Greg Kocher, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Past articles by Greg:

A widow says Kentucky Utilities is responsible for her husband’s death. See what she alleges.

A widow whose husband was electrocuted at a construction site last year alleges that his death was due to the negligence of Kentucky Utilities/LG&E. → Read More

Central Kentucky businessman must pay $19 million to the IRS. Find out why.

A Central Kentucky businessman must pay more than $19 million in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service after pleading guilty Thursday to charges related to a tax fraud scheme. → Read More

‘A sad day for ... justice system.’ Kentucky detective sentenced for lying in gruesome case

A former Kentucky State Police detective was sentenced Thursday for lying about evidence during court testimony in a gruesome Clay County murder. Charles J. Senters received probation. → Read More

Fugitive wanted for Texas murder is caught in Kentucky. Find out where.

A Texas fugitive wanted for murder was arrested by Lexington police over the weekend. → Read More

They drove bales of marijuana from Arizona to Kentucky. See where they got caught.

Four men face federal charges after they were arrested Thursday for bringing 240 pounds of marijuana from Arizona to Nicholasville. → Read More

He wrapped a gun in aluminum foil to try to get by Kentucky airport screeners. He didn’t.

A man who had a loaded gun wrapped in aluminum foil in his checked baggage at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky, received probation and a fine this week as a federal sentence. He must also forfeit the firearm. → Read More

Trial begins for Lexington police sergeant accused of official misconduct

The trial of a Lexington police sergeant accused of official misconduct began Tuesday. A woman with whom Sgt. Jervis Middleton had a sexual relationship accused him of stalking and spying on her last summer. → Read More

Kentucky man is suspected of leaking 14,200 HIV records from Singapore

A Lexington man is suspected of leaking the records of 14,200 people from an HIV registry in Singapore, according to a TV station in Southeast Asia. → Read More

Search continues in Madison County for missing Winchester woman

Officials are searching for a missing 26-year-old Winchester woman near a Madison County lake. → Read More

One candidate withdraws, but five remain in race for Fayette circuit judge

Six people, including a district judge and a former circuit judge, have filed to run for Fayette circuit judge in the May primary. → Read More

He shot a Lexington 14-year-old through a door. Now he faces 33 years in prison.

A Lexington man pleaded guilty Monday in the 2016 murder of 14-year-old Angel Juarez who was shot through the front door of his home. → Read More

Panel overturns Lexington elementary school teacher firing. Superintendent is suing.

Fayette Superintendent Manny Caulk has, in a rare move, filed a lawsuit contesting the ruling of a Kentucky tribunal that overturned the firing of a Yates Elementary School teacher. → Read More

After doorbell, gunfire, a Lexington 14-year-old died. Accused killer is set to face jury.

Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in the murder trial of a Lexington man accused in the 2016 shooting death of a 14-year-old boy. He was killed when shots intended for his brother were fired at his house. → Read More

Lexington game makes NCAA fighting mad. Basketball dispute plays out in court.

Xooker, a Lexington, Kentucky, mobile marketing company, sued the NCAA first. The NCAA countersued. At stake are a cellphone game, March Madness, trademarks and the dispute likely will end in a trial. → Read More

National group offers reward to find who bound, beat Kentucky dogs

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the serious physical abuse of two dogs in Mercer County. → Read More

Veterinarian pleads guilty to conspiracy in illegally moving 60,000 cattle for Lexington firm

The veterinarian for a Lexington cattle company pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal charge related to illegally moving cattle across state lines. Eugene Barber also pleaded guilty in November to conspiracy to defraud. → Read More

First snowfall of 2019 brings 2 inches to the region. How much more can we expect?

As expected, Central Kentucky woke up Saturday to find a blanket of snow on the ground. → Read More

Did truck carry 18,000 pounds of Kentucky hemp or marijuana? Oklahoma police stop rig.

Oklahoma investigators are trying to determine whether a tractor-trailer en route from Kentucky to Colorado carried 18,000 or more pounds of industrial hemp, illegal marijuana or both. → Read More

Drunken driving charge follows van’s crash into Lexington apartment building

An apartment was declared unsafe after it was damaged when a van plowed inside. A man was charged with drunken driving after the crash early Friday. → Read More

Kentucky State Police: Man found dead in his Cave City apartment

Kentucky State Police are investigating a shooting death of Cave City man. He was pronounced dead by the Barren County coroner. → Read More