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  • Graco Recalls Over 25,400 Child Car Seats

    Graco Recalls Over 25,400 Child Car Seats

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 2:51 PM EDT2017-05-24 18:51:49 GMT

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

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

  • Highland Farms Estate To Be Sold In Absolute Auction

    Highland Farms Estate To Be Sold In Absolute Auction

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 9:11 AM EDT2017-05-24 13:11:28 GMT
    PARIS, Ky. (LEX 18) -- In case you were looking for an excellent summer home, Highland Farms Estate will be auctioning off their plantation style home and 92 acres of land. The Georgian style home has over 28,000 SF with 12 bedrooms, 13 full and 5 half baths.  There is also an indoor pool and hot tub.  Maybe we could all pool our money. Take a tour inside the mansion here.
    PARIS, Ky. (LEX 18) -- In case you were looking for an excellent summer home, Highland Farms Estate will be auctioning off their plantation style home and 92 acres of land. The Georgian style home has over 28,000 SF with 12 bedrooms, 13 full and 5 half baths.  There is also an indoor pool and hot tub.  Maybe we could all pool our money. Take a tour inside the mansion here.
  • Police: Shooting Victim Spits On Firefighter

    Police: Shooting Victim Spits On Firefighter

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 6:34 AM EDT2017-05-24 10:34:54 GMT
    Source: Fayette County Detention CenterSource: Fayette County Detention Center

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

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

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

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

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 5:31 PM EDT2017-05-23 21:31:49 GMT

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

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

  • Crash Blocks Westbound Lanes Of I-64

    Crash Blocks Westbound Lanes Of I-64

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 4:21 PM EDT2017-05-24 20:21:58 GMT

    MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Officials say that all of the westbound lanes of I-64 are blocked after a crash. The crash was near the 110 mile marker in Montgomery County. LEX 18 will update when the road reopens.

    MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Officials say that all of the westbound lanes of I-64 are blocked after a crash. The crash was near the 110 mile marker in Montgomery County. LEX 18 will update when the road reopens.

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

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

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 4:44 PM EDT2017-05-23 20:44:00 GMT
    All graphics courtesy of NBCAll graphics courtesy of NBC

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

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

  • Overturned Camper Has Traffic Backed Up On I-75

    Overturned Camper Has Traffic Backed Up On I-75

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 8:28 AM EDT2017-05-24 12:28:05 GMT

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

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

  • Police In McCreary Warn Of Social Work Scam

    Police In McCreary Warn Of Social Work Scam

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 12:20 PM EDT2017-05-24 16:20:54 GMT

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

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

  • Jailer: Inmate Assaults Officers After Visitation Cut Short

    Jailer: Inmate Assaults Officers After Visitation Cut Short

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 11:30 AM EDT2017-05-24 15:30:04 GMT
    CLAY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) -- An inmate in Clay County is accused of assaulting two corrections officers after a visitation with a friend was cut short. Danny Stewart is currently serving 20 years for the murder of 59-year-old Carl House in 2013. The C.O. noticed that Stewart appeared to be trying to pass contraband to one of his visitors. The jailer cut the visit short. That's when, jailers say, Stewart became irate. An official with the jail tells LEX 18 that Stewart beat the two o...
    CLAY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) -- An inmate in Clay County is accused of assaulting two corrections officers after a visitation with a friend was cut short. Danny Stewart is currently serving 20 years for the murder of 59-year-old Carl House in 2013. The C.O. noticed that Stewart appeared to be trying to pass contraband to one of his visitors. The jailer cut the visit short. That's when, jailers say, Stewart became irate. An official with the jail tells LEX 18 that Stewart beat the two o...
  • Apartment Hit By Bullets

    Apartment Hit By Bullets

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 5:14 AM EDT2017-05-24 09:14:52 GMT

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

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

  • Fourth Person Shot In Lexington In Less Than 8 Hours

    Fourth Person Shot In Lexington In Less Than 8 Hours

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 4:44 AM EDT2017-05-23 08:44:22 GMT
    MGN ONLINEMGN ONLINE
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- One man has died following a late night shooting. Police were called to Anderson Street near Speigle Heights Park around 10:30 Monday night. Police say they found William Cole, 26, with life-threatening injuries from a gunshot wound. He was rushed to the hospital where he later died. Police say their forensics team reviewed the scene, but at this time a motive for the shooting is unclear and they have no suspects.
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- One man has died following a late night shooting. Police were called to Anderson Street near Speigle Heights Park around 10:30 Monday night. Police say they found William Cole, 26, with life-threatening injuries from a gunshot wound. He was rushed to the hospital where he later died. Police say their forensics team reviewed the scene, but at this time a motive for the shooting is unclear and they have no suspects.
  • Heavy Rains, Tornado Watches Hit Eastern Ky.

    Heavy Rains, Tornado Watches Hit Eastern Ky.

