March 7, 2014 11:27 AM
An ivy league law school graduate has been found guilty of murdering his girlfriend, a central Kentucky native, in their New York City apartment.
A New York City jury convicted 35-year-old Jason Bohn of first-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend, 27-year-old Danielle Thomas, who was found dead... more »
February 25, 2014 7:11 AM
Danville police continue to investigate after a woman managed to flee from a robbery attempt early Tuesday morning.
Police say the victim was inside her vehicle on North Sixth Street just before 1 a.m. when a man armed with a gun got into her car. The man pointed the... more »
February 20, 2014 9:19 AM
DANVILLE (AP) - Historians in central Kentucky say their research has found that a landmark log cabin in Danville was not the home of freed slave Willis Russell as long thought. Carolyn Crabtree and Mary Girard told The Advocate-Messenger that their research also found that Willis never taught in the... 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 31, 2014 5:51 AM
A Pulaski County pastor accused of gunning down three people inside a Danville business last fall could face the death penalty.
According to the Herald-Leader, prosecutors filed papers Thursday indicating they would pursue death in the case of Kenneth 'Allen' Keith.
Police say Keith shot Mike and Angela... more »
January 21, 2014 4:53 AM
A woman was hit by a vehicle as she tried to cross a street in Danville Monday.
The driver says he was heading south along Fourth Street and didn't see the woman crossing as he was turning onto Main Street.
EMS took the victim to the hospital for... more »
January 20, 2014 4:48 AM
A man armed with a machete robbed a Danville store Sunday night.
Police say a masked man walked into the Family Dollar on South Fourth Street around 7:45 p.m. He grabbed a pre-paid phone, then demanded cigarettes and cash. He ran out of the store and took off 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 »
December 30, 2013 8:13 AM
DANVILLE (AP) - Police in Danville are learning and implementing a few basic signs in American Sign Language for use in emergency situations. Sgt. James Monroe told The Advocate-Messenger the training is being done largely because the Kentucky School for the Deaf is in town. Monroe says officers plan to... more »
December 26, 2013 5:22 AM
Firefighters say quick thinking by a 12-year-old boy got everybody safely out of a Danville home when a fire broke out early Thursday morning.
Officials say the boy was up playing video games inside a house on West Lexington Street when he smelled smoke around 3:30 a.m. He quickly... more »
December 26, 2013 4:49 AM
Firefighters in Danville responded to a house fire early Thursday morning.
Dispatchers say the fire was reported off West Lexington Street around 3:30 a.m., and crews had it under control within an hour. Officials have not released any other information.
LEX 18 has a crew en route to... 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 19, 2013 6:40 AM
Danville police continue the search for two men in connection with an armed robbery Wednesday.
Police say the victim told them he gave two men a ride to the Shakerpoint Apartments and went inside with them around noon. Once in the apartment, the victim says the men pulled guns... more »
December 18, 2013 1:16 PM
A grand jury has indicted a Danville man accused of a deadly crash that killed another man in Jessamine County over the summer.
Police say according to witnesses, Rex Frederik ran a red light at the intersection of Etter and U.S. 27 in June, and t-boned a truck, killing... 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 6, 2013 6:50 AM
A college student suffered minor injuries when a vehicle hit her as she crossed a street in Danville Thursday night.
Police say the victim was crossing with a fellow student at the intersection of Main Street and College Street around 11 p.m. when the vehicle hit her. She suffered... 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 13, 2013 5:22 AM
Two people suffered severe burns in an explosion and fire in Danville early Wednesday morning.
Firefighters responded to an apartment building on Patrician Way around 12:30 a.m. They say an explosion in a first floor apartment triggered the fire. It was so powerful it blew out one of the... more »
November 6, 2013 8:54 AM
Danville police arrested a man accused of firing shots into the air during an argument Tuesday.
The incident happened in the area of Caldwell and Proctor. Police arrested Charles E. Hampton, 27, of Stanford, and charged him with wanton endangerment.
