March 11, 2014 1:28 PM
Lexington police have hit a road block in their search for a man who walked out of a jewelry store last month with an expensive ring in his pocket.
Police are now asking for the public's help in identifying the man whose scam works like a quick change scam,... more »
March 11, 2014 1:19 PM
A homeless man burned after falling into a campfire in Lexington last week has died.
The coroner's office in Cincinnati confirms that Irvin McCarty died Tuesday. There's no word yet on an official cause of death.
The 45-year-old had been in treatment at the University of Cincinnati Hospital... more »
March 11, 2014 12:17 PM
Two pizza delivery drivers had their cars stolen Monday night.
A Nicholasville Domino's driver says she was delivering a pizza Monday night when a man stole her car. She called police and they tracked down the suspect within 15 minutes.
"I came to the door and he said,... more »
March 11, 2014 12:06 PM
A Lexington police officer who shot and killed his neighbor's dog will more than likely face animal cruelty charges in the case.
The investigation changed directions Tuesday morning after the Scott County Attorney reviewed the case and statements made by officer Jeff Brangers.
Brangers admitted to shooting Brian... more »
March 11, 2014 10:47 AM
Two vehicles collided at the intersection of Liberty Road and New Circle Road Tuesday morning shutting down the main road for a couple hours. It happened at 9:58 a.m. and both drivers were sent to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Lt. Mark Brand with Lexington Police said witnesses... more »
March 11, 2014 8:07 AM
Two men arrested after peering into an occupied police car early Tuesday morning have been identified.
Police say an off-duty detective was parked on Cutters Hill Court, a cluster of businesses off Athens-Boonesboro Road, around 3 a.m., when he was surprised by a bright light coming through the back... more »
March 11, 2014 5:18 AM
Lexington police say they arrested two burglary suspects after the duo cased the wrong car early Tuesday morning.
Police say an off-duty detective was parked on Cutters Hill Court, a cluster of businesses off Athens-Boonesboro Road, around 3 a.m., when he was surprised by a bright light coming through... 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 10, 2014 11:47 AM
The trial for a man accused of shooting another man to death outside a Lexington strip club has been postponed.
The trial for Joshua Tevis, accused of shooting Johntel Croker outside Diva's Gentlemen's Club in September, has been postponed to April 1. Tevis faces three charges, including murder.
... more »
March 10, 2014 5:36 AM
Lexington police continue to search for the person who fired shots into a Lexington home early Monday morning.
Police responded to a house along Cheryl Drive, just off Harrodsburg Road near Lane Allen Road, around 2:30 a.m. Officers say they found three bullet holes, two around the front door... more »
March 10, 2014 5:00 AM
One man was hospitalized and another arrested after a stabbing in Lexington early Monday morning.
Police say two men got into an argument in the parking lot of an apartment complex on Devonport Drive around 12:30 a.m., and one man pulled a knife and stabbed the other twice in... more »
March 7, 2014 8:39 PM
A man faces charges after, police sy, he grabbed the wheel of a car causing a crash that sent him, the driver and two kids to the hospital .
It happened around 4:30 p.m. Friday on the inner loop of New Circle Road between Tates Creek Road and Alumni... more »
March 7, 2014 4:51 AM
Lexington police continue to investigate after a man told them he was robbed while riding in a car Thursday night.
Police say officers responded to a home along Alderbrook Way, off Nicholasville Road near the Jessamine County line, around 11 p.m. The victim told them he was riding in... more »
March 7, 2014 4:41 AM
A homeless man suffered severe burns when he fell into a campfire early Friday morning.
Officials say several people were camped out in a wooded area off East Loudon Avenue in Lexington. They built a camp fire to keep warm, and one of the men somehow fell into the... more »
March 6, 2014 6:44 AM
Police have charged a man taken into custody at the scene of a fire in Lexington Thursday morning.
Firefighters say a witness spotted flames creeping up the wall of a house on Ohio Street around 3 a.m. The house was reportedly vacant, and nobody was hurt.
The witness... more »
March 6, 2014 5:12 AM
A man has been arrested and charged in connection to what fire investigators called a suspicious fire early Thursday morning.
Brandon King has been charged with arson third.
Firefighters say a witness spotted flames creeping up the wall of a house on Ohio Street in Lexington around 3... more »
March 6, 2014 4:48 AM
A man walking down a Lexington street was shot early Thursday morning.
