August 27, 2014 6:03 PM
A person has died and three others were hurt after a crash in Jacksboro, Tenn., (Campbell County) just south of the Kentucky border. NBC affiliate WBIR reports two trucks collided just after 3 p.m. just south of exit 134, the Caryville/Jacksboro/LaFollette exit. According to officials, one truck was carrying batteries... more »
August 15, 2014 12:22 PM
A missing Georgia woman's credit card appears to have been used in Wayne County in Kentucky.
An Atlanta TV station reports 65-year-old Janice Kay Whitted was last seen at her home in Marietta on Wednesday. Police issued an alert later that night.
The missing woman's family says she... more »
August 15, 2014 9:04 AM
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) - Police in Middle Tennessee say a tanker truck explosion and fire has killed one person will result in significant delays for motorists on Interstate 65. Police tell local news outlets the fuel tanker hit an overpass around 3:40 a.m. Friday in Franklin. It was carrying unleaded... more »
August 5, 2014 12:45 PM
State bans on same-sex marriages have been falling around the country since last summer, when the Supreme Court ordered the federal government to recognize state-sanctioned gay marriages. The remaining state bans all face legal challenges to overturn them, and a federal Court of Appeals in Cincinnati will hear arguments Wednesday... more »
August 1, 2014 11:27 AM
A Wayne County man is behind bars in Tennessee charged with the murders of two men just across the state line.
34-year old Joshua Pyles is charged in connection with the murders of 58-year old Dan Dowdy and his 22-year old son Cody.
The two were found dead... more »
July 31, 2014 10:53 AM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A West Virginia coal billionaire has more than 250 pending violations at mining operations in Kentucky and four other states. The Courier-Journal cited data from the federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement in reporting that almost half of the citations against mines owned by... more »
July 10, 2014 10:40 AM
A Tennessee man pleaded guilty Thursday to the robbery of two banks in Kentucky and one carjacking in Adair County.
Eugene Earl Gentry, 63, admitted in court to robbing the United Citizens Bank in Columbia of approximately $90,000 on Oct. 15, 2012. On the same day, in Adair County,... more »
July 7, 2014 3:47 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The maker of Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey on Monday celebrated the opening of a new cooperage in Alabama to supply its distillery with the American white oak barrels that are toasted and charred to give the spirit its distinctive flavor and color.
The facility located... more »
June 27, 2014 5:23 AM
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The FBI says nine people from five states have been charged with taking $15 million from investors in a fake coal mining company in Tennessee. The FBI says the nine have been charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and money laundering in the... more »
June 26, 2014 9:13 AM
BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Highway Patrol says four people are dead following a fiery crash in West Tennessee involving two tractor-trailers and at least two passenger cars. Police told media outlets that two people - a husband and wife from Bowling Green, Kentucky - died in one of... more »
June 13, 2014 2:15 PM
ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Police say two Tennessee teenagers made plans last year to shoot up a high school and were studying the 1999 Columbine massacre in Colorado.
The Kingsport Times-News reports that Hawkins County Sheriff Ronnie Lawson said authorities became aware of the plans last October after they... more »
June 11, 2014 2:44 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - To many, Tennessee means whiskey. But inside the state, the question is: What does Tennessee whiskey mean?
A battle between two worldwide liquor companies - owners of rival brands Jack Daniel's and smaller rival George Dickel - is being waged over who has the right... more »
June 11, 2014 9:05 AM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Alcohol regulators on Tuesday abruptly ended an investigation into whether global liquor giant Diageo PLC violated state laws by storing whiskey made in Tennessee in neighboring Kentucky.
The decision came after master distiller John Lunn testified that the liquor stored in Kentucky would be blended... more »
May 23, 2014 7:14 AM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee has decided how it will respond to a nationwide scarcity of lethal injection drugs for death-row inmates: with the electric chair. Republican Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill into law Thursday allowing the state to electrocute death row inmates in the event prisons are unable... more »
May 17, 2014 9:12 PM
The SEC Baseball Tournament will begin Tuesday, May 20 in Hoover, Alabama.
UK has earned a 9-seed and will play Alabama in Game 3 on Tuesday.
Here's the entire schedule for the SEC Tourney:
2014 SEC Baseball Tournament Bracket
Tuesday, May 20
Game 1... more »
May 9, 2014 11:04 AM
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee deputy who was fired after the publication of a photo that appears to show him choking a suspect has decided to take early retirement.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that documents dated Thursday show that 47-year-old Frank Phillips chose to take "deferred retirement"... more »
April 15, 2014 1:07 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Two brothers who defrauded millions of dollars from thousands of investors in an oil and gas drilling scheme lost a bid Tuesday to have their convictions and sentences overturned. The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals concluded that prosecutors presented enough evidence to back their contention... more »
April 10, 2014 3:25 PM
The Madison County Sheriff's Office is looking for a suspect in a home invasion in the Union City area.
