March 7, 2014 12:00 PM
A Scott County man admitted to causing the death of his long-time friend and roommate in a DUI crash back in 2013.
Frank Lazarin pleaded guilty to reckless homicide and DUI in court Friday in a crash that killed Roger Daniels in January of 2013.
Lazarin accepted a... more »
March 5, 2014 4:05 PM
The man accused of killing a retired Scott County bus driver at her home in 2010 has pleaded not guilty in the case.
Nicholas Willinger entered a not guilty plead in court Wednesday afternoon. Willinger has been indicted on all charges against him - murder, robbery and burglary.
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March 3, 2014 12:00 PM
Road crews have put in long hours trying to improve road conditions in Scott County. They even had crews sleeping on mats in between shifts.
Interstate 75 was still snow covered as of Monday around noon, but traffic was moving. Overnight driving on I-75 was snow and ice covered,... more »
February 28, 2014 12:57 PM
The woman police say played a role in the murder of a retired Scott County school bus driver is back in Kentucky to face burglary charges.
Ciji Jefferson was booked into the Scott County jail Friday morning on burglary second degree. She was being held in a Florida jail... more »
February 26, 2014 6:47 AM
An accident on icy Interstate 75 in Scott County shut down the southbound lanes for four hours Wednesday morning.
Deputies say a semi jackknifed and hit a van at about 3:30 a.m. near mile marker 135. Another semi then, hit the two vehicles.
Two people in the van... more »
February 24, 2014 12:23 PM
The woman accused in connection to the murder of a Scott County school bus driver has been extradited to Kentucky.
Ciji Jefferson was being held at a Florida jail accused in the murder of Sue Jones in February of 2010.
Police say Jefferson put Nic Willinger up to... more »
February 20, 2014 3:38 PM
Two Scott County schools were put on lockdown for a short time Thursday afternoon due to a police investigation in the neighborhood.
Scott County school officials said Southern Elementary and Georgetown Middle schools were on lockdown for 30 minutes as a precautionary measure after they were notified by police... more »
February 18, 2014 9:06 AM
A transportation van and a school bus slid off a Scott County road Tuesday morning, with the van ending up in a creek.
The two vehicles were traveling on Porter Road near Sadieville when they hit patches of black ice causing the accident, officials said.
The driver of... more »
February 14, 2014 11:47 AM
A man currently in jail charged with a 2010 murder of a retired Scott County school bus driver could be facing more charges.
LEX 18 has learned that Kentucky State Police recently searched the homes of relatives of Nic Willinger looking for evidence of child pornography on computers.
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February 13, 2014 12:50 PM
A former Scott County middle school girls golf coach is going to plead guilty to sex offenses.
Jason Carpenter is scheduled to enter a guilty plea March 7.
He's accused of having sex with an underage girl between 2009 and 2010. Police say Carpenter also had pornographic pictures... more »
February 13, 2014 5:25 AM
ABILENE, Texas (AP) - A West Texas woman originally from Scott County was convicted Wednesday in the starvation death of her 22-month-old daughter.
The Abilene Reporter-News reports that 23-year-old Tiffany Klapheke was found guilty of injury to a child in the 2012 death of Tamryn Klapheke. The Taylor County... more »
February 11, 2014 12:34 PM
A man charged with manslaughter in a deadly Scott County crash has been indicted.
30-year-old Anthony Ryman is charged in the crash that killed 69-year-old Brian Armstrong in July of 2013.
Police said Ryman was speeding on U.S. 25 when he failed to turn and hit a culvert,... more »
February 6, 2014 12:31 PM
Two weeks ago, salt barns in Scott County were practically full. But after several days of snow, ice and freezing rain, they are nearly empty and will most likely be by the end of the day Wednesday.
Record lows paired with several inches of snow have caused a salt... more »
February 5, 2014 12:55 PM
Utility companies are working to restore power to hundreds of customers in Scott County and bracing for another round of freezing temperatures.
