Local/Regional News

UK Cuts All Ties With John Schnatter

Jul 14, 2018

Following the example of the University of Louisville the state's flagship university on Friday announced it is cutting all ties with Papa John's Pizza chain founder John Schnatter.

Summerfest

You have two more weekends to catch KCT's production of Disney's classic Beauty and the Beast. Click here for a preview and ticket information.

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The fallout from the Papa John's / John Schnatter racial slur scandal continues.  On Friday the University of Louisville announced it is removing the Papa John's name from its football stadium.

Office of State Auditor

In 2016, Kentucky's Administrative Office of the Courts was looking for office space for newly-elected Supreme Court Justice Sam Wright. They got two offers: One would cost more than $59,000 a year and require extensive renovations. The other space was larger, had 15 parking spaces and would cost $21,000 a year.

Papa John's Founder Resigns As Chairman

Jul 11, 2018
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UPDATE:  Papa John's says founder John Schnatter has resigned as chairman of the board. The company made the announcement late Wednesday, hours after Schnatter apologized for using a racial slur during a conference call in May.

Ex-Louisville Players Sue NCAA Over Vacated National Title

Jul 11, 2018
AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall

A group of former Louisville men's basketball players have filed a lawsuit against the NCAA over the organization's vacation of the Cardinals' 2013 national championship and 2012 Final Four.

Beshear Faces Scrutiny For Past Campaign Contributions

Jul 11, 2018
Josh James / WUKY

When Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear's top deputy was busted for using kickbacks and bribes for political donations, Beshear vowed to donate all of the tainted money from his 2015 campaign account to charity.  That was two years ago. The money is still there.

More Than $47M Going To States To Help Veterans Find Jobs

Jul 11, 2018

The federal government has awarded grants totaling more than $47 million to help homeless veterans find jobs. Recipients in Tennessee were awarded more than $906,000, Kentucky awards totaled almost $775,000 and West Virginia will receive $165,000.

Protesters Allowed Inside Ky. Capitol

Jul 10, 2018
AP Photo/Adam Beam

More than a dozen protesters smiled and kissed the floor of the Kentucky Capitol after State Police officers let them enter the building Tuesday following weeks of protests.

Samantha Lederman

A much anticipated downtown project is getting another financial boost courtesy of Picnic With The Pops.  On Tuesday event president Kip Cornett announced the group is donating more than a million dollars for the construction of a new amphitheater as part of Town Branch Park. 

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