Daily Archive: May 5, 2016

May 05

Booker back in the Blue Grass

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Devin Booker is back in the Blue Grass to check out the Kentucky Derby on Saturday. But before the big day at Churchill Downs, he took time tonight to meet and greet with Solid Blue fans on our ABC 36 set inside the Fayette Mall Wildcat Wearhouse. After a great season …

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May 05

Nicholasville Family Target of IRS Scam

Imagine getting a call from the IRS saying you owed money. Not just a few bucks, but nearly $10,000 in back taxes. That’s what happened to Van Edmundson and his wife Michelle. Van says, “What are you talking about? I got to go make a payment right now, I can’t get a hold of my …

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May 05

Mostly sunny and pleasant Friday

Overview: Warmer temperatures and mostly sunny skies return Friday through the Kentucky Derby and Mother’s Day Weekend! A few rain showers will be possible for the weekend, especially late Saturday into early Sunday as a cold front moves through the region. TONIGHT: Clearing skies and chilly temperatures will return, with a low temperature of 44 …

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May 05

ABC 36 Sports @ 6 (5-5-16)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Alex Risen and Kennedy Hardman bring you the latest Kentucky Derby prep news from Churchill Downs. Check out Kennedy’s report on Derby favorite Nyquist in the video. You can also hear from Oscar Nominated owner Ken Ramsey and SuddenBreakingNews’ trainer Donnie Von Hemel in the video.   The post ABC 36 …

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May 05

Sitting on a winner

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky Derby dreams.  Every connection in horse racing has them.  It’s the pinnacle of the sport and the one race everyone knows.  So it’s the Super Bowl for every trainer, owner, jockey…and horse. Bob Baffert has 4 times made the trip to the winners’ circle on the first Saturday in May …

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May 05

Traffic Alert: Closures scheduled for Patterson, Merino Streets in Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. (KYTC) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways, announces that closures are scheduled for Patterson, Merino Streets and adjoining neighborhoods in Lexington, Fayette County.  The closures are necessary for project construction to progress at a swifter pace. Monday, May 16 – the following closures will be in effect at approximately 7:00 a.m. …

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May 05

Remembering basketball great Ed Davender

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky basketball legend Ed Davender was laid to rest Thursday. Davender, 49, died last week after suffering a massive heart attack. He played for the Wildcats from 1984-1988. Davender finished his career ranked 11th on the all-time scorer’s list. He’s the only Wildcat to score more than 1,600 points and have …

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May 05

5 from Tennessee, Kentucky have prison sentences commuted

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Four people from Tennessee and one person from Kentucky are among the 58 prisoners included in the latest round of commutations by President Barack Obama. All five whose sentences were commuted Thursday were convicted of dealing cocaine or methamphetamine and sentenced to serve from 19 years to life in prison. Their …

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May 05

Chilly temperatures tonight, pleasant for Friday

Overview: Warmer temperatures and mostly sunny skies return Friday through the Kentucky Derby and Mother’s Day Weekend! A few rain showers will be possible for the weekend, especially late Saturday into early Sunday as a cold front moves through the region. TONIGHT: Clearing skies and chilly temperatures will return, with a low temperature of 44 …

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May 05

KSP investigating possible connection between multiple fires

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WTVQ) -Kentucky State Police are investigating the possibility that multiple fires in rural homes outside of Lexington may be connected. Troopers say there are 5 house fires involved in the investigation, two fires in Jessamine Co., one in Fayette Co., and one in Garrard Co. Most recently, a fire happened in Scott Co. …

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