Police say the victim and his brother were walking down Oak Hill Drive around 4:15 a.m. when somebody drove by and fired at them. Neighbors say they heard two shots. A bullet struck the victim in the... more »
March 5, 2014 7:35 AM
A fire broke out in an apartment house in downtown Lexington early Wednesday morning.
Firefighters responded to the 400 block of North Upper Street around 6:30 a.m. where they say it appears a fire started in the ceiling of a back room of a building that is split into... more »
March 5, 2014 6:46 AM
Lexington firefighters are on the scene of a fire along North Upper Street.
Smoke was visible from the second floor of an apartment house. Officials say everybody got out safely.
Fire trucks block the entire 400 block of North Upper Street.
March 5, 2014 5:33 AM
Lexington police say an icy patch was a factor in an early morning crash.
Officers say the driver lost control in a curve along Liberty Road around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday and slammed into a tree. EMS took the driver to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
Motorists... more »
March 5, 2014 5:02 AM
Lexington police have arrested a suspect in connection with a violent home invasion last fall.
Police say Mark Lanham, 19, and another man kicked in the front door of a home on Alamo Drive last September and hit one of the victims with a paving brick. The robbers then... more »
March 4, 2014 11:34 AM
Lexington's roads were improving Tuesday morning, after crews spent the overnight plowing and treating.
"The overall condition of the roadways is improving - slowly but improving," said Albert Miller, acting director of the Division of Streets and Roads.
He said road crews were still out plowing priority streets.... more »
March 4, 2014 7:25 AM
LEXINGTON (AP) - Most of the University of Kentucky direct deposit payroll that didn't make it into bank accounts as scheduled Friday has now been posted.
The university says as of Monday afternoon, about 85 percent of employee pay had been posted, with the remainder expected to be posted... more »
March 3, 2014 11:44 AM
Lexington Mayor Jim Gray gave local drivers a pat on the back for a job well done Monday afternoon, saying motorists' cautious driving and slower speeds kept the number of traffic accidents low, despite snow-covered roads. Since 6 a.m. there have been 72 non-injury accidents and five injury accidents. "City... more »
March 3, 2014 7:51 AM
A Golden Alert has been cancelled for a Lexington man who went missing from a group home Sunday.
Lexington Police said they found 41-year-old Coy Deaton, Jr., at the Hope Center Monday at about 9:30 a.m. and he has returned to his group home.
Deaton was reported missing... more »
March 3, 2014 7:24 AM
Several flights have been delayed or cancelled at Blue Grass Airport Monday morning.
Crews have been working throughout the night at Lexington's airport to keep the runways as clear as possible.
Several of the airports connecting to Blue Grass couldn't keep up and had to cancel flights.
... more »
February 28, 2014 11:33 AM
The ATF and Lexington police spent several hours Friday morning searching a home on Ash Street where a woman was shot in the head earlier this month.
The incident happened on Feb. 10 around 3:30 a.m. Police said the shooter fired up to ten shots and several of them... more »
February 28, 2014 4:56 AM
A woman died and another suffered injuries in a single-vehicle crash along a rural Fayette County road late Thursday night.
Police say the driver of a pickup truck lost control along Briar Hill Road near Hidden Lake Lane around 11:30 p.m. They said the truck went off the road... more »
February 27, 2014 11:22 AM
Bed bugs continue to bite their way across the country, but good news for Lexington - the pest problem here is on the decline.
Orkin, a termite treatment and pest control service, released a Top 50 list outlining cities in 2013 with the worst bed bug problems. The list... more »
February 27, 2014 6:43 AM
Firefighters put out a car fire that was possibly intentionally set in a Lexington neighborhood early Thursday morning.
A police officer spotted the fire raging along Georgetown Street near Michigan Street around 4:45 a.m. Firefighters quickly put out the blaze. Once the fire was out, they discovered somebody threw... more »
February 26, 2014 6:05 PM
A grand jury has indicted three people for an alleged drug deal that turned deadly in Lexington last year.
Lazeric Givens and Darryl Stewart are charged with killing 26-year-old Jared Taylor in May of 2013 after a drug deal that went wrong. Latasha Parks was also indicted for complicity... more »
February 26, 2014 5:46 PM
While many have been generous this winter and donated warm clothes to charitable organizations, there's still a specific group of people who need a lot of help. "I don't think we think about the low income folks here in the inner city that have shelter, but maybe live in houses... more »
February 26, 2014 5:18 PM
The Fayette County Schools Superintendent plans to ask for a reduction in his own salary after a $20 million budget shortfall for the school district.
