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A protest launched at the Kentucky State Fair Country Ham Breakfast Thursday ended with three attendees walking out in handcuffs.

Anti-Bullying Summit Comes To Fayette County

Aug 27, 2015
Karyn Czar/ WUKY

Thursday morning hundreds of students from high schools across Fayette County came together to ensure that they and their classmates are in a safe and welcoming learning environment. 

Embattled Rowan County Clerk Looks To Supreme Court

Aug 27, 2015

A Kentucky clerk embroiled in a legal fight over the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples says she will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene.

Complicated Relationship Between First Lady & Her Dressmaker Explored Tonight

Aug 27, 2015

Visitors to the Mary Todd Lincoln House tonight can explore the complicated relationship between the First Lady and her African-American seamstress, former-slave Elizabeth Keckley.  The restored childhood home of the prominent Lexingtonian is offering Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckley guided tours at 5pm, 6pm, and 7pm.


A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling ordering a Kentucky county clerk to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

Ky. U.S. Attorney Takes Part In Heroin Confab In Detroit

Aug 26, 2015
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The U-S Attorney from the Eastern District of Kentucky was in Detroit Wednesday taking part in a private meeting with federal law enforcers from five other states to discuss how to confront the growing abuse of heroin and prescription painkillers.  Kerry B. Harvey says there are some unique challenges to fighting this new wave of the drug trade.

Josh James / WUKY

Countless families were left separated and homeless in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina a decade ago, but the catastrophe brought one family closer together as they resettled in Lexington.


The general manager of a Roanoke TV station where two people were killed on air was recently inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.

Madison County Teacher Charged With Raping Student

Aug 26, 2015

A high school teacher accused of having sexual contact with a student has been arrested.

Conway Backs More Severance Tax Money For Coal Counties

Aug 26, 2015

Democrat Jack Conway says he would push to return more severance tax money to Kentucky's coal-producing counties if he's elected governor.