September 19, 2014 6:24 AM
The man charged with driving his SUV through a dead end and getting stuck on railroad tracks in Lexington Friday morning has been identified.
Police say Benjamin L. Powell, 23, was driving down Suburban Court, just off Nicholasville Road near Central Baptist Hospital, and didn't stop when the road... more »
September 19, 2014 5:43 AM
A man faces at least one charge after he got his vehicle stuck on train tracks in Lexington early Friday morning.
Police say the man was driving down Suburban Court, just off Nicholasville Road near Central Baptist Hospital, and didn't stop when the road ended. The SUV plowed through... more »
September 19, 2014 4:46 AM
A report of a gunman inside Fayette Mall sent eager customers waiting in line outside for Friday morning's release of the iPhone 6 scrambling Thursday night.
Police say a security guard spotted a man with a gun around 11 p.m. and called police for help. Officers say the suspect... more »
September 18, 2014 5:17 PM
A candle is what started a fire at a Lexington home Thursday afternoon, fire officials said.
The homeowner called the fire department around 4:40 p.m. after a candle upstairs started a fire that caused some minor damage to the home. Fire officials said the damage was mostly caused by... more »
September 18, 2014 12:36 PM
Charges have been dismissed against a Lexington man accused of kidnapping and assaulting a woman. In July, investigators said 53-year-old Russell Dickerson held his ex-girlfriend at knife-point in July for hours until she escaped. She showed up at the University of Kentucky Hospital and told police a homeless man abducted... more »
September 18, 2014 12:25 PM
A grand jury has indicted a Lexington man on murder in the beating death of an elderly man.
Cory Etherington was charged in the death of 87-year-old John Tully, who was attacked on July 11 and left outside the Old Farm Apartments with multiple injuries. Tully was found by... more »
September 17, 2014 6:22 PM
Members of several different emergency response teams in several counties practiced their skills.
The exercises took place at Jacobson park, Wednesday afternoon. Members of the Lexington Fire Department, Health Department, Police Department and others ran a decontamination drill.
Crews acted as if there were a real and dangerous... more »
September 17, 2014 4:56 PM
A fourth grader is accused of bringing a pocket knife to a Lexington school on Wednesday and showing it to some friends.
According to a letter sent home with kids at Liberty Elementary, the fourth grade student now faces disciplinary action. The pocket knife was shown to other students... more »
September 17, 2014 3:36 PM
Fayette County Public School officials were pleased to know that a special audit released by the state's auditor on Wednesday morning turned up no money was missing and that there was no criminal activity in the district's budget operation. However, Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent Tom Shelton said the findings... more »
September 17, 2014 12:20 PM
A man arrested, accused of robbing a gas station Tuesday night may be connected to several other robberies, according to police. Georgetown police say Shawntavis Williams, accused of robbing the Shell on South Broadway Tuesday night in a clown mask, could be connected to a series of clown mask robberies... more »
September 17, 2014 11:02 AM
Lexington police are investigating two different locations after a shooting that left one man injured, shot in the leg.
The victim was taken to UK Hospital from the first location is at some apartments on Elm Tree Lane near Fourth Street, where two bullet holes are visible on the... more »
September 17, 2014 9:09 AM
Roll down your window, roll up your sleeve.
That's how easy it is to get protected from the flu this fall and winter, thanks to the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.
Free flu shots will be given 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at Imani Family Life Center, 1555 Georgetown... more »
September 17, 2014 5:40 AM
Lexington police continue to search for the suspect who robbed a Lexington hotel early Wednesday morning.
Police say a man walked into Howard Johnson Inn on Elkhorn Drive around 4 a.m. and implied he had a gun. The suspect got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Nobody... more »
September 16, 2014 11:00 PM
Mark Stoops made it clear after Saturday's loss at Florida that he wasn't satisfied.
He was proud of his team's effort in the triple-overtime defeat, sure, but he knew there was work ahead.
Three days later, the Wildcats are taking the same approach.
"Attitude's good," Stoops said.... more »
September 16, 2014 10:49 PM
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Senior Justin Laird's golden goal in the 95th minute lifted the Kentucky men's soccer team to its third consecutive win, toppling Xavier with a 1-0 result, on a pleasant Tuesday night at the Wendell & Vickie Bell Complex.
