September 17, 2014 1:01 PM
The Montgomery County sheriff says tips from the community led to the arrest of a man accused of robbing a gas station with a shotgun back in May.
Deputies arrested 39-year-old Benjiman Basye in connection with the robbery at the Be Quick Sonoco.
Several people claimed the tattoos... more »
September 12, 2014 2:04 PM
A Montgomery County man was arrested Thursday after a standoff with police in Bath County.
Kentucky State Police were called out to a home on Old River Road in Midland to serve a warrant on 35-year-old JB Traylor, who police say barricaded himself when troopers arrived around 10:24 p.m.... more »
August 18, 2014 5:29 AM
A Montgomery County family was able to make it out of their burning home safely early Monday morning.
Firefighters responded to the home on KY-599 just after midnight. Brandon Bellamy says he heard a loud bang and got up to see what it was.
"I opened the garage... more »
July 29, 2014 6:04 PM
He's accused of telling a made-up sob story to prey on people all over the Bluegrass, even taking cash from the emotionally vulnerable.
Gary Goodman, the man arrested earlier this month at the University of Kentucky Hospital, may have been caught in the act again in Laurel County.
... more »
June 18, 2014 5:42 AM
A Montgomery County man died in a motorcycle accident in Breathitt County Monday evening.
Police say James Lockhart, 51, was riding along KY-15 in the Cragen community when he lost control of his motorcycle in a curve and hit the guardrail. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
... more »
May 23, 2014 11:30 AM
Officials are currently searching for a state inmate they say escaped in a stolen vehicle while being transported Friday morning.
Police say Fabian Hunter Valentine escaped from a rest area on Interstate 64 in Clark County in a stolen private vehicle and headed eastbound on I-64 toward Montgomery County.... more »
May 3, 2014 6:02 PM
Fire investigators have said it was a bolt of lightning that started a fire at a Montgomery County business earlier this month, according to the Mount Sterling Advocate.
The paper reports Kentucky State Police investigators couldn't find any other possible causes for the fire at City King restaurant in... more »
April 11, 2014 4:54 PM
Officials have ruled out the use of accelerants in a house fire in Montgomery County that killed a wheelchair-bound man in February.
According to the Mount Sterling Advocate, samples from the room where the victim was sleeping and the carport of the home showed no signs of accelerants. For... more »
March 28, 2014 5:32 PM
The case of a man accused of killing a woman in a head-on DUI crash in Montgomery County has been delayed.
The victim's boyfriend of 15 years went to court Friday thinking David Lester was going to enter a guilty plea to second degree manslaughter and serve eight years.... more »
March 17, 2014 10:05 PM
A man accused of trying to kill two deputy jailers was re-sentenced in the case Monday.
Bass Webb was re-tried on the penalty phase of the case because his original sentence of 50 years was overturned on a technicality. In the second trial Monday, a jury recommended he serve... more »
February 6, 2014 10:25 AM
Thousands of customers in Bath, Clark, Menifee, and Montgomery and other counties have had their power restored as of Wednesday at 6 a.m., according to Clark Energy.
The company said Wednesday morning that 2,716 Clark Energy customers remain without power from a whopping 7,800 who were in the dark.... 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 6, 2014 11:42 AM
A man wanted in a Montgomery County robbery from back in June was arrested in Ohio.
Montgomery County deputies went to Cincinnati Sunday night to bring Glen Farrell after police there had arrested him on other charges and found out through database that he was also wanted in Kentucky.... more »
December 30, 2013 12:10 PM
A man accused of murdering a Jeffersonville City Commissioner pleaded guilty in court Monday.
Joseph Julian is accused of ramming his truck into David Ballard, pinning him against a business in Montgomery County, in June of 2012.
Officials say Ballard died before emergency crews arrived.
Julian was... more »
December 23, 2013 10:02 AM
Kentucky Geological Survey reports a 2.5 magnitude earthquake hit Bath County near the Montgomery County line Monday morning.
Montgomery County dispatch say they received several calls about the earthquake starting at 6:28 a.m., and say they felt the rumble, too.
No injuries or damage have been reported so... more »
December 19, 2013 3:42 PM
Strange noises and flashes of light are what hundreds of people say they saw and heard Wednesday night in Montgomery County.
