Local/Regional News

Opioid Epidemic Costs At $500 Billion

3 hours ago
FDA

The White House says the true cost of the opioid drug epidemic in 2015 was $504 billion, or roughly half a trillion dollars.
   

Postal Worker Assaults Boy Who Tried To Stop Theft

3 hours ago
Associated Press

Authorities say a postal worker in Kentucky assaulted a boy who was trying to stop a package theft.

Kentucky Gov Still Plans For Special Legislative Session

Nov 17, 2017
Associated Press

Kentucky's Republican governor said he still plans to call a special session of the state legislature to make changes to the state's troubled public pension system.

Private Prisons Return To Kentucky

Nov 17, 2017
Core Civic

Kentucky is getting back into the private prison business because state officials say they have nowhere else to house their surging inmate population.

More Jobs Coming To Kentucky

Nov 17, 2017
New Flyer of America Inc.

Kentucky officials say a bus manufacturer plans to create up to 550 full-time jobs by opening a parts-production operation in Bullitt County.

State Jobless Rate Falls In October

Nov 17, 2017
Associated Press

The Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics says last month's seasonally adjusted preliminary rate was down from the revised 5.2 percent reported for September.

Former Lawmaker Faces More Charges

Nov 17, 2017
Lex-18

A former Kentucky lawmaker sent to prison for a bribery scheme is facing new charges.

Controversial Statues Will Be Moved To Cemetery

Nov 17, 2017
Karyn Czar

Confederate statues that were removed from Cheapside Park in downtown Lexington last month will have a new home. The Urban County Council finalized an agreement between the city and the Lexington Cemetery to move two confederate statues there.

No Public Money Used To Settle Sexual Harassment Case

Nov 16, 2017
LRC Public Information

The head of Kentucky's Legislative Research Commission says no public money was used to settle sexual harassment claims against four state lawmakers.

Southern Lights Returns To KY Horse Park

Nov 16, 2017
Kentucky Horse Park

A holiday tradition resumes this week when the annual Southern Lights holiday festival opens at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

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