December 5, 2013 6:18 AM
Lexington police worked three separate robberies Wednesday night.
Police responded to a call reporting a pharmacist held at knife-point at the C & C Pharmacy off Maple Leaf Drive around 5 p.m. The owner says the suspect was a known customer, and he left the store with a bottle... more »
December 5, 2013 5:23 AM
A woman went to the hospital after a small fire in her Lexington home early Thursday morning.
The fire broke out about 1 a.m. inside a home on Driscoll Street. Firefighters say the blaze started in the home's dryer and spread into the laundry room. The woman who lives... more »
December 5, 2013 5:02 AM
Two drivers suffered minor injuries in unrelated Lexington crashes that both involved falling asleep behind the wheel early Thursday morning.
The first crash happened around 1:30 a.m. along Todds Road, near North Cleveland Road. Police say the driver told them he dozed as he was driving, went off the... more »
December 4, 2013 9:00 PM
Police say a man was assaulted in the Lexington Ice Center's parking lot Wednesday night. The victim was walking through the Ice Center's parking lot when four men assaulted him and took his phone, police said.
Police believe the men ran away, but K-9 units couldn't pick up a... more »
December 4, 2013 8:51 PM
Police are looking for two robbers who fled in a stolen car Wednesday night.
Police say a woman was robbed at gunpoint by two men at a parking lot on Fairmont Court in Lexington. They say the men took the victim's car, phone and purse.
They are looking... more »
December 4, 2013 4:53 PM
Things are looking up after a devastating fire at the Knox-Whitley County Animal Shelter. Dozens of animals were killed, others left without a home.
Seven of the shelter pups were taken in by the Lexington Humane Society and are now up for adoption.
For information on how you... more »
December 4, 2013 4:51 AM
Lexington police say they are looking for the driver of a vehicle who nearly hit a police officer as he fled a traffic stop Tuesday night.
Police say an officer pulled over the driver along Lindy Lane around 10 p.m. The driver stopped, but took off and nearly hit... more »
December 3, 2013 4:56 AM
Lexington police arrested a 17-year-old after a crash Monday night, and they say evidence could link him to another crime reported last week.
Police say an officer tried to pull over the teen for speeding at about 75 mph along New Circle Road around 11 p.m. The driver pitched... more »
December 2, 2013 9:16 PM
PINEVILLE (AP) - Some charges against Bell County Clerk Rebecca Blevins have been dismissed, but a judge allowed one charge to move forward.
Circuit Clerk Colby Slusher's office told the Lexington Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/18z07KI ) that the judge dismissed charges of theft and official misconduct. Slusher's office said the judge... more »
December 2, 2013 5:20 AM
Lexington police arrested a man after he hit a woman carrying her child in a gas station parking lot Sunday night.
Police say the man backed into the woman in the parking lot of the Speedway on Winchester Road. They woman and child were not hurt.
Officers say... more »
December 2, 2013 4:50 AM
Lexington police continue to search for three men who fired shots in an apartment Sunday night.
Police say the trio knocked on the door of an apartment in a complex off Cambridge Drive around 10 p.m. The three men argued with a person inside and then fired shots as... more »
November 28, 2013 5:11 AM
Lexington police are looking for three men who tried to rob a Lexington hotel early Thursday morning.
The clerk at Bluegrass Extended Stay says three men came into the lobby around 4 a.m. All three suspects were armed with handguns and wearing masks. The clerk managed to get into... more »
November 26, 2013 5:17 PM
Lexington police are looking for the person who robbed a Check Advance in Lexington Tuesday afternoon.
Police say a man walked in the business on Lane Allen Road, implied he had a weapon, demanded cash and then walked away.
It is not clear how much money was stolen.... more »
November 26, 2013 4:43 PM
In many places, it's just been a cold day along with some rain, which means crews have had trouble treating the roads in advance. The slick conditions had road crews in a holding pattern, and as the temperature drops, they're ready to respond to any slick calls. When it comes... more »
November 26, 2013 4:08 PM
The house at 152 Londonderry Drive in the Cardinal Hill neighborhood has been vacant for more than two years.
Since it caught fire in 2011, its boarded-up doors and windows have become a welcome mat for vandals and scrap metal thieves, neighbors tell LEX 18 Investigates. In the summer,... more »
November 25, 2013 10:06 PM
A garage caught fire in Lexington Monday night damaging the house beside it.
