November 19, 2014 5:50 PM
A Boyle County barn was destroyed by fire Wednesday afternoon.
Fire officials tell LEX 18 that they were called to the barn fire on Lancaster Rd around 3:30 p.m. The barn housed about 20,000 pounds of tobacco and was engulfed when they arrived.
Witnesses say smoke could be... more »
November 18, 2014 7:30 PM
One person has died in a Boyle County accident, while a toddler who was a passenger in the vehicle is miraculously unharmed.
Deputy coroner Mike Wilder tells LEX 18 that 67-year-old Harrison Hardin and his 18-month-old great-grandson were in a vehicle on US 150 when Hardin's vehicle struck the... more »
November 7, 2014 4:53 AM
Deputies in Boyle County arrested three people in connection with a drug investigation Thursday night.
Officials say deputies doing surveillance found a wanted fugitive leaving the Cheddar's Restaurant in Danville and made a traffic stop. Deputies say John Ganem, 20, was driving and wanted for drug trafficking. Deputies say... more »
November 5, 2014 5:20 PM
A boil water advisory has been lifted in Danville.
The advisory is no longer in effect as of 5:00 p.m. Wednesday. The advisory was issued at 9:40 a.m. from 1025 Planview Drive to the intersection of Hill'N'Dale Drive, which covers about 30 customers.
November 5, 2014 9:49 AM
A boil water advisory has been issued in Danville.
The advisory is in effect as of 9:40 a.m. Wednesday from 1025 Planview Drive to the intersection of Hill'N'Dale Drive, which covers about 30 customers.
It is in effect until further notice. Officials hope it should be fixed by... more »
November 4, 2014 5:15 AM
One person died in a fiery single-vehicle crash in Boyle County early Tuesday morning.
The Boyle County Fire Department chief says the driver of a pickup truck lost control along Hubble Road, off Lancaster Road outside Danville, around 2 a.m. The truck went off the road, hit a tree... more »
October 30, 2014 7:45 PM
A woman is on the run three months after being accused of buying alcohol for a teen involved in a deadly crash in Boyle County.
40-year-old Alison Grigsby was under house arrest at her grandmother's home in Lincoln County when she removed her ankle monitor and stole her grandmother's... more »
October 27, 2014 5:20 AM
Officials have identified the man killed in a motorcycle crash in Boyle County Sunday evening.
Deputies say Willie Wilson, 54, was traveling eastbound along Forkland Road around 6:30 p.m. when he drifted into a westbound lane on a curve and crashed into an oncoming pickup truck.
Wilson was... more »
October 24, 2014 5:36 AM
A Harrodsburg man was killed an a crash in Boyle County Thursday afternoon.
Police say William Edwards, 55, was driving along KY-33 when he lost control, went off the road and hit a culvert. The vehicle flipped, ejecting Edwards. EMS took Edwards to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center where... more »
October 22, 2014 5:07 PM
The case against a man accused of killing his girlfriend's toddler son has been waived to a grand jury. Joseph Adams was scheduled for a preliminary hearing Wednesday morning, but his attorney waived it sending the case to the grand jury. The 25-year-old was watching his girlfriend's 13-month-old son at... more »
October 22, 2014 9:10 AM
A man who jumped from a moving car in Boyle County over the weekend has died.
The Fayette County Coroner's Office confirms Richard Blocker Jr., 41, died from his injuries Sunday.
Officials say Blocker jumped out of the moving vehicle Saturday night as his girlfriend drove west along... more »
October 15, 2014 5:12 AM
Court documents reveal new details in the case of a man accused to killing his girlfriend's toddler son in Boyle County last week.
Joseph Adams, 25, pleaded not guilty to murder in court Monday.
According to court documents obtained by the Danville Advocate Messenger , Adams called police... more »
October 6, 2014 11:02 AM
Three people charged in a violent robbery and shooting at a Danville Domino's Pizza in September have pleaded not guilty in the case.
Robin Adams, Patrick Brand and Rico Penix entered not guilty pleas to their alleged involvement in the robbery and shooting at the Domino's on South Forth... more »
October 2, 2014 1:07 PM
Officials say they have arrested two people and continue to look for a third suspect in connection to a Domino's Pizza robbery and shooting that sent one employee to the hospital with serious injuries.
