Local/Regional News

Ky. U.S. Attorney Takes Part In Heroin Confab In Detroit

Aug 26, 2015
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The U-S Attorney from the Eastern District of Kentucky was in Detroit Wednesday taking part in a private meeting with federal law enforcers from five other states to discuss how to confront the growing abuse of heroin and prescription painkillers.  Kerry B. Harvey says there are some unique challenges to fighting this new wave of the drug trade.

Josh James / WUKY

Countless families were left separated and homeless in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina a decade ago, but the catastrophe brought one family closer together as they resettled in Lexington.


The general manager of a Roanoke TV station where two people were killed on air was recently inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.

Madison County Teacher Charged With Raping Student

Aug 26, 2015

A high school teacher accused of having sexual contact with a student has been arrested.

Conway Backs More Severance Tax Money For Coal Counties

Aug 26, 2015

Democrat Jack Conway says he would push to return more severance tax money to Kentucky's coal-producing counties if he's elected governor.

Wildlife Education Center Adds Bobcat Kitten, Bald Eagle

Aug 26, 2015
Kentucky Fish and Wildlife

The Salato Wildlife Education Center at Frankfort has added a young bald eagle and a bobcat kitten to its collection of exhibit animals.  The center says it recently acquired the 4-month-old bobcat kitten from a wildlife rehabilitation facility.

Board Of Education Advances 5 Candidates For Commissioner

Aug 26, 2015
Kentucky Department of Education

The Kentucky Board of Education has advanced five candidates in its search for a successor to Commissioner Terry Holliday, who is retiring at the end of the month.

Chase Cavanaugh

Over 85 Lexingtonians crowded into the Lyric Theater to hear about the next design phase for the Legacy Trail. 

Kentucky To get $2.6 Million For Cancer Screenings

Aug 25, 2015

Gov. Steve Beshear has announced Kentucky will get $2.6 million in federal grant money over the next five years to encourage people in Louisville and Appalachia to be screened for colon cancer.

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife officials say they have investigated and can't say for sure how a mountain lion turned up on a central Kentucky farm last December.