Kentucky (4-2) battled Xavier in a scoreless tilt... more »
September 16, 2014 10:47 PM
LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 16, 2014) - Total sales, along with the average and median prices, all improved by double digits on Day 8 of the 71st Keeneland September Yearling Sale to mark the third consecutive session with increases in all three categories.
On Tuesday, the second of two days... more »
September 16, 2014 11:17 AM
Two men claiming they were with the FBI and asking questions about credit card numbers raised suspicions at a Lexington business Tuesday morning.
Police responded to the Tire Discounters on West New Circle Road around 9 a.m. Employees said they were caught off guard when the duo walked in,... more »
September 16, 2014 10:40 AM
Lexington is on the hunt for Christmas trees.
The city is looking for three evergreen trees that owners are willing to donate for use as community Christmas trees in three prominent downtown locations.
"All trees will be inspected to determine if they are suitable," said Jeff Giles, Landscape... more »
September 16, 2014 7:29 AM
A bus accident caused a traffic mess along southbound I-75 in Lexington.
The bus spun out on the ramp from southbound I-75 to Newtown Pike. Police say the driver told them he leaked fuel for about 15 miles and was trying to make it back to the shop on... more »
September 16, 2014 5:23 AM
Lexington police continue the search for a man who pointed a gun, then crashed his car and ran Monday evening.
Officers responded to reports of a man pointing a gun along Hollow Creek Road, near the Paddock Apartments, around 7:30 p.m. Police spotted the man and tried to pull... more »
September 16, 2014 4:57 AM
Somebody opened fire on a duplex in Lexington late Monday night.
Family members inside the home on Mousas Way say they had just sat down to watch a movie when bullets came whizzing through the walls. Police say the shooter fired about eight shots at the duplex. As many... more »
September 15, 2014 12:05 PM
The Fayette County Coroner has released the cause of death of a Lexington toddler who fell off the bleachers of a local park in July. The coroner's office confirmed Monday that 2-year-old Cristiano Wade died from complications due to meningitis after falling from a set of bleachers at Douglass Park.... more »
September 15, 2014 11:54 AM
The man who led several police agencies on a multi-county chase over the weekend, opening fire on officers and ultimately getting shot and killed by an officer, is seemingly not a stranger to the law.
Court documents show 29-year-old Jesse Gibbons was arrested in March of 2005 for allegedly... more »
September 15, 2014 4:53 AM
Lexington police continue to investigate a pair of violent overnight robberies.
Police say a man and a friend were walking along Trade Center Drive, just of New Circle Road, around 2 a.m., when a car pulled up and four men jumped out. One man chased the friend, and the... more »
September 15, 2014 4:39 AM
A man was hospitalized after a beating and robbery in a Lexington hotel parking lot early Monday morning.
Police say the victim was in the parking lot of the Best Western on Athens-Boonesboro Road around 3 a.m. when two men wearing dark hoodies came toward him, beat him down... more »
September 12, 2014 11:18 AM
Fayette Mall officials announced four more retailers coming to the mall as part of its redevelopment project . Chipotle, Eddie Bauer, Island Purveyor featuring Tommy Bahama, and New Balance will soon join 20 other new retailers at Fayette Mall. Both Eddie Bauer and New Balance will open in November in... more »
September 11, 2014 10:06 AM
The Fayette County coroner has identified the person killed in a crash Wednesday night in Lexington.
Deputy Coroner Miles White said Thursday morning 29-year-old Jeffrey D. Thornbury, Jr. died at 8:55 p.m. after crashing through a fence on Greenwich Pike. An autopsy was not performed and Thornbury's death is... more »
September 11, 2014 5:53 AM
A man suffered minor burns in a small fire at a Lexington business Wednesday night.
Officials say they think a drunk man accidentally started the fire in a bathroom at Elite Graphics on Horton Court around 10:45 p.m. The fire caused some minor smoke damage in the building.
... more »
September 11, 2014 5:32 AM
Heavy rain is causing some road flooding issues around the area, creating a hazard for drivers.
