Mike Stunson, Lexington Herald-Leader

Mike Stunson

Lexington Herald-Leader

Lexington, KY, United States

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Past articles by Mike:

As temperatures climb into the 90s, Lexington activates heat alert

Lexington Emergency Management has activated its Phase 1 Heat Alert as temperatures and humidity continue to climb. Residents are advised to drink plenty of water and avoid strenous activity. → Read More

Part of Nicholasville Road closed; pedestrian taken to hospital after crash

Inbound Nicholasville Road at Johnston Boulevard was closed following a crash involving a pedestrian. Only one lane of outbound Nicholasville was open. The pedestrian was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital. → Read More

2 children reportedly left with life-threatening injuries after crash on major Lexington road

Two children have life-threatening injuries, according to WKYT, and three others were also sent to the hospital following a crash early Friday on Tates Creek Road. One person was in police custody. → Read More

‘A lot of material left to burn.’ Massive fire destroys Jim Beam Kentucky warehouse

Two barrel houses at a Jim Beam bourbon aging facility in Woodford County burned for hours Tuesday night into Wednesday. Emergency management says lightning might have started the blaze. → Read More

Two dead, numerous others injured, following Laurel County crash

The Laurel County Sheriff’s Office said two people died following a crash Monday night on Old Way Road. Others are also injured. The Laurel County Fire Department called it “one of those incidents we hope we never have to see.” → Read More

Man wounded multiple times in afternoon shooting at Lexington apartment complex

A shooting on Lexington’s West 6th Street left a man with “serious and potentially life-threatening injuries” Tuesday afternoon, police said. → Read More

Court backs Kentucky health department ban on unvaccinated students in schools in outbreaks

The Northern Kentucky Health Department said the court’s decision was a “resounding victory for public health in Kentucky.” The agency blocked unvaccinated students from attending Assumption Academy in Walton during chickenbox outbreak. → Read More

Three juveniles admit to extensive BB gun damage in Lexington neighborhood, police say

3 juveniles allegedly shot BB guns into cars and house windows roughly 45 times in the Meadowthorpe neighborhood in Lexington, KY, police say. They were charged Thursday with multiple counts of criminal mischief. → Read More

A Lexington resident just became Kentucky Lottery’s largest ever online winner

A Kentucky Lottery player from Lexington won $25,000 a year for life with a Lucky for Life ticket bought via the internet. It’s the largest winner sold online from the Kentucky Lottery. → Read More

School officers catch shooting suspect. Victim ran to apartments near University of Kentucky.

Fayette County Public Schools Law Enforcement Officers detained a suspect in a Lexington shooting Wednesday. 35-year-old Jeffrey Morris was charged following the shooting in the 300 block of Forman Avenue. → Read More

‘It blows my mind.’ Lexington agent gets help from dinosaur and unicorn in home listing

Lynn Keyland, a mother of three in Lexington, had help from two of her children in selling her home. A son and daughter dressed in costumes in a home photo shoot, and the web took notice. → Read More

Hostage texts his son for help. Lexington police charge alleged captor.

Lexington police say a man held hostage Tuesday was able to text his son for help, and police found the suspect and victim at an Andover Village Drive home. The suspect was charged with unlawful imprisonment. → Read More

Police reportedly investigating active shooter situation in Eastern Kentucky

The Bell County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a reported active shooter near the Cary community, according to media reports. Highway 66 is shut down due to a suspect having firing shots periodically all night. → Read More

Tornado with 110 mph winds confirmed in Kentucky, wiping out part of a marina dock

An EF1 tornado hit Marshall County’s Moors Marina, the National Weather Service confirmed Monday. It was one of a half-dozen weekend tornadoes that damaged parts of Western Kentucky. → Read More

Do you know these suspects? Help Lexington police catch alleged criminals on new website

The Lexington Police Department’s new website allows the public to see some of the department’s unsolved cases and lend a hand in identifying suspects. People can leave tips on LexIDme.com. → Read More

Pop star Ariana Grande is coming to Rupp Arena. When do tickets go on sale?

Ariana Grande, a multi-platinum, Grammy-award winning pop singer, announced Thursday she will be coming to Lexington in November. Tickets go on sale next week. → Read More

Water got ‘out of control’ at Tennessee state park. Kentucky toddler found dead.

Steven Pierce, a 2-year-old boy from Eddyville, Kentucky, was swept away Sunday in a river at Cummins Falls State Park in Tennessee. The boy and his family were attempting to cross the river when they were swept away. The boy’s body was found Monday. → Read More

‘He was delicious.’ Kentucky trophy hunter defends slaying of giraffe she ate, used for pillows

Tess Talley, a Kentucky trophy hunter, appeared on “CBS This Morning” Friday and defended the practice that led to a social media backlash against her. She called a giraffe she killed “delicious.” → Read More

1 Lexington hospital gets an A for safety. Which Kentucky hospitals had D’s and F’s?

HospitalSafetyGrade.Org has issued its latest safety grades for Kentucky hospitals. Baptist Health Lexington was the only hospital in the city to get an A. Six Kentucky hospitals performed poorly. → Read More

Trial date set for former UK student accused in death of 4-year-old outside football game

Jacob Heil, a former University of Kentucky student who is accused of striking and killing 4-year-old Marco Shemwell outside a UK football game in September, will go to trial in April. → Read More