Police say the other man involved in the... 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 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 24, 2013 5:10 AM
A bicyclist suffered severe injuries when a car hit him in Danville Wednesday night.
Police say the car hit the bike as the cyclist crossed US-127 near the Danville Walmart around 11:30 p.m. The impact threw the victim into the windshield. The man was airlifted from the scene, and... 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 »
September 27, 2013 9:51 PM
It's been a grief filled week for Tony Hockensmith whose brother and sister-in-law were found murdered inside their Danville pawn shop last Friday.
Police continue to search for who shot Michael and Angie Hockensmith, along with business client Daniel Smith.
While police continue to search for clues, family... more »
September 23, 2013 7:19 PM
Thanks to technology, thousands of people were alerted first-hand about the shooter who killed three people Friday in Danville.
With an armed and dangerous suspect on the run in their city, emergency alerts from the city told people early on to stay safe and lock their doors, but not... more »
September 20, 2013 9:40 PM
As investigators continue to try to piece together exactly what happened Friday morning when three people were shot to death at a Danville business, church members who knew two of the victims are still shocked and in disbelief with what unfolded.
Michael and Angela Hockensmith were two of the... more »
September 18, 2013 9:12 AM
Police in Danville continue the search for two burglary suspects.
Police say officers responded to two burglary calls early Tuesday morning. The suspects didn't take anything in the first attempt, but got away with a rifle, weed eaters, blowers and a Mercedes taken from a home on Lexington Avenue.... more »
September 6, 2013 6:16 AM
DANVILLE (AP) - Bourbon and barbecue are on the menu this weekend in Danville, where the city is celebrating its Third Ever Kentucky State BBQ Festival. Tastings of signature bourbons from across the state and cocktails will be offered on Saturday and Sunday at Constitution Square State Historic Site. In... more »
September 2, 2013 1:39 PM
A Boyle county grand jury has indicted a man accused of trying to set a nursing home on fire.
The Advocate Messenger reported that Daniel Souleyrette will go to trial for felony arson charges, burglary and criminal mischief. Souleyrette is accused of trying to burn down the Charleston Healthcare... more »
July 22, 2013 8:44 AM
DANVILLE (AP) - A book checked out from a Centre College library in 1828 has resurfaced in a desk on the campus of the Kentucky School for the Deaf in Danville. Unofficially, the book is 185 years overdue. At the current rate of 10 cents per day for late fees,... more »
July 21, 2013 11:11 AM
Despite last week's fire, members of a Boyle County church are gathering for their usual Sunday service.
Sunday service at Southern Heights Baptist Church was set up at a shelter in the church parking lot this weekend.
On Tuesday, emergency crews were on the scene after a small... more »
July 17, 2013 10:35 PM
When Boyle County fire crews got out to the house on Wells Landing around 8:30 p.m., it was already destroyed from the fire, and flames were shooting into the air.
Neighbors say a family used to live in the house, but the owner says it's been vacant for the... more »
July 5, 2013 8:24 PM
In Nancy Spark's family room you'll find a sign that reads "Home is where your story begins."
And Spark's latest story begins, more specifically, in the room next door, where there is a hole made by a bullet.
Danville police were called to Fox Harbor Drive about shots... more »
July 2, 2013 10:40 AM
Police say they have a person of interest in a deadly hit and run incident in Boyle County.
Officials say Anne Duncan of Michigan was hit and killed while she was walking down Gose Pike Saturday night. The coroner says the 33-year old died of blunt force trauma.
... more »
July 1, 2013 11:22 AM
Police are investigating a hit-and-run after a body was found on a street in Boyle County Saturday night.
Officials say the body found on Gose Pike around 10:30 p.m. is that of 33-year-old Ann Duncan of Waterford, Michigan, who was in Danville visiting.
The coroner says she died... more »
June 4, 2013 9:25 AM
Three people were hospitalized after an accident in Danville Tuesday morning.
