July 29, 2014 12:30 PM
At least four fire departments were on the scene of a fire at a charcoal plant in Pulaski County. It happened at the Kingsford charcoal plant in Burnside around 10:30 a.m. Kingsford officials say the fire started on a small conveyer belt inside the facility.
The extent of the... more »
July 28, 2014 12:07 PM
The Pulaski County sheriff's office is warning citizens of a recently reported phone scam involving a spoofed caller I.D. in which callers may ask for personal information.
Apparently, the calls are made from an automated call machine, known as a robo call, that spoofs the caller I.D. to show... more »
July 20, 2014 12:12 AM
Deputies in Pulaski County are searching for two escaped inmates.
Jail officials say Shane Delay and David Tomlison walked away from their work detail around 3 Saturday afternoon. It's unknown if they escaped in a car or if they simply just ran.
Tomlison is doing time for a... more »
July 11, 2014 11:19 AM
LONDON, KY - A Pulaski County man who previously admitted to distributing heroin that resulted in the death of another person was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
30-year-old Anthony Lacortiglia was also sentenced to 20 years of probation following his term behind bars, of which must serve at... more »
July 8, 2014 10:08 AM
A body found alongside a Pulaski County road Tuesday morning is believed to have been the victim of a hit-and-run accident.
The body was found by crews working along the road just off East Hwy 452. Officials say preliminary investigation suggests the accident happened Sunday night into Monday and... more »
July 1, 2014 12:58 PM
It is a somber day in Pulaski County as people are saying their final goodbye to a prominent defense lawyer shot and killed outside his Somerset office last week.
Mark Stanziano was not only a very successful lawyer, but he was also a husband, father and grandfather. His family,... more »
June 30, 2014 3:52 PM
The man accused of fatally shooting a prominent defense attorney in Somerset last week pleaded not guilty in court Monday afternoon.
Inabitt was arrested immediately after he shot Mark Stanziano several times in front of the attorney's office Friday morning, according to officials. Many members of Stanziano's family were... more »
June 30, 2014 9:31 AM
The Pulaski County coroner has identified a body found in Lake Cumberland Sunday.
The coroner has identified the victim as Justin Shelton, 32. He says Shelton lives in the area. The coroner says he has not completed the autopsy and released no information on the cause of death.
... more »
June 25, 2014 5:47 AM
A man riding a moped in Pulaski County was killed in a crash Tuesday evening.
Officials say Shane Redden, 41, was riding along Hwy-27 just before 6 p.m. when he crashed into a pickup truck. He was taken to UK Hospital where he later died.
June 11, 2014 1:24 PM
Neighbors in Pulaski County said a man had quite a scare after a storm swept through Somerset Tuesday.
"We heard glass and pretty high winds," neighbor Tabatha Baker said. "Everything was shaking and he went back to check it out and seen what was going on. We could hear... more »
June 4, 2014 12:18 PM
The mother of a man killed inside his pawnshop along with his wife and a client last year in Danville has filed a lawsuit against her son's alleged killer.
Barbara Lewis, the mother of Michael Hockensmith, says she has filed a lawsuit against pastor Kenneth Allen Keith, the man... more »
May 28, 2014 12:07 PM
A massive tree snapped into pieces after Tuesday night's strong winds that swept through Pulaski County. The National Weather Service says a microburst and 60-70 mile an hour winds are to blame for the damage. Crews expect clean up to take all day.
Residents at Woodson Bend Resort condos... more »
May 14, 2014 12:56 PM
A man wanted in Ohio was arrested in Pulaski County on Tuesday.
The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office arrested 46-year-old Larry V. Bingle at his home in Somerset after receiving information he was living in Kentucky. Bingle was wanted by the Butler County Sheriff's Office in Ohio for the neglect... more »
May 9, 2014 9:10 AM
A motorcyclist was flown to the hospital Friday morning after he struck a deer and his motorcycle overturned on KY 194 in Pulaski County.
