Local/Regional News

Josh James / WUKY

Gov. Matt Bevin joined the Kentucky Black Legislative Caucus for a Black History Month celebration in the heart of the Kentucky Capitol Wednesday.

Josh James / WUKY

After weeks of postponements, Senate Bill 5 - a measure aimed at incorporating Gov. Matt Bevin's  2015 executive order stripping county clerks names from marriage licenses into state law - finally went before committee. The compromise gained preliminary approval, but one particular provision left LGBT groups a little queasy.

Compassion Caravan Helping City's Most Vulnerable

Feb 10, 2016
Karyn Czar @WUKY

Freezing temperatures send most people inside.  But a group of volunteers known as the Compassion Caravan bundle up and head out, searching known spots in Fayette County where the homeless have set up camp. 


A Senate bill codifying Gov. Matt Bevin's early executive order striking county clerks' names from marriage licenses has seen multiple delays in committee, but it could finally receive a hearing in the coming days. 

Josh James / WUKY

Public-private partnership legislation, often dubbed p3, glided through a House committee Tuesday despite some lawmakers' concerns about transparency and the risks facing local governments.

Josh James / WUKY

Actress Jennifer Garner testified before a House committee in Frankfort Tuesday on behalf of Save the Children, an organization with roots in Kentucky that stretch back to the Great Depression.

Office of Kentucky Attorney General

Kentucky's attorney general and first lady are teaming up to promote a series of statewide training sessions aimed at combating child sexual abuse.  Attorney General Andy Beshear and first lady Glenna Bevin were joined by child advocates and state lawmakers in making the announcement Tuesday in the State Reception Room at the Capitol.


The University of Kentucky is one of more than a hundred institutions competing this month and next to see who can recycle more and waste less.  It’s all part of a contest dubbed Recyclemania.

House Agrees To Double Donor Limits

Feb 9, 2016
Lexington Herald Leader @kentucky.com

House Democrats and Republicans agreed to double how much money people can donate to political candidates in the November elections.

It's Not Too Late To Get Your Flu Shot

Feb 9, 2016

State health officials are urging residents in Kentucky to get the flu vaccine now if they haven't already had it.