Officials are looking for Aaron Douglas Tate, 32, of Richmond in connection to a home invasion from March.
Officials say Tate broke into the home around 6 a.m. on... more »
March 25, 2014 12:22 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Senate sponsor of an effort to rewrite the legal definition of Tennessee whiskey has withdrawn the measure from consideration this year. Republican Sen. Mark Green of Clarksville on Tuesday moved the bill that has pitted two global liquor giants against each other to a summer... more »
March 18, 2014 3:19 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - State lawmakers are considering an outright repeal of a 2013 law that for the first time established a legal definition of Tennessee whisky.
Supporters of the move say the law enacted last year unfairly benefits Jack Daniel's, the world's most famous Tennessee whiskey.
Some... more »
February 11, 2014 8:59 AM
LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) - Federal investigators are returning to the scene of an explosion at a home in Middle Tennessee that killed one person. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives spokesman Michael Knight says crews will begin processing the area of the blast Tuesday morning in an effort to... more »
February 4, 2014 10:28 AM
LOUISVILLE (AP) - Two men convicted in an oil-and-gas drilling scheme in which investors lost millions of dollars have been ordered to forfeit $33 million in cash, cars and property.
The decision by U.S. District Judge Karen K. Caldwell in Lexington brings to an end the long-running saga of... more »
January 15, 2014 10:51 AM
A 21-year-old Tennessee man was arrested Tuesday after the father of a teenager said the man was trying to take his daughter back to Tennessee with him.
The father of a 15-year-old told police a 21-year-old man was enroute from Tennessee to Warren County to meet his daughter and... more »
January 1, 2014 10:34 AM
A missing Tennessee man was found in Lexington Wednesday.
Jerry Scott was reported missing on Tuesday night in Murfreesboro, TN., according to Nashville TV station WSMV.
The man's daughter said the 72-year-old was found in Lexington, the station reports. He was apparently found on the side of the... more »
December 19, 2013 12:19 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Firefighters are making progress against a large industrial fire at a federal Superfund site in central Tennessee, an official said Thursday.
Tennessee Emergency Management Agency spokesman Jeremy Heidt said a crew of contractors for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began efforts to put out the... more »
December 17, 2013 12:10 PM
Police say a Calloway County teen led them on a chase and crossed into Tennessee.
Investigators say deputies tried to stop 19-year-old Claibourn Richardson, when he refused to stop, leading deputies on a chase and crossing into Tennessee.
Tennessee authorities were able to find Richardson's car at a... more »
December 13, 2013 7:26 PM
A Tennessee man has been charged with robbing two Kentucky banks.
Eugene Earl Gentry is accused of robbing a bank in Adair County in Oct. 2012, and another in Taylor County in October of this year.
Prosecutors say Gentry carjacked a bank employee in the first robbery attempt.... more »
November 25, 2013 4:33 PM
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee doesn't expect to have trouble finding motivation for Saturday's season finale at Kentucky finale even though a bowl bid isn't at stake.
The chance to build momentum by earning its first true road win in three years is all the incentive the Volunteers need.... more »
November 10, 2013 7:02 PM
The Kentucky football team received their first commitment for the 2015 class on Sunday evening. Montrell Custis, a 6-foot, 180-pound cornerback from Georgia is considered a four-star prospect by 247Sports.com. Custis chose Kentucky over the likes of Auburn, Tennessee and West Virginia among others.
October 15, 2013 10:09 PM
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Two Memphis police officers were shot and wounded Tuesday as they tried to arrest a man who barricaded himself in a home later engulfed by flames, authorities said. They added the man's body was later found in the charred and smoldering home.
The Commercial Appeal... more »
October 9, 2013 12:21 PM
A missing Tennessee woman has been found safe in Pikeville.
80-year-old Ruth Poole was found Tuesday night. She was last seen at a friend's home in South Carolina.
She left Monday to go to the store, but never came back. Poole was involved in a minor wreck in... more »
October 7, 2013 1:20 PM
Officials say rain could be to blame in a deadly crash that killed a well known horse trainer from Tennessee.
The crash happened around 8:30 a.m. Monday on Interstate-71 in Gallatin County.