Somerset Police say 59-year-old Darrell J. Baker, of Nancy, was operating a Kawasaki motorcycle westbound on KY 914 when a deer ran into his path.... more »
May 3, 2014 10:27 AM
A Pulaski County man has died after a two-vehicle accident Friday.
The Fayette County Coroner says 80-year-old Oni Preston "Pete" Vaught was pronounced dead at at the UK Medical Center around 5:45 p.m. Friday of chest injuries sustained in the collision.
That accident happened at the intersection of... more »
April 17, 2014 10:41 AM
A Pulaski County man accused of driving drunk and killing a teenager in 2013 has been sentenced to a total of 12 1/2 years behind bars.
William Wesley, Jr. is to serve 10 years for second degree manslaughter and 2 1/2 years for criminal mischief, consecutively, in the death... more »
April 16, 2014 10:22 AM
Three people were arrested early Wednesday morning at a motel in London after deputies found a child sleeping in a room with drugs laying around.
Deputies were called to a motel in London around 4:45 a.m. on reports of drugs being used in one of the rooms. Deputies say... more »
April 11, 2014 11:55 AM
A Pulaski County woman drove her SUV into a creek Friday morning. Emergency response crews tell LEX 18 she was driving on Ringo Road near Oil Center when her car was taken by the rising water.
Officials say the roadway is a shortcut, but now that the Cumberland River... more »
April 7, 2014 5:31 PM
A former Oakwood Manor employee charged with abuse and neglect pleaded guilty to lesser charges in court Monday.
Coty King, 22, was sentenced to four years probation Monday afternoon. He was one of three men accused of enticing a disabled adult to hit another patient at Oakwood and recording... more »
April 7, 2014 5:27 AM
A Pulaski County grand jury has indicted a man for sexual crimes dating back 40 years.
Police say the victim told them Russell Boyd Wilson, 69, started sexually abusing her back in 1971 when she was 6-years-old. She said she kept it a secret because Wilson threatened to hurt... more »
March 27, 2014 11:32 AM
A Pulaski County man charged with trying to kill his parents was formally sentenced Thursday morning.
Anthony Merrick pleaded guilty to two counts of wanton endangerment and now faces ten years in prison without probation. He will face five years for each count of wanton endangerment. He was originally... more »
March 24, 2014 11:36 AM
Officials believe a fatal train accident in Pulaski County Monday morning may have been intentionally caused by the victim.
19-year-old Korey R. Nicholls was killed after being struck by a train near the Etna Road and Hwy 452 intersection, north of Science Hill. Officials don't know why Nicholls stood... more »
March 24, 2014 7:13 AM
The coroner has identified the man killed in an accident involving a train in Pulaski County early Monday morning.
Officials say Kory Nicholls, 19, was killed by a train at Etna Road, crossing just north of Science Hill. The county coroner was called out to the scene shortly after... more »
March 18, 2014 4:38 PM
A Pulaski County cruiser was involved in a minor crash Tuesday afternoon.
It happened on 461 near Barnesburg Road.
Officials say a deputy was heading north on 461 and was stopped in traffic behind a vehicle trying to turn left. A pickup truck coming behind the cruiser swerved... more »
March 17, 2014 4:13 PM
A man was cited after the Somerset Fire Department found eight plants of marijuana growing in his basement.
Fire officials were called out to the home on Winding Ridge Drive Sunday after a report of the home being on fire. Firefighters say they found a possible marijuana growth inside... more »
March 12, 2014 11:22 AM
The woman killed in an accident in Pulaski County early Wednesday morning has been identified.
The county coroner said 30-year-old Megan E. Williams of Somerset died of blunt force trauma to the head when her car crashed into the trailer of a semi on KY-39. The accident happened at... more »
March 12, 2014 6:11 AM
Police have reopened a Pulaski County road after a fatal accident shut it down for nearly six hours early Wednesday morning.
A car crashed into a truck trailer after the semi got stuck trying to make a tight turn onto KY-39. The woman driving the car was killed.
