October 1, 2014 4:53 PM
Officials say the man responsible for a carjacking at a Winchester Walmart parking lot is the same man connected to a bank robbery in Lexington.
Police say they they found the car stolen from a woman at the Walmart in Winchester at an hhgreg store in Lexington, near the... more »
October 1, 2014 5:06 AM
Lexington police continue to investigate after a man was robbed in his own front yard Tuesday night.
Police say the victim was walking his dog in the front yard of a house on University Avenue around 11:45 p.m. when an SUV pulled up, one man got out of the... more »
October 1, 2014 4:54 AM
Lexington police took four men and one juvenile into custody after a robbery early Wednesday morning.
Two men say they were walking along Walden Drive to the nearby Kroger on Tates Creek Road around 1 a.m. when a car pulled up, six masked men got out and came at... more »
September 30, 2014 6:23 AM
(AP) - An inmate charged with killing a fellow prisoner at a high-security federal prison tucked away in the Appalachian region of Kentucky will be tried in Lexington. Prosecutors and attorneys for 31-year-old John Travis Millner agreed to the location on Monday. Millner has pleaded not guilty to murder in... more »
September 30, 2014 5:14 AM
Police continue to investigate after an apparent break-in at a Lexington golf course early Tuesday morning.
Police responded to the Spring Valley Golf Club on Sanderville Road after an alarm sounded around 2:30 a.m. Officers say they found several doors and windows open on two buildings, and somebody had... more »
September 29, 2014 4:32 PM
A woman has been sent to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg after she was hit in an apparent shoot out and a juvenile later showed up at Good Samaritan with a wound to his hand.
It happened on East Fifth Street near Ohio Street just... more »
September 29, 2014 5:55 AM
(AP) - University of Kentucky students are taking advantage of a program that gives them free bicycles. According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, about 400 people signed up for the Big Blue Cycles program, and the university's Office of Sustainability held a lottery to give away 160 bikes. UK sustainability coordinator... more »
September 29, 2014 4:54 AM
A out-building behind a house on East Loudon Avenue in Lexington went up in flames Sunday night.
A neighbor reported the fire around 10:30 p.m. Firefighters put out the blaze within minutes.
Nobody was hurt.
It remains unclear what caused the fire.
September 29, 2014 4:49 AM
Fire caused extensive damage to a home in Lexington early Monday morning.
A neighbor reported flames shooting from a home's garage on Vale Drive, off Harrodsburg Road near the county line. Everybody got out safely, but by the time firefighters arrived, the fire had spread into the house and... more »
September 26, 2014 7:58 PM
Lexington fire crews and police responded to the scene of a single vehicle accident Friday evening where a driver was impaled after crashing into a tree.
It happened around 7:00 p.m. on Albany Street in Lexington.
The driver of the vehicle was transported to the hospital with life-threatening... more »
September 26, 2014 5:10 PM
She was the only clerk behind the counter when a man burst into a Speedway gas station earlier this week and stole everything out of the register. Now, in addition to being shaken up by that situation, Paula Smith is also unemployed.
Smith says she was fired from her... more »
September 26, 2014 12:33 PM
There was an increased police presence near one of Lexington's high school Friday morning after a student reported a stranger tried to get her into his vehicle Thursday as she walked to school. Police say a Bryan Station High School student told them she realized a man she didn't know... more »
September 26, 2014 12:11 PM
The fire at that FAA facility in Chicago is having a ripple effect on flights across the country, including Lexington.
The situation in Illinois had several flights departing from the Blue Grass Airport headed to Chicago cancelled Friday morning. Several people say this puts a wrench in their travel... more »
September 26, 2014 5:34 AM
LOUISVILLE (AP) - A Louisville physician has been charged with prescribing medications that resulted in the death of a patient and multiple counts of unlawful distribution of controlled substances. A federal grand jury on Thursday also charged 69-year-old George Kudmani with health care fraud and money laundering. Grand jurors say... more »
September 26, 2014 5:10 AM
Police in Lexington continue to investigate a brazen restaurant theft that occurred Thursday night.
Police say a man with something wrapped around his face walked up to the drive-through window at the Sonic on East New Circle Road around 11 p.m. when nobody was around. The suspect reached inside,... more »
September 26, 2014 4:58 AM
A water main break along Nicholasville Road near Central Baptist could cause some traffic issues Friday morning.
The far right outbound lane at Penmoken Park will remain closed as crews make repairs. Kentucky American Water Company officials say the problem will likely last through the morning rush.
Use... more »
September 26, 2014 4:49 AM
Police swarmed a Lexington apartment complex after somebody fired a shot during an altercation Thursday night.
Police say there was some kind of struggle inside an apartment on Jennifer Road. Officers say at least one shot was fired, and two people took off from the scene.
There were... more »
September 25, 2014 2:58 PM
At least one student was taken to the hospital to be checked out after being pepper sprayed at Bryan Station High School Thursday afternoon. School officials say Fayette County school's law enforcement had to use the pepper spray to break up a fight at between a group of teenage girls... more »
September 25, 2014 10:38 AM
Police have arrested a Lexington father accused of shaking his infant daughter. Investigators say University of Kentucky doctors told them the baby's injuries were inconsistent with the parents' story that the baby fell off a couch.
27-year-old Darnell Tagaloa is accused of intentionally shaking his 4-month-old daughter because she... more »
September 25, 2014 6:00 AM
Lexington police say officers re-arrested a man accused of firing shots at his neighbor's cars earlier this month after he tried to intimidate the victim on Wednesday.
