July 1, 2014 5:44 AM
A Scott County man will face kidnapping charges in court Tuesday.
According to a Herald-Leader report, Georgetown police say John Gray, 50, duct-taped the mouths and zip-tied the hands of his girlfriend, her 17-year-old son and her granddaughter last week. Police say Gray terrorized the trio until his girlfriend... more »
June 26, 2014 12:13 PM
A Lexington police officer who pleaded guilty in the assault of a teen referee during a ten-and-under game last year has resigned from the police force.
Keith Spears resigned, effective June 30, blaming a physical disability in a letter sent to Mayor Jim Gray and Police Chief Ronnie Bastin... more »
June 24, 2014 12:04 PM
A little boy saved his mother overnight in Scott County by letting her know their trailer was on fire. A captain with the fire department says it was a 2-year-old boy who woke up and saw the fire, and then woke his mom up so they could get out to... more »
June 24, 2014 5:08 AM
A fire destroyed a Georgetown home early Tuesday morning.
Firefighters say the blaze started in the middle of a mobile home along Muddy Ford Road. A fire captain says a 4 or 5-year-old boy woke up his mother and both got out safely. The home was completely destroyed.
... more »
June 19, 2014 5:37 PM
A man was sent to the hospital Thursday afternoon after his truck hit a large tree in Scott County.
The accident happened around 6 p.m. on Newtown Pike near the community of Oxford.
The Scott County Sheriff's Office says the truck was traveling northbound when it went off... more »
June 19, 2014 4:40 PM
When 15-year-old Randi Lowe moved to Kentucky in April, fitting in was a big concern.
"I had a problem with growing hair on my lip and I'd get made fun of for it. And it's not fun being made fun of." Lowe said.
While out with her mom,... more »
June 17, 2014 9:26 AM
A woman crashed her car into a Georgetown restaurant Tuesday morning.
Scott County emergency crews say the woman suffered a medical emergency and drove into the Burger King on South Broadway.
Nobody inside the restaurant was hurt and the driver is expected to be OK. She was alert... more »
June 13, 2014 12:44 PM
The packages a Scott County man was receiving were made to resemble something coming from a pet supply store. Ironically, it was a narcotics dog who sniffed out the pot inside, confirming to police the contents of the shipments.
The Georgetown man is now charged with receiving illegal drugs... more »
June 10, 2014 9:49 AM
Officials in Scott County have identified the man who they say shot himself at the Toyota plant parking lot in Georgetown last week.
Jack McCoy, 24, of Pikeville has been charged with falsely reporting an incident after police say he claimed someone shot him during a scuffle on the... more »
June 5, 2014 5:28 AM
A Georgetown woman says she hopes to raise money to pay for surgery for a kitten thrown from a car over the weekend.
Brandy Mellow says somebody tossed the kitten along Paris Pike Sunday. The kitten is only 4-weeks-old and weighs just six ounces. The impact broke a growth... more »
June 3, 2014 9:11 AM
Police said the man shot Monday night near the Toyota plant in Georgetown is the one who will be facing chargers.
Police say the victim initially claimed somebody shot him during a scuffle on property shared by Toyota and Norfolk Southern, near gate five, while he was on break.... more »
May 22, 2014 5:51 AM
Lightning hit a steeple, sparking a fire on the roof of a Georgetown church Thursday morning.
A lightning bolt hit the Georgetown Church of the Nazarene on Lemons Mill Road around 4:30 a.m. When the lightning hit, it exploded.
A night patrolman who works at Georgetown College heard... more »
May 13, 2014 12:24 PM
Police say she has been at it for months posing as a former employee for places like Walmart and Kmart to trick the real employees into letting her walk out with merchandise without really paying. Lexington Police says the woman they are looking for successfully pulled off her scam at... more »
April 22, 2014 3:22 PM
A fundraiser has been set up to help a Lexington native and Georgetown College student who was recently diagnosed with cancer.
Georgetown College baseball player Trent Martin, who transferred there from Morehead State University, has been recently diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia, according to school officials.
... more »
March 27, 2014 4:27 PM
A Georgetown Police cruiser and a Sheriff's Deputy cruiser were involved in a three-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon.
It happened shortly after 4 p.m. on Paris Pike and the Bypass in Georgetown.
One police officer was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
Officials say the police cruiser... more »
March 19, 2014 1:35 PM
A second victim in a police chase crash that led to a standoff in Lexington in January has died.
