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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.

UK Releases Student Survey On Campus Safety

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A new University of Kentucky survey shows a large number of students are reluctant to report violence or sexual assaults to campus authorities.

Calling All Singers!

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Keeneland is giving you or your group a chance to be a star this fall. 

Chase Cavanaugh

Crowds packed into the Keeneland Entertainment Center Friday for Commerce Lexington’s 29th annual Salute to Small Business.

Josh James / WUKY

A simple glance at the numbers shows Lexington is becoming an increasingly globalized city – and local officials are hoping a new outreach center dubbed Global Lex will ease the transition for international newcomers.


A familiar scene repeated itself at a Kentucky courthouse: a gay couple marched into the clerk's office and requested a marriage license. But Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis' office again defied court orders and turned them away.


The Lexington Fayette Urban County Council approved the final 2016 fiscal year rates for the city’s real estate taxes. 

Josh James / WUKY

Pedestrians making their way down Lexington’s Short Street might notice the trek just got a little friendlier.


Lexington Mayor Jim Gray has appointed a political newcomer to fill a vacant seat on the Urban County Council.