The freezing rain caused many tree limbs to snap, cutting off power to at least 740 customers, keeping crews busy northeast of Georgetown.
Most customers in... more »
January 24, 2014 10:06 AM
A Georgetown physician was arrested Thursday for selling methamphetamine.
Dr. Robert B. Yost, 48, was arrested and charged with trafficking a controlled substance first degree, Kentucky State Police said, after police bought drugs from him and found some at his home.
The investigation stemmed from a complaint reported... more »
January 21, 2014 10:31 AM
State forces in Central Kentucky, along with contractors, will work past normal scheduled hours Thuesday afternoon and evening.
The affected areas will continue to be plowed and treated. A second shift of District 7 State crews will report at 12:00 a.m. (midnight).
District 7 crews treat roads in... more »
January 17, 2014 1:45 PM
Photo: Salt truck overturned in Scott County. Snowfall and falling temperatures created slick spots and dangerous road conditions for drivers in central Kentucky.
Several accidents were reported in Woodford County. Cars could be seen on the side of the roads from spin-outs, as well as several... more »
January 16, 2014 4:31 PM
Lexington police have filed murder and assault charges against a man accused of running from a deadly crash, then engaging Lexington police in a long standoff.
Keenan McLaughlin, 22, appeared in court Thursday accused of nearly a dozen crimes - all of them involving an hours long crime spree... more »
January 16, 2014 1:37 PM
A total of 71 tires on least 22 different vehicles were slashed at a Scott County Auto Shop this week.
One of Tom Jacko's employees at J&B Auto Mart and Repair on Connector Road in Georgetown, made the disturbing discovery Wednesday morning.
The owner says only the new... more »
January 16, 2014 11:15 AM
A police officer accused of physically attacking a 13-year-old soccer referee pleaded guilty in court Thursday.
Officer Keith Spears pleaded guilty to an amended charge of harassment, which is not considered a misdemeanor, but a violation. He was originally charged with harassment with physical contact.
Spears has taken... more »
January 9, 2014 12:18 PM
A Scott County infant has died from flu complications, being the first flu related death reported in Kentucky so far.
Doctors say the ten-month-old baby from Georgetown was diagnosed with the swine flu. He died Tuesday.
In Kentucky, the Health Department only tracks flu related children deaths, and... more »
January 8, 2014 4:59 AM
The brutal cold continues to wreak havoc on water pipes across the area, forcing people out of homes, damaging businesses and shutting down at least one school system.
A pipe break at a Lexington apartment complex forced dozens of people out early Wednesday morning.
Leaking water was first... more »
December 24, 2013 7:11 AM
Officials say snow-slick pavement led to a crash along I-75 in Scott County Tuesday morning.
Deputies say a northbound car lost control near the Cherry Blossom Way exit, spun and hit a pickup truck. EMS took two people to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
Light snow... more »
December 23, 2013 1:24 PM
Strong straight winds ripped through Scott County Saturday managing to do some damage in all of 10 minutes, according to Emergency Management.
No injuries were reported.
On Rough River Run, parts of vinyl were ripped from the side of a house, and a shed was toppled over. Neighbors... more »
December 18, 2013 6:38 AM
Deputies arrested two people they say were making meth inside a Scott County home early Wednesday morning.
Deputies brought William Dillon and Michael Gibson out of the home on Indian Creek Road, near Sadieville, decontaminated them and place them both under arrest. Officials say five other people were inside... more »
December 9, 2013 7:59 PM
A convenience store was burglarized overnight at the Valero on Paris Pike in Georgetown.
Police estimate the store is out about $20,000. The thieves were able to pry the doors off an ATM, as well as steal thousands of dollars worth of cigarettes.
Police say the phone lines... more »
December 5, 2013 10:13 PM
Winter weather worry was on the mind of traveler Olga Sokolav as she made a stop in Scott County on her way to Akron, Ohio.