Water has pooled knee-deep under the railroad bridge over New Circle Road near North Limestone. There are also unconfirmed reports of pooling water on Alexandria Drive at Leestown Road and Old Frankfort Pike,... more »
September 11, 2014 4:53 AM
A victim and a Good Samaritan managed to subdue a would-be carjacker armed with a hammer Wednesday evening.
Police say when the victim pulled up and got cash from an ATM at the UK Credit Union on Export Street, Darrell Stokley Jr., 39, pulled open her car door and... more »
September 10, 2014 7:28 PM
Two men who work at a Lexington law firm are now accused of breaking the law. "It's been six weeks we called and left a message," said one alleged victim.
Those messages were for Charles Mills and John Brady, who both worked at the Porter Law Firm on Alysheba... more »
September 10, 2014 4:48 PM
Jake Junis and Frank Schwindel have been recognized as the Lexington Legends Pitcher and Player of the Year by the Legends' parent club, the Kansas City Royals.
The Royals named a pitcher and player of the year for each of their minor league affiliates. All of the players honored... more »
September 10, 2014 2:40 PM
Police have arrested a man in connection to a machete attack in Lexington back in July. According to court documents, 25-year-old James Newell admitted to the July 20 attack on Danielle Lane. The victim told police he answered a knock at the door to find a man holding a machete.... more »
September 9, 2014 4:28 PM
A motorcyclist was sent to the hospital after a serious accident on a major Lexington road Tuesday afternoon.
It happened around 3:40 p.m. on Tates Creek and Duval Street. Lexington police say the pickup truck was making a left turn onto Duval Street from Tates Creek and the motorcycle... more »
September 9, 2014 12:04 PM
Three people have been indicted in connection with the murder of a Lexington man at a local park. A grand jury has returned indictments against Bryan Brown, Nasheim Dixon and William Dixon in the death of Antonio Franklin who was gunned down in Duncan Park in April.
The three... more »
September 9, 2014 6:02 AM
A semi hit a building at a gas station in Lexington early Tuesday morning.
Firefighters say the semi was going around the BP station on North Broadway at I-75 when the trailer hit a concrete barrier and the corner of the building around 5:15 a.m. It appears the impact... more »
September 9, 2014 5:19 AM
Police continue to investigate after a shot was fired into a Lexington home early Monday morning.
Doug Rogers says it started when he chased away several teens who broke into a car along Darley Drive Sunday night. He says they returned around 3 a.m. Monday, armed with a gun.... more »
September 8, 2014 12:11 PM
People in a Lexington neighborhood say they're on edge after a shot was fired into a home overnight.
It happened at about 3 a.m. on the 900 block of Darley Drive.
Neighbors say the bullet went through the window frame and lodged in an interior wall of the... more »
September 8, 2014 10:14 AM
Fire crews and police spent Sunday evening at a Lexington hotel after a gas explosion nearly leveled the building. Several floors were destroyed at the Fairfield Inn and Suites on Lakecrest Circle when police say a driver crashed into the building and hit the gas line.
About 60 hotel... more »
September 8, 2014 5:27 AM
Lexington police have charged a man they say robbed a woman and then pushed her out of a moving car last month.
Police say the victim told them that she was "trying to take a break" from her boyfriend, Jacob Laird, 21, at the time, but she called to... more »
September 5, 2014 5:46 AM
The family of a woman hit and killed crossing a Lexington street Thursday morning is reaching out to the people who tried to help her.
Police say Tanya Williams was in the crosswalk, but was crossing against the light at the intersection of North Broadway and West Loudon when... more »
September 5, 2014 4:41 AM
For the second time this week, a Lexington Courtyard Marriott hotel was the target of a robbery.
Police say a man wearing a red, white and blue mask walked up to the front desk of the Courtyard Marriott just off Newtown Pike and New Circle Road around 11 p.m.... more »
September 5, 2014 12:10 AM
NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- The Kentucky men's soccer team will face the past two National Champions, Indiana and Notre Dame, in consecutive matches over three days this weekend as part of the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament.
