March 6, 2014 12:11 PM
The man accused of running over and killing a Lexington man has been indicted on murder charges.
The Richmond Register reports 21-year-old Jeremy Rice has been indicted on a murder charge in the death of Joshua Childers.
Police say in December of 2013, Childers broke up a fight... more »
March 3, 2014 12:30 PM
Madison County has a pile of snow people are trying to clear out of the way.
The popular opinion around Madison County would lead you to believe it's the worst snow storm of the winter. But if you ask Katrina Holmes, that is normal for her. In full disclosure,... more »
February 28, 2014 3:29 PM
Madison County Schools announced Friday it will be using March 21 as a make-up day.
The day was scheduled as a professional development day for staff, but will now be a regular school day, officials said.
School will be in session for students on Friday, March 21.
February 27, 2014 4:50 AM
Police say they have arrested a man they suspect was trying to rob a Madison County bank on Monday.
Police say David L. James, 46, tried to get into the Cumberland Valley National Bank in Richmond after it closed. Investigators say employees told them they saw James outside the... more »
February 26, 2014 12:05 PM
A Richmond Police cruiser was involved in a crash caused by slick roads in Madison County Wednesday morning.
It happened just after 9 a.m. near the police department.
Officers said there was significant damage to both vehicles involved. No one had to be taken to the hospital.
February 24, 2014 9:07 AM
A Madison County man accused of stabbing his sister, threatening to kill her and then police officers, pleaded not guilty in court Monday.
Police arrested Patrick Adam Hamner, 32, on Friday after he attacked and allegedly tried to kill his own sister at her home on Woods Trail in... more »
February 12, 2014 9:30 AM
A man charged in connection with a double-fatal accident in Madison County over the weekend pleaded non guilty in court Wednesday morning.
Police charged Bryan M. Mangan of South Bend, Ind., 56, with nine counts of wanton endangerment, driving without license/negligence in accident, and aggravated drunk driving.
Kentucky... more »
February 11, 2014 10:58 AM
Additional charges have been filed against a driver charged in connection to an accident in Madison County over the weekend that claimed the lives of two people.
56-year-old Bryan M. Mangan of South Bend, Ind., is now being charged with nine counts of wanton endangerment first degree and one... more »
February 11, 2014 10:47 AM
Thee people were arrested after police found an active meth lab inside a Berea motel room.
Berea Police received a complaint about drug activity in a room at the Knight's Inn. Once inside, officers said they found an active methamphetamine lab, several items used to manufacture methamphetamine, five small... more »
February 10, 2014 4:45 PM
Two people have died, a third person was hurt and another person is charged with aggravated drunken driving after a five-vehicle wreck on Interstate 75 in Madison County Sunday.
Kentucky State Police said 22-year-old Meredith L. Buscher of Richmond and 30-year-old Jeffrey Campbell of Louisville died after being hit... more »
February 7, 2014 3:58 PM
A massive tree fell on a house in Madison County Friday.
Despite the tree's massive size, there doesn't appear to be a lot of exterior damage on the Richmond home, except for a window in the front.
The homeowners weren't at home when it happened. A neighbor noticed... more »
February 7, 2014 3:09 PM
A Madison County woman has been arrested after police say she stole a credit card and used it to buy a TV and a laptop.
On Sunday, a man reported that his wallet had been stolen from his unlocked vehicle while it was parked in the 400 block of... more »
February 7, 2014 6:35 AM
Madison County deputies continue to search for the owner of a car found burning along a road early Friday morning.
A passerby spotted the flaming vehicle along McCord Lane, near the bypass and I-75, around 1:30 a.m. Firefighters responded and quickly put out the blaze.
Deputies say they... more »
February 6, 2014 4:38 PM
A Madison County man was arrested for charges related to possession and distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.
Brian J. Smith, 26, of Berea, Ky., was arrested after a search warrant at his house on Wednesday led to the discovery of equipment used to facilitate... more »
January 30, 2014 5:18 PM
The Indiana doctor charged in a road rage incident in Madison County had his case referred to mediation.
