Local/Regional News

Bill Updating Kentucky's Anti-Price Gouging Laws Advances

Feb 27, 2018
Josh James / WUKY

Kentucky's laws against price gouging in times of emergencies would be updated under a bill proposing guidelines to determine when price hikes are considered unlawfully excessive.

Clerk Jailed For Refusing Marriage Licenses Writes Book

Feb 26, 2018
AP File Photo

The Kentucky clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples has written a book.

AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File

Kentucky’s top lawyer is pressing for passage of new protections for utility customers.

Deadly Tornado Confirmed In Kentucky

Feb 26, 2018

Storm crews have confirmed an EF2 tornado struck in south central Kentucky where a woman died at her home. The National Weather Service says preliminary information from ongoing damage surveys in Logan County indicate the tornado Saturday had maximum-sustained winds of 135 mph and a maximum width of 400 yards.

Ky. Governor Declares Emergency After Heavy Rainfall

Feb 24, 2018
AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has declared a statewide emergency following heavy rainfall and flooding.

Ky. Senate Plans For Pension Vote By Next Week

Feb 23, 2018
Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

Republican leaders in the Kentucky state Senate say they hope to vote on a sweeping overhaul of public teacher pensions by the end of next week.

UK Officials Release Statements Regarding Yahoo Sports Report

Feb 23, 2018
Lexington Herald-Leader

Kentucky says it has found no eligibility issues or rules violations with current players and staff after a report listed Wildcats freshman Kevin Knox among several players having had a meal or contact with a former agent.

Knox and former Wildcats Bam Adebayo and Nerlens Noel were mentioned in Friday's Yahoo! Sports report. The school said in a statement Saturday it reviewed the matter and determined there were no issues or violations "based on the available information."

Kentucky added that it will continue working with the NCAA and Southeastern Conference.

UK Celebrates '78 National Champs This Weekend

Feb 23, 2018
UK Athletics

Big Blue Fans are gearing up for an extra special celebration.  Members of the 1978 National Champion Kentucky Wildcats team will come together this weekend to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of their accomplishment.  Some members will also be participating in the Big Blue Build, a Habitat For Humanity fundraiser.  Earlier this week WUKY's Alan Lytle sat down with the MVP of that Championship Game Jack Goose Givens, and Karl Crase of the Crase Family Companies, owner of Halls on the River, and a promotional partner in the Habitat event.

Drug-dependent babies born in Kentucky could automatically be labeled an "abused or neglected child," a change that would require state officials to investigate and begin the process of terminating parental rights.

Legislative Research Commission

The Kentucky House this week has taken up two bills widely characterized as business friendly but not necessarily worker friendly.