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Man charged with killing 2 in eastern Kentucky | Lexington Herald Leader Man charged with killing 2 in eastern Kentucky
Police say they have charged a man with killing two people in eastern Kentucky. A statement from Kentucky State Police says 21-year-old Elden Shannon Muncy is facing two counts of … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | November 22, 2017
Chris Bailey’s forecast: Tracking the busy travel day weather | Lexington Herald Leader Chris Bailey’s forecast: Tracking the busy travel day weather
It’s here! The busiest travel day of the year is underway, and the weather looks to cooperate for most folks. Mainly dry weather is joining a big blast of cold … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | November 22, 2017
State police investigating fatal Jackson County crash | Lexington Herald Leader State police investigating fatal Jackson County crash
Kentucky State Police are investigating a crash that killed a woman in Jackson County. The crash occurred about 4 p.m. Friday, when a Nissan car driven by a female juvenile … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | November 22, 2017
Hopkinsville Democrat announces bid in congressional race | Lexington Herald Leader Hopkinsville Democrat announces bid in congressional race
Sam Gaskins is official in his bid to be a U.S. congressman, having filed to run for 1st District representative Wednesday in Frankfort. If no one else files as a … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | November 22, 2017
Large argument preceded shooting that left two teen girls dead, police testify | Lexington Herald Leader Large argument preceded shooting that left two teen girls dead, police testify
The case against the fourth alleged shooter in a gunfight that left two Winchester teens dead is going to the grand jury. Police said Matthew Carmen, 23, admitted to firing … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | November 22, 2017
UK students went to Haiti for a class project. They returned with a purpose. | Lexington Herald Leader UK students went to Haiti for a class project. They returned with a purpose.
Lauren Delventhal had never been to Haiti before, and her first trip last spring was far from glamorous: searing heat, no running water or electricity in the house where she … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | November 22, 2017
Ex-youth pastor pleads guilty to sexual abuse charges | Lexington Herald Leader Ex-youth pastor pleads guilty to sexual abuse charges
A former youth pastor and school volunteer has admitted to sexually abusing a young girl. The Kentucky Enquirer reports 56-year-old Joseph Niemeyer pleaded guilty Monday to four counts of first-degree … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | November 22, 2017
Corrections officer died in Richmond hotel. He was a suspect in murders of woman, friend | Lexington Herald Leader Corrections officer died in Richmond hotel. He was a suspect in murders of woman, friend
A man suspected in a double murder in Michigan was found dead Monday in a Richmond hotel, according to Kentucky State Police. State police were notified by Michigan law enforcement … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | November 22, 2017
Bevin Says Lawmakers In Harassment Settlement Should Quit | WUKY Bevin Says Lawmakers In Harassment Settlement Should Quit
Kentucky's Republican governor has called on the state's former GOP House speaker to give up his seat in the legislature after privately settling a sexual harassment claim brought by a member of his staff.
WUKY | November 22, 2017
Woman pleads guilty to murdering ex-surgeon and fleeing in a utility bucket truck | Lexington Herald Leader Woman pleads guilty to murdering ex-surgeon and fleeing in a utility bucket truck
A woman who in 2015 stole a utility bucket truck to evade police and murder charges pleaded guilty Wednesday. She admitted to multiple charges, including the murder of a former … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | November 22, 2017
Men and Women: A Different Outlook on Work and Cancer | Kentucky Kernel Men and Women: A Different Outlook on Work and Cancer
(StatePoint) The challenges surrounding life with cancer, particularly in the workplace, are complex, and new findings show that male and female experiences can differ. In a recent survey commissioned by Cancer and Careers and conducted by Harris Poll, more women…
Kentucky Kernel | November 22, 2017
Finance Cabinet sues State Journal reporter over AG’s Capital Plaza transparency decision | Lexington Herald Leader Finance Cabinet sues State Journal reporter over AG’s Capital Plaza transparency decision
The Finance and Administration Cabinet is hauling a State Journal reporter into court in an effort to overturn the attorney general’s decision last month that a state committee is subject … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | November 22, 2017
Here’s one way Kentucky could fund its pension promises to teachers and state workers | Lexington Herald Leader Here’s one way Kentucky could fund its pension promises to teachers and state workers
Kentucky’s legislature needs billions of dollars to pay down the state’s unfunded pension liabilities. As it happens, Kentucky essentially gives away billions of dollars every year through what are called … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | November 22, 2017
BBQ food truck to open brick-and-mortar location | Lexington Herald Leader BBQ food truck to open brick-and-mortar location
Chicken and sausage lovers will have a new place to eat Tuesday when Hogfathers BBQ has its restaurant grand opening. Formerly, the barbecue was available in a food truck which … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | November 22, 2017
Beer on Mars? Kentucky company will help Budweiser figure out how to brew it. | Lexington Herald Leader Beer on Mars? Kentucky company will help Budweiser figure out how to brew it.