Doctor Perrin Dobyns is facing a felony a charge of first degree wanton endangerment.
He was caught on cell phone video pointing a gun at a driver during an alleged... more »
January 23, 2014 11:13 AM
A horse has died after getting stuck in freezing water in Madison County.
Rescue crews say the animal was found on Wallnut Hill Road, struggling to get out of a creek.
The Madison Rescue Squad and Waco Volunteer Fire Department managed to free the horse, but the animal... more »
January 22, 2014 12:34 PM
A Madison County woman has been arrested for stabbing a man at a motel room Tuesday night.
Candace Peters has been charged with attempted murder.
Police say she stabbed Danny Peters, 50, at least four times at the Quality Quarters in Richmond.
Danny Peters was taken to... more »
January 21, 2014 10:31 AM
State forces in Central Kentucky, along with contractors, will work past normal scheduled hours Thuesday afternoon and evening.
The affected areas will continue to be plowed and treated. A second shift of District 7 State crews will report at 12:00 a.m. (midnight).
District 7 crews treat roads in... more »
January 14, 2014 6:21 AM
Richmond police charged a couple after finding them passed out in a vehicle with a baby inside Saturday.
Police say officers were working a crash at the intersection of Irvine Road and the Eastern Bypass when they noticed two adults passed out in the front seat of a car... more »
January 10, 2014 10:51 AM
A Rockcastle County man has been arrested and charged after police say he kept money from donations he said would go to the Brookelyn Farthing Reward Fund.
Randy Gross was arrested Tuesday by the Kentucky State Police, charged with theft.
According to court documents, Gross collected monetary donations... more »
January 9, 2014 3:20 PM
The Madison County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man who escaped after leading them on a chase through the county Wednesday, putting two schools on lockdown.
Deputies say Bryan J. Robinson, 29, of Richmond, failed to stop during a traffic stop, leading deputies on a chase from Madison... more »
December 31, 2013 1:23 PM
A man has been arrested after two Madison County women told police they had been held against their will for hours.
Justin Kavanaugh faces several charges including kidnapping and attempted rape.
The women told police, they had been at a club in Lexington over the weekend when they... more »
December 31, 2013 5:12 AM
A rollover crash involving a tractor-trailer shut down a Madison County road for several hours Monday night.
Police say the driver of a rig hauling 43,000 pounds of hardwood flooring along Boonesboro Road, near the Clark County line, swerved to avoid a deer around 9 p.m. The truck went... more »
December 30, 2013 11:50 AM
Police found a missing woman inside a vehicle that was partially under water Saturday morning off Poosey Ridge Road in Madison County.
Officials said an SUV had been seen traveling down Hunters Ferry Road past a point where the road was no longer maintained and had never returned. They... more »
December 24, 2013 12:27 PM
Five people accused of holding a woman against her will have been indicted in the alleged kidnapping, according to the Richmond Register.
Jennifer Isaacs, James Flemming, Darneau Maddox, Erroll Johnson and Norman West were charged in the October case.
Investigators say Johnson also faces charges in Michigan.
... more »
December 16, 2013 11:36 AM
Years upon years of memories were all gone in a matter of minutes during an overnight fire in Madison County.
"It was a dream house. It really was," said homeowner Lola Lewis, as she looked at what's left of her home.
Lewis says she noticed the smoke around... more »
December 11, 2013 10:05 PM
Police have released the identity of a woman who was hurt in a crash in Madison County Tuesday night.
Police say Yarelis Figueredo Romero, 27, crashed into a tree on Crutcher Pike, just outside of Richmond.
They say Romero was not using a seat-belt when she lost control.... more »
November 20, 2013 8:58 PM
A Madison County woman was arrested accused of "raising cane" at a Winchester car dealership.
Laqueeta Penman and her boyfriend went to the Rod Hatfield Dealership in Clark County to trade in their car. They got a Dodge Challenger, but Penman says her boyfriend changed his mind.
She... more »
November 14, 2013 8:46 AM
A pony died in a barn fire in Madison County early Thursday morning.
