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  • 2 People Dead After A Crash On Georgetown Road

    2 People Dead After A Crash On Georgetown Road

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 11:39 AM EDT2018-08-14 15:39:03 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Two people have died in a three-vehicle crash in Fayette County.

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Two people have died in a three-vehicle crash in Fayette County.

  • Cincinnati Zoo Offers Half-Admission This Weekend

    Cincinnati Zoo Offers Half-Admission This Weekend

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 8:17 AM EDT2018-08-14 12:17:23 GMT
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    CINCINNATI (LEX 18)-- The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is expressing its gratitude to Zoo visitors this weekend for their continued support. They are offering visitors half-price admission during Visitor Appreciation Days on Aug. 18 and 19. Tickets for kids and seniors will range between $6 and $10.50. For adults the price will range between $8.50 and $13. "Spend one of the final weekends of summer enjoying the best of the Zoo’s summer lineup...
    CINCINNATI (LEX 18)-- The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is expressing its gratitude to Zoo visitors this weekend for their continued support. They are offering visitors half-price admission during Visitor Appreciation Days on Aug. 18 and 19. Tickets for kids and seniors will range between $6 and $10.50. For adults the price will range between $8.50 and $13. "Spend one of the final weekends of summer enjoying the best of the Zoo’s summer lineup...
  • Estill Co. Girls Soccer Coach Suspended After Allegation He Sent Player Sexually Explicit Photos

    Estill Co. Girls Soccer Coach Suspended After Allegation He Sent Player Sexually Explicit Photos

    Monday, August 13 2018 5:59 PM EDT2018-08-13 21:59:34 GMT

    ESTILL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Estill County High School's girls soccer coach has been placed on leave as police investigate allegations involving sexually explicit messages allegedly sent to one of his teenage players. Estill County Schools Superintendent Jeff Saylor confirmed to LEX 18 that the coach, Andrew Hatton, was put on leave Monday morning while school officials and Kentucky State Police investigate. Relatives of teenager tell LEX 18 that Hatton sent pornogr...

    ESTILL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Estill County High School's girls soccer coach has been placed on leave as police investigate allegations involving sexually explicit messages allegedly sent to one of his teenage players. Estill County Schools Superintendent Jeff Saylor confirmed to LEX 18 that the coach, Andrew Hatton, was put on leave Monday morning while school officials and Kentucky State Police investigate. Relatives of teenager tell LEX 18 that Hatton sent pornogr...

  • Bevin Angers Opposition With 'Drowning Victims' Comment

    Bevin Angers Opposition With 'Drowning Victims' Comment

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 11:51 AM EDT2018-08-14 15:51:15 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Appearing on "The Brian Thomas Show" Tuesday morning, Gov. Matt Bevin referred opponents of pension reform as "drowning victims" who need to be "knocked out" for their own good. The governor was talking about the battle he has fought over Senate Bill 151. He told Thomas that the pension system had to be saved, but it was difficult when those affected by the bill continued to fight him.

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Appearing on "The Brian Thomas Show" Tuesday morning, Gov. Matt Bevin referred opponents of pension reform as "drowning victims" who need to be "knocked out" for their own good. The governor was talking about the battle he has fought over Senate Bill 151. He told Thomas that the pension system had to be saved, but it was difficult when those affected by the bill continued to fight him.

  • KYTC Announces Changes To Driver's Licenses

    KYTC Announces Changes To Driver's Licenses

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 8:20 AM EDT2018-08-14 12:20:00 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) - In order to comply with the Real ID act, Kentucky has announced changes coming to state driver licenses and other identification. In 2019, new security features will come into play. The IDs will have an extended shelf life of 4 - 8 years. One option will also provide a voluntary travel ID which will allow individuals to board domestic flights.  “Through a phased rollout starting in Jan. 2019 and rolling out statewide by spring, all KY identity cr...

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) - In order to comply with the Real ID act, Kentucky has announced changes coming to state driver licenses and other identification. In 2019, new security features will come into play. The IDs will have an extended shelf life of 4 - 8 years. One option will also provide a voluntary travel ID which will allow individuals to board domestic flights.  “Through a phased rollout starting in Jan. 2019 and rolling out statewide by spring, all KY identity cr...

  • Somerset Mayor Charged In Hit-And-Run That Injured Juvenile Cyclist

    Somerset Mayor Charged In Hit-And-Run That Injured Juvenile Cyclist

    Monday, August 13 2018 5:41 PM EDT2018-08-13 21:41:31 GMT

    PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Somerset Mayor Eddie Girdler has been charged in a hit-and-run that injured a juvenile who was riding a bicycle, according to Kentucky State Police.

    PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Somerset Mayor Eddie Girdler has been charged in a hit-and-run that injured a juvenile who was riding a bicycle, according to Kentucky State Police.

  • Utah Man Crashes Plane Into His Own Home

    Utah Man Crashes Plane Into His Own Home

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 6:27 AM EDT2018-08-14 10:27:03 GMT
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    (CNN)-- A Utah man died flying a Cessna 525 Citation Jet into his home, where his wife and her son were, early Monday, hours after he was arrested for domestic violence, police said. The incident began at American Fork Canyon, about 35 miles south of Salt Lake City, when the Utah County Sheriff's Office received calls about a domestic violence situation between Duane Youd and his wife on Sunday night, according to Payson Police Department spokeswoman Sgt. Noemi Sandoval. "They ...
    (CNN)-- A Utah man died flying a Cessna 525 Citation Jet into his home, where his wife and her son were, early Monday, hours after he was arrested for domestic violence, police said. The incident began at American Fork Canyon, about 35 miles south of Salt Lake City, when the Utah County Sheriff's Office received calls about a domestic violence situation between Duane Youd and his wife on Sunday night, according to Payson Police Department spokeswoman Sgt. Noemi Sandoval. "They ...
  • Suspect Arrested In Violent Kroger Robbery

    Suspect Arrested In Violent Kroger Robbery

    Monday, August 13 2018 5:02 AM EDT2018-08-13 09:02:12 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Police have arrested a woman accused of violently robbing a Kroger. Police responded to the store on Tates Creek Centre Drive on Friday for a call about a combative shoplifter. When they arrived, Kroger security had 33-year-old Rachel Pelfrey under control on the floor. They say she used physical force to try to steal from the store, and injured a loss prevention officer. Police say they found drugs and drug paraphernalia on Pelfrey. She faces ...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Police have arrested a woman accused of violently robbing a Kroger. Police responded to the store on Tates Creek Centre Drive on Friday for a call about a combative shoplifter. When they arrived, Kroger security had 33-year-old Rachel Pelfrey under control on the floor. They say she used physical force to try to steal from the store, and injured a loss prevention officer. Police say they found drugs and drug paraphernalia on Pelfrey. She faces ...
  • Woman Accuses High-Profile Lexington Police Sergeant Of Stalking, Spying

    Woman Accuses High-Profile Lexington Police Sergeant Of Stalking, Spying

    Monday, August 13 2018 6:24 PM EDT2018-08-13 22:24:13 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A high-profile Lexington police officer has been reassigned amid allegations he stalked and spied on a woman who claims they had a long-term sexual relationship. The woman filed a petition for an emergency order of protection against Sgt. Jervis Middleton on Aug. 6, saying his actions had caused her to "fear for the ... safety of myself and my son."

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A high-profile Lexington police officer has been reassigned amid allegations he stalked and spied on a woman who claims they had a long-term sexual relationship. The woman filed a petition for an emergency order of protection against Sgt. Jervis Middleton on Aug. 6, saying his actions had caused her to "fear for the ... safety of myself and my son."

  • Police: Driver Falls Asleep, Crashes Into Apartment Building

    Police: Driver Falls Asleep, Crashes Into Apartment Building

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 4:44 AM EDT2018-08-14 08:44:45 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Residents of a Lexington apartment building got a scare Monday night after a vehicle crashed into one of the units. It happened just after 11 p.m. in the 2000 block of Cambridge Drive. Officials say the car crashed into a resident's bedroom, but luckily she was in the kitchen at the time. Police say the driver fell asleep. No charges have been filed. Traffic was not impacted, but Kentucky Utilities did have to temporarily shut off power to ...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Residents of a Lexington apartment building got a scare Monday night after a vehicle crashed into one of the units. It happened just after 11 p.m. in the 2000 block of Cambridge Drive. Officials say the car crashed into a resident's bedroom, but luckily she was in the kitchen at the time. Police say the driver fell asleep. No charges have been filed. Traffic was not impacted, but Kentucky Utilities did have to temporarily shut off power to ...
  • Crime Stoppers: Thief Targets Car In School Parking Lot

    Crime Stoppers: Thief Targets Car In School Parking Lot

    Monday, August 13 2018 6:27 PM EDT2018-08-13 22:27:04 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A thief smashed a window of a car at Lexington Christian Academy and then stole a woman's credit cards, making thousands of dollars in fraudulent purchases. It happened around 9 p.m. on the night of July 24. The victim's purse was stolen. "She called police, immediately reported it, we came out took a report and actually while the officers were here taking a report the suspects were at Meijer just up the street up here," said Detective Mark Thomas wi...