Fire department officials say the accident involved a tractor-trailer and a car along Lebanon Road in front of a factory about a mile west of Danville. Firefighters had to cut one person from the wreckage. EMS took all... more »
May 27, 2013 9:06 AM
DANVILLE (AP) - Volunteers in central Kentucky are trying to save a historical landmark. Barbara Hulette, who is chairwoman of the Boyle Landmark Trust, told the Advocate-Messenger that the organization is trying to raise enough money to preserve the deteriorating Willis Russell House in Danville. Hulette said Russell was an... more »
May 16, 2013 8:48 AM
A juvenile was airlifted to UK Hospital after a bicycle accident in Danville early Thursday morning.
Police say the cyclist ran a red light at the intersection of Perryville Road and US-127 around 5:45 a.m., and he was hit by an oncoming SUV.
Officials did not release the... more »
May 16, 2013 6:23 AM
DANVILLE (AP) - Kentucky's poet laureate is fulfilling a childhood dream by getting behind the wheel of a bookmobile in his hometown. Frank X Walker will drive the Boyle County Public Library's bookmobile during a visit to Danville on Thursday. Walker is visiting the Danville Montessori School. He will be... more »
April 24, 2013 5:35 AM
Firefighters continue to search the remains of a home in Boyle County after a fire burned through it early Wednesday morning.
Fire officials say somebody may have been inside.
"We've been told there is somebody in there. I can't confirm or deny that at this time."
Firefighters... more »
March 29, 2013 6:05 AM
A crash in Danville put a Harrodsburg man in the hospital Thursday night.
Police say the driver of a van lost control along Hustonville Road, just north of the bypass, around 9:30 p.m. The van went into oncoming traffic and crashed into a car driven by Jeff Sims, 36.... more »
March 18, 2013 8:51 AM
If you live in the area of Broadway and First Street in Danville, you may want to check your car Monday morning.
Police say they tracked down three people stealing items from unlocked cars. Officers got a tip, and witnesses described the suspects early Monday morning. Police found the... more »
March 13, 2013 5:37 AM
A man was airlifted to UK Hospital after a truck hit him as he crossed the street in Danville Tuesday afternoon.
Police say Everette Stephens, 67, was in the crosswalk when a pickup turning left from South Third Street onto West Walnut Street hit him. EMS took Stephens to... more »
February 19, 2013 9:23 AM
Danville police continue to investigate after an Ephraim McDowell Diagnostic Center security guard was assaulted Saturday night.
Police say officers responded to an alarm at the Ephraim McDowell Diagnostic Center around 9:20 p.m. After checking the building, they determined it was secure.
About 20 minutes later, the alarm... more »
December 20, 2012 10:53 AM
A Kentucky high school football coaching legend will head south of the border to coach next season.
Danville coach Sam Harp was introduced as the new head coach of Lebanon High School in Tennessee Wednesday afternoon.
"I think it was time to move on," Coach Harp told the... more »
December 18, 2012 5:05 AM
Police in Danville continue to search for the driver of a semi who left the scene of an accident Monday afternoon.
Police say a semi rear-ended a Nissan Maxima along the Danville bypass, near the intersection of Lebanon road, around 12:30 p.m. The impact shoved the car into a... more »
November 7, 2012 5:44 AM
Police in Danville found a truck stolen from Danville High School at the bottom of a pond Monday.
Somebody stole a Dodge Durango owned by the school district, along with radios from school buses, a first aid kit and a fire extinguisher. Police say a tip led them to... more »
October 29, 2012 5:59 AM
Danville police arrested a driver after a car ran over a pedestrian in a pharmacy parking lot Sunday night.
Police say witnesses tells them the suspect ran over the victim in the parking lot of the CVS around 10 p.m. and drove off. A witness followed the vehicle until... more »
October 18, 2012 12:52 PM
DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Centre College officials say their moment in the national political spotlight was worth the Kentucky school's investment in hosting last week's vice presidential debate. Centre spokesman Michael Strysick tells The Advocate-Messenger the publicity value of the attention was at least four times more than the initial... more »
October 12, 2012 5:25 AM
Things in Danville will likely prove much quieter on Friday.
But for one night, the eyes of America were on the small central Kentucky town.