Kentucky will begin the tournament on Friday with first kick vs. No. 17... more »
September 4, 2014 2:29 PM
The Fayette County Coroner's Office has released the name of a woman hit and killed while she walked along a Lexington road Thursday morning.
The coroner's office says 35-year-old Tanya D. Williams died of multiple injuries after being hit by two cars on North Broadway at West Loudon Avenue... more »
September 4, 2014 9:15 AM
All lanes of North Broadway are back open in Lexington after a fatal accident .
Police shut down the road between West Loudon and Seventh Street after two vehicles hit and killed a woman just before 6:30 a.m. North Broadway was closed for more than two hours as police... more »
September 4, 2014 6:57 AM
A woman died after two vehicles hit her in a Lexington intersection early Thursday morning.
A witness says the victim was crossing the street at North Broadway and West Loudon Avenue when a Toyota Camry hit her. Moments later, a minivan hit the woman. EMS took the victim to... more »
September 3, 2014 4:39 PM
Lexington Police say a driver may not have known they hit a woman while she was walking downtown Wednesday afternoon.
It happened just after 1:30 p.m. on West Short Street and North Broadway.
Officials say a silver car ran over a woman's feet and she hurt her arm... more »
September 3, 2014 11:10 AM
A Lexington man fought off an attempted thief after police say the intruder tried to steal gasoline from the homeowner's garage.
It happened on Walnut Creek Drive off Richmond Road.
The homeowner who did not want to be identified said he was sitting in his living room when... more »
September 3, 2014 5:48 AM
Lexington police arrested a man accused of racking up over $1,000 in charges on cards he took from the home of two elderly victims.
According to court documents, Andrew W. Seyda, 20, entered the home and took two credit cards. Investigators say he later charged $1,232.70 in three separate... more »
September 3, 2014 5:17 AM
A man lost his wallet despite clocking a pair of robbers with a bag of Spam early Wednesday morning.
Police say the victim told them he bought some food at a gas station and was heading home along Roger Road around 12:15 a.m. when two men approached. One of... more »
September 3, 2014 5:07 AM
Falling power lines and tree limbs caused by two rounds of storms created some close calls in Lexington Tuesday.
Downed power lines trapped a mom and her daughter in their car during one of those rounds of strong storms.
Jill and Lily Crouch said they thought they had... more »
September 3, 2014 4:38 AM
A masked man robbed a Lexington hotel Tuesday night.
Police say the robber walked into the Courtyard Marriott on Wall Street, just off Harrodsburg Road, through the front door around 11:15 p.m. The suspect implied he had a weapon. The clerk handed over an undisclosed amount of money and... more »
September 2, 2014 5:41 PM
A Lexington man accused of firing shots into his neighbor's car after a dispute between the two on Labor Day pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday.
Police say a dispute between Bryan Judson and his neighbor had been going on for some time, but officers say on Monday, the... more »
September 2, 2014 5:03 PM
A pole that came crashing down Tuesday afternoon on Chinoe and Cochran roads trapped a woman and her 11-year-old daughter who were coming home from school inside their car. The wires surrounded their car and they were inside for 15 minutes until an officer showed up and assured they were... more »
September 2, 2014 4:38 PM
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Temporary lane closures are scheduled for US 60 (Winchester Road) in Fayette County for milling and paving operations to be completed.
Only one lane of Winchester Road will remain open starting Tuesday evening until Sept. 23 from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. each day.
Lane... more »
September 2, 2014 11:15 AM
Lexington's Blue Grass Airport will be getting federal money to build new facilities and make changes. Congressman Andy Barr and airport officials held a press conference Tuesday morning outlining their plans for the "Taxiway Safety Enhancement Program" that they say will provide more safety and improve the efficiency of aircraft... more »
September 2, 2014 6:59 AM
A woman fought off an armed robber in a Lexington neighborhood Monday afternoon.
Police say the victim was walking along Wilson Downing Road near Meadowbrook Park when a man approached, pulled a knife and demanded her purse. Officers say she resisted the robber, and he got away with nothing,... more »
September 2, 2014 5:08 AM
Lexington police continue to search for a person who shot at a woman near Lafayette High School Monday afternoon.