19-year-old Rico Penix and 26-year-old Robin Adams were arrested Thursday morning in connection to the... more »
September 16, 2014 11:32 AM
DANVILLE (AP) - Organizers want to open a community restaurant in central Kentucky that offers home-cooked meals and a mission. Grace Café will be a nonprofit and will allow customers to pay what they can. The Advocate-Messenger reports it would be one of 35 such restaurants that have opened in... more »
September 5, 2014 4:37 PM
School officials want to know who vandalized Boyle County's Football Field.
It happened at Boyle County High School Wednesday Night.
Right now, school officials will only confirm that the field was vandalized, but they are not giving any details about what was damaged.
The school plays their... more »
September 2, 2014 5:36 PM
A man who pleaded guilty in a deadly Boyle County hit-and-run was sentenced to five years behind bars in that case.
23-year-old Tyler Williams was convicted of hitting 33-year-old Anne Duncan as she walked along Gose Pike in Danville last June while she was in town for a wedding.... more »
August 20, 2014 4:45 PM
Two years after a school bus accident in Boyle County, a lawsuit has been filed against the bus driver, the board of education and its insurer. Charlotte Young says she was driving on US 127 back in October 2012 when a school bus pulled out in front of her causing... more »
August 16, 2014 10:25 AM
DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Officials in Boyle County are seeking a permanent solution to a habitually overcrowded jail.
The Advocate-Messenger reports Fiscal Court recently approved a proposal to allow Jailer Barry Harmon to get more information about options for outpatient drug treatment programs after hearing other measures failed to... more »
August 13, 2014 1:09 PM
A welfare check landed a mother in jail after officers were called to a home in Junction City.
Police say Tiffany Franklin and her three kids, 9 and under, were living at a home on White Oak Road without electricity or running water.
A Junction City police officer... more »
August 8, 2014 12:41 PM
Perryville is a town without a police presence right now after the only two police officers in the city resigned Thursday night.
Mayor Anne Sleet said the resignations caught her completely off guard and she's not sure what her next step will be. She says both the police chief... more »
August 6, 2014 10:40 AM
The man accused of hitting and killing a woman in Boyle County last year and fleeing the scene of the accident pleaded guilty in the case.
23-year-old Tyler Williams changed his guilty plea in court Wednesday morning, admitting he was the driver in a hit-and-run that killed 33-year-old Anne... more »
July 30, 2014 5:48 PM
Many people in Junction City say they have heard about an alligator lurking in an area creek, but haven't seen it for themselves.
An LEX 18 viewer sent in a photo of the animal. An LEX 18 reporter ran the photo through several websites designed to match photos with... more »
July 30, 2014 11:57 AM
Many people in Junction City say they have heard about an alligator lurking in an area creek, but haven't seen it for themselves.
But now it seems some solid evidence exists.
An LEX 18 viewer sent in a photo that appears to show a rather large alligator under... more »
July 17, 2014 5:50 PM
While doing a welfare check, Adult Protective Services along with the sheriff's department in Boyle County found concerning materials inside the home of an 81-year-old woman.
Upon arrival at the home on Third Street in Junction City, they could smell chemicals and found two active meth labs.
Police... more »
July 11, 2014 5:33 PM
A car chase ended in a crash in Boyle County.
Police say the driver of a car took off when they tried to pull the driver over on U.S. 150 and Old Stanford Road. They say the driver tried to ram a state trooper and deputy cruisers. Eventually, spike... more »
July 1, 2014 5:40 PM
Police have arrested a Boyle County inmate who they say escaped from work released in May. Joshua Thompson, 32, was arrested Monday afternoon in Fulton, Ind., along with his wife, Stephanie Sobleski, 31, who had an arrest warrant for aiding and assisting in Thompson's escape.
Thompson allegedly did not... more »
June 30, 2014 9:56 AM
The Boyle County coroner has identified a teenager who died in a single-vehicle crash in Boyle County Sunday night.
The coroner says the victim is 16-year-old Emily Snow of Junction City.
Deputies say alcohol and speed were factors in the deadly accident along Scrubgrass Road around 11:30 p.m.... more »
June 30, 2014 4:54 AM
A teenager died in a single-vehicle crash in Boyle County Sunday night.