Firefighters say the detached garage of a home on Zandale Drive, off Nicholasville Road, was engulfed in flames when they arrived around 8:30 p.m.
A car and the neighboring house were damaged. No one was... more »
November 25, 2013 9:59 PM
LOUISVILLE (AP) - The mayors of Kentucky's two largest cities made a pitch Monday to increase the number of homegrown engineers, part of a strategy to expand the region's manufacturing clout as Louisville and Lexington put aside their rivalry to team up on economic development.
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer... more »
November 25, 2013 4:50 PM
Lexington Police have released a more detailed description of the car involved in a serious hit-and-run this past weekend.
Investigators are looking for a dark blue or green Pontiac G-6, between the 2006 and 2009 model years.
Witnesses say the driver of that car struck a woman who... more »
November 22, 2013 4:40 PM
Police are searching for a man who they say robbed a Cash Express in Lexington Friday.
Police say the suspect came in and showed a gun to two employees, took $650 in cash and then stole an employee's car on his way out. They say he took one of... more »
November 21, 2013 5:05 AM
Three armed robbers hit a Lexington gas station early Thursday morning.
Police say three men armed with handguns rushed into the Marathon station on North Broadway near the interstate around 1:30 a.m. The trio held the clerk at gunpoint, took drawers from two cash registers and also grabbed a... more »
November 20, 2013 10:13 PM
LEX 18 is on the scene of a robbery at a hotel in Lexington Wednesday night.
Police are searching for the person who robbed the Extended Stay Hotel on Wilhite Drive, near Nicholasville Road and New Circle.
Police were called to the scene around 9:15 p.m. No other... more »
November 20, 2013 9:30 PM
Some of the people reported missing following the Typhoon in the Philippines have relatives in the Bluegrass.
It is a heartbreaking situation because they want to help, but don't have the means to do it.
Cristina Tabontabon lives in Lexington with her children, but her husband was overseas... more »
November 20, 2013 6:56 PM
Police say she did everything right. A Lexington woman was at home alone when a burglar broke in a house on Lakewood Drive, the same area where police have investigated eight similar break-ins since late September. When police swarmed Lakewood Drive, a normally quiet street, everyone took notice, especially the... more »
November 20, 2013 5:51 AM
Police and animal control officers had to euthanize a cow that was wandering loose along Lexington roads Tuesday evening.
Motorists spotted the animal along Old Frankfort Pike around 5:30 p.m. Police say in the process of trying to subdue the cow, it charged an officer, causing some minor injuries.... more »
November 20, 2013 5:22 AM
A man suffered injuries during a robbery attempt near the University of Kentucky campus late Tuesday night.
Police say the victim told them he was walking along Transylvania Park when he noticed two suspicious men. He turned to walk the other way and the duo chased him down. The... more »
November 19, 2013 8:50 PM
It's been almost a year since 21-year-old Kenzie Hertweck died in a car crash in Lexington on Delong Road. Since then, her mother Angie Hardy has become increasingly frustrated because she says the man driving the car Kenzie was in that night is not getting the punishment he deserves.
... more »
November 19, 2013 8:09 PM
Police are warning homeowners to be careful when hiring someone to rake their leaves. There have been reports of scammers claiming to work for a non-profit, only to take people's hard earned cash.
There's nothing illegal about raking someone's leaves, but what you can't do is claim you're going... more »
November 19, 2013 5:19 AM
Lexington police arrested three people during a drug bust in a home with children inside Monday night.
Officers say they served a search warrant and found heroin, cocaine and marijuana inside a home on Dix Drive. Police say there were two small children in the house at the time.... more »
November 19, 2013 4:45 AM
A Lexington cab driver was roughed up and robbed early Tuesday morning.
Police say the cabbie picked up a woman along East Loudon near Maple Avenue around 1 a.m. When they got to the woman's stop, she told the driver she didn't have any money. At that point, the... more »
November 18, 2013 4:57 AM
Police continue to investigate after somebody fired several shots in the parking lot of a Lexington adult nightclub early Monday morning.
The incident happened in the parking lot of Camelot East off Richmond Road around 3 a.m. Witnesses say they ducked behind cars when they heard shots ring out.... more »
November 15, 2013 8:26 AM
Lexington police have released photos taken from surveillance cameras during a robbery at a Lexington gas station Friday morning.
