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Man killed in officer-involved shooting overnight in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WTVQ) - A man has died as a result of an officer-involved shooting, after police say he broke into a home in Georgetown. Early Tuesday morning, police say a man forced his way into a home owned by a woman he knew, armed with two handguns. - Advertisement - When officers arrived, the

WTVQ - 2018-03-20 09:19:24

Four injured after trains collide in Kentucky

GEORGETOWN, Ky. - Four people were injured after two trains collided and derailed late Sunday night in Georgetown, Kentucky, officials said. A call came in at 11:14 p.m. to report the crash, Lt. Jessica Bowman, spokeswoman for the Lexington Fire Department told The Associated Press. Residents were e

NEW YORK POST - 2018-03-19 09:47:01

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

Man accused of stabbing Kentucky boy to death found NOT GUILTY by reason of insanity

VERSAILLES, Ky. (WDRB) - The man accused of stabbing a 6-year-old Kentucky boy to death is found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity. The jury returned a verdict on the murder and burglary charges late Monday night. The jury found Ronald Exantus guilty but mentally ill on the assault charge.

WDRB.COM - 2018-03-20 12:35:00

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

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

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

Georgetown officer kills armed home intruder

A police officer in Georgetown fatally shot a home intruder early Tuesday morning, according to media reports. A man forced his way into a home on Echo Path around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, police told WKYT. When police arrived, the intruder was armed with two handguns, according to WKYT, the Herald-Leade

LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER - 2018-03-20 11:01:00

Freight trains collide, derail in Kentucky - The Boston Globe

GEORGETOWN, Ky. - Two freight trains collided and derailed late Sunday, injuring four people and igniting a fire that forced nearby residents to flee their homes, authorities said. The Norfolk Southern Railway moved the trains from the tracks several hours after the collision in Georgetown. Four tra

BOSTON GLOBE - 2018-03-20 07:00:00

Trains Collide Overnight in Georgetown, KY

Crews are working to remove more than a dozen freight cars after two trains collided overnight in Georgetown, Kentucky. The collision caused 13 cars to derail, sparking a fire. Officials with Norfolk Southern Trains said one train had suddenly stopped, causing the second train to hit it. The four pe

WNKY.COM - 2018-03-20 01:41:00

15-year-old East Jessamine student dies in crash

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) - A 15-year-old Nicholasville girl was killed in a crash on Saturday night. Her name was Aubrey Howard, a student at East Jessamine High School. The sheriff's office says the crash happened just before 9 P.M. on Union Mill Road about four and a half miles East of Nicholasvi

WTVQ - 2018-03-19 03:34:34

Nicholasville teen dies in Saturday crash in Jessamine County

A teenager died and three other young people were injured in a crash in Jessamine County Saturday evening, WKYT reports. Police told the station that the driver of a Chevrolet Trailblazer lost control on Union Mill Road about 4.5 miles east of Nicholasville and crashed into a tree. Aubrey Howard, 15


Chris Johnson's Forecast | Tracking strong storms for parts of the Commonwealth

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - After some early morning showers and thunderstorms for parts of central and eastern Kentucky, mother nature offered up a fairly calm spring-like day. Unfortunately, more rain and storm chances return through this evening. The set up involves a strengthening low pressure acr


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


Lexington police searching for driver after early morning crash

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Lexington police say they have identified the driver of a truck involved in an early morning crash, but won't be releasing his name until they make an arrest. The crash happened on Newtown Pike near Spy Coast Lane around 1:30 a.m. Saturday. Police say the driver of that pi


Teenager killed in Jessamine Co. crash

JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - A teenager is dead and three other juveniles are in the hospital after a crash in Jessamine County. It happened around 9 p.m. Saturday on Union Mill Road (KY 169), around 4 1/2 miles east of Nicholasville. Deputies say a Chevy Trailblazer was headed west on Union Mill


Two indicted on numerous drug trafficking charges

A 30-year-old Frankfort man and his 25-year-old passenger were indicted on numerous drug trafficking charges by a Franklin County Circuit Court grand jury this week. Ronn Amey was pulled over for failure to use taillights by a Franklin County sheriff's deputy at 4:30 a.m. on March 2. During the stop


Sweet Sixteen: Live updates from Rupp Arena

Follow along live Saturday night as Josh Moore of the Lexington Herald-Leader provides live updates from courtside during the semifinal round of the 101st boys' basketball state tournament in Rupp Arena. Scroll down below to read his Twitter updates. The Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys' Sweet Sixteen was t


Crazy happened, now America gets free pizza

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - UMBC beat Virginia 74-54, becoming the first 16 seed in NCAA history to ever defeat a 1 seed. Now, Little Caesars is giving America free pizza. Little Caesars is giving away a free lunch combo from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, April 2. The combo offers pizza lovers a four-sli


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