Karla Ward, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Past articles by Karla:

‘A really good feeling.’ Central Kentucky town comes together for upbeat lip sync

The city of Morehead is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, and its residents recently came together for a lip sync video to the song “Can’t Stop the Feeling.” → Read More

Savannah Spurlock, missing Central Kentucky mom, to be featured on new Discovery series

Savannah Spurlock, a Central Kentucky mother of four who has been missing since January, will be featured in a new online series by Investigation Discovery called “The Missing.” → Read More

Woman dead, man injured in Madison County crash

A woman from Irvine died and a man was hospitalized after a crash near Bybee Loop Road in Madison County Tuesday afternoon, Kentucky State Police said. → Read More

Man accused of shooting at Kentucky police officers is arrested after standoff in Ohio

Jacob Julick, who was wanted for firing shots at police in Northern Kentucky, was arrested after a standoff with police in the Westwood neighborhood of Cincinnati. → Read More

Band director indicted on charges of sex with student. Wife indicted for witness tampering.

A former Hopkinsville High School band director has been indicted on charges that he raped a student, and his wife, a former assistant commonwealth’s attorney, has been indicted on witness tampering charges. → Read More

Abuse charge dropped against daycare worker who waved doll at crying toddler

Charges against two Wayne County daycare workers have been dropped. The women had been charged after a video circulated showing one of them waving a doll at a crying child at Wendy’s Wonderland in Monticello. → Read More

FBI seeks help finding man who allegedly kidnapped woman and threatened her parents

The FBI in Louisville is asking the public for help finding a man who allegedly held a woman for ransom and removed his ankle monitor on I-65 near Smiths Grove on the same day he was to appear in court. → Read More

Bourbon warehouse cleanup is underway after collapse sent thousands of barrels tumbling

O.Z. Tyler Distillery in Owensboro is beginning cleanup after a rickhouse collapsed Monday. About 4,500 barrels of bourbon were involved. The entire warehouse will be demolished. → Read More

Franklin County sheriff’s employee charged with DUI after fatal ATV crash

Mario Chavez-Canela of Monterey has been charged with DUI in connection with an ATV crash that killed Patricia Karsner, a 73-year-old Owenton woman, Kentucky State Police said. → Read More

Lexington police investigate shooting that left a man seriously injured

A man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after he was apparently shot in a north Lexington neighborhood. The man approached someone in the area of Konner Woods Drive and Atoma Drive for help. → Read More

‘I just knew it wasn’t right.’ Pizza delivery man honored for helping rescue girls from abuse

Police officers, civilian employees and Good Samaritans were honored by the Lexington Police Department Tuesday night at the department’s annual awards banquet at the Lexington Convention Center. → Read More

U.S. 27 shut down because of crash reportedly involving a police vehicle

A crash reportedly involving a police officer has caused U.S. 27 North to be shut down, so drivers may want to plan an alternate route. Nicholasville police said the road is shut down from Shun Pike to Edgewood. → Read More

‘They fought for our freedom.’ Juneteenth service honors black Civil War veterans.

The Juneteenth Jubilee ceremony at African Cemetery No. 2 in Lexington honors black soldiers who fought for their own freedom -- and that of future generations -- in the Civil War. → Read More

Rev. T. H. Peoples, longtime pastor of historic Lexington church, has died

Rev. Thomas Howard “T.H.” Peoples Jr., 79, who championed civil rights and spent 41 years as pastor of Historic Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church in Lexington, died June 7. His funeral is Tuesday. → Read More

How common is shoplifting? In three days this week, Lexington police made 35 arrests.

The Lexington Police Department arrested 35 people in a shoplifting blitz at stores in the Hamburg and Richmond Road corridor between June 10 and June 12. → Read More

Woman who died in fiery crash was stopped in construction zone. Another driver has been jailed.

A man from Brooklyn, N.Y., was arrested after a fatal crash in Taylor County. Kentucky State Police said Dawn Miles, of Columbia, was stopped in a construction zone when her Jeep was hit by the man’s truck. → Read More

Neighbor finds body of 86-year-old man on fire in driveway

The body of an 86-year-old man was found on fire in the driveway of his home south of London Friday. The man, who was found by a neighbor, has been identified as Billy Bowling, the Laurel County coroner said. → Read More

Kroger to offer CBD oil products at Kentucky stores

Kroger will begin selling products containing CBD oil at some of its Kentucky stores in the coming weeks. → Read More

Children’s playhouse held drugs, syringes and guns. Kentucky woman arrested.

Three pounds of crystal meth, money, syringes and guns were found inside a playhouse for children, the Laurel County sheriff’s office said. Patsy Hopkins, of Corbin, was arrested at the home south of London. → Read More

Ky. police seek help finding man who shot at officers. Tattoos might help identify him.

Northern Kentucky police are asking for help locating a man they say fired shots at officers during a traffic stop. Jacob Ray Julick is accused of shooting at Lakeside Park officers, Erlanger police said. → Read More