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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

LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER - 2018-03-19 19:41:00

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

WKYT 27 - 2018-03-19 05:57:00

Overturned semi slowing traffic in Mercer County

HARRODSBURG, Ky. (WKYT) - A driver was fortunate to walk away from a violent crash in Mercer County. Sheriff Ernie Kelty said the driver lost control of a tractor-trailer on US 127, about 3-4 miles north of Harrodsburg. The semi rolled off the road and overturned. The driver was able to walk away,

WKYT 27 - 2018-03-19 13:32:00

Man shot, killed Sunday morning in Lexington.

A 28-year-old man who was shot Sunday in Lexington on Trent Circle died later that morning at St. Joseph East Hospital, according to the Fayette County Coroner's Office. Sheddrick Dixon died at 6:06 a.m. Sunday, the coroner said. Following a report of shots fired Sunday at 5:15 a.m., police found bu

LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER - 2018-03-19 11:37:00

Victim helps stop Lexington robbery

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A fast-thinking victim helped foil a robbery Monday morning. The victim told Lexington police they were in the Versailles Road area when someone got in their car and forced them to drive to a bank. The victim said they chose to drive to the Central Bank on West Vine Street be

WKYT 27 - 2018-03-19 16:20:00

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

WKYT 27 - 2018-03-18 14:15:00

Ronald Exantus Trial: Closing arguments begin

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Closing arguments begin Monday in the Ronald Exantus murder trial. Exantus is accused of murdering Logan Tipton, 6, on Dec. 7, 2015. Authorities say the Indianapolis man broke into the Tipton's home in Versailles and stabbed the child several times before the boy's father he

WKYT 27 - 2018-03-19 14:47:00

KSP: Stolen Lexington vehicle leads police on chase, ends in deadly shooting

OWENSBORO, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky State Police are investigating after a stolen car in Lexington ends up with a deadly officer-involved shooting in western Kentucky. Troopers say a black Jeep Cherokee, reported stolen in Lexington, was doing donuts in some muddy farm fields in Daviess County. When o

WKYT 27 - 2018-03-20 05:20:00

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


New restaurant opening downtown with familiar faces, location

The former Wines on Vine restaurant space is coming back to life. Larry Dean, who was a manager there for years before the place sold to Larry and Julie Adams, is reopening a restaurant there. The wine bar and bistro closed in October, at least the fourth locally owned restaurant to close that mon


Lexington gas station robbery under investigation

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A robbery at a Lexington gas station is under investigation. It happened at the Thornton's on Georgetown road around 5:30 Thursday morning. Police have not released much information about the suspect, but do say he is a young man. He was wearing a white hoodie, black pants,


Police: Lexington man shot while walking dog

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A man went to the hospital after being shot while walking his dog. It happened on Loneta Avenue around 2:30 Thursday morning. Four men jumped the victim, he told police. He went to the hospital with an injury to his leg, police said. The dog was not hurt.


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


Long-Foster to be assigned public defender

Darryl Long-Foster, charged with manslaughter in the death of two Berea College students in an October collision, will be getting a new attorney. A motion to withdraw filed by Lexington attorney Gregory Coulson was granted last week in Madison Circuit Court. Court documents note that Long-Foster has


Ronald Exantus Trial: Prosecution says murder suspect also injured infant baby in 2010

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A doctor who analyzed a blood sample from Ronald Exantus testified Thursday he "found nothing of significance" in Exantus's system. Dr. Ed Barbieri with NMS labs was the first witness called by the Exantus defense team on the fifth day of the murder trial. Exantus is accuse