Latest Lexington News

A guide to Tuesday's primary election in Kentucky

May. 17, 2022 23:57 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Candidates in Kentucky's primary competed Tuesday for the chance to earn their party’s nominations in federal, state and local races. U.S. SENATE Republican incumbent Rand Paul won his party's nomination as he pursues a third term, defeating...

2 Lexington students named 2022 Presidential Scholars

May. 13, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Two Kentucky high school students from Lexington have been named 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholars. Grayson N. Kemplin, who attends Henry Clay High School, and McKenna Sun, who attends Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, were among 161 high school seniors from...

Kentucky mother pleads not guilty to killing 2 children

May. 11, 2022 09:06 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky woman accused of fatally stabbing her two children has pleaded not guilty to murder charges. Nikki James, 43, appeared Tuesday for an initial appearance in Fayette District Court, news outlets reported. James was...

Kentucky football player charged with DUI, careless driving

May. 09, 2022 11:58 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky football player has been charged with drunken driving, university police said. Running back Chris Rodriguez Jr., 24, was arrested Sunday and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, careless driving and driving without...

Police: 2 children dead, 1 person charged with murder

May. 03, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Two children in central Kentucky were killed and one person has been charged with murder, police said Tuesday. Officers responded to a report Monday evening of an injured person and arrived to find three injured people, who were taken to a local hospital, a...

Exercise rider at Keeneland dies after training accident

Apr. 29, 2022 20:27 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — An exercise rider died after being thrown from a horse at Keeneland's training track. Callie Witt, 20, died Friday morning after being thrown from an unraced 2-year-old filly, Keeneland track spokeswoman Amy Gregory confirmed to The Associated Press....

Kentucky's Tshiebwe looks to expand his game next season

Apr. 22, 2022 15:13 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Oscar Tshiebwe quickly learned achieving his dream of being an NBA draft lottery pick requires more than being college basketball’s best player. So even after becoming an imposing inside presence on both ends of the floor, the Kentucky junior forward plans...

Kentucky's Oscar Tshiebwe to return for senior season

Apr. 20, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky forward Oscar Tshiebwe will return for his senior year with the Wildcats after a breakout season in which he swept national player of the year awards. The 6-foot-9 Tshiebwe announced his decision Wednesday on ESPN’s SportsCenter. ...

Nucor to build $350M North Carolina plant, create 200 jobs

Apr. 07, 2022 17:56 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Steel maker Nucor Corp. announced on Thursday that it will build a $350 million manufacturing plant in North Carolina, which would be its second in the state. A news release from the Charlotte-based Nucor said the mill, which will be located off U.S. Highway...

Kentucky guard Washington leaving school for NBA draft

Apr. 06, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky guard TyTy Washington Jr. will enter the NBA draft and forego his remaining collegiate eligibility, ending his lone season as the Wildcats’ second-leading scorer. The 6-foot-3 freshman is the second Wildcats player to enter the draft pool in what...