The Montgomery County dispatch says they got a few hundred calls from people reporting hearing several loud noises, and some people reported seeing flashes of lights.
Local... more »
December 2, 2013 6:32 AM
Fire engulfed a home in Montgomery County early Monday morning.
The home burning on Asa Means Road in Jeffersonville was first reported a little after 5 a.m. Firefighters were still battling the fire at 6:30 a.m. Crews responded from Powell County to help out.
There were no reported... more »
October 7, 2013 12:18 PM
A Montgomery County woman lost her pets and her home of about 10 years to a fire Monday morning.
The fire happened around 7:00 a.m. Monday at North Queen and High Street in Mount Sterling. The homeowner said she was just about to come home from work when she... more »
September 25, 2013 8:44 AM
Three people suffered injuries, two critical, in a three-vehicle accident in Montgomery County Wednesday morning.
Officials say a pickup truck collided with a car along KY-213 near Spruce Valley Road and Willoughby Town Road around 5:30 a.m. The car flipped into a ditch, and the pickup slammed into a... more »
September 25, 2013 7:04 AM
Two people were airlifted from the scene of a bad crash in Montgomery County Wednesday morning.
Dispatchers say three vehicles were involved in the crash along KY-213 near Spruce Valley Road and Willoughby Town Road.
LEX 18 has a reporter en route to the scene, and we'll have... more »
September 19, 2013 9:14 AM
Brothers on their way to school suffered injuries in a crash in Montgomery County Thursday morning.
A jeep overturned along KY-713 at Hope Means Road around 7:20 a.m. Officials say EMS took both boys to a local hospital, and one was later airlifted to UK Hospital with multiple serious... more »
August 23, 2013 6:57 PM
A man who stopped to help a woman he thought was in distress ended up becoming the victim of a robbery in Montgomery County.
It happened Thursday afternoon off US 60 near Mount Sterling, and now deputies are looking for the couple responsible.
This is a situation neighbors... more »
August 16, 2013 8:24 PM
When it came to the law, judge Richard Reid was well known in his time.
"A fine legal mind, probably the best in Kentucky," according to Miles Hoskins with the Montgomery County historical Society.
But late in life, the former Montgomery county circuit judge was publicly humiliated by... more »
August 12, 2013 6:37 AM
Times for the visitation and funeral for Montgomery County Battalion Chief Tony Clayton have been set.
Clayton lost his battle with leukemia on Saturday.
The visitation will take place Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Mt. Sterling. The funeral will be... more »
July 5, 2013 7:43 PM
Police in Mt. Sterling have now released the name of the man they say robbed a beauty shop, after getting a haircut.
They're looking for 22-year-old Nicholas Aaron Caudill.
Police say he's the man who walked into the Country Charm Hairstyles Wednesday, got a haircut, then held the... more »
June 26, 2013 6:12 AM
Montgomery County Sheriff's Office deputies have arrested a man wanted in a pharmacy robbery.
Surveillance video shows the suspect apparently casing the Camargo Pharmacy. Investigators say the man bought a soft drink and left. A short time later, the suspect came back, pushed his way to the pharmacist and... more »
June 13, 2013 12:13 PM
The line of storms that rolled through central Kentucky Thursday morning also wreaked havoc in Montgomery County.
Officials report trees down, blocked roads and power outages affecting Mt. Sterling residents. A large tree toppled at North Sycamore and Winn Streets.
April 12, 2013 5:06 AM
National Weather Service officials will head out to Montgomery County Friday to determine if a tornado touched down in the area.
High winds caused damage along Ficklin Road outside Camargo. Vaughn Spencer says he was getting ready to go hunting when winds picked up. A tree blew down and... more »
March 27, 2013 5:18 AM
Fire destroyed a house in Montgomery County overnight.
Firefighters responded to the home along Levee Road around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. They say flames were shooting from the roof when they arrived. The fire gutted the home.
There were no reported injuries.
Officials say the house was vacant... more »
February 18, 2013 9:01 AM
Police in Montgomery County arrested a woman and charged her with stabbing a man over the weekend.
Officials say Tabitha Dougherty stabbed Clinton Townsend, 65, in the stomach after a party.
