New On Netflix And What's Leaving In December?

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 1:15 PM EST2017-12-13 18:15:18 GMT

    (Digital Trends)-- The weather outside may be frightful, but Netflix’s December lineup is certainly delightful. Eager to see what’s new on Netflix this December? While you might not be able to see your presents ahead of time, we’ve got your streaming preview right now. EVERYTHING NEW ON NETFLIX IN DECEMBER December 1 8 Mile Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls All Hail King Julien season 5 A StoryBots Christmas August Rus...

    (Digital Trends)-- The weather outside may be frightful, but Netflix’s December lineup is certainly delightful. Eager to see what’s new on Netflix this December? While you might not be able to see your presents ahead of time, we’ve got your streaming preview right now. EVERYTHING NEW ON NETFLIX IN DECEMBER December 1 8 Mile Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls All Hail King Julien season 5 A StoryBots Christmas August Rus...

  • 48 Arrested In Pulaski County Drug Roundup

    48 Arrested In Pulaski County Drug Roundup

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 10:08 AM EST2017-12-12 15:08:21 GMT
    PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - A six-month joint investigation by the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office and the Lake Cumberland Area Drug Task Force has resulted in a countywide drug roundup. Officers from various law enforcement agencies divided up into teams early this morning in search of approximately 48 individuals wanted on Pulaski County District Warrants and Grand Jury Indictments for various drug offenses.  The majority of drug offenses were for Trafficking in a Cont...
    PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - A six-month joint investigation by the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office and the Lake Cumberland Area Drug Task Force has resulted in a countywide drug roundup. Officers from various law enforcement agencies divided up into teams early this morning in search of approximately 48 individuals wanted on Pulaski County District Warrants and Grand Jury Indictments for various drug offenses.  The majority of drug offenses were for Trafficking in a Cont...
  • Taxi Driver Shot, Killed In Front Of Passenger

    Taxi Driver Shot, Killed In Front Of Passenger

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 10:20 AM EST2017-12-13 15:20:47 GMT
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    NEWPORT, Ky. (WLWT)-- A taxi driver was shot and killed late Tuesday night in Newport. Investigators told WLWT an unknown person approached the driver’s side of the taxi and shot through the window. It happened around 11:30 p.m. in the 900 block of Washington. A woman was in the backseat and witnessed the shooting. However, police said she was not a customer. The taxi driver tried to flee the scene after the shooting, crashing into several parked cars and a tree a few blocks ...

    NEWPORT, Ky. (WLWT)-- A taxi driver was shot and killed late Tuesday night in Newport. Investigators told WLWT an unknown person approached the driver’s side of the taxi and shot through the window. It happened around 11:30 p.m. in the 900 block of Washington. A woman was in the backseat and witnessed the shooting. However, police said she was not a customer. The taxi driver tried to flee the scene after the shooting, crashing into several parked cars and a tree a few blocks ...

  • 10 Most Dangerous States For Driving In The Rain

    10 Most Dangerous States For Driving In The Rain

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 4:48 PM EST2017-12-13 21:48:14 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Floods and tornadoes may get all the headlines, but neither is the deadliest weather hazard. It’s driving in winter weather. In 2016, floods and tornadoes were responsible for a combined 144 weather-related fatalities across the US.¹ That same year, more than 2,800 lives were lost due to snow and rain on American roads.² Winter road conditions like sleet, ice, snow, and freezing rain make getting behind the wheel a risky move. Safewise ...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Floods and tornadoes may get all the headlines, but neither is the deadliest weather hazard. It’s driving in winter weather. In 2016, floods and tornadoes were responsible for a combined 144 weather-related fatalities across the US.¹ That same year, more than 2,800 lives were lost due to snow and rain on American roads.² Winter road conditions like sleet, ice, snow, and freezing rain make getting behind the wheel a risky move. Safewise ...

  • Police: Man Bites Neighbor's Face

    Police: Man Bites Neighbor's Face

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 5:30 AM EST2017-12-13 10:30:51 GMT

    ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (The News Enterprise)-- Police say helping a neighbor led to a violent attack after a man was bitten on the face seconds after he directed another man away from traffic.  It happened around midnight Monday in the 600 block of Westport Road. According to police, the injured male “had a significant piece of flesh missing from the left side of his face near his eye with (the) cheekbone exposed.” Stefan Batts, 32, of Eliza­beth­...

    ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (The News Enterprise)-- Police say helping a neighbor led to a violent attack after a man was bitten on the face seconds after he directed another man away from traffic.  It happened around midnight Monday in the 600 block of Westport Road. According to police, the injured male “had a significant piece of flesh missing from the left side of his face near his eye with (the) cheekbone exposed.” Stefan Batts, 32, of Eliza­beth­...

  • Man Dies After Estill Co. Apartment Fire

    Man Dies After Estill Co. Apartment Fire

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 10:44 PM EST2017-12-14 03:44:52 GMT

    ESTILL COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) The mother of a man taken to the hospital after an apartment fire in Estill County says that he has died from his injuries.  

