Bike Lexington will lead to street closures
Lexington: About 2,000 bicyclists will take to the streets Memorial Day as the three-day Bike Lexington comes to a close with several activities downtown.
The bike rally, sponsored by Pedal Power Bike Shop, includes a bike safety rodeo for kids at 10 a.m. and a 10-mile family ride at 11. Registration begins at 10 at the Courthouse Plaza at Main Street and Limestone. Helmets will be distributed on a first-come basis at 9 a.m. All activities are free.
Several streets will be closed to automobile traffic.
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There will be a rolling closure from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Main Street from Idle Hour Drive to Upper Street; Limestone from Main to Third Street; Third from Limestone to Upper Street; Upper from Third to Scott Street; Limestone from Scott to Euclid Avenue; Patterson Drive from Colfax to Rose Street; Rose from Rose Lane to Huguelet Drive; Huguelet from Rose to Woodland Avenue; University Drive from Huguelet to Alumni Drive; Alumni from University Drive to College Way; College Way from Alumni Drive to Cooper Drive; Cooper from College Way to University Drive; Woodland Avenue from Huguelet Drive to Main Street and all intersecting streets.
These streets will be closed from noon to 7 p.m. for bike races: Short Street from Market Street to Martin Luther King Boulevard; MLK from Main to Clark Street; Church Street from MLK to Mill Street; Upper Street from Main to Second Street; Second from Limestone to Mill Street; Market Street from Short to Second Street, and all intersecting streets.
Man loses control of ATV, dies
Hazard: A 33-year-old Breathitt County man died after he lost control of his ATV and hit an embankment off of Mcintosh Road.
Kentucky State Police said Charles White of the Caney community in Breathitt County was not wearing a helmet at the time of the 9:30 p.m. Saturday accident.
White was first transported to Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital but was later airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center where he died, police said.
Woman dies in house fire
Richmond: A Richmond woman died after her Madison County home caught fire early Sunday morning.
The Richmond Fire Department was called to a home on Villa Road shortly before 5 a.m. and found the house in flames.
Firefighters pulled LaSha Noe, 21, from the fire and transported her to the local hospital where she was pronounced dead shortly before 6 a.m.
Madison County Coroner Jimmy Cornelison said Noe was taken to Frankfort for an autopsy, but it is likely Noe died from smoke inhalation.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, officials said.
Lake is searched for swimmer
Taylorsville: Divers searched Sunday for a man presumed to have drowned in Taylorsville Lake.
The Courier-Journal reported that divers searched the lake Saturday until 9 p.m. and resumed the search at 8 a.m. Sunday.
A 23-year-old man went under water in Saturday afternoon and never came up.
Spencer County Sheriff's Deputy Gordon Miles says the man was swimming back to a pontoon boat after 4 p.m. when he went under. Miles said the group of six had been out "enjoying the day" and he did not think alcohol was involved.