Deputies say 51-year-old Jeffrey Givens was hauling a horse trailer, when it dipped off the side... more »
October 4, 2013 12:36 PM
STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) - He was the oldest victim in the fiery crash of a church bus in Tennessee, but Cloyce Matheny was truly young at heart. The 95-year-old retired aeronautical engineer went skydiving just a couple years ago, and was involved with a seniors group at his North Carolina... more »
October 3, 2013 12:09 PM
DANDRIDGE, Tenn. (AP) -It could take a couple of days to identify some of the eight people killed in a fiery bus crash in Tennessee because some of the victims were so badly burned, the highway patrol said Thursday. Sgt. Bill Miller said said a forensic team expected to use... more »
October 3, 2013 10:36 AM
DANDRIDGE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Highway Patrol says it could take a couple of days before troopers release the names of the eight people who died in a fiery bus crash. THP Sgt. Bill Miller said Thursday morning that positive identification of the victims would be difficult because some... more »
September 12, 2013 3:46 PM
Four people found shot to death on Thursday in a car near a former Tennessee mountain resort were deliberately targeted and not the victims of random violence, authorities said.
Deputy District Attorney General Gary McKenzie said in a telephone interview that investigators are still working to identify the victims.... more »
September 11, 2013 5:43 PM
Police say a man approached an officer Wednesday morning saying he believed to be wanted.
A trooper who was patrolling on US Highway 25 in London Wednesday said 38-year-old Michael Ford, II approached him around 10:45 a.m. ad said he thought he was wanted in Tennessee and wanted to... more »
September 3, 2013 2:30 PM
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A Memphis teen who police say studied close-combat battle tactics and sharpened his knife the night before he fatally stabbed his high school principal pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Tuesday.
Eduardo Marmolejo, 18, told Criminal Court Judge W. Mark Ward that he accepted a plea... more »
September 2, 2013 4:06 PM
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee is treating Western Kentucky as if it's a Southeastern Conference opponent instead of a Sun Belt team.
"All you have to do is watch a couple of clips and they have your attention," Tennessee coach Butch Jones said. "They have SEC talent."
They... more »
August 23, 2013 6:20 PM
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - No charges have been filed against a Tennessee kindergartner or his mother after a gun discharged inside the child's backpack in a school cafeteria, but the shooting has led to metal-detecting wands being provided to the district's elementary schools, officials said Friday. Memphis police said the... more »
August 19, 2013 9:32 PM
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - The NCAA has ruled that a Middle Tennessee football player who spent five years in the Marines will be allowed to compete this fall and that he will have four years of eligibility remaining.
It's a reversal from the NCAA's earlier decision to rule Steven... more »
August 16, 2013 6:21 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A fifth Vanderbilt football player has been indicted for his alleged role in the rape of an unconscious student on campus. Metro Nashville Police say 21-year-old Chris Boyd gave another defendant advice on how to cover up the crime. Vanderbilt released a statement Friday saying he... more »
July 22, 2013 8:00 PM
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - Middle Tennessee police say they have video of a Blue Raiders football player choking his girlfriend last November while two teammates watched and did nothing.
The girlfriend met with university police on Friday and they released a report Monday saying they have a copy of... more »
July 8, 2013 5:26 PM
Crews are on the scene of a small plane crash on Jacksboro Road in the Bronston community in Pulaski County that happened not far from a private airport with a grass field.
The crash happened at about 4 p.m. Two men were on board, and witness Jeremy Thompson said... more »
June 27, 2013 8:05 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Nashville man who fled to Egypt with his two children has been charged with criminal homicide in the death of his wife.
The body of 27-year-old Madiha Roshdy was found last month by a highway mowing crew near Elizabethton, Ky., but authorities were unable... more »
May 24, 2013 6:11 AM
An elderly Tennessee couple died in a crash along I-65 in Hardin County Thursday afternoon.
Police say a car went off the road near mile marker 98, crashed into a tree and came to rest in a creek bed. Firefighters found Claire R. Kahane, 75. dead inside the vehicle.... more »
May 6, 2013 8:44 AM
ONEIDA, Tenn. (AP) - New population estimates of black bears in and around the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area show the population is thriving. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the bears were reintroduced to the area almost 20 years ago after they had been nearly wiped out... more »
March 11, 2013 9:26 AM
SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, Tenn. (AP) - A bus carrying Kentucky college students has crashed on Signal Mountain in southeastern Tennessee. WRCB-TV in Chattanooga reported a brake problem caused the charter bus carrying students from Kentucky Wesleyan College to run over a small hill beside the road. The station reported the bus... more »
March 8, 2013 12:23 PM
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Federal prosecutors have decided to pursue the death penalty against a former prison guard charged with killing two West Tennessee postal workers. U.S. Attorney Edward Stanton told U.S. District Judge Jon McCalla about the decision at a hearing in Memphis on Friday for suspect Chastain Montgomery.... more »
March 8, 2013 6:54 AM
COOPERTOWN, Tenn. (AP) - A police chief hired to rebuild a tiny Tennessee department dismantled by scandal is using a lie-detector test to keep racists off his force. Coopertown Police Chief Shane Sullivan took over the department in November, becoming the 11th chief in as many years. He was hired... more »
January 19, 2013 5:00 PM
Kentucky's football coach Mark Stoops has affirmed the Wildcats interest in arguably the state's best running back.