With Thursday's rain expected to turn to sleet, snow or ice, Sokolav decided to start her trip a day earlier to avoid being on... more »
December 3, 2013 5:39 AM
Georgetown police say they have arrested one man in connection with a drug investigation, but continue the search for seven more suspects.
Police picked up Milton Downey on a drug trafficking charge. Officers continue to search for Timothy Thurman Bown, Robert Land, Matthew McGinnis, Kristina Aliff, Ashley Sefcovic, Bobbi... more »
December 2, 2013 8:06 PM
Authorities in Scott County have released the names and photos of eight people they're looking for in a drug investigation.
Timothy Thurman Bown, Robert Land, Milton Downey, Matthew McGinnis, Kristina Aliff Ashley Sefcovic, Bobbi Magness and Mona Gayheart each face a charge of trafficking in a controlled substance.
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November 25, 2013 8:20 PM
The story begins innocently enough in the late 1970's. Johnny Vannarsdall married Linda Spencer, his teenage sweetheart. They had two sons, Sean and Jeremy. By the fall of 1985, Johnny was doing electrical work at the Brass Falcon, a Georgetown business, and the marriage was in trouble. That's when Linda... more »
November 18, 2013 8:48 AM
Watch for some possible traffic backups along US-460 in Scott County Monday.
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials have scheduled lane closures for the US-460 bridge over Interstate 75 for repair work. Work is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. and complete around 3 p.m.
November 13, 2013 8:29 PM
Georgetown Police say they have arrested the man and two other people behind a recent string of robberies.
Police say 20-year-old Chase Wilson is the man behind a total of eight recent robberies - seven in Georgetown and one in Lexington just over the county line.
Until Tuesday... more »
November 12, 2013 8:33 PM
Surveillance video shows the latest convenience store robbery Georgetown Police are investigating.
The store owner of the Quick Stop says a man came in and demanded cigarettes and money Monday night. As he is getting the things he demanded, the clerk sneaks away, locks the robber in the store... more »
October 17, 2013 10:38 PM
Police arrested one man after a chase that started in Scott County and ended in Woodford County Thursday night.
KSP says it all started with an armed robbery at a Georgetown Shell gas station around 9:30 p.m. Officers spotted the suspect's truck fleeing the scene and followed. The chased... more »
October 15, 2013 8:35 PM
Police say a Scott County woman was caught red-handed breaking into her former workplace.
Georgetown Police say Betsy Clemons told them she was a former employee, who was owed about $5,000 by Global Supply in Georgetown.
But the 29-year-old apparently forgot about the alarm when investigators say she... more »
September 18, 2013 8:34 PM
The family of a teenage shooting suspect in Scott County wants the charges against him dropped.
Thursday, police responded to a home on Alamo Drive where residents told officers a guy started a fight in the kitchen, aimed a gun at someone's head, and even fired the weapon.
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September 16, 2013 5:33 PM
Lexington Police say two men wearing gas masks pulled off an armed robbery early Monday morning.
The robbery happened at a home on Alamo Drive sometime after midnight Monday. Officials say two men broke into a mobile home. Both had handguns and police say one man had a cinder... more »
August 30, 2013 5:51 PM
More than 4,000 babies die of SIDS, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, every year. A Georgetown family hit by that unexpected tragedy is coping, thanks to the support of the community.
He was unexpected in the Ellison family's lives. Finley William was born January 29th.
"He was actually just... more »
August 9, 2013 8:59 PM
On a street like North Bold Forbes Road, everyone knows everyone.
"I heard from my wife, she heard from her co-worker who lives next door to Kevin," said neighbor Christopher Kuharik.
That's why Christopher Kuharik was surprised to learn several people living just a few doors down are... more »
July 29, 2013 8:02 PM
A unique educational experience for high schoolers in Scott County is gaining national attention.
The Legacy Program allows students to learn what it takes to work as an emergency responder by actually becoming one for a year. It's not everyday high school students get hands on experience working as... more »
July 17, 2013 8:03 PM
This latest heat wave caused a Georgetown woman to collapse, her body falling inches from a busy road.
