October 24, 2014 5:14 PM
A community will gather Friday night to remember a Pulaski County woman who was beaten to death last week by her boyfriend in front of two children. A balloon release will be held at 6 p.m. in Somerset's Town Square in honor of Monica Wells' birthday. Police say Wells was... more »
October 20, 2014 3:54 PM
A Pulaski County woman found beaten to death and dumped in a sinkhole will be remembered Monday night at a vigil against domestic violence.
The event will be held at 7 p.m. at the Town Square in Somerset. Meanwhile, visitation for Monica Wells starts at 6 p.m. in the... more »
October 17, 2014 3:47 PM
A hearing was held Friday for the man accused of fatally shooting a prominent defense attorney in Somerset this summer. Attorneys met in a Pulaski County court to determine if Clinton Innabnitt, the man police say admitted to loading his gun and waiting for Mark Stanziano to show up for... more »
October 17, 2014 12:26 PM
A man accused of beating his girlfriend to death in front of two children pleaded not guilty in a Pulaski County courtroom Friday. Johnny Hendrix is charged with murder accused of beating 34-year-old Monica Wells to death and then dragging her body into a 12-feet deep sinkhole Tuesday. Her body... more »
October 17, 2014 5:25 AM
A man accused of killing his girlfriend in front of her children in Pulaski County has a violent criminal history.
Police charged Johnny Ray Hendrix, 35, with murder after finding Monica Wells in a sinkhole in a wooded area near their Pennington Road home. According to court documents ,... more »
October 16, 2014 4:39 PM
If what her 8-year-old son says is true, a Pulaski County woman was beaten by her boyfriend right in front of him and his big brother, and eventually killed in the assault. According to Johnny Hendrix's arrest warrant, his girlfriend's two sons, ages 15 and 8, watched him assault Monica... more »
October 14, 2014 12:21 PM
Police have charged a church minister in Pulaski County with sex abuse involving a juvenile.
30-year-old Rex Allen Murphy is charged with first-degree sex abuse, third-degree sodomy and use of a minor in a sexual performance.
The Pulaski County jail's website shows Murphy was booked into the facility... more »
October 13, 2014 10:41 AM
CHARLESTON, Mo. (AP) - Authorities say the body of a missing Kentucky woman has been found in southeastern Missouri, and the man with whom she had last been seen is in custody.
Investigators planned an autopsy Monday on 45-year-old Sylvia Tipler of Paducah, whose body was found Sunday afternoon... more »
October 7, 2014 5:06 PM
The NWS is now calling what was initially classified as an EF-1 tornado, a microburst.
Most of the damage seems to be centered around the 1100 block of Rush Branch Road in Somerset. The damage appears to affect around a dozen homes. There are trees and branches on houses.... more »
October 3, 2014 10:04 PM
Nearly three months after crews found a man dead on the side of a Pulaski County Road the case has gone.
Investigators say they think 45-year-old Ricky Meredith was hit by a vehicle but so far no one has come forward. Meredith's mother pleads for answers.
A tattoo... more »
September 9, 2014 11:36 AM
A Pulaski County man is facing child porn charges after deputies found images of a minor on his cell phone.
The 19-year-old suspect was taken into custody Monday from his home on Howard Road in Somerset. Deputies say Jacob Bolen admitted to police he had a brief relationship with... more »
September 3, 2014 6:56 PM
Nearly two months after a man was found dead on the side of a Pulaski County road, there are still no leads. The Sheriff's office say they've received very few tips in the death of Ricky Meredith.
45-year-old Ricky Meredith's body was discovered by a crew working along Highway... more »
August 21, 2014 12:40 PM
An owner found his stolen motorcycle for sale at an auction in Pulaski County. The owner found the bike for sale in front of Lake Cumberland Auction. Deputies say the man's motorcycle had been taken from his car port last Thursday. Officers were able to track down their suspect, Jerry... more »
August 20, 2014 12:36 PM
A former teacher and coach accused of sexually abusing a student entered a not guilty plea in court Wednesday.
According to a Louisville TV station, Philip Dale Anderson is charged with sodomy and sex abuse in an incident more than 20 years ago.
Anderson taught at Saint Raphael... more »
August 20, 2014 11:41 AM
A convicted sex offender recently released from prison is back behind bars, this time accused of trying to gun down a former Pulaski County preacher in a crowded Russell County pool hall. Then, days later, leading police on a chase through a neighborhood while completely naked.
Jerry Brown was... more »
August 18, 2014 6:26 PM
A Pulaski County man faces an attempted murder charge after investigators say he shot several times at his own brother, barely missing him.
The victim, James Abbott, took cover inside his home on Young Rd., Sunday night. Locked inside James made a frantic phone call to 911.
"You... more »
August 18, 2014 3:36 PM
A Pulaski County man accused of running his sister over has pleaded guilty to lesser charges after a grand jury indicted him last week on an attempted murder charge.
According to the Commonwealth-Journal, Ty Boling pleaded guilty to felony criminal mischief and felony wanton endangerment charges.
In 2013,... more »
August 18, 2014 12:38 PM
WINCHESTER, Ky. (AP) - The National Forest Service has proposed allowing more commercial logging in the Daniel Boone National Forest than it has in over a decade.
The logging would take place on 3,515 acres in Pulaski and McCreary counties as part of a project that also entails controlled... more »
August 15, 2014 8:59 AM
A missing Pulaski County man has been located and a Golden Alert canceled.
The Science Hill Police Department issued a Golden Alert for James Alfred Woods. The 70-year-old man who has Alzheimer's went missing Thursday. He was located in Tennessee Friday morning.
Officials say Woods was fine and... more »
August 14, 2014 6:10 AM
A Pulaski County burglary victim stayed home from work and foiled a second break-in later that same day.
The victim called 911 Friday morning to report a burglary at his home in the Midway Mobile Home Park on KY-2227. Deputies say the thief stole two pistols, lawn equipment and... more »
August 13, 2014 8:12 PM
Pulaski County deputies say they came face-to-face with a gun wielding man Monday.
It happened when they tried to serve an EPO. Officers say James Mounce finally dropped his weapon after a brief struggle.
He was taken to jail where he was booked on charges of assault, menacing... more »
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 »