Police say Bryan Judson, 41, was engaged in an ongoing dispute with his neighbor on Wilson Downing Road. Officers say the dispute... more »
September 25, 2014 5:24 AM
Lexington police continue to search for three men who eluded them in a stolen car early Thursday morning.
Police say an officer spotted a suspicious vehicle around 1 a.m., and the driver sped off when he went to check it out. The officer followed, and police say speeds reached... more »
September 25, 2014 5:11 AM
A pedestrian suffered injuries when a car hit her along a busy Lexington road Wednesday night.
Police say the victim disregarded a "don't walk" sign and tried to cross Versailles Road at Alexandria Drive around 11 p.m. Officers say the car that hit her was traveling about 35 mph.... more »
September 25, 2014 4:45 AM
Police continue to search for the man who held up a Lexington gas station late Wednesday night.
Police say a man walked into the Speedway on New Circle Road at Meadow Lane just before midnight, pointed a handgun at the clerk and demanded money. He walked out with an... more »
September 24, 2014 10:47 PM
UK reached the midpoint of its preparations for a Saturday matchup with Vanderbilt on Wednesday.
The Wildcats haven't played a game in more than a week with an open date over the weekend, but their energy isn't suffering because of it.
"We had a good practice," defensive coordinator... more »
September 24, 2014 9:39 PM
Police continue to investigate an armed robbery at the North Park Game Stop Wednesday night.
It happened around 8:30 p.m. Officials say three males all dressed in black clothing and bandanas entered the store. One man had a gun and ordered everyone to the ground, while the robbers forced... more »
September 24, 2014 5:50 AM
Lexington police say a woman stabbed her boyfriend during an argument early Wednesday morning.
Officers say Jacalyn McColgan, 29, got into an altercation with the victim at a home on Wem Drive. Police say during the fight, she stabbed the man with a steak knife. EMS took the victim... more »
September 23, 2014 10:51 PM
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- In front of a Kentucky-record crowd of 3,368 on Tuesday night at the Wendell & Vickie Bell Complex, No. 8 Louisville answered a second-half game-tying goal with a game-winning tally in the 79th minute, leading the Cardinals to a 2-1 win over the Kentucky men's soccer team.... more »
September 23, 2014 10:29 PM
The Kentucky football coaching staff made it clear after UK's three-overtime loss to Florida that the program would not accept moral victories.
With a bye week to regroup and refocus, the Wildcats hit the Tim Couch Practice Fields on Tuesday with good energy and excitement as they prepares for... more »
September 23, 2014 6:35 PM
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky men's soccer goalie Callum Irving has been named Disney Soccer/ National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) National Player of the Week on Tuesday after he stretched his streak without being scored upon to 414 minutes.
The UK captain also repeated as Conference USA Defensive... more »
September 23, 2014 6:08 PM
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky football center Max Godby has been named to the 2014 Allstate Good Works Team selected by the Allstate Insurance Company and the American Football Coaches Association. He is one of only 11 Football Bowl Subdivision players named to the team in honor of their community service.... more »
September 23, 2014 5:24 AM
Lexington police continue to investigate a shooting after a man showed up at the hospital for treatment of a bullet wound.
Police say they originally got a shots fired call at the Walnut Hill Apartments on Trent Circle around 8 p.m. Monday. Officers responded and searched the area, but... more »
September 23, 2014 5:09 AM
Lexington police have charged a man in a fraud case involving more than $1 million dollars.
Detectives say they started investigating a company called Retire America earlier this month after the Commonwealth's Attorney Office passed along a tip. Police say the victim reported losing more than $1.3 million.
... more »
September 23, 2014 12:19 AM
ASHBURN - The Washington Redskins reshuffled their secondary on Monday, placing cornerback DeAngelo Hall and safety Duke Ihenacho on season-ending injured reserve, and adding practice squad member Chase Minnifield to the active roster. Hall ruptured his Achilles tendon during Sunday's game. The Virginia Tech alumnus was hopping around Redskins Park... more »
September 22, 2014 3:47 PM
Lexington Police are trying to track down two people after a frightening early morning home invasion,
It happened around 1:00 a.m. Monday on Sherard Circle. The homeowner spoke to LEX 18 and she believes she may know who did it.
Two men barged in, put a gun to... more »
September 22, 2014 3:17 PM
Lexington motorists should expect congestion in the Chevy Chase area of the city during the next three days - Tuesday through Thursday -- as work proceeds on the intersection of Euclid Avenue, Fontaine Road and East High Street.
Crews will begin working Tuesday, September 23, to remove traffic islands... more »
September 22, 2014 5:02 AM
Lexington police continue to search for two armed suspects involved in an overnight home invasion.
Police say two men armed with handguns entered a home on Sherard Circle, off Laredo Drive, just before 1 a.m. Monday and asked, "Where is the money?" Officers say the suspects forced four people... more »
September 22, 2014 4:47 AM
A man robbed a Lexington gas station twice within a few minutes early Monday morning.
Police say a man with a bandana over his face walked in to the Circle K Shell on Pimlico Parkway around 2:15 a.m., implied he had a weapon and demanded money. He left with... more »
September 21, 2014 10:35 AM
Traffic is down to one lane in both directions on a busy roadway after a crash involving two cars this morning.
It happened around 10:00 a.m. At the intersection of Liberty Road and New Circle Road.
Police tell us one vehicle turned in front of the other, while... more »
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 »