Deputies say alcohol and speed were likely factors in the deadly accident along Scrubgrass Road around 11:30 p.m. Investigators say the pavement was wet, and the driver lost control in a curve and slammed into a tree.... more »
June 24, 2014 10:13 AM
Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of a Boyle County toddler who they believe died as a result of being assaulted.
Police says the 3-year-old girl was unresponsive when she arrived at the Ephraim McDowell Hospital around 8:30 p.m. Monday. She was air lifted to the University of... more »
June 20, 2014 11:36 AM
Police say a man in Boyle County recorded his neighbor naked for months without her knowing.
Timothy Payne was arrested Tuesday at his home on West Secretariat. Investigators say back in November, a neighbor found a wireless camera in the vent of her bathroom and they were able to... more »
June 18, 2014 12:59 PM
Inter-County Energy says power has been restored to all customers as of Wednesday shortly after noon.
According to a post on the company's Facebook page, power has been restored to all 5,000 customers who had lost power in Garrard, Boyle and Mercer counties.
The outage was reported around... more »
June 13, 2014 11:51 AM
A Boyle County bridge buckled when a truck tried to cross it Thursday night.
Boyle County officials say two tiles will go under the bridge on the south end of Gose Pike after the old bridge collapsed Thursday night when a tandem dump truck crossed over it with a... more »
June 10, 2014 8:11 AM
DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The Danville City Commission has approved a gay rights ordinance, though it includes an exemption for religious organizations. Media report officials voted 4-1 on Monday in favor of the ordinance that makes it illegal to discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity. It was the... more »
June 4, 2014 12:18 PM
The mother of a man killed inside his pawnshop along with his wife and a client last year in Danville has filed a lawsuit against her son's alleged killer.
Barbara Lewis, the mother of Michael Hockensmith, says she has filed a lawsuit against pastor Kenneth Allen Keith, the man... more »
June 2, 2014 6:17 PM
Investigators are calling a fire that destroyed a Boyle County home earlier Monday suspicious.
The heavy smoke and the flames were visible for a distance as they devoured a Parksville home in a matter of minutes. In that time, decades of Brenda Cook's memories were suddenly gone.
"My... more »
June 2, 2014 4:51 PM
A bus transporting children on a school field trip crashed into a car Monday morning.
It happened on Highway 150 near Perryville in Boyle County.
Police say some Bardstown middle school students were on their way to Danville when the bus slammed into a car trying to turn... more »
June 2, 2014 1:17 PM
Controversy erupted after an animal was killed at the Boyle County Fair.
A representative from "People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals" says when they heard three men let their coon dogs maul a raccoon to near death in front of spectators, they were appalled.
A video was... more »
May 26, 2014 9:22 AM
DANVILLE (AP) - It seems all one hears out of American schools these days is bad news, and even worse news about the kids. However, at Boyle County High School there is a mystery angel who is making it a point to focus on the good rather than the bad,... more »
May 20, 2014 3:40 PM
Kentucky State Police is investigating the escape of an inmate from the Bole County Detention Center.
Police say Joshua N. Thompson, 32, walked away from the Boyle County Recycling Center Tuesday around 12:00 p.m. while out on work release.
Thompson was in jail serving time for possession of... more »
May 2, 2014 12:17 PM
A Boyle County High School student is in a community's thoughts and prayers after he was involved in a serious car crash.
"You know just prayers to Justin; you know he's a fighter just like anybody we got in this building," Boyle County High School Principal Will Begley said.... more »
May 2, 2014 9:23 AM
A teenager suffered injuries in a Lincoln County crash Thursday night.
According to the Interior Journal, the 17-year-old Boyle County High School student was driving east along KY-150 when he went off the shoulder and hit something in the median. The paper reports that it took firefighters about 20... more »
April 21, 2014 12:38 PM
The family of a woman hit and killed in Boyle County last year is suing the driver of that car.
The Advocate Messenger reports Anne Duncan's husband, Ron Duncan, has filed suit against Tyler Williams seeking damages for loss of companionship and future earnings.
Police say Tyler Williams,... more »
March 11, 2014 10:42 AM
Photo: City of Danville FD One person was taken to the hospital Tuesday morning after a 4-vehicle accident in Danville.
