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Cop bet 5th-grader he couldn't get his grades up. The officer ended up in a purple wig

A police officer ended up on the losing side of a bet with an elementary schooler in Woodstock, Ga. But he's not upset about it - in fact, he's all … Click to Continue »

Published on 24 May 2018 | 8:07 pm


A relaxed Brownback settles into new D.C. job, far from Kansas political fray

When Sam Brownback left the Kansas governor's mansion in January, he left behind dismal approval ratings, the ire of his fellow Republicans and a hefty order for more school funding … Click to Continue »

Published on 24 May 2018 | 8:07 pm


He bought a woman drinks. She left him at bar — he broke into her home and raped her, Pa. cops say

A judge described it as a "brazen act of stalking." Pittsburgh Police say Adnan Hilton Pehlivan, a restaurant owner in the area, bought a woman and her friends drinks at … Click to Continue »

Published on 24 May 2018 | 8:05 pm


'There is nothing like it in the state.' Now this school is getting bigger.

On Friday, The Lexington School will break ground on a $10 million project that will include the expansion of a separate program for students with the learning disability dyslexia. The … Click to Continue »

Published on 24 May 2018 | 8:01 pm


Watch this college baseball player's incredible game-saving catch.

It was a catch worthy of ESPN SportsCenter's Top 10 plays list. With his team holding a 4-2 lead in the top of the ninth inning in Tuesday's South Region … Click to Continue »

Published on 24 May 2018 | 8:00 pm


'From the outhouse to the White House.' WUKY moves up and off campus

More than one person asks, "Have you seen the bathrooms?" A tour of WUKY-FM 91.3's new home at the corner of Greendale and Spurr roads on the outskirts of Lexington … Click to Continue »

Published on 24 May 2018 | 7:48 pm


Snapchat tried an X-rated story feature called Cosmo after Dark. It didn't go well

Well, that was fast. After flying just one X-rated Friday night test balloon, Cosmopolitan and Snapchat have discontinued the controversial series of sex-themed stories called Cosmo After Dark on the … Click to Continue »

Published on 24 May 2018 | 7:46 pm


This conservative group is running ads against a Kentucky GOP congressman. Here's why.

In something of a clash of titans, a group backed by the billionaire Koch brothers plans to target 19-term U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers over what the group calls wasteful government … Click to Continue »

Published on 24 May 2018 | 7:41 pm


Learn more about The Lexington School's $10 million project

On Friday, The Lexington School, which is private, will break ground on a $10 million project that will include the expansion of a separate program for students with the reading-related learning disability dyslexia. … Click to Continue »

Published on 24 May 2018 | 7:21 pm


Florida Southern College outfielder makes surreal catch to save baseball game

Florida Southern College Moccasins baseball player Christian Maglich made arguably the save of the season to help secure a win for the Moccasins over Tampa on Tuesday, May 22. … Click to Continue »

Published on 24 May 2018 | 7:19 pm


Lawyer: Accused al-Qaida commander undergoes 5th emergency spine surgery at Guantánamo

A Guantánamo detainee awaiting a war-crimes trial as an alleged al-Qaida commander in post 9/11 Afghanistan has undergone his fifth emergency spine surgery at the U.S. Navy base in southeast … Click to Continue »

Published on 24 May 2018 | 6:42 pm


As rents go up, what can Lexington do about gentrification?

People are getting priced out of rental apartments along the Jefferson Street corridor. Apartment complexes in the Tates Creek Road corridor have been purchased, renovated and tenants forced out because … Click to Continue »

Published on 24 May 2018 | 6:36 pm


Tick-repelling clothes might actually stop the little blood-suckers, CDC says

Clothing treated with the insecticide permethrin had "strong toxic effects" on three species of ticks known to spread illnesses such as Lyme disease in the United States, a CDC study … Click to Continue »

Published on 24 May 2018 | 6:34 pm


College student attendance is on the rise at this Florida school

The University of South Florida announced a student attendance increase over eight ticketed sports for the 2017-18 school year. USF's football attendance saw a big jump, increasing by 21.2 percent … Click to Continue »

Published on 24 May 2018 | 6:34 pm


Thieves took everything from Habitat for Humanity house - including the kitchen sink

Habitat for Humanity had dealt with thefts before, Monica Bradley told KTOK, but never something like this. Bradley, executive director of the Lauderdale County Habitat for Humanity in Mississippi, had … Click to Continue »

Published on 24 May 2018 | 6:31 pm


11-year-old had an asthma attack and died. Her sister called 911, but no one came, family says

