Daily Archive: July 16, 2016

Jul 16

Judge orders new trials in alleged ‘Satanic’ killing

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A Kentucky judge has vacated the convictions of two men whom prosecutors said were inspired by satanic worship to murder a woman in 1992. The Courier-Journal reports Meade Circuit Judge Bruce T. Butler ordered new trials for Garr Keith Hardin and Jeffrey Dewayne Clark. The two men were convicted for the …

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Jul 16

Lexington basketball court dedicated to Antonio Franklin Jr.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Lexington Park dedicated its basketball court to a Lexington teen who was murdered two years ago. Antonio Franklin Junior was shot and killed at Duncan Park. The court now named, Tony’s Court. The plaque at the court reads in part, “On April 14, 2014, my passing created a movement to …

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Jul 16

Douglass Park celebrates 100 years

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Douglass Park is celebrating its 100th birthday. The park was named for civil rights leader Frederick Douglass. The city says it opened in 1916, as the first African American park in Central Kentucky. It says during segregation, Douglass Park was one of the few places African Americans could go for recreation …

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Jul 16

Man charged with arson in Lexington house fire

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A man has been arrested in connection to a house fire Friday in Lexington. Police say witnesses saw a man with a gas can on Mulberry Drive. Police came, questioned him, and arrested him. Later, the Lexington Fire Department charged Jimmie Maxey Jr. with second degree arson. Firefighters say a boarded-up …

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Jul 16

“You have to beat the best to be the best”

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Jul 16

Estill Co. Concerned Citizens rally about radioactive waste dumping

A local minister tells the crowd gathered at the Estill County High School football field, “Father we realize that you left us here to take care of this earth…We apologize for what man kind has down to your creation.” Someone in the bleachers yells, “Yes sir.” The Concerned Citizens of Estill County pray that they …

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Jul 16

Sunny Sunday, Stormy Monday…

Mostly sunny skies and hot temperatures are on tap for your Sunday. Temperatures should reach around 90 degrees and with the increase in the humidity levels, it will feel more like the mid 90s. Showers and thunderstorms will accompany a cold front on Monday where a few of the thunderstorms could reach severe limits. Tonight: …

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Jul 16

Campbellsville murder suspect arrested

TAYLOR COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A man wanted for murder in Taylor County has been arrested. Officers say he’s Rocky Ashby, 36. He was wanted in connection with a homicide that happened Saturday morning in Campbellsville. That’s where officers say they found the body of Tara Simpson Lamer, 27. After the crime, police believe Ashby …

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Jul 16

You will need your sunglasses for Sunday…

It is going to be hot for your Sunday as High pressure will begin to pump in more southerly heat and humidity. A cold front now in the northern plains will be close enough to produce strong thunderstorms on Monday and last through early Tuesday. Tonight: Mostly clear and pleasant, Low 65 Sunday: Mostly sunny …

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Jul 16

Crowds rejoice; Failed coup strengthens Turkey’s president

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Rather than toppling Turkey’s strongman president, a failed military coup that left more than 250 dead appears to have bolstered Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s immediate grip on power and boosted his popularity. Tens of thousands marched through the streets in half a dozen Turkish cities late Saturday, waving flags and singing songs …

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