AHCA Opponents Say Older Kentukcians Will Pay More For Healthcare

May 15, 2017

Analysts predict health insurance premiums could go up by as much as $8000 a year for people age 50 and older under the American Health Care Act in its current form.

Lexington Downtown Development Authority

This week on the Business Side, WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Alan Stein of the Stein Group.  He's just been named interim chief executive of the new Downtown Lexington Partnership; the result of the announced merger of the Downtown Lexington Corporation, which hosts things like Thursday Night Live and the city's Fourth of July Festival, and the Lexington Downtown Development Authority, which handles major development issues like the renovation of the Old Courthouse and Town Branch Commons.  Stein discusses the rationale and timetable for the new umbrella organization.

Associated Press

In Appalachian states hit hardest by the opioid epidemic, the tough-on-crime policy announced Friday by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions runs counter to a recent emphasis on treatment and less prison time for low-level drug offenders.  Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul strongly opposed the Department of Justice directive, which reverses an Obama-era policy that prescribed leniency for nonviolent, low-level drug offenders.

Apple To Invest $200 Million In Scratch-Resistant Glass

May 12, 2017
Business Lexington

Apple says it will invest $200 million in a rural Kentucky facility that it credits with rescuing the company's signature smartphone from a design flaw that would have led to scratched screens.

Former Deputy Jailer Convicted Of Beating Inmate Who Died

May 12, 2017
Associated Press

A federal jury has convicted a former eastern Kentucky deputy jailer of using excessive force against an inmate, who died.  The U.S. attorney's office said 60-year-old William Curtis Howell was also convicted Thursday in London, Kentucky, of deliberately ignoring the serious medical needs of the inmate, 54-year-old Larry Trent, who was in jail on a DUI charge.

Polar Opposites Trump, McConnell Need Each Other Now

May 12, 2017
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

The relationship of President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is now at the center of the Washington crucible.

Lexington Pride Fest

The Kentucky Court of Appeals handed another win to Lexington t-shirt maker Hands On Originals Friday.

Josh James / WUKY

Valvoline formally cut the ribbon on a new $35 million dollar global headquarters in Lexington Thursday.

Associated Press

Governor Matt Bevin is tamping down fears about the potential impact of a projected $113 million shortfall in state revenue.

UK Now

Lexington is one of 31 cities across the U.S. hosting a Life is a Cycle event.  It’s an opportunity for people to learn all the in’s and out’s about safe bike commuting in our town.  City Bike and Pedestrian Coordinator Scott Thompson says people can bring their bikes or pedal on over to Broomwagon Bikes & Coffee Monday night at 6.