Local/Regional News

West-Nile Virus Hits Lexington

Aug 24, 2017
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Officials have confirmed the presence of the West Nile virus in Kentucky's two largest cities.

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Sen. Mitch McConnell is reportedly scheduled to attend a fundraiser in Kentucky for three fellow Republican senators – two of whom have been targeted by the Trump White House. The sharp contrast in approaches appears to be ratcheting up tensions between the West Wing and the Republican leader.

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A group is warning lawmakers against shifting new state hires onto a 401(k)-style benefits plan. The Kentucky Public Pension Coalition argues the move would deepen the state’s pension crisis.

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People are lining up to get their hands on a Powerball ticket before the numbers are drawn for tonight’s big jackpot, but lottery business is booming for one store in particular.

First Responders In Kentucky To Receive Doses Of Narcan

Aug 23, 2017
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Gov. Matt Bevin says first responders in parts of Kentucky are receiving doses of Narcan to help fight drug overdoses.

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Kentucky's Democratic attorney general has announced a program to make it easier for people to dispose of their leftover prescription painkillers.

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Republican state Sen. Whitney Westerfield plans to make another run for the state’s top law enforcement job.

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The bright summer day went dim, crickets launched into an early rendition of their nightly mating calls, and Lexingtonians lifted their eyes in unison Monday. The total solar eclipse drew watchers across the city in several designated viewing areas.

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Kentucky's Democratic attorney general warned the state's highest court on Friday that the accreditation of the state's public colleges and universities would be at risk if they don't take his side against the Republican governor.

Track The Solar Eclipse With NPR

Aug 18, 2017
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It is indeed dark during the day as a total solar eclipse makes its way from Oregon to South Carolina. Eleven states are in the path of total darkness. Follow the astronomical phenomenon's journey across America along with NPR journalists and others experiencing the eclipse.