November 7, 2013 7:00 PM
At first, the collapse was blamed on storms. But Thursday's winds should not have been strong enough to topple a huge stadium light at Bath County High School.
School officials are now removing all the stadium lights because of what they believe is a serious defect with the poles.... more »
November 1, 2013 8:09 PM
In Bath County, people didn't know the extent of the thunderstorms' damage until the sun came up Friday.
When heavy winds blew through around 1:30 a.m. Friday, they toppled an 88 foot stadium light that crash-landed on the Bath County High School football field. "We've been removing a lot... more »
October 9, 2013 12:57 PM
State Police along with the Fleming County Sheriff's Office have arrested a man they say is behind several burglaries, spanning at least three counties.
22-year-old Jeremy Earlywine faces charges in Fleming, Robertson and Bath counties.
He's charged with receiving stolen property, including firearms, hunting supplies and hunting dogs.... more »
October 7, 2013 9:48 AM
Storms that rolled through Kentucky Sunday brought with them tragedy as a vehicle struck and killed an elderly pedestrian in Bath County.
Police say Ray Ellis, 74, was trying to cross Slate Avenue in Owingsville when a vehicle driven by a 17-year-old hit him. The impact threw Ellis into... more »
July 24, 2013 7:25 PM
A big rig rolls along I-64, passing a similar one whose journey came to a halt.
The mobile roadblocks alerting people to interstate construction were designed with cushions just in case something happened.
And Wednesday morning, in the westbound lane near the mile marker 123 in Bath County,... more »
July 24, 2013 5:29 PM
Two people were injured in a wreck that closed the westbound lanes of I-64 in Bath County for several hours Wednesday.
The accident involving three vehicles happened at about 4:45 p.m. at mile marker 124 near Owingsville.
Police say one of the drivers was flown to UK Hospital,... more »
July 24, 2013 8:47 AM
A truck loaded with Red Bull overturned along I-64 after hitting a mobile flashing arrow truck in Bath County Wednesday morning.
The accident happened in a construction zone along westbound lanes near mile marker 123. Police say the truck driver told them he moved to the left lane and... more »
July 23, 2013 7:48 AM
A woman missing in a Bath County creek has been located alive and well.
LEX 18 reporter Adam Winer says he heard the woman calling out to him from the other side of Slate Creek just before 7:30 a.m. She swam across and Winer helped her out of the... more »
July 23, 2013 6:09 AM
Crews have suspended their search for a woman missing in a Bath County creek due to conditions.
Officials now call the search for the woman a "recovery mission."
A family member says he picked up a distressed young woman in Montgomery County and was driving her home around... more »
July 23, 2013 5:19 AM
Water rescue crews in Bath County are searching for a woman who went into a creek early Tuesday morning.
A family member says he picked up a distressed young woman in Montgomery County and was driving her home around 2:30 a.m. He says his cousin became more distressed as... more »
June 3, 2013 6:18 AM
OWINGSVILLE (AP) - The state Highways Department is closing part of a Bath County roadway for repairs to stabilize an area affected by an embankment that's been sliding. Starting Tuesday, part of Kentucky 1944 will be temporarily closed to through traffic at the 5 mile marker between Slick Rock Road... more »
March 20, 2013 7:56 AM
Kentucky State Police arson investigators will head out to the scene of two suspicious fires in Bath County Wednesday.
A vacant mobile home and a two-story house about two miles apart along US-60 burned at he same time early Tuesday morning. Fire destroyed both homes. Officials say firefighters were... more »
February 11, 2013 9:05 AM
The home of the Bath County EMS director sustained damage when a fire broke out in the basement Sunday night.
Dispatchers say the blaze started around 11 p.m. in the basement of Gary Bealert's home on Roland Avenue in Owingsville. The fire also caused some damage on the first... more »
February 6, 2013 4:58 AM
A rockslide shut down I-64 in Bath County overnight.
The slide blocked both eastbound lanes of the interstate around mile marker 133 late Tuesday night. Rocks damaged at least one vehicle, but nobody was hurt.
Crews cleaned up the mess and the interstate reopened. Motorists should not have... more »
January 14, 2013 8:20 AM
A Gateway Head Start school bus was involved in an accident Monday morning.
