Local/Regional News

Murdered Officer Jason Ellis' K-9 Partner Dies

3 hours ago
Friends Of Figo Facebook

In 2013, the loyal canine companion of a fallen Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis laid his paw on his partner’s casket. The photo of K-9 Officer Figo went viral and supporters from around the world have followed a fundraising facebook page for the German Shepard. Late Monday a post on that page announced that he had passed away in his sleep.

Florida Official Tapped To Lead Kentucky Lottery

4 hours ago
Kentucky Lottery

A lottery official in Florida has been appointed as the new president and CEO of the Kentucky Lottery Corporation.

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

President Donald Trump’s heavy emphasis on defense spending is winning praise from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, but critics warn it comes at the expense of other vital government programs.


Lexington police are investigating three shootings in the city that took place within hours of each other, hitting four people. One of the incidents happened on South Broadway just before 3:30 in the afternoon. A 19-year-old was found at the scene and died from his injuries. A 20-year-old was taken to the hospital in a private vehicle.

Ex-Church Treasurer Ordered To Pay Back Stolen Funds

May 23, 2017
LEX 18

A former church treasurer in Kentucky has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison and must repay more than $201,000 taken from the church.

Military Man Humble About His Service To Country

May 23, 2017
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When the StoryCorps van came to Lexington, we made a point of reaching out to military veterans to share their stories with their families.  Natalie Wilkerson of Frankfort brought her 93-year-old grandfather Roy Gray and persuaded him to talk about his duties as a combat pilot in World War II and the Korean War, where he was also a POW, and later as an advisor in Vietnam.  Mr. Gray also talks about his friendship with two very famous NASA Astronauts.

Kentucky Needs $700M More Per Year For Pension Debt

May 22, 2017
Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

Independent consultants say Kentucky taxpayers need to spend an extra $700 million each year to keep their troubled public pension systems afloat.  That's on top of the nearly $2 billion taxpayers are scheduled to spend on all of the state's retirement systems in the fiscal year that begins July 1.

Louisville Boy Dies By Stray Bullet, Bevin Hints At Community-Driven Solution

May 22, 2017
Associated Press

Police in Kentucky say a stray bullet fired during an outdoor fight traveled through the window of a nearby home, killing a 7-year-old who was eating a bedtime snack at his kitchen table.

Women Honored For Containing Machete Attack

May 22, 2017

Two women have been given the highest honor awarded by Transylvania University.

Lexington Program For Homeless Vets Closing

May 22, 2017

A drug treatment program for homeless veterans in Lexington is closing next month.