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Former UK student accused in death of 4-year-old boy appears in Lexington court on new charge

A former University of Kentucky student who is accused of striking and killing 4-year-old Marco Shemwell outside a UK football game appeared in Fayette Circuit Court Friday morning on a new charge.


Man accused of fatally shooting victim in head during scuffle in Lexington pleads guilty

A Lexington man who police say broke into a home and fatally shot a man over a scuffle involving a shotgun pleaded guilty Friday to reduced charges. Jesse Ray Nance, Jr., 34, pleaded guilty Friday morning to manslaughter, second-degree assault and possession of a firearm by a felon, according to cou


Lexington council reverses, votes to include portions of Nicholasville Road in moratorium

After a sometimes contentious two-hour discussion, the Lexington Fayette-Urban County Council voted Thursday night to include properties along Nicholasville Road in a six-month moratorium on demolitions and zone changes.


More rain, possible flooding and high winds are headed this way

Storms and more heavy rain will blow through the Bluegrass this weekend, bringing the renewed possibility of more flooding. And this time, says WKYT-TV Chief Meteorologist Chris Bailey, there could be strong winds.


POLICE: Second murder charge in Lexington killing

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – ABC 36 reported Thursday that Lexington Police arrested James Ragland II, after he was accused of killing Iesha Edwards in Lexington in January. Police say the man who was previously charged with helping Ragland escape from Lexington is now facing a murder charge.


Construction continues at Lexington City Center despite heavy rain

WDKY — LEXINGTON, Ky. - As the rain stopped for most of Friday, construction crews at the Lexington City Center project tried to take advantage of a drier day. Project leaders say they've had to start scheduling around the bad weather, even working early mornings and busy weekends to stay on schedul


‘Top Chef’ Kentucky’s Graham Elliot is in town and you’ll never guess where he ate.

If you see someone wandering around Lexington Thursday wearing white glasses and think, ‘was that chef Graham Elliot?’ the answer is probably yes. Elliot, who is a judge on “Top Chef” Kentucky, is in town for a private viewing party for the last episode filmed in Kentucky.


Ball Homes proposes 336 apartments near Hamburg in Lexington

Ball Homes proposes to build 12 apartment buildings with 336 apartments at 6600 Man o’ War Boulevard, in the Hamburg area. In an application filed with the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Planning Commission, attorney Nick Nicholson, representing Ball Homes, said that the vacant property should be re


Prosecutors say Kentucky woman faked cancer to get money from co-workers, businesses

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Co-workers and employers gave a northern Kentucky woman thousands of dollars to help her battle cancer, but she didn't have cancer. Jessica Krecskay, 25, is now facing felony theft charges. Prosecutors say she received more than $10,000 in donations between 2013 and 2017. T


Report: Man disables smoke alarm, starts Lexington apartment fire

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A man is accused of taking a battery out of a smoke detector before starting a fire inside a Lexington apartment. Robert Shepherd is charged with arson.


Lexington, Ky.-based Amteck acquires Northern Electric in Colorado

LEXINGTON, Ky. — One of the fastest growing design-build electrical contracting companies in the southeastern U.S. now has a physical presence outside of Denver in Thornton, Colo.


LFCHD to monitor travelers from Ebola-affected areas

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department says it will soon begin monitoring travelers from Ebola-affected areas of Africa. The department says it is doing it with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Kentucky Department for Public Health.


Lexington Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

LEXINGTON, KY — A quick heads up: Weather officials have issued a Flash Flood Watch for your area, beginning Friday at 7:00 pm and ending Sunday at 1:00 am. You can find more info from the National Weather Service here.


Sneak peek: Inside the new Cosmic Charlie’s on Loudon

Eight months after closing the doors on National Avenue, the new Cosmic Charlie’s will officially open Friday. Owner John Tresaloni said that he’s excited to finally be staging live music in his place again.


Lawmakers want to make sex with animals, child sex dolls illegal in Kentucky

FRANKFORT — Kentucky lawmakers use labels like “disgusting” and “not part of acceptable dinner-time family conversations” to describe the sexual behavior they want to outlaw.


Man arrested on drug and theft charges

KNOX COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A pickup truck and snow plow reported stolen in Lexington were found in Knox County, according to sheriff’s deputies. Investigators say the stolen pickup and plow were found at a home on Little Broughton Hollow Road in Cannon.


Girls' basketball: Lady Cards make it a district triple crown

LEXINGTON – Henry Clay played exponentially better against Scott County than it did in their first two girls' basketball meetings this winter. That was no surprise, given that familiarity breeds contempt, and with a 42nd District championship trophy on the line.


Where to watch, how to follow Saturday’s Kentucky vs. Auburn game

Where to watch, how to follow Saturday’s men’s college basketball game between No. 4 Kentucky (22-4, 11-2 SEC) and Auburn (18-8, 7-6 SEC):. Game time is 1:30 p.m. (EST) at Rupp Arena (seating capacity 23,500) in downtown Lexington, Ky.


Jim Caldwell's Forecast | Heavy rain and severe storm potential move into Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDKY) - Southern and eastern Kentucky will have the best chance to see these heavier rounds of rain today. Another issue that those folks face is the steady nature of the rain. We will see multiple rounds roll over the same spots that already picked up a few inches from the last syst


Brush up on your Oscar facts before the big night!

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- With the 91st Academy Awards just 10 days away, WalletHub has released its 2019 Oscars Facts report, which includes an infographic filled with fun facts about the event as well as a Q&A with a panel of entertainment experts.