Local/Regional News

Veteran Democratic political consultant Larry O'Bryan was given simple instructions: Meet lobbyist Jim Sullivan in a parking lot to pick up a $5,000 bribe and deliver it to a high-ranking state official to win favorable treatment in the complex government contracting process.

Ky. AG Beshear Sues Walgreens For Role In Opioid Crisis

Jun 15, 2018
Josh James

Kentucky's Democratic attorney general has filed a sixth lawsuit against a pharmaceutical company for deceptive marketing of opioid-based painkillers.

Welcome!

Jun 14, 2018
Smiley Pete

Lexington’s new Visitor’s Center at the Old Historic Courthouse is officially open.

Snapchat Snafu Leads Alleged Drug Dealer To Police

Jun 14, 2018
Associated Press

A suspected Kentucky drug dealer likely tanked his reviews after police say a wrong phone number posted on Snapchat led clients straight to police. The Gleaner cites a Morganfield police release that says an officer received calls and texts Sunday from someone seeking to buy marijuana from a person called "Dunk." As the officer's name was Eric McAllister, police and a state trooper set up an undercover operation.

Fire Sparked At Kentucky Arts Center

Jun 14, 2018
Associated Press

A fire at a Kentucky performing arts center may have damaged artwork worth $18 million. Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts spokesman Christian Adelberg tells news outlets that most of the artwork was in the lobby, which suffered water damage as firefighters sprayed down the top of the building Wednesday.

Coin Toss Decides Kentucky Magistrate Race

Jun 13, 2018
Brandon Grossardt / Public Domain

With both candidates in a Kentucky magistrate primary tied at 127 votes, they used a coin flip to decide the race.

AP Photo/Bryan Woolston

Tensions are rising between a national anti-poverty campaign and Kentucky state leaders over a decision to deny the organization group access to the Capitol building. Now, one Lexington Democratic lawmaker warns it could take a judge to resolve the matter.

McConnell Pushes For Hemp Legalization In Farm Bill

Jun 13, 2018
Karyn Czar

Declaring he has "won the argument" on hemp, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that the Senate is on track for a vote to legalize the crop that comes from the same plant that produces marijuana.

Protesters Return To State Capitol

Jun 13, 2018
Forward Kentucky

The Poor People’s campaign plans to head back to Frankfort Wednesday. They were turned away by security from the state Capitol twice this week during protests and never told why they couldn’t enter as a group. The group was created to address unemployment, housing shortages for the poor and the impact of poverty. They will protest at the Capitol again at 2:00 pm.

Associated Press

Lexington police are investigating two shots fired reports last night. The first one came in just before 1:30. People who live near Radcliffe and Linton Roads called 9-1-1 saying they heard gunfire. Within a half an hour, shots were fired near Judy Lane and Allen Drive. Police found shell casings at both scenes. They don’t think the incidents are related.  We’ll bring you more information as it becomes available.

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