Eleven-year-old Ashley Flores suffered an asthma attack and died on Christmas Eve. Even though her family called 911 repeatedly, help didn’t come in time. On Tuesday, her family filed a … Click to Continue »

Published on 24 May 2018 | 6:05 pm


FSU the latest Power 5 school to offer a scholarship to this four-star athlete

Florida State's recruiting trail hit Georgia last week, and while the #Tribe19 class is a focal point, the Seminoles haven't slowed down when extending offers to Class of 2020 or … Click to Continue »

Published on 24 May 2018 | 5:38 pm


'I am no thief,' says professor as UK begins fight to fire him

Attempts to fire a tenured University of Kentucky faculty member for the first time in at least five decades began Wednesday, when journalism professor Buck Ryan appeared at a meeting … Click to Continue »

Published on 24 May 2018 | 5:28 pm


Watch snake wrap itself around door handle, blocking NASCAR team from headquarters

A live snake wrapped around the door handle is never a welcome sight for a business, but it's even more problematic when that office belongs to a NASCAR team prepping … Click to Continue »

Published on 24 May 2018 | 5:24 pm


'I am no thief,' says embattled UK professor

Termination proceedings begin for UK professor Buck Ryan, accused of profiting off students. … Click to Continue »

Published on 24 May 2018 | 5:22 pm


Three-way, four-way or five-way? Prior to summer opening, Skyline Chili offers a sampling

The city's new Skyline Chili is expected to open later this summer, but a free sampling event is schedule on the restaurant's construction site on June 8 and 9. A … Click to Continue »

Published on 24 May 2018 | 2:28 pm


UK football player accused of trafficking 4 grams of cocaine, 5 pounds of marijuana

A University of Kentucky football player was arrested early Thursday morning and charged with trafficking marijuana and cocaine, according to court records. Marcus Walker, a 21-year-old junior safety from Lake … Click to Continue »

Published on 24 May 2018 | 2:02 pm


Heard of the favorite book challenge? These 10 works of fiction illuminated my life.

I hang out with a group of guys my wife affectionately refers to as the intellectual rednecks. These are fellows of a certain vintage who, like me, hail from rural … Click to Continue »

Published on 24 May 2018 | 1:27 pm


Lexington Bourbon Society hosts party for city history museum

History and bourbon go together like whiskey and a glass so the Lexington Bourbon Society is again hosting the Commonwealth Bash for the Lexington History Museum, which is raising money … Click to Continue »

Published on 24 May 2018 | 12:53 pm


One Fayette County judge considers holding fellow judge in contempt. Here's why.

Fayette District Judge Megan Lake Thornton faces the possibility of being held in contempt for failing to immediately comply with an order from Fayette Circuit Judge Ernesto Scorsone. In a … Click to Continue »

Published on 23 May 2018 | 9:39 pm


Hollywood vs. Wall Street? Campaigns jump to define McGrath and Barr in Kentucky.

November's election in Kentucky's Sixth Congressional District will be between a radical political newcomer supported by elite Hollywood liberals and a Wall Street-backed incumbent who puts the interest of wealthy … Click to Continue »

Published on 23 May 2018 | 8:14 pm


Kentucky teachers took GOP leaders to school. Will more be expelled in November?

The thousands of public school teachers who filled Kentucky’s Capitol during the legislative session to protest Republican cuts to their pensions and Gov. Matt Bevin’s insulting behavior had one clear … Click to Continue »

Published on 23 May 2018 | 7:38 pm


Eighth-grader collected 400 graduation dresses. She's giving them all away.

In just two weeks time, Edythe J. Hayes eighth-grader Gracie Di Nardo collected more than 400 new and lightly-worn dresses and 150 pairs of shoes so girls across Lexington could … Click to Continue »

Published on 23 May 2018 | 7:00 pm


Kentucky lawmaker loses primary, angrily quits GOP and backs Democratic nominee

State Rep. C. Wesley Morgan of Richmond, a controversial Kentucky lawmaker who lost to a challenger in the Republican primary on Tuesday, says he is quitting the GOP to throw … Click to Continue »

Published on 23 May 2018 | 2:06 pm


Teacher narrowly upsets Kentucky House GOP leader. A sign of things to come?

As upset teachers across Kentucky Tuesday tried to flex their political muscle, Rockcastle County High School math teacher R. Travis Brenda narrowly defeated House Majority Floor Leader Jonathan Shell of … Click to Continue »

Published on 23 May 2018 | 12:37 am








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