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  • Movie Filming In Central Kentucky Seeks Extras

    Movie Filming In Central Kentucky Seeks Extras

    Monday, October 16 2017 3:35 PM EDT2017-10-16 19:35:33 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - A movie filming in Lexington and the surrounding counties is seeking extras 21-years-old and older. The film Bluegrass Spirits is inspired by Kentucky’s signature bourbon industry and will star Hollywood actor Jake Busey, son of Gary Busey, in a major role. Bluegrass Spirits is both a take on the modern-day craft bourbon industry and also a Kentucky ghost story, merging the two concepts of ‘bluegrass spirits.’ This indie feature-film drama...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - A movie filming in Lexington and the surrounding counties is seeking extras 21-years-old and older. The film Bluegrass Spirits is inspired by Kentucky’s signature bourbon industry and will star Hollywood actor Jake Busey, son of Gary Busey, in a major role. Bluegrass Spirits is both a take on the modern-day craft bourbon industry and also a Kentucky ghost story, merging the two concepts of ‘bluegrass spirits.’ This indie feature-film drama...
  • Arrest Warrant Obtained In Lexington Murder Case

    Arrest Warrant Obtained In Lexington Murder Case

    Monday, October 16 2017 9:21 PM EDT2017-10-17 01:21:24 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Detectives with the Lexington Police Department have obtained an arrest warrant for a man in connection with the murder of 37-year-old Meghan Acord, whose body was found near the railroad tracks in the Loudon Avenue area. On the morning of October 1, officers responded to the area of Loudon Avenue and Eastland Drive where they found Acord's body.  35-year-old Valenti N. Ware is wanted for murder. Investigators believe he knew Acord.  Anyon...
    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Detectives with the Lexington Police Department have obtained an arrest warrant for a man in connection with the murder of 37-year-old Meghan Acord, whose body was found near the railroad tracks in the Loudon Avenue area. On the morning of October 1, officers responded to the area of Loudon Avenue and Eastland Drive where they found Acord's body.  35-year-old Valenti N. Ware is wanted for murder. Investigators believe he knew Acord.  Anyon...
  • KSP: Police Chief Failed To Report Girlfriend's "Deviant" Behavior

    KSP: Police Chief Failed To Report Girlfriend's "Deviant" Behavior

    Monday, October 16 2017 4:17 PM EDT2017-10-16 20:17:05 GMT
    PROVIDENCE, Ky. (LEX 18) - A police chief in Western Kentucky failed to report a crime after his girlfriend, a teacher, told him she was having deviant sexual fantasies about underage boys. 51-year-old Larry “Alan” King of Madisonville, was arrested after a Kentucky State Police investigation. He is the police chief in Providence. During the course of an ongoing investigation regarding a Webster County Middle School teacher, KSP discovered that Assistant Chief King was h...
    PROVIDENCE, Ky. (LEX 18) - A police chief in Western Kentucky failed to report a crime after his girlfriend, a teacher, told him she was having deviant sexual fantasies about underage boys. 51-year-old Larry “Alan” King of Madisonville, was arrested after a Kentucky State Police investigation. He is the police chief in Providence. During the course of an ongoing investigation regarding a Webster County Middle School teacher, KSP discovered that Assistant Chief King was h...
  • Former Employee Accused Of Helping Eric C. Conn Escape

    Former Employee Accused Of Helping Eric C. Conn Escape

    Monday, October 16 2017 8:52 PM EDT2017-10-17 00:52:08 GMT
    (LEX 18) A former employee of fugitive attorney Eric C. Conn is accused of helping him plan his escape, as explained in a federal indicted that was unsealed Monday. Curtis Lee Wyatt, of Raccoon, Kentucky, is accused of conspiring with Conn on his escape. The indictment said that on or about April 23, Wyatt crossed the US- Mexico border at the Nogales, Arizona pedestrian checkpoint to assess the security measures in place. Then on or about April 24, the indictment claims he ...
    (LEX 18) A former employee of fugitive attorney Eric C. Conn is accused of helping him plan his escape, as explained in a federal indicted that was unsealed Monday. Curtis Lee Wyatt, of Raccoon, Kentucky, is accused of conspiring with Conn on his escape. The indictment said that on or about April 23, Wyatt crossed the US- Mexico border at the Nogales, Arizona pedestrian checkpoint to assess the security measures in place. Then on or about April 24, the indictment claims he ...
  • Detective: Woman Left Husband Dying In Bathroom For Days

