Samantha Lederman

When it opened to the public in 1978 the Kentucky Horse Park was billed as the only venue of its kind dedicated to man’s relationship with the horse.  Critics of the $28M project called it a "White Elephant" that would never be anything more than a costly government experiment.  But over time, with several major investments, the horse park has become an important part of the state’s economy and a lasting symbol of Kentucky's identification as the horse capital of the world.  Now close to forty years later the people who run the park are turning their attention to the future with several visioning sessions.  Samantha Lederman attended one such meeting earlier this week and she files this report.

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Kentucky is pulling out of the competition to host the 2022 World Equestrian Games.  Gov. Matt Bevin's administration said Friday that the Kentucky Horse Park Commission voted to withdraw from consideration.  The Horse Park, a popular attraction in Lexington, hosted the games in 2010.

Fort Knox To Stop Accepting Kentucky Licenses For Entry

Jan 13, 2017
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Kentucky residents soon may need a passport to enter Fort Knox.

6 State Lawmakers Owed More Than $100k In Pension Benefits

Jan 13, 2017
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Kentucky taxpayers owe six state lawmakers well over $100,000 year in retirement benefits.

Accrediting Agency: UofL Bill Step In Right Direction

Jan 13, 2017

An official at the accrediting agency that placed the University of Louisville on probation says it appears Kentucky lawmakers are "working to address the concerns" that resulted in the sanction.

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Credit rating agency Standard and Poor’s has downgraded its outlook for Kentucky, signaling another possible drop in the state’s credit rating.

Lexington Leaders Honor Harry Sykes

Jan 13, 2017

A Lexington road has been named in honor of an African American city leader.

Nicholasville Police have arrested and charged a teenager and his grandfather for the murder of a teenager.

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More than 90 U.S. Attorneys across the country are expected to step down in the coming months and years as a new party takes control of the White House. Among them will be Kerry Harvey, who has served in that position for Kentucky’s Eastern District since 2010.

Feds Find Meth In Snail Statue

Jan 12, 2017

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say officers in Cincinnati intercepted more than 50 pounds of methamphetamine that was concealed inside a statue of a snail.