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A thief smashed a window of a car at Lexington Christian Academy and then stole a woman's credit cards, making thousands of dollars in fraudulent purchases. It happened around 9 p.m. on the night of July 24. The victim's purse was stolen. "She called police, immediately reported it, we came out took a report and actually while the officers were here taking a report the suspects were at Meijer just up the street up here," said Detective Mark Thomas wi...

  • Scott Co. Couple Plead Guilty In Animal Abuse Case, Avoid Jail

    Scott Co. Couple Plead Guilty In Animal Abuse Case, Avoid Jail

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 11:50 AM EDT2018-08-14 15:50:51 GMT
    SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Scott County couple pleaded guilty Tuesday to 37 counts of second-degree animal cruelty. Brad and Michelle Lee avoided jail time in case, but the judge told them they prohibited from owning more than two dogs for the next two years. They also must pay fines and stay out of legal trouble or face more legal action. In March, animal control officers seized several animals from the couple's Sadieville farm. Officials confiscated alpacas, p...
    SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Scott County couple pleaded guilty Tuesday to 37 counts of second-degree animal cruelty. Brad and Michelle Lee avoided jail time in case, but the judge told them they prohibited from owning more than two dogs for the next two years. They also must pay fines and stay out of legal trouble or face more legal action. In March, animal control officers seized several animals from the couple's Sadieville farm. Officials confiscated alpacas, p...
  • Prominent Jessamine County Builder Drowns In Lake Cumberland

    Prominent Jessamine County Builder Drowns In Lake Cumberland

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 11:37 AM EDT2018-08-14 15:37:22 GMT
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    SOMERSET, Ky. (LEX 18) - A Nicholasville man has drowned after an accident at Lake Cumberland this weekend. Marion Jones, 55, reportedly fell off a boat into the water. The Pulaski County coroner's office confirms that an autopsy will be performed this morning. LEX 18 will update this story as more information is received.

    SOMERSET, Ky. (LEX 18) - A Nicholasville man has drowned after an accident at Lake Cumberland this weekend. Marion Jones, 55, reportedly fell off a boat into the water. The Pulaski County coroner's office confirms that an autopsy will be performed this morning. LEX 18 will update this story as more information is received.

  • 2 Dead, 1 Seriously Injured In Taylor County Crash

    2 Dead, 1 Seriously Injured In Taylor County Crash

    Monday, August 13 2018 5:56 PM EDT2018-08-13 21:56:19 GMT
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    TAYLOR COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Two people are dead and one person is in critical condition after a head-on crash in Taylor County. It happened just after 6 p.m. Sunday night on Highway 210. The sheriff's office says the vehicles collided when one tried to pass the others in a no passing zone. 53-year-old Mark Isham, of London, was pronounced dead at the scene. 21-year-old Brandon Henry, of Campbellsville, was taken to a local hospital where he later died. ...

    TAYLOR COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Two people are dead and one person is in critical condition after a head-on crash in Taylor County. It happened just after 6 p.m. Sunday night on Highway 210. The sheriff's office says the vehicles collided when one tried to pass the others in a no passing zone. 53-year-old Mark Isham, of London, was pronounced dead at the scene. 21-year-old Brandon Henry, of Campbellsville, was taken to a local hospital where he later died. ...

  • Netherland Family Denies Link Between Unsolved Bardstown Cases

    Netherland Family Denies Link Between Unsolved Bardstown Cases

    Monday, August 13 2018 4:13 PM EDT2018-08-13 20:13:55 GMT

    BARDSTOWN, Ky. (WAVE 3) - While offering their support for the family of Crystal Rogers, the family of a slain mother and daughter deny any connection between the notorious unsolved cases. The Netherlands were a mother and daughter brutally killed in their Bardstown home in April 2014. The nature of their injuries led police at the time to say the motive might have been personal. Family members posted a message on their Facebook page: "We would like to send our suppo...

    BARDSTOWN, Ky. (WAVE 3) - While offering their support for the family of Crystal Rogers, the family of a slain mother and daughter deny any connection between the notorious unsolved cases. The Netherlands were a mother and daughter brutally killed in their Bardstown home in April 2014. The nature of their injuries led police at the time to say the motive might have been personal. Family members posted a message on their Facebook page: "We would like to send our suppo...