Overall, things went smoothly in Danville, as Centre College hosted the vice presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan. The town filled... more »
October 11, 2012 12:05 PM
Five things to watch for when Joe Biden and Paul Ryan meet in the vice presidential debate Thursday night: 1. BIDEN UNBOUND: Look for Biden to go on the offensive in hopes of regaining ground lost by President Barack Obama's lackluster debate performance. An experienced debater, Biden is comfortable with... more »
October 11, 2012 5:24 AM
DANVILLE (AP) - Government offices in Danville are scheduled to close early to help alleviate traffic problems ahead of the vice presidential debate at Centre College. The Advocate-Messenger reports the Boyle County Courthouse and Danville City Hall will close early Thursday afternoon. The first and only debate between Vice President... more »
October 9, 2012 6:34 AM
DANVILLE (AP) - Politicians aren't the only ones looking for a debate-related boost when Joe Biden and Paul Ryan go toe-to-toe in Kentucky. In one way or another, the whole town of Danville is hoping to benefit from the vice presidential debate on Thursday. Streets have been repaved, flowers planted... more »
October 4, 2012 9:50 AM
Officials have released a poster for the 2012 Vice Presidential debate scheduled for Oct. 11 at Centre College in Danville.
The poster spins off the 2000 VP debate held in Danville, "Thrill in the Ville."
"Try as hard as we could, it was difficult to top this theme,... more »
September 17, 2012 6:23 AM
DANVILLE (AP) - A free festival to be held the day of the vice presidential debate in Danville is expected to have a focus on Medicare and Social Security. The Advocate-Messenger reports the AARP is a major sponsor of the festival to be held on the Centre College campus the... more »
September 3, 2012 8:36 AM
Danville police arrested a man after he accidentally fired a shot through a wall into the apartment next door Sunday night.
Police say they got a shots fired call around 10:55 p.m. The people living inside an apartment on East Madison Avenue told officers they heard a gunshot and... more »
August 14, 2012 5:32 AM
Police arrested a man and charged him with shooting two teenagers outside of a Danville grocery store Monday night.
Police say a man fired multiple shots outside the Rincon Latino store on Second Street around 8:45 p.m. Two teens in the parking lot of the busy grocery suffered gunshot... more »
July 17, 2012 8:07 AM
Police are looking for the man who robbed a Danville gas station early Tuesday morning.
Police say the suspect walked into the Speedway on Main Street and Fifth Street around 1:15 a.m. and asked the clerk for directions to the restroom. The man came back to the register a... more »
June 1, 2012 12:27 PM
Mercer County earned its second straight 12th Region baseball title with a 7-5 victory over Danville Thursday evening.
But this was a far different team than the one that took the title last season. Mercer County graduated eight seniors from that championship team.
The Titans trailed 5-3 going... more »
May 23, 2012 6:40 AM
Police in Danville are looking for a person who fired shots toward two people leaving for work early Wednesday morning.
Police say officers responded to Duncan Hill around midnight after reports of shots fired in the area. Investigators say somebody fired multiple shots toward a home as two residents... more »
May 22, 2012 8:46 AM
DANVILLE (AP) - Police have charged a Danville man in a triple shooting that killed two and injured one. Danville Police Chief Tony Gray told The Advocate-Messenger that 39-year-old Thomas Hager has been charged with murder and attempted murder in the fatal shootings of 21-year-old Mark Snyder of Waynesburg and... more »
May 22, 2012 5:00 AM
Police arrested a man and charged him in a double-murder that happened Monday afternoon in Danville.
Investigators say Thomas Hager Jr., 39, opened fire inside a home on High Street, killing two men and wounding another. The third victim escaped through a window. He was airlifted to UK Hospital.... more »
May 2, 2012 6:11 AM
A teenager led police in Danville on a high-speed chase along city streets before crashing his car Tuesday night.
Police say an officer attempted to stop a 2003 Mitsubishi for speeding and possible DUI along Hustonville Road around 11:30 p.m. The driver refused to stop and continued onto North... more »
May 2, 2012 5:33 AM
Danville police arrested a man after he crashed his van into two buildings and then hitched a ride away from the scene Tuesday night.