    ESTILL COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) The mother of a man taken to the hospital after an apartment fire in Estill County says that he has died from his injuries.  

  • Police: Man Runs Over Wife, Concerned About Dog

    Police: Man Runs Over Wife, Concerned About Dog

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 12:41 PM EST2017-12-12 17:41:55 GMT
    MGNMGN
    GEORGETOWN, Ky. (The Georgetown News Graphic)-- Police in Georgetown say a man allegedly ran over his wife and was only concerned about his dog's well-being. Reports say Marcus Stone did not stop his truck after his wife jumped from the moving vehicle Saturday night and hit her. When police caught up to stone about 15 minutes later, they say they found open containers of alcohol inside. Officers asked him why he didn't stop to check on his wife, and that's when he asked if his dog ...
    GEORGETOWN, Ky. (The Georgetown News Graphic)-- Police in Georgetown say a man allegedly ran over his wife and was only concerned about his dog's well-being. Reports say Marcus Stone did not stop his truck after his wife jumped from the moving vehicle Saturday night and hit her. When police caught up to stone about 15 minutes later, they say they found open containers of alcohol inside. Officers asked him why he didn't stop to check on his wife, and that's when he asked if his dog ...
  • Man Complains Of Hypothermia, Chest Pain Following Accident

    Man Complains Of Hypothermia, Chest Pain Following Accident

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 11:35 AM EST2017-12-13 16:35:33 GMT
    Pulaski County SheriffPulaski County Sheriff
    PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Sheriff officials were dispatched to a 911 call of a single vehicle injury accident near the intersection of Highway 461 and East Highway 80 at 2:50 a.m. Wednesday. Upon arrival at the scene, near Jack's Grocery on the south side of the intersection of 461 and East 80, deputies found a semi tractor-trailer some 800 feet off the roadway in a tree line near the grocery store. The driver of the truck was located 30 yards from the wreckage in...
    PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Sheriff officials were dispatched to a 911 call of a single vehicle injury accident near the intersection of Highway 461 and East Highway 80 at 2:50 a.m. Wednesday. Upon arrival at the scene, near Jack's Grocery on the south side of the intersection of 461 and East 80, deputies found a semi tractor-trailer some 800 feet off the roadway in a tree line near the grocery store. The driver of the truck was located 30 yards from the wreckage in...
  • Youth Homeless Shelter Asking For Donations

    Youth Homeless Shelter Asking For Donations

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 7:27 AM EST2017-12-12 12:27:41 GMT

    LEXINGTON, KY (Lex 18) - A Lexington homeless shelter serving dozens of children and teens without a home this winter said it could really use your help with supplies.  Off Lexington's West 3rd street, a white and green sign marks a haven for some of Central Kentucky's youngest and most vulnerable.  On any given night, Arbor Youth Services can house up to ten young kids or teens looking for an escape from homelessness.  "Kids come to us with pretty much nothing,...

    LEXINGTON, KY (Lex 18) - A Lexington homeless shelter serving dozens of children and teens without a home this winter said it could really use your help with supplies.  Off Lexington's West 3rd street, a white and green sign marks a haven for some of Central Kentucky's youngest and most vulnerable.  On any given night, Arbor Youth Services can house up to ten young kids or teens looking for an escape from homelessness.  "Kids come to us with pretty much nothing,...

  • Man Arrested In Residential Burglary

    Man Arrested In Residential Burglary

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 9:02 PM EST2017-12-14 02:02:35 GMT
    LAUREL COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) A man was arrested and charged with burglary in Laurel County Wednesday. A press release from the sheriff's office said that around 3:06 p.m., deputies arrested 41-year-old Todd D. McWhorter, of East Bernstadt, off Old Hare Road during an investigation into a residential burglary that had happened around 8:43 a.m. off JB Lewis Road.  The sheriff's office said that a female victim had taken her child to school and returned home to find a gree...
    LAUREL COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) A man was arrested and charged with burglary in Laurel County Wednesday. A press release from the sheriff's office said that around 3:06 p.m., deputies arrested 41-year-old Todd D. McWhorter, of East Bernstadt, off Old Hare Road during an investigation into a residential burglary that had happened around 8:43 a.m. off JB Lewis Road.  The sheriff's office said that a female victim had taken her child to school and returned home to find a gree...
  • Another Double-Double For Makayla Epps: UK Graduation, Marion County Jersey Retirement

    Another Double-Double For Makayla Epps: UK Graduation, Marion County Jersey Retirement

