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 »
June 26, 2013 5:44 AM
As the search for a missing teenager in Madison County continues, members of the community have stepped up to help.
Police say 18-year-old Brookelyn Farthing left a party Friday night and went to a friend's house along Dillon Court in Berea. Investigators say that friend told them he left... more »
June 25, 2013 6:55 AM
Police are searching for a man who recently stole computers from Walmart stores in Berea and Williamsburg.
Police say the man used other merchandise, such as pet food or toilet paper, to conceal the PCs. In one theft, video cameras capture images of the suspect leaving the store and... more »
June 11, 2013 12:14 PM
Investigators say the violent home invasion in Madison County Monday night was a robbery gone bad. But a woman involved says it was a situation that spiraled out of control due to jealousy.
Deputies say Jason Blair, 37, broke into a home along Peytontown Road and stabbed Daniel Ashcraft.... more »
June 11, 2013 9:26 AM
Authorities have arrested two people they say are connected with a break-in and stabbing in Madison County Monday night.
Officials say Jason Blair, 37, broke into a home along Peytontown Road, south of Richmond near I-75, and stabbed a person inside. Blair also suffered a wound during the scuffle.... more »
June 11, 2013 4:47 AM
Madison County Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating an overnight stabbing.
Deputies say somebody broke into a home along Peytontown Road, south of Richmond near I-75, late Monday night and stabbed a person inside.
Dispatchers say deputies later went to UK Hospital to conduct an interview in connection with... more »
June 6, 2013 5:30 AM
Fire damaged a vacant home in Richmond early Thursday morning.
Flames were spotted coming from a home along Four Mile Avenue, at the corner of Earleen Court, around 12:30 a.m. Firefighters responded and quickly got the blaze under control.
Firefighters say it appeared the fire started around the... more »
June 5, 2013 9:41 AM
A Madison County couple arrested after the body of a baby was found buried in a wooded area in Ohio appeared in court Wednesday.
According to a Cincinnati TV station, a Hillsboro Municipal Court judge formally charged Whitney Johnson, 26, Nathan Ritze, 25, with abuse of a corpse and... more »
June 4, 2013 6:04 AM
Police in Madison County have charged a man in connection with a weekend crash.
Police say Brian Abner, 38, was taken into custody Friday night after his vehicle hit a tree along Highland Park Drive. Officers say he was drunk and a 9-year-old child was in the car with... more »
June 4, 2013 5:21 AM
The mother of a baby found buried in a wooded area in Ohio says the child died of natural causes.
Officials say police in Madison County got a tip Thursday about the suspicious death of a child and concerns about the safety of two other children living in a... more »
May 23, 2013 9:31 AM
Richmond police arrested a man and charged him with stealing more than $6,000 from his employer.
Police say they received a theft call from Hibbett Sports in the Richmond Center Wednesday afternoon. Investigators say a store representative told them Jaquentin D. Jenkins, 22, created fraudulent returns and pocketed $6046.87.... more »
May 21, 2013 4:58 AM
Madison County Sheriff Jerry R. Combs, 61, died Monday night.
Officials say he was working in his parents' yard, and family members found him unresponsive around 8:30 p.m. He was taken to St. Joseph Hospital in Berea and declared dead about an hour later.
"While our hearts are... more »
April 17, 2013 4:55 AM
It appears lightning sparked at least three fires in central Kentucky as storms rumbled through the area overnight.
People inside a historic home along Jacks Creek Pike in Madison County say they saw a flash and heard a loud boom as a storm moved through around midnight Wednesday. About... more »
April 1, 2013 5:47 AM
Three fire departments worked to find chemical leak along a train in Madison County early Monday morning.
An engineer on another train smelled the odor and officials had the train stop near the crossing at Duncannon Lane around midnight. Crews from Richmond, Madison County and the Blue Grass Army... more »
March 20, 2013 11:08 AM
A former Frankfort Police Department sargent and ATF employee has entered a guilty plea on several drug charges, according to the State Journal.
