Daily Archive: March 17, 2017

Mar 17

Protest in Lexington over House GOP healthcare replacement plan

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A group gathered outside Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington Friday to protest the U.S. House Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. The group says it fears the repeal would cost millions of people their health insurance. They also pointed out to ABC 36 News, that …

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Mar 17

UK escapes NKU in NCAA opener 79-70

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky never distanced itself from Northern Kentucky in Indianapolis.  UK held off a late run by the Norse for the 79-70 win. De’Aaron Fox had a team-high 19 points.  Isaiah Briscoe finished with 17 points, 8 rebounds.  Bam Adebayo’s double-double helped the Cats claim victory as well.  Bam finished with 15 …

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Mar 17

UK tops Belmont in women’s NCAA opener 73-70

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Maci Morris made seven of eight free throws in the final 37 seconds, including two with 3.2 seconds remaining, to help fourth-seeded Kentucky edge No. 13 Belmont 73-70 victory on Friday in a first-round game of the NCAA Tournament. Wildcats seniors Makayla Epps and Evelyn Akhator did their parts to get …

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Mar 17

Sweet 16 – quarterfinals recap

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Alex Risen breaks down all the day’s action from the Elite 8 at Rupp Arena in the video. Scores from each quarterfinal are below. Bowling Green 68, Scott Co. 53 Cooper 58, Collins 33 Lou. Fern Creek 55, Lou. Ballard 52 Scott 74, Perry Co. Central 52 The post Sweet 16 …

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Mar 17

A few rain showers possible for Saturday

Overview: Some breaks of sunshine return for Saturday morning, with clouds increasing for the afternoon and the chance for a few spotty rain showers. Saturday will be back to near average for high temperatures, with a high of 53 degrees. Sunday will feature partly to mostly cloudy skies with high temperatures around 50 degrees. Monday …

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Mar 17

Authorities asking for assistance in finding missing teenager

FALMOUTH COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Authorities are asking for help in finding a missing teenager. According to the Kentucky State Police, 17-year-old Halley Hellen Pensinger was last seen around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 16, at a Shell Station in Falmouth. They describe her as 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs around 140 pounds, …

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Mar 17

Trump tells Merkel: 'We have something in common' in nod to wiretap claim

President Trump today joked that he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel “have something in common,” referring to reports that the Obama administration had listened to Merkel’s cellphone calls. At a joint news conference at the White House, Trump was asked by a German reporter about his unfounded claims that Trump Tower was wiretapped during the …

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Mar 17

Accused White House fence jumper was on grounds for 16 minutes: Secret Service

The intruder who scaled a White House fence last week was on the grounds for approximately 16 minutes before he was caught, the Secret Service said today. House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz said in a letter to Secret Service Acting Director William Callahan Friday that the committee has received allegations that the accused fence …

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Mar 17

Death toll rises after US airstrike in Syrian village

U.S. warplanes struck a mosque compound in northwestern Syria Thursday, killing dozens of people, observer groups and eyewitnesses said today. U.S. military officials confirmed the airstrike but said the target was a large gathering of al-Qaeda militants meeting in a building that they said was across the street from the mosque. At least 49 people …

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Mar 17

UPDATE: Dog accused in vicious attack found, quarantined

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – A pit bull accused of attacking the former mayor of Nicholasville and killing his dog, has been found and quarantined, according to Jessamine County Animal Care and Control. Investigators say with the help of Nicholasville Police, they were able to get information on the dog’s owner and locate the animal. The …

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