US 127 in Nicholasville back open after crash

By Morgan Henry NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ)- Traffic officials say US 127 at Bethel Road in Nicholasville is back open after a crash caused it to close down Monday evening. A detour was put into place that allowed drivers onto Bethel Road, taking a right onto Danville Loop 1 Road then back out on US …read more Source:: WTVQ

1 dead in crash on US 127 in Boyle Co.

By Morgan Henry BOYLE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- One woman is dead after a crash on US 127 in Boyle County Monday evening. The Boyle County coroner says 86-year-old Ella Mae Wilson was the woman who died. There were two other people involved in the wreck, no update on their condition. A car turned in front …read more Source:: WTVQ

Caulk named Kentucky’s Superintendent of the Year

By Morgan Henry LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- The Kentucky Association of School Administrators has named Manny Caulk of Fayette County Public Schools its 2019 Superintendent of the Year. KASA Executive Director Wayne Young and Lesa Kay Hoffman from American Fidelity presented the statewide award Nov. 19 during the local school board meeting in Norsworthy Auditorium. …read more Source:: WTVQ

Search day 2 ends, Cynthiana man still missing

By Lauren Shepard CYNTHIANA, Ky. (WTVQ) – Search and rescue crews from several counties spent Monday searching the Licking River for a missing Cynthiana man. Police say Kelly Hudgins, 39, was reported missing last Tuesday, but there was no lead as to where he may be. On Sunday, search crews say someone came forward, …read more Source:: WTVQ

God’s Pantry hands out thousands of Thanksgiving meals to those in need

By Kelsi Thorud LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- This year is the 25th year of God’s Pantry Food Bank’s Thanksgiving distribution program and for the first time people outside of Fayette County can participate. With just a few days until Thanksgiving, hundreds of volunteers came together at Southland Christian Church to give away Thanksgiving meals to …read more Source:: WTVQ

Bond denied for eastern KY woman accused of sending sexual photos of toddler

By Christy Bollinger PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) — A federal judge denied bond for a Pike County woman accused of child pornography. 29-year-old Christina Brook Mitchell of Pikeville remains in jail, after a court document says she took naked photos of a toddler in a sexual pose and sent them to her boyfriend. Mitchell wanted to …read more Source:: WTVQ

BBB: How to avoid holiday scams on Black Friday/Cyber Monday shopping

By Echo Gamel LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ/BBB) – The Better Business Bureau of Central and Eastern Kentucky is offering tips to help avoid scams this holiday shopping season. For Black Friday: • Learn about advertising tricks and gimmicks. Pay close attention to phrases like “beat competitors’ prices”, “up to __ % off”, or “free with purchase,” …read more Source:: WTVQ

Lexington breaks ground on new senior housing

By Echo Gamel LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – There will soon be dozens of housing units available in Lexington for seniors. On Monday, the city broke ground on Meadowthorpe Landing, a new, affordable 71-unit apartment building on Antique Drive. The city says the apartment building is close to shopping, transportation, and services and will include walking …read more Source:: WTVQ

Willie’s Locally Known closes its Soutland Drive location

By Echo Gamel LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Lexington restaurant has announced it has closed its doors permanently. Willie’s Locally Known shuttered its Southland Drive restaurant on Sunday. The location also featured live music. Willie’s Locally Known originally opened on North Broadway in 2012 but moved to Southland Drive in 2016. The restaurant says it will fill …read more Source:: WTVQ

KSP issues seat belt challenge for UK/UL fans

By Echo Gamel LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky State Police is once again challenging University of Kentucky and University of Louisville football fans to show their team spirit by wearing their seat belts. Representatives from the Kentucky State Police, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety and Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Company will be giving …read more Source:: WTVQ

God’s Pantry expands its Thanksgiving food distribution

By Echo Gamel Lexington, Ky. (WTVQ) – God’s Pantry Food Bank is expanding its community-side Thanksgiving distribution beyond Fayette County this year. Sharing Thanksgiving has been expanded to include residents who have been referred by community agencies in Laurel, Rowan and Floyd County. God’s Pantry Food Bank says it is with the help of …read more Source:: WTVQ

Holiday waste collection schedule announced

By Echo Gamel LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The city of Lexington has announced its waste collection schedule for the holiday. The Lexington Division of Waste Management says it’s adjusting its collection schedule for the upcoming Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays. Residents and businesses whose regular curbside waste collection day falls on …read more Source:: WTVQ

Lexington police arrest man for rape, kidnapping

By Seth Colgan LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) — Police have arrested a man they say raped someone, held them against their will, and stopped them from going to the police. According to police, 45-year-old Franklin Faulkner forcibly committed rape, then held the victim against their will, stopping them from talking to police. Faulkner is also charged …read more Source:: WTVQ

Georgetown Police search for suspect after chase

By Seth Colgan GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WTVQ) — Police are searching for a known suspect after a chase in Georgetown early Monday morning. According to police, officers attempted to pull over a pick-up truck, which they suspected the driver was operating under the influence. They say the truck refused to stop, which led to a pursuit. They …read more Source:: WTVQ

Caregiver receives home from Habitat for Humanity

By Ryan Schmelz LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Just in time for Thanksgiving, a Lexington mother of four walked into her first house today. Antoinette Screetch brought her kids to the podium for moral support. She thanked her friends, family and those who made building her new home possible. “I’ve had a lot of hard times …read more Source:: WTVQ

UK threat suspect in jail again, facing federal charges

By Veronica Jean Seltzer WOODFORD COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)-She was the first one to report threats to UK’s campus to police. Then hours later, she was in jail, accused of making those same threats. Now, sophomore Haily Duvall is back in jail, facing federal charges. Duvall is in the Woodford County Detention Center. Earlier this month, Duvall spoke to …read more Source:: WTVQ

Arrest made for burglarizing car washes

By Justin Roth DANVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Police in Danville say they’ve arrested a man accused of burglarizing multiple car washes. They say they found Eric Miller because when they responded to a burglary early Sunday morning, they recognized him on surveillance video as a suspect from similar burglaries the day before. Through his car, …read more Source:: WTVQ