Downtown ChristmasTree Arrives

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Downtown Richmond is getting that holiday feeling after a 40 foot Christmas tree was installed in front of the courthouse Thursday. The tree was donated by Mike and Wilma Barnett, they also donated last year’s tree.

Firefighters will begin decorating the tree next week in preparation for the annual tree lighting ceremony Friday December 5th. […]

Stanford Mourns Loss Of Mayor-Elect

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Residents of Stanford are mourning the sudden loss of long time police officer and mayor-elect T.J. Hill. He was found dead in his home Thursday afternoon by his teenage son. Hill died of natural causes.

Hil, 56, retired last year after serving 15 years as a Stanford police officer and then worked as a school […]

Police Ask For Citizens Help

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Montgomery County Sheriff officials are asking citizens to help them find two men that broke into and ransacked five businesses in the same plaza early Monday morning.

The surveillance video shows two men walking outside McGinnis Jewelers in the Colony Shoppes plaza around 4 a.m. Monday morning. They return with a car, then smash through […]

Assault Suspect Captured

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Lexington police have arrested a man accused of assaulting two police officers and leading them on a chase across several lanes of I-75.

It happened in September as police were trying to handcuff Stephon Miller. He broke away assaulted the officers and fled. Yesterday officers made the arrest at a residence on Yellowstone Parkway.

Miller […]

3 Pedestrians Hit In A Seven Hour Span

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It was a bad night for pedestrians in Lexington.

It started at about 5:30 p.m. when a woman was struck by a car on Henry Clay Boulevard near Menifee Avenue. The woman suffered minor injuries and did not have to be taken to the hospital. A second pedestrian was struck at Broadway and sustained lie […]

Conviction Overturned

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Pam Bartley the Montgomery county woman convicted of manslaughter in the 2007 shooting death of her husband, Carl, may get a new trial.

The Kentucky Supreme Court threw out Bartley’s conviction saying a recorded conversation between her and a detective should not have been used as evidence. The Court ruled Bartley, “repeatedly invoked her right […]

Veterans Day Celebrations

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Today is Veterans Day and there are events scheduled throughout the area. At EKU they will start the the annual roll call where names of fallen heroes will be real continually read until 1:30 p.m. at the Powell Building. Following roll call EKU President Michael Benson and Col. (Ret.) Eugene Palka interim executive director of […]

Two Injured In Home Robbery

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A Friday night home robbery has left two people injured. It happened on Shearwater Driver in Madison County.

The homeowner was acquainted with two people that had come to the house. Once the two were inside the home thetwo men attempted to rob the occupants. The homeowner and another occupant were injured.

The incident remains […]

Store Owner Tackles Robber

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The owner of Jackson’s Wine and Spirits on North Limestone in Lexington took matters in his own hands and held a would be robber until police arrived.

Saturday night a man identified as Bryant Pickering entered the store, pointed a gun at the owner and demanded money. As Pickering was putting the cash in his […]

Fire Destroys Madison County Furniture Warehouse

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A fire Saturday morning has destroyed a furniture warehouse next to Midway Furniture.

The warehouse is located next to the furniture store between Richmond and Berea. The building housed new inventory and antiques that belonged to the Kenny Issac family that owns Midway Furniture.

A 1926 Model T Ford with original parts that was stored […]

Coin Toss Selects Winners

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In Lincoln County there were ties in races for the Crab Orchard City Commission and the Stanford City Council. So how was the winner selected? Not by a run-off election but by a coin toss.

In the Crab Orchard race, challenger Priscilla Manuel called tails, but the coin landed on heads and the seat was […]

Drug Arrests

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Boyle County Sheriff Deputies were conducting surveillance last night when an officer recognized John Ganem, 20, as a wanted fugitive.

Deputies conducted a traffic stop when they found Ganem along with Dallas Carlton, 21, and Austin Cox, 21, in possession of drugs.

A search of the car was conducted and deputies also found found drugs […]

Another KY Pipeline Project in the Works

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Special to Local Yocal

Greg Stotelmyer LEXINGTON, Ky. – The alarm is ringing again for Kentuckians who already stopped one potentially hazardous pipeline project.

Public backlash plugged plans for the Bluegrass Pipeline, which included building 180 miles of new pipeline to help transport natural-gas liquids from the Northeast to the Gulf Coast. Now, less than […]

Driver Flees

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A police chase ended yesterday with the driver fleeing the scene.

It happened when Lexington Police tried to stop a car. The driver continued until the got to the he intersection of 3rd and Elm Street, where the car hit a utility pole, then the driver ran off. Police continue to look for the driver.

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Lt. Governor Resigns

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In a surprise move Lt. Governor Jerry Abramson announced his resignation effective next week.

The Lt. Governor is moving on up…up to Washington that is, to take a job in the Obama administration. In making the announcement Governor Steve Beshear explained the move will be good for the commonwealth.

Former state auditor Crit Luallen will […]

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