... more »
March 12, 2014 4:56 AM
A woman was killed when her car crashed into the trailer of a semi in Pulaski County early Wednesday morning.
Firefighters say the semi was trying to make the turn onto KY-39, just north of Somerset near Coleman Road, when it got stuck in the tight corner. The victim's... more »
March 7, 2014 4:42 PM
A Pulaski County man accused of driving drunk and killing a high school senior in 2013 has entered a guilty plea. William Wesley, Jr. pleaded guilty to amended charges of second-degree manslaughter and criminal mischief.
In April of last year, Sheriff's deputies say Wesley's vehicle crossed into the path... more »
January 30, 2014 7:38 AM
US 27 in Pulaski County was shut down for about 12 hours Thursday after a tanker went over an embankment and spilled thousands of gallons of gasoline.
Deputies said a commercial cargo tanker hauling gasoline was traveling near the 2 mile marker on US27 in the Sloan Valley community... more »
January 29, 2014 11:34 AM
Charges against a man who was arrested in connection to a Pulaski County home invasion have been dropped, two other men have been arrested in the case and police continue to look for a third suspect.
Gregory Scott told LEX 18 Tuesday from jail he was in Lexington when... more »
January 27, 2014 3:05 PM
The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office is looking for three men who broke into a home and stole money and several items, including two handguns in northern Pulaski County.
Deputies say they were called out to a home on Glade Fork Road in the Goochtown community of northern Pulaski County... more »
January 21, 2014 11:15 AM
The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office is investigating an early morning home invasion robbery in northern Pulaski County.
Deputies said three suspects forced their way into two homes on Valley Road north of Somerset shortly after midnight early Tuesday and tied up the owners with duct tape before taking firearms,... more »
January 16, 2014 4:39 AM
A Jeep hit a child as he tried to cross the street and board a church bus in Pulsaki County Wednesday evening.
Deputies say the 5-year-old child ran in front of the Jeep along Scenic Vista Drive, south of Somerset. After hitting the boy, the Jeep collided with the... more »
January 7, 2014 10:39 AM
The remains found in Pulaski County in December have been positively identified as those of a man who went missing in April, the Pulaski County Coroner said Tuesday.
Investigators and family believed the body was that of John Beach when it was found on Dec. 15 in a wooded... more »
January 2, 2014 11:34 AM
A Pulaski County man was arrested Thursday after an investigation into the criminal abuse of a two-year-old child.
Somerset Police said on Oct. 18 of last year, Robert J. Miller, 22, drove the unconscious child from downtown Somerset to Bob Evans where the child's mother was employed. 911 was... more »
December 24, 2013 10:50 AM
A Pulaski County was completely destroyed Tuesday morning by a massive fire.
Officials say a double wide mobile home on Highway 865 in Eubank was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. It took about 20-30 minutes to contain the fire.
One man was home at the... more »
December 20, 2013 6:10 AM
A Pulaski County judge has sentenced a teen to 10 years in prison for plotting to have his parents killed.
The Commonwealth Journal reports the judge handed down Tyler Phelps' sentence Thursday. The 18-year-old entered an Alford plea last month to one count of criminal solicitation to commit murder.... more »
December 19, 2013 12:04 PM
The Pulaski county teen accused of making threats against Southwestern High School has been released on house arrest.
The 15-year-old will have to undergo a psychological evaluation, wear an ankle monitor and follow strict rules, including no cell phone or social media.
The teen was arrested Monday when... more »
December 18, 2013 6:57 AM
A man was killed in a single vehicle crash in Pulaski County Tuesday evening.
Deputies say the box truck dropped off the road along KY-70 between Woodstock and Eubank. The driver overcorreted, and the vehicle slammed into a culvert and overturned. Officials say the driver died on impact.
... more »
December 17, 2013 6:37 AM
A Pulaski County teen who threatened an attack on Southwestern High School in Somerset will be in court Tuesday.
Investigators say the teen sent text messages that included specific information about setting off bombs and shooting other students.
