Michael McKay, Lexington Herald-Leader

Michael McKay

Lexington Herald-Leader

Lexington, KY, United States

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  • Lexington Herald-Leader
  • The Kansas City Star
  • The Courier-Journal

Past articles by Michael:

‘Lexington’s Most Wanted’ arrested in connection to 2015 kidnapping

Wanted on a kidnapping charge since November, a man police said took a woman at gunpoint from a Russell Cave Road shopping center is in custody. The man was featured in Lexington’s Most Wanted, a listing of fugitives. → Read More

Kroger recalls vegetables sold in Lexington stores

Kroger has recalled vegetables in many of its stores, including those in Lexington, citing concerns for listeria. → Read More

Two killed after ejected in Carroll County crash

Two people are dead and another seriously injured in a Wednesday morning crash on Interstate 71 that police say was exacerbated by neglected seat belts. → Read More

Armed Captain America leads trio that robs Lexington bank

Captain America and two cohorts robbed a Lexington bank Tuesday, police said. → Read More

Man shot multiple times on Kildare Court

A man was found with multiple gunshot wounds about 7 a.m. in a yard on Kildare Court, Lexington police said. The man was conscious but had serious injuries, said police Lt. Jeremy Tuttle. Kildare Court is a small street between Russell Cave Road and Newtown Pike. No more details were released. We’ll have more information when it becomes available. → Read More

Celebrities hit Derby Eve parties around Louisville

The Kentucky Derby has longstanding traditions and new attractions, and both were in play at parties Friday night in Louisville. → Read More

How to park or use Uber for the Kentucky Derby

Road closings, challenging pop-up parking and traffic jams are just as much a part of the Kentucky Derby experience as mint juleps and huge hats. There are a number of ways to park and get to the 2016 Derby → Read More

UK student, father dies in motorcycle crash near campus; toddler son died in November

A 35-year-old motorcyclist was killed Tuesday night in a crash on South Upper Street between Bolivar and Scott streets in Lexington near the University of Kentucky campus. → Read More

Hemp plants return to Henry Clay’s Ashland estate

Hemp was planted Tuesday at Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, for the first time in 130 years. → Read More

Attorney general warns of increase in ‘sex slaves’ during Derby; urges reporting

Human trafficking exists in Kentucky every day but a significant amount of groups outside the state bring “hundreds if not thousands of sex slaves” during the Derby, Beshear said before a Tuesday press conference in which people were urged to be aware of and report human trafficking during the event. → Read More

Firefighter hurt, house damaged in Masterson Station fire

Lexington firefighters were still on-site Monday morning investigating the cause of a house fire in the 2800 block Greenway Court in Masterson Station overnight. → Read More

2 charged in marine’s death outside Austin City Saloon to appear in court

Two men charged in the 2014 shooting death of a former Marine outside Lexington’s Austin City Saloon will appear in court Monday. → Read More

Mother of man killed in UK students’ alleged robbery plot wants shooter charged

Three University of Kentucky freshmen charged with robbery in an allegedly deadly scheme appeared in Fayette District Court Friday, But it was the two men who didn’t appear that matter most to Teresa Sowards. → Read More

Anonymous tipsters can now contact Lexington police by text

Lexington police Thursday announced a new program in which the department will take anonymous tips by text message. → Read More

Police: Pair drank Natural Ice beer, robbed man with BB gun

Lexington police arrested and charged two people with drinking in public and robbery Wednesday night. → Read More

Man killed with shotgun in Stanton home

A Stanton man died after he was shot in the chest with 12-gauge shotgun during a confrontation in a woman’s home. → Read More

Crash injures 2, 1 critically, closes Mason Headley

A man was critically injured Wednesday in a two-vehicle crash between a white GMC truck and a car that shut down Mason Headley Road, police said. → Read More

Lexington cardiologist killed in cycling crash

Dr. David Cassidy, a Lexington cardiologist, was killed in a bicycle crash Sunday, the Bourbon County coroner confirmed Monday. → Read More

Attorney: Allegations against Lexington Catholic High School grow

Two additional former Lexington Catholic High School students have retained a Washington civil rights attorney, bringing the total number of cases to three. → Read More

Harrodsburg teenager found shot to death in Mercer County

The body of a Harrodsburg teen was found about 9 p.m. Wednesday off Deep Creek Road. Tristan Cole, 17, was shot there, police said. → Read More