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Flooding in southeastern Kentucky prompts evacuations, emergency declarations

Several counties in southeastern Kentucky are dealing with rising floodwaters and mudslides.

Accused killer arrested in Lexington following chase

Lexington Police helped U.S. Marshals catch Oscar Johnson, who is wanted out of Detroit for two murders.

UPDATE: Lexington Police identify suspect in possible hate crime

Video shows the man lunging toward the woman and briefly putting both his hands around the woman’s neck.

Centre College names Milton Moreland as new president

Milton C. Moreland will serve as its new president beginning July 1.

Hazmat incident closes recycling facility in Lexington

Fire officials say a small amount of muriatic acid, also known as hydrochloric acid, was found.

Bill requiring armed school officers clears House committee

The committee action Tuesday leaves an update to last year's school safety law just one vote away from clearing the legislature.

Kentucky man wounded by police charged with assault

Two Radcliff officers fired at Joseph Godsey last month while responding to an early morning report of an armed robbery.

Car goes off road, lands in tree in Lexington

The driver went off I-75 at the Winchester exit and landed in a treeline.

Sheriff: Homeowners hold man at gunpoint in Clay County

The sheriff says the homeowners caught 34-year-old Johnathan Sizemore burglarizing an outbuilding on their property.

Golden Alert issued for Jackson County man

Authorities say 71-year-old Elijah Rader was last seen on January 31.

Truck driver blames GPS for tanker accident, chemical spill

A tanker truck accident in Whitley County led to a hazardous chemical spill, a road closure and evacuation of nearby homes. The driver blamed his GPS for sending him down the wrong road, according to KSP.

Woman pleads guilty in connection to Montgomery County murder

Natasha Martin was charged with the murder of Paul Brewer.

New collection day for some Rumpke customers in Fayette County

The company says the collection schedule change impacts residential and commercial customers with weekly collection.

Trimble County school employee accused of inappropriate relationship with student

Investigators say a complaint alleged Alexandra Lawhorn was engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a student at the school.

Woman, daughter injured in home explosion in Kentucky

Relatives said the woman suffered burns over her entire body and the girl was burned on her back.

$1M grant announced to help Kentucky hemp processing company

Governor Beshear's office said in a news release that the grant is to help local company Kentucky Farmaceuticals develop its business and assist with job creation.

Democrat seeks to fight Kentucky GOP transgender bills

Ramona Thomas believes the bills are a result of a lack of LGBT people in state government.

Laurel County man sentenced for crash that killed his wife

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) - A Laurel County man who pleaded guilty in connection to a 2018 car crash that killed his wife will...

State health officials “actively monitoring” for coronavirus

There have been no confirmed or suspected cases of the virus in Kentucky, according to the Kentucky Department for Public Health.

Lyles BBQ in Lexington closing

The restaurant announced Tuesday on social media it will be closing this week.