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Insurer Aetna To Buy Humana In $37B Deal

8 hours ago

Health insurer Aetna Inc. has made a deal to buy competitor Humana Inc. in a $37 billion deal the companies say would create the second-largest managed care company.

Kentucky Horse Park

The white fences at the Kentucky Horse Park will soon be turning black.  The park says it's making the change because of the cost and labor involved to maintain white fences as opposed to black. The park says it expects to save more than $50,000 a year by making the change.


As Kentucky officials began considering what to do with a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis in the state Capitol, lightning struck a concrete obelisk that stands at his birthplace in western Kentucky.

Kentucky Clerk Sued For Not Issuing Gay-Marriage Licenses

Jul 2, 2015

Four Kentucky couples are suing a clerk who is refusing to issue gay-marriage licenses — or any marriage licenses at all — following the U.S. Supreme Court decision that same-sex couples have a legal right to marry.

McConnell: Cuba Ambassador Confirmation Unlikely

Jul 2, 2015

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Republican majority is unlikely to confirm an ambassador to Cuba.

Kentucky Awards Medicaid Contracts To Five Companies

Jul 2, 2015

Kentucky has awarded contracts to five companies to provide health insurance to people on Medicaid.

Josh James / WUKY

The state board that manages the tobacco settlement funds has approved $500,000 in grants and loans to a Winchester company that plans to process hemp seed grown in Kentucky.


Today marks the start of Lexington’s Fourth of July Festival, three days packed full of activities to celebrate our nation’s independence.

Josh James / WUKY

The attorney for a group of Louisville business owners says he intends to take the fight over the city’s newly-instituted minimum wage to the Kentucky Supreme Court.

Noah's Ark Developer Seeking Lost Kentucky Tax Incentive

Jul 1, 2015

Lawyers for a Christian ministry that's building a Noah's ark theme park in Kentucky say state officials violated First Amendment religious protections when they denied the project a state tax incentive worth millions.