Daily Archive: May 2, 2016

May 02

Lexington’s homeless: Is the problem getting better?

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The city of Lexington says the number of homeless people in town, has declined sharply since 2014. According to Mayor Jim Gray, a survey in 2014 revealed more than 1,400 homeless people on the streets, in shelters, and in transitional housing. In a 2016 survey, that number had dropped to just …

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May 02

UPDATE: Driver who collided with fire truck dies

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A driver who police say crossed over a raised concrete median and collided with a Lexington fire truck on Man O War Boulevard Monday afternoon died from his injuries, according to the Fayette County coroner. The victim was identified as 23-year old Cody A. Emery. The coroner says Emery died of …

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May 02

Flood Warnings for parts of Eastern Kentucky

Overview: A FLASH FLOOD WARNING continues for Knott, Perry, Owsley, Magoffin, Breathitt, Lee, and Floyd counties through 7am Tuesday morning. Cooler temperatures return Tuesday through Thursday, with additional rain chances. Warmer temperatures and more sunshine returns for the Kentucky Derby and Mother’s Day Weekend! TONIGHT: Widely scattered to isolated rain showers will continue overnight. Patchy …

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May 02

Lane closures scheduled for north & southbound I-75 in Fayette County

LEXINGTON, Ky. (KYTC) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways, announces that temporary lane closures are scheduled for north and southbound Interstate 75 in Fayette County. The closures are necessary for beam setting operations be completed for the bridge.  The beams will be set at mile point 106.3 over Interstate 75. Wednesday, May 4 …

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May 02

Democratic Senate candidates defend Obama during forum

FLORENCE, Ky. (AP) – After years of being a political punching bag in Kentucky, President Barack Obama has gotten favorable reviews from several Democrats running for the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Rand Paul. Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, the front-runner for the Democratic Senate nomination, said at a candidates’ forum Monday evening that Obama …

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May 02

Former UK Basketball Player will be laid to rest on Thursday

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Funeral arrangements have been made for Ed Davender, the Kentucky Basketball great who died last week of a heart attack. Davender played from 1984-1988 and finished his career ranked 11th on the all-time scorer’s list. A heart murmur kept him from playing pro ball. The visitation is planned for Thursday starting …

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May 02

Ethics commission says it can’t stop Bevin’s inquiry

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The Executive Branch Ethics Commission says it cannot stop Republican Gov. Matt Bevin from investigating whether his Democratic predecessor violated state ethics laws. Bevin says he will hire a private law firm to investigate whether former Gov. Steve Beshear coerced state employees to donate to political campaigns. Democratic Attorney General Andy …

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May 02

Flash Flood Watch for Eastern Kentucky

Overview: A FLASH FLOOD WATCH continues for Eastern Kentucky through Tuesday morning. Cooler temperatures return Tuesday through Thursday, with additional rain chances. Warmer temperatures and more sunshine returns for the Kentucky Derby and Mother’s Day Weekend! TONIGHT: A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is still in effect for Eastern Kentucky through Tuesday morning. Steady rain will continue …

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May 02

Fire Engine involved in Lexington crash

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – According to the Lexington Fire Department, one of their Fire Engines was involved in a wreck today, at 4:44 this afternoon. Officials say Engine 15 struck a vehicle at the intersection of Nichols Park Road, and Man O’ War Blvd. The civilian driver whose vehicle was struck was transported to a nearby hospital with life-threatening …

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May 02

Hillary Clinton campaigns in Ashland ahead of Ky. primary

ASHLAND, Ky. (WTVQ)- In a part of the country where coal and steel fuel economic markets and jobs are being lost at alarming rates, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton looks to win over voters. Clinton fielded questions from workers at a local steel company before addressing the issue coal with the audience at Alma’s Italian, …

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