    Detective: Woman Left Husband Dying In Bathroom For Days

    Monday, October 16 2017 7:18 PM EDT2017-10-16 23:18:55 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - The woman accused of beating her elderly husband and leaving him to die on the floor for days appeared in court. A Lexington Police Detective says that Carol Ann Hignite struck her husband in the head with a blunt object and left him on the floor for three days. Leon Hignite had no food or water as he lay dying.  Police interviewed his wife, Carol Ann Hignite, who said she didn’t seek help for the victim because she thought he would get better. ...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - The woman accused of beating her elderly husband and leaving him to die on the floor for days appeared in court. A Lexington Police Detective says that Carol Ann Hignite struck her husband in the head with a blunt object and left him on the floor for three days. Leon Hignite had no food or water as he lay dying.  Police interviewed his wife, Carol Ann Hignite, who said she didn’t seek help for the victim because she thought he would get better. ...

  • Spectrum To Drop Select Channels

    Spectrum To Drop Select Channels

    Sunday, October 15 2017 1:24 PM EDT2017-10-15 17:24:12 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky.- Spectrum customers may lose several Viacom channels Sunday night. Viacom issued the following statement regarding the status of renewal negotiations with Charter Communications: “Viacom has made a series of very attractive offers to Charter that are consistent with terms we’ve recently reached with other large cable operators. Importantly, these offers would enable Charter to lower Spectrum subscribers’ bills, while also giving them m...

    LEXINGTON, Ky.- Spectrum customers may lose several Viacom channels Sunday night. Viacom issued the following statement regarding the status of renewal negotiations with Charter Communications: “Viacom has made a series of very attractive offers to Charter that are consistent with terms we’ve recently reached with other large cable operators. Importantly, these offers would enable Charter to lower Spectrum subscribers’ bills, while also giving them m...

  • Police: Woman Passes Out In Drive-Thru

    Police: Woman Passes Out In Drive-Thru

    Monday, October 16 2017 7:39 AM EDT2017-10-16 11:39:53 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A woman was arrested Sunday after police say she was found passed out behind the wheel in a drive-thru. It happened around 2:40 p.m. at the McDonald's on Russell Cave Road.  Police say Trekisha Edwards, 39, of Lexington, was intoxicated behind the wheel with her 7-year-old son in the backseat. When she exited the vehicle, officers noticed synthetic marijuana on the seat of the car. Edwards was taken into custody and her son was given ov...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A woman was arrested Sunday after police say she was found passed out behind the wheel in a drive-thru. It happened around 2:40 p.m. at the McDonald's on Russell Cave Road.  Police say Trekisha Edwards, 39, of Lexington, was intoxicated behind the wheel with her 7-year-old son in the backseat. When she exited the vehicle, officers noticed synthetic marijuana on the seat of the car. Edwards was taken into custody and her son was given ov...
  • Suspected Meth Dealers Turn On Each Other When Arrested

