Local/Regional News

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Gov. Matt Bevin’s viral comments criticizing a teacher rally at the Capitol have caught the attention of state and national media, and a new poll suggests the remarks may have hurt his standing with voters.

Josh James / WUKY

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says state election systems remain secure, but the top election official warns it’s a never-ending battle against new and emerging threats.

Matt Goins/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP

The three top-tier Democrats vying for a chance to unseat incumbent 6th District Congressman Andy Barr made their pitch directly to voters in an hour-long televised debate Wednesday night.

AG Beshear Files Fifth Opioid Lawsuit

Apr 18, 2018
Office of Kentucky Attorney General

Kentucky's Democratic attorney general has filed a fifth lawsuit against a pharmaceutical company for deceptive marketing of opioid-based painkillers.

Boats Banned From Ohio River Friday And Saturday

Apr 18, 2018

Boats will be banned at Thunder over Louisville this weekend. The Courier Journal reports that the Louisville Metro Police Department said rising waters and swept up debris are making the Ohio River too dangerous for boaters during the annual airshow and fireworks display.

Taxpayers Get A One Day Extension

Apr 18, 2018
Associated Press

An on-line glitch means you have an extra day to file your taxes. The IRS website went down on deadline day.

Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt Resigns

Apr 17, 2018

The Kentucky Board of Education has voted to accept the resignation of Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt. The board's decision comes one day after Republican Gov. Matt Bevin replaced most of the board with new members. The appointments mean everyone on the board has now been chosen by Bevin, who took office in December 2015.

Farmer's Plea Entered In DUI Case

Apr 17, 2018

Ritchie Farmer’s attorney has pleaded not guilty of DUI on his behalf. The former UK basketball star and State Agriculture Commissioner was supposed to be in court today but he did not attend and his absence was excused.

Income Taxes Are Due Today!

Apr 17, 2018
Associated Press

The deadline comes two days later than normal because April 15th fell on a Sunday and Monday was Emancipation Day which is a holiday in Washington DC. Despite the added time, some of you still may not be ready. You can file an extension form that will give you six more months to file.

KEA Questions Governor's Appointments

Apr 17, 2018
Courier Journal

The Kentucky Education Association is calling the Governor’s move to appoint seven new members to the state Board of Education "back-door political maneuvering."