Relatives of Geneva Spencer confirmed Wednesday that she was taken off life support after two months at UK Hospital. Spencer was the passenger in Luis Gonzales' car when it was... more »
March 10, 2014 4:40 PM
The owners of a 12-year-old black Labrador are calling for action after they say their neighbor, a Lexington police officer, shot and killed their beloved pet on his property because he was worried the dog would attack his chickens.
The incident which happened Saturday has caused quite a stir... more »
March 5, 2014 4:05 PM
The man accused of killing a retired Scott County bus driver at her home in 2010 has pleaded not guilty in the case.
Nicholas Willinger entered a not guilty plea in court Wednesday afternoon. Willinger has been indicted on all charges against him - murder, robbery and burglary.
... more »
March 3, 2014 12:00 PM
Road crews have put in long hours trying to improve road conditions in Scott County. They even had crews sleeping on mats in between shifts.
Interstate 75 was still snow covered as of Monday around noon, but traffic was moving. Overnight driving on I-75 was snow and ice covered,... more »
February 11, 2014 12:34 PM
A man charged with manslaughter in a deadly Scott County crash has been indicted.
30-year-old Anthony Ryman is charged in the crash that killed 69-year-old Brian Armstrong in July of 2013.
Police said Ryman was speeding on U.S. 25 when he failed to turn and hit a culvert,... more »
February 11, 2014 4:52 AM
Police say they arrested a man who robbed two students on the Georgetown College campus last month.
Police took Charles Johnson into custody around 10 p.m. Monday.
On Jan. 30, police put Georgetown College on a lockdown for a short time after two students were robbed at gunpoint... more »
February 5, 2014 12:55 PM
Utility companies are working to restore power to hundreds of customers in Scott County and bracing for another round of freezing temperatures.
The freezing rain caused many tree limbs to snap, cutting off power to at least 740 customers, keeping crews busy northeast of Georgetown.
Most customers in... more »
January 24, 2014 11:21 AM
The murder case against a man accused of running from a deadly crash before a standoff with police has been sent to the Fayette County Grand Jury.
Florida native Keenan McLaughlin was charged on Jan. 16 with murder, assault and failure to render aid at the scene of an... more »
January 24, 2014 10:06 AM
A Georgetown physician was arrested Thursday for selling methamphetamine.
Dr. Robert B. Yost, 48, was arrested and charged with trafficking a controlled substance first degree, Kentucky State Police said, after police bought drugs from him and found some at his home.
The investigation stemmed from a complaint reported... more »
January 16, 2014 4:31 PM
Lexington police have filed murder and assault charges against a man accused of running from a deadly crash, then engaging Lexington police in a long standoff.
Keenan McLaughlin, 22, appeared in court Thursday accused of nearly a dozen crimes - all of them involving an hours long crime spree... more »
January 16, 2014 1:37 PM
A total of 71 tires on least 22 different vehicles were slashed at a Scott County Auto Shop this week.
One of Tom Jacko's employees at J&B Auto Mart and Repair on Connector Road in Georgetown, made the disturbing discovery Wednesday morning.
The owner says only the new... more »
January 16, 2014 11:15 AM
A police officer accused of physically attacking a 13-year-old soccer referee pleaded guilty in court Thursday.
Officer Keith Spears pleaded guilty to an amended charge of harassment, which is not considered a misdemeanor, but a violation. He was originally charged with harassment with physical contact.
Spears has taken... more »
January 15, 2014 3:37 PM
The Fayette County Coroner's Office has identified the victim of a fatal accident on Georgetown Road in Lexington that led to a five-hour standoff.
The coroner said Luis Gonzales, 62, of Georgetown, died in the collision on US 25 Georgetown Road in Lexington at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday night.
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January 9, 2014 12:18 PM
A Scott County infant has died from flu complications, being the first flu related death reported in Kentucky so far.
Doctors say the ten-month-old baby from Georgetown was diagnosed with the swine flu. He died Tuesday.
In Kentucky, the Health Department only tracks flu related children deaths, and... more »
January 7, 2014 7:44 AM
A man suffered a minor injury when his trailer caught on fire in Scott County early Tuesday morning.
Firefighters say the man woke up and saw smoke and flames inside his home on Bourbon Street. He tried to put the fire out himself, but failed. By the time firefighters... more »
December 30, 2013 9:08 AM
Georgetown police have released a photo taken from surveillance video showing the man who robbed a McDonald's Sunday night.
