Local/Regional News

Attorneys General To Trump: Don't Cut Drug Treatment Funds

Apr 21, 2017
Office of Kentucky Attorney General

The top government lawyers from Kentucky and 18 other states are telling President Donald Trump and the Republican leaders of Congress not to pass health insurance changes that would stop the flow of federal drug treatment money. 

March for Science Facebook page

Scientists don't often draw up placards and take to the streets, but Saturday will be an exception.


The panhandling surge in Lexington has captured the attention of city leaders and law enforcement.

Settlement Reached In KU, LG&E Rate Increase Proposal

Apr 19, 2017
Associated Press

Louisville Gas and Electric Co. and Kentucky Utilities have agreed to reduce their rate increase proposal, a move that Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear's office said will save ratepayers $90 million annually.  The utilities were seeking nearly $210 million in increased annual revenues, but Beshear had proposed cutting the request. Beshear's office said in a news release the parties signed a settlement Wednesday.

House Speaker Appoints Adoption Task Force

Apr 19, 2017
Legislative Research Commission

Republican House Speaker Jeff Hoover has appointed a task force of lawmakers to study how to improve Kentucky's adoption and foster care system.

Bellarmine University

The Kentucky Arts Council says poet, author and teacher Frederick Smock has been named as Kentucky Poet Laureate for 2017-2018.

Sanders Urges Party To Go Beyond Comfort Zone

Apr 19, 2017
Associated Press

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is urging Democrats to reach out to President Donald Trump's supporters to promote a progressive agenda that includes guaranteed health care for all Americans.

Thousands Expected In Paducah Next Weekend

Apr 19, 2017
Paducah Travel

More than 30,000 people are expected to visit Paducah this month for the Spring Paducah Quilt Week event.

Josh James / WUKY

The Urban County Council spent more than seven hours hearing testimony and debating a controversial Squires Road development before coming to a hard-fought compromise Tuesday night.

Kentucky Utilities customers weighed in Tuesday on proposed rate changes that would increase average residential energy bills by $7.16 a month.