Local/Regional News

Associated Press

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is set to take the stage again in Louisville tonight – this time to rally supporters against the GOP tax plan. The former presidential hopeful will speak against “Republican attempts to further rig the system in favor of the wealthy,” according to a news release.

Josh James

A former Kentucky State Board of Elections staff member who said his termination was in retaliation for accusing the Secretary of State's Office of improperly gathering voter information during campaigns is now suing.

Woman Hit And Killed Crossing Lexington Street

Dec 1, 2017
Lex-18

A pedestrian was hit by a car and killed this morning while she was trying to cross Richmond Road. Lexington police say it happened around 5:30 this morning between Richmond Avenue and Mentelle Park.

Josh James / WUKY

Lexington’s police chief is retiring. Mark Barnard has been on the job for three years, but has led the city through events that have captured national headlines.

Kentucky Farm Incomes Rebound From 2016 Levels

Nov 30, 2017
UK Now

Kentucky's farm income is expected to bounce back slightly from last year's downturn, but remains well below record levels from earlier in the decade due to lackluster prices for many commodities, agricultural economists said Thursday.  Jeff Franklin, from the University of Kentucky's College of Agriculture, Food and Environment has this exclusive report.

Pitino Sues University Of Louisville Athletic Association

Nov 30, 2017
AP Photo/Mary Altaffer

Rick Pitino has sued the University of Louisville Athletic Association for $38.7 million, saying it breached his contract by placing him on unpaid administrative leave without notice and firing him last month with no legally justified "cause."

AP Photo/Chris Gardner

Strong smoke-free workplace laws are effective in reducing new cases of lung cancer – that’s the takeaway from a new University of Kentucky study. But the numbers also suggest communities with partial smoke-free laws aren’t seeing any of the same benefits.

WEKU

Public radio listeners in the bluegrass are mourning the loss of John Hingsbergen, who served as Chief Content Manager for WEKU.

Tilley Heads To DC To Talk About Drug Epidemic

Nov 30, 2017

Kentucky Justice Secretary John Tilley is traveling to Washington to talk about the nation's opioid epidemic. Tilley is scheduled to speak to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions at 10 a.m. Thursday. The hearing can be viewed online at the committee's website .

The Kentucky Supreme Court To Hear Gay Pride T-shirt Case

Nov 29, 2017
Lexington Pride Fest

The Kentucky Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case regarding a company's refusal to print T-shirts for a gay-pride festival due to religious beliefs.

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