Townsend was in stable condition at last check.
Police charged Dougherty with assault. She also faces... more »
January 28, 2013 5:00 AM
Police say a distracted semi driver caused a slowdown along I-64 in Montgomery County Sunday night.
Police say the truck was heading westbound along the interstate near mile marker 104 around 11 p.m. when the driver checked his GPS and lost control of the rig. The semi drove through... more »
January 17, 2013 4:56 AM
Deputies investigated a car fire in Montgomery County early Thursday morning.
Somebody spotted flames shooting from a vehicle on the Ruth Run Farm along Winchester Road west of Mt.Sterling around 1 a.m. Firefighters put out the fire before it did significant damage to a nearby garage.
Deputies taped... more »
November 12, 2012 8:20 AM
Traffic remains backed up along westbound I-64 in Montgomery County after a seven-vehicle pileup Monday morning.
Police say a woman lost control of her car when she tried to avoid a deer around 6 a.m. between mile markers 106 and 108. She hit another car, causing a chain reaction.... more »
October 18, 2012 10:56 AM
A woman accused of trying to kill a neighbor over a missing cat in Montgomery County pleaded not guilty during a hearing Thursday.
Deputies say Janie Grooms, 53, went to confront a neighbor Friday night. The Montgomery County sheriff says there was an ongoing dispute over Grooms' cats. One... more »
October 16, 2012 8:16 AM
After searching for about 90 minutes, crews located two lost teens in Montgomery County Tuesday morning.
Officials say the brothers were walking home from a friend's house through a wooded area off Fogg Pike and Old Fogg Pike when they got lost. One of the teens called 911 around... more »
October 5, 2012 6:07 AM
Police say a theft suspect was eating the spoils when they arrested her in Montgomery County Thursday.
Investigators say the thieves likely had no idea what they were taking when they stole a trailer from a family's back yard Wednesday night. Turns out, it was full off popcorn -... more »
August 30, 2012 5:37 AM
Fire investigators continue to look into a pair of suspicious fires in Mt. Sterling last weekend.
The first fire burned through a house on North Queen Street Saturday morning. A second home right up the street went up in flames later that day. Both houses were vacant with no... more »
August 15, 2012 6:02 AM
Fire department officials say a child playing with a lighter sparked a fire that destroyed a Montgomery County home Tuesday.
A 5-year-old boy and his father made it out of the home along HWY-599 in Jeffersonville, but the blaze destroyed the mobile home.
"Apparently, their son was in... more »
August 8, 2012 5:05 PM
Work to replace an aging culvert bridge under US-60 near the Bath-Montgomery county line is finished, and the highway has reopened following its closure at mile marker two, just west of Wildwood Estates.
Crews began work on July 30, removing the old bridge and replacing it with a new... more »
July 12, 2012 6:09 AM
Montgomery County Sheriff's Office deputies made one arrest and continue the hunt for two more suspects in connection with a brazen home invasion robbery.
Deputies say earlier this week three men broke into the Mt. Sterling home of Nancy Ulery. The trio tied her up and ransacked her home,... more »
June 1, 2012 8:21 AM
A man faces a murder charge after a fatal motor vehicle incident in Montgomery County Thursday night.
The coroner says David Ballard, 51, died after a vehicle ran over him in Camargo around 9:30 p.m.
Montgomery County Sheriff deputies arrested Joseph Julian, 48, and charged him with murder... more »
May 16, 2012 10:12 PM
On Wednesday, friends, family and a community got the chance to pay respects to a fallen Montgomery County soldier during his visitation.
The road into Mount Sterling was lined with flags - 2,200 of them to be exact. They led people to the Montgomery County High School Arena where... more »
March 8, 2012 11:26 AM
BOWLING GREEN (AP) - Macie Spence scored 18 points Wednesday night as Montgomery County cruised past Muhlenberg County 60-43 to advance to the quarterfinals of the girls' state tournament.
Spence scored 14 of her points in the first half, working mostly in the paint as Region 10 champion Montgomery... more »
March 7, 2012 7:03 AM
Kentucky State Police arrested three women in a counterfeit money case Tuesday night.