Police say the woman told them a relative of her ex-boyfriend followed her. Officers say when she pulled over to confront the person, somebody got out of a silver SUV... more »
September 1, 2014 8:46 PM
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky sophomore center Jon Toth has been selected as the Southeastern Conference Offensive Lineman of the Week, it was announced by the SEC office Monday night, live on SEC Now on the SEC Network.
A native of Indianapolis, Indiana, Toth was selected by the league office... more »
September 1, 2014 6:35 PM
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Senior guard Max Godby has been named the Southeastern Conference Football Community Service Team Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday.
In an athletics department that emphasizes community service, Godby is one of the most hard-working and giving student-athletes Kentucky has ever seen.... more »
September 1, 2014 4:18 PM
A man has been arrested after shots were allegedly fired into a neighbor's backyard Monday afternoon in Lexington.
Police say there was some kind of dispute between two neighbors on Wilson Downing around 3 p.m. when one of them fired at least one shot into the other's backyard hitting... more »
September 1, 2014 3:43 PM
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky death row inmate has lost his bid for a new trial and to overturn his death sentences in the slayings of three people in central Kentucky.
U.S. District Judge David Bunning on Friday found no errors in the case of 55-year-old Mitchell Willoughby... more »
September 1, 2014 4:57 AM
Lexington police continue the search for the suspect who asked a man for money, then shot him early Monday morning.
Police say the victim told them he was walking along Village Drive around 2:45 a.m. when a man approached and asked him for money. The victim told the man... more »
August 31, 2014 10:48 PM
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Two second-half goals, from Kristopher Tollefsen and Ryan Creel respectively, gave the Kentucky men's soccer team (1-1-0) its first win of the season over Belmont (0-2-0) on Sunday evening to open the Wendell & Vickie Bell Soccer Complex in ideal fashion.
Tollefsen found the back of... more »
August 29, 2014 3:16 PM
Lexington police are investigating a robbery at a Wal-Mart pharmacy Friday afternoon.
It happened at the Saron Drive Wal-Mart around 3 p.m.
Police say the suspect entered the store with a note, implied he had a weapon and demanded prescription pills. He got the pills and fled on... more »
August 29, 2014 8:17 AM
A train hit and killed a man in Lexington Friday morning.
Firefighters say the victim, a white man in his 20s or 30s, was hit on the tracks somewhere between Rosemont Garden and Pasadena Drive around 6:30 a.m.
A train conductor said when he saw the man lying... more »
August 29, 2014 5:50 AM
Lexington police arrested a shoplifting suspect they say hit a security guard with her car Thursday.
Police say employees watched Stacey L. Ward, 41, take a large number of garments into a fitting room at the Hamburg Victoria's Secret and come out with just a few. According to the... more »
August 29, 2014 5:34 AM
Lexington police say they have arrested three men suspected of robbing a woman at gunpoint and forcing her out of a moving car early Friday morning.
Police say the victim knew the three men and they gave her a ride. At some point there was an argument and the... more »
August 29, 2014 5:16 AM
Lexington police arrested a man who ran from a stolen Jeep early Friday morning.
Police say officers followed the stolen vehicle until the suspect abandoned it in Humbard Alley, just off West Fourth Street. The man ran, but officer caught up with him and took him into custody behind... more »
August 29, 2014 4:46 AM
Lexington police caught one suspect and one remains on the run after the duo bailed from a stolen van early Friday morning.
Police say officers tailed the vehicle around 1 a.m. The suspects eventually stopped at the Tates Creek Golf Course, got out and ran.
Police brought in... more »
August 28, 2014 9:49 AM
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Officials in Lexington are looking to start a housing program for homeless people living in the city. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the city hopes to have bids early next week from possible providers for its Housing First program. Officials are aiming to have some people in... more »
August 28, 2014 12:32 AM
True Blue Fans were thrilled to see a Kentucky kid like Matt Elam decide to stay in-state and play for the Wildcats.
But, Elam is not just a Kentucky kid. Not just an average player. He was a five star defensive lineman that turned down national power, Alabama, to... more »