It was a post of gratitude on our Facebook page that alerted us to the rescue by EMS and fast acting passers-by.
"I was on my way to Georgetown to... more »
July 15, 2013 4:43 AM
One person died in a single-vehicle accident in Scott County Sunday night.
Police say a car traveling along Cincinnati Pike, about four miles north of Georgetown, went off the road and through the grass about 50 yards before slamming into a utility pole. A passenger in the car died... more »
July 12, 2013 8:57 AM
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials say an entrance at the intersection of US-460 and the Georgetown bypass will be shut down for road work beginning Friday.
Friday, July 12 at 9:00 a.m. - the entrance to the Western Hills and Elkhorn Crossing Schools will close and remain... more »
July 11, 2013 8:01 PM
There are no sidewalks along a road in Georgetown where a mother of two was walking early Thursday morning when she was hit and killed by a car.
It happened around 4 a.m. Thursday morning, on West Main Street near Kentucky Avenue.
Police are looking into the poorly... more »
July 8, 2013 4:59 AM
Two people suffered minor injuries in a crash along I-75 in Scott County early Monday morning.
Police say a family was heading southbound, back home to South Carolina, when a teenage son smelled something burning. Moments later, a tire blew, sending the Cadillac careening across all traffic lanes. The... more »
June 26, 2013 10:03 PM
Strong winds seemed to be the biggest problem for people in Jessamine County Wednesday evening when a thunderstorm rolled through Central Kentucky.
When LEX18 arrived we found plenty of trees that couldn't stand up to the powerful gusts. People there say the wind was so loud, they could barely... more »
June 11, 2013 11:23 AM
Investigators have cleared a Scott County Sheriff's Office deputy of any wrongdoing in a fatal shooting last spring.
The Georgetown News Graphic reports the department believes Mark Isaacs was warranted in the shooting of Ronald Davis.
The 12-year veteran shot and killed Davis after a chase in late... more »
June 6, 2013 8:47 AM
Grace Christian Church in Georgetown will hold a memorial service Monday for a Scott County man who drowned while on his honeymoon in North Carolina.
Mark Bell, 55, a longtime member of the church, died Friday night on Ocracoke Island. His wife said they got caught in a riptide.... more »
May 6, 2013 11:21 AM
Kentucky Utilities officials say an equipment failure caused a power outage affecting more than 7,000 customers in Scott and Franklin counties early Monday morning.
Officials say an insulator broke, affecting a transmission line. The outage was first reported just after 2 a.m., and crews had power restored by 3:20... more »
May 6, 2013 5:21 AM
The cause of a widespread power outage in Scott County early Monday morning remains unclear.
At the peak, nearly 7,000 people were without power. Police patrolled blacked out areas with spotlights.
Kentucky Utilities crews were spotted working in an area along Cherry Blossom Way just off I-75.
... more »
May 2, 2013 8:48 AM
GEORGETOWN (AP) - Kentucky State Police have released the name of a deputy who fatally shot a suspect after he pointed a gun at officers. The agency said Scott County Sheriff's Deputy Grayson Mark Isaacs fired the shot that killed Ronald M. Davis of Berea on Saturday. Isaacs is a... more »
April 29, 2013 9:14 AM
GEORGETOWN (AP) - The Scott County sheriff says he believes the fatal shooting of a suspect by one of his deputies was justified. Scott County Sheriff Tony Hampton says the name of the deputy would be released this week. Ronald M. Davis of Berea was killed by a deputy sheriff... more »
April 18, 2013 5:52 AM
Two boys safely made it out of a rain-swollen Scott County creek after a harrowing plunge Wednesday.
Caleb Mahoney, 9, and his 10-year-old friend Peyton say they were looking for turtles near a dam on Elkhorn Creek near Degaris Mill Road. Mahoney says he looked away and when he... more »
April 8, 2013 5:39 AM
Police and firefighters are on the scene of a fatal accident in Scott County.
