July 29, 2014 8:57 PM
A Scott County Man attempted to shoot an intruder last evening.
Investigators believe Daniel Moen was drunk Monday night, when he started kicking the door of what he believed was his own house. It was actually the home of his neighbor.
The neighbor thought someone was trying to... more »
July 29, 2014 4:42 AM
Emergency crews rescued a fisherman after his boat got hung on the edge of a dam in Scott County early Tuesday morning.
Firefighters responded to Great Crossing Park, along North Elkhorn Creek, around 2 a.m. and found a boat stuck on a log with the front end dangling over... more »
July 15, 2014 4:43 AM
A pickup truck hit and injured a woman walking along a Scott County road early Tuesday morning.
Deputies say the woman was walking along Frankfort Pike, near Stamping Ground Road, around 12:30 a.m. The driver of the pickup truck apparently didn't see her, and the truck's side-view mirror clipped... more »
June 26, 2014 12:13 PM
A Lexington police officer who pleaded guilty in the assault of a teen referee during a ten-and-under game last year has resigned from the police force.
Keith Spears resigned, effective June 30, blaming a physical disability in a letter sent to Mayor Jim Gray and Police Chief Ronnie Bastin... more »
June 24, 2014 12:04 PM
A little boy saved his mother overnight in Scott County by letting her know their trailer was on fire. A captain with the fire department says it was a 2-year-old boy who woke up and saw the fire, and then woke his mom up so they could get out to... more »
June 24, 2014 10:02 AM
LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the northbound I-75 rest area between mile point 127 and 128 in Scott County is now back open.
The facility had been t emporarily closed for repair work on a water main break.
For up-to-date traffic and travel information dial... more »
June 23, 2014 2:39 PM
LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced the northbound lane of I-75 rest area in Scott County is temporarily closed for repair work to be completed on a water main break.
The location of the rest area on Northbound I-75 is between mile point 127 and 128. The... more »
June 19, 2014 5:37 PM
A man was sent to the hospital Thursday afternoon after his truck hit a large tree in Scott County.
The accident happened around 6 p.m. on Newtown Pike near the community of Oxford.
The Scott County Sheriff's Office says the truck was traveling northbound when it went off... more »
June 13, 2014 12:44 PM
The packages a Scott County man was receiving were made to resemble something coming from a pet supply store. Ironically, it was a narcotics dog who sniffed out the pot inside, confirming to police the contents of the shipments.
The Georgetown man is now charged with receiving illegal drugs... more »
June 10, 2014 9:49 AM
Officials in Scott County have identified the man who they say shot himself at the Toyota plant parking lot in Georgetown last week.
Jack McCoy, 24, of Pikeville has been charged with falsely reporting an incident after police say he claimed someone shot him during a scuffle on the... more »
June 4, 2014 5:16 PM
An SUV crashed into a Scott County school bus Wednesday afternoon.
Officials say the bus was dropping off the last two students from Scott County High School when the SUV didn't stop in time and rear-ended the bus.
It happened around 4:45 p.m. on Paris Pike in Georgetown.... more »
June 2, 2014 10:38 AM
Kentucky State Police searched a park in Scott County for evidence in connection to the murder of a retired school bus driver who was killed at her home in 2010. A couple of fire departments along with state police were at Great Crossings Park Monday morning searching the Elkhorn Creek... more »
May 30, 2014 4:41 AM
Firefighters from both Lexington and Scott County battled a fire in a home near the county line early Friday morning, and the woman who lives there credits her dog for saving her life.
Firefighters say the mobile home along Laredo Drive was fully engulfed when they arrived.
The... more »
May 23, 2014 3:38 PM
A Woodford County school bus crashed in Scott County Friday afternoon.
Officials say the accident happened on Leestown Road.
One high school student and the driver on the bus were not hurt. The driver of the car appears to be OK, but was getting checked out.
A... more »
May 22, 2014 5:51 AM
Lightning hit a steeple, sparking a fire on the roof of a Georgetown church Thursday morning.
A lightning bolt hit the Georgetown Church of the Nazarene on Lemons Mill Road around 4:30 a.m. When the lightning hit, it exploded.
A night patrolman who works at Georgetown College heard... more »
May 21, 2014 5:31 PM
An elementary school student in Scott County remains unconscious at the University of Kentucky Hospital after she was hit by a car Tuesday afternoon.
