Police called to shutdown protest at McConnell office
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky were called to a protest by a group of federal government workers at a field office for Sen. Mitch McConnell.
The protestors arrived at the Lexington office in hopes of handing off some letters to the senator’s staff about the government shutdown, ...
North Carolina police arrest 2 in 2017 shooting death
LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina have arrested two men in connection with a shooting death in 2017.
Enerblu delays eastern Kentucky project at least 1 year
PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A proposed battery manufacturing plant on a reclaimed coal mine in eastern Kentucky has been delayed at least one year after the company discovered problems at the construction site.
EnerBlu President and CEO Daniel Elliott said the company has not found a way to ...
LEXINGTON, Neb. (AP) — A woman accused of trying to conceal a man’s slaying in Dawson County has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.
Dawson County District Court records say 36-year-old Melissa Callahan had pleaded not guilty ...
LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Jordan Lyons had 21 points as Furman easily beat VMI 89-57 on Thursday night.
Clay Mounce had 16 points for Furman (15-2, 4-1 Southern Conference). Tre Clark added 13 points and Andrew Brown chipped in with 11.
Jake Stephens had 15 points and nine rebounds for ...
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Facing a restless group of challengers in both parties, Kentucky’s Republican governor sought to reassure nervous Republicans on Thursday that he would run for a second term in 2019 despite slow-walking a campaign for an election that is less than 11 months away.
DALLAS (AP) — Hispanic rights activist and political pioneer Ramsey Muniz, who was sentenced to life without parole in 1994 on a drug conviction, has been released from prison after years of intense efforts by family and supporters to free him.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons says Muniz was ...
LEXINGTON, Neb. (AP) — A man accused of murder in south-central Nebraska’s Dawson County has been sentenced to 40 to 45 years in prison.
Dawson County District Court records say 42-year-old Jose Regalado-Mendez was sentenced Monday. He’d
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s former state auditor has officially declared his candidacy for governor.
Adam Edelen made the announcement on Monday in Lexington with running mate Gill Holland, a Louisville businessman and developer. Edelen is the fourth Democrat to declare for the race, ...
LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Francis Alonso made a 3-pointer with 51 seconds left to break a tie and UNC Greensboro remained undefeated in Southern Conference play, defeating VMI 71-68 on Saturday.
After VMI missed a 3-pointer and got its defensive rebound, the Keydets’ James Dickey made 1 of 2 ...
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky for Kentucky, a Commonwealth-themed store based in Lexington — has created a hotline for homesick Kentuckians. The number is 1-855-883-8663 (Give it a call. I’ll wait.) After a ring or two, you’ll hear a rendition of the song “My Old Kentucky Home.”
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Krispy Kreme has stepped in to comfort Kentucky police officers mourning the loss of a doughnut truck that caught fire.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the company and a police escort delivered dozens of doughnuts to the city police department Wednesday ...
Kentucky police ‘mourn’ loss of doughnut truck in fire
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky found some humor after an empty doughnut truck caught fire.
WKYT-TV reports no one was injured when the Krispy Kreme driver stopped ...
Larger-than-life Secretariat statue coming to Lexington
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A larger-than-life bronze memorial to the famous racehorse Secretariat is coming to Lexington this fall.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports , sculptor Jocelyn Russell is constructing a statue ...
Homeless man spent months searching for owner of lost ring
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A homeless man in Lexington who found a Georgetown College football ring has returned it to its owner after a months-long search.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Robert ...
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Lexington turns parking tickets into food for the hungry
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The parking authority in Kentucky’s second-largest city says it collected three tons of food this year to pay off more than $10,000 in parking and other citations.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that 7,360 food items were ...
Stories about secret tunnels in Lexington spawn theories
LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Holiday shoppers stepped lively around Uptown. They dodged piles of dirty slush and patches of ice stubbornly clinging to pavement tucked away in the shadows.
Down below shoppers’ feet, out of sight and out of mind as people hustled underneath strands of lights and ...
4 men sentenced in shooting that killed Olympian’s daughter
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Four men convicted in the 2016 slaying of Olympic track star Tyson Gay’s teenage daughter have been sentenced by a Kentucky judge.
News outlets report 40-year-old Chazarae Taylor; his son, 21-year-old D’Markeo Taylor; 23-year-old D’Vonta Middlebrooks; and 22-year-old ...
Nebraska man accused of animal cruelty takes plea deal
OVERTON, Neb. (AP) — A February sentencing has been scheduled for one of three family members charged with animal cruelty following the deaths of dozens of cattle on their Nebraska farm.
Dawson County District Court records say 60-year-old Eugene Wempen Sr., of Overton, pleaded no contest ...
Diocese to conduct independent review of abuse claims
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Catholic bishop in Kentucky says two attorneys will conduct an independent review of how appropriately the Lexington Diocese has handled sex abuse claims since it was formed in 1988.
The Lexington Herald-Leader
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — They were two small-town Kentucky boys who went to study literature at Stanford University. They ended up at ground zero of California’s emerging counterculture with beatniks, hippies, rock ‘n’ roll and psychedelic drugs.
Read “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test,” Tom ...
Kentucky’s hepatitis A outbreak surpasses 3,000 cases
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky health officials say more than 3,000 cases of hepatitis A have been reported in an outbreak that has entered its second year.
