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8-Month-Old Baby Is Safe After Carjacking Incident

07-30-15  A baby is safe after police say a man stole a car with the 8-month-old inside and then led police on a chase through two counties. Kentucky State Police say it started when Sidney Wayne Fee Jr., 35, carjacked a Hyundai SUV from a gas station on Cherry Blossom Road off I-75 in Scott County. From there, the suspect took off in the SUV, with the baby inside, on south I-75 through Lexington and into Madison County. Fee got off at exit 90, at Richmond, and eventually crashed the stolen vehicle into a tree. He then took off on foot. Several officers chased him into the woods while others retrieved the baby. When officers eventually found Fee they say he had a gun. Police tried to negotiate with him but Fee reportedly turned the gun on himself and took his own life.

 

Woman Killed, Man Seriously Injured in Accident on Highway 80

07-29-15  A woman was killed and a man seriously injured Tuesday in a crash at the intersection of Highway 80 and Hwy 461 in eastern Pulaski County. Janice Patricia Weston, 69, was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:26 p.m. The male driver of the vehicle was flown to the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center. Deputies say the man was driving a Hyundai SUV, headed south on Highway 461 when he pulled into the path of a 1998 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Emmet Smith, Jr. Smith was traveling east on Highway 80 when the two vehicles collided at the intersection. Emmet Smith Jr., 30, and Daniel V. Smith, 26, were treated at the scene and transported by Pulaski County EMS to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

 

Man Accused in Triple Murder Case Competent to Stand Trial

07-28-15  A Boyle County Judge has ruled that Kenneth Allen Keith of Burnside is competent to stand trial in the shooting deaths of three people. Keith's competency hearing was held Monday morning behind closed doors in a Boyle County courtroom. On September 20, 2013 Danville police say Keith walked into ABC Gold, Games and More in Danville and shot the owners, Mike and Angela Hockensmith, as well as their client, Daniel Smith. The shooting occurred while the Hockensmith's two children hid inside the store. The case has had numerous delays. Keith's first attorney, Mark Stanziano, was murdered and recently his case has been transferred to the Department of Public Advocacy. The prosecutor says he still doesn't know when a trial date will be set.

 

Somerset Man Hit and Killed by Vehicle

07-27-15  Kentucky State Police say a Pulaski County man was hit and killed by a vehicle in Adair County early Sunday morning. The incident happened on Highway 80 near Columbia just after 1 a.m. Sunday. Tyler Brown, 27, of Somerset was reportedly walking in the road. Rickie Collins, 53, of Tennessee was driving west on the highway when he topped a hill and didn't see Brower in time to keep from hitting him. Brower was pronounced dead on the scene by the Adair County Coroner's Office.

 

Man Electrocuted In Clay County

07-24-15  A Clay County man was electrocuted Thursday while repairing a storm-damaged mobile home. The Clay County Coroner said Dewain Brewster, 50, was working under a mobile home helping the homeowner level the foundation and make repairs. When they raised the mobile home up on jacks, some wiring pulled loose, causing a short. Brewster was standing in mud and water when he was electrocuted. He was pronounced dead at Manchester Memorial Hospital.

 

Human Skull Found in Sinkhole on Franklin County Farm

07-22-15  The Franklin County Coroner is investigating after a human skull was found on a farm Tuesday. A farm worker was mowing when he noticed the skull in a sinkhole on Jones Lane, just outside of Frankfort. Officials have confirmed it is a human skull and it was lodged about 12 feet deep in the sinkhole. Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton says the sinkhole is about 20 feet deep and has a stream of water running underneath it. He reported that crews are working to remove the skull. The sheriff says it appears the skull may have been down in the hole for years, but they will not be able to make an accurate estimate of time until they're able to remove it from the sinkhole.

 

Fatal Accident in Laurel County

07-20-15  A man was killed and another person critically injured Sunday after a crash involving a car and tractor trailer in Laurel County. The accident happened when the driver of the car, heading east on Highway 80, reportedly attempted to make a U-turn. Investigators say the car pulled into the path of a tanker truck which was heading west. The Laurel County Coroner said the male driver, Clifford Tucker of Texas, was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, Martha Sosa Jackson, was flown to UK Hospital. She is listed in critical condition. The driver of the tanker truck, carrying 8,000 gallons of gasoline, tried to stop but was unable to. He was not injured. Kentucky State Police say the investigation is ongoing.

 

Amphibious Plane Lands on Laurel Lake

07-17-15  Laurel County officials are investigating after an amphibious plane landed on Laurel Lake Thursday evening. Laurel County Emergency Management director, Albert Hale, said the pilot was lucky and managed to swim to shore unhurt. While investigators still aren't sure why the plane landed on the lake, the pilot reportedly said he hit a floating log which damaged the plane. According to officials, it is illegal to land a plane on the lake. "It's illegal for a plane to land on water operated by the U.S. Forest Service where ever," said Hale. "So he could face charges for attempting to land on this lake."

 

Officials Say 1 Person Still Missing in Johnson Co.

07-16-15  Officials now say only one person remains missing in Johnson County, after three bodies have been found. Officials confirm the first body was found in flash flood waters. The second body of an elderly woman was discoverd Tuesday afternoon among flood debris. The coroner has sinced confirmed that a third body has been recovered. The first victim has been identified as 56-year-old Herman Eddie May. The second victim has been identified as 74-year-old Willa Mae Pennington. The third victim is 22-year-old Richard Blair. According to reports, Blair suffered from cerebral palsy and was confined to a wheelchair. The only person missing now is Scott Johnson, who disappeared after trying to save his grandmother, Willa Mae Pennington.