Local/Regional News

Know Your Council: Susan Lamb

2 hours ago

This week, reporter Chase Cavanaugh spoke with 4th District Representative Susan Lamb, a newcomer to council with a long history in city government. 

Associated Press

The Republican president of the Kentucky state Senate has asked a federal judge to withhold his ruling ordering a county clerk to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Marriage License Standoff Continues In Rowan County

17 hours ago

The latest on a county clerk in Kentucky who has repeatedly refused to issue marriage licenses.

Josh James / WUKY

While University of Kentucky head football coach Mark Stoops squares away strategy for Saturday's inaugural game in the new Commonwealth Stadium, UK police and officials are crafting plans of their own to deal with the massive crowd expected this weekend.

Josh James / WUKY

While lawmakers took action to stabilize Kentucky's dwindling gas tax revenue in the waning hours of the 2015 General Assembly, the state's road fund is still expected to take a nearly $140 million dollar hit this fiscal year. And no concrete plans are on the table to make up for the lost receipts.

Karyn Czar / WUKY

For the past nine years, Fayette County Public Schools officials have been improperly handing out surplus dollars to schools -- that's the conclusion of a Kentucky Office of Education Accountability investigation. The report lines up with previous findings by district officials.

Associated Press

The latest on a Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against her:

Small Fire Prompts Evacuation Of WUKY Studios

Sep 1, 2015
Alan Lytle / WUKY

A small fire on the third floor of McVey Hall prompted the evacuation of the WUKY Studios.  The fire was discovered around 7:19, according to UK spokesperson Kathy Johnson.  Everyone in the building was able to get out safely.  The radio station remained on the air, programmed remotely, and returned to the regularly scheduled music shortly before 11 a.m..

State and federal officials have kicked off the construction of 3,400 miles of fiber optic cable they hope will transform eastern Kentucky's economy following the decline of the coal industry. Republican U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers and Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear were among the officials that dedicated the network Monday in Hazard. The network will cost about $324 million to build. Taxpayers will pay about $53.5 million, with the rest coming from private investors.


The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against a Kentucky county clerk who says her Christian faith should exempt her from having to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The Supreme Court on Monday denied Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis' request for a stay while she pursues an appeal.