Officials say Morehead Police were on the lookout for a black car in connection with counterfeit bills passed in local stores. A KSP trooper spotted the vehicle in Montgomery County, made a stop and found more... more »
March 1, 2012 9:33 AM
Police arrested a man after a wrong-way chase along I-64 in Clark and Montgomery Counties Thursday morning.
Police say the driver of an SUV was drunk and driving eastbound in westbound lanes. A KSP trooper pulled the vehicle over, but then the driver took off again. The SUV sideswiped... more »
January 9, 2012 12:18 PM
With a 59-47 victory over Pendleton County on Friday night, the Montgomery County boys basketball team improved to a perfect 6-0 in 10th Region play.
The Indians (13-3) rode a 23-point second quarter scoring outburst to victory.
Four Montgomery County players hit double figures. Brandon Fruth led the... more »
December 30, 2011 6:27 AM
A couple lost everything inside their Montgomery County home when it burned early Friday morning.
Firefighters responded to the house along Aarons Run Road around 3 a.m. A woman living in the home says her brother called, and when she woke up, her bedroom was filled with smoke. She... more »
December 19, 2011 5:30 AM
After negotiating for several hours, an escaped inmate from the Montgomery County Jail gave himself up Sunday night.
Officials say David Tidwell IV, 28, was cleaning the lobby with two guards around 1 a.m. Friday when he got away from them and escaped.
Officers located him in the... more »
December 16, 2011 5:39 AM
Police are hunting for a man who escaped the Montgomery County Regional Jail early Friday morning.
Officials say David Tidwell IV, 28, was cleaning the lobby with two guards around 1 a.m. when he got away from them and escaped. The guards chased Tidwell for more than a mile... more »
November 29, 2011 6:41 AM
Three people suffered injuries in a Montgomery County crash Monday evening.
Police say Haskell Hollingsworth, 75, was driving a Chevrolet Lumina northbound along KY-213 around 5 p.m. when he lost control and hit an oncoming SUV driven by William Overstreet, 53, head on.
EMS took Hollingsworth, Overstreet and... more »
November 23, 2011 5:38 AM
The Montgomery County Sheriff released surveillance video of the latest in a string of robberies.
The footage shows a woman entering the Eastside Grocery on Monday night. The Sheriff says the suspect got away with a small amount of cash. Investigators say a K9 unit tracked the woman to... more »
October 27, 2011 10:23 AM
Henry Clay advanced to the Kentucky Soccer State Tournament semifinals with a 1-0 win over Dunbar on a rainy Wednesday night in Lexington.
Thomas Ueland scored the lone goal, picking up a rebound during a scramble in front of the Bulldog net with just over 20 minutes left in... more »
October 5, 2011 6:42 AM
Police in Montgomery County captured a Powell County escapee Tuesday.
Officials say Jason Taulbee, 33, escaped from the Powell County jail Monday night by climbing through a ceiling panel and up to the roof. Police caught up with him at a Montgomery County home Tuesday after a tip. He... more »
September 13, 2011 7:50 AM
Westbound I-64 is reduced to one lane in Montgomery County due to an overturned semi.
Police say the truck rolled over around 2:30 a.m. There were no reported injuries, but the accident has caused significant traffic backup in the area.
September 2, 2011 5:23 AM
Kentucky State Police have released the name of the man shot and killed by a drug task force officer in Montgomery County Thursday afternoon.
Police say members of the Buffalo Trace Drug Task Force entered a home along Science Ridge Road in Jeffersontown to serve a warrant around 4:15... more »
August 31, 2011 6:19 AM
Police continue to search for two people who ran away from a crash in Montgomery County Tuesday evening.
Police say a black Chevy Cavalier crashed into a pickup truck along I-64 around 5 p.m. After both vehicles pulled into the emergency lane, a man and woman jumped out of... more »
August 22, 2011 10:30 AM
A late scoring drive spearheaded by senior quarterback Adam Wing lifted Rowan County to a 42-38 victory of Montgomery County Friday night.
Montgomery County found itself down by 11 twice, without the services of starting QB Matt Tuttle, who was suffering from cramps. But 6-foot-3 senior Joe Benson took... more »
July 28, 2011 11:49 AM
The Montgomery County High School is now searching for a new head boys' basketball coach.
