Man shot near Douglas Park

By Justin Roth LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Police are trying to figure out who shot a man on Georgetown Road near Douglass Park Sunday afternoon. Officers say the man told them he was walking down Georgetown Road when he heard four shots, then felt his legs stinging. According to police, he then walked, with a …read more Source:: WTVQ

Hunter shoots buck deer carrying other buck head

By Kelsi Thorud BALLARD COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- It’s two for the price of one for a hunter in Ballard County. Fish and Wildlife officers say hunter Bob Long saw big antlers when he took aim at this buck but on recovery he saw why. The buck he shot was carrying around another buck’s head. https://www.facebook.com/kdfwr/?ref=br_rs The …read more Source:: WTVQ

New Racetrack Approved Commissions OK license for new racetrack

By Kelsi Thorud LOUISVVILLE, Ky. (AP) – The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has approved a joint venture between Churchill Downs and Keeneland at a proposed $150 million racetrack near the Kentucky and Tennessee border. The commission on Friday approved the racetrack license on an 11-3 vote. The project – located in Oak Grove, Kentucky …read more Source:: WTVQ

Lexington PD searching for hit and run suspect

By Kelsi Thorud LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- In Lexington police are looking for a man they say was driving recklessly overnight. Officers say they tried to stop him, but he drove away and eventually crashed into a building on Florence Avenue. After that, he reportedly ran away. The post Lexington PD searching for hit and …read more Source:: WTVQ

Fugitive caught in Bell County

By Kelsi Thorud BELL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- Sheriff’s deputies in Bell County helped catch a wanted man this week. Deputies say 36-year-old Joey Jarnigan was hiding in his home’s attic. Jarnigan took off after he was placed on parole after a 2016 arrest for speeding, reckless driving, fleeing police, and two out of state fugitive …read more Source:: WTVQ

KSU students moved to a hotel after dorm heat breaks

By Kelsi Thorud FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ)- In this winter weather, some Kentucky State students have been without heat. The university blames it on HVAC outages in some dorms. KSU says it has given out heaters to some students. It also moved students to the Capital Plaza Hotel Friday and plans on keeping them there through Monday. Shuttles …read more Source:: WTVQ

Scott County restaurant holds fundraiser for firefighter

By Kelsi Thorud SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- Georgetown firefighter Johnnie Jacobs received some support Saturday morning. People came to Cattleman’s Roadhouse to raise money for him. Jacobs had to retire in august because years on the job gave him lung disease. Just a few weeks ago he received a double lung transplant. At the roadhouse, people gave …read more Source:: WTVQ

Deputy Jaime Morales gets new Mustang

By Kelsi Thorud WOODFORD COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- Scott County Sheriff’s Deputy Jaime Morales received a special surprise, a car with particular meaning. Morales’ dad found him the same version of the car he loves so much but in an automatic transmission version he’ll be able to drive. Morales became paralyzed in September when he was …read more Source:: WTVQ

Fast food worker in Manchester tests positive for hepatitis A

By Tom Kenny MANCHESTER, Ky. (WTVQ) – An employee at a McDonald’s on Muddy Gap Road in Manchester tested positive for hepatitis A, according to the Cumberland Valley District Health Department. Health officials say the infected worker did not handle food directly. Anyone who ate at the fast food restaurant between October 30 and November …read more Source:: WTVQ

Dump truck hits overhead sign on I-75

By Tom Kenny WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. (WTVQ) – Traffic had to be diverted on I-75 in Grant County Friday when a dump truck hit an overhead sign at mile marker 153. No one was hurt, according to authorities. *Note: The photo that accompanies this story is courtesy of Grant County News. The post Dump …read more Source:: WTVQ

LPD: Phone exchange ends in robbery

By Tom Kenny LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington Police say someone was robbed of a phone and cash Friday night after meeting with other people to exchange a phone. Police say it happened in the parking lot of a McDonald’s at the corner of Russell Cave Road and New Circle Road just before 7:30 …read more Source:: WTVQ

Richmond Police arrest man on attempted murder charge

By Morgan Henry RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ)- Richmond Police say that after conducting a search warrant, they arrested a man on an attempted murder charge, along with other charges. Police arrested Zaelin Crutcher Friday at a home on Charlie Norris Road. Crutcher had 10 outstanding warrants. The post Richmond Police arrest man on attempted murder …read more Source:: WTVQ

U.S. 127 in Mercer County reopens after ATV crash

By Tom Kenny SALVISA, Ky. (WTVQ) – A crash involving an ATV temporarily closed U.S. 127 in Mercer County near Salvisa Friday night, according to KSP. The accident involving a vehicle and the ATV happened shortly after 8:00 p.m. near a Dollar General, according to investigators. The road reopened late Friday evening, according to State …read more Source:: WTVQ

Jail escapee caught after three months on the run

By Morgan Henry BELL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- A Bell County jail escapee who’s been on the run for nearly three months was captured in Tennessee, according to a report from W-R-I-L. Investigators say in August, Matthew Price and David Mosley attacked jail staff, sprayed bleach in their face and eyes, overpowered them and escaped. Mosley …read more Source:: WTVQ

3 arrested in reported heroin ring operating in Pulaski Co.

By Morgan Henry SOMERSET, Ky. (WTVQ)- The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office says they have arrested three people after a year-long investigation into a heroin ring operating in Pulaski County. The sheriff’s office arrested 26-year-old Samantha Poynter after she was involved in drug trafficking. Investigators also found the source of Poynter’s heroin supply in Cincinnati. The …read more Source:: WTVQ

Chevy Chase Inn selling Pappy Van Winkle at cost

By Morgan Henry LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Chevy Chase Inn just received its allocation of Pappy Van Winkle and has decided to sell it to their customers at cost for an event they are calling “Pappy Thanksgiving.” For one day only, they will be selling the highly sought after and tough-to-get bourbon at a price …read more Source:: WTVQ

UPDATE: Boil water advisory lifted in Rockcastle Co.

By Morgan Henry UPDATE: ROCKCASTLE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- City officials say the boil water advisory that was issued for customers in the Sand Springs area has been lifted. — ROCKCASTLE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- A precautionary boil water advisory has been issued for 220 Kentucky American Water customers in the Sand Springs area in Rockcastle County. The advisory …read more Source:: WTVQ