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  • EF-1 Tornado Confirmed In Bourbon County Play Video

    October 8, 2014 10:52 AM

    The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF-1 tornado hit Bourbon County Tuesday afternoon. The storm destroyed several homes along Vine Street in Paris, one of the hardest hit areas of the county. Two homes had their roofs blown off, and several trees and power lines were knocked down making... more »
  • Former Lexington Firefighter Dies In Motorcycle Crash Play Video

    October 2, 2014 8:48 AM

    The man killed in a Bourbon County motorcycle accident Wednesday night was a retired Lexington firefighter. Officials say 54-year-old Tim Claggett had recently retired from the department after 25 years of service. He joined Lexington Fire in 1987 and retired in 2012. Police say was was riding westbound... more »
  • Bourbon Co. Sheriff Confirms Fatality Involving Motorcycle

    October 1, 2014 8:22 PM

    The Bourbon Co. Sheriff has confirmed a fatality accident involving a motorcyclist. Sheriff Mark Matthews confirms to LEX 18 that a 54-year-old Lexington man has been killed in a motorcycle crash. It happened around 6:45 pm. The man was driving west bound on Thatcher's Mill Road near Paris... more »
  • Two Men Injured After Falling From Tobacco Barn

    September 18, 2014 5:56 PM

    Two men were seriously injured after falling from a Bourbon County tobacco barn Thursday afternoon. Paris and Bourbon County EMS say the men were standing on a beam to hang tobacco inside the barn off Millersburg Ruddles Mill Road when the beam snapped and they fell. Officials said one... more »
  • Pedestrian Hit And Killed In Paris Play Video

    September 17, 2014 4:50 AM

    A vehicle hit and killed a pedestrian in Bourbon County Tuesday night. Police say it appears the victim was walking home from work along the Paris bypass, near the Walmart, around 11:15 p.m., when the car hit him. Officials say the man died shortly after he was hit. ... more »
  • Woman Drives Into Pond Play Video

    September 2, 2014 3:41 PM

    A Bourbon County woman drove her car into a pond after losing control behind the wheel in the rain Tuesday afternoon. Heather Gardner says the rain made her lose control, barrel through a fence and drive into a pond off Kentucky 3236 at the Bourbon-Harrison county line. The... more »
  • Former Business Owner Pleads Guilty To Child Porn

    August 14, 2014 5:22 PM

    A former Bourbon County business owner pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of possessing child porn. According to the Herald-Leader, Joe Watkins, Senior, entered the plea on a condition that he can withdraw it if an appellate court reverses a decision by a circuit judge. Watkins' lawyer said a... more »
  • 3 People Dead, Road Shut Down In Early Morning Accident

    July 19, 2014 6:18 AM

    We now know the names of the three young people who died in an early morning accident that shut down a stretch of Highway 68. KSP tells us that the three victims are Aaron Capps, 20, Kyla Haire, 20, and Whitney Morris, 21. Capps was operating his 2006... more »
  • Family Pets Killed In Paris Fire

    July 16, 2014 5:09 AM

    Fire nearly gutted a Bourbon County home and killed three family pets Tuesday evening. The fire broke out inside the home on Crest Court in Paris just before 8 p.m. The couple who live in the house were not hurt, but three dogs died. Officials say the Red... more »
  • Semi Car Hauler Falls On Top Of Mechanic Play Video

    May 21, 2014 2:41 PM

    A man was sent to the hospital after a semi car hauler fell on top of him during maintenance in Clintonville Wednesday afternoon. The man was flown to the University of Kentucky Hospital with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening, according to the Bourbon County Fire Department,... more »
  • Arson Investigators Looking Into Paris Fire

    May 14, 2014 8:45 AM

    Kentucky State Police arson investigators will look into a fire that caused significant damage to a house in Bourbon County Wednesday morning. Firefighters responded to the fire on Massie Avenue around 6:15 a.m. Nobody was hurt, but the blaze damaged about a third of the house, and most of... more »
  • Team Honors Assistant Coach Killed In Crash Play Video

