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WKYT Investigates | US Attorney wants overdose deaths handled as criminal investigations

Updated: 07/14/2015 - "Our coroners are a key piece of this puzzle," said U.S. Attorney Kerry Harvey. Harvey and his team have been meeting with coroners and other county officials this summer, in hopes of forming coalitions with counties to treat overdose deaths as crime scenes. "The victims of these drug trafficking offenses deserve justice," Harvey said.

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Basement wall collapses in Lexington home

Updated: 07/15/2015 - The stormy weather is being blamed for significant damage to a Lexington house. Firefighters tell us a home's foundation, on Courtney Avenue, completely collapsed as a result of Monday afternoon's heavy rain.

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Storm places start of Franklin County Fair in jeopardy

Posted: 07/13/2015 - Monday night was supposed to be the first night of the Franklin County Fair, but EMA officials say with weather on the way with the potential to turn severe that the fair could be in jeopardy.

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U.S. leaders react to Guzman's escape from Mexican prison

Updated: 07/12/2015 - Reactions in the United States to the escape from Mexican prison of a reputed drug lord are ranging from disbelief to outrage, with some observers saying it dramatically illustrates the need for captured cartel kingpins to be promptly extradited to the U.S.

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Lewis County battling dangerous synthetic drug

Updated: 07/12/2015 - A synthetic drug known as "flakka" or "gravel" is wreaking havoc in some Kentucky communities, but law enforcement officers say there's little they can do about it. That's because possession of Alpha-PVP is only a misdemeanor, no matter how much of it a person has.

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Resistance to gay marriages travels a well-worn path in Kentucky

Updated: 07/12/2015 - The first test of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling legalizing gay marriage begins Monday in a Kentucky courtroom, where a county clerk plans to argue that her Christian faith prevents her from issuing same-sex marriage licenses.

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