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July 11, 2018

Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Person Of The Week: July 11, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Lexington Police are searching for the Most Wanted Person of the Week. 48-year-old Terry Lee Travis is wanted for felony theft and fleeing from police. He is described as 5’11”, 170 pounds. If you see him, call Crime Stoppers at (859) 253-2020 or text your information to ‘CRIMES’. Be sure to include ‘LEX P-D’ in your tip. 

Papa John’s Founder Resigns from UofL Board Amid Furor

(LEX 18) — The University of Louisville says Papa John’s founder and chairman, John Schnatter, has resigned from the university’s Board of Trustees amid a furor over comments made during a conference call. John Schnatter resigns as @uofl trustee after admitting using ‘N’ word on business conference call. pic.twitter.com/CZWEaQYmHL — LEX 18 News (@LEX18News) July 11, 2018 This story will be updated. Read previous coverage below. (Forbes/WAVE 3) &mda…

Feds: Kentucky Coal Mine Supervisors Cheated On Dust Samples

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Eight former supervisors and safety officers at a Kentucky coal company were indicted Wednesday on federal charges that they rigged dust monitoring in underground mines, forcing miners to work in the kind of dirty conditions that can lead to black lung disease. The eight officials who worked at the now-bankrupt Armstrong Coal in western Kentucky were charged with one count each of conspiracy to defraud the government by "deceit, trickery and dis…

Champions of Change- Cameron Beach ’18 Researches History and Politics Surrounding Removal of Confederate Flag

By Kerry Steinhofer This article is part of a series featuring Centre College’s 2018 John C. Young (JCY) Scholars. Centre’s JCY program, now in its 28th year, is designed to serve highly motivated seniors, allowing them to engage in independent study, research or artistic work in their major discipline or in an interdisciplinary area of their choosing. John C. Young Scholar (JCY) and international studies major Cameron Beach ’18, of Greenville, South Carolina, focu…

Champions of Change- Oyinkansola Aderoba ’18 Receives Fulbright Award to Teach English in Honduras

By Kerry Steinhofer Over the past near-three decades, Centre College has provided more than 50 Fulbright scholars, and the tradition continues with Oyinkansola Aderoba ’18 (Columbia, Tennessee), who received the only Fulbright Scholarship to be an English Teaching Assistant (ETA) in Honduras. As an international studies major with a minor in politics, Aderoba is interested in foreign service, diplomacy and international politics. “I believe that the Fulbright Scholarshi…

Champions of Change- Paxton Duff ’18 Receives Fulbright Award to Teach in Mexico

By Kerry Steinhofer Centre College has a history of producing Fulbright scholars, and that tradition continues this year with Paxton Duff ’18 (Louisville, Kentucky), who received a Fulbright Scholarship to be an English Teaching Assistant in Mexico beginning in late August. “I originally applied for the Fulbright to Mexico, because I love working with kids, and I wanted to push myself out of my comfort zone in my first year after Centre,” he said. As a Spanish and…

Semi Stuck For 24 Hours On Madison Co. Road

MADISON COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) A semi hauling a steam engine to Estill County got stuck on a back road in Madison County. It was stuck for over 24 hours. "I’ve been here since noon yesterday, trying to get out of here. Two wreckers later and I’m finally out," said driver Ted Squier.  Squier tells LEX 18 that he was just simply following the permit the State of Kentucky gave him, which led him to Panola Road in Waco. 

Champions of Change- John C. Young Scholar Vrinda Desai ’18 Studies Forensic Analysis of Blood Spatter

By Kerry Steinhofer This article is part of a series featuring Centre College’s 2018 John C. Young Scholars. Centre’s JCY program, now in its 28th year, is designed to serve highly motivated seniors, allowing them to engage in independent study, research or artistic work in their major discipline or in an interdisciplinary area of their choosing. Danville native and John C. Young Scholar (JCY) Vrinda Desai, a physics major, has been conducting research that may be i…

The Muggies Continue To Hold On

For many of us, the Muggies have held on for 1 more day. A cold front that cuts across Kentucky has very pleasant and dry air to the north with dew points in the 50s. For most us south of the front, the dews are still in the 60s and 70s and it feels tropical. The front will clear the area tonight and allow all of us to enjoy a more pleasant feel. A clearing sky tonight with lows in the low and mid 60s and sunshine tomorrow with highs in the mid and upper 80s…

FedExCup Champion Billy Horschel Commits To Play In Barbasol Championship

LEXINGTON, KY (July 11, 2018) – Five-time PGA TOUR Winner and 2014 FedExCup Champion Billy Horschel has committed to the July 19-22 Barbasol Championship, it was announced today by tournament Executive Director Brooks Downing. A FedExCup winner is the top honor on the PGA TOUR, having to excel both in the regular season and the four-event playoffs to become the season-long Champion. “The addition of a FedExCup winner is a huge boost to the overall strength of our p…

Baby Boom Hits Madison County EMS

MADISON COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) A fire department in Oklahoma went viral for seven firefighters having babies in one year at one station. The team at Madison County EMS realized that with their baby boom, the Oklahoma fire department has nothing on them. Nine babies were born to eight sets of parents all since September, the majority of them since March. "Trying to see if there was a power outage or bad weather or something at the time," said Rebel Roser. He just welcomed twin…

US Marshals Capture Fugitive Wanted In Detroit At Berea Home

BEREA, Ky. (LEX 18) — A fugitive wanted in Detroit with a record of kidnapping and assault was captured in Berea. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office said Franklin Flood was arrested Monday morning by U.S. Marshals Service officers. Flood was taken into custody about 11:30 a.m. by the service’s Fugitive Apprehension Team, officials said. Detroit station WXYZ reports Flood has an extensive criminal history that includes dealing narcotics, assault, kidnapping and esca…

State Asks Woman To Turn In Her License Plate

LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A Lexington woman received a letter saying that the license plate she has had for nearly a decade does not meet the requirements of state law. "I’m just beside myself with this," said Dr. Susan Burton.  Tuesday, she received a letter saying that her plate does not follow the state law that prevents vulgar, offensive, and religious plates. "It was ok when I bought the plate, but it is not ok now," she said. Her license plate says…

Georgetown Police Officer Saves Suspect From Creek Before Arresting Him

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (LEX 18) – Not having time to find a phone booth to switch into his Superman costume, Detective Lewis Crump jumped into a creek in his suit and tie to save a suspect from drowning. According to the police department,  Detective Crump ordered a suspect with outstanding warrants to stop. That’s when officials say the man fled into Elkhorn Creek.  Unfortunately, the suspect did not know how to swim. After only a few seconds, the suspect went under the water a…

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