    April 30, 2014 5:33 AM

    The Bourbon County Middle School soccer team honored an assistant coach killed in a car crash last weekend during its game against Woodford County Tuesday. It was the first game since Jose Soriano, 22, was killed when he lost control of his vehicle, crashed through a plank fence and... more »
  • Community Mourns Soccer Coach Killed In Car Accident Play Video

    April 28, 2014 6:07 PM

    His life ended after a car accident in Fayette County over the weekend, but the impression a young soccer coach left on a group of teenagers will likely be felt for a long time. If Jose Soriano Jr. wasn't playing soccer, he was watching his brothers Josue and Joel... more »
  • Car Hits Utility Pole At Bourbon-Fayette Line

    April 28, 2014 8:16 AM

    Deputies say a driver was lucky to survive a single vehicle crash in Bourbon County Monday morning. Officials say a bad tire was a factor in the accident. The car crashed through a fence and hit a utility pole along Russell Cave Road just past the Fayette County line.... more »
  • Officials Warn Bourbon County Residents Of Scam

    April 16, 2014 3:43 PM

    The Bourbon County Sheriff's Office is warning the community about a phone scam going around. Officials say callers claiming to be from the Department of Juvenile Corrections are asking for personal information and money, threatening residents with jail time. The Sheriff's Office says that if the department has... more »
  • Police: Mother Found Drunk In Car With Toddler

    March 7, 2014 1:07 PM

    A Bourbon County mother was arrested after police say they found her drunk in a car with her 3-year-old son. According to an arrest citation, when police found Phylicia Peterson in her car outside the Dollar Tree on Letton Road, she smelled of alcohol and couldn't speak clearly. Her... more »
  • Woman Arrested After Crashing Into Porch, Police Cruiser

    January 27, 2014 4:51 AM

    Police in Bourbon County arrested a woman after she crashed her car into a home's porch and a police cruiser early Monday morning. Police say Angel Tipton, 37, lost control of her car off Bethlehem Road, near Bourbon County High School, went off the road and crashed into the... more »
  • KYTC District 7 Crews And Contractors Remain On Duty Play Video

    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 »
  • Bourbon County Officer Arrested For Introducing Contraband To Jail

    January 17, 2014 4:13 PM

    A Bourbon County man has been arrested after an investigation of contraband being brought into the county's jail. Officer Jimmy Billups, Jr., 45, of Paris, was arrested on charges related to the introduction of contraband material into the Bourbon County Regional Jail. The investigation stemmed from a November 2013... more »
  • Mobile Home In Bourbon County Burns Play Video

    November 28, 2013 8:57 AM

    A mobile home went up in flames in Bourbon County early Thursday morning. The burning home along Levy Road in North Middletown was reported just before 8 a.m. Nobody was injured, but at least one dog, possibly two, died in the fire. Officials have not released any... more »
  • Pediatrician: Cancelling School Due To Illness Right Move Play Video

    November 8, 2013 4:11 PM

    A lot of scrubbing going on Friday at Paris Independent schools, after a stomach bug caused the school district to shut its doors. The only people allowed in the Paris Independent Elementary School today is the janitorial team - cleaning and sanitizing classrooms. No other staff, and no students,... more »
  • One Hurt In Head-On Crash Involving Car And Semi In Bourbon County

    October 31, 2013 9:29 AM

    One person suffered injuries when a semi and a car crashed head-on in Bourbon County Thursday morning. Police called the driver of the car "a lucky guy." They say he was coming home from an overnight work shift and may have fallen asleep at the wheel along US-68. The... more »
  • Semi And Car Collide In Bourbon County

    October 31, 2013 8:53 AM

    Police and emergency crews are on the scene of an accident involving a car and a semi in Bourbon County. The crash happened around 7:30 a.m. along US-68 south of Millersburg. Police have the road blocked off, and they are turning traffic around. Officials have not released any... more »
  • Trial Postponed Indefinitely For Paris High School Teacher Accused Of Sex Charges