Dispatchers say a bus collided with another vehicle along Slade Road in Owingsville around 7:45 a.m. Officials say pre-school age Head Start students were on board the bus at the time of the accident, but none... more »
December 28, 2012 10:45 AM
The owner of 22 horses found wandering loose in a KSP trooper's Bath County front yard turned up Thursday afternoon to claim the animals.
Police say the owner told them the horses got loose after a recent storm damaged fencing.
The horses were all accounted for and will... more »
December 27, 2012 8:15 AM
Officials continue to search for the owner of 22 horses that mysteriously showed up in a Kentucky State Police trooper's Bath County front yard on Christmas day.
Police say Sgt. Jim Bowling discovered the horses loose in his yard around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Officials say it appears the horses... more »
August 27, 2012 5:53 AM
Two people suffered injuries in a Bath County accident Sunday afternoon.
Police say James Allen was making a turn onto KY-826 from Old River Road just before 5 p.m. when a pickup heading southbound on KY-826 driven by James Dye crashed into his car.
Both drivers were airlifted... more »
August 10, 2012 11:07 AM
Police say alcohol was likely a factor in an accident in Bath County early Friday morning.
Kentucky State Police say Mary D. Walden, 20, of Salt Lick, was driving a Chevy Blazer along I-64 near mile marker 119 around 12:40 a.m. when she lost control of her vehicle. The... more »
August 8, 2012 5:05 PM
Work to replace an aging culvert bridge under US-60 near the Bath-Montgomery county line is finished, and the highway has reopened following its closure at mile marker two, just west of Wildwood Estates.
Crews began work on July 30, removing the old bridge and replacing it with a new... more »
July 5, 2012 6:17 AM
Police in Bath County have arrested a man accused of attacking a father and son early Wednesday morning.
Police say an alcohol-fueled fight ended with one man shot, one run over by a vehicle and a third man on the run.
Investigators say the three men got into... more »
July 4, 2012 2:50 PM
Police have released the name of the man wanted in connection with a shooting in Bath County early Wednesday morning.
Police say a fight ended with one man shot, one run over by a vehicle and a third man on the run.
Officials say a father, son and... more »
July 4, 2012 7:10 AM
Officials in Bath County say a drunk driver slammed his vehicle into an Amish buggy overnight.
The accident happened Tuesday night along Satterfield Lane. Authorities say the impact knocked the wheels off the buggy, but the people in it were not hurt.
Police in Bath County say officers... more »
July 4, 2012 6:23 AM
Police say an alcohol fueled fight in Bath County ended with one man shot, one run over by a vehicle and a third man on the run.
Officials say a father, son and a third man got into it in the street along Shields Road just before 3 a.m.... more »
June 4, 2012 5:53 AM
A man died after a motorcycle accident in Bath County Sunday night.
Police say Jonathan Riddle, of Salt Lick, was riding westbound on Mudlick Road when he lost control of his motorcycle, went off the roadway and crashed into a tree. He was thrown from the bike, and Bath... more »
December 20, 2011 9:19 AM
Police are involved in a death investigation in Bath County.
Officials will only confirm that two people were found dead at a home.
LEX 18 has a crew en route to the scene, and we will have more information as it becomes available.
October 31, 2011 2:51 PM
A mowing project along I-64 in Rowan and Bath Counties could cause some traffic issues this week.
Transportation Department officials say crews will shut down the right lane as workers mow embankments along the interstate. Mowing will run from Oct. 31 through Nov. 4. Locations of lane closures will... more »
October 17, 2011 9:21 AM
Police in Bath County arrested a man wanted in Florida Sunday night.
Police say the Bath County Sheriff's Office received a tip that Mark Butcher, 38, was hiding out at a home along Tower Road. Deputies and Kentucky State Police troopers located Butcher and made the arrest. He was... more »
October 4, 2011 6:35 AM
One man died and another was hospitalized after a single vehicle crash in Bath County Monday evening.
Police say Christopher R. Miller, 30, was driving a Mitsubishi Eclipse westbound along US-60 around 9 p.m. when he lost control of the vehicle. The Eclipse crossed the eastbound lane and went... more »
September 19, 2011 6:07 AM
Kentucky State Police arrested a man on the run from another state in Bath County Sunday evening.