    Suspected Meth Dealers Turn On Each Other When Arrested

    Sunday, October 15 2017 8:29 AM EDT2017-10-15 12:29:11 GMT
    Joseph RoseJoseph Rose
    SCOTT COUNTY, Tenn. (WBIR)-- Several members of a suspected meth distribution ring in Tennessee and Kentucky are behind bars after turning on each other as they were caught by authorities. On Wednesday, a tip alerted officers that two women were on their way from Kentucky to Winfield, Tenn. to deliver meth "ice" to another woman. The women, Susan Patterson, 60, of Pine Knot, and Alicia McDonald, 34, of Stearns, were met by Scott County Sheriff's Office Drug Agent Kris Lewa...
    SCOTT COUNTY, Tenn. (WBIR)-- Several members of a suspected meth distribution ring in Tennessee and Kentucky are behind bars after turning on each other as they were caught by authorities. On Wednesday, a tip alerted officers that two women were on their way from Kentucky to Winfield, Tenn. to deliver meth "ice" to another woman. The women, Susan Patterson, 60, of Pine Knot, and Alicia McDonald, 34, of Stearns, were met by Scott County Sheriff's Office Drug Agent Kris Lewa...
  • 12-Year-Old Girl Missing In Laurel County

    12-Year-Old Girl Missing In Laurel County

    Sunday, October 15 2017 8:24 PM EDT2017-10-16 00:24:06 GMT
    LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) -- The Laurel County Sheriff's Office reports they are searching for a missing 12-year-old girl. Brianna Faulkner was last seen around 9:30 AM on Kentucky Family Drive in southern Laurel County Sunday morning.  She is described as a white female, 5'2", 110 pounds, medium build with brown eyes and red/auburn hair. She was last seen wearing blue jeans, a gray and black shirt and gray tennis shoes. If you have any information on Brianna's whe...
    LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) -- The Laurel County Sheriff's Office reports they are searching for a missing 12-year-old girl. Brianna Faulkner was last seen around 9:30 AM on Kentucky Family Drive in southern Laurel County Sunday morning.  She is described as a white female, 5'2", 110 pounds, medium build with brown eyes and red/auburn hair. She was last seen wearing blue jeans, a gray and black shirt and gray tennis shoes. If you have any information on Brianna's whe...
  • Enoteca Closes For Business

    Enoteca Closes For Business

    Monday, October 16 2017 11:21 AM EDT2017-10-16 15:21:53 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - A popular Lexington tapa restaurant and wine bar announced that it would be closing its door's permanently. According to a post on their Facebook page, the restaurant has shut down permanently. The restaurant specialized in Spanish tapas and dishes like paella. "Thank you, friends, for supporting our little wine bar and filling it with happiness and meaning. We loved serving you, neighbors and visitors alike," reads a sign in the window. The...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - A popular Lexington tapa restaurant and wine bar announced that it would be closing its door's permanently. According to a post on their Facebook page, the restaurant has shut down permanently. The restaurant specialized in Spanish tapas and dishes like paella. "Thank you, friends, for supporting our little wine bar and filling it with happiness and meaning. We loved serving you, neighbors and visitors alike," reads a sign in the window. The...

  • 'Trailer Park Boys' Actor John F. Dunsworth Dead At 71

    'Trailer Park Boys' Actor John F. Dunsworth Dead At 71

    Monday, October 16 2017 7:34 PM EDT2017-10-16 23:34:20 GMT
    John Dunsworth Facebook pageJohn Dunsworth Facebook page

    (TMZ) TMZ is reporting that actor John F. Dunsworth, best known for his role as Jim Lahey on the show 'Trailer Park Boys' has died. They report that his daughter told a Canadian outlet that he died after a brief and unexpected illness.  Trailer Park Boys has been on the air for 11 seasons.  Dunsworth was 71. 

    (TMZ) TMZ is reporting that actor John F. Dunsworth, best known for his role as Jim Lahey on the show 'Trailer Park Boys' has died. They report that his daughter told a Canadian outlet that he died after a brief and unexpected illness.  Trailer Park Boys has been on the air for 11 seasons.  Dunsworth was 71. 

  • Police Search For Suspect In Shooting

    Police Search For Suspect In Shooting

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 5:09 AM EDT2017-10-17 09:09:27 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Police are investigating an overnight shooting. It happened around 1:45 a.m. Tuesday morning on Cross Keys Road. Police say a man in his 20's was walking down the street when he was approached by two other men. They fired several shots in his direction and the man was hit once in the upper body.   He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police say the victim was calm and talking when he was loaded into the ambulanc...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Police are investigating an overnight shooting. It happened around 1:45 a.m. Tuesday morning on Cross Keys Road. Police say a man in his 20's was walking down the street when he was approached by two other men. They fired several shots in his direction and the man was hit once in the upper body.   He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police say the victim was calm and talking when he was loaded into the ambulanc...

