Local/Regional News

The Lane Report

An election-year bill to fulfill a 70-year-old government promise and protect health-care and pension benefits for retired miners is dividing coal-state Republicans.

Democrat Jim Gray Releases Jobs, Economics Plan

Sep 6, 2016
Josh James / WUKY

Democrat Jim Gray used Labor Day to unveil his jobs plan as he tries to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul.

Kentucky State Fair Draws 564,000 In 11-Day Run

Sep 2, 2016

Officials say this year's Kentucky State Fair drew 564,937 people during its 11-day run in Louisville.


The Kentucky Department of Public Health is sounding the alarm on a new batch of especially potent heroin making the rounds in the state.

Josh James / WUKY

A Depression-era fresco in the University of Kentucky's Memorial Hall – covered up in 2015 amid controversy over its depiction of blacks and native Americans – is set to go back on display, but not before other art and materials are added.


Lexington may soon employ an officer dedicated to fostering diversity in city government. The Urban County Council appears poised to create the new position.

SCAPE/Landscape Architecture of New York

With the approval of a $14.1 million dollar federal grant, plans for Lexington’s proposed Town Branch Commons have moved into high gear. The Urban County Council heard an update Tuesday.

kentucky forward

For the first time in over 130 years hemp has been harvested at Ashland the Henry Clay Estate.  The crop was planted in May as a demonstration plot in an effort to educate guests about industrial hemp and Henry Clay’s impact on early Kentucky industry.

Study Shows Dollars Driving Election Outcomes

Aug 31, 2016
Greg Stotelmyer

As public outrage over the influence of money in politics continues to grow, seen in both the Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump campaigns, a new study by the Institute for New Economic Thinking provides compelling evidence that the U.S. political system is more "one dollar one vote" than "one person one vote."

Bevin Voicemail Warns Of 'Impact' Of Not Switching Parties

Aug 30, 2016
Associated Press

Democratic Kentucky state Rep. Russ Meyer says Republican Gov. Matt Bevin left him a threatening voicemail after Meyer declined to switch political parties ahead of the legislative session.