Traffic was backed up in both directions on I-75 in Madison County at the Fayette County line late Thursday night following an accident involving a semi, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – After the tweet from the president Wednesday, many people were very vocal about his stance. While transgender service members have been able to serve openly in the military since last year, after Trump’s ban, locals are now wondering what will happen to the fate of those currently serving? There are two […]
WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- A Whitley County woman stole property from a fatal crash victim. According to the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, 36 year-old Scott B. Bray, of the Poplar Creek community, was killed when he lost control of his motorcycle and struck a tree down an approximately 20 ft. embankment. Whitley County 911 received […]
MASON COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – According to the Kentucky Department of Highways District 9, some roads within Mason County could be reopened soon. After last weekends strong storms, several roads within the county were made impassible due to damage caused by heavy rain. As state highway crews continue the cleanup effort, a few roads may […]
MANCHESTER, Ky. (WTVQ)- The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) will be installing an Intersection Conflict Warning System (ICWS) to a busy intersection in Laurel county. The approach warning system will be installed at the KY 192/Thompson Poynter Road/Boggs Road intersection. The system is an attempt to reduce the amount of crashes at the intersection and will be […]
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – Rupp Arena is preparing for a busy event season by holding a job fair on August 12th to staff up for the 2017-2018 event season. When Rupp reopens in September, there will be more than 300 seasonal positions available. Departmental positions will be available for Security, Guest Services, Concessions, Box Office, and Parking. […]
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Lexington Police say they have arrested a man that robbed a bank on March 31. Michael T. Taylor, 39, was arrested early Tuesday at a motel on Stanton Way, according to investigators. Officials say Taylor and 25-year-old Jermaine Benton walked into United Bank on Harrodsburg Road demanded money. Investigators continue […]
The new immunization regulation requires all children attending child day care centers, certified family childcare homes and other licensed facilities that care for children, preschool programs, and public and private primary and secondary schools to have a current immunization certificate on file.
JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- Veteran Educator, Matt Moore has been named Jessamine County Schools Superintendent. The Jessamine County School Board called a special meeting Monday and voted unanimously to appoint Moore as the new superintendent. Jessamine County Board of Education Chair, Amy Day, said that Moore stood out from the other 16 candidates with a […]
MT. STERLING, Ky (WTVQ)- 6 individuals were arrested after being found in the possession of illegal drugs. The Mount Sterling Police Department responded to a local hotel after receiving a complaint. When officers arrives, they witnessed criminal activity. A large amount of suspected Crystal Methamphetamine was seized at the scene. All suspects involved have been […]
LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- Two individuals were arrested Monday afternoon after deputies received a referral regarding a physical abuse complaint. 29 year-old Stephanie Lynne Smith of London and 23 year-old Jason Darrell Smith of London are both charged with public intoxication, controlled substances; possession of drug paraphernalia; and wanton endangerment in the second-degree. Sheriff John […]
Officials of a Noah's Ark theme park have sold their main parcel back to a for-profit affiliate days after Kentucky's tourism agency said the park had breached an incentive agreement that would refund a portion of the sales tax collected at the site.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- An agreement has been reached by Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) and Lextran to provide students with a free ride to Lexington BCTC campuses. The agreement was reached on Monday, July 24th and will start on August 1st. The new pre-paid program will be known as the “BCTC Class Pass.” BCTC […]
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- It was a big day on Friday for K-9 Officer Pink as she was honored for her years of service. University of Kentucky Police celebrated Pink’s retirement with a special retirement party. Pink received pink and black balloons as well as a bone-shaped cake, and a final 10-7 over police radio as […]
LONDON, Ky. (WTVQ)- A Williamsburg woman was found dead after an apparent assault. According to the Kentucky State Police Post 11 in London, a call came in to the Whitley County 911 Center around 7 PM Sunday night about a woman lying in the roadway on Old Mud Creek Road. Troopers say they did not […]
MASON COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- Crews are assessing the damage after strong storms moved through early Sunday morning. Due to culvert washouts, embankment failures, and other damage, multiple state highways in Mason County are still closed or restricted. According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 9, the following state highways are closed: – KY 1449 (Orangeburg […]
Kentucky Emergency Management officials say they are conducting damage assessments Monday in Bracken, Fleming and Mason Counties after severe weather moved through the Commonwealth early Sunday morning.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Saturday was a great day to head to the pool, but adding a movie make pool time even better. Lexington Parks and Rec estimates more than 400 people came out to see Moana. And this truly was a “Dive in” movie. People brought inner tubes. The fun started at 8, but it […]
PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- The Pulaski Sheriff has a scam warning. He says someone called a local 19-year-old woman and told her there was a warrant out for her arrest for missing jury duty. Sheriff Greg Speck says the scammers convinced her to send them cards loaded with money. Sheriff Speck is warning others; reminding them […]
BOYLE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- A city councilman shared a post on Facebook claiming about 15 cars in Perryville have slashed tires this weekend. Councilman Paul Joseph Webb says in addition to that, someone threw a park’s picnic table into the river and destroyed a family’s belongings. He says some of the damage includes a van […]
LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- Some sad news for fans of the Whitman Branch Shooting Range in Laurel County. The US Forest Service says they’re temporarily closing the popular range because of vandalism. The range posted pictures on their Facebook page to show the damage. There are some broken parts of the facilities and others riddled […]
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- A big announcement this weekend from local favorite West Sixth Brewing. The brewery has announced it has bought a farm. Founders say they hope to be able to grow ingredients for their beer on the farm. It’s located just less than ten minutes from downtown Frankfort. Founders also say the farm will be […]
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Police say a driver was taken to the hospital Sunday evening with life threatening injuries after a crash on Bryan Station Road. Police shut down part of the road to investigate. They say a truck crashed into a tree. They believe the driver, a diabetic, had a medical emergency. Officers say he was […]
MASON COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)-Counties to our north woke up to a lot of storm damage Sunday. In Mason County, the judge executive has issued a state of emergency according to the Ledger Independent. The paper also reports a Bracken County man is missing after heavy floodwaters washed away his home. Crews have been searching for […]
BARBOURVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ)- A man shot by police officers Saturday in Barbourville has been upgraded from critical to serious condition. State police say Brandon Moses lead officers on a high speed chase, finally stopping in a florist’s parking lot near a Rite-Aid where he grabbed a bystander. Then later let him go and started walking […]
MOUNT STERLING, Ky. (WTVQ) – Last summer, the all too familiar “Pokemon Go” app craze was in full swing across the U.S., but instead of hunting Pokemon, people are now out looking for rocks. One community in Central Kentucky has its very own group. You can find rocks all over Mount Sterling, but some rocks […]
A Central Kentucky town is mourning Friday after the tragic death of one of its own. State police say 80-year-old Donald Smith was driving to work early Friday morning when he crashed into a horse near the Bourbon-Fayette county line. Both Smith and the horse have died. f
The entrance ramp from Newtown Pike to southbound I-75 in Lexington is scheduled to be closed from 7:00 p.m. Friday, July 21, through 5:00 a.m., Monday, July 24, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
School may be out for summer, but educators are already preparing for students' return. The Kentucky High School Athletic Association announced Tuesday the Bluegrass State will be the first in the country to require softball players to wear protective face masks.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- What better way to beat the heat than by going to SplashJAM? The pop-up splash pad returned to Lexington Tuesday and will stick around until Labor Day. If you are looking to cool off, you can find the splash pad at Northeastern Park located at 140 N. Eastern Ave. SplashJAM is sponsored […]
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- The weather was perfect for the opening of a new skate spot in Lexington Tuesday afternoon. The Valley Park Skate Spot officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony. To celebrate the opening of the skate area, youth are able to participate in a two-day skate clinic to learn basic skateboarding skills. The […]
LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- The Laurel County Sheriff is asking for your help in locating a missing teen. 16 year-old Carla Merida was last seen around 11:30 at her home off Lakeside Drive 10 miles south of London on July 17th. She is described as a white female, thin build, with brown eyes, fair complexion, […]
CENTRAL KENTUCKY (WTVQ)- Here is something fun for transformer fans of all ages. On Wednesday, July 19th, Optimus Prime and other transformers will be visiting a few Central Kentucky Wal-Mart Supercenters. Wal-Mart and Hasbro are teaming up for a retail tour that will include almost 900 Wal-Mart Supercenters across the nation. The tour will be […]
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- This Thursday, July 20th, Senior citizens in the Lexington and surrounding areas are invited to a Senior Scam Jam to learn how to protect themselves from financial fraud and scams. The event is free and will be held at the Lexington Senior Center located on 195 Life Lane. It will be held from […]
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ)- Gardens have been associated with health benefits that are becoming more well known. The YMCA Safe Place in Louisville, in partnership with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, have cultivated a garden in order to teach homeless and unstably housed youth in the city responsibility and confidence. The […]