Police say three men walked into the Shell station on Newtown Road around 3 a.m. Two of the robbers were armed with guns. The men grabbed two cash registers right... more »
November 15, 2013 5:52 AM
Lexington police say they just missed catching a burglar in the act early Friday morning.
A silent alarm went off inside a home on Cassidy Avenue around 1:45 a.m., indicating somebody was inside the garage. As officers arrived, they spotted a man running away. Police say he hopped a... more »
November 15, 2013 5:36 AM
Two people looking for a free ride across town nearly got more than they bargained for early Friday morning.
A Lexington police officer spotted two people hanging on the back of a semi along Newtown Pike around 12:30 a.m. The officer said he thought it was a clever graphic... more »
November 15, 2013 5:18 AM
Three men robbed a Lexington gas station early Friday morning.
Police say the robbers walked into the Shell station on Newtown Road around 3 a.m. Two of the robbers were armed with guns. The men grabbed two cash registers right off the counter, went out the front door, and... more »
November 14, 2013 8:04 PM
A case of road rage Thursday afternoon took an unexpected turn for a driver.
Police say it was a case of extreme road rage when a man driving on Newtown Pike Thursday afternoon cut a car off, pulled next to it and pointed a gun. But what he didn't... more »
November 14, 2013 7:09 PM
It was a tough day for students and staff at a Lexington middle school as they mourned one of their classmates.
12-year-old Payton Griffith was hit by a car Wednesday afternoon while in a crosswalk on Auburn Drive at Eastland Parkway. She was pronounced dead at UK Hospital.
... more »
November 14, 2013 8:07 AM
The coroner has released the name of a 12-year-old girl hit and killed by a car in Lexington Wednesday.
The vehicle hit Payton Griffith on Auburn Drive at Eastland Parkway around 4:15 p.m. Police say the driver of the car was turning left onto Auburn Drive. She told officers... more »
November 14, 2013 5:20 AM
Lexington police arrested a man and charged him with drunk driving after he hit a bicyclist during rush hour Wednesday afternoon.
Police say Jose Ramos, 45, veered into the bike lane along Paris Pike and hit the cyclist. The victim suffered a head injury. EMS took the cyclist to... more »
November 14, 2013 5:09 AM
A couple fought off an armed woman after she broke into a Lexington home and held her until police arrived Wednesday night.
Police say Stephanie Ann Ashcraft, 51, entered a home on Sheridan Drive around 8:30 p.m. A man and woman who live there discovered Ashcraft inside, and she... more »
November 13, 2013 6:23 AM
A witness has provided more details about a fatal shooting outside of a Lexington adult nightclub early Wednesday morning.
The witness says an argument started inside Divas Gentlemens Club on Russell Cave Road around 2:45 a.m. and spilled out into the parking lot. The witness said he saw a... more »
November 13, 2013 4:58 AM
A man was shot and killed in the parking lot of a Lexington adult business early Wednesday morning.
Police say the victim suffered a gunshot wound in what might have been a shootout in the parking lot of Divas Gentlemens Club on Russell Cave Road around 2:45 a.m. EMS... more »
November 12, 2013 8:10 PM
The new Frisch's restaurant in Hamburg set to open in December is currently hiring up to 100 employees.
Supervisors say they are accepting applications and conducting daily interviews at their new location at 1849 Alysheba Way in Lexington from 8am - 4pm.
You can also apply online at... more »
November 12, 2013 7:53 PM
A mid-afternoon robbery of a check cashing store last month remains unsolved, but Bluegrass Crime Stoppers is hoping that a cash reward will lead someone to talk about the man who police believe lives near the crime scene.
It was 4:15 in the afternoon, in a busy shopping center... more »
November 12, 2013 6:57 PM
The cold snap is prompting organizations around the Bluegrass to ask for donations to help our neighbors in need. The Salvation Army for one, is helping out dozens of new families this year. They need donations to stock the pantry, and to help people stay warm this winter. They're asking... more »
November 12, 2013 6:50 PM
Ingrid Boak did not realize participation in her homeowner's association was mandatory. It seems like a minor oversight, but it was a mistake that ultimately cost the 75-year-old German immigrant her Lexington home.