The fire along Holladay Lane in Waco was first reported around 5:30 a.m. The Madison County fire chief says the barn was fully engulfed when crews arrived. The fire completely destroyed the barn.
The owner... more »
November 13, 2013 8:47 PM
Police in Madison County are looking for a scam artist.
They say he was caught on cam working a game at a Goodwill store in the University Shopping Center in Richmond Tuesday night.
Investigators say he tricked a cashier into giving him $50. The man was accompanied by... more »
November 7, 2013 5:37 AM
A car barreled off I-75 in Madison County early Thursday morning.
Police say the car went off the road and rolled several times near exit 97, just over the Madison County line. A Fed-Ex crew witnessed the accident and stayed with the driver until firefighters arrived. The victim was... more »
November 6, 2013 10:08 PM
Richmond Police confirm two people have died following a crash in Madison County Wednesday night.
The crash happened around 9:30 p.m. on Highway 52 in Richmond near the Blue Grass Army Depot. The area was blocked off for several hours.
Police say this is the first fatal accident... more »
November 4, 2013 8:07 PM
A man accused of making bombs in his home is expected to enter an insanity plea.
46-year-old Warren Adams of Berea was arrested in mid-October. The ATF reports he was making bombs and threatened to rob a bank.
Adams is charged with possession of an unregistered destructive device... more »
October 29, 2013 8:49 AM
A woman severely injured in a Madison County head-on crash Tuesday morning has died.
Police say a pickup truck and a Jeep hit head-on along Battlefield Memorial Highway, north of the intersection with KY-1016, around 5:30 a.m. Officials say the woman driving the pickup truck died on the way... more »
October 29, 2013 7:32 AM
A woman suffered life threatening injuries in a head-on collision in Madison County Tuesday morning.
Police say a pickup truck and a Jeep hit head-on along Battlefield Memorial Highway, north of the intersection with KY-1016, around 5:30 a.m. EMS took the driver of the pickup to UK Hospital and... more »
October 29, 2013 6:30 AM
Police are on the scene of a two-vehicle accident in Madison County.
Officials say the crash happened at around 5:30 a.m. on Battlefield Memorial Highway north of the intersection of KY-1016. Battlefield Memorial Highway is shut down in that area.
Officials say they don't know the extent of... more »
October 22, 2013 8:25 PM
For Ahmad Allatifeh, it's as much a part of the job chatting up the customers, as it is keeping up with those who short-change you.
The Madison County store owner says in one occasion, things were a little different - he says he confronted some shoplifters and was the... more »
October 21, 2013 9:46 PM
Police in Madison County are looking for the person who stole cash from an ATM Saturday at the Northgate Shell station.
Officials say the thief broke through the front door and the contents of the ATM were stolen.
Nothing else inside the store was touched. It is unknown... more »
October 21, 2013 9:00 PM
No students were hurt in a School bus accident Monday in Madison County.
It happened at the intersection of Boggs Lane and the Eastern By-pass.
School officials say the school bus and another vehicle collided , but no students were hurt.
Five kids were on the bus... more »
October 17, 2013 8:31 PM
Investigators have upgraded a charge against a man accused of shooting into a car at a Richmond gas station.
One of the charges against 21-year-old Stewart Ballew has been upgraded to attempted murder.
Police say Ballew had a specific target in mind when he fired shots outside the... more »
October 17, 2013 8:17 PM
All is quiet again on Courtland Avenue in Berea two days after investigators from three different agencies, including ATF, raided the home where Warren Adams lives with his mother.
Some of Adams' friends were worried about about dozens of grenades, pipe bombs, even alleged threats to rob a bank,... more »
October 15, 2013 9:26 PM
Police in Madison County say one of the four men they arrested during a kidnapping investigation gave them a fake name, and as it turns out, he's also wanted for crimes in Michigan.
Richmond police say the man who claimed to be Marcus Rogers is actually Erroll Foster Johnson... more »
October 15, 2013 5:00 AM
Officials confirm a woman died an a Madison County fire Monday afternoon.