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- If you are going to be traveling near the area of Man O’ War Boulevard and Alumni Drive tonight, be prepared for some traffic impacts. Work begins tonight to lengthen the turn lanes from Man O’ War Boulevard onto Alumni Drive. Phase one of the project will involve lengthening the right turn lane […]
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ)- According to the Frankfort City Manager Cindy Steinhauser, Fire Chief Eddie Slone will be retiring from the department on July 31, 2017. Slone began his career with the Frankfort Fire and EMS in December 1994. He became Sergeant in 1999, Lieutenant in 2002, Captain in 2004, and Battalion Chief in 2006. In 2009, […]
VERSAILLES, Ky. (WTVQ)- There are only 6 days left to help the Woodford Humane Society reach their fundraising goal. They are half way to their goal of $100,000 for their new Lucy Gay Bassett Memorial Fund. The fund honors the legacy of the late Kentucky horsewoman who passed away in 2016 and aims to help […]
WINCHESTER, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Winchester mom says her son, TK and four other young men got together this weekend to sell lemonade and Kool-Aid to raise money for the local homeless shelter. TK’s mom Chlandra says they raised $115 dollars. She says in addition to giving money to the homeless they also gave some […]
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – In Lexington, firefighters are asking for your help figuring out what started a fire that destroyed a home on Creek Valley Way Sunday morning. The fire department says they got the call around 2 AM. They say when they arrived heavy fire was already making the building collapse. Two homes, one […]
BELL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – The second of two escaped inmates in Bell County is now back behind bars. The Bell County Sheriff says this weekend, officers caught 27-year-old Tommy Smith at a home in Middlesboro. The sheriff’s office says they got an anonymous tip that’s where he was. Deputies say Smith escaped the Bell […]
CHRISTIAN COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – In Christian County, police have arrested a man after he reportedly hit two officers and a firefighter with a car. Oak Grove Police say 19-year-old Dreon Key from Clarksville drove into them as they blocked the road during a wreck investigation on Kentucky 115. He’s then accused of driving away […]
FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – State police are also investigating a shooting in Floyd County. Troopers say Saturday, 41-year-old Toby Akers from Martin got in a fight in the Grethel area. He reportedly shot someone then ran. The victim was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Troopers say they’ve got a warrant for Akers […]
BOURBON COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Three people are fighting injuries from a shooting in Bourbon County. Police say a fight started around Club Allure in Paris around 2 AM Sunday. According to officers, one woman was taken to UK Hospital. Two men showed up there as well. This is a developing story and we’ll bring […]
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – It has been just over two years since someone shot five people in a park at a well-known Lexington basketball tournament. Days later, a father of three died from his injuries. Now, after some time away, the tournament is back in it’s traditional spot since 1960 at Douglass park. Each year […]
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Saturday was a perfect day for Keeneland’s Councours D’elegance, which is French for competition of elegance. And it is a competition showcasing more than 160 of the finest collector cars in the country. The vehicles are judged for historical accuracy and presentation. Rich Frantz & Steve Locker, two judges at the event said, […]
LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)-Eight months after another fatal crash in Laurel County, a man is facing charges for causing it. Deputies arrested 34-year-old Eric Cassidy Friday afternoon about 12 miles southeast of London. Investigators say at the end of November, Cassidy was driving under the influence of drugs and caused a crash that killed Sherry […]
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)-A Lexington woman who was fighting serious injuries from a car crash this week has died. Police say 39-year-old Melissa Thomas drove her truck into a tree around midnight on Kenesaw Drive near Armstrong Mill Road. The coroner says Thomas died Saturday morning at the hospital.
RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ)- The Richmond Police Department hosted something kind of like a pool party Saturday. They invited community members to “Dunk a cop”. It kicked off the police department’s partnership with Big Sisters and Big Brothers of the Bluegrass. Community member Connie Arthur said, “”I think it is the best thing that could ever happen, […]
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Frankfort has a new sister city, Shimamoto, Japan. Sister city organizers say they’re excited to share cultural exchanges and provide opportunities for kids. After a two year effort, Frankfort now has a special link to Japan. The Mayor of Shimamoto signed a sister city resolution with Frankfort just this Spring. The […]
Mount Sterling, Ky. (WTVQ) – A family from Georgia came to Kentucky to visit a sick relative. After no sleep, several cleaning bills, and losing all of their clothes they now have to turn around and go back home. They say it’s because of bed bugs at their hotel in Montgomery County. Lisa said she […]
ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (WTVQ)-An Elizabethtown couple is accused of trying to meet up with a minor to have sex. The Attorney General’s office says 30-year-old Stephanie Smith and 43-year-old Robert Mitchell arrived at a parking lot where they thought they were meeting a minor they talked to online. That “Minor” was really an undercover investigator. The […]