Anheuser-Busch has hired a Kentucky company to develop and manage experiments aboard the International Space Station next month to help it figure out how to someday put beer on Mars. … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | November 22, 2017
Some Stores Will Be Open Thanksgiving Day | WUKY Some Stores Will Be Open Thanksgiving Day
It never fails, you’re preparing that holiday feast and you’re short a cup of flour for that pie crust or someone went behind your back and tasted too many helpings of the side-dish you made ahead of time. Here's a list of the grocery stores that are going to be there for you on Thanksgiving Day. Most Lexington Kroger stores will be open until 5:00pm Whole Foods: 7:00am to 4:00pm Lucky’s Mar
WUKY | November 22, 2017
What’s in store for Kentucky’s famous Castle under new owners? Take a look. | Lexington Herald Leader What’s in store for Kentucky’s famous Castle under new owners? Take a look.
The new owners of the U.S. 60 castle are taking reservations for the restaurant and hotel operating there and plans are in place for a 55-acre farm on site. A … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | November 22, 2017
See inside the newly renovated CastlePost castle hotel | Lexington Herald Leader See inside the newly renovated CastlePost castle hotel
A look into the rooms, dining room, and farm newly renovated CastlePost castle hotel off of Versailles road. … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | November 22, 2017
Police now say postal worker did not assault teenager after package theft | Lexington Herald Leader Police now say postal worker did not assault teenager after package theft
Lexington police now say a postal worker attempted to detain, but did not assault, a teenage boy after the postal employee tried to stop a package theft in a Lexington … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | November 22, 2017
Two Lexington elementary schools are struggling. They’re about to get outside help. | Lexington Herald Leader Two Lexington elementary schools are struggling. They’re about to get outside help.
An outside firm or consultant will conduct an external review of Arlington and Booker T. Washington elementary schools in Lexington, both which have shown a lack of progress and performance, … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | November 22, 2017
Sexual Harassment Inquiry Delayed By Uncooperative Witnesses | WUKY Sexual Harassment Inquiry Delayed By Uncooperative Witnesses
Some state workers are refusing to cooperate with an investigation of a secret sexual harassment settlement involving four Republican lawmakers.
WUKY | November 22, 2017
4-year-old was playing on the floor with needles, drugs all around | Lexington Herald Leader 4-year-old was playing on the floor with needles, drugs all around
A Laurel County couple was arrested after sheriff’s deputies found needles and drugs with a child playing nearby on the floor of their home. Deputies were called to the home … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | November 21, 2017
Use these tips to stay safe and scam-free on Black Friday | Lexington Herald Leader Use these tips to stay safe and scam-free on Black Friday
With holiday shopping season getting underway, Lexington police and emergency officials have released some pointers for keeping families and purchases safe. On Tuesday, police recommended keeping doors locked, keeping purchases … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | November 21, 2017
Christmas holiday events offered at Kentucky parks | Lexington Herald Leader Christmas holiday events offered at Kentucky parks
The Kentucky State Parks system is gearing up for the Christmas season by offering candlelight tours, special meals and entertainment. Parks officials say special Christmas tours are planned at such … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | November 21, 2017
Chris Bailey’s forecast: Two cold shots on the way | Lexington Herald Leader Chris Bailey’s forecast: Two cold shots on the way
Our long Thanksgiving holiday weekend is just about to kick off, and we are tracking two cold shots. These blasts of chill look to bookend the big weekend, but will … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | November 21, 2017
Lexington man fatally shot in Lee County home | Lexington Herald Leader Lexington man fatally shot in Lee County home
A Lexington man was shot to death by another man Saturday at a home in Lee County. Kentucky State Police found Jimmy Vanover, 34, lying inside the home on High … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | November 21, 2017
‘Best apology note’ ever? Drunk fan tells band he was a ‘general a--hole’ at show. | Lexington Herald Leader ‘Best apology note’ ever? Drunk fan tells band he was a ‘general a--hole’ at show.