The fire was first reported along East Walnut Street, near downtown Richmond, around 1 p.m. Firefighters and the coroner were on the scene for several hours. The woman who died was reportedly confined to a wheelchair. Officials... more »
October 14, 2013 8:28 PM
It's been a hard four months for the family of Brookelyn Farthing. The Madison County teen hasn't been seen since June. But neither her family nor investigators are giving up their search, or their hope to bring Brookelyn home.
KSP says that tips are continuing to come in on... more »
October 11, 2013 6:40 PM
LOUISVILLE (AP) - A small-town pastor charged with gunning down three people at a central Kentucky pawn shop wasn't at the store on the day of the slayings, his attorney said Friday.
Kenneth Allen Keith, who is facing three counts of murder and one count of robbery, was in... more »
October 11, 2013 6:13 AM
A Madison County vet says he hopes surveillance video helps nab a burglar who did thousands of dollars in damage inside an animal clinic in Waco.
Video footage shows the intruder rummaging through drug cabinets, breaking open the cash register and pulling wires out of the wall. At one... more »
October 9, 2013 4:49 PM
Police have arrested the man they say is responsible for an armed robbery at a Madison County restaurant Wednesday morning.
Police charged John C. Hylton, 27, for the armed robbery that happened around 8:34 a.m. Wednesday at a Subway in the Richmond Centre in Richmond.
Officers were able... more »
October 9, 2013 12:10 PM
The doctor at the center of a road rage case caught on camera in Madison County was in court for a hearing Wednesday, and his attorney told LEX18 a very different story about the alleged gun shown in the video.
The attorney of doctor Perrin Dobyns says it wasn't... more »
October 8, 2013 12:29 PM
Another delay in the trial for the Madison County parents accused of using their teenage daughters for sex trafficking.
Anthony and Kathy Hart were supposed to be back in court Monday , but the Richmond Register reports that a judge ruled that the couple's involvement in attempting to sell... more »
October 7, 2013 11:02 AM
Watch out for some traffic issues in Madison County.
State Department of Transportation officials say the will close the southbound left turn lane of US-25 (the Robert R. Martin Bypass) at the intersection with KY-52 (Irvine Road) beginning Monday at 5:30 p.m. Officials say two of three lanes will... more »
October 4, 2013 7:33 PM
The woman who rode on the hood of a car after a man stole her engagement ring, talked to LEX18's Hanna Mordoh at the Fayette County Detention Center and told her side of the story.
"I ran and jumped onto his car and was like 'you're not going anywhere,... more »
October 3, 2013 11:52 AM
According to her obituary, 9-month-old Bella Marcum had 4 other sisters. Now one of them is indicted in her death.
Jessica Marcum was indicted on the charge of capital murder Wednesday.
According to the indictment, Jessica Marcum killed her 9-month-old sister in June by suffocating her.
Bella's... more »
October 2, 2013 9:03 AM
A man accused of pointing a gun at another driver in a road rage incident along I-75 pleaded not guilty in Madison County District Court Wednesday.
According to police, witnesses say Perrin Dobyns was driving recklessly at high speed. When another motorist tried to video Dobyns, he pointed a... more »
October 1, 2013 6:35 PM
LEXINGTON - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways, announces that temporary lane closures are in effect for KY 627 in Madison County. The closures are necessary for asphalt resurfacing and a southbound truck lane extension.
Monday through Friday, until further notice
Hours: 7:30 a.m.... more »
September 30, 2013 7:54 PM
Three people face drug charges after police in Madison County say they found a six-year-old and some drug paraphernalia in a filthy apartment Thursday.
Investigators say they caught Patrick Embry and Shaun Douglas Smith as they were leaving the apartment of Ashley Willis.
Police say Embry and Smith... more »
September 30, 2013 8:22 AM
RICHMOND (AP) - A central Kentucky county is set decide whether to begin full-day kindergarten in the fall of 2014. The Richmond Register reported that an Oct. 10 vote has been set before the Madison County School Board. Board voted Sept. 9 to set property tax rates calculated to increase... more »
September 26, 2013 4:45 AM
Firefighters in northern Madison County say they fear the man who lives in a cabin that burned early Thursday morning might be inside.