In an e-mail obtained by LEX 18, Superintendent Tom Shelton told his district staff Wednesday morning that he will "recommend to (the) board that... more »
February 26, 2014 4:30 PM
Diane Wallace was on her way to a bible study group Wednesday morning, only to find herself praying as her car hit a slick spot and spun down the road.
Brick mail boxes, rock salt on the street, and some of Wallace's belongings were all over Wyndham Hills Drive.... more »
February 26, 2014 6:57 AM
You will find continuing traffic delays along northbound I-75 in Fayette County.
A semi accident near the Man O' War exit spilled about 20 to 30 gallons of fuel. Police say the semi slid into a guardrail and continued several hundred feet before coming to a stop.
The... more »
February 25, 2014 3:56 PM
A sweet anniversary for a sweet cause. The third annual Sweet Blessings Bake-A-Thon is underway in downtown Lexington.
Volunteers at Sweet Blessings work like a well oiled machine. They have to; they are baking, frosting and intricately decorating nearly 60 cakes in one day.
Founder Ashley Gann started... more »
February 24, 2014 1:08 PM
Police say a medical emergency is being blamed for a crash that sent two people to the hospital Monday morning.
The accident blocked traffic on Man'O'War Boulevard and Harrodsburg Road in Lexington.
Police said a man apparently blacked out while driving southbound on Harrodsburg Road causing him to... more »
February 24, 2014 12:29 PM
The controversial proposed cuts to the Fayette County Public Schools' budget are now on hold, according to school officials.
The proposal would have called for $20 million in cuts and was supposed to be heard by the School Board on Monday. Earlier in the day, though, FCPS Superintendent Tom... more »
February 24, 2014 11:16 AM
A man sentenced to 20 years in prison for hitting and killing a police officer will ask for parole Tuesday, four years into his sentence.
Glenn Doneghy was convicted of second degree manslaughter back in 2011 and sentenced to 20 years in prison for the death of Lexington police... more »
February 24, 2014 5:16 AM
Lexington police are investigating the second hotel robbery in less than six hours Monday morning.
Officers responded to the Clarion Inn on Newtown Pike just before 5 a.m. where they say a man armed with a gun walked into the hotel and demanded money. He got away with an... more »
February 24, 2014 4:47 AM
Lexington police say they hope surveillance video will help them find a man who robbed a hotel Sunday night.
Police say the suspect walked into Micreotel Inn and Suites on Buena Vista Road around 11:50 p.m. showed a gun and demanded money. He got away with an undisclosed amount... more »
February 20, 2014 3:16 PM
A Warren County Grand Jury has issued an indictment for a man accused of robbing a bank in Bowling Green.
Christopher Schenk, 46, is accused of robbing Service One Credit Union on US 31 W Bypass on Jan. 18, 2013.
Schenk was arrested on Feb. 25, 2013.
... more »
February 20, 2014 6:21 AM
(AP) - A 300-year-old tree that is a historic landmark in Fayette County is being removed on Friday for safety reasons. Arborist Dave Leonard evaluated the bur oak for the state and says the tree is hollow and leaning across Spurr Road, posing a potential hazard for motorists. Leonard told... more »
February 20, 2014 5:39 AM
Lexington police say they had to use a Taser to get a man under control after he sped away from a traffic stop early Thursday morning.
Police say an officer pulled over the suspect after clocking him speeding. The man got out of his car, and when the officer... more »
February 19, 2014 9:25 AM
Lexington firefighters rescued a 14-year-old dog after it fell into a cold lake Wednesday morning.
Firefighters say the Collie/Newfoundland mix named Riainn fell off a retaining wall. The dog got stuck in the thin ice about five feet offshore in two to three feet of water. The crew of... more »
February 19, 2014 6:23 AM
A Lexington home sustained damage when lightning hit the chimney early Wednesday morning.
Firefighters say there were no flames and very little smoke when they arrived at the house on Darenia Lane at Masterson Station, but the lightning bolt did significant damage to drywall inside and fried the home's... more »
February 18, 2014 6:57 AM
A semi has jackknifed along the on-ramp from inbound Versailles Road to New Circle Road.
Officials say black ice formed on the ramp and the truck slid. The driver was not hurt.
Motorists can get by the truck, but the ramp will likely be blocked for a time... more »
February 18, 2014 5:10 AM
Lexington police arrested a man they say posed as a teen and raped an underage girl.
According to court documents, Christian R. Warta, 23, pretended he was a teenager on a social media site back in 2012. Police say Warta met an underage girl, held her down and forced... more »
February 18, 2014 4:44 AM
Lexington police continue to investigate an odd burglary.
