Local/Regional News

College Funding Dispute Heads To Supreme Court

Aug 18, 2016
Associated Press

Kentucky's Republican governor and Democratic attorney general are preparing to take their dispute over state funding for public colleges and universities to the state's highest court.

Josh James / WUKY

City leaders are hitting pause on a University of Kentucky plan to permanently shut down a portion of Rose Street. Members of a city council committee say more input is needed before the university can proceed.

Alan Lytle

A social and cultural landmark in Lexington's East End neighborhood now has an even greater distinction.  On Wednesday the Charles Young Center was added to the National Register of Historic Places.   Mayor Jim Gray, First District Councilman James Brown and other community representatives unveiled the official marker that will now grace the property.

Kids Dial 911 After Being Left Home Alone

Aug 17, 2016

Authorities say two Corbin children called 911 after they said their mother, who later showed up drunk, had left them home alone for hours.

Man Accused Of Sisters' Deaths Refuses To Go To Court

Aug 17, 2016
John Godsey and KY New Era

A Kentucky man accused of stabbing his two sisters to death wouldn't enter the courtroom for his preliminary hearing.

Josh James / WUKY

A new nonprofit organization aims to reinvent Democratic politics in the state.

Kentucky AG Sues Johnson & Johnson Over Vaginal Implants

Aug 16, 2016
Office of Kentucky Attorney General

The Kentucky Attorney General announced Tuesday that he's seeking thousands of dollars in damages for each patient in the state who got a vaginal mesh implant made by Johnson and Johnson and its medical device unit, accusing the companies of conducting a deceptive marketing campaign.

AP Photo/Roger Alford

The battle for control of the Kentucky House is coming to a radio station near you, if you live in a district represented by top Democratic leaders in the chamber.

Karyn Czar

Guilty pleas in several drug trafficking cases are serving as landmark prosecution in the efforts to disrupt Kentucky’s opioid epidemic. 


Supermarket chain Kroger is taking the lead in supplying anti-opioid overdose drug to customers without a prescription, but purchasing the drug won’t be as simple as picking up a box of Tylenol.