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 4:51 AM EST2017-12-13 09:51:49 GMT
    Makayla Epps will receive her UK degree Friday and then have her jersey retired at Marion County Saturday. (Vicky Graff Photo)Makayla Epps will receive her UK degree Friday and then have her jersey retired at Marion County Saturday. (Vicky Graff Photo)
    By LARRY VAUGHT Makayla Epps has had a lot of memorable moments during her athletics career — and likely has many more to come. But for Angela Mattingly, Epps’ mother, this weekend is going to be as special, or maybe more special, than any of them. Epps will graduate from the University of Kentucky with her degree in social work on Friday and then have her jersey retired during a ceremony at Marion County High School in Lebanon on Saturday. “The whole thing ...
    By LARRY VAUGHT Makayla Epps has had a lot of memorable moments during her athletics career — and likely has many more to come. But for Angela Mattingly, Epps’ mother, this weekend is going to be as special, or maybe more special, than any of them. Epps will graduate from the University of Kentucky with her degree in social work on Friday and then have her jersey retired during a ceremony at Marion County High School in Lebanon on Saturday. “The whole thing ...
  • Official Urges Expulsion Of Lawmaker Accused Of Assault

    Official Urges Expulsion Of Lawmaker Accused Of Assault

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 5:21 PM EST2017-12-13 22:21:35 GMT
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's Democratic attorney general says the state House of Representatives should take steps to expel a Republican lawmaker accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl in 2013. The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting reported this week that a woman had accused Dan Johnson of assaulting her in 2013 when she was 17. Police closed the case without filing charges. Johnson has denied the allegation. Attorney General Andy Beshear said Wednesday that Jo...
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's Democratic attorney general says the state House of Representatives should take steps to expel a Republican lawmaker accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl in 2013. The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting reported this week that a woman had accused Dan Johnson of assaulting her in 2013 when she was 17. Police closed the case without filing charges. Johnson has denied the allegation. Attorney General Andy Beshear said Wednesday that Jo...
  • More Trouble For Anderson Co. Transportation Department

    More Trouble For Anderson Co. Transportation Department

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 4:58 PM EST2017-12-13 21:58:50 GMT

    ANDERSON COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) There is more controversy surrounding the Anderson County Schools Transportation System after new photos, published by the Anderson News, show personal vehicles inside the garage that is supposed to be for buses.  Inside the Anderson News photos were printed showing Jeeps. tractors, and even a vehicle with the word "Twisted" on it inside of the bus garage.  "We pay taxes for a reason just for them to do their own things," sa...

    ANDERSON COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) There is more controversy surrounding the Anderson County Schools Transportation System after new photos, published by the Anderson News, show personal vehicles inside the garage that is supposed to be for buses.  Inside the Anderson News photos were printed showing Jeeps. tractors, and even a vehicle with the word "Twisted" on it inside of the bus garage.  "We pay taxes for a reason just for them to do their own things," sa...

  • Pantone Announces Color Of The Year For 2018

    Pantone Announces Color Of The Year For 2018

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 12:01 PM EST2017-12-12 17:01:22 GMT
    PantonePantone
    (PANTONE)-- A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future. Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own. Enigm...
    (PANTONE)-- A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future. Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own. Enigm...
  • Police Conduct Holiday Shoplifting Blitz

    Police Conduct Holiday Shoplifting Blitz

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 4:57 AM EST2017-12-12 09:57:52 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A shoplifting blitz carried out by the Lexington Police Department has identified more than 30 individuals stealing from stores in the Nicholasville Road area including Brannon Crossing, and led to the recovery of more than $12,000 worth of stolen property. Between the dates of Dec. 5 and Dec. 7 the Lexington Police Department, Nicholasville Police Department and members of the Kentucky Organized Retail Crime Association (KYORCA...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A shoplifting blitz carried out by the Lexington Police Department has identified more than 30 individuals stealing from stores in the Nicholasville Road area including Brannon Crossing, and led to the recovery of more than $12,000 worth of stolen property. Between the dates of Dec. 5 and Dec. 7 the Lexington Police Department, Nicholasville Police Department and members of the Kentucky Organized Retail Crime Association (KYORCA...
  • UK's Kirwan Blanding Complex to Be Demolished

    UK's Kirwan Blanding Complex to Be Demolished

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 3:50 PM EST2017-12-12 20:50:28 GMT
    UKUK

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) The UK Board of Trustees' finance committee met on Tuesday to discuss the demolition of the university's Kirwan Blanding complex.  The complex included two 23 story towers and eight low-rise buildings.  Kathy Johnson, with UK, told LEX 18 that the demand for the Kirwan Blanding complex is low due to the new residence and a new dining area was built on campus to replace the cafeteria that is in Kirwan Blanding cafeteria.  It is estimated that th...

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) The UK Board of Trustees' finance committee met on Tuesday to discuss the demolition of the university's Kirwan Blanding complex.  The complex included two 23 story towers and eight low-rise buildings.  Kathy Johnson, with UK, told LEX 18 that the demand for the Kirwan Blanding complex is low due to the new residence and a new dining area was built on campus to replace the cafeteria that is in Kirwan Blanding cafeteria.  It is estimated that th...

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