Man gets 7 ½ years in machete attack at Kentucky college
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Cincinnati man charged in a 2017 machete attack on the campus of Kentucky’s Transylvania University has been sentenced to 7 ½ years in prison.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports ...
Cocaine found in can of baby formula; parents charged
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Police have arrested two parents after cocaine was found inside a can of their baby’s formula.
Lexington police arrested Lemon Allen and Jamarra Burnside on Wednesday. News outlets report they’re charged with wanton endangerment and possession of a controlled ...
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Kentucky jail official: 9 inmates diagnosed with hepatitis A
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Officials say several jail inmates have been diagnosed with hepatitis A in a Kentucky county where cases of the contagious liver disease have increased in recent months.
The Lexington Herald-Leader
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man has been charged with spending more than $332,000 intended for his mother’s nursing home care.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports a federal grand jury Friday indicted John Jerome ...
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man has been sentenced to five years in a 2014 shooting death of an 18-year-old who wasn’t the intended target.
The case against 25-year-old Allen Charles William Burgess began as a murder charge but prosecutors agreed to a reduced charge because some ...
LEXINGTON, Neb. (AP) — A man charged with murder in south-central Nebraska’s Dawson County has taken a plea deal.
Station KRVN reports that 42-year-old Jose Regalado-Mendez pleaded guilty ...
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Ex-school employee sentenced to 18 months in prison
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A former Kentucky school employee accused of having sex with an underage student has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to rape and sodomy charges.
The Lexington ...
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Coach John Calipari had few complaints about No. 10 Kentucky’s domination of Monmouth.
The Wildcats not only shot well, they did so from long range for a change. Calipari was even more pleased by his team’s defensive performance in its most complete victory this ...
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The president and CEO of Lexmark has resigned just a little more than a year after he took over the Lexington-based company.
According to a news release on Tuesday, Rich Geruson cited “personal reasons” as the reason for his sudden departure. His resignation is ...
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man is accused of kidnapping and raping a woman who was having car trouble.
News outlets report 45-year-old Franklin Scott Faulkner was arrested Sunday on charges including first-degree rape and kidnapping. He pleaded not guilty Monday to the charges. ...
Trial delayed until March for Dawson County slaying suspect
LEXINGTON, Neb. (AP) — A trial has been delayed for a man charged with murder in south-central Nebraska’s Dawson County.
The Kearney Hub ...
University of Kentucky student named Rhodes scholar
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A University of Kentucky student is among this year’s Rhodes scholars.
The 32 recipients of the prestigious scholarship announced Sunday includes Hadeel Abdallah of Lexington. The senior was selected to begin studies next fall at Oxford University in ...
Police: Man accused of assaulting woman attacks her again
LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina have filed new charges against a man already accused of attacking his ex-girlfriend after the same woman was assaulted a second time.
News outlets report the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office filed charges against 41-year-old Kent Douglas ...
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Texas man was sentenced to three years in prison on Friday for improperly disposing of hazardous electronic waste at a Central Kentucky recycling business.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports ...
UK expands program to treat new moms for addiction
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The University of Kentucky is expanding a program to treat female addicts who have recently given birth.
A statement from the school says the Beyond Birth Comprehensive Recovery Clinic is moving to a facility on the Eastern State Hospital campus in Lexington. ...
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Following two reports of educators dragging autistic students, a Kentucky school district has outlined a plan to improve services.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the Fayette County ...
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) _ Valvoline Inc. (VVV) on Monday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $45 million.
On a per-share basis, the Lexington, Kentucky-based company said it had net income of 23 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 34 cents per share.
The results ...
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Officials in one Kentucky city are offering to reduce parking fines in exchange for canned food items.
A statement from the Lexington Parking Authority says its Food for Fines program begins Monday, Nov. 19 and runs through Friday, Dec. 14. Those who bring in 10 cans ...
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Tom Thurman had two-time United States poet laureate Natasha Trethewey booked to come from Chicago to Lexington to do an interview for the new documentary he was making for KET.
When he contacted her to see if all of the travel arrangements were in order, she replied, ...
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) _ Tempur Sealy International Inc. (TPX) on Thursday reported third-quarter net income of $42.3 million.
On a per-share basis, the Lexington, Kentucky-based company said it had profit of 77 cents. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to $1.02 per ...
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — In a story Oct. 29 about a Congressional district debate in Kentucky, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the 6th Congressional district has 20 counties. The district has 19 counties.
A corrected version of the story is below:
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LEXINGTON, Neb. (AP) — A December trial has been scheduled for a man charged with murder in south-central Nebraska’s Dawson County.
Dawson County District Court records say 42-year-old Jose Regalado-Mendez, of Lexington, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the October 2016 ...
Tricky Halloween weather leads to early treats for some
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The weather might be tricky on Wednesday, so some Kentucky communities are moving Halloween festivities to make sure little ghosts and goblins still get treats.
Lexington Mayor Jim Gray said in a statement that the city will change its treat-or-treating hours to ...
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Humane Society of the United States is offering $5,000 in the effort to find who fatally shot a 9-month-old thoroughbred horse last month in Kentucky, a state famous for breeding horses.
The organization announced the offer in a