It happened at the intersection of Ky. 2168 and Ky. 34. shortly before 8 a.m.
The Advocate Messenger reports a truck was heading East on Ky. 2168 when... more »
March 10, 2014 5:15 PM
A boil water advisory has been issued for an area in Boyle County as of Monday, Mach 10, at 5 p.m.
City officials say South Buell Street In Perryville from 5th Street to the end of the line are impacted by the advisory.
Officials say two hydrants on... more »
February 19, 2014 2:39 PM
DANVILLE - Oracle Consulting Services, LLC will begin moving forward with plans to rehabilitate the old Palm Beach factory on Stanford Road into affordable housing, the company said Wednesday. Oracle Consulting received $555,178 in tax credits from the Kentucky Housing Corporation for the Goodall Apartments project that will provide 32... more »
February 2, 2014 10:56 PM
Three people were taken to the hospital Sunday evening after a collision at the intersection of US 127 and 2168 in Danville.
Officials said Stanetta Doss, 61, of Danville, was traveling westbound on 2168 around 6:00 p.m. when she was struck by another car that was traveling northbound on... 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 14, 2014 12:43 PM
A Boyle County 12-year-old boy who saved his family form a fire the day after Christmas at their home has received a huge reward.
The Advocate Messenger reports Jaxxyn Wood has been awarded a Hero's plaque by the Danville Fire Chief.
Jaxxyn woke up his family when a... more »
January 14, 2014 12:28 PM
The Boyle County Sheriff's Office tried to have a graphic image removed from two Facebook pages associated with the county, but Facebok says there is nothing wrong with the picture.
Both the Boyle County Courthouse and Boyle County Schools informational page currently have an image of a decomposed body... more »
December 30, 2013 12:00 PM
A Boyle County mom is charged with putting her child in danger while she was drunk and passed out.
Police say they found 20-year-old Dezarae Doss in the kitchen floor, unconscious, when they had gone to the home for a welfare check.
Doss's one-year-old daughter was found crying... more »
December 23, 2013 4:51 PM
A man has been arrested on meth charges after a traffic stop in Boyle County.
Police say a K-9 found about two grams of crystal meth in James Wilson, Jr.'s car after a traffic stop on U.S. 127 in Junction City. Further investigation led deputies to Wilson's home, where... more »
December 23, 2013 11:58 AM
Danville Police have arrested a man in connection to a Boyle County robbery from last week.
21-year-old Cameron Cloyd has been arrested and charged with robbery and burglary first degree.
A victim told police he gave two men a ride to the Shakerpoint Apartments and wen inside with... more »
December 16, 2013 5:14 PM
By the end of the week, more than 1,000 people in need will no longer be able to get food from a Boyle County food bank.
The clock started ticking in October when Danville's Harvesting Hope food pantry and soup kitchen lost 95 percent of their funding. Now, time... more »
December 4, 2013 6:06 AM
Fire destroyed a Boyle County home early Wednesday morning.
Firefighters got the call around 4:30 a.m. Neighbors reported hearing a loud boom, then seeing smoke pouring from the house.
Firefighters say the home on West Shelby Street in Junction City was a complete loss. Neighbors say the homeowner... more »
November 20, 2013 8:48 PM
As Steve Divine looks through the things that are leftover at the Gold Games and More Shop, he sees something different than what meets the eye...
"I come in and see items, it brings back the memories," he said.
After his friends and former co-owners, Mike and Angela... more »
November 20, 2013 8:14 PM
A boil water advisory has been issued for the Dry Fork Road area in Boyle County.
They estimate about 15 customers will be affected.
Officials say although no contamination has been confirmed, it is recommended that residents bring all water to a rolling boil, let it boil for... more »
November 11, 2013 8:32 PM
A large theft was reported from a Boyle County business.
Danville Police are looking for the person who stole several large items sometime over the weekend from Industrial Park Distributors on Lebanon Road.
The thieves removed the brackets on a gate and took several riding mowers, push mowers,... more »
November 5, 2013 9:00 PM
The woman who entered a guilty plea in connection with the 2011 death of a Boyle County man heard her sentence in court Tuesday.
Gina Priest was given 5 years of pre-trial diversion in connection with the death of Michael Begley, Junior.
