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Kentucky police arrest father and son on sex abuse, incest charges

BELL COUNTY, Ky. — Kentucky State Police arrested a father and son after two female victims came forward and reported crimes that reportedly occurred when they were less than 14 years old.


Kentucky Wildlife Center announces move to new facility on Georgetown Road

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – A Facebook post from the Kentucky Wildlife Center says the facility will be moving from their Leestown Road site to the Equine Business Center on Georgetown Road.


Kentucky police officer accused of sending obscene photos to teenager

CYNTHIANA, Ky. — A Kentucky police officer is accused of exchanging obscene pictures with a teenage girl. John Philpot IV was arrested Wedsnday when he reported to work at the Cynthiana Police Department.


Kentucky sheriff indicted after second DUI arrest

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A Kentucky sheriff has been indicted following his second DUI arrest. WAVE3 reports that Breckenridge County Sheriff Todd Pate has been indicted on four counts of wanton endangerment, and one count each of tampering with evidence and operating a vehicle under the influence.


Police: Substitute teacher admits to downing vodka shots while teaching in Georgetown

SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. — A substitute teacher in central Kentucky is accused of being drunk at school. Brook West is charged with public intoxication and endangering the welfare of a minor.


Feds indict 60, some doctors, in Appalachia (including Kentucky) for illegal prescriping of pain pills

Feds indict 60 for illegal prescribing in Ohio, W.Va., Ky., Tenn. and Ala.; some doctors allegedly traded sex for drugs. Sixty health professionals in five Appalachian states were charged Wednesday with “illegal prescribing of more than 32 million pain pills, including doctors who prosecutors said t


Florida man accused of child molestation arrested in Kentucky

ROSINE, Ky. (WKYT) - A Florida man accused of molesting a child is behind bars in Kentucky with the help of federal authorities. Kentucky State Police say William Douglas Lacy III, 29, was arrested in Rosine after troopers and U.S. Marshals executed a search warrant at a home on U.S. 62 East.


Woman arrested for teaching while drunk at a Kentucky middle school

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WKYT/Gray News) - A woman is behind bars after deputies say she was teaching while drunk at a Scott County middle school in Kentucky, according to WKYT. An arrest citation said Brook Ellen West, 32, was arrested Monday after she admitted to authorities she took four vodka shots arou


Kentucky man charged in 2017 fatal shooting

SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. (WKRN) - Search warrants executed at multiple residences Wednesday morning in Allen County, Kentucky led to an arrest in a 2017 fatal shooting. Jackie Mutter, 64, was charged with murder in the death of Wendell Jackson on Hade Bell Road in Scottsville.


Slainte granted approval of covered pavilion despite concerns

For the second time last week, some residents of East Main Street squared off with Slainte Public House over noise, traffic and how a proposed shelter would impact them and the quality of life.


Grand jury in western Kentucky returns eight indictments

Eight people have been indicted on various weapon and drug charges in western Kentucky. U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman was joined by Owensboro Police and the ATF at a press conference on Thursday.

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Kentucky adds Bucknell grad transfer Sestina

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky has signed former Bucknell forward Nate Sestina as a graduate transfer for next season, the school announced Thursday. The 6-foot-9, 245-pound Sestina averaged 15.8 points and 8.5 rebounds per game in his first season as a starter for the Bison and ranked sixth and second


Kentucky burglary suspect shot after breaking into home, allegedly undressing in child's bedroom

A Kentucky man who allegedly broke into his neighbor's home and took his clothes off in a 12-year-old girl's room on Sunday was shot six times by the homeowner, according to officials.


US Equestrian Announces Dressage Development Program Members

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian (USEF) is pleased to announce the updated member lists to the Dressage Development Program. The aim of the Dressage Development Program is to provide strategic guidance and resources to selected athletes with the perceived ability to make the podium or contribute to po


Wanted Kentucky man sports distinctive tattoos in mug shot

BOWLING GREEN, KY (WAVE) - A man wanted in Warren County is sporting a pretty recognizable look in his mug shot. Bowling Green Police posted the photo of Christopher Gregory, 35, to their Facebook page.


Keion Brooks Signs with Kentucky Men’s Basketball

LEXINGTON, Ky. (UK Athletics) – Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari continued to piece together his 2019-20 roster with the signing of Keion Brooks on Thursday. Brooks, a 6-foot-7 forward from Fort Wayne, Indiana, is the third freshman to ink with the Wildcats, joining guards Tyrese Maxey


UK Receives $87 Million From Feds To Target Opioid Addiction In 16 Kentucky Counties

The federal government is giving the University of Kentucky $87 million to target the opioid epidemic in the state, officials announced Thursday. The money will be used over four years with the goal of reducing opioid overdoses through evidence-based treatment, the wider distribution of clean syring


Lexington hotel damaged in fire

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A Lexington hotel is damaged after a late night fire. It started just before 11 Wednesday night at the Days Inn on North Broadway, near the interstate. Police say someone threw something, like a cigarette, into a bush. The bush caught fire and spread to the building.


'A huge moment': Triple Crown tracks, others move to ban race-day drug

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Churchill Downs, home of racing's biggest day, the Kentucky Derby, announced on Thursday that it and other Triple Crown racetracks would begin phasing out the use of a controversial race-day medication, beginning next year.


Lexington shooting suspect suing jail

FAYETTE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- A man charged for shooting and killing another man in Lexington has filed a lawsuit against the city and jail employees, according to the Lexington Herald Leader.