Keith Griesser told school officials earlier this week that he will step down to take an administrative position at Royal Spring Middle School in Scott County. Griesser said the opportunity to work closer to... more »
July 12, 2011 6:03 AM
A Montgomery County woman told police that a man kidnapped her Monday afternoon, but she was able to get away.
Montgomery County Sheriff's deputies say the victim told them an older man with a dark farmer's tan, and a grey beard and mustache forced he to get into a... more »
July 12, 2011 5:42 AM
Firefighters in Montgomery battled a house fire early Tuesday morning.
Fire officials say the blaze apparently started on the second floor of a home along Main Street in Mt. Sterling. Firefighters contained the fire to a bedroom.
There were no reported injuries.
No word on the cause... more »
July 11, 2011 4:56 PM
Police in Montgomery County are searching for a man who they say tried to abduct a young woman Monday morning.
The Montgomery County sheriff says the twenty-one-year-old woman literally fought off her captor. The woman told the sheriff an older man with a gray beard and mustache and a... more »
June 10, 2011 11:16 AM
Or perfectly awful.
It all depends on your perspective.
Allen County-Scottsville pitcher Kelsi Pardue threw a perfect game as the Patriots routed East Jessamine 10-0 in the opening round of the Kentucky State Softball Tournament in Owensboro.
The Patriots junior hurler struck out 11 of... more »
June 7, 2011 1:24 PM
After a year absence, the Montgomery County High School softball team will return to a familiar setting - the fast pitch softball state tournament in Owensboro.
Last year, George Rogers Clark knocked the Lady Indians off the 10th Region pinnacle. But the Cardinals reign on top proved short-lived.
... more »
May 27, 2011 6:24 AM
Kentucky State Police arrested a man after a traffic stop in Montgomery County Thursday night.
Police say a trooper pulled over a car along Old Owingsville Road, about two miles outside Mt. Sterling, around 8 p.m. As he was investigating, the trooper discovered a passenger had four outstanding warrants.... more »
March 22, 2011 10:53 AM
Two people were hurt during a fire in a Montgomery County home early Tuesday morning.
The fire broke out just before 1 a.m.in a house along Woodford Drive. All of the residents made it out of the home. Initially firefighters thought everybody was OK, but two people were taken... more »
March 14, 2011 6:43 AM
Firefighter battled a barn fire in Montgomery County Sunday night.
Dispatchers say crews were called out to a burning barn along Levee Road just before 11:30 a.m.
There were no reported injuries.
February 25, 2011 12:42 PM
George Rogers Clark survived foul trouble and ice-cold fourth quarter shooting to win the 40th District crown on Thursday night.
The third ranked Cardinals (26-5) scored just 10 fourth quarter points, but still held on to knock off Montgomery County (15-14) 67-59.
GRC built a nine point lead... more »
February 21, 2011 6:12 AM
A fire sparked by a wind-whipped power line forced a Montgomery County preacher and his wife out of their home early Monday morning.
Emil Allan said he smelled smoke around 3:00 a.m. When he went outside, he saw sparks around the roof over the home's porch. Allen called 911.... more »
February 21, 2011 5:06 AM
Firefighters are battling a fire in Montgomery County.
Dispatchers say crews were called out to HWY-213 South in Jeffersonville early Monday morning.
LEX 18 has a crew en route to the scene. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.
February 18, 2011 6:06 AM
Police are trying to find the driver of a car that crashed in Montgomery County early Friday morning.
Dispatchers say emergency crews were called out to Sawmill Road, near Cream Alley Road. When crews arrived, they found a car flipped over on its top, but there was no sign... more »
January 24, 2011 5:48 AM
A fire leveled a Montgomery County home early Monday morning.
A neighbor called in the blaze at a house along Asa Means Road around 3 a.m. The fire completely destroyed the home.
Firefighters say they don't believe anybody was inside when the fire broke out. Neighbors told them... more »
January 19, 2011 12:09 PM
More disturbing details are emerging in the case of a Montgomery County couple charged in an incest case that dates back to the 1970s.
Kentucky State Police say 18 of the 29 charges against Charles Williams are connected to four different individuals, all related to Williams.