Police say someone broke into a vacant unit at the Thoroughbred Crossing Apartments on Village Drive, off Versailles Road, and apparently tried to cut a gas line late Monday night. When officers and firefighters arrived, they found what looked like gang... more »
February 17, 2014 11:32 AM
LEXINGTON - Seamus Carey, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn., has been selected to serve as the 26th president of Transylvania University, effective July 1, 2014.
Carey, who received a Ph.D. in philosophy from Fordham University, will succeed Owen Williams... more »
February 17, 2014 8:42 AM
EMS took a child and a pregnant woman to the hospital after a two-vehicle accident in Lexington Monday morning.
The accident happened at New Circle Road and Woodhill Drive around 7:45 a.m. Officials say the woman and the 9-year-old child suffered minor injuries.
Police did not release any... more »
February 17, 2014 5:05 AM
Police in Montgomery County picked up two people suspected in a Lexington shoplifting attempt that turned into an ugly confrontation with a loss prevention officer last December.
Police say Angela D. Adams, 35, and Ronald M. Oakes, 33, loaded a shopping cart with items including walkie-talkies, a Queen Barbie,... more »
February 17, 2014 4:48 AM
Police in Harrison County arrested a man over the weekend suspected in a Lexington gas station robbery.
Police say Eric Paul Nelson, 35, was identified through surveillance video as the man who robbed the Speedway on North Broadway at gunpoint on Jan. 31. Officers in Harrison County arrested Nelson... more »
February 14, 2014 4:34 PM
Anderson, Bourbon, Boyle, Clark, Fayette, Garrard, Jessamine, Madison, Mercer, Montgomery, Scott and Woodford counties. - State forces in central Kentucky say they will work Friday afternoon past their normal scheduled hours and contractors will report to supplement their efforts.
A second shift of District 7 State crews will report... more »
February 14, 2014 4:59 AM
Lexington police chased down three people who ran from a car as officers searched for a murder suspect Thursday night.
Police say an officer spotted a car similar to one linked to Jayronn Nickerson around 11 p.m. Police issued an arrest warrant Thursday for 22-year-old, also known as "Project,"... more »
February 13, 2014 5:59 AM
Lexington police say they won't file any charges after a fight that put two men in the hospital Wednesday night.
Police say a man was visiting with another man at an apartment on Daniel Court around 11:30 p.m. when they got into an argument. The altercation soon turned physical,... more »
February 12, 2014 5:57 PM
Volunteers have their hands full after dozens of dogs were rescued from a Leslie County home.
A total of 80 dogs will come through the Cumberland Valley Animal Hospital in Laurel County over the next few weeks before they go up for adoption.
Homeward Bound K-9 Rescue Group... more »
February 12, 2014 12:40 PM
A convicted sex offender wanted in Minnesota was found at a homeless shelter in Lexington.
U.S. Marshals said David Charles Workman was arrested Monday at a Lexington homeless shelter under the name Mark Joseph Johnson.
Workman was wanted by authorities in Duluth, Minn., on three counts of possessing... more »
February 12, 2014 10:41 AM
The Lexington Parking Authority for the City of Lexington is introducing a mobile app that will allow customers to see parking availability in real-time and even reserve or pre-book parking spaces ahead of time.
To use the application, customers will log in to ParkMe's mobile app or online through... more »
February 12, 2014 4:46 AM
With a winter storm bearing down on the southeast, airlines have already canceled hundreds of flights.
Delta operates its main hub in Atlanta, and US Airways has a hub in Charlotte.
Three cancellations already showed on the board at Blue Grass Airport as of 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. Delta... more »
February 10, 2014 5:40 PM
Lexington Police are still searching for answers after a man was shot at a dozen times in a parking lot and left to die.
Police said they found Vincenzo Happy in his car, badly wounded around 2 p.m. Sunday in a parking lot along Lima Drive in Lexington, where... more »
February 10, 2014 11:38 AM
Governor Steve Beshear and Mayor Jim Gray held a news conference revealing the new design of a reinvented Rupp Arena Monday.
Rupp Arena will be modernized as a stand-alone facility with a glass-and-steel appearance that state and local officials promise will improve accessibility and comfort for Kentucky basketball... more »
February 10, 2014 8:47 AM
One person suffered minor injuries in a two-vehicle crash along Russell Cave Road Monday morning.
