Kentucky News

Serial Burglar Under Arrest

Posted On December 19, 2014

(Lexington, KY) -- Police in Lexington say they've arrested a serial burglar. Justin Carpenter is now in police custody. He's charged in six burglary incidents. Police say Carpenter broke into two different Walmart stores and stole items from storage units. He's also accused of breaking into two different car wash businesses in the area.

Kentucky Unemployment At Lowest Rate Since 2008

Posted On December 19, 2014

(Frankfort, KY) -- Kentucky's unemployment rate is at a more than six-year low. According to the Office of Employment Training, the preliminary jobless rate for November stands at six-percent, down from six-point-two-percent in October. That's the lowest it's been since April of 2008 when it was five-point-nine-percent.

Grinch Hits Lexington Family

Posted On December 19, 2014

(Lexington, KY) -- Police are looking for a Grinch in Lexington. A burglar hit a family's home on West Seventh Street last night, and stole the family's Christmas presents. Items stolen included an Xbox gaming system and clothes. Lexington police say they're working on developing a suspect description.

Grandmother Arrested For Death Of Toddler

Posted On December 19, 2014

(Boyle Co., KY) -- Police have charged a woman in the death of a Boyle County toddler earlier this year. Shila Raley was taken into custody on Thursday. She's the step-grandmother of the little girl, Alexa, who was staying with her father at the time of her death over the summer. Raley is being held…

Flu Season Comes Early

Posted On December 19, 2014

(Lexington, KY) -- Flu season has come early for Kentucky. The Fayette County Health Department tells WKYT it's already seen a lot of activity. Twelve cases of flu have already been confirmed in Fayette. Health officials are urging people to be proactive, and to get a flu shot as soon as possible.