    October 28, 2013 6:45 PM

    He was a trusted Paris P.E. teacher and coach until a grand jury indicted h im for sexual abuse involving one of his students. Jason Earlywine was supposed to go to trial soon, but now it's been postponed while prosecutors argue why some evidence should be shared with a... more »
  • Family Seeks Answers After Discovering Two Headstones With Woman's Name

    August 28, 2013 10:34 PM

    Losing a loved one is difficult enough, now imagine not being sure where your loved one is buried. That uncertainty is what a Lexington family is dealing with after learning the grave site they've been visiting for six months may be the wrong one. "At this point, we don't... more »
  • Bourbon County Restaurant Robbed

    August 28, 2013 7:59 PM

    A Bourbon county restaurant manager got a real scare Wednesday morning, when a masked man forced his way into the business and took hundreds of dollars in cash. The manager at Giovanni's Pizza in Paris has done the same routine for the past 8 years. As opening manager, she... more »
  • Two Men Hurt In Bourbon County Accident

    July 17, 2013 4:28 PM

    Two men were rushed to UK Hospital Wednesday afternoon after police say a driver ran a red light in Bourbon County, causing a crash. The accident happened at the Bypass and Highway 460. Police say two men were driving from Georgetown in a red truck, ran a red light... more »
  • Lightning Sparks Fire At Bourbon County Home

    July 10, 2013 8:50 PM

    Lightning strikes a Bourbon County house sparking a fire around 6 p.m. Wednesday evening on North Middletown Road. The lightning caused the fire inside the walls so firefighters had to tear off part of the siding to put out the flames. The fire mostly damaged the outside of... more »
  • Flooding In Bourbon County Makes Road Travel Dangerous In Places

    July 5, 2013 5:20 PM

    As the rain poured down in Bourbon County Friday, high water left several roads impassible. About a foot of water covered portions of heavily-traveled Millersburg-Cynthiana Road, causing a traffic headache. In other places, Fields turned to ponds, and property was damaged. Roads like Millersburg-Cynthiana Road, the way many... more »
  • Five Hurt In Bourbon County Accident

    July 5, 2013 9:30 AM

    Five people suffered injuries in a crash along Russell Cave Road in Bourbon County Friday morning. Police say a pickup truck traveling east along Hawkins Cummins Road slid through a stop sign at the intersection of Russell Cave and T-boned a van. The impact pushed the van into a... more »
  • Crews On Scene Of Bourbon County Crash

    July 5, 2013 9:10 AM

    Police and firefighters are on the scene of a nasty crash along Russell Cave Road in Bourbon County. The accident happened around 8:15 a.m. LEX 18 has a crew at the scene. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.
  • Fire Marshal: Dozens Of Teen Cadets Living In Condemned Buildings

    June 27, 2013 5:41 PM

    "Dangerous" and "falling apart." That's how the Fire Marshal for the city of Paris describes at least one of the buildings that the US Army Cadet Corps used to house dozens of young cadets. Exposed wires from ceilings and walls, sub-floors with no cover, minimal drywall, and no air... more »
  • Bourbon County Barn Burns

    May 3, 2013 6:08 AM

    A barn burned to the ground in Bourbon County Thursday night. The fire, off US-460 just outside Paris, was reported around 11 p.m. Dispatchers say nobody was injured and the cause of the fire remains unclear.
  • Bourbon County Home Destroyed By Fire

    April 23, 2013 6:08 AM

    Fire burned through a Bourbon County home Monday afternoon. Ashley Moore says she had just started cooking dinner around 5 p.m. when grease on her stove caught fire. Moore and her daughter got out of the house, but the home was destroyed. "By the time I noticed and... more »
  • One Of Two Men Electrocuted In Bourbon County Identified

    April 11, 2013 9:28 AM

    The Bourbon County deputy coroner has identified one of two masonry workers electrocuted in a construction accident Wednesday. William "Derek" Gilpin, 51, and another man, were working on the chimney of a house along Mt. Carmel Road in Paris when the lift bucket they were working in struck a... more »
  • Bourbon Co. Deputies Arrest North Middletown Robber