Madison Southern's Damien Harris was offered a scholarship by Joker Phillips when he was the head coach at Kentucky. However, when Phillips was let go, the sophomore running back didn't know if... more »
January 11, 2013 9:33 AM
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A judge is considering whether to grant new trials to three men in the torture killing of a young Knoxville couple.
Lemaricus Davidson, Letalvis Cobbins and George Thomas are seeking new trials after the trial judge was found to be addicted to prescription pain pills.... more »
January 3, 2013 5:39 PM
In Sept. 2012, Lex18 Sports sat down with Madison Southern's Damien Harris. At that time, Harris was already proving that he was one of the best running backs in the state -- as a sophomore.
The Eagles running back finished the season with 160 carries for 1,911 yards (11.9... more »
December 7, 2012 8:28 AM
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee selected Cincinnati's Butch Jones as its fourth football coach six seasons, ending a tumultuous couple of days for both parties. The university has scheduled a news conference for 2:30 p.m. Friday to announce the hiring, which was first reported by VolQuest.com. Cincinnati already has announced... more »
November 29, 2012 8:53 AM
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The judge who presided over the retrial in which a Kentucky woman was convicted in a young Tennessee woman's killing is aiming for a February sentencing. Vanessa Coleman of Lebanon, Ky., was convicted in Knoxville earlier this month of facilitation of felony murder. The Knoxville News... more »
May 21, 2012 8:32 AM
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Department of Transportation expects to open at least one southbound lane of Interstate 75 at the site of a massive rockslide in Campbell County. According to The Knoxville News Sentinel, TDOT intends to open one of the two southbound lanes Monday at the 143... more »
May 8, 2012 9:38 AM
GUNTOWN, Miss. (AP) - The intense search for a man accused of abducting a Tennessee woman and her three daughters continued Tuesday after authorities said the mother and her oldest daughter were found dead in north Mississippi, behind a house the alleged kidnapper rented. Authorities are looking for Adam Mayes,... more »
March 23, 2012 10:26 PM
Tennessee starting pitcher Zack Godley worked eight innings and allowed only one run on four hits to lead the Volunteers to a 4-1 win over No. 2 Kentucky in the series opener, snapping UK's school-record 22-game winning streak to open the season and hand the Wildcats their first loss of... more »
February 22, 2012 8:49 AM
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued an Amber Alert for two missing children Wednesday morning.
Investigators say they think non-custodial parents Jeremy Knasel, 32, and Ashley Norberg, 24, abducted Summer Knasel, 3, and her 4-year-old sister Lovell in Van Buren County, Tenn. The county is located in the center... more »
February 20, 2012 5:09 AM
JELLICO, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee state police say a juvenile was seriously injured and others were hurt when blinding snow and fog contributed to a string of crashes along a three-mile stretch of Interstate 75 near Jellico. The eight crashes were original reported by Campbell County dispatch as a chain-reaction... more »
January 31, 2012 10:19 PM
An Interview With:
COACH JOHN CALIPARI
Q. On a scale of 1-to-10, 10 being the highest, how good was the defense? COACH CALIPARI: We were really good defensively. We were really good. You know, the way we scored the ball in the first half, we were able to... more »
January 10, 2012 6:20 AM
Erick Fountain says he was relieved when police captured two Powell County Jail escapees in Tennessee.
Police say Phillip Wells and Josh Abner stole Fountain's car after they broke out of the jail last month. The duo headed south and officers eventually found them, along with the stolen vehicle,... more »
December 26, 2011 10:34 AM
MOUNT JULIET, Tenn. (AP) - A Mount Juliet car dealership has been shuttered after federal agents froze the assets of its owner, who is accused of having ties to terrorists. The accusations against Cedar Exports & Auto Sales in Mount Juliet are spelled out in a federal lawsuit that was... more »
November 29, 2011 9:59 AM
Since UK last beat Tennessee way back in 1984,Calvary Baptist Church associate pastor Hank Ellington has sported a beard.