Neighbors spotted the cabin on Whitlock Road, near the Kentucky River, in flames around 12:45 a.m. The fire was so intense, it spread to a nearby... more »
September 25, 2013 9:29 AM
Madison County Sheriff's Office officials say officers found marijuana and a large amount of cash during a check of a man on home incarceration Tuesday.
Officials say sheriff's office detectives assisted the Madison County Home Incarceration Unit as they checked in on Troy Smith, 29, at his home on... more »
September 24, 2013 8:40 PM
RICHMOND (AP) - Officials at Eastern Kentucky University are investigating the death of a student on campus.
University spokesman Marc Whitt told the Lexington Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/16oKfsY ) that the student was found dead in his dorm room late Monday night.
Whitt said in a news release that 24-year-old... more »
September 16, 2013 8:20 PM
A historic site in Richmond, off limits to paranormal investigators for several years, has re-opened.
White Hall was once home to Cassius Marcellus Clay, an Aristocrat who became a prominent anti-slavery crusader, and is now home to what some believe are spirits that stayed around.
Paranormal investigators still... more »
September 3, 2013 12:48 PM
A Madison county man was arrested after police say he tied his girlfriend to a shower rod and left her there.
Officials say 23-year-old Michael Brainard and the woman got into a fight last week when he tied her up and then left for work.
A roommate arrived... more »
September 3, 2013 11:50 AM
LEXINGTON - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways, announces that a temporary lane closure is scheduled for I-75 southbound on the Clay's Ferry Bridge. The closure is necessary for the reinstallation of a high friction surface test section.
Wednesday, September 4 -... more »
September 3, 2013 11:15 AM
Richmond - The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post, which provides coverage for Madison, Clark, Estill, Lee, Owsley, Jackson, Mercer, Boyle, Lincoln, Garrard and Jessamine counties, will be conducting periodic traffic safety checkpoints at locations approved by the Kentucky State Police Policy and Procedures Manual.
These checkpoints will be conducted... more »
August 30, 2013 11:48 AM
A Madison county neighbor jumped to action after finding an apartment had caught fire.
Firefighters were at Keystone Road in Richmond within minutes. Evacuated the building and quickly put out the flames. They say the fire likely started in the kitchen of the vacant apartment and smoldered close to... more »
August 22, 2013 6:58 PM
LEX18 had access to the 911 call from a lightning strike that killed two men in Madison County Wednesday.
The call went to Garrard County dispatch. It wasn't until later that investigators realized the strike was actually at a barn in Madison County, near the county line.
Caller:... more »
August 21, 2013 9:19 PM
A woman was hit by a car Wednesday in Madison county and police say it stemmed from a domestic dispute.
Richmond police were called to a Dollar General in Richmond around 5:30p.m. Wednesday. Witnesses say they saw a couple yelling at each other in the parking lot. They say... more »
August 21, 2013 5:48 PM
A final pre-trial hearing for the Madison county mother accused of killing and burying her son in Ohio was held there on Wednesday.
26-year-old Whitney Johnson and 25-year-old Nathan Ritze face several charges including murder, involuntary manslaughter and child endangering, after the body of Johnson's 1-year-old son was found... more »
August 20, 2013 10:10 PM
New details in the disappearance of a Madison county teenager were published Tuesday in an article by the Huffington Post.
According to the paper, Brookelyn Farthing's family says she sent several texts on the morning she vanished saying she was scared.
Farthing, whose 19th birthday was on Monday,... more »
August 16, 2013 4:57 PM
A Madison County school bus crashed Friday afternoon on Blue Lick Road near Short Line Pike in Berea.
One student had to be taken to the hospital. It's not clear where exactly at this point, but police say the child does not have life-threatening injuries, and no one else... more »
August 13, 2013 7:24 AM
Traffic is backed up for miles along northbound I-75 in Madison County due to an accident.
A two vehicle crash just after 6:30 a.m. Tuesday shut down northbound lanes at mile marker 89, near the US-25 exit. Police say one of the vehicles burst into flames after impact. EMS... more »
August 13, 2013 6:44 AM
Northbound I-75 in Madison County is blocked due to an accident.