    April 8, 2013 9:22 AM

    Bourbon County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a man after a robbery in North Middletown. Deputies say a masked man walked into the County Boy store and demanded cash at knife-point. Investigators used surveillance video to track the robber down. They say witnesses told them the same man was in... more »
  • Police Say Passenger Demanded Driver Keep Going During Chase

    March 20, 2013 5:33 AM

    Paris police say they arrested a passenger after a high speed chase because he forced the driver to keep going during an attempted traffic stop. Officers say they tried to pull a van over for speeding around 2 p.m. The woman took off and led police on a chase.... more »
  • Woman Injured In Bourbon County Crash

    March 4, 2013 5:23 AM

    Firefighters had to cut a woman out of her wrecked car after it slammed into a tree in Bourbon County early Monday morning. The woman lost control of her car along Hume Bedford Pike, about a mile outside Paris, around 2:30 a.m. The impact crumpled the front-end of the... more »
  • Fire Destroys Wood Shop In Bourbon County

    February 15, 2013 9:25 AM

    A fire destroyed a wood shop in Bourbon County Friday morning. The homeowner along Stewart Road says he noticed smoke coming from the outbuilding around 8:30 a.m. and called 911. He said he heard things inside the wood shop exploding. Firefighters initially called in three other departments to assist,... more »
  • Crews Working Fire In Bourbon County

    February 15, 2013 8:48 AM

    Firefighters from several fire departments are working a fire along Stewart Road in Bourbon County. The blaze destroyed a building. LEX 18 has a crew at the scene. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.
  • Construction Work Along US-68 In Bourbon Co. Friday

    October 19, 2012 10:28 AM

    A traffic switch is scheduled along US-68 (Millersburg Road) in Bourbon County on Friday for a road widening project. Traffic will be diverted at approximately 3 p.m. The traffic switch will occur between mile point 6 and 7. All lanes will remain open and there will be appropriate signage... more »
  • Bourbon County Driver's License Office Will Not Operate Thursday

    August 7, 2012 4:04 PM

    Installation of software and cameras for Kentucky's new driver's license will require a one-day suspension of license-issuing activity in the Bourbon County Circuit Court Clerk's office on Thursday, Aug. 9. Other operations of the Circuit Clerk's office will not be affected, and the office will be open all day.... more »
  • Quick Change Scammers Hitting Central Kentucky Stores

    August 7, 2012 3:58 PM

    Investigators say a pair of quick change scam artists have swindled clerks in at least four central Kentucky cities over the last few months. The thieves got away with about $150 in cash at Crouch's Country Story in North Middletown. Employees didn't even realize it until the cash drawer... more »
  • Man Shot In Head During Scuffle With Paris Police Officer

    July 31, 2012 5:26 AM

    A Paris police officer shot a man in the head during a scuffle Monday afternoon. Officers responded to a home on Hanson Street just after 1 p.m. to investigate a domestic violence call. Police say a man met officers at the door holding some sort of weapon. During a... more »
  • Police: DUI Crash Causes Gas Leak In Bourbon County

    July 17, 2012 5:07 AM

    Police arrested the driver of a pickup truck after he crashed and caused a natural gas leak in Bourbon County Monday evening. Kentucky State Police say the driver lost control of his truck along Ruddles Mill Road around 5 p.m. and hit a gas main. Police blocked traffic for... more »
  • Suspect, Deputy Hurt In Crash After Three County Chase

    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 »
  • Victim In Bourbon County Hatchet Attack Dies

    July 5, 2012 4:51 AM

    The victim of a hatchet attack in Bourbon County Tuesday night died at UK Hospital Wednesday afternoon, according to the Fayette County coroner. The incident happened outside a home along Townsend Valley Road, north of Paris. Chris Mitchell's wife says she and her husband let Daniel Carter, 25,... more »
  • Man Charged In Hatchet Attack Acquitted In Past Murder Trial

