Man accused of killing 15-year-old at Scott County sleepover pleads not guilty

A Georgetown man accused of killing a 15-year-old girl pleaded not guilty in a Scott County courtroom Tuesday.

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Super PAC that supported Rand Paul now backing Gary Johnson

A super PAC that originally supported Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s 2016 Republican presidential bid has spent $1 million in advertising for Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson. In spite of his libertarian leanings and some testy exchanges in debates with former rival Donald Trump, Paul has said he will support the Republican nominee.


Several police agencies search farm in case of missing woman

The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant on the farm of Rose Mary Houck on Paschal Ballard Lane and an adjoining property Tuesday morning. The Sheriff’s office was assisted by the FBI, Louisville Metro Police and other agencies, including assistance from K-9 units.

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UK offers drone, parking, safety reminders ahead of first home game

Leave your drones and most of your belongings at home. Check for traffic troubles, wait times and road closings on the app WAZE. With the first University of Kentucky home football game looming, campus and city leaders and police reminded fans Tuesday what they can and cannot do at and around Commonwealth Stadium before, during and after the 7:30 p.m. game Saturday.

Most Wanted

Lexington’s Most Wanted, Aug. 30, 2016

Lexington’s Most Wanted is a service of the Office of the Fayette County Sheriff and the Lexington Herald-Leader. (Like the sheriff’s office on Facebook.) Each week, a new photo gallery features mug shots of fugitives and information about them and warrants issued for their arrests.


Man charged in Cincinnati after rash of drug overdoses in Kentucky

Federal authorities arrested a man in Cincinnati in connection with a rash of drug overdoses last week in Mount Sterling and Montgomery County. Robert Lee Shields was charged with conspiring to knowingly and intentionally distribute fentanyl, according to a complaint filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Lexington.


Tour UK's new science building

The University of Kentucky's new $112 million academic science building will open to students and faculty on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2016.
Linda Blackford lblackford@herald-leader.com
Tour UK's new science building 2:21

Tour UK's new science building

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How UK HealthCare's secretive foundation spends money

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Abandoned horses find a home

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Clays Mill Road thieves

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