Local/Regional News

Winners in the Kentucky Associated Press Broadcasters competition recognizing the best in television and radio journalism in 2016 were announced Saturday. 

Kentucky Closing In On Business Investment Record

Apr 28, 2017
Josh James / WUKY

Kentucky is on the verge of surpassing its record for business investments, fueled by three separate billion-dollar announcements in early 2017.

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Classes are canceled today at Transylvania University. This morning a man attacked a student with a machete. Officials at Transy tell us the attacker was a former student. He went into the Jazzman's Cafe on campus with a bag full of knives just before 9:00. Witnesses said he yelled, "The day of reckoning is here!"

A Lexington city council member facing several felony indictments tendered her resignation Thursday.

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Grief Counselors will be at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School today.  They’ll be helping students and staff cope with the loss of 15-year old Star Ifeacho.

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An aluminum company says it will build a $1.3 billion facility near the border of Kentucky and West Virginia, pledging to hire 550 employees earning average salaries of $70,000 in an area devastated by the loss of coal and manufacturing jobs.

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Less than five months after taking office, 2nd District councilwoman Sasha Love Higgins is signaling she will probably resign the post. The political newcomer was indicted Tuesday on felony forgery and theft charges.

Josh James / WUKY

The city of Lexington is launching a new program to pick up panhandlers and offer them work in a bid to cut down on the practice, which has been on the rise in recent months.

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Three men are in jail for trying to transport drugs from California to Lexington on a private jet. Homeland Security was tipped off by authorities in California where the plane departed.

Josh James / WUKY

6th District Congressman Andy Barr worked to tame a hostile crowd at his first Lexington town hall since the November election with little success Monday.

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