His choked body was found along... more »
November 5, 2013 8:52 PM
Danville Police have arrested a man they say was involved in a shooting Tuesday afternoon.
Charles E. Hampton of Stanford was arrested in connection to a report of shots fired on Caldwell Street and Proctor Street near Danville High School Tuesday around 5:00 p.m.
Witnesses told police two... more »
November 5, 2013 6:59 PM
Security was tight as a southern Kentucky pastor wearing a bullet-proof vest to court answered to charges he murdered three people.
Kenneth "Allen" Keith appeared in court for the first time Tuesday since his indictment in the September shooting deaths of three people inside a Boyle County business.
... more »
November 5, 2013 9:32 AM
The pastor charged in a Boyle County triple murder has pleaded not guilty.
Kenneth A. Keith entered the plea in an arraignment Tuesday morning.
Danville Police arrested Keith last month and charged the Baptist preacher with the Sept. 20 murders of Mike and Angela Hockensmith, and their business... more »
November 1, 2013 8:23 PM
It was the scene of much heartbreak, and much compassion in a Boyle County town. Friday was the final day of business at the Danville store where three people lost their lives.
A month after ABC Gold, Games and More was a murder scene, it reopened, but just for... more »
October 16, 2013 9:07 AM
The pastor charged in a triple murder in Danville pleaded not guilty Wednesday morning.
Kenneth Allen Keith, 48, entered his plea during a video hearing in Boyle County.
Police say Keith was the man who gunned down Mike and Angela Hockensmith, as well as their client, Daniel Smith,... more »
October 15, 2013 10:02 PM
Nearly a month after three people were shot to death in a Danville pawn shop, the man who police say is responsible for the murders will head to court.
Kenneth Allen Keith is expected in court Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.
Court documents released earlier this week revealed new... more »
October 14, 2013 6:51 PM
Newly released court documents shine more light on the investigation of last month's triple murder and armed robbery in Danville.
Danville Police arrested Kenneth Keith last week and charged the Baptist preacher with the September 20th murders of Mike and Angela Hockensmith and Daniel Smith.
Officials say an... more »
October 11, 2013 6:40 PM
LOUISVILLE (AP) - A small-town pastor charged with gunning down three people at a central Kentucky pawn shop wasn't at the store on the day of the slayings, his attorney said Friday.
Kenneth Allen Keith, who is facing three counts of murder and one count of robbery, was in... more »
October 10, 2013 6:24 PM
LOUISVILLE(AP) - A pastor charged in a triple slaying at a Kentucky pawn shop had attended the funeral of two of the victims, offering condolences to relatives who say they're sickened by the arrest of the man who seemed to be a sympathetic mourner.
Kenneth Allen Keith, pastor of... more »
October 9, 2013 5:26 PM
Danville Police have arrested a man they say is in involved in the triple murder at a Danville business last month.
The suspect is 48-year-old Kenneth Allen Keith, a pastor at Main Street Baptist Church in Burnside, Ky. Police say on Wednesday, they searched the church and the parsonage... more »
October 9, 2013 4:57 PM
Charges against two of three men involved in an apartment shooting in Boyle County have been dropped.
Patrick Brand, Quinterious Collins and Cedric Thompson were charged with three counts of attempted murder for the Aug. 4 shooting at Patrician Place in Danville.
Charges against Brand and Collins were... more »
October 8, 2013 1:30 PM
A Boyle County man faces charges after police say he attacked a 15-year-old and 12-year-old girl during a home invasion.
Deputies say two children were home alone Monday on Phillips Lane when a man came to their door saying he would stab them if they didn't open up.
... more »
October 8, 2013 7:20 AM
Boyle County deputies arrested a man accused of assaulting a 12-year-old girl and 15-year-old boy during a break-in Monday.
Deputies say John W. Hall, 56, pulled a knife and threatened to stab the kids if they didn't open up the door. The boy and girl ran out the back... more »
October 8, 2013 4:56 AM
Fire destroyed a Boyle County home early Tuesday morning.
It was the second blaze inside the Junction City house in just a few days.
Firefighters responded to a 911 call reporting the burning home on South Lucas Street around 1:30 a.m. On Sunday, residents managed to put out... more »