Police say the driver of a van lost control along South Fourth Street just before 9 p.m. and left the road. The vehicle glanced off... more »
May 1, 2012 8:19 AM
DANVILLE (AP) - Danville is seeking votes as it attempts to be recognized as the most beautiful small town in the country. The central Kentucky city received a nomination as one of the "Best Small Towns in America" for 2012 in Rand McNally's Best of the Road Competition. Voting ends... more »
April 19, 2012 7:06 AM
Danville police say they have arrested a man behind a Wednesday home invasion.
Officers took Jeffery M. Armstrong, 23, of Harrodsburg, into custody just a few hours after the incident.
Investigators say Armstrong broke into a home on Old Shakertown Road, held the owner at gunpoint and demanded... more »
April 16, 2012 6:09 AM
Three people suffered injuries in a four car chain reaction crash in Danville Sunday evening.
Police say Tabitha Schmiers, 29, was driving a pickup truck along the Danville bypass when she rear-ended another pickup driven by Ernest Arnett Jr., 74, as he was sitting at a red light at... more »
April 13, 2012 8:45 AM
Police in Danville are investigating an early morning robbery.
Police say a man armed with a handgun walked up to two employees near the front door Chill's Quick Mart on East Lexington Avenue just after midnight Friday. The suspect forced the two employees inside. Police say the man caused... more »
March 15, 2012 10:45 AM
Authorities have made an arrest in connection with a Boyle County home invasion.
Police say Shawn Faulkner and several other people walked into an apartment on South Second Street in Danville last month. Investigators say a male victim was hit over the head with a handgun, and bullets were... more »
March 1, 2012 9:10 AM
DANVILLE (AP) - Officials in Boyle County have approved putting solar panels on the roof of the county's recycling center. Funding for the panels is coming from a $71,000 federal grant. Officials say they hope to have the center's roof covered with 75 solar panels by May, according to The... more »
February 13, 2012 6:37 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - The state has certified its first five Kentucky Cultural Districts. The Kentucky Arts Council says the five are Berea, Covington, Danville, Horse Cave and Paducah. Independent reviewers chose the cities from a pool of 26 applicants. Arts Council Executive Director Lori Meadows said in a statement that... more »
February 2, 2012 9:32 AM
The City of Danville has issued a boil water advisory for approximately 600 customers in the area around Goggin Road.
The affected area includes: Goggin Road, Kemper Lane, Winterhawke, Old Gogin Road, Riverview and Riverview subdivision.
City officials say an eight inch water main broke, necessitating the advisory.... more »
January 18, 2012 6:53 AM
Danville police have released more information on a hotel robbery Tuesday night.
Police say a man wearing a white rubber mask walked through the front door of the Quality Inn off the bypass at around 11:20 p.m. The employee on duty told police that the robber opened an interior... more »
January 18, 2012 5:14 AM
Danville police are looking for a man who robbed a hotel late Tuesday night.
Police say the suspect, armed with a long, black firearm, walked into the Quality Inn just off the bypass around 11:30 p.m. Officials didn't say what, if anything, the robber got away with.
Investigators... more »
December 20, 2011 10:53 AM
LaRue County High School named former Danville standout Josh Jaggers its new head football coach Monday.
He has served as an assistant coach at LaRue County for the past four seasons.
Jaggers graduated from Danville in 2000. He played both offensive and defensive line and finished his senior... more »
December 15, 2011 9:27 AM
Danville police have released more information on the robbery of a Subway restaurant Wednesday evening.
Police say a man wearing a skeleton mask walked into the Subway on Finn Hill Drive, brandished a weapon described as a black semiautomatic pistol and demanded money. Investigators say one employee escaped out... more »
December 15, 2011 8:16 AM
Police in Danville are investigating a robbery at a Subway restaurant.
An employee confirms that the Subway on Finn Hill Drive was robbed around 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Police have not released any information on the robbery.