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Two shootings in Lexington send three to hospital

Two shootings that occurred Wednesday night in Lexington are not believed to be related, according to police. The first shooting occurred at around 5 p.m. outside Gleneagles Apartments on Polo Club Boulevard near Interstate 75 and Man O' War Boulevard, where police responded to a call of shots bein

LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER - 2017-09-21 11:33:00

Lexington church, family life center to be sold at auction to pay off debt

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A Lexington church is set to be auctioned off next month. The property at 1155 Georgetown Road, which houses Imani Baptist Church and Family Life Center, is listed on the Fayette County Master Commissioner's website as being scheduled to sell at auction October 19. The websit

WKYT 27 - 2017-09-21 04:55:00

Lexington Police respond to shooting on Polo Club Boulevard

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT)- Police said the shooting happened around 6 p.m. Wednesday night on Polo Club Boulevard in the Hamburg Area. Police said one man was shot in the leg and was taken to UK Hospital. Police think the victim knew the shooter.

WKYT 27 - 2017-09-21 05:38:00

Report: Fatal plane crash during 'American Made' film blamed in part on Tom Cruise

The loved ones of two people who died during a plane crash while filming for "American Made" claim Tom Cruise is partially to blame for it. The Blast reports from court documents that the families of Alan Purwin and Carlos Berl believe the famous actor and director Doug Liman "contributed to the cir

CNYCENTRAL.COM - 2017-09-20 14:22:27

Lineman restoring power after Hurricane Irma falls to death

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida lineman who was working to restore power following Hurricane Irma is dead after falling from a parking garage. The Sun Sentinel reports that 26-year-old Scott Christopher Reid Jr. was killed Sunday morning when he fell from the fifth floor of the Westin Fort L

WKYT 27 - 2017-09-22 00:47:00

Fire destroys former Cumberland hardware store

CUMBERLAND, Ky. (WYMT) - A fire in downtown Cumberland, Ky. destroyed a building that used to be Maynard's hardware store. Fire officials say the fire started just before 8 p.m. Wednesday. The cause of the fire is still under investigation and fire officials say they do not believe the building had

WKYT 27 - 2017-09-21 17:58:00

Maria regains its major hurricane status

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - 2 a.m. The U.S. National Hurricane Center reports Maria has regained its major hurricane status, rising to a Category 3 storm early Thursday. An update from the Miami-based center says maximum sustained winds have increased to near 115 mph with higher gusts. Maria's fier

WKYT 27 - 2017-09-21 08:28:00

Maria dips blow major hurricane status

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Maria has lost its major hurricane status, dropping to a Category 2 storm after raking Puerto Rico. But forecasters say some strengthening is in the forecast and Maria could again become a major hurricane by Thursday. An update fr

WKYT 27 - 2017-09-20 23:49:00

The State Of Hate In Kentucky

Within hours of last month's deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, the national media descended on the small northern Kentucky city of Florence, where alleged murderer James Alex Fields grew up. This was not the first time a national spotlight shone on Kentucky in the wake of racially-

WEKU.FM - 2017-09-21 22:05:04

Police: Father lets 12-year-old drive while passed out drunk in back seat

ANDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT)- Lawrenceburg Police say a man let his 12-year-old son drive a vehicle while he was drunk in the back seat. Police say they received notification that a young boy was traveling east on Fox Creek Road. When an officer found the vehicle at the intersection of U.S 62 and U.

WKYT 27 - 2017-09-21 22:47:00

Keeneland September Yearling Sale gross highest level since 2008

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) - With the sale of Hip 3313 during Thursday's 10th session of the 12-day Keeneland September Yearling Sale, gross sales for the auction exceeded $300 million for the first time since 2008. Thursday marked the final day of Book 5, with 255 yearlings sold for a total of $6,557,10

WTVQ - 2017-09-21 23:03:21

State committee discusses changes to Davis statue

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - The Historic Properties Advisory Commission held a meeting Thursday to discuss changes to a statue of Jefferson Davis that stands in the capitol building in Frankfort. The HPAC made an August 25 motion to keep the Jefferson Davis statue in the capitol building, but provide m

WKYT 27 - 2017-09-21 18:33:00

'We've Never Gone Through This': Hurricane Maria Knocks Out Puerto Rico's Electricity

Puerto Rico is trying to start the process of recovering from Hurricane Maria - and it's doing so after the powerful storm blew homes apart, filled roads with water and tore at its infrastructure. Flash floods are persisting, and the island has no electricity service. "We are without power, the who

WEKU.FM - 2017-09-21 13:54:52

Lexington hosts talk on race relations

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- The community is invited to participate in a discussion on race relations at the Lyric Theater tonight. The conversation, hosted by Kentucky Humanities, will include a panel discussion from various experts on the topic. Organizers say the discussion will be a Q and A style eve

WTVQ - 2017-09-21 23:42:18

Panel Votes To Remove Plaque That Calls Jefferson Davis 'Hero'

A panel has unanimously voted to remove a plaque from a statue of Jefferson Davis at the Kentucky State Capitol Rotunda that labels the president of the Confederacy as "patriot, hero, statesman." African-American leaders have called for the removal of the statue for years and the call was renewed f

WEKU.FM - 2017-09-21 21:51:05

NAFTA Talks Have Ohio Valley Pork Producers Nervous

Talks on renegotiating NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement, are set for later this month and farm country is concerned about the potential fallout from a trade dispute. Pork producers are especially nervous about the implications of a threat from President Trump to place a 20 percent tari

WEKU.FM - 2017-09-21 21:50:02

Gatorade pays California $300K, settles anti-water complaint

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Just because drought-ravaged California has spent years urging residents to conserve water doesn't mean it wants people to actually stop drinking the stuff. When a Gatorade cellphone game suggested doing just that state Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a complaint acc

WKYT 27 - 2017-09-22 09:34:00

Jobless rates increase in 85 Kentucky counties

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky officials say unemployment rates rose in 85 of the state's 120 counties between August 2016 and August 2017. Jobless rates fell in 32 other Kentucky counties and stayed the same in three. The Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics says Woodford County

WKYT 27 - 2017-09-22 09:31:00

President Trump speaks with Puerto Rico governor

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - The White House says President Donald Trump has spoken with the governors of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Trump said earlier Thursday that Puerto Rico was "absolutely obliterated" and the Virgin Islands were "flattened" by recent hurricanes Irma and Maria. T

WKYT 27 - 2017-09-22 09:28:00

Pair of legislative panels hear sobering accounts of impact of opioid crisis in Kentucky

At one Kentucky hospital, people are actually bringing in heroin and shooting up with patients. That's one example of the "very desperate situation" the opioid-abuse crisis has created, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President Dave Adkisson said while testifying before a panel of state legislators Wed

KYFORWARD.COM - 2017-09-22 07:18:20