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Associated Press

Sometimes it pays to have a fresh horse.  Cloud Computing skipped the Kentucky Derby, while eventual winner Always Dreaming and Classic Empire mixed it up in the mud at Churchill Downs.  Two weeks later, Cloud Computing pounced on those two horses in the Preakness, pulling off an upset victory at 13-1 odds Saturday. He became the first horse to skip the Derby and win the second leg of the Triple Crown since filly Rachel Alexandra in 2009.

Realtor To Fill Vacated 2nd District Seat

May 19, 2017
Josh James / WUKY

And then there were 15: The Urban County Council returned to its full complement of members Friday with the swearing in of Joseph Smith.

Latest Unemployment Numbers Are Out

May 19, 2017

Kentucky officials say the state's unemployment rate rose slightly in April.

Samantha Lederman

Always Dreaming will be aiming to win the second leg of the Triple Crown on Saturday Evening at the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico. As WUKY’s Samantha Lederman reports, this Kentucky Derby winner will be carrying the hopes of breeders Gerry Dilger and Mike Ryan, as well as a large and tight-knit Irish community here in Lexington along with him.

Josh James / WUKY

The commonwealth's already-limping pension system has slipped further into the red. Thursday, the Kentucky Retirement System’s official debt grew by several billion dollars.

Always Dreaming, Classic Empire Are Neighbors In Preakness

May 18, 2017
Associated Press

The two best horses in the Preakness will be eyeball to eyeball coming out of the starting gate. There's no avoiding each other for Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming and rival Classic Empire.

UofL Set To Grow Hemp For Research

May 18, 2017

The University of Louisville is planting two types of industrial hemp and other plants to research their potential as renewable energy resources.

Fallen Kentucky Police Officers To Be Honored Next Week

May 18, 2017

Kentucky Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton is speaking at a ceremony to honor Kentucky's fallen police officers.

Josh James / WUKY

The Lexington Herald-Leader is reporting Attorney General Andy Beshear is considering an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the purchase of Gov. Matt Bevin’s home in Jefferson County.

AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez

The former leading federal prosecutor for the Eastern District of Kentucky says President Donald Trump's sudden dismissal of former FBI Director James Comey convinced him to join the chorus calling for a special investigation.

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