  • NCMEC Looking For Missing Corbin Teen

    NCMEC Looking For Missing Corbin Teen

    Monday, October 16 2017 1:38 PM EDT2017-10-16 17:38:10 GMT

    CORBIN, Ky (LEX 18) The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is asking the public's assistance to locate a missing Corbin girl. Alexandra Castle was last seen on October 10, 2016. She is 16-year-old now and was last seen in Corbin. Castle is believed to still be in the local area. Castle is described as 5'3'', weighing around 100 pounds. She has hazel eyes and naturally light brown hair, but she may have dyed her hair black. Anyone with information about Alexa...

    CORBIN, Ky (LEX 18) The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is asking the public's assistance to locate a missing Corbin girl. Alexandra Castle was last seen on October 10, 2016. She is 16-year-old now and was last seen in Corbin. Castle is believed to still be in the local area. Castle is described as 5'3'', weighing around 100 pounds. She has hazel eyes and naturally light brown hair, but she may have dyed her hair black. Anyone with information about Alexa...

  • Patrick Towles Throws Shade On Himself After Boston College Win

    Patrick Towles Throws Shade On Himself After Boston College Win

    Monday, October 16 2017 8:40 AM EDT2017-10-16 12:40:02 GMT
    Associated PressAssociated Press
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) - Proving that sometimes self-deprecating humor makes for the best jokes, former University of Kentucky quarterback Patrick Towles landed a good one on Twitter following Louisville's loss to Boston College. Towles, who transferred to Boston College after playing for the Wildcats, went to Louisville to watch his former team take on the Cardinals. Boston College shocked UofL beating them 45-42 at their homecoming. Towles, pointing out the circumstance that bot...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) - Proving that sometimes self-deprecating humor makes for the best jokes, former University of Kentucky quarterback Patrick Towles landed a good one on Twitter following Louisville's loss to Boston College. Towles, who transferred to Boston College after playing for the Wildcats, went to Louisville to watch his former team take on the Cardinals. Boston College shocked UofL beating them 45-42 at their homecoming. Towles, pointing out the circumstance that bot...
  • Adidas Terminates Contract With Pitino

    Adidas Terminates Contract With Pitino

    Monday, October 16 2017 5:00 PM EDT2017-10-16 21:00:32 GMT

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) --Adidas has cut ties with former Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino, according to a statement from the company.

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) --Adidas has cut ties with former Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino, according to a statement from the company.

  • Pitino Terminated By Unanimous Vote

    Pitino Terminated By Unanimous Vote

    Monday, October 16 2017 3:16 PM EDT2017-10-16 19:16:32 GMT

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18/WAVE 3) - The University of Louisville Athletic Association is meeting today and the fate of Coach Rick Pitino could be decided in a matter of minutes. An executive session is being held on "personnel matters."  Pitino was placed on unpaid administrative leave after a federal investigation claimed that the school colluded with Adidas sportswear. One student-athlete received $100,000 to commit to UofL. This follows other allegations. T...

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18/WAVE 3) - The University of Louisville Athletic Association is meeting today and the fate of Coach Rick Pitino could be decided in a matter of minutes. An executive session is being held on "personnel matters."  Pitino was placed on unpaid administrative leave after a federal investigation claimed that the school colluded with Adidas sportswear. One student-athlete received $100,000 to commit to UofL. This follows other allegations. T...

