Category Archives: Local News

Lexington Emergency Weather Plan in Effect

(LFUCG)–The Office of Homelessness Prevention & Intervention Emergency Weather Plan has been activated due to the forecast of extreme cold temperatures in Lexington. This plan will remain in effect through Friday, Nov 16. The plan is activated anytime the temperature is expected to be 32 degrees or below so that all individuals and families experiencing homelessness in…MORE

Mixed News About Kentucky’s Children

(KY Youth Advocates)–The 2018 Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data Book offers the latest data on 17 measures of child well-being, showing whether outcomes for children across the commonwealth have improved, worsened, or stayed the same over a five-year period. Detailed data is available for every Kentucky county at www.kyyouth.org/kentucky-kids-count/. “Core to our mission, we believe that children of…MORE

Paper Shred in Lexington Saturday

(LFUCG)–Lexington will host a Paper Shred Saturday, November 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1631 Old Frankfort Pike. Fayette County residents may bring up to five boxes or bags of material to be shredded at no cost. No wet material will be accepted. This event allows Lexington residents to safely dispose of their…MORE

Good for You!

Congratulations to Dr. Deborah Reed of the UK College of Nursing, recipient of the Edge Runner Award from the American Academy of Nursing for her work educating farmers about occupational health, safety and disease prevention. Jonathan Campbell and Allen J. Brenzel, both of Lexington, named to the Kentucky Advisory Council on Autism Spectrum Disorders. Kathy…MORE

Election Results

Election 2018 Sixth Congressional District Reporting: 100% Andy Barr–51% Amy McGrath–48% Frank Harris–1% ————- State Senator 12th District Reporting:100% Alice Forgy Kerr–51% Paula Setser-Kissick–49% State Senator 22nd District Reporting:  100% Tom Buford–66% Carolyn Dupont–34% ———- State Senator 28th District Reporting: 100% Ralph Alvarado–53% Denise Gray–47% State Representative 45th District Reporting:  100% Stan Lee–51% Josh Hicks–49%…MORE

Rowan Co. Clerk Davis Defeated

(LEX 18) — Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has lost her bid for a second term as Rowan County clerk, falling to Democratic challenger Elwood Caudill Jr. Lawsuits were filed against Davis during that time and she was jailed for being found in contempt of court.In 2015, Davis made international headlines after she defied a U.S…MORE

Gorton Elected

LEX 18 News predicts that former Vice Mayor Linda Gorton will become the next Mayor of Lexington, defeating former Police Chief Ronnie Bastin.MORE

Election Results

Election 2018 Sixth Congressional District Reporting: 19% Amy McGrath–59% Andy Barr–40% Frank Harris–1% Rikka Wallin James Germalic ————- State Senator 12th District Reporting:29% Alice Forgy Kerr–50% Paula Setser-Kissick–50% ———- State Senator 28th District Ralph Alvarado Denise Gray ———— State Senator 22nd District Tom Buford Carolyn Dupont ———- State Representative 45th District Reporting:  28% Stan Lee–51%…MORE

Good for You!

Congratulations to:  Patrick Ballard of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, recipient of the 2018 School Psychologist of the Year award from the Kentucky Association for Psychology in the Schools. Craig Carter, director of the University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Lab, recipient of the E.P. Pope Award from the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians. Mark…MORE

Winchester Man Arrested in Death of Mother

(LEX 18) — Police have charged a Winchester man with murder after they say he watched his mother commit suicide, failed to call emergency services and lived with her corpse in an apartment for five days. Jeffrey T. Wisecup Authorities arrested 27-year-old Jeffrey T. Wisecup on Friday following an investigation. According to the arrest citation,…MORE