Troopers say they served a warrant around 6 p.m. at a home along Oakland Avenue in Owingsville where they found Barry Pergrem, 26. Police arrested him on that warrant for five counts... more »
August 10, 2011 11:29 AM
Students in Bath County started class Wednesday, minus one of their classmates.
Zach Munster, 14, fell to his death last weekend while climbing a TV tower in Morgan County.
"Its difficult any day. Whether it's the first day or the middle of the year that's for sure," Stephen... more »
July 6, 2011 3:18 PM
A five-year-old Bath County girl has been found safe after she was reported missing Wednesday morning.
Officials say Brooklyn Baker had wandered away from her home on Highway 36 W. in Sharpsburg at around 10 a.m. After an intense search, the little girl was located about 3-4 miles from... more »
May 20, 2011 5:36 AM
Everybody involved in an accident along I-64 in Bath County Thursday night escaped unhurt, but the wreck left quite a mess spread across the interstate.
Dispatchers say the crash between mile markers 123 and 124 involved two tractor-trailers and a car. One of those trucks was carrying a load... more »
May 16, 2011 1:19 PM
Kentucky High School Athletic Association commissioner Julian Tackett announced penalties for the Russell High School and Bath County High School baseball programs on Friday, following a bench-clearing brawl during a game between the two schools on May 7.
Officials called the game and ruled it final in the sixth... more »
April 20, 2011 12:36 PM
Police in Bath County are investigating after a bank robbery there Wednesday morning.
The robber took place at about 11 a.m. at the Salt Lick Deposit Bank in Owingsville. There is no word on how much cash was taken or if anyone was injured.
LEX 18 has a... more »
February 16, 2011 9:22 PM
Surveillance video has given State Police a good look at a robber. They even have a name and a mug shot. Now, they're making the information public, hoping it will lead to the capture of 21-year-old Thomas Logan.
It's business as usual for folks behind the counter at Bath... more »
February 4, 2011 9:47 AM
The Bath County coroner has released the name of the truck driver killed after his semi crashed over an I-64 overpass and into a creek below earlier this week.
Coroner Robert Powell said the victim is Michael Dean Hall, 56, of Staunton, Virginia. Searchers discovered Hall's submerged body Thursday... more »
February 3, 2011 11:32 AM
Emergency crews said Thursday morning that they are close to recovering the cab of a semi that plunged off an I-64 bridge in Bath County Wednesday morning.
A crane set up along westbound I-64 at mile marker 122 reached the cab in Slate Creek late Thursday morning. The cab... more »
February 2, 2011 4:43 PM
Officials said late Wednesday afternoon that westbound I-64 in Bath County at Owingsville at the 122 mile marker will remain one lane through Wednesday night and most likely through Thursday morning's commute as crews continue to search the driver of a truck that went off a bridge and into a... more »
February 2, 2011 11:15 AM
Searchers brought heavy retrieval equipment Wednesday after a truck went off a bridge on I-64 and fell into a Bath County creek early Wednesday morning.
State Police say a truck driver apparently lost control along westbound I-64 near the 122 mile marker around 6 a.m. The truck went off... more »
February 2, 2011 7:03 AM
A truck went off a bridge and fell into a Bath County creek early Wednesday morning.
State Police say a truck driver apparently lost control along westbound I-64 near the 122 mile marker around 6 a.m. The truck went off a bridge and fell into Slate Creek.
Crews... more »
January 25, 2011 7:05 AM
An armed man robbed a Salt Lick gas station Monday night.
Kentucky State Police say a masked man armed with a semi-automatic pistol entered the BP gas station along U.S.-60 east just before 8 p.m. The robber demanded the clerk put his head on the counter and open the... more »
September 16, 2010 5:36 AM
Fire destroyed a vacant Bath County trailer early Thursday morning. Dispatchers say the blaze broke out in the empty double-wide along Johnson Ford Road in Oweingsville around 1 a.m.
There were no reported injuries. Officials say the mobile home was for sale. They say don't consider the blaze suspicious.
