Supreme Court overturns Goodwine, says ruling on death penalty premature

Fayette Circuit Court Judge Pamela Goodwine erred when she excluded the death penalty as a potential sentencing option in a murder and robbery case, the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled. The decision affects the case of Trustin Jones and Robert Guernsey, who are charged with murder and robbery in the 2013 shooting death of Derek Pelphrey.


Garrard teacher, coach found unconscious in vehicle, revived by Narcan

A Garrard County teacher was charged Tuesday with driving under the influence after he was found unconscious in a crashed vehicle in neighboring Lincoln County, Kentucky State Police said. Stephen T. Grubbs, who also is an assistant football coach, was charged with DUI, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with no insurance. Grubbs was revived with the use of Narcan, an opiate antidote that reverses the effects of an overdose, WKYT reported.

Most Wanted

Lexington’s Most Wanted, Oct. 25, 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.


Child-porn investigation of ex-principal now spans two schools

A child pornography investigation focusing on former LaRue County High School principal Kyle Goodlett has expanded to two area high schools, spanning the last six years of his employment. Kentucky State Police’s Electronic Crime Branch is seeking the source of photos reportedly discovered Oct. 13 on Goodlett’s electronic devices during a search at his home in Elizabethtown.


N.C. fugitive arrested in Berea

A fugitive wanted in North Carolina was arrested Thursday by the Madison County Sheriff’s Office. Richard Burlin Agee, 44, was arrested in Berea, the sheriff’s office said in a release. Agee was charged with being a fugitive from another state and was lodged in the Madison County Detention Center awaiting extradition.


Judge rules that Borell no longer own horses abandoned in Mercer

A Mercer Circuit Court judge ruled Thursday that Charles Borell and his daughter, Maria, no longer own 42 horses found abandoned on a Mercer County farm in June. Six of the horses will be returned to their previous owners, and most of the remaining horses will be relocated to permanent homes. One of the horses was euthanized in early October due to a neurological ailment.


Paris officer saved by bulletproof vest

A Paris police officer was shot Tuesday night but was not harmed because he was wearing a bulletproof vest. Hours later, police were still trying to talk the shooter into coming out of the home where the shot was fired.
Paris officer saved by bulletproof vest 1:04

Paris officer saved by bulletproof vest

3 men plead not guilty in Trinity Gay shooting case 1:36

3 men plead not guilty in Trinity Gay shooting case

Thief uses credit card at mall 0:55

Thief uses credit card at mall

Chief Justice Minton: pay judges more 2:13

Chief Justice Minton: pay judges more