Judge refuses to move trial of alleged drunken driver accused of killing Lexington bicyclist

The trial of an allegedly drunken driver who killed Lexington cyclist Mark Hinkel during the 2015 Horsey Hundred won’t be moved, a judge ruled Thursday.

Most Wanted

Lexington’s Most Wanted, Aug. 23, 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.


Dog has seizure after consuming meth; man charged with animal cruelty

A man is accused of using methamphetamine in the presence of a child and animal cruelty because his dogs had been fed amphetamines, according to Laurel County court documents. Benjamin Burdette, 40, was charged Tuesday with first-degree wanton endangerment and two counts of second-degree animal cruelty. He was arrested after a deputy responded to a complaint about an argument on White Oak Road, six miles west of London.


He stole a Mustang from an Outback Steakhouse employee. Help police find him.

Police are asking for your help to locate the man who stole a Ford Mustang from an Outback Steakhouse employee. If you have information about either the Crime of the Week or the Suspect of the Week, do not try to take action on your own. Anonymous tips, including photos and videos, can be submitted by texting LEXPD plus the tip to CRIMES (274637). Information can also be sent anonymously through Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at 859-253-2020 or


Lexington man charged with rapes of two women, ages 64 and 78

A Lexington man has been arrested and charged in the rapes of two women who were 64 and 78 at the time of the attacks, according to Fayette District Court records. Jeffery Cummins, 28, was also charged with burglary, tampering with evidence, criminal mischief, and viewing matter that portrays the sexual performance of a minor.


Murder defendant seeks dismissal of charge because of lost notes

A hearing to determine whether a murder charge should be dismissed is scheduled to start Tuesday in Scott Circuit Court and could go for several days. The defense for Nicholas Willinger, accused in the 2010 beating death of Glenda Sue Jones, a former Scott County school bus driver, says the charge should be thrown out because some investigative records have been lost.


Clays Mill Road thieves

This surveillance video shows three people who police say have been breaking into cars in the Clays Mill Road corridor.
Clays Mill Road thieves 0:44

Clays Mill Road thieves

Cabela's gun theft 0:42

Cabela's gun theft

Officers' body cam video shows Louisville police shooting, aftermath (Graphic) 71:05

Officers' body cam video shows Louisville police shooting, aftermath (Graphic)

Stealing from a church 0:33

Stealing from a church