Local/Regional News

Health Insurer Exiting Kentucky Exchange

29 minutes ago

A Kentucky nonprofit that has been one of the largest insurance providers on the state's health exchange has given notice that it won't offer plans for the 2016 enrollment period.


Urban County Councilman Russ Hensley says he witnessed firsthand the nearly legendary traffic backup caused by the Luke Bryan concert at Talon Winery, which had concertgoers up in arms.


The Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has put an Environmental Protection Agency regulation on hold for now. The measure, which would define the reach of federal jurisdiction over waterways under the Clean Water Act, attracted a multi-state lawsuit - one joined by Kentucky Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Jack Conway.

Hundreds of students piled into the University of Kentucky’s Memorial Coliseum for this year’s Common Reading Experience lecture.

Charges Dropped Against Kentucky Gay Rights Activists

Oct 8, 2015
Associated Press

Prosecutors have dismissed charges against three gay rights activists arrested this summer for standing silently in matching orange T-shirts in protest of an event at the Kentucky State Fair.


The top academic officer of Jefferson County Public Schools has submitted a letter of resignation that criticizes leadership of the state's largest district.

Gubernatorial Candidates Making Pitches To Coal Group

Oct 8, 2015

Democrat Jack Conway is pledging to promote Kentucky coal and look for tax incentives to stimulate production if he's elected governor. Conway also accused President Barack Obama's administration of unfairly targeting Kentucky with its environmental policies.


With 2015’s heroin bill granting pharmacists greater leeway in dispensing the anti-overdose drug naloxone, the challenge now shifts to the education front.

Tom Godell / WUKY

Lexington’s Urban County Council is expected to approve the hiring of a consultant to assess potential sites for a new city hall, but there’s one location in particular that’s bound to attract the most scrutiny.

Josh James / WUKY

Renovations are coming to one of the first projects funded through Lexington’s Office of Affordable Housing, and residents are praising the proposed improvements.