The driver of a car lost control along South Weisenberger Mill Road, near the Woodford County line, around 3 a.m. Monday and hit a tree. Officials say a woman walked to a nearby house to... more »
April 4, 2013 10:22 AM
GEORGETOWN (AP) - Officials in a central Kentucky county are puzzled about who is taking cast aluminum and bronze historical markers from around the area and what is becoming of the items. Gone from Scott County are markers denoting a bridge and Branham's Mill, which was built on a 200-acre... more »
March 28, 2013 6:46 AM
A barn burned to the ground in Scott County Thursday morning.
A woman who rents space in the barn along Fishers Mill Road, just over the Woodford County line, came out around 4:30 a.m. and found it on fire. There were no animals in the barn, but the fire... more »
February 19, 2013 5:36 AM
The retrial of a man accused of killing his parents in Scott County will continue Tuesday.
A jury was seated in the Anthony Gray trial on Monday.
Prosecutors say Gray gunned down his parents, James and Vivian Gray, to collect insurance money back in 2007. Anthony Gray confessed,... more »
February 5, 2013 5:20 AM
A Scott County couple lost their new home and all of their possessions when a fire burned through it Monday evening.
Firefighters responded to the home on Hinton Road around 7:30 p.m. Christina Mohnike says she and her boyfriend were both at work when the fire broke out. They... more »
January 10, 2013 5:07 AM
A man died after he crashed his motorcycle into an embankment in Scott County Wednesday evening.
Police say the motorcyclist was riding northbound along I-75 when he lost control and left the roadway around mile marker 143, north of Georgetown. EMS took the victim to Saint Elizabeth Medical Center... more »
December 21, 2012 8:46 AM
The Scott County Sheriff warns motorists along I-75 to slow down.
Deputies report multiple accidents between mile markers 132 and 139, including a jackknifed semi. The sheriff describes conditions as extremely slick and hazardous.
December 11, 2012 4:51 AM
The Fayette County Coroner's Office has released the name of a man killed in a crash in Scott County Monday morning.
The coroner says Logan P. Lonkard, 31, of Crestwood, was driving a vehicle that hydroplaned along Leestown Road just before 10 a.m. Deputies say Lonkard's SUV crossed the... more »
November 21, 2012 8:53 AM
ABILENE, Texas - A West Texas detective testified Monday that the home on Dyess Air Force Base in which a malnourished toddler was found unresponsive and later died smelled of urine and feces.
Abilene police Detective Eric Vickers testified at a military hearing for Senior Airman Christopher Perez, who... more »
November 12, 2012 9:01 AM
GEORGETOWN (AP) - As Georgetown and Lexington continue to grow toward one another, Scott County officials are talking about the need to maintain an undeveloped buffer between the two cities. The Georgetown News-Graphic reports that the Georgetown-Scott County Planning Commission is seeking seven to nine members for a committee to... more »
November 8, 2012 4:54 AM
Firefighters managed to save a historic home in Scott County after a wood burning stove sparked a fire early Thursday morning.
The fire broke out around 1 a.m. on the second floor of a house along Locust Fork Road in Stamping Ground. Investigators say the stove ignited something in... more »
October 3, 2012 8:42 AM
A crash reconstruction team is on the scene after an accident in Georgetown Wednesday morning.
The accident happened at the intersection of Hemingway Place and the bypass around 7:45 a.m. A minivan sustained side-door damage, and there was front-end damage on a car. Police say the van was turning... more »
September 26, 2012 8:07 AM
Deputies say slick roads were likely a factor in a Scott County crash Wednesday morning.
The accident happened around 7:30 a.m. along Burton Pike. Deputies say a woman lost control of her car on a curve, swerved into the oncoming lane and sideswiped a flatbed truck. EMS took the... more »
September 26, 2012 7:28 AM
Traffic is being directed into the left lane along southbound I-75 in Scott County.
