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UPDATE: Pedestrian killed in Tuesday accident identified

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The man hit by a car and killed on New Circle Road early Wednesday morning has been identified as 46-year-old Benjamin Hacker, according to Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn. Hacker was officially pronounced dead at the scene at 1:21 a.m., the coroner said. ORIGINAL STORY POSTED 5...
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Fayette sheriff, judges launch fine forgiveness program

FAYETTE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Office of the Fayette County Sheriff is announcing a program to help citizens with outstanding Fayette County warrants for nonpayment of fines. As ordered by Fayette District Court General Order 2021-1, any person with outstanding cases from the Show Cause/Fine Payment docket may contact...
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Fatal crash in Lexington neighborhood occurred after driver fled officer, police say

A man who fled police Wednesday afternoon died in a three-vehicle crash in a Lexington neighborhood just minutes later, according to investigators. The crash involving a passenger car, SUV and a pickup truck occurred at the intersection of Eastland Parkway and Gayle Drive. Michael D. Mason, 46, died at the...
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UPDATE: Two more charged in case of body found in burning car

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Two more people have been charged in connection with a Lexington murder earlier this year. According to the Herald-Leader newspaper, Martae Shanks and Autumn Owens were charged with arson, abusing a corpse and criminal mischief. The newspaper said both lived in the same apartment building as...
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Lexington seeks ‘Art by Nature’ participants, submissions

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) — Lexington is seeking submissions for Art by Nature, a celebration of our local environment. This exhibit is focused on trees, featuring 23 trees from around Fayette County. Visual artists of all types – painters, photographers, fiber artists, jewelry makers, sculptors and more – are encouraged to participate.
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Cost to build new Lexington middle school increasing

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Fayette County’s Board of Education is waiting to take action on several next steps for the county’s newest middle school, including approving the price which just went up more than $6.5 million. The middle school on Polo Club Boulevard is projected to cost $47.2 million, an...
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Fayette reports just six new COVID cases

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Fayette County’s seven-day moving COVID average remains at levels comparable to a year ago. According to the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s Wednesday report, the county recorded six new cases Tuesday, pushing the total since March 2020 to 35,447. The seven-day moving average remained at 8. The...
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Closures scheduled Wednesday on Greenwich Pike in Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Temporary closures are scheduled along Greenwich Pike/KY 1876 in Fayette County on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. The closures are for drainage improvement work, which will include headwall installation and grading, according to the state. The work is scheduled to be...
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Area residents among 49 chosen for state leadership program

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ/Press Release) — Leadership Kentucky is proud to announce the members of the Leadership Kentucky Class of 2021. Leadership Kentucky’s flagship program consists of seven three-day sessions where participants gather to gain insight on the Commonwealth of Kentucky and its challenges and opportunities. Throughout the sessions, class members...
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Fayette County COVID averages remain at year-ago levels

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Even with double-digit case numbers, Fayette County’s seven-day moving average remains at levels comparable to a year ago when COVID was making a surge. According to the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s Tuesday report, the county recorded 19 new cases Saturday through Monday, pushing the total since...