Those messages even went as far as naming places for... more »
December 16, 2013 3:29 PM
The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office has arrested a Somerset teen accused of making threats against a Pulaski County school.
Investigators say a student at Southwestern High School received threatening text messages on Monday, suggesting a fellow student was planning to detonate fire bombs and shoot up the school. The... more »
December 12, 2013 9:12 PM
Sibling rivalry took a turn for the worse in Pulaski County after a man allegedly hit his sister with an SUV, and then lead police on a dangerous chase.
Police say Thursday morning, 40-year-old Ty Ruben Boling got in an argument with his 43-year-old sister, Lorie Dykes, in the... more »
December 9, 2013 6:56 PM
A Russell County woman is in jail, accused of taking advantage of a couple of good Samaritans.
Police say Vickie Maynard stole one of the trucks when two people stopped to help her on the highway in Pulaski County.
Frank Adams, Jr. was heading to church when he... more »
December 6, 2013 8:56 PM
Pulaski County is gearing up for what's to come of this winter storm after heavy rains poured in overnight.
Crews have put out high water signs along Highway 1247 and, in some spots, water gushes out of rock walls along the highways in Somerset. Some LEX 18 viewers have... more »
December 4, 2013 5:33 AM
A fuel spill forced the evacuation of a Pulaski County grocery store Tuesday evening.
The incident started around 6 p.m. Firefighters say a mechanical issue with a fuel tanker resulted in about 500 gallons of gasoline spilling at the Kroger fuel center off US-27 in Somerset. Officials say firefighters... more »
November 22, 2013 7:58 PM
BOWLING GREEN (AP) - A former Pulaski County deputy is set to plead guilty to violating the federal civil rights of a person in 2008.
Federal court records list a Dec. 3 court date for 48-year-old Steven Molen to change his plea from not guilty to guilty in U.S.... more »
November 20, 2013 9:08 AM
Officials held students outside of Southern Elementary in Pulaski County for a short time Wednesday morning after a custodian spotted somebody inside.
School officials say the custodian noticed a person inside the school building and notified administration. Turns out that person was the daughter of a staff member who... more »
November 18, 2013 7:54 PM
It wasn't a tornado, but straight line winds in Pulaski County that managed to rip roofs off buildings in Sunday night's storms. On Monday Dwight Keeney from Nancy was picking up the pieces of his barn, for the second time.
"Everything was blown away," said Keeney. Now wood, metal... more »
November 18, 2013 6:47 PM
PADUCAH (AP) - Emergency crews were cleaning up debris and assessing damage Monday after a band of strong storms passed through the state, damaging homes and striking a nuclear enrichment facility.
Authorities reported tornado sightings in eight counties. The National Weather Service on Monday confirmed that an EF-1 tornado... more »
October 11, 2013 6:40 PM
LOUISVILLE (AP) - A small-town pastor charged with gunning down three people at a central Kentucky pawn shop wasn't at the store on the day of the slayings, his attorney said Friday.
Kenneth Allen Keith, who is facing three counts of murder and one count of robbery, was in... more »
October 10, 2013 6:24 PM
LOUISVILLE(AP) - A pastor charged in a triple slaying at a Kentucky pawn shop had attended the funeral of two of the victims, offering condolences to relatives who say they're sickened by the arrest of the man who seemed to be a sympathetic mourner.
Kenneth Allen Keith, pastor of... more »
October 8, 2013 12:39 PM
More information is emerging about a Pulaski County man accused of plotting to kidnap a girl he met online.
Authorities claim Steven Perry had been openly planning the murder of a girl's parents as part of a kidnapping scheme he'd scheduled for early September. Monday, a Pulaski County grand... more »
October 7, 2013 5:39 PM
A Pulaski County mother says she's blessed her teen boy is alive after he fell off a cliff down about 200-feet.
The terrifying ordeal led to a rescue effort, lasting several hours Sunday night along Lake Cumberland in the Broston area.