  • Man Accused Of Beating Wife To Death Appears In Court

    Man Accused Of Beating Wife To Death Appears In Court

    Monday, October 16 2017 12:03 PM EDT2017-10-16 16:03:42 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - The man accused in the death of his estranged wife appeared in a Lexington courtroom Monday. Jose "Tony" Rivera is accused of beating Karina Guitierrez to death at her Lexington home. Neighbors say they heard screaming and saw Rivera beating the woman with a bat.  A detective testified that the argument stemmed from a disagreement over the couple's daughter dating someone. That same daughter, with her 1-year-old child in hand, tried to protec...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - The man accused in the death of his estranged wife appeared in a Lexington courtroom Monday. Jose "Tony" Rivera is accused of beating Karina Guitierrez to death at her Lexington home. Neighbors say they heard screaming and saw Rivera beating the woman with a bat.  A detective testified that the argument stemmed from a disagreement over the couple's daughter dating someone. That same daughter, with her 1-year-old child in hand, tried to protec...
  • KSP Searching For Escapee In Taylor County

    KSP Searching For Escapee In Taylor County

    Monday, October 16 2017 9:38 PM EDT2017-10-17 01:38:06 GMT
    CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky (LEX 18) Troopers are looking for a man who escaped from custody while being transported from Green County to the Taylor County Jail. They say he escaped the transportation officer's custody around the Campbellsville, Taylor County water company on South Central Avenue around 6:20 p.m.  25-year-old Sawn A. Cochran, of Louisville, is a 5'10'', 200 pound, white male with hazel eyes and brown hair. He was last seen in the vicinity of the water company wearing or...
    CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky (LEX 18) Troopers are looking for a man who escaped from custody while being transported from Green County to the Taylor County Jail. They say he escaped the transportation officer's custody around the Campbellsville, Taylor County water company on South Central Avenue around 6:20 p.m.  25-year-old Sawn A. Cochran, of Louisville, is a 5'10'', 200 pound, white male with hazel eyes and brown hair. He was last seen in the vicinity of the water company wearing or...
  • Neighbors Remain Shocked After 3 Killed In Wayne County

    Neighbors Remain Shocked After 3 Killed In Wayne County

    Saturday, October 14 2017 7:57 PM EDT2017-10-14 23:57:28 GMT

    WAYNE COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) - The small community around Highway 92 in Wayne County remained stunned Saturday. The area was rocked Friday night by a double homicide and deadly officer-involved shooting. 57-year-old Paul Dolen, 55-year-old Sandra Dolen, and 62-year-old Russell Dolen are all dead as a result of the events that unfolded around 9 Friday night in the 6000 block of East Highway 92 in Oil Valley. Neighbors who knew the Dolen family will told LEX18'S Jacqueline Nie that ...

    WAYNE COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) - The small community around Highway 92 in Wayne County remained stunned Saturday. The area was rocked Friday night by a double homicide and deadly officer-involved shooting. 57-year-old Paul Dolen, 55-year-old Sandra Dolen, and 62-year-old Russell Dolen are all dead as a result of the events that unfolded around 9 Friday night in the 6000 block of East Highway 92 in Oil Valley. Neighbors who knew the Dolen family will told LEX18'S Jacqueline Nie that ...

  • Man Kills Girlfriend's Toddler Son, Then Robs Her

    Man Kills Girlfriend's Toddler Son, Then Robs Her

    Sunday, October 15 2017 7:51 PM EDT2017-10-15 23:51:14 GMT
    HOLMES BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Police say a man killed his girlfriend's 17-month-old son and stole her car stereo and laptop while she was in the hospital with her dying child.      The Bradenton Herald reports that 31-year-old David Vickers is being held without bail on charges of second-degree murder and aggravated child abuse.      Authorities say Vickers was taking care of Luca Sholey while the child's mother was at work. Vickers claims he put the boy to b...
    HOLMES BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Police say a man killed his girlfriend's 17-month-old son and stole her car stereo and laptop while she was in the hospital with her dying child.      The Bradenton Herald reports that 31-year-old David Vickers is being held without bail on charges of second-degree murder and aggravated child abuse.      Authorities say Vickers was taking care of Luca Sholey while the child's mother was at work. Vickers claims he put the boy to b...
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