August 3, 2010 8:06 AM
Funeral arrangements have been set for the 18-year-old driver of one of the tree cars involved in a Bath County accident on July 8. The Fayette County Coroner's Office says Jason VanHoose II, of Morehead, died Monday from injures received in that crash. State police say VanHoose lost control of... more »
July 14, 2010 3:39 PM
A spokesman for Kentucky Utilities said Wednesday afternoon that all 1,150 customers in Bath County who lost power late Tuesday night have had their power restored. The outage, which affected five counties overall and about 8,000 total customers, was caused when a tree that slid down a hill and damaged... more »
July 14, 2010 8:20 AM
A spokesman for Kentucky Utilities says it could be noon before power is restored for some customers in Bath County. KU says 1,150 Bath County customer remain without power. Outages in Montgomery, Menifee, Fleming and Rowan Counties are the responsibility of Eastern Kentucky Power Cooperative, according to KU spokesman Cliff... more »
July 14, 2010 5:18 AM
Residents in several Kentucky counties are in the dark Wednesday morning. A power outage is affecting parts of five counties. Bath County dispatch says a county-wide blackout started around midnight. Dispatchers in Menifee County also report power outages. In Montgomery County, residents in the Camargo, Jeffersonville and Meade areas report... more »
July 9, 2010 6:04 AM
Kentucky State Police released the names of the victims involved in a Bath County three-car accident Thursday evening. Police say Jason Vanhoose II, 19, of Morehead, was driving a gold Cavalier along eastbound I-64 near the 120 mile marker around 5:30 p.m. when he lost control of the car. The... more »
June 18, 2010 6:04 AM
Bath County firefighters battled a house fire early Friday morning. Dispatch say crews arrived on the scene along Preston Road just before 2 a.m. Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze. Nobody was in the home at the time and officials report no injuries.
No word yet on what... more »
May 13, 2010 10:13 AM
The Bath County Water District has lifted its boil water advisory. All customers in the district may resume normal water use.
May 5, 2010 12:40 PM
Search and rescue teams in Bath County have called off a search for a car that had reportedly gone into a creek along Old Sand Road Tuesday night. Witnesses say the car went into the rain swollen Cow Creek and was pushed downstream by the rushing water. However, as flood... more »
May 5, 2010 5:27 AM
Search and rescue teams in Bath County continue to look for a car that may have gone into a creek along Old Sand Road. Witnesses say the car went into the rain swollen Cow Creek and was pushed downstream by the rushing water. The car eventually went under. Officials say... more »
April 24, 2010 1:07 PM
One person is dead and two others in critical condition after a crash in Bath County.
It happened Saturday on I-64 near the 119 mile marker. Kentucky State Police say a female driver was traveling westbound, when she lost control and entered the eastbound lane. That's when she hit... more »
March 29, 2010 5:45 AM
Kentucky State Police say a pedestrian was killed when he was hit by a car in Bath County Sunday night. Investigators say Todd L. Wages, 38, was walking along the eastern side of US-60 around 8:30 p.m. when he was struck by a Pontiac Grand Prix. The impact threw Wages... more »
December 22, 2009 6:12 PM
A Bath County family faces an awful deadline where they have to come up with enough money to bring their deceased father's body home to Kentucky from North Carolina by the end of the week or he'll be cremated. Rana Perry says her father, 55-year-old Harold "Rocky" Perry, died Friday... more »
December 16, 2009 5:47 AM
Florida police are still looking for help solving a cold case involving a Kentucky man that has stumped detectives for more than a decade. The investigation centers around a Bath County man. Police believe Keith Wilson and his former girlfriend Melissa Cooper had something to do with the disappearance of... more »
December 8, 2009 4:50 AM
A fire swept through a historic Bath County building Monday night. Firefighters got the call about 11:30 p.m. When they arrived at the Owingsville Outlet along North Court Street in Owingsville, they found flames raging inside the building.Firefighters say they were able to knock the fire out quickly, but the... more »
September 23, 2009 6:56 AM
Crews in Bath County are working on a water main break. We're told it's happening on West Highway 36 from Owingsville to Sharpsburg. Dispatchers said the Sharpsburg Water District has been contacted, but there is no word yet on when the break will be fixed.