Crews surrounded the area working hard to... more »
October 7, 2013 5:21 PM
A Somerset man has been indicted on charges that he was planning a kidnapping and murder.
In Sept. 2013, the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office received information that Steven Matthew Perry had written out plans about his desire to "rescue" a 16-year-old teen from her parent's house and "neutralize" her... more »
October 7, 2013 9:32 AM
A teenager was injured when he fell off a cliff in Pulaski County Sunday evening. Fire Department officials say 13-year-old Dakota Cox fell 150 to 200 feet off a cliff near Lake Cumberland in the Broston area just before 7:00 p.m. Sunday. They say he was hiking and playing with... more »
October 4, 2013 3:48 PM
Four people were flown to UK Medical Center Friday after a collision on Kentucky 90 in Pulaski County.
Officials say the accident happened at 11:15 a.m. Friday approximately two miles west of U.S. 27 on Kentucky 90.
Police say a 2002 GMC Envoy traveling eastbound on Ky 90... more »
September 25, 2013 9:00 AM
Somerset police arrested a woman Tuesday night after a pickup truck hit her and her infant child.
Police say Ileia Johnson, 23, was walking down the middle of the eastbound lane of Hail Knob Road pushing a stroller with 9-month-old Triston Blackstone inside around 9:15 p.m. when the pickup... more »
September 23, 2013 6:56 PM
One man has made it his mission to prove a popular myth surrounding a Pulaski County cave is the truth.
Was it once home to an unknown creature, long before we walked the earth?
"I had a friend who worked for the Animal Planet that sort of gave... more »
September 20, 2013 5:38 AM
Police have issued a Golden Alert for a missing Pulaski County man.
Officials say John Powell, 48, went missing from a Somerset nursing home around 6 p.m. Thursday. He was last seen wearing gray sweat pants and black shoes. Powell stands 5'7" and weighs around 130 pounds. He has... more »
September 16, 2013 8:46 PM
A Pulaski County couple was vacationing in Washington D.C. for the first time when the shootings happened Monday.
Gerri Alsip and her husband were planning to do some sight-seeing. Instead, Monday morning the couple found themselves walking among the news crews covering the tragedy, as they tried to figure... more »
September 12, 2013 4:24 PM
A Pulaski County man charged in a high profile murder for hire case changed his plea Thursday.
Paul Young has pleaded his innocence until Thursday, admitting that he tried to kill Edwin and Laura Phelps in their home on a January night.
"My only question would be, the... more »
September 10, 2013 3:19 PM
An Eubank man has been indicted on sex abuse charges.
On Monday, Gregorio Avina, 40 of Eubank, Ky, was charged in an indictment with three counts of sexual abuse 1st degree - a class C felony.
Avina is accused of inappropriately touching three underage girls back in July.... more »
September 2, 2013 11:57 AM
SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) - "Necessity is the mother of invention," goes the old adage.
That certainly is the case for Don Davis. The Bronston electrician has a patent pending on an energy-saving invention he brainstormed when the local housing market took a nose dive a couple years ago costing... more »
August 30, 2013 4:35 PM
The Pulaski county preliminary hearing dates have been set for two people arrested after police say a child tried to drink drain cleaner.
Krystal Hampton and Brian Herrin will be back in court September 4th.
Hampton was arrested Wednesda y and Herrin was arrested Thursday.
It's all... more »
August 28, 2013 8:29 PM
A third suspect has been arrested in connection to the case of a child being burned with drain cleaner.
On Wednesday afternoon, officials located Krystal E. Hampton at a home on Hwy 92 in McCreary County.
She was arrested without incident on an outstanding warrant charging her with... more »
August 27, 2013 7:06 PM
A mother and father are in police custody after investigators say their son suffered chemical burns while trying to drink liquid fire. Officers have warrants out for two others they say are connected to the case.
The incident happened Tuesday, August 20 at a Pulaski county home. The family... more »
August 20, 2013 8:46 PM
The saying goes, "If at first you don't succeed. Try, try again."