Police arrested Jack Hazelwood, 55, last month. Troopers say they found 32 marijuana plants, along with processed pot and drug paraphernalia in two rooms of a... more »
March 6, 2013 11:20 AM
Deputies in Richmond say a home invasion arrest in Garrard County led them to a serial burglary suspect.
Deputies in Madison County began investigating a series of burglaries in January. In several cases, a black SUV was spotted leaving the scene, and investigators concluded the crimes were likely linked.... more »
March 6, 2013 9:59 AM
Madison County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a man after finding pills and cash during a search.
Officials say deputies executed a search warrant at a home on South Killarney Lane in Richmond. They found over $7,000 cash and Oxycodone tablets.
Deputies arrested Deshawn Booth, 34, and charged him... more »
March 4, 2013 4:48 AM
A man died after a crash in Madison County Sunday evening.
The Madison County coroner says Alan Miller, 64, was driving along US-25 near Berea around 6 p.m. when he lost control and crashed. Miller was ejected from his vehicle. EMS rushed him to St. Joseph Hospital where he... more »
February 12, 2013 5:54 AM
The victims of a burglary in Madison County over the weekend say they have found their missing dog.
Berea Police say the break-in happened on Friday. The couple says their Yorkie named Toby was stolen, along with a mandolin and other items.
Monday night, the victims called and... more »
February 7, 2013 5:23 AM
A woman died in a single vehicle crash in Madison County early Thursday morning.
Madison County Sheriff's Office deputies say a woman lost control of her car in a curve along the Battlefield Memorial Highway, east of Berea, around 1:30 a.m. The car went off the road, flipped over... more »
January 31, 2013 5:18 AM
Some parents in Madison County expressed outrage that school buses ran Wednesday morning, even while the county was under a tornado warning.
School officials said they have to make a decision to call off classes by 5:30 a.m. The tornado warning was issued after the deadline. But some parents... more »
January 9, 2013 12:15 PM
Madison County District Court closed Wednesday morning due to a carbon monoxide leak, and will not reopen until Monday morning.
Fire investigators say some equipment in the basement was the source of the carbon monoxide. Employees evacuated the building as crews worked to fix the problem. There were no... more »
January 9, 2013 7:10 AM
Richmond police say they caught a man suspected in several thefts after a car chase and crash Tuesday night.
Investigators say they searched for a stolen car linked to several shoplifting incidents at the Richmond Walmart over the past few days. Police say the car was involved in a... more »
November 29, 2012 7:06 AM
Two men pulled a driver from a flaming truck after a fiery crash along I-75 in Madison County Wednesday.
Police say a dump truck blew a tire, went off the road and burst into flames underneath the exit 76 overpass near Berea. Two truck drivers stopped and helped the... more »
November 28, 2012 5:16 AM
Police say they arrested the driver of a pickup after an accident that tied up traffic along I-75 in Madison County Tuesday evening.
Police say the operator of a pickup truck hauling a fifth-wheel trailer was heading northbound along I-75, driving erratically, before the trailer jackknifed near mile marker... more »
November 13, 2012 10:42 AM
RICHMOND (AP) - A Kentucky coroner says a Michigan fugitive being held at the Madison County jail died after hanging himself. Coroner Jimmy Cornelison told The Richmond Register that the state medical examiner's office has confirmed the cause of 28-year-old Charles Franklin Hoffman's death. Jailer Doug Thomas said Hoffman, of... more »
October 17, 2012 5:30 AM
Police in Madison County arrested two men after a gas station robbery Tuesday afternoon.
Police say a man approached the clerk at the Swifty station on Big Hill Avenue in Richmond and demanded money.
Officers arrested Dustin W. Lynch, 27, and charged him with robbery. Police also arrested... more »
September 27, 2012 5:25 AM
A nasty crash in Madison County shut down northbound lanes of I-75 for several hours Wednesday night.
The accident happened around 8:30 p.m. near mile marker 83, between Richmond and Berea. A car and semi collided, and the car ended up lodged underneath the truck's trailer. A woman in... more »