Police say the crew at the McDonald's on South Gate Drive was cleaning up after closing when a man approached the door. An employee locked it, but the robber broke... more »
December 30, 2013 4:39 AM
Georgetown police continue to investigate the robbery of a McDonald's Sunday night.
Police say the crew at the McDonald's on South Gate Drive was cleaning up after closing when a man approached the door. An employee locked it, but the robber broke the glass with a garbage can and... more »
December 27, 2013 9:24 AM
Police in Georgetown are searching for a missing elderly man.
Police say James Bassett, 89, went missing from the South Island Assisted Living Center on South Island Road at around 4:45 a.m. Friday. Officials say Bassett suffers from dementia.
Anybody with information on Bassett's whereabouts should call 911.... more »
December 24, 2013 6:00 AM
A 90-year-old World War II veteran says he feels lucky to be alive after a woman beat him unconscious last weekend.
Ralph Covington says Amanda Pergram came to the door of his Georgetown home around 3 a.m. Saturday and asked for money. Covington says he gave her some cash... more »
December 23, 2013 1:24 PM
Strong straight winds ripped through Scott County Saturday managing to do some damage in all of 10 minutes, according to Emergency Management.
No injuries were reported.
On Rough River Run, parts of vinyl were ripped from the side of a house, and a shed was toppled over. Neighbors... more »
December 18, 2013 4:31 PM
On any given day you can find firefighters doing what they do best - fighting fires. But on Wednesday, the Georgetown Fire Department came out to help in another fight, responding not to a fire, but to a child in need.
Firefighter Bill Lewis started selling Georgetown Fire Department... more »
December 13, 2013 7:03 PM
A man accused of shooting his ex-girlfriend's father and trying to break into the family's home confessed to a Lexington judge Friday.
20-year-old Edgar Vieyra stood before the judge in a courtroom, and after a long pause...
"Yes, Your Honor," he responded.
Vieyra entered an open plea... more »
December 9, 2013 7:59 PM
A convenience store was burglarized overnight at the Valero on Paris Pike in Georgetown.
Police estimate the store is out about $20,000. The thieves were able to pry the doors off an ATM, as well as steal thousands of dollars worth of cigarettes.
Police say the phone lines... more »
December 5, 2013 5:33 AM
Police say a woman who suffered a gunshot wound in Scott County Wednesday night actually shot herself.
Officials say somebody shot the victim around 11 p.m. along North Hamilton Street in Georgetown. The woman was taken to a local hospital and later transferred to UK Hospital. Officials called the... more »
December 3, 2013 5:39 AM
Georgetown police say they have arrested one man in connection with a drug investigation, but continue the search for seven more suspects.
Police picked up Milton Downey on a drug trafficking charge. Officers continue to search for Timothy Thurman Bown, Robert Land, Matthew McGinnis, Kristina Aliff, Ashley Sefcovic, Bobbi... more »
December 2, 2013 8:06 PM
Authorities in Scott County have released the names and photos of eight people they're looking for in a drug investigation.
Timothy Thurman Bown, Robert Land, Milton Downey, Matthew McGinnis, Kristina Aliff Ashley Sefcovic, Bobbi Magness and Mona Gayheart each face a charge of trafficking in a controlled substance.
... more »
November 15, 2013 8:50 AM
Police arrested a 13-year-old after catching him in his dad's stolen truck Friday morning.
Police say the teen stole the tractor without a trailer somewhere in northern Kentucky and drove it to Georgetown. Police tracked the 13-year-old's cell phone and caught up with him at the Pilot gas station... more »
November 13, 2013 8:29 PM
Georgetown Police say they have arrested the man and two other people behind a recent string of robberies.
Police say 20-year-old Chase Wilson is the man behind a total of eight recent robberies - seven in Georgetown and one in Lexington just over the county line.
Until Tuesday... more »
November 13, 2013 5:38 AM
Police in Georgetown say they have made arrests in connection with a string of robberies.
Officers say Chase Wilson, 20, robbed the Shell station on Cherry Blossom Lane and the Marathon station on Connector Road within minutes of each other just after 11 p.m. Tuesday. Police found Wilson a... more »
November 12, 2013 8:33 PM
Surveillance video shows the latest convenience store robbery Georgetown Police are investigating.
The store owner of the Quick Stop says a man came in and demanded cigarettes and money Monday night. As he is getting the things he demanded, the clerk sneaks away, locks the robber in the store... more »
November 12, 2013 8:20 AM
Georgetown police are investigating a gas station robbery.