St. Paul & The Broken Bones already knew Lexington pretty well before the band played a two-night stand at the Lexington Opera House last week. Frontman Paul Janeway talked from … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | November 21, 2017
A wave of overdoses hit, killed in Central Kentucky. Now, a man will spend decades in prison. | Lexington Herald Leader A wave of overdoses hit, killed in Central Kentucky. Now, a man will spend decades in prison.
A Mount Sterling man was sentenced Monday to 35 years in federal prison for supplying the potentially deadly painkillers fentanyl and carfentanil that led to a series of overdoses and … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | November 21, 2017
How to Save on Mobile Devices this Holiday Season | Kentucky Kernel How to Save on Mobile Devices this Holiday Season
(StatePoint) Holiday spending is expected to rise this year over last, according to the National Retail Federation. While you may be budgeting for a more expensive season in some ways, keep in mind that when upgrading mobile devices for yourself…
Kentucky Kernel | November 21, 2017
How to Celebrate with Sparkling Wine this Holiday Season | Kentucky Kernel How to Celebrate with Sparkling Wine this Holiday Season
(StatePoint) With the holidays here, it is time to celebrate, and sparkling wines go hand-in-hand with special occasions. If you are looking for something new to serve this year, consider swapping your usual bubbles for Cava, a delicious and wallet-friendly…
Kentucky Kernel | November 21, 2017
SNOWCATS | Kentucky Kernel SNOWCATS
UK Snowcats is a ski and outdoor club made up of approximately 200 students.
Kentucky Kernel | November 21, 2017
Calipari | Kentucky Kernel Calipari
UK head coach John Calipari yells from the sideline during the game against Utah Valley on Sunday, November 12, 2017 in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky won the game 73-69. Photo by Hunter Mitchell.
Kentucky Kernel | November 21, 2017
QUADE GREEN- Kentucky Men's Basketball vs. Kansas | Kentucky Kernel QUADE GREEN- Kentucky Men's Basketball vs. Kansas
during the game against Kansas on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 in Lexington, Ky. Kansas defeated Kentucky 65-61. Photo by Carter Gossett | Staff
Kentucky Kernel | November 21, 2017
CHARLES WALKER | Kentucky Kernel CHARLES WALKER
Kentucky Wildcats wide receiver Charles Walker runs down field during the blue white spring game at Commonwealth Stadium on Friday, April 14, 2017 in Lexington, KY. Photo by Addison Coffey | Staff
Kentucky Kernel | November 21, 2017
Butcher Shop | Kentucky Kernel Butcher Shop
The UK Butcher Shop is located in the basement of the W.P. Garrigus Building off Cooper Drive in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Adam Sherberg | Staff
Kentucky Kernel | November 21, 2017
JOSH ALLEN Football vs. Tenneesee | Kentucky Kernel JOSH ALLEN Football vs. Tenneesee
Kentucky Wildcats linebacker Josh Allen runs out of the tunnel carrying the American flag prior to the game against Tennessee at Kroger Field on Saturday, October 28, 2017 in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky won 29 to 26. Photo by Arden Barnes…
Kentucky Kernel | November 21, 2017
UK professor resigns amid investigation into alleged improper relationships with students | Lexington Herald Leader UK professor resigns amid investigation into alleged improper relationships with students
A University of Kentucky professor has resigned in the midst of an investigation of alleged inappropriate relationships with two students. Jeffrey Bewley was hired in 2007 as an extension professor … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | November 21, 2017
Local hip hop artist performing 24 hours to collect coats for kids | Lexington Herald Leader Local hip hop artist performing 24 hours to collect coats for kids
Devine Carama, Local hip hop artist and Believing in Forever Nonprofit director, is performing for 24 hours at Courthouse Plaza to raise awareness and money for the 4th annual Coat to Keep The Cold Away youth coat drive, which collects new and unused coats for children in central and eastern Kentucky areas. … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | November 21, 2017
Two dead in overnight shootings at separate residences in Lawrence County | Lexington Herald Leader Two dead in overnight shootings at separate residences in Lawrence County
A man and a woman were shot to death early Monday in separate residences in Lawrence County near the border with West Virginia, and police believe the shootings are related, … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | November 21, 2017
Lextran offers free rides on Thanksgiving, will operate on modified schedule | Lexington Herald Leader Lextran offers free rides on Thanksgiving, will operate on modified schedule
Lextran will operate on a modified schedule Wednesday and Thursday, but rides on Thursday will be free. On Wednesday, routes 14, 15 and 26 will stop operating at 6 p.m. … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | November 21, 2017