    July 4, 2012 2:03 PM

    A man accused of attacking his neighbor with a hatchet in Bourbon County once faced a murder charge as a teenager in Florida. A Pensacola jury acquitted Daniel Carter, 25, nearly a decade ago, when he was just 15-years old. He was charged with stabbing his uncle to death... more »
  • Man Accused Of Attacking Neighbor With Hatchet Tells His Side Of Story

    July 4, 2012 12:00 PM

    A man accused of attacking his neighbor with a hatchet says he regrets his actions. The incident happened in Bourbon County outside a home along Townsend Valley Road, north of Paris. Chris Mitchell's wife says she and her husband let Daniel Carter, 25, stay in a camper trailer... more »
  • Man Arrested After Hatchet Attack

    July 4, 2012 7:01 AM

    Police arrested a man after a brutal hatchet attack in Bourbon County Tuesday night. Police say Chris Mitchell suffered a wound to the head in the attack at a home along Townsend Valley Road, north of Paris. He was flown to UK Hospital for treatment. The victim's wife... more »
  • Hot Weather Tough On Firefighters

    June 29, 2012 5:38 AM

    The hot weather creates discomfort for most everybody, but it causes serious issues for firefighters battling flames in the 100-plus degree temperatures. Four firefighters suffered heat exhaustion battling two barn fires in rural Bourbon County Thursday afternoon. Heat and wind created additional challenges as flames threatened a nearby... more »
  • Chase-ing a Dream

    May 24, 2012 8:57 PM

    Lexington is known as the Horse Capital of the World. Just outside of town, in Bourbon County, the Colonels baseball team has their own work horse -- Chase Mullins. At 6 feet 9 inches tall and 260 pounds, the lefty has already committed to play baseball at Kentucky next season;... more »
  • Seven Hurt In Three Separate Bourbon County Accidents

    May 3, 2012 6:31 AM

    Police and fire department crews in Bourbon County had a busy Wednesday evening, working three crashes within an hour span. Four people suffered injuries in a wreck along the Paris bypass. Police say a black pickup truck was heading west when an SUV pulled out in front of it... more »
  • Police Make Third Arrest In Bourbon Co. Double Shooting

    December 30, 2011 9:59 AM

    Police have made a third arrest in a fatal Christmas Day Bourbon County double shooting. Police say troopers arrested William Bradley Yeaples, 38, of Paris, Thursday and charged him with tampering with physical evidence in the case. He's currently being held at the Bourbon County Detention Center, with... more »
  • Second Man Charged In Bourbon Co. Double Shooting

    December 30, 2011 8:49 AM

    Kentucky State Police say a man arrested in Lexington earlier this week was connected to a Christmas day Bourbon County double shooting. Lexington police arrested John Haynes, 34, at a motel off Winchester Road on a public intoxication warrant out of Montgomery County. Kentucky State Police say Haynes... more »
  • Man Charged In Bourbon Co. Shootings Enters Plea

    December 28, 2011 10:13 AM

    A man charged in a Christmas day Bourbon County double shooting pled not guilty Wednesday morning. Police say William C. Ross, 36, broke into a home and shot Joe Richardson and his father, Leroy Richardson, 57, early Sunday morning. Leroy died at the scene. Joe survived a gunshot wound... more »
  • Man Charged In Bourbon Co. Double Shooting Set For Court

    December 28, 2011 6:51 AM

    A man charged in a deadly double-shooting in Bourbon County on Christmas morning is expected to appear in court Wednesday. Police say William C. Ross, 36, broke into a home and shot Joe Richardson and his father, Leroy Richardson, 57, early Sunday morning. Leroy died at the scene. Joe... more »
  • Garrard Co. Edges Bourbon Co. In OT Thriller

    October 10, 2011 12:55 PM

    The Garrard County Golden Lions stormed back from an eight point deficit in the fourth quarter to earn a hard fought overtime victory over Bourbon County Friday night. The game was knotted at 14 late in the third quarter. Bourbon County took at two point lead on a safety... more »
  • Road Shut Down Several Hours After Crash

