Local/Regional News

Satellite Made In Kentucky Will Head To Space

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Morehead State University

NASA says a satellite from Morehead State University will be on the most powerful rocket ever built when it blasts off to the moon in 2018.

Bevin Wants To Downsize Scope Of KentuckyWired Project

Feb 6, 2016

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin wants to downsize a proposed 3,400-mile fiber optic network meant to make high-speed Internet possible throughout the state.  Bevin told the Saving Our Appalachian Region meeting Friday the project is off track. He said he still supports installing the network in eastern Kentucky.


Lexington’s Urban County Council unanimously passed a resolution Thursday that lowers the speed limits of several downtown streets from 35 to 25 miles per hour. 

Josh James / WUKY

Several pieces of lightning rod legislation cleared hurdles late Thursday as the General Assembly wrapped up its last heavily scheduled day this week.


Members of Lexington’s Urban County Council were updated on city’s plans to build a high-speed fiber optic network at a workshop Friday. 

Chandler On: Powers, Paul, And New Dem. Party Chair

Feb 4, 2016
Associated Press

Former Kentucky Congressman Ben Chandler talks with Alan Lytle about a rather eventful week in Kentucky Politics.

Josh James / WUKY

Former senator and civil rights trailblazer Georgia Davis Powers lay in state in the Kentucky Capitol Rotunda Thursday afternoon.

Josh James / WUKY

Union workers sat wall to wall in a House committee chamber this morning in opposition to Senate-approved legislation exempting educational facilities construction from prevailing wage law - where they once again found a receptive audience.

University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto has formed a broad-based committee to recommend a long-term resolution for a mural in UK's Memorial Hall that has sparked dialogue across the campus

Kentucky Tops Coverage Gains As GOP Talks Medicaid Revamp

Feb 4, 2016
Gallup Survey

A new national survey shows Kentucky and Arkansas lead the nation in the largest drops of the number of people without health insurance.