Police: Mass shooting prevented in Washington County

By Ryan Schmelz SPRINGFIELD, Ky. (WTVQ) – Police may have prevented a mass shooting at a business in Washington County. Police say they arrested Matthew Smith with an AR-15, two rifles, five pistols, and ammunition. Springfield Police also say Smith had a detailed plan to carry out a mass shooting at L&B Manufacturing. “He meant …read more Source:: WTVQ

Paving operations scheduled for Jessamine County

By Morgan Henry LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says that strip patching work is scheduled for various routes in Jessamine County. Strip patching is a mobile operation. Work will begin Wednesday, November 21 from 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Catnip Road and then progress to the remainder of the …read more Source:: WTVQ

Lexmark President and CEO announces resignation

By Morgan Henry LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Lexmark announced Tuesday that Rich Geruson has decided to resign from his positions as president, CEO and director of Lexmark for personal reasons, effective immediately. Geruson was named to his position in October of 2017. “On behalf of the Lexmark team, I would like to thank Rich and wish …read more Source:: WTVQ

Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale

By Morgan Henry LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Those involved in the thoroughbred industry from all over the world met at Keeneland earlier this month for the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. Eight horses sold for one million dollars or more and many weanlings brought higher prices than in the past. ABC 36’s Amber Freeman went out …read more Source:: WTVQ

I-75 in Fayette Co. back open after crash

By Morgan Henry LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Traffic officials say I-75 is back open, but the left shoulder still blocked after a two-vehicle crash at the 114 mile marker. The right lane was blocked in order to remove one of the vehicles involved. All lane are back open. The left shoulder is closed, but officials say …read more Source:: WTVQ

Case against teen accused of threatening UK on Snapchat goes to grand jury

By Kelsi Thorud LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- The UK student accused of making threats against the University of Kentucky earlier this month was in federal court Wednesday facing more charges for what police say were threats she made on the social media platform Snapchat. 19-year-old Haily Duvall entered the courtroom in shackles and an orange …read more Source:: WTVQ

Why are so many Lexington restaurants closing?

By Lauren Shepard LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – On Monday, Willie’s Locally Known announced it’s closing its doors. But, it isn’t the first restaurant in the city to do so. The restaurant industry is a hard one, because as Kentucky Restaurant Association President Stacy Roof says, there is never a way to tell what kind …read more Source:: WTVQ

UPDATE: Crews end search for missing Cynthiana man

By Lauren Shepard UPDATE: (11/20/18, 4:09 p.m.) Harrison County Search and Rescue says the search has been called off for Kelly Hudgins. Crews searched the Licking River for a third day but did not find him. Harrison County Search and Rescue Chief Re’Jeana Craft says they will pick up the search again if they get any …read more Source:: WTVQ

UK Athletics offering discounted tickets for Black Friday

By Echo Gamel LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – University of Kentucky fans can get discounted tickets to upcoming games on Black Friday. UK Athletics is offering specially priced tickets to select men’s basketball, women’s basketball, volleyball and gymnastics events. The following Black Friday deals will be available: • Men’s basketball – …read more Source:: WTVQ

Former UK player convicted of rape granted parole

By Echo Gamel LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A former University of Kentucky men’s basketball player will be getting out of prison after serving several years behind bars for rape. The Herald-Leader newspaper reports the Kentucky Parole Board granted parole for 68-year-old Tom Payne on Tuesday. Payne is at the Kentucky State Reformatory in LaGrange where …read more Source:: WTVQ

Anderson County gets emergency funds for slide repairs

By Echo Gamel LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced Tuesday Anderson County will receive funds to fix a road hit by mudslides. The county will get $88,900 in emergency funds to be used to repair Timber Creek Road, according to the cabinet. The cabinet says the repairs are needed to make travel …read more Source:: WTVQ

Coat drive to benefit foster children in Kentucky

By Echo Gamel FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentuckians are being encouraged to donate coats and hoodies for children in foster care. A statement from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services said its department for income support and the Kentucky County Attorneys Association are partnering to collect the items and they are asking people …read more Source:: WTVQ

LPD: Two men arrested at Parkside Apartments

By Travis Harmon-Smith LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington Police have arrested two men after they say the men used air soft guns to shoot at children and damaged lights at Parkside Apartments. Police say the two men arrested are 18-year-old David Hawkins, and 19-year-old Dayquise Canada. According to Lexington Police, residents made a complaint about …read more Source:: WTVQ

Woman arrested for robbing, beating woman with bat

By Seth Colgan LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) — Police have arrested a woman they say beat another woman with a baseball bat, then robbed her. According to police, 31-year-old Lindsey Blair, along with a second woman, ambushed a third woman outside the Valero on Augusta Drive on November 1st. They say the two beat the victim …read more Source:: WTVQ

LCSO: Man arrested for murder after deadly DUI crash

By Morgan Henry LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- Deputies with the Laurel County Sheriff’s Department say they arrested a man regarding a deadly DUI crash in September 2018. Deputies say 36-year-old Chris Francis was driving a vehicle while on meth and was driving on the wrong side of the road when the crash happened. Investigators say …read more Source:: WTVQ

Former Corbin police chief dies

By Tom Kenny CORBIN, Ky. (WTVQ) – A former Corbin police chief has died, according to a Facebook post by the police department. The post says former Chief David Campbell died Sunday. He served as Corbin’s police chief from 2009-to-2016. He was in law enforcement for 37-years, thirty of those with Kentucky State Police. Funeral arrangements were …read more Source:: WTVQ

Caulk named Superintendent of the Year

By Ryan Schmelz LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Fayette County Schools Superintendent Manny Caulk was named Superintendent of the Year by the Kentucky Association of School Administrators. KASA made the announcement at a Board of Education meeting Tuesday night. The announcement came as a surprise to Caulk. “This recognition is not a recognition of my work …read more Source:: WTVQ

Woman arrested after laying in road in Laurel Co.

By Morgan Henry LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- Deputies with the Laurel County Sheriff’s Department say a woman was arrested after laying in the road, forcing cars to go around her. They say 36-year-old Mary McClearen, of Fairview, Tennessee, was laying on Lewiston Road around 5:30 Friday evening. Investigators say when they arrived, they noticed a …read more Source:: WTVQ