Lexington police and firefighters responded around 7:30 a.m. after two cars collided. EMS took one person to the hospital for treatment.
Police blocked Russell Cave near Greenwich Pike for a short time as... more »
February 10, 2014 5:25 AM
A woman suffered a gunshot wound to the head when somebody fired multiple shots into a Lexington home early Monday morning.
Police responded to a house on Ash Street around 3:30 a.m. Police said the shooter fired up to ten shots and several of them struck the home. Officers... more »
February 10, 2014 4:51 AM
Another round of light snow pushed through central and eastern Kentucky late Sunday night and early Monday morning, dumping up to an inch or more of the white stuff in some areas.
Commuters will find a mixed bag of road conditions when they head out Monday morning.
In... more »
February 7, 2014 6:07 AM
A man drove his vehicle into a Lexington pond avoiding a deer in the road early Friday morning.
Police say a man driving along Hume Road, near Bryan StationRoad, around 12:15 a.m. spotted the deer and swerved to avoid it. He ended up driving straight into the cold water.... more »
February 7, 2014 5:10 AM
Crews continue work to fix a water main break in downtown Lexington.
One lane of West Main Street remains blocked approaching Triangle Park. Crews had to cut out a section of pavement in front of the Lexington Center to gain access to the broken pipe. Most of the water... more »
February 7, 2014 4:52 AM
A Lexington pizza place was the target of an armed robber Thursday night.
By our count, that makes the 17th unsolved business holdup of 2014.
Police say a masked man armed with a handgun walked into the Sir Pizza on South Broadway and got away with an undisclosed... more »
February 6, 2014 3:20 PM
A man wanted in a kidnapping and rape investigation out of Lexington has been arrested.
Parico D. Coffey, 21, was arrested Thursday in Inkster, Michigan, by U.S. Marshals, Lexington Police said.
Coffey is accused of kidnapping a woman from the Speedway on Versailles Road in Lexington back in... more »
February 6, 2014 12:40 PM
Curt Eiden scrapes the windshield of one of his trucks at the Professional Expediting lot full of trucks ready to hit the road. De-icing the equipment has become a regular routine this winter for Eiden.
The harsh winter has been problematic for trucking companies nationwide and locally, slowing down... more »
February 6, 2014 12:10 PM
Fayette County Public Schools will have to cut $20 million from its budget this year, FCPS Superintendent Tom Shelton announced in an email to school employees.
In the email, Shelton blamed the cuts on reductions in state and federal grants. He said now the school will have to figure... more »
February 6, 2014 8:49 AM
One person suffered injuries in a three-vehicle accident on Newtown Pike Thursday morning.
Police say a car running a red light at the intersection of Newtown Pike and Newtown Circle caused the crash around 7:30 a.m. EMS took one victim to the hospital. Officials say that person suffered non-life... more »
February 6, 2014 6:33 AM
Police are searching for a shoplifter who threatened an employee at a Lexington grocery store Thursday morning.
An employee says a man took a case of beer at Bryan Station Road Kroger, and when another employee confronted him, the suspect threatened he had a gun.
The shoplifter left... more »
February 6, 2014 6:10 AM
A small gas leak forced the evacuation of a Lexington Walmart Thursday morning.
Firefighters say an employee moving stock with a forklift in a back room of the Nicholasville Road Walmart hit a pipe feeding a heater and cause the leak around 4:30 a.m. Employees shut off the gas... more »
February 6, 2014 5:18 AM
A man held up a Lexington Shell station early Thursday morning, the third robbery there in less than a month.
The clerk says a man wearing a ski mask and brandishing a gun came in through the front entrance of the Shell station on Harrodsburg Road at Lane Allen... more »
February 6, 2014 4:55 AM
Well, it's becoming a daily routine.
Winter weather will once again impact your morning commute.
Light snow fell across central Kentucky overnight leaving roads slick Thursday morning. On many major roads in Lexington, you will find one lane mostly wet with the second lane covered by a light... more »
February 5, 2014 11:08 AM
The heavy ice from Tuesday night's ice storm caused several trees to break and tree limbs to fall, causing damage all across Lexington.
A huge tree fell in one Lexington neighborhood just barely missing a house and hitting two cars. The tree snapped into pieces, hitting two vehicles along... more »
February 5, 2014 5:00 AM
Freezing rain and ice that moved through central and northern Kentucky overnight quickly coating trees and power lines, have left thousands of people without power.
According to the Public Service Commission, most of the outages were reported in Jefferson County, which had about 10,000 people without power early Wednesday.... more »