Officials say two vehicles were involved at mile marker 89, near the US-25 exit. Dispatchers did not have any information on possible injuries.
Kentucky Transportation Department officials estimate northbound lanes will remain shut down until at least... more »
August 12, 2013 8:36 PM
Madison County authorities have arrested an 18-year-old on several charges after officers say they connected him to a stolen truck.
And the Sheriff's office reports James Fitzpatrick may have been involved in county vehicle thefts in Madison County over the past month.
Also, other agencies suspect Fitzpatrick is... more »
August 7, 2013 8:27 AM
Fire damaged a Madison County home Tuesday night.
The Waco Fire Department responded to a home along Robinsville Loop, a short road paralleling Route 52, after a report of smoke around 9:15 p.m. Crews put out the blaze before the home became fully involved.
Firefighters say It appears... more »
July 31, 2013 9:27 PM
A Madison County dog ran into a pipe and the owners haven't seen her since. They hope someone out there can help them find her.
The owners have posted fliers and several people have searched the area hoping and waiting for the dog to return. Only, it's been four... more »
July 31, 2013 5:13 AM
Three inmates now face additional charges after a beating at the Madison County Detention Center Monday.
The jailer told the Richmond Register that three men went into a cell and severely beat 41-year-old Billy Shearer. He was taken to UK Hospital for treatment.
Tony Gay, 22, Justin White,... more »
July 25, 2013 9:24 PM
Firefighters were called to a Madison County restaurant Thursday afternoon after a small fire. There's no damage to the outside of King Buffet in Richmond, but police say the inside has smoke and water damage.
There's no word about a cause.
July 23, 2013 9:56 PM
A Madison County man accused of beating a kitten with a golf club makes a plea deal.
Gary Foster admitted to second degree animal cruelty in a court hearing on Tuesday.
In the summer of 2012, Foster was charged with breaking two of Lucky the Cat's legs with... more »
July 23, 2013 8:22 AM
Kentucky State Police are conducting a ground search, hoping to find a missing Madison County 18-year-old.
Police began searching for Brookelyn Farthing in the Indian Fort Theater area near Berea at 7 a.m. Tuesday.
Farthing was reported missing on June 22. She was reportedly last seen in southeastern... more »
July 22, 2013 4:44 AM
Heavy rain moved through central Kentucky Sunday night, causing some flash flooding.
A rising creek stalled out a car in Richmond, prompting a water rescue. Crews helped several people from a car along Catalpa Loop after a creek running along the road flowed out of its banks.
Nobody... more »
July 8, 2013 8:52 PM
A man faces a wanton endangerment charge because troopers say he fired a shot at an off duty Madison County Deputy.
State police say Madison County 911 got the call about 8:30 Sunday night from the officer who said a shot had been fired at him. Troopers responded to... more »
July 8, 2013 4:52 AM
Police shut down northbound I-75 in Madison County for nearly six hours Sunday night after a crash involving two semis.
The accident happened around 8 p.m. near mile marker 76. Police say a semi slowed down and a second tractor-trailer rear-ended it. The crash spilled hydrated alumina on the... more »
July 4, 2013 6:05 PM
A man called police to admit he is the person caught on camera stealing from the Berea Comfort Inn.
Shawn Ogden of Frankfort called police after contacting LEX18 after we showed the video earlier this week.
Police say Ogden told them he had done this a couple of... more »
July 1, 2013 9:32 AM
RICHMOND (AP) - Investigators say the search is ongoing for an 18-year-old woman missing from her home in central Kentucky. Kentucky State Police Trooper Paul Blanton told The Richmond Register that no further foot searches were planned as they continue to try and find Brookelyn Shae Farthing. Farthing was last... more »
June 28, 2013 9:30 PM
Police say a Madison County woman was arrested last night when she crashed while driving under the influence with her baby in the back seat, then attacking someone who stopped to help.
Berea Police say 34-year-old Brandy Cotton picked her boyfriend up from work, with their one-year-old baby in... more »