The Masterson Station Neighborhood Association sold Boak's house on Winding Oak Trail last month after she... more »
November 12, 2013 8:10 AM
A woman was taken to the hospital after a crash along northbound I-75 Tuesday morning.
Police say the driver apparently lost control due to slick roads along the on-ramp from Man O' War Boulevard. They say she may have turned into another lane and a semi hit her SUV... more »
November 12, 2013 7:03 AM
A car hit a pedestrian crossing a Lexington street Tuesday morning.
The accident happened a little after 6:30 a.m. along East Loudon Avenue near North Broadway. EMS took the victim to the hospital for treatment. She was conscious, but in obvious pain.
The driver of the car says... more »
November 12, 2013 5:46 AM
Lexington police have officially charged an area boxer with three gas station robberies.
Police arrested Brian "Shawn" Kirk, 37, earlier this month and charged him in connection with the violent robbery of a woman in her home. Police say Kirk forced his way into an apartment on Dalton Court... more »
November 12, 2013 4:46 AM
Snow is falling across central Kentucky!
As of 4:30 a.m., the white stuff was not sticking on pavement, but was accumulating in grassy areas.
The biggest impact on commuters will likely be lower visibility. But drivers should still stay alert for slick spots. Wet leaves on the roadways... more »
November 11, 2013 5:51 AM
Police arrested a UK student accused of trying to pass counterfeit money at a Lexington bar over the weekend.
Police say Yaoting Tim Huang, 22, was at Saddle Ridge off South Broadway early Friday morning with $180 in fake money. Huang told police he got it from a friend... more »
November 11, 2013 5:08 AM
Lexington police arrested a man in connection with a disturbing case of animal torture Friday.
Officers say they responded to a home on Woodland Avenue and found the bodies of two mutilated cats. According to the police report, Li Xu. 20, told police he tortured and killed them because... more »
November 8, 2013 4:33 PM
A Lexington couple calls it a case of mistaken identity - someone fired a bullet into their apartment while they were inside.
The terrifying situation unfolded Friday morning on Cambridge Drive. The couple and three young kids were sitting on the couch watching TV, when all of a sudden,... more »
November 8, 2013 3:58 PM
Due to an issue with the ice chiller, the Unified Trust Company Ice Rink will open one day later than previously announced.
The Unified Trust Company Ice Rink in Triangle Park will open for the season at 10:00am on Saturday, November 9th.
An admission and skate rental fee... more »
November 8, 2013 5:08 AM
Police are investigating a gas station robbery to see if it has any connection with a recent string of Scott County robberies.
Police say a man walked into the Shell gas station along Iron Works Pike near I-75, not far from the Scott County line, around 8:20 p.m. Thursday.... more »
November 7, 2013 6:19 AM
Lexington police say a suspect robbed a man inside his home Wednesday night, and left his drivers license behind.
According to court documents, Attallah Shalash, 19, and three other men, went to the victim's home to buy electronics. At some point, one of the men pulled a gun. Police... more »
November 7, 2013 5:54 AM
Lexington firefighters quickly responded to a house fire early Thursday morning.
The report of a fire inside a home along Greenwood Avenue came in around 5:15 a.m. Firefighters say unattended food on the stove caught fire and the blaze spread into the kitchen. Crews quickly knocked the flames down.... more »
November 7, 2013 5:24 AM
Firefighters had to rescue a would-be burglar after he got stuck in a chimney in Naples, Fla.
Turns out, the homeowner was at his home here in Lexington at the time.
Mike Whitley says he got a call letting him know about the burglary attempt Wednesday. Police say... more »
November 6, 2013 7:24 PM
When a western Kentucky woman's ring was lost during a visit to Lexington, the staff at Gratz Park Inn went to incredible lengths to find it and make a difference in keeping a memory alive, showing an example of southern hospitality at its best.
Back in 2007, after Louise... more »
November 6, 2013 6:07 AM
Emergency crews are on the scene of an overturned semi along northbound I-75 in Lexington at the northern split.
Officials say the driver lost control on the ramp and the truck rolled over on its side. EMS took the driver to the hospital for treatment. Officials did not release... more »
November 5, 2013 10:20 PM
How would you react during a robbery?
A Lexington woman is now without a job because she didn't follow protocol during a robbery at a gas station where she was a clerk.
