Daily Archive: May 19, 2016

May 19

Preakness prep for Nyquist

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Preakness Stakes is expected to get sloppy at Pimlico Saturday which should bode well for Derby runner-up Exaggerator, who won the Santa Anita Derby in the slop. As for favorite Nyquist, how is the unbeaten champ holding up since his early arrival in Maryland with no works and only light …

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May 19

Portion of U.S. Route 25 renamed after Officer Daniel Ellis

RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ)-Katie Ellis holds a special place in her heart for US Route 25, a road she and her husband, fallen Richmond Police Officer Daniel Ellis, traveled down every day to and from work. Katie Ellis says, “You know, we left our rehearsal dinner, we drove up the road to the restaurant, we came …

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May 19

Another round of rain showers for Friday

Overview: Another round of rain showers will develop Friday into Saturday, with high temperatures in the upper 60s. Mostly sunny skies return for the end of the weekend, with highs in the mid 70s for Sunday, with upper 70s to lower 80s into early next week. TONIGHT: Clouds will increase overnight with a low temperature …

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May 19

Sustained success

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – UK softball is once again set to host an NCAA regional. First pitch with Butler has moved up to 1:30 Friday following the 11 o’clock Utah-Illinois game due to inclement weather. But this type of sustained success wasn’t always expected in Lexington. Kennedy Hardman has more in the video. The post …

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May 19

PD: 5 people hurt in Clark County collision

WINCHESTER, Ky. (WTVQ)- Winchester police say five people were hurt Thursday in a collision. They say it happened around 7:00p.m. on Colby Road. According to police, two vehicles were involved. And investigators say two of the five victims were airlifted to U.K. Hospital in Lexington. Police are investigating what led to the collision.   The …

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May 19

Rain showers return for Friday

Overview: Another round of rain showers will develop Friday into Saturday, with high temperatures in the upper 60s. Mostly sunny skies return for the end of the weekend, with highs in the mid 70s for Sunday, with upper 70s to lower 80s into early next week. TONIGHT: Clouds will increase overnight with a low temperature …

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May 19

KY Div. of Waste Management announces millions in grants

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of Waste Management today announced 45 recycling grants, 27 household hazardous waste grants and one grant for a compost pilot project.  The purpose of these grants is to expand recycling, reduce the amount of solid waste going into landfills and improve the environmental management of …

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May 19

2 Magoffin Co. school employees charged after minors found drinking in home

SALYERSVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky State Police say three adults are in jail after being found at a home with multiple juveniles drinking alcohol. Troopers say an anonymous tip led them to a home in Salyersville in the early morning hours of Thursday. When officers got there, they discovered the minors drinking in the company …

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May 19

Beshear reacts to education cuts ruling during Lexington stop

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Kentucky’s attorney general knew he’d be bombarded by questions regarding a judge’s ruling to uphold education cuts made by Governor Matt Bevin, so he stepped aside after a press conference about scams to answer questions. Wednesday evening, just before newsrooms across Kentucky hit deadlines, they learned a judge in Franklin County upheld …

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May 19

Report: Boat used to recover body was over capacity prior to capsizing

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Members of the Lexington Fire Department held a press conference Thursday to address an accident that occurred while crews were recovering a body from Raven Run Nature Sanctuary back in March. According to a report filed with Kentucky Fish & Wildlife, rescuers used two boats in their effort to recover the …

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