Local/Regional News

UK Cancels Classes For Thursday

13 hours ago

In response to the impending winter storm, the University of Kentucky has canceled classes for Thursday.

Beer Bill Passes Senate

14 hours ago

Craft breweries have won a victory over Anheuser-Busch after the state Senate voted to force the beverage giant to sell the two Kentucky companies it owns that distributes its products.

Josh James / WUKY

Lawmakers entering the Senate State and Local Government committee passed by voting rights demonstrators on the way to their seats Wednesday. The decision not to vote on a measure restoring voting rights for most nonviolent felons led to vocal protests.                   

McConnell Tells States: Ignore EPA Carbon Rules

16 hours ago
Associated Press

The Senate's top Republican is telling states to ignore a central part of President Barack Obama's plans to curb the pollution blamed for global warming.  In an op-ed published Tuesday in the Lexington Herald-Leader, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky says states should hold off on submitting plans to cut carbon dioxide from power plants, as the rule would require.

One Kentucky town will get needed help from surrounding counties as winter weather returns to Central Kentucky.

Here We Go Again!

22 hours ago

Kentuckians are bracing for another winter storm that will blanket the state with snow.

State and federal officials have announced an effort to expand mental health services to veterans in western Kentucky. 

Josh James / WUKY

While congressional Republicans and Democrats tangle over funding for the Department of Homeland Security in Washington, a new conversation on immigration is starting in the Kentucky General Assembly. 

Josh James / WUKY

It may not be a budget year in Frankfort, but the General Assembly has made an exception for the University of Kentucky’s new proposed medical research center. Tuesday, the Senate signed off on $132.5 million in bonding for the project, leaving UK to match that amount.

LRC Public Information

Craft brewers in Kentucky are cheering a Senate committee decision to move House Speaker Greg Stumbo’s “beer bill” to the full chamber. The measure would take the world’s largest brewer out of the distributing business in the Bluegrass.