"I don't think anybody knows what you are going to do until it happens to you,"... more »
November 5, 2013 6:43 PM
Although every Lexington property owner bears part of the burden of funding the city's public transit system, the managers of the city's bus service do not know how many people actually ride the bus.
Lextran tracks ridership through industry-standard statistics such as the number of trips taken and passengers-per-mile,... more »
November 5, 2013 8:53 AM
The Fayette County coroner has identified a man found dead in his apartment form apparent carbon monoxide poisoning over the weekend.
Koji Sato, 42, of Japan, was found dead inside his apartment on Clearwater Drive on Saturday. Officials say a car was left running in a closed garage at... more »
November 5, 2013 5:31 AM
Lexington police continue to search for three men who jumped out of a stolen car and fled as the vehicle rolled into a police cruiser early Tuesday morning.
Police say an unmarked police car was following the suspects in a stolen vehicle around 12:45 a.m. Officers say the trio... more »
November 4, 2013 8:48 AM
Two people went to the hospital after a crash on Leestown Road in Lexington Monday morning.
Police say the driver of a Jeep turned in front of a Bluegrass cab when somebody motioned him to turn. The driver of the Jeep said he didn't see the taxi. The cab... more »
November 4, 2013 6:25 AM
Tates Creek High School principal Sam Meaux says rumors of possible violence at the school Monday are unsubstantiated.
The Herald-Leader printed portions of an email sent out to parents of students at the high school, along with the elementary and middle school that share the campus.
"This rumor... more »
November 4, 2013 5:38 AM
Police tracked down and arrested a man suspected of robbing a woman at gunpoint.
According to court documents, Kevin Burdine, 27, approached a woman along Waller Avenue on Halloween and robbed her of about $30 at gunpoint.
Police say a witness saw Burdine running with a teenager. Officers... more »
November 4, 2013 5:05 AM
Police continue to search for a man who fired shots along a Lexington street Sunday afternoon.
Police say the suspect opened fire along Gay Place and hit a parked car's tire. As they investigated, a man matching the shooter's description drove by. The suspect got out of the car... more »
November 4, 2013 4:56 AM
Police say they made an arrest Sunday night in connection with a violent robbery of a woman, along with three gas station robberies that occurred over the weekend.
Police say they spotted a car belonging to Brian S. Kirk, 37, in the parking lot of the Microtel Inn off... more »
November 1, 2013 6:43 AM
Haliegh Gayheart normally gets around in a wheelchair.
But on Halloween, her dad transformed it into a beautiful carriage, and the 7-year-old got got the Cinderella treatment during trick-or-treating at Fayette Mall. Her brother took on the role of Prince Charming.
Doctors say Haliegh may only live to... more »
November 1, 2013 5:33 AM
Lexington firefighters say high winds likely sparked an electrical fire inside a duplex early Friday morning.
A witness says a power line sparked outside of the duplex on Kelsey Drive as high winds buffeted the area around 12:30 a.m. That caused several outlets inside to catch fire, and melted... more »
October 31, 2013 8:11 PM
Lexington Police are looking for the person who assaulted a clerk at a Family Dollar after they confronted the suspect about possibly shoplifting.
It happened shortly after 3:0 p.m. Thursday afternoon at the Family Dollar store on New Circle Road.
Police say the clerk walked up to the... more »
October 30, 2013 8:09 PM
Lexington Police say they have begun to break up an elaborate welfare fraud ring operating out of gas stations in two counties.
It's a program designed to help those who have trouble making ends meet, but it's often abused. And for the past year, Lexington Police have been on... more »
October 30, 2013 7:26 PM
The city of Lexington's decision to go ahead with trick or treating Thursday night is one that's downright scary for some parents, but sensible for others.
If all goes well, streets will be filled with trick or treaters Thursday night. If storms roll in, well, that's another story. And... more »
October 30, 2013 7:04 PM
One in four students will be bullied today and most won't report it. This past year, some students at Lexington's Tates Creek High School have been working to fight those statistics.
Tates Creek High School's Hope Club is armed with a strong message.
"To just show people about... more »
October 30, 2013 6:37 AM
KU crews have restored power in southwest Lexington.
The outage was first reported around 2 a.m. At its height, the outage impacted about 700 customers in the Clays Mill Road area, between Rosemont Garden and Pasadena.
