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Mom and caretaker plead guilty to defrauding Kentucky Medicaid program

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WYMT) - A London mom and a caretaker have pleaded guilty to defrauding Kentucky's Medicaid program out of thousands of dollars meant to fund care for the mom's son. Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse announced the guilty pleas on Thursday. Accord

WYMT.COM - 2018-03-23 01:47:00

Bill to charge fees for disabled parking heads to Bevin's desk

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP/WKYT) - Kentucky could soon begin charging a fee for multiple disabled parking placards. The state Senate passed House Bill 81 on Wednesday. The bill would charge $10 for a duplicate disabled parking placard. Disabled people can still get the first placard for free. WKYT's Invest

WKYT 27 - 2018-03-22 12:52:00

Versailles police dig urine-soaked infants out of backseat of vehicle piled with clothes, couple arrested

VERSAILLES, Ky. (WKYT) - Versailles police say a couple is behind bars after they discovered twin six-month-old infants underneath garbage bags filled with clothes in the backseat of a vehicle. An arrest report shows an officer stopped at a gas station on Lexington Road and was alerted to a couple

WKYT 27 - 2018-03-21 17:50:00

Unsolved Bardstown murders and missing persons cases addressed at state capitol

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WDRB) -- For the first time Wednesday, Bardstown's unsolved crimes were brought to the state capitol. Sherry Ballard and her family members were introduced in Frankfort on both the House and Senate floors hoping to raise awareness for the unsolved missing and murdered persons cases i

WDRB.COM - 2018-03-22 03:57:00

UPDATE: Person of interest in homicide shoots self after short police pursuit Wednesday

A manhunt was short-lived for a London man who killed himself after a brief car chase. Kenneth Lipscomb, 55, of London was being sought by police after a dead body was found in his home off Hunter's Trace Tuesday afternoon. He wasn't considered a suspect by Laurel County Sheriff's deputies, but they

SENTINEL-ECHO.COM - 2018-03-22 12:58:00

Senate OKs bill to ban abortion procedure after 11 weeks

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A bill that would ban a common abortion procedure when women are at least 11 weeks into their pregnancies is one step away from clearing Kentucky's Republican-led legislature. The bill passed the Senate on Thursday. The measure now returns to the House, which will consider whe

WYMT.COM - 2018-03-23 16:26:00

LPD: Man shot while driving; car hits pole

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) - Lexington Police say a man was shot behind the wheel of a car on Georgetown Street Thursday night. Shortly after 8:00 p.m., the car crashed into a pole and the shooting victim went to a nearby fast food restaurant for help, according to investigators. LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) -

WTVQ - 2018-03-23 02:20:04

Lexington teen missing for over a week

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) - The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is looking for 16-year-old Skylar Flynn. The Lexington teen has been missing since March 11th. - Advertisement - According to NCMEC, the family has not seen or heard from her since Sunday night when she walked away from t

WTVQ - 2018-03-21 22:53:58

These Kentucky school districts are closing Wednesday as teachers rally in Frankfort

At least four Eastern Kentucky school districts will close Wednesday as their teachers rally in Frankfort against proposed cuts to pension benefits that have sparked outrage among public employees across the state. The county school districts in Pike, Lawrence and Carter counties will be closed Wed


Suspected of driving a stolen Lexington Jeep, man dies after confronting officer

A man who was reportedly seen driving a Jeep stolen from Lexington died Monday in a western Kentucky shooting involving a state trooper, according to Kentucky State Police. Sheriff's deputies in Daviess County were called to a farm off Hill Bridge Road at about 4:30 p.m. for a report of a person doi


Man killed in officer-involved shooting overnight in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WTVQ) - A man has died as a result of an officer-involved shooting, after police say he broke into a home in Georgetown. Early Tuesday morning, police say a man forced his way into a home owned by a woman he knew, armed with two handguns. - Advertisement - When officers arrived, the


Trail derails in Scott County; Crews on scene

SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Police in Georgetown confirm to WKYT that a train derailed in Scott County late Sunday night. Crews are responding to the scene on Lisle Road near the Scott-Fayette County line. Southbound interstate 75 is closed at mile marker 125. Right now, police have not said what was


Four injured after trains collide in Kentucky

GEORGETOWN, Ky. - Four people were injured after two trains collided and derailed late Sunday night in Georgetown, Kentucky, officials said. A call came in at 11:14 p.m. to report the crash, Lt. Jessica Bowman, spokeswoman for the Lexington Fire Department told The Associated Press. Residents were e


Kentucky officials to experiment with blocking invasive fish

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky officials say researchers will experiment with a riverbed bubbler and sound system as an environmentally friendly way to block the spread of an invasive fish. The Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet says the technology will be tested below Barkley Dam in wester


Police investigate Sunday morning shooting in Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A man is fighting for his life after he showed up at the hospital with a gunshot wound. Police say they were called to Trent Circle around 5:15 a.m. Sunday for a report of shots fired. When they got there, they found bullet holes in several cars, but no victims. While officer


Classes canceled Wednesday at some schools

ASHLANDA number of eastern Kentucky school districts, including several in Northeast Kentucky, are canceling classes Wednesday so teachers can go to Frankfort and press lawmakers to protect their pensions and state education funding. Ashland, Fairview, Carter County and Lawrence County are calling o


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Mega Millions winning ticket sold in Frankfort

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) - Someone is $1 million richer, according to the Kentucky Lottery. The lottery says a winning Mega Millions ticket for Tuesday night's drawing was sold in Frankfort. - Advertisement - The lucky ticket matched the first five numbers but not the Mega Ball to win the game's secon


FPD seeking information on East Main break-ins

Frankfort Police are looking for the suspect or suspects who set off alarms at two East Main Street businesses early Monday. Officers, who responded to an alarm at Capital Pharmacy, 662 E. Main St., at 5:17 a.m. found the front door damaged. Surveillance video captured a male subject walking around


$1 million Mega Millions ticket purchased in Frankfort

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - The Kentucky Lottery says someone purchased a $1 million lottery ticket in Frankfort. The winning ticket matched the first five numbers, but it did not match the Mega Ball. Tuesday's results were 6 -30 - 58 - 60 - 61 and Mega Ball 17. The ticket was purchased at Five Star Fo