Local/Regional News

Josh James / WUKY

A former University of Kentucky College of Dentistry faculty member claims he was fired in retaliation for voicing critical comments about Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed Medicaid waiver.

Retired Fighter Pilot Running For Congress In Kentucky

Aug 1, 2017
Mark Nickolas via AP

A retired fighter pilot is running for Congress in Kentucky's 6th District, joining several other military veteran candidates as part of a broader Democratic strategy to challenge Republican rule in the 2018 midterm elections.

Josh James / WUKY

Sixth District Congressman Andy Barr says he’s an opponent of bailouts for any industry. The comments come as President Donald Trump mulls whether to eliminate healthcare subsidies which he described in a tweet as “bailouts.”

Actor, Playwright Sam Shepard Dies

Jul 31, 2017
Associated Press

Sam Shepard, a playwright, actor and director, has reportedly died at the age of 73, due to complications from ALS.  He passed away Thursday at his home in Woodford County, surrounded by family.

Associated Press

If you plan to livestream next month's solar eclipse from one of the prime viewing spots, here's a thought: Keep your phone in your pocket, put on your paper shades and just enjoy the celestial wonder.  The Aug. 21 solar eclipse, when passage of the moon completely blocks out the sun, will be seen first in Oregon and cut diagonally across 14 states to South Carolina. It will be the first total solar eclipse visible coast-to-coast since 1918.

Unemployment Rates Up In 96 Kentucky Counties

Jul 28, 2017
Associated Press

Kentucky officials say unemployment rates have increased in 96 of the state's 120 counties between June 2016 and June 2017.  The state Office of Employment and Training says the unemployment rate fell in 20 counties during that period and stayed the same in four counties.

Ky. National Guard Member Shocked By Trump Transgender Ban

Jul 26, 2017
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

A Kentucky National Guard member was shocked by President Donald Trump's announcement Wednesday that transgender people will be banned from serving in the military.

AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes

Two new vaccine requirements went into effect for school-age children and teens in June, but Kentucky is making it easier to obtain religious exemptions.

'Absolutely No Resignation' For Embattled Former Governor

Jul 26, 2017
Josh James / WUKY

Former Gov. Julian Carroll says he won't resign his state Senate seat following a media report that a man alleged Carroll groped and propositioned him in 2005.

Alan Lytle

More than a hundred community and business leaders took part in a public meeting this morning dealing with the city’s pedestrian safety ordinance which went into effect earlier this week.  Commerce Lexington hosted the informational session to help city officials get the word out about the new law which they hope will further discourage panhandling, especially in the downtown area.