Local/Regional News

UK Releases Ticket Plan For Big Blue Madness

Sep 21, 2016
UK Athletics

Tickets for this year's Big Blue Madness on Oct. 14 will be available next week, and the University of Kentucky has information for those who want to attend.

Flu Shots Now Available At Health Department

Sep 21, 2016

With temperatures in the 80’s it may still feel like summer outside, but flu season is just around the corner.  Kevin Hall with the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department says it’s time to roll up your sleeve and get your seasonal flu shot.

Priest Accused Of Abuse Reinstated In Western Kentucky

Sep 21, 2016

The Catholic Diocese of Owensboro has reinstated a priest who was suspended after being accused of sexually abusing a juvenile in the 1980s.

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear says his office has partnered with the Truckers Against Trafficking Coalition in an effort to offer more education on how to identify and report human trafficking.

Kentucky Coal Association Leader Leaves For Chamber Job

Sep 21, 2016

The president of the Kentucky Coal Association is stepping down to lead a regional chamber of commerce in West Virginia.

Josh James / WUKY

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch used a visit to the University of Kentucky to outline the federal government’s role in helping states stem the tide of opioid abuse.

Associated Press

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch visited a Kentucky high school in a region hard-hit by drug addiction as part of an administration effort to draw attention to rising rates of painkiller and heroin abuse.  Lynch shared a stage at Madison Central High School Tuesday morning with a recovering addict and a mother who lost her son to a heroin overdose.

Josh James / WUKY

Constitution Day wrapped up at the University of Kentucky Monday night with a town hall forum sure to spark discussion.


Officials are promising the “most exhaustive review ever conducted” of Kentucky’s debt-ridden pension system. Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has announced the selection of a new consulting group tasked with examining the system’s finances in detail.

Fog May Be A Factor In Fatal Morning Crash

Sep 19, 2016
LEX 18

A motorcyclist has died after crashing on Delong Road in Lexington.