    October 7, 2011 5:50 AM

    An accident in Bourbon County shut down a road for several hours Thursday night. Police say the driver of an SUV told them he fell asleep at the wheel along Bryan Station Road, just past the Fayette County line around 11 p.m. The vehicle clipped a tree and then... more »
  • One Of State's Top Rushers Flying Under The Radar

    October 5, 2011 1:04 PM

    Did you know Bourbon County features one of the top running backs in Kentucky? No surprise if you didn't. The Colonels tend to fly under the radar. But with Kentayvous Hopkins leading the way, Bourbon County has quietly won three straight games and put together a more... more »
  • Woman Hurt In Head-On Crash With Dump Truck

    September 27, 2011 8:35 AM

    A woman was airlifted from the scene after a vehicle crashed head-on into a dump truck in Bourbon County Tuesday morning. Authorities say an elderly woman was driving along Georgetown Road in Paris around 7 a.m. when she crashed into the dump truck. She was flown to the hospital... more »
  • Paris Rite Aid Robbed

    September 23, 2011 8:35 AM

    Police in Bourbon County continue to search for the suspect who robbed the Paris Rite Aid pharmacy Thursday night. Police say the robber walked into the store on Ash Drive around 8:30 p.m. Officers brought in a K-9 to search the surrounding area, but did not locate the suspect.... more »
  • Dog Rescued From Burning Bourbon Co. Home

    September 20, 2011 5:56 AM

    Firefighters rescued a dog from a burning home in Paris early Tuesday morning. Officials say the blaze broke out in a house along Fithian Avenue just after midnight. The owner wasn't home at the time, but firefighters managed to get his dog out of the burning home. Crews were... more »
  • Man Escapes Burning Bourbon Co. Home

    September 8, 2011 5:13 AM

    Neighbors helped an elderly man to safety after his Bourbon County home went up in flames early Thursday morning. The fire broke out in a house along Peacock Road just before 4 a.m. Firefighters say the elderly man who lives there suffers from some health problems. Neighbors say they... more »
  • Home Destroyed, 90 Animals Killed in Bourbon Co. Blaze

    August 23, 2011 8:18 AM

    A Bourbon County woman lost everything in a house fire Monday evening, including many of the animals she cared for. The fire broke out around 6:30 p.m. in the home along Burris Road. Fire officials say Deborah Craig lived in the house with her dogs, cats and rabbits. She... more »
  • Two Hurt In Accident After Fight In Paris

    August 18, 2011 5:14 AM

    Police continue to investigate an accident in Bourbon County that put two people in the hospital. The accident happened early Thursday morning. Police have not given a lot of details, but say the incident started with some kind of altercation. Shortly thereafter, an SUV crashed in the square in... more »
  • Four Hurt In Bourbon Co. Crash

    August 17, 2011 6:07 AM

    Four people suffered injuries in a single vehicle accident in Bourbon County Tuesday afternoon. Police say the driver of a pickup truck lost control along HWY-627 and slammed into a tree. Officials say they think the truck was pulling a trailer that was too heavy. "They were only... more »
  • Man Critically Injured in Motorcycle Accident

    August 5, 2011 6:42 AM

    A man suffered serious injuries in a motorcycle accident in Bourbon County Thursday evening. Police say a group of about 20 bikers were riding along Hume Bedford Road at about 60 mph around 7:45 p.m. when one rider lost control on a curve and crashed into a pine tree.... more »
  • Two Escape Serious Injury In Motorcycle Accident

    July 22, 2011 5:36 AM

    Two people walked away from a motorcycle accident in Bourbon County with just minor injuries. Officials say the man operating the motorcycle lost control on a curve in the 4700 block of Lexington Road in Paris. The bike barely missed a cement culvert and stopped just before slamming into... more »
  • Fire Destroys Bourbon County Home

