Local/Regional News

Associated Press

The increasingly heated debate over Gov. Matt Bevin’s mid-year education cuts has a new, high-profile player: Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.

Josh James / WUKY

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear is making good on a promise to take legal action against the governor over fourth quarter education funding reductions ordered in March.

Lawmakers Extend Deadline, Reviving Budget Talks

Apr 11, 2016
LRC Public Information

Kentucky lawmakers have agreed to extend the deadline for approving a two-year operating budget of more than $65 billion for state and federal services.

Five other former students of Lexington Catholic High School have come forward saying they left the school because they went to administrators about harassment and nothing was done to stop it. 

Commerce Lexington

This week on the Business Side Alan Lytle talks with Commerce Lexington's Amy Carrington about the third annual Emerge Conference coming up next week.

College Presidents Say They Will Accept Some Cuts

Apr 9, 2016
LRC Public Information

Kentucky's college and university presidents say they will agree to budget cuts of 2 percent in the current year and 4.5 percent over the next two years to end the gridlock over state spending.

LRC Public Information

Lawmakers would like to have a budget compromise by Sunday night, which would give staff enough time to sort through the lengthy two-year spending plan in time for a final vote Tuesday.

Josh James / WUKY

Threatened legal action against Gov. Matt Bevin over his executive order trimming current-year funds for higher education won’t move forward just yet. A spokesman for Attorney General Andy Beshear says Monday is the earliest he might take the governor to court.

Lexington Police have charged a 17-year old with harassing communications and terroristic threatening.  The teen, a student at Lexington Catholic High School sent messages to another player on the football team that were racially offensive and threatened the 14-year olds life.   

Associated Press

Bills intended to shield religious business owners who turn down gay customers from legal challenges have grabbed the national spotlight in recent days - and Kentucky is no stranger to the debate.