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WATCH | Lexington police release surveillance video of Fifth Third Bank robbery suspect

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Lexington police have released a video showing a bank robbery at Fifth Third Bank on Leestown Road near Kroger Tuesday morning. Photo: Lexington Police Police say a man wearing a red Nike hoodie, a dark bandanna, and gloves entered the bank at around 11:30 a.m. armed with a

WKYT 27 - 2018-03-22 20:05:00

'Gangs, guns and naked pictures.' Lexington focuses on what lands students in court.

The most common issues in Lexington's juvenile court that affect schools are "gangs, guns and naked pictures," Heather Matics, Assistant Fayette County Attorney recently told advisory council members trying to fix school violence. Fayette Superintendent Manny Caulk is digging deep to find the root c

LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER - 2018-03-23 14:23:00

Adam Burniston's Forecast | Mix of heavy snow and rain moving through

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - An area of 3-6" of snow is possible for areas of northern and eastern Kentucky with heavy rain across central and southern Kentucky. A transition from rain to snow is already being seen early this Saturday morning as our next winter weather maker moves in. This rain/snow lin

WKYT 27 - 2018-03-24 11:19:00

Person reported with a firearm apprehended near Tates Creek High School

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Officers have apprehended a person near the Tates Creek campus Friday who was reported to have a firearm. The individual is in police custody, and Fayette County Public Schools says all students and staff are safe. The school system says it is operating on a "heightened aler

WKYT 27 - 2018-03-23 16:57:00

Lexington police receive call of shots fired on Chris Dr.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) - Lexington police responded to a call of shots fired on Chris Drive Thursday morning. According to police, there was no victim when they arrived but they did find several shell casings. - Advertisement - Later on in the day, police say someone showed up at the University of Ke

WTVQ - 2018-03-22 21:34:48

Free mulch giveaway in Fayette County

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Starting your spring garden? The City of Lexington is giving away free mulch Saturday morning. The city is giving away yard waste collected by Lexington's Division of Waste Management. - Advertisement - Fayette County residents can collect up to one pickup truckload of mulch f

WTVQ - 2018-03-23 23:22:13

WKYT Interactive | Top 10 Lexington March snowfall totals

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - If you feel like Lexington has seen a large amount of March snowfall, you are not wrong. Andover Police Dept. (MGN)/WKYT WKYT has measured 15 inches of March snowfall so far in 2018, which is the fifth most ever. This comes as Lexington is under a winter weather advisory. Ot

WKYT 27 - 2018-03-23 22:38:00

Wanted: Former Kentucky tobacco farms to join fight against malaria

Once known for expertise in growing tobacco, Kentucky is poised to become the epicenter of production of a similar plant that is used to cure malaria, called artemisia or sweet wormwood. More than 650,000 people - mostly children - die from malaria every year around the world even though it is a tre

LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER - 2018-03-23 14:32:00

Man accused of murdering Scott County bus driver pleads guilty to federal child porn charge

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A man accused of killing a Scott County bus driver has pleaded guilty to a federal child pornography charge Thursday. Court documents filed in the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Kentucky show Nicholas Aaron Willinger allowed Kentucky State Police to search hi

WKYT 27 - 2018-03-23 01:18:00

Jim Caldwell's Forecast | Our next winter storm moves in tonight

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Another winter storm will impact Kentucky. Either you see the heavy rains or a band of heavy snow. You will see some kind of impact! The latest winter storm is about to show up around here. It will be a multi-faceted system. It's Spring so it will have all kinds of warm air

WKYT 27 - 2018-03-23 11:40:00

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


Manager: Several rooms destroyed after fire at Day's Motel in Lexington

The fire happened Wednesday night before 10 p.m. at the motel located on Versailles Road near South Forbes Road and Red Mile Road. LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDKY)- Several rooms are destroyed after a fire broke out at Day's Motel in Lexington. The fire happened Wednesday night before 10 p.m. at the motel loca


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


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

Popular pizza, craft beer place opening Lexington location

Apollo Pizza, a favorite of Eastern Kentucky University students in Richmond, is opening a location in Lexington. The new Apollo Pizza will be coming to 1455 Leestown Road in Meadowthorpe and will open in the second half of 2018, owners said in a news release. The original Apollo Pizza opened on S

LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER - 2018-03-22 15:55:00

Jim Caldwell's Forecast | Winter storm potential grows for parts of Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Spring officially started on Tuesday afternoon and just like true Kentucky weather... it started snowing! That snowy system is no longer an issue, but another system is on the way. I'll get to that in a second. Even though this round of snow is taking a break, it will remain


Coroner identifies armed intruder shot, killed by Georgetown police

The Scott County Coroner has identified a man shot and killed by a Georgetown police officer. The coroner says Joel Pflum, 32, died from a gunshot wound to the upper torso. Police told WKYT's Matthew Rand Pflum forced his way into a home on Echo Path around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday. When police arrived, t


Indianapolis Man "not guilty by reason of insanity" In Kentucky Boy's Murder

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- An Indianapolis man accused of murdering a little boy in Kentucky in 2015, has been found not guilty. A jury found Ronald Exantus not guilty of murder by reason of insanity. Exantus, who is from Indianapolis, had been accused of breaking into a home in Versailles, Kentucky in Dece


Lexington police respond to bank robbery

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Police are on the scene of a bank robbery in Lexington. It happened just before noon Tuesday at the Fifth Third Bank on Leestown Road, near Kroger. A witness told WKYT he saw an SUV back up to the bank and a man in a hoodie jumped out of the vehicle and into the bank. He say


Jim Caldwell's Forecast | Snow continues through the day

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - This latest wintry round will continue to impact the area through the day. Expect snow to keep pushing through the region today. This system will probably lay an additional 1 to 3" before it finally wraps up tonight. Winds will continue to drive the snow through the skies. I