    July 18, 2011 5:13 AM

    Bourbon County firefighters battled a house fire early Monday morning. Firefighters say the blaze broke out around 4 a.m. inside a vacant home along Church Street in North Middletown. Heat and humidity complicated firefighting efforts. Extra crews were called in for additional manpower. There were no reported injuries.... more »
  • Family Struggling To Pay For Funeral Of Little Girl

    June 1, 2011 7:15 AM

    They can't do it on their own. The family of a Bourbon County 4-year-old who died in a crash says it needs help to bury their little girl. Nearly two weeks ago, Loretta Brewer was riding with her father, when a pickup pulled out in front of them... more »
  • Trial Begins Against Man Accused Of Trying To Run Down Deputies

    May 16, 2011 11:06 AM

    A man accused of killing two women is expected to go on trail Monday for trying to run down two Bourbon County deputy jailers. In 2009, surveillance cameras caught the chaos outside the Bourbon County Detention Center. Bass Webb faces assault charges following that incident. Jury selection is underway... more »
  • One Killed In Bourbon County Head-On Collision

    May 4, 2011 5:19 AM

    A head-on collision killed a woman in Bourbon County Tuesday night. Police say a pickup truck pulled out of the Williamsburg Terrace Apartment Complex along Millersburg Road, hitting a parked car and a bush along the way. The truck then crossed over into the far emergency lane, heading toward... more »
  • School Bus Gets Stuck On Rain-Swollen Bourbon County Road

    May 3, 2011 12:09 PM

    No one was hurt Tuesday morning after a school bus got stuck on a flooded road in Bourbon County. The incident happened on Levy Road near North Middletown. The school bus driver said he underestimated how high the water on the road was based on how high it was... more »
  • Road Closure In Bourbon County

    May 3, 2011 9:32 AM

    A portion of KY 1879 (Millersburg/Cynthiana Road) in Bourbon County is closed due to high water, according to the Kentucky Transportation Department. The closure is located between mile point 1.5 to mile point 3.0.
  • Lightning Sparks Bourbon County Fire

    April 4, 2011 3:47 PM

    Lightning sparked a fire in Bourbon County Monday afternoon. Officials say lightning hit a tree and went into a laundry room. The homeowner kept the flames at bay until firefighters arrived. The home sustained minor damage.
  • Man Sentenced To Life For Kidnapping His Attorney

    March 10, 2011 1:02 PM

    A judge sentenced a Bourbon County man convicted of kidnapping his attorney to life in prison Thursday. Frankie Covington was convicted of kidnapping his former lawyer in Georgetown and driving her to a rural area of Bourbon County. She managed to escape and flagged down a passing driver. That... more »
  • Family Escapes Burning Bourbon County Home

    March 8, 2011 5:39 AM

    Six people escaped a burning home in Bourbon County early Tuesday morning. The fire broke out in a home along West Seventh Street. An 8-year-old girl inside the house says she woke up and thought she saw smoke and flames. She knew exactly what she needed to do -... more »
  • Elderly Man Hurt After Tractor Turns Over In Bourbon County

    February 14, 2011 11:32 AM

    An elderly man was injured in a tractor accident Monday morning in Bourbon County that is being partially blamed on the spring-like weather. The incident happened at about 8:30 a.m. on property located on Shipville Lane in Millersburg. Bourbon County Sheriff's deputies arrived to find Frankie Fryman, 71, pinned... more »
  • Deputy Coroner: Autopsy Reveals Bourbon Co. Deaths Possible Murder-Suicide

    February 2, 2011 12:24 PM

    The Bourbon County deputy coroner said Wednesday that preliminary results on a couple found dead in their home over the weekend indicated the incident could be a murder-suicide. The bodies of Paul Barbee, 42, and his wife, Maryanne, 39, were discovered in their North Middletown home Sunday. Both died... more »
  • Fund Set For Children Of Bourbon County Couple Found Shot To Death

