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Governor Bevin signs law, gives first-time DUI offenders two options

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WYMT) - Kentucky joins 32 other states now that Governor Matt Bevin signed Senate Bill 85 into law. First-time DUI offenders will be given two options. They can either lose their license for nine months or use an ignition interlock device.


Closures scheduled for I-64 in Woodford/Franklin counties

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says that temporary lane closures are scheduled for Interstate 64 westbound. KYTC says the closures are necessary for sewer line replacement for the Woodford County rest areas. The east and westbound rest areas are located on Interstate 64 b


Woodford County sirens accidentally go off

WOODFORD COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Outdoor warning sirens were activated Monday night when it was not supposed to. The Woodford County Emergency Management director says dispatch was in the process of alerting the county fire department, ambulance service, and law enforcement to a natural gas leak.


Lexington police may soon lift its tattoo ban for officers

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The Fraternal Order of Police Bluegrass Lodge 4 has announced the Lexington Police Department may be taking steps toward relaxing its ban on tattoos. The FOP lodge has announced the police department posted an initial policy draft for consideration for negotiation. The organi


Here is a look at the status of important legislation in the Kentucky legislature

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - The 2019 legislative session is quickly coming to a close in Kentucky. The last day of the session is scheduled for Thursday, and it could be a busy day at the state Capitol with several bills and topics still left on the table.


Group makes blankets for children in need

VERSAILLES, Ky (WKYT) - A Central Kentucky spent Saturday sewing blankets for children in need. Project Linus hosted the annual Make a Blanket Day. "These blankets are made for children who are sick or traumatized. They're in the hospital. They're going through unbelievable procedures. They've been


3 arrested after drugs, toddler found in Kentucky home

NORTONVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - Authorities have arrested three after finding a toddler inside a home where drugs were present. WFIE reports several law enforcement agencies responded to an apartment in Nortonville where they found synthetic drugs, prescription drugs, paraphernalia and cash.


UPDATE: US 60 in Woodford Co. back open

UPDATE: (7:50 P.M.) WOODFORD COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- Officials say US 60 at Wilson Avenue is back open. WOODFORD COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- Officials say US 60 at Wilson Avenue is blocked due to a broken electrical pole with wires in the road.


Kentucky mail carrier air lifted to hospital after dog attack

HOPKINSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A mail carrier had to be airlifted to an area hospital after a dog attack in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. According to police report, the victim was delivering mail when a pit bull ran out of the home and “began to viciously attack” her. It took two people to fight the dog of


Rate hike approved for Northern Kentucky Water District

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – More than 80,000 customers of the Northern Kentucky Water District will see their bills go up after the Kentucky Public Service Commission approved a rate hike on Tuesday.


Nine charged in shoplifting blitz

The Georgetown Police Department partnered with local businesses to crack down on shoplifting last week, charging seven individuals with shoplifting and recovering more than $1,700 in stolen property. Two others were charged with criminal trespassing during the operation.


U.S. 60 partially shut down due to downed power lines

VERSAILLES, Ky. (WKYT) - Part of U.S. 60 in Woodford County is shut down due to downed power lines. Eastbound lanes of U.S. 60 going toward Versailles are closed. Thursday storms caused damage to two utility poles in the area of Grassy Springs Road and Steele Road. One pole was pushed into the road,


Lexington asks homeowners to bring furniture inside in case Kentucky Wildcats make Final Four

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Hide your furniture if you live on State Street in Lexington. This is the message University of Kentucky police are telling people in the area in case the Kentucky Wildcats make it to the Final Four Saturday.


Medical marijuana users should be patients — in Kentucky, they’re criminals

I am a civil rights lawyer who lost an important case last week. Losses are an inevitability in my line of work; you learn to take your lumps. But this one is different. Had this suit been successful, it would have allowed doctors to prescribe cannabis to patients who need it in the commonwealth of


Police: Lexington murder suspect plotted ex-boyfriend's death before starting fire

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Lexington police revealed new details in court Tuesday about a murder suspect accused of killing her ex-boyfriend before setting a home on fire. Detective Timothy Upchurch testified in court Tuesday, saying Christina Young admitted to killing her ex-boyfriend Demetrius Gordon


Freddie Johnson Has a Story to Tell

Freddie Johnson is holding court in front of Warehouse C at the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky. “This building goes back to 1860,” he tells a group of some 30 tourists, “but the original material—the wood structures holding all the weight—goes back to 1797. It holds 24,000 barrels o


Man charged with 29 counts of sexual assault of minors in Casey Co.

FRANKFORT, KY. (WTVQ)- The attorney general’s office says a man who lived in Casey County has been indicted on 29 counts related to sexual assault of minors. Investigators say a grand jury indicted 44-year-old Jason Reusser on rape, sodomy, and other charges.


New center offers safe place for teens

A common complaint from teens and parents in most any town in America is there is nowhere safe for teens to gather and study, play games or be with their friends. Georgetown can’t use that complaint anymore with the opening of The Sapling Center at 115 N. Broadway St. next to Upbeat Cafe. This is th


UPDATE: Arrest made in weekend shooting in Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A man was arrested Monday and charged in connection to a weekend shooting on Race Street in Lexington, according to police. Investigators say 20-year old Mykel D. Smith is accused of shooting a 33-year old man in the front yard of a home shortly after 7:30 a.m. Sunday.


Police: Man killed in crash with parked semitruck identified

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. — A Loveland man is dead following a Tuesday morning crash on Interstate 275 in Highland Heights. The crash happened just before 8 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of the interstate near the 74/3 mile marker.