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 3:20 PM EDT2017-05-24 19:20:21 GMT
    Amy StiltnerAmy Stiltner

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

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

  • Slain Officer Jason Ellis's K-9 Dies

    Slain Officer Jason Ellis's K-9 Dies

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 5:16 PM EDT2017-05-23 21:16:03 GMT
    BARDSTOWN, Ky. (LEX 18) - The loyal canine companion of a fallen Bardstown Police Officer has lost his battle with illness. The world was moved by a photograph of K-9 Officer Figo with his paw upon the casket of slain Bardstown Police Officer, Jason Ellis. Now, individuals connected to a fundraiser to help Figo with health issues announced that the dog passed away. Figo lost his life nearly four years to the day Ellis was gunned down at an exit off the Bluegrass Parkway in 2013 on M...
    BARDSTOWN, Ky. (LEX 18) - The loyal canine companion of a fallen Bardstown Police Officer has lost his battle with illness. The world was moved by a photograph of K-9 Officer Figo with his paw upon the casket of slain Bardstown Police Officer, Jason Ellis. Now, individuals connected to a fundraiser to help Figo with health issues announced that the dog passed away. Figo lost his life nearly four years to the day Ellis was gunned down at an exit off the Bluegrass Parkway in 2013 on M...
  • Now We Know Why Jon Toth Wasn't Drafted

    Now We Know Why Jon Toth Wasn't Drafted

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 4:03 PM EDT2017-05-24 20:03:14 GMT
    AP Photo/Mark HumphreyAP Photo/Mark Humphrey

    No one who follows UK Football could understand how Jon Toth, one of the best centers going into the NFL draft, wasn't drafted.  Then, after not being drafted, he didn't even sign a free-agent contract. Toth, who was not only a leader, and All-SEC first team, but he anchored a much improved offensive line that has two running backs that topped 1,000 yards last season.  Jon Toth had successful surgery on herniated disk yesterday, multiple teams expects to pursue as ...

    No one who follows UK Football could understand how Jon Toth, one of the best centers going into the NFL draft, wasn't drafted.  Then, after not being drafted, he didn't even sign a free-agent contract. Toth, who was not only a leader, and All-SEC first team, but he anchored a much improved offensive line that has two running backs that topped 1,000 yards last season.  Jon Toth had successful surgery on herniated disk yesterday, multiple teams expects to pursue as ...

  • Deputies Looking For Missing Laurel Co. Teen And Her Baby

    Deputies Looking For Missing Laurel Co. Teen And Her Baby

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 7:30 PM EDT2017-05-24 23:30:04 GMT
    LAUREL COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Deputies in Laurel County are looking for a missing 17-year-old and her five-month-old daughter. Shelby Booker is described as 5'6'', 150 pounds, with brown shoulder-length hair, and brown eyes. Booker was last seen on May 24 at 4 p.m. at an apartment off County Farm Road. Deputies say she has baby with her.  Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of this the two is asked to contact Laurel County Sheriff's office at 606-864-6600 or 606-878-7...
    LAUREL COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Deputies in Laurel County are looking for a missing 17-year-old and her five-month-old daughter. Shelby Booker is described as 5'6'', 150 pounds, with brown shoulder-length hair, and brown eyes. Booker was last seen on May 24 at 4 p.m. at an apartment off County Farm Road. Deputies say she has baby with her.  Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of this the two is asked to contact Laurel County Sheriff's office at 606-864-6600 or 606-878-7...
  • Vacant Church Burned To The Ground In Rockcastle County

    Vacant Church Burned To The Ground In Rockcastle County

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 5:37 PM EDT2017-05-23 21:37:09 GMT

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

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

  • Friends Remember South Broadway Shooting Victim

    Friends Remember South Broadway Shooting Victim

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 2:39 PM EDT2017-05-24 18:39:37 GMT

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

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

  • Woman Arrested For Hitting Boyfriend With Frying Pan

    Woman Arrested For Hitting Boyfriend With Frying Pan

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 5:18 AM EDT2017-05-23 09:18:10 GMT
    Brianca MackBrianca Mack

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A woman is in jail Tuesday morning after police say she hit her boyfriend in the head with a frying pan. The incident happened back in January. Police say Daniel Schueler, 70, got into an argument with his live-in girlfriend, Brianca Mack, 27, when she smacked him right above the eye with a frying pan. Mack was arrested yesterday.  She's charged with second degree assault.

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A woman is in jail Tuesday morning after police say she hit her boyfriend in the head with a frying pan. The incident happened back in January. Police say Daniel Schueler, 70, got into an argument with his live-in girlfriend, Brianca Mack, 27, when she smacked him right above the eye with a frying pan. Mack was arrested yesterday.  She's charged with second degree assault.

  • Men Arrested In Connection With Shooting

    Men Arrested In Connection With Shooting

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 11:00 AM EDT2017-05-23 15:00:10 GMT
    Dylan CappsDylan Capps

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Two men have been arrested in connection with a deadly shooting Monday afternoon. Police charged Dylan Capps, 20, with murder and first degree assault; and charged Keegan Newton, 19, with first degree wanton endangerment. Shortly before 3:30 p.m. police were called to the parking lot of 1081 South Broadway for a shooting. A 19-year-old male victim was located at the scene and officers learned that a 20-year-old male victim had been transported to...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Two men have been arrested in connection with a deadly shooting Monday afternoon. Police charged Dylan Capps, 20, with murder and first degree assault; and charged Keegan Newton, 19, with first degree wanton endangerment. Shortly before 3:30 p.m. police were called to the parking lot of 1081 South Broadway for a shooting. A 19-year-old male victim was located at the scene and officers learned that a 20-year-old male victim had been transported to...

  • Crash Blocks Southbound Lanes Of I-75

    Crash Blocks Southbound Lanes Of I-75

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 5:59 AM EDT2017-05-24 09:59:51 GMT

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

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

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

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

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