Police say a man robbed the Quick Stop on Pocahontas Trail around 8 p.m. Monday. Officials have not released many details on the robbery. It remains unclear if the robber was armed or what he got away with.
Police did... more »
November 11, 2013 6:39 AM
You might find some traffic issues along Cherry Blossom Way in Georgetown due to an accident.
Three vehicles were involved in a crash just after 6 a.m. outside of Toyota gate 2. EMS took one person to the hospital for treatment. Officials described the victim's injuries as non-life threatening.... more »
November 7, 2013 6:26 PM
Georgetown College's Jordan DeMercy spent this past season playing in Japan, but his work is paying off as he was just added to the training camp roster for the Bakersfield Jam.
The NBA D League team is a feeder program to the Utah Jazz, Toronto Raptors, Phoenix Suns, Los... more »
November 6, 2013 7:09 AM
Georgetown Police say an LEX 18 story led them to a man forging prescriptions.
Police say just about 30 minutes after a story about a man calling in fake prescriptions aired, they received a tip leading them to Craig Stephen Comer, 36. Police arrested him in Boone County.
... more »
October 30, 2013 5:01 AM
An armed man robbed a Georgetown gas station early Wednesday morning.
Police say a masked man barged into the Shell station on Broadway around 3 a.m. He brandished a silver handgun and demanded cash. Police say the clerk told them the suspect hit him over the head and got... more »
October 23, 2013 5:25 AM
A large crowd gathered in Georgetown to get information and voice concern about a proposed natural gas pipeline that would run through Scott County.
Williams Co. and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners jointly propose building the line. It would run from Pennsylvania to Kentucky and connect with an existing pipeline to... more »
October 18, 2013 5:50 AM
Police continue to search for the suspect who robbed a Georgetown restaurant early Friday morning.
Police say the suspect walked up to the manager as she arrived in the parking lot of the Burger King on Lexington Road around 4 a.m. and told her to go inside and turn... more »
October 17, 2013 10:38 PM
Police arrested one man after a chase that started in Scott County and ended in Woodford County Thursday night.
KSP says it all started with an armed robbery at a Georgetown Shell gas station around 9:30 p.m. Officers spotted the suspect's truck fleeing the scene and followed. The chased... more »
October 15, 2013 8:35 PM
Police say a Scott County woman was caught red-handed breaking into her former workplace.
Georgetown Police say Betsy Clemons told them she was a former employee, who was owed about $5,000 by Global Supply in Georgetown.
But the 29-year-old apparently forgot about the alarm when investigators say she... more »
September 27, 2013 9:22 AM
Officials say the pilot of a plane from Georgetown that crashed near Chicago Wednesday may have aborted the landing because he realized he didn't have enough runway.
WMAQ in Chicago reports that NTSB officials said Dr. Narayan Venguswamy touched the plane down at Bolingbrook's Clow International Airport and then... more »
September 18, 2013 8:34 PM
The family of a teenage shooting suspect in Scott County wants the charges against him dropped.
Thursday, police responded to a home on Alamo Drive where residents told officers a guy started a fight in the kitchen, aimed a gun at someone's head, and even fired the weapon.
... more »
September 16, 2013 5:33 PM
Lexington Police say two men wearing gas masks pulled off an armed robbery early Monday morning.
The robbery happened at a home on Alamo Drive sometime after midnight Monday. Officials say two men broke into a mobile home. Both had handguns and police say one man had a cinder... more »
August 30, 2013 5:51 PM
More than 4,000 babies die of SIDS, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, every year. A Georgetown family hit by that unexpected tragedy is coping, thanks to the support of the community.
He was unexpected in the Ellison family's lives. Finley William was born January 29th.
"He was actually just... more »
July 29, 2013 8:02 PM
A unique educational experience for high schoolers in Scott County is gaining national attention.
The Legacy Program allows students to learn what it takes to work as an emergency responder by actually becoming one for a year. It's not everyday high school students get hands on experience working as... more »
July 25, 2013 6:48 AM
A pedestrian suffered injuries in a hit-and-run accident in Georgetown Thursday morning.
Police say a man was walking along Paris Road near the intersection of Connector Road just before 6 a.m. when a car hit him. The driver left the scene before police arrived.
Officials say the victim... more »
July 17, 2013 8:03 PM
This latest heat wave caused a Georgetown woman to collapse, her body falling inches from a busy road.
