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Semi crash in Georgetown shuts down I-75 in Lexington

SCOTT COUNTY/FAYETTE COUNTY (WKYT) - UPDATE 5:25 a.m. Interstate 75 is shutdown at the 120 mile marker in Fayette County after a semi crash at the 125 mile marker in Scott County.


Woman says she escapes kidnapping

Madison Police are investigating an allegedly kidnapping after a 31-year-old Versailles, Ky. woman alleged that a man she met in Kentucky forced her to have unconsensul sex during a trip from Kentucky to Augusta where the man was going to pick up belongings from a storage unit.


Kentucky to Host 2019 Baseball/Softball Fan Day on January 27

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky baseball and softball teams will be holding the third annual Fan Day on Sunday, Jan. 27 from 4:15-7:00 p.m. ET at the Nutter Field House in Lexington.


Lexington police say teen girl with gunshot wound didn't shoot herself

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Lexington police are investigating after a teenager was shot at an apartment complex on Palumbo Drive. Officers were called to the complex near the intersection of Man O' War Blvd. around 8:45 p.m. Thursday. At first, police were told the 17-year-old girl accidentally shot he


Possible rent increases for low-income housing tenants in Kentucky

(BENTON, KY)–Housing advocates are worried for people living in low-income housing during the partial government shutdown. That’s because more than 1,000 government-backed housing contracts for public housing and Section 8 are expiring.


Girls basketball: Woodford Co. defeats Western Hills 64-48

Woodford County’s girls basketball team took the lead midway through the first quarter Tuesday night at Western Hills and never trailed, winning 64-48. “We missed four layups in the third quarter and a few free throws early in the fourth,” WHHS coach Brandon Muravchick said. “If we’d made those, it


Calipari donates money to help all 400 federal workers in Lexington

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky head basketball coach John Calipari scored a win off the court this week with a donation to help federal workers make ends meet while they're not getting paid.


Versailles PD asking for public’s assistance in identifying person caught stealing trailer

VERSAILLES, Ky. (WTVQ)- The Versailles Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the owner/operator of the blue SUV in the above photo. Police say they stole a trailer from a business on Crossfield Drive on January 6.


Federal shutdown brings chaos to legal fight over Bevin’s plan for Kentucky Medicaid

Attorneys for the federal government have asked to postpone a lawsuit that could decide the fate of Kentucky’s $9.7 billion-a-year Medicaid program and the tougher eligibility rules that Gov. Matt Bevin hopes to impose, because the partial government shutdown cut off their salaries nearly a month ag


Judge accused of leaving accident scene gets suspended

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky judge accused of leaving the scene of an accident has been suspended for seven days. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the state Judicial Conduct Commission released an order Thursday on District Judge William W. Roberts. It says he’ll be suspended without pay from


National group offers reward to find who bound, beat Kentucky dogs

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the serious physical abuse of two dogs in Mercer County.


Matmen compete in Woodford, Father Ryan contests

Three Tiger wrestlers placed in their divisions in the 2018 Woodford County Invitational, held in Versailles Dec. 28-29. Riley Johnson finished third in the 106-pound class, winning four out of five matches. The loss came against Lafayette's Luke Chapman.


Coroner identifies man stabbed to death in Lexington garage

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The Fayette County Coroner's Office has identified the man killed in what is now Lexington's first homicide of 2019. The coroner's office says Demetrius Gordon, 28, of Lexington died from sharp force trauma at a home on Radcliffe Road Wednesday.


UL Softball Recruit Delaney Enlow Needs Basketball Votes

A Louisiana Ragin' Cajun softball commitment, who is also pretty good on the basketball court, needs your vote. Delaney Enlow, a junior from Woodford County High School in Versailles, Kentucky, is a candidate for the Kentucky.com Girl's Basketball Player of the Week honor for the week of December 31


2 arrested in Kentucky triple murder case; victims identified

OWENSBORO, Ky. (WKYT) - Police in Kentucky have announced two arrests in a Thursday morning triple murder investigation. The Owensboro Police Department said in a news conference Friday that Arnett Baines, 30, and Cylar Shemwell, 31, were both charged with three counts of murder and one count of ass


Lexington father arrested, two children hurt following crash in Ohio County

A Lexington father is arrested, and two children are injured following a single vehicle crash in Beaver Dam. The crash happened on Wednesday around 5:15 p.m. on the Western Kentucky Parkway.


Pensioned sire and Grade 1 winner Stephen Got Even dies

Grade 1 winner and sire Stephen Got Even has died, Lane's End Farm in Versailles, Ky., reported on Tuesday. The 23-year-old stallion spent his entire stud career at his birthplace of Lane's End, and continued to reside there after being pensioned following the 2015 season.


Wind chills at zero, rain turning into ice. What else can Lexington expect this weekend?

With a wide variety of winter weather and rapidly decreasing temperatures expected Saturday, Lexington has implemented its emergency 24-hour shelters to help the homeless, Mayor Linda Gorton announced Friday afternoon.


Work Tab for Monday, Jan. 7: Binoculars Focused On Tax, Title Ready, Combatant, Telekinesis & Seek N Justice

(Seek N Justice at Buck Pond Farm in Versailles, before going to the track for the first time / Photo by Gene McLean) (Seek N Justice pauses before heading to the Churchill Downs track last Fall / Photo by Gene McLean)


Barr named to veteran affairs committee

A Kentucky Congressman has been named to the House Committee on Veterans Affairs. The House Republican Steering Committee for the 116th Congress selected Sixth District Congressman Andy Barr, R-Lexington, to serve on the panel, which has jurisdiction over the Department of Veterans Affairs, and is r