That's 26 years of facial hair.
Ellington is now clean-shaved.
After that win in the 80s, Ellington made a bargain with his youth group.
... more »
November 27, 2011 2:51 PM
(AP) - When Avery Williamson and his Kentucky teammates finally had nothing left to lose, the Wildcats pulled off two of their best performances of the season. Now, coach Joker Phillips must find a way to continue the good vibes gained with Saturday's 10-7 upset of Tennessee in the season... more »
November 26, 2011 6:43 PM
JOKER PHILLIPS: The injury report? There is none. What an amazing game. How many if we lined up the last 26 years, how many quarterbacks have we had, probably 15? Who would pick out Matt Roark as the guy who broke the streak? You know we had a few goals... more »
November 26, 2011 6:34 PM
2011 Kentucky Football Kentucky vs. Tennessee Lexington, Ky. -- Commonwealth Stadium Nov. 26, 2010 Post-Game Quotes
#3 Matt Roark, WR/QB
On his overall thoughts on the win ... "I never expected to do anything like that. Not the part of beating Tennessee, but the me... more »
November 26, 2011 5:58 PM
(AP) - Matt Roark's knowledge of the playbook as quarterback came down to a single sheet of paper. The 51 plays the wide receiver said he learned this week were good enough to snap a streak dating back 26 years. Roark filled in at quarterback with 124 yards on 24... more »
June 23, 2011 9:13 AM
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - A Chattanooga man's body is being exhumed to remove dentures that belong to another man after a hospital employee mistakenly gave them to the wrong family. Parkridge Medical Center spokeswoman Alison Counts told The Chattanooga Times Free Press that the body of 76-year-old Kenneth Ray Manis... more »
April 26, 2011 11:34 AM
FAIRVIEW, Tenn. (AP) - Many Internet users rely on Google to instantly find information about almost anyone and anything. Philippe and Thao Jeanty went a step further. They used Google to design their solar-powered home in rural Fairview. "The beauty of Google Sketchup is you can move things around until... more »
April 21, 2011 2:53 PM
Kentucky State Police say a man wanted in a double shooting in Knox County Tuesday afternoon was captured in Tennessee Thursday.
James Bargo, 57, of Woodbine was arrested for criminal impersonation and drug charges by Knoxville Police Department at about 1:45 a.m. Investigators say Bargo shot his girlfriend and... more »
March 21, 2011 10:09 PM
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee has fired Bruce Pearl after a season that saw the coach charged with unethical conduct for lying to NCAA investigators during a probe into recruiting. In a statement released late Monday night, athletics director Mike Hamilton said Tennessee officials made the decision to relieve Pearl... more »
March 21, 2011 2:25 PM
Sources are telling several different outlets, including ESPN, CBS Sports and Fox Sports that Bruce Pearl is out as the coach at Tennessee.
According to multiple sources, the Vols head coach - who is the subject of an NCAA investigation in which he admitted to lying to the NCAA... more »
February 23, 2011 11:27 AM
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The NCAA has charged Tennessee with at least a dozen rules violations committed by the university's basketball and football programs.
Included in the allegations after the NCAA's 22-month investigation are charges that coach Bruce Pearl acted unethically and failed to monitor compliance activities by his... more »
February 9, 2011 1:12 PM
(AP) - Kentucky coach John Calipari jotted down a simple message on the whiteboard in locker room before the 18th-ranked Wildcats faced rival Tennessee on Tuesday night.
"I put on the board: Refuse to lose," Calipari said. "It's that time of the year. Refuse to lose. Figure out a... more »
February 8, 2011 11:12 PM
(AP) - DeAndre Liggins tied a career-high with 19 points and No. 18 Kentucky ruined Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl's return to the bench with a 73-61 victory on Tuesday night.
Josh Harrellson added 16 points as the Wildcats (17-6, 5-4 Southeastern Conference) broke a modest two-game losing streak by... more »
February 8, 2011 9:58 PM
The Cats came out fast, but didn't finish off the first half. Kentucky leads Tennessee 35-28 at the break. DeAndre Liggins leads the way with 11 points. Doron Lamb has eight.
Kentucky went on a 11-2 run capped off by a Terrence Jones fast break to give the Cats... more »
February 7, 2011 11:53 PM
(AP) - Shekinna Stricklen scored 20 points and No. 4 Tennessee overcame major turnover trouble to beat No. 15 Kentucky 73-67 on Monday night. The Lady Vols (22-2, 10-0 Southeastern Conference) won their 13th straight despite turning it over 24 times in the face of the Wildcats' relentless pressure. Meighan... more »