It was a post of gratitude on our Facebook page that alerted us to the rescue by EMS and fast acting passers-by.
"I was on my way to Georgetown to... more »
July 15, 2013 9:17 AM
Officials have released the name of the man killed when a car hit a utility pole in Scott County Sunday night.
Police say a car traveling along Cincinnati Pike, about four miles north of Georgetown, went off the road and through the grass about 50 yards before hitting a... more »
July 11, 2013 8:01 PM
There are no sidewalks along a road in Georgetown where a mother of two was walking early Thursday morning when she was hit and killed by a car.
It happened around 4 a.m. Thursday morning, on West Main Street near Kentucky Avenue.
Police are looking into the poorly... more »
July 11, 2013 6:16 AM
Police have reopened West Main Street in Georgetown.
The road was closed for about two hours as police investigated a fatal accident involving a pedestrian.
July 11, 2013 5:15 AM
A pedestrian was killed when a car hit her just outside downtown Georgetown early Thursday morning.
Officials say the woman, identified as Loretta Wallace, was walking along West Main Street near Kentucky Avenue, and she was in the road when an eastbound car hit her around 4:15 a.m. The... more »
June 3, 2013 8:53 AM
GEORGETOWN (AP) - Setting off pyrotechnics late at night in Georgetown could be an expensive proposition. The central Kentucky city last week barred setting off fireworks between the hours of 10 p.m. to 10 a.m. daily. The new ordinance does permit the use of fireworks until midnight on Dec. 31,... more »
May 3, 2013 6:57 AM
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) - Georgia's seaport in coastal Brunswick has moved its first shipment of American-made Toyota vehicles being exported overseas. The Georgia Ports Authority says a cargo ship loaded with Toyota Venzas set sail Thursday from Brunswick for markets in Russia and the Ukraine. That adds Toyota to 20... more »
April 18, 2013 5:16 AM
A Georgetown teen helped a friend's family escape a burning home overnight.
Justin Bailey says he was walking his dog around the block along Hemingway Place just before midnight Thursday when he saw his friend's father come out the door and yell for help. The teen rushed to help... more »
March 19, 2013 4:48 AM
Police say they found their suspect shortly after a man drove his truck into the side of an office building in Georgetown Monday night.
Witnesses at a nearby Applebee's told police they saw a pickup truck slam into Lifetime Family Dental along Blossom Park Drive around 11:30 p.m., then... more »
March 4, 2013 11:13 AM
Police in Georgetown continue to search for two suspects in a Saturday morning home invasion and shooting.
Police say eight people, including two children, were inside a unit of the Creekside Apartments around 12:20 a.m. An 19-year-old man was leaving the apartment when two black men confronted him at... more »
February 12, 2013 4:42 AM
Firefighters worked a pair of suspicious fires in Georgetown overnight.
The first fire was spotted smoldering inside a plastic garbage can at the Arby's restaurant along Paris Pike, just off I-75, around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. The fire burned a hole through the side of the trash can before firefighters... more »
January 28, 2013 5:49 AM
Police in Georgetown say they have identified a man who pulled a knife and threatened to kill a store clerk during a shoplifting incident last week.
Police say Matthew Howard left the Georgetown Shoes (Outfitters Connection) store with a pair of boots that he did not pay for last... more »
January 24, 2013 9:28 AM
Police in Georgetown continue to search for the suspect in a shoplifting incident that turned violent Wednesday afternoon.
Police say a man left the Georgetown Shoes (Outfitters Connection) store with a pair of boots that he did not pay for. A clerk followed the man into the parking lot... more »
January 16, 2013 8:55 AM
A shed with a car parked inside went up in flames in Georgetown early Wednesday morning.
A passerby spotted smoke rolling from a shed at Harrod's Auto Sales on Lexington Road, near the Fayette County line, around 1:45 a.m. Officials say the fire had pretty much burned itself out... more »
January 8, 2013 5:56 AM
Georgetown police say they hope recently released video will help them catch a robber.
The closing manager of the Dairy Queen on Finley Drive says he heard a knock on the back door just before 1 a.m. Sunday. He opened the door, thinking it was a coworker or a... more »
January 5, 2013 8:59 PM
Dakari Johnson, the no. 13 high basketball player according to Rivals.com, has verbally committed to play basketball at Kentucky.
The newest Wildcat made the announcement at the half of the Gonzaga (DC) - Salesian (CA) game on ESPNU.
The 6-10 center from Montverde, Fla. picked the Wildcats over... more »