State police... more »
January 14, 2011 8:10 AM
A woman who rolled her car four times last week in a crash on I-64 in Montgomery County says her dog got out of one of the car's broken windows, and she needs the public's help in finding her.
Annetta Salyers' two-year-old Puggle, Brandy Marie, is still missing after... more »
December 24, 2010 6:38 AM
A neighbor helped pull a man through the window of a burning Montgomery County home, and woman was injured escaping early Friday morning.
The fire broke out around 3 a.m. in a house along Wesley Street. One woman inside the home escaped. A cousin, who lives nearby, pulled a... more »
December 9, 2010 10:25 AM
Alex Tye scored 27 points and yanked down six rebounds, as the Paris Ladyhounds edged Montgomery County 62-57 Tuesday.
Eighth grader Asia Sims also had a big game for Paris, earning a double-double. The youngster scored 10 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. Sims was a perfect 4-for-4 from the... more »
October 11, 2010 12:50 PM
Montgomery County High School opened up district play with a 49-21 win over Woodford County on Oct. 8. The Indians will try to make it 2-0 when they host Ashland Blazer on Friday, Oct. 15.
Ashland will provide quite a test for Montgomery County, and the Tomcats (5-2) won't... more »
October 8, 2010 10:58 AM
Police in Montgomery County are searching an inmate who escaped from the Montgomery County Regional Jail Thursday night.
Stewart Creekmore, 25, was charged with murder, fetal homicide and first degree assault following a July car accident that killed Henry Bush of Mt. Sterling and killed the unborn child of... more »
September 27, 2010 9:12 AM
A mother and two young children were left homeless after a fire gutted their Montgomery County house early Monday morning. The fire broke out in a house along Howards Mill Road sometime after 5 a.m. The woman who lives there was at work at the time, and her two children,... more »
September 22, 2010 5:55 AM
The trial for the man accused of kidnapping his son, running from police and then holding officers at bay during a lengthy standoff is expected to begin Wednesday. Investigators say Robin Mapel took the toddler and then led police on a chase, crashing his truck back in 2008. He later... more »
August 30, 2010 11:44 AM
No injuries were reported Monday morning after a fire broke out in the home of a member of the UK board of trustees in Montgomery County.
The fire broke out at about 9:45 a.m. at the Holly Hills home of Dr. Keith Gannon. Firefighters at the scene say the... more »
August 13, 2010 9:24 AM
Montgomery County Emergency Management will provide public cooling stations to provide area residents a temporary respite from the intense heat Friday. The county will operate two stations at: Training Room-Montgomery County Fire Department Station No. 6 Oak Grove Drive, Mt. Sterling. Camargo City Hall Community Room No. 4406, Camargo Road,... more »
August 10, 2010 12:37 PM
A Montgomery County grand jury will take up the case of a deadly shooting involving a husband and wife. Investigators say 52-year-old Debbie Shouse shot her husband, 47-year-old Tony Shouse in self-defense on Monday at a home on Norman Road. Witnesses say the two had been arguing when the shooting... more »
August 9, 2010 10:06 PM
Montgomery County investigators say a woman shot her husband in an apparent act of self defense Monday afternoon. It happened around 4 p.m. inside a mobile home on Norman Road in Jeffersonville. Witnesses say 52-year-old Debbie Shouse and her husband, 47-year-old Tony Shouse, were arguing when they heard a gun... more »
August 9, 2010 4:04 PM
Public cooling stations will be available to provide temporary respite from the intense heat in Montgomery County this week. The location and operating hours for these cooling stations are as follows: Tuesday August 10, Wednesday August 11, Thursday August 12 Montgomery County Civic Center Community Room 177 East Locust Street... more »
July 24, 2010 11:44 PM
The woman involved in a Montgomery County crash has died.
The accident happened just before four o'clock Saturday afternoon, on Highway 11 at Bunker Hill Road, in the Judy community north of Mount Sterling.
Police say 62 year old Sally Meng was headed north on highway 11,... more »
July 20, 2010 3:18 PM
Kentucky State Police in Morehead is investigating the escape of a Montgomery County Regional Jail inmate who they say failed to report back to the jail after work release last Friday. DJ Hollon was in the Montgomery County Regional Jail as the result of a contempt of court charge. The... more »