The accident happened around 6:30 a.m. at mile marker 141. Police say four vehicles were involved. A car hydroplaned and hit the guardrail. A semi clipped the car, and a second semi and a pickup... more »
September 25, 2012 5:06 AM
Deputies in Scott County are searching for a man who tied up an employee and robbed a gas station early Tuesday morning.
The manager of the Pilot station on Triport Road, off I-75 north of Georgetown, says he was working in his office around midnight when he heard a... more »
September 20, 2012 5:40 AM
Authorities continue to search for a woman who apparently escaped injury when a train slammed into her SUV in Scott County Wednesday afternoon.
Scott County Sheriff's deputies say the SUV was parked too close to the tracks along Paynes Depot Road. Witnesses say a woman jumped out of the... more »
September 3, 2012 10:05 AM
The Scott County coroner has released the name of the man killed by a train in Georgetown Sunday evening.
The coroner says Robert Alexander was intoxicated and walking along the tracks when the train hit him from behind near North Hamilton Street.
August 17, 2012 4:48 AM
Lightning ignited a 300-year-old tree near a historic Scott County home, and a falling limb hit a man trying to put out that fire on the head.
The owner of the Thornwood Home on Bethel Road says a lightning bolt hit the white ash tree about 3 a.m. The... more »
August 9, 2012 2:05 PM
A long-time Scott County school board member faces harassment charges.
According to court documents, a woman who rents a home from Luther Mason claims he came to the house unexpectedly on several occasions and sexually harassed her by making obscene sexual comments.
Deputies served Mason with a summons... more »
July 31, 2012 4:55 AM
A fire burned through a Scott County home and left a woman suffering from smoke inhalation early Tuesday morning.
The fire broke out inside a mobile home along Burton Pike around 3 a.m. A mother and her two young children got out of the home safely, but the woman... more »
July 27, 2012 6:37 AM
Storms rolled across central Kentucky Thursday evening and into the early hours of Friday morning. High winds took down tree branches and heavy rains caused some flash flooding. The storms packed frequent lighting, sparking a fire and shocking at least two people.
Lightning struck a woman working on a... more »
July 17, 2012 9:16 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - Kentuckians have a new place to hunt, fish, hike and sightsee. Dignitaries gathered Monday in rural Scott County to dedicate the 2,500-acre Veterans Memorial Wildlife Management Area. The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources completed a deal to purchase the property near Georgetown in December. The... more »
July 12, 2012 6:45 AM
A suspect and a Scott County Sheriff's Office deputy suffered injuries in a crash after a high-speed chase through three counties Wednesday evening.
Officials say it began near the rest area on I-75 in Scott County when officers tried to stop a vehicle for speeding. They say that car... more »
July 2, 2012 4:46 AM
Lightning shocked a woman and caused damage to a Georgetown home during a thunderstorm Sunday evening.
Cindy McCoy says she was surfing the Internet in the bedroom of her home on Sutton Place Boulevard and her husband was watching the Olympic trials when a bolt of lightning hit the... more »
June 27, 2012 7:01 AM
Firefighters in Scott County are battling a house fire.
The blaze broke out around 6 a.m. at a home on a farm along Iron Works Road. Firefighters say flames were visible when they arrived. Parts of the house have collapsed.
Officials say they don't think anybody was inside... more »
June 22, 2012 6:16 AM
A truck ran off the road along I-75 in Scott County Friday morning.
The semi was traveling southbound near mile marker 133 around 5:30 a.m. when the driver lost control, and drove off the interstate and into a ditch. There were no injuries and the accident didn't cause any... more »
June 22, 2012 4:54 AM
Officials have released the name of the Illinois man killed in a motorcycle accident along I-64 in Scott County Thursday evening.
Scott County Sheriff's deputies say Christopher Rose, 53, of Algonquin, Ill. and Andrew Scholl, 51, were riding along westbound lanes near mile marker 68. An SUV in an... more »