A KU employee says an equipment problem caused the outage.
October 30, 2013 5:42 AM
Officials say a man found by emergency crews at a Lexington home early Wednesday was injured in an earlier accident across town.
A van hit a tree along Pimlico Parkway, but officers could not locate the driver. Around 2:45 a.m., EMS responded to a home on Dakota Street and... more »
October 30, 2013 5:22 AM
Police made a quick arrest after a woman was allegedly robbery after leaving a Lexington bar early Wednesday.
Police say the victim told them a man asked her for a ride on Short Street then tried to grab her wallet and keys as she got in the car. She... more »
October 30, 2013 4:51 AM
There are about 700 people in Lexington without electricity due to a power outage.
The lights went out around 2 a.m. in the Clays Mill Road area, between Rosemont Garden and Pasadena. If you drive through the area, you will find traffic lights out. Police have blocked Clays Mill... more »
October 29, 2013 8:22 PM
Police across Kentucky are looking for several women caught on surveillance camera at a bank.
Jeffersontown Police say the women may be connected to a series of car break-ins in Lexington, Louisville, Jeffersontown, Elizabethtown and Bowling Green, that date back to last month.
The women are accused of... more »
October 29, 2013 7:32 PM
In an attempt to sell a stolen laptop computer, a man left behind a trail that police hope will identify him.
It wasn't a paper trail, but the suspect's face is on surveillance cameras, which will hopefully lead police to the man who stole Madison Ray's MacBook Pro. And... more »
October 29, 2013 5:14 AM
Smoke caused a scare at a Lexington hospital overnight.
Officials say a worker at St. Joseph Hospital on Harrodsburg Road noticed a burning smell around midnight Tuesday and called 911. As a precaution, some people were evacuated from the building. Firefighters responded and determined an electrical issue caused the... more »
October 29, 2013 4:59 AM
Police arrested two men and continue to search for a third after a chase led to a crash on the University of Kentucky campus early Tuesday morning.
Police say officers spotted a car reported stolen along Rose Street around 1 a.m. They tried to stop the vehicle, but the... more »
October 28, 2013 4:50 AM
Two people suffered serious injuries in a single-vehicle crash along an I-75 off-ramp Sunday evening.
Police say the driver took the ramp from I-75 northbound to Newtown Pike too fast. She lost control and the truck slammed into an embankment, causing the pickup truck to roll. The impact threw... more »
October 25, 2013 6:39 AM
A car fire inside a Lexington parking garage prompted the evacuation of several apartments Friday morning.
The burning car filled the parking garage of the Chevy Chase Plaza with smoke. Fire alarms sounded and residents of apartments in the building evacuated. Residents say smoke filled stairwells and hallways.
... more »
October 24, 2013 6:21 AM
You will likely run into traffic issues in downtown Lexington Thursday as crews work to repair a damaged gas line.
Officials say a construction crew damaged a gas line along North Upper Street between Main Street and Short Street Wednesday evening. Crews worked through the night and into Thursday... more »
October 24, 2013 5:29 AM
Police say they arrested a mother and daughter after finding nearly 100 marijuana plants growing inside a Lexington home Wednesday.
Officers say they executed a search warrant and seized 94 marijuana plants, along with drug paraphernalia inside the home on Londonderry Drive off Versailles Road. Police arrested Irma Nunez,... more »
October 23, 2013 3:11 PM
University of Kentucky women's basketball senior forward DeNesha Stallworth was named to the John R. Wooden Award Women's Preseason Top 30 today announced the Los Angeles Athletic Club. The list is comprised of 30 student-athletes who are the early front-runners for college basketball's most prestigious honor. The list is chosen... more »
October 23, 2013 8:55 AM
Lexington police arrested a Louisville man accused of sending sexual messages to a girl he thought was in ninth grade.
Police say Houston Young, 32, sent Facebook messages to a 14-year-old girl, not realizing she was grounded and her mom was the person responding. Court documents describe graphic sexual... more »
October 23, 2013 6:14 AM
Lexington police say they found a man suspected of stealing stuff from vehicles inside a victim's car.
Officers arrested Marlon Berry, 42, at the La Quinta Inn off Stanton Way around 2:30 a.m.
Police charged Berry with criminal mischief, trespassing and possession of burglary tools.