Josh James / WUKY

While lawmakers took action to stabilize Kentucky's dwindling gas tax revenue in the waning hours of the 2015 General Assembly, the state's road fund is still expected to take a nearly $140 million dollar hit this fiscal year. And no concrete plans are on the table to make up for the lost receipts.

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This installment of Local Music Monday features extended interviews and music from Justin Long and Chris Sullivan.

Karyn Czar / WUKY

For the past nine years, Fayette County Public Schools officials have been improperly handing out surplus dollars to schools -- that's the conclusion of a Kentucky Office of Education Accountability investigation. The report lines up with previous findings by district officials.

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The latest on a Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against her:

Small Fire Prompts Evacuation Of WUKY Studios

Sep 1, 2015
Alan Lytle / WUKY

A small fire on the third floor of McVey Hall prompted the evacuation of the WUKY Studios.  The fire was discovered around 7:19, according to UK spokesperson Kathy Johnson.  Everyone in the building was able to get out safely.  The radio station remained on the air, programmed remotely, and returned to the regularly scheduled music shortly before 11 a.m..

State and federal officials have kicked off the construction of 3,400 miles of fiber optic cable they hope will transform eastern Kentucky's economy following the decline of the coal industry. Republican U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers and Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear were among the officials that dedicated the network Monday in Hazard. The network will cost about $324 million to build. Taxpayers will pay about $53.5 million, with the rest coming from private investors.


The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against a Kentucky county clerk who says her Christian faith should exempt her from having to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The Supreme Court on Monday denied Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis' request for a stay while she pursues an appeal.

UK Releases Student Survey On Campus Safety

Aug 31, 2015

A new University of Kentucky survey shows a large number of students are reluctant to report violence or sexual assaults to campus authorities.

Calling All Singers!

Aug 31, 2015

Keeneland is giving you or your group a chance to be a star this fall. 

Local Music Monday: Alex Johns Of Ford Theatre Reunion

Aug 31, 2015
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This week DeBraun profiles Alex Johns of Ford Theatre Reunion.