    January 31, 2011 6:00 PM

    A memorial fund has been set up for the family of a Bourbon County couple found shot to death at their home Sunday, who left behind left behind four children, including a 19-year-old who will now have to raise two of her siblings. On her Facebook page, Paige Barbee... more »
  • Police On Scene Of Serious Crash In Bourbon County

    December 16, 2010 10:41 AM

    Police were on the scene Thursday morning of a serious accident involving two vehicles in Bourbon County. The accident happened at about 10 a.m. near Stoney Pointe and Winchester Road. So far, police have not released any other details on the accident. LEX 18 has a crew en... more »
  • Firefighter Hurt In Bourbon County Blaze Released From Hospital

    November 30, 2010 11:50 AM

    The chief of a volunteer fire department who was injured while battling fire early Tuesday morning at a Bourbon County has been released from the hospital. The fire broke out at a house on College Road in North Middletown around 2 am. Officials say North Middletown Volunteer Fire Department... more »
  • Bourbon County Firefighter Hurt In Fire

    November 30, 2010 5:29 AM

    A Bourbon County firefighter was injured battling a blaze early Tuesday morning. The fire broke out at a house on College Road in North Middletown around 2 am. Officials say the firefighter was injured by falling embers that got inside of his coat. He suffered second or third degree... more »
  • Bourbon Looking For Help Against No. 1 Boyle Co.

    November 5, 2010 12:58 PM

    Divine intervention. That's what Bourbon County High School football coach Johnny Poynter is praying for. His Colonel squad has perhaps the least enviable playoff draw in the state. Bourbon County (4-6) get the dubious honor of traveling to Danville to take on No. 1 Boyle County (10-0). The... more »
  • Man Hurt In Bourbon County Crash

    November 1, 2010 5:36 AM

    A man was flown to UK Hospital after crashing his car into a tree in Bourbon County late Sunday night. Police say the driver lost control and slammed into a tree along KY-57, just north of Clintonville. Firefighters from the Clintonville Fire Department and a Bourbon EMS crew had... more »
  • Three Charged In Robbery Outside Bourbon County Home

    October 29, 2010 10:40 AM

    Three men have been arrested following a robbery outside a Bourbon County home Thursday night that left a woman injured. The incident happened at about 9:45 p.m. in front of a home on 3rd Street in Millersburg. Police say Jason Angel, 30, of Carlisle, James Brown, 33, of Cynthiana... more »
  • Woman Robbed In Bourbon County

    October 29, 2010 5:45 AM

    Police in Bourbon County are investigating an armed robbery. Police say a man walked up to a woman in Millersburg late Thursday night, put a gun to her head and took off with her purse.
  • Burn Bans Issued In Bourbon, Fayette Counties

    September 17, 2010 11:16 AM

    As the dry weather continues in the Bluegrass, both Bourbon County and Fayette County issued bans on open burning Friday. In Fayette County, burn permits will be suspended beginning immediately. The ban prohibits all outdoor burning until significant rainfall has been received. What is covered under this ban: (1) fires... more »
  • Man Arrested For Allegedly Assaulting Ref In Middle School Football Game

    August 27, 2010 10:46 AM

    A Bourbon County man was arrested Thursday night after he ran onto the field during a middle school football game and allegedly assaulted a referee. The incident happened during an 8th-grade football game between Paris Middle School and Royal Springs Middle from Scott County. Police say Samuel Vasquez, 35, of... more »
  • Teen Injured In Bourbon County ATV Accident

    August 3, 2010 9:18 AM

    A teen was seriously injured in an ATV accident in Millersburg Monday afternoon. Bourbon County fire officials say the accident happened around 3:30 p.m. Two people were riding the ATV when it overturned on property off Reynolds Mill Road. A 13-year-old boy was flown to UK Hospital with what officials... more »
  • 2 Counties To Create Regional Jail

    June 14, 2010 8:22 AM

    PARIS (AP) - Two central Kentucky counties have formed an agreement to create a regional jail in Paris that will be a cost-saver for Nicholas County. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that the Bourbon County Fiscal Court approved the agreement for a regional jail authority last week. If the deal is... more »