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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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. more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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. more »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
November 5, 2010 12:58 PM
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
June 1, 2010 8:59 AM
Police and EMS are on the scene of a three car accident in Bourbon County. Police say the accident happened along Millersburg Road. Three vehicles were involve and officials report multiple injuries. LEX 18 has a crew on the way to the scene. Stay tuned for more information as it... more »
June 1, 2010 8:55 AM
A woman was injured in Bourbon County accident Tuesday morning. Police say a 20-year-old woman was driving to work along North Middletown Road when she overcorrected and hit a fence. EMS transported the victim to the hospital with what officials call non-life threatening injuries. more »
May 24, 2010 11:33 AM
Fiirefighters say a home in Bourbon County is a total loss after a fire broke out there Monday morning.
The fire broke out at about 9:30 a.m. at the home, located on Cummin Hawkins Road. Jennifer Brauning said she was washing one of her dogs when she noticed the... more »
April 29, 2010 6:18 AM
Police and fire department crews responded to a fatal crash in Bourbon County Thursday morning. The single vehicle accident happened around 5 a.m on HWY-537, also known as Cane Ridge Road. A pickup truck went off the narrow, rural roadway and crashed into a fence. The coroner was called to... more »
April 28, 2010 2:40 PM
A Bourbon County man who admitted to the 2009 murder of a woman was sentenced to life without parole for at least 25 years on Wednesday. Gary Stone pleaded guilty to killing Pauline Mastin in January 2009 in a seemingly random murder. Stone also pleaded guilty to burglary, assault, and... more »
March 17, 2010 11:22 AM
A Jessamine County man on Wednesday changed his plea to guilty in the January 2009 death of a Nicholas County woman. Gary Stone, 33, changed his original plea Wednesday morning in Bourbon County and plead guilty to murdering 43-year old Pauline Mastin back in January 2009. LEX 18 News was... more »
March 4, 2010 10:20 AM
The owner of a Bourbon County restaurant and grocery store and five other people have been arrested after police say a three-month investigation resulted in the recovery of drugs, money, forged documents and handguns. Gerson Alonso, 30, the owner of the AltaVista Mexican Restaurant and Grocery Store located on Main... more »
February 22, 2010 5:12 AM
A man was killed in a Bourbon County accident Sunday night. The Bourbon County Sheriff's Office says Tommy Richardson, 21, lost control of the vehicle he was driving in a curve on Hume Bedford Road and slammed into a tree. Crews cut the victim from the vehicle with the jaws... more »
February 5, 2010 8:36 AM
(AP) - A second trial of a lawsuit against a Bourbon County deputy has ended in mistrial. The Lexington Herald-leader reported a jury deadlocked Thursday in the civil case against Ed Rodgers. A lawsuit claiming Rodgers used excessive force when he shot Robert Brewer in a dark field in 2007... more »
January 21, 2010 7:06 AM
The victim of a shooting in the middle of a Paris intersection Monday afternoon spoke exclusively with LEX 18. John Stanley, 20, took a bullet to his hip in an ordeal that he says started with an argument with two other men.
Stanley says he didn't even realize he'd... more »
December 16, 2009 12:12 PM
Family members say a woman killed in a Bourbon County Tuesday night leaves four sons under the age of 13 behind. The accident happened at about 9 p.m. on US-460 between Paris and North Middletown. Police say Aleshia Setters, 31, was driving a pickup truck when it went off the... more »
December 16, 2009 8:56 AM
Officials have identified the woman killed in a Tuesday night crash in Bourbon County as 31-year-old Aleisha L. Setters of North Middletown. Bourbon County Sheriff Mark Matthews said that Setters was the only occupant of a pickup truck when it went off the road on US-460 between Paris and North... more »
December 16, 2009 5:20 AM
Police say a woman was killed in a Bourbon County wreck about 9 p.m. Tuesday. Bourbon County Sheriff Mark Matthews said that the woman was the only occupant of a pickup truck when it went off the road on US-460 between Paris and North Middletown. The vehicle hit a guard-rail... more »
November 23, 2009 5:49 PM
A miniature dachshund missing since its owner was badly hurt in a car accident in Bourbon County last week has been found and is in good health. The accident happened November 16. Police say Laura Riddle, 66, lost control of her car and it flipped into a ditch along U.S.... more »
November 17, 2009 10:14 PM
They say a dog is a man's best friend, but the victim of a bad accident in Bourbon County Monday morning says her dog is like her child. The Dachshund was in the car with her when she lost control behind the wheel, and now "Sarah" is nowhere to be... more »
November 1, 2009 4:57 PM
A Mercer County man is in jail after police say he led them on a high speed chase, nearly hit a cruiser head on, then crashed into a car full of kids. It happened Saturday night around 11 in Scott county and ended several miles later in Bourbon County. Victoria... more »
October 29, 2009 7:58 AM
A balloon release is scheduled to remember a six-year-old boy murdered in Bourbon County. Family and friends of the Wesley Mullins said a balloon release will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. at Wesley's Place in Paris. The non-profit organization said the release is to honor Wesley just days after... more »
September 29, 2009 11:34 AM
Police were on the scene Tuesday morning after a man was killed after his car crashed into a tree and caught fire in Bourbon County.
The accident happened at about 10 a.m. at Millersburg Pike and Cynthiana Road. Police at the scene have not released many details yet, other... more »
September 23, 2009 12:42 PM
The driver of a semi died Wednesday morning after his truck ran off of a Bourbon County road and slammed into a tree.
The accident happened at about 11:45 a.m. on the Bypass near Cynthiana Road in Paris. Police say the driver of the semi, whose name has not... more »