The 10-year-old's sister says the girl has not regained consciousness, but that she is showing signs of improvement. The accident happened on Paris Pike in... more »
May 20, 2014 3:28 PM
A 10-year-old child is in critical condition after being hit by a car in Scott County Tuesday afternoon.
The Scott County Sheriff says the child was hit on Paris Pike around 3 p.m. She has been sent to the University of Kentucky Hospital with life-threatening injuries, where she remains... more »
May 16, 2014 5:05 PM
A total of 36 people were arrested Friday on charges of unlawful distribution and facilitation to manufacture methamphetamine.
Kentucky State Police worked with the Scott County and Harrison County Sheriff's departments on the drug round up.
"Methamphetamine is still very prominent in our area, as is heroin, as... more »
May 7, 2014 11:23 AM
MT. STERLING, Ky. - A residential garbage truck driver sustained non-life threatening injuries after being struck by a vehicle on Sebree Road in Stamping Ground shortly after 9 a.m. Wednesday morning.
The driver was transported to UK Medical Center for treatment. His condition is unknown at this time.
... more »
April 18, 2014 6:37 AM
A man suffered injuries in a single-vehicle accident in Scott County Friday morning.
Police say the man was driving along Newtown Pike when he lost control. The truck plowed through a fence and then flipped over an embankment. EMS took the driver to the hospital for treatment. Officials said... more »
April 11, 2014 6:13 AM
A semi overturned along I-75 in Scott County Friday morning.
The driver lost control along northbound I-75 near mile marker 122 around 5 a.m., and the semi rolled over on its side.
The driver was not hurt.
Officials say the truck was hauling 44,000 pounds of paper.... more »
April 3, 2014 5:52 PM
A former Scott County teacher and coach has died following a farm accident. The coroner tells LEX 18 Charles "Hoot" Gibson was killed around 7:00 Wednesday night when a tractor flipped onto him.
Gibson was a longtime football, baseball and basketball coach at Scott County High School. He was... more »
April 3, 2014 12:39 PM
Scott County was not spared the wrath of that deadly day when a massive tornado outbreak swept through 13 states on April 3, 1974.
One survivor in Scott County says those memories are as fresh today as they were 40 years ago.
Mary Mullinex, her children and grandchild... more »
March 18, 2014 5:28 AM
A mother accused of abusing and neglecting her 14-month old daughter was sentenced to four years in prison.
Kentucky State Police say they found the little girl malnourished and bruised after responding to a domestic dispute between Kimberly Riggs and her boyfriend at a gas station in Scott County... more »
March 14, 2014 5:33 PM
The case between a Lexington police officer and his Scott County neighbor - who considered pressing charges after the cop admitted shooting and killing their dog - is closed. The issue was handled privately, behind closed doors during a two-hour mediation Friday morning, and will stay between Lexington police officer... more »
March 12, 2014 12:05 PM
Scott County schools will start extending their school day by 20 minutes to make up the snow days from this winter.
The change starts March 24, with the last day set for June 5.
Students will still have Spring Break scheduled for March 31 through April 4.
... more »
March 11, 2014 5:16 PM
The woman charged in connection to a burglary that turned fatal in 2010 in Scott County has pleaded not guilty in the case.
Ciji Jefferson pleaded not guilty to burglary charges in court Tuesday in the case of retired school bus driver Sue Jones, who was killed in her... more »
March 11, 2014 12:06 PM
A Lexington police officer who shot and killed his neighbor's dog will more than likely face animal cruelty charges in the case.
The investigation changed directions Tuesday morning after the Scott County Attorney reviewed the case and statements made by officer Jeff Brangers.
Brangers admitted to shooting Brian... more »
March 11, 2014 5:03 AM
A woman charged in connection with a break-in that lead to the murder of a Scott County bus driver is scheduled for arraignment Tuesday.
Police arrested Ciji Jefferson in Florida and extradited her to Scott County last month. Investigators say Jefferson put Nicholas Willinger up to breaking into the... more »
March 10, 2014 4:40 PM
The owners of a 12-year-old black Labrador are calling for action after they say their neighbor, a Lexington police officer, shot and killed their beloved pet on his property because he was worried the dog would attack his chickens.
The incident which happened Saturday has caused quite a stir... more »
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 plea in court Wednesday afternoon. Willinger has been indicted on all charges against him - murder, robbery and burglary.
... more »
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.
... more »
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.
... more »
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.
... more »
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 »