And while not much is known about the burglars trying to get into a Pulaski county gad station, police do know that they are persistent.
First, the suspects are seen scoping out the Cumberland Food Mart... more »
August 15, 2013 5:38 AM
Investigators say they plan to send a Pulaski County shooting investigation to the grand jury.
Deputies say the parties involved in the altercation last Sunday gave wildly different accounts of the incident.
Investigators say according to David and Nancy Kilby, a car pulled into the driveway of their... more »
August 8, 2013 10:33 PM
The sound of a train is typical for the Somerset area. But Thursday, the thunderous noise came with tragedy.
A person was killed while walking on train tracks just before 6:00 p.m. near West Columbia Road in Somerset.
Police say the conductor spotted a woman walking North on... more »
August 6, 2013 6:58 PM
Corbin senior Kelley Farley is back at school and getting lots of questions about the nasty injury on her neck.
She got it Sunday jet-skiing under a bridge at Pittman's Creek on Lake Cumberland in Pulaski County. She wasn't even going five miles an hour on the water when... more »
July 11, 2013 8:19 PM
A pilot involved in a small plane crash in Pulaski County earlier this week is back home from the hospital.
Relatives say 55-year-old Gary McGlothin of Lexington came home from the hospital Wednesday.
They believe his lifelong experience as a pilot helped avoid what could have been a... more »
July 9, 2013 6:20 PM
As investigators release the calls made to 911 after a plane crashed into a Pulaski County field, family members of the pilot say they are grateful their loved one is alive.
Pilot Gary McGlothin, 55, of Lexington and his passenger, Charles Jackson, 54, of Winchester were flown to UK... more »
July 9, 2013 9:30 AM
Officials say one of the men injured in a Pulaski County plane crash Monday night has been released from the hospital.
The pilot, Gary McGlothin, 55, of Lexington and his passenger, Charles Jackson, 54, of Winchester were both airlifted to UK Hospital from the scene after the small plane... more »
July 8, 2013 5:26 PM
Crews are on the scene of a small plane crash on Jacksboro Road in the Bronston community in Pulaski County that happened not far from a private airport with a grass field.
The crash happened at about 4 p.m. Two men were on board, and witness Jeremy Thompson said... more »
July 3, 2013 6:29 PM
Somerset Police are looking into the possibility that slick roads caused a crash that killed a Pulaski County mother and sent four others, including two children, to the hospital.
The crash happened Tuesday around 8 p.m. on Kentucky 39, two miles north of downtown Somerset.
When Jaylee Phillippi... more »
July 3, 2013 8:00 AM
The Pulaski County coroner has released the name of the woman killed in a head-on crash Tuesday night.
Police say a car crossed the center line of HWY-39 in Somerset around 8 p.m. and slammed into an oncoming van. Melissa Sears, 38, was pronounced dead. Her two children were... more »
July 3, 2013 4:43 AM
One person died and four suffered injuries in a head-on crash in Pulaski County Tuesday night.
Police say a car crossed the center line of HWY-39 in Somerset around 8 p.m. and slammed into an oncoming van. The driver of the car was pronounced dead. Two passengers in the... more »
June 27, 2013 9:56 PM
An elderly Pulaski County man is dead after a series of crashes in a restaurant parking lot.
Somerset police say just after 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, 91-year-old Ottis Burton backed into a vehicle parked in front of the Cracker Barrel restaurant. Witnesses say Burton hit the same vehicle again,... more »
June 6, 2013 7:12 AM
Two people suffered injuries in a Pulaski County crash Wednesday afternoon.
Deputies say Cathryn Reynolds, 28, tried to make a left turn from US-27 onto Kingsford Road and turned into the path of an oncoming car driven by Josh Hoots, 28.
EMS took Hoots to a local hospital,... more »
May 1, 2013 5:12 AM
A train hit and killed a man in Somerset Tuesday night.
Train crew members called police just before 8 p.m., reporting they hit a man walking toward them on the tracks near West Columbia Street. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say they don't know... more »