  • McDonald's To Invest Millions In Kentucky Restaurants

    McDonald's To Invest Millions In Kentucky Restaurants

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 5:21 AM EDT2018-08-14 09:21:54 GMT
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    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Mcdonald's is announcing that it will invest about $124 million in the state of Kentucky through 2018 and 2019. The company and its franchises will oversee the construction and modernization of about 200 restaurants. Nationwide, the company is investing $6 billion to modernize US restaurants by 2020. Restaurant updates will include new dining room features, self-order kiosks, digital menu boards, and remodeled exteriors.
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Mcdonald's is announcing that it will invest about $124 million in the state of Kentucky through 2018 and 2019. The company and its franchises will oversee the construction and modernization of about 200 restaurants. Nationwide, the company is investing $6 billion to modernize US restaurants by 2020. Restaurant updates will include new dining room features, self-order kiosks, digital menu boards, and remodeled exteriors.
  • 14-Year-Old Boy Uses Legal Quirk To Run For Vermont Governor

    14-Year-Old Boy Uses Legal Quirk To Run For Vermont Governor

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 5:42 AM EDT2018-08-14 09:42:15 GMT
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    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — One of the four Vermont Democrats seeking the party nomination to run for governor in the fall election isn’t old enough to vote, let alone drive. Ethan Sonneborn, 14, of Bristol, met the requirements to be on the primary ballot and is taking his place with the state’s more age-appropriate candidates on the Tuesday primary ballot, to say nothing of numerous candidate forums and debates. “I think Vermonters should take me seriously becau...
    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — One of the four Vermont Democrats seeking the party nomination to run for governor in the fall election isn’t old enough to vote, let alone drive. Ethan Sonneborn, 14, of Bristol, met the requirements to be on the primary ballot and is taking his place with the state’s more age-appropriate candidates on the Tuesday primary ballot, to say nothing of numerous candidate forums and debates. “I think Vermonters should take me seriously becau...
  • Full Parole Board To Decide Fate Of Man Who Killed Harrodsburg Officer

    Full Parole Board To Decide Fate Of Man Who Killed Harrodsburg Officer

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 11:05 AM EDT2018-08-14 15:05:18 GMT

    MERCER COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — The two-person parole board considering the fate of convicted cop killer John Paul Works on Tuesday decided to send his appeal to full nine-member board. Works was sentenced to life in prison with the chance of parole for the murder of Harrodsburg Officer Regina Nickles.

    MERCER COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — The two-person parole board considering the fate of convicted cop killer John Paul Works on Tuesday decided to send his appeal to full nine-member board. Works was sentenced to life in prison with the chance of parole for the murder of Harrodsburg Officer Regina Nickles.

  • 3 People Taken Into Custody After Lockdown At Georgetown College

    3 People Taken Into Custody After Lockdown At Georgetown College

    Monday, August 13 2018 4:54 PM EDT2018-08-13 20:54:11 GMT

    GEORGETOWN, Ky. (LEX 18) -- A lockdown issued on Georgetown College's campus was quickly retracted.  Students and staff received a text message alerting them that an incident had occurred. The warnings encouraged everyone to shelter in place. A follow-up message reported that the lockdown was lifted and three individuals were taken into custody. Georgetown Police say that three people jumped out of a car near College Street during a traffic stop and took off running. LEX ...

    GEORGETOWN, Ky. (LEX 18) -- A lockdown issued on Georgetown College's campus was quickly retracted.  Students and staff received a text message alerting them that an incident had occurred. The warnings encouraged everyone to shelter in place. A follow-up message reported that the lockdown was lifted and three individuals were taken into custody. Georgetown Police say that three people jumped out of a car near College Street during a traffic stop and took off running. LEX ...

  • Boat Outing In Frankfort Turns Treacherous On Kentucky River

    Boat Outing In Frankfort Turns Treacherous On Kentucky River

    Sunday, August 12 2018 10:11 PM EDT2018-08-13 02:11:32 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — A fun day on the river turned a bit dicey Saturday evening for one LEX 18 viewer and her boating companions. Missy Gaines sent video and photos of a Kentucky River choked with tree limbs and other debris after rains hit. "We had attended the annual River (poker) run on the Kentucky River that finishes at Mulholland Beach, which is located by land on Nineveh Road in Frankfort," Gaines said. "The weather went from being per...

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — A fun day on the river turned a bit dicey Saturday evening for one LEX 18 viewer and her boating companions. Missy Gaines sent video and photos of a Kentucky River choked with tree limbs and other debris after rains hit. "We had attended the annual River (poker) run on the Kentucky River that finishes at Mulholland Beach, which is located by land on Nineveh Road in Frankfort," Gaines said. "The weather went from being per...

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