Local/Regional News

Wife Of Lawmaker Who Killed Himself Loses Election Bid

Feb 20, 2018

The wife of a former Kentucky Republican lawmaker who killed himself last year after facing sexual assault allegations has lost her attempt to fill the remainder of her husband's term in a special election that ended up being a referendum of sorts on the #metoo movement.

Pension Overhaul Bill Introduced In Kentucky Senate

Feb 20, 2018
Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

A long-awaited overhaul of one of the country's worst-funded public pension systems was introduced Tuesday in the Kentucky Senate, setting the stage for debate on one of the defining issues of this year's legislative session.  The bill introduced by Republican Sen. Joe Bowen was notable in part for what it didn't include, deviating from some key provisions in an earlier plan endorsed by Gov. Matt Bevin.

University of Louisville

Louisville must vacate its 2013 men's basketball title following an NCAA appeals panel's decision to uphold sanctions against the men's program in the sex scandal case.  The Cardinals will have to vacate 123 victories including the championship, and return millions in conference revenue from the 2012-15 NCAA Tournaments.

Gov. Bevin Files Suit To Defend Medicaid Waiver

Feb 19, 2018
AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's administration has filed its own lawsuit in response to a legal action challenging Kentucky's first-in-the-nation work requirement for Medicaid.

Ky. AG Beshear Sues Opioid Distributor

Feb 19, 2018
Josh James / WUKY

Kentucky's attorney general filed a lawsuit Monday against another pharmaceutical distributor linked to a pipeline inundating the state with dangerously addictive opioid painkillers.  Cardinal Health was accused by Attorney General Andy Beshear of distributing millions of prescription opioid doses into a state struggling with drug overdose deaths.

Kentucky Teen Charged As Adult In Fatal School Shootings

Feb 17, 2018

A 15-year-old boy accused of opening fire inside his Kentucky high school will be tried as an adult on murder charges.  Gabriel Ross Parker was indicted on two murder charges and 14 assault charges for the Jan. 23 shootings at Marshall County High School. Two 15-year-old students were killed in the shootings, with many more injured.

Josh James / WUKY

A bill capping the amount of money the attorney general’s office can pay outside attorneys hired to help fight major cases against well-funded corporations passed the Kentucky House Thursday.

KY Dems Hope State Issues Trump GOP Loyalty

Feb 16, 2018
Associated Press

Their grip on power in Kentucky's legislature was swept away by the Trump wave of 2016, but Democrats are fighting back with their biggest lineup of candidates in years. But their main advantage in a state that's surged toward the GOP might be President Donald Trump's absence atop the ticket in November — and unrest about a contentious first year under Republican rule in Frankfort.

Another Kentucky City Implements Needle Exchange Program

Feb 15, 2018
Associated Press

A south-central Kentucky community has approved a needle exchange program for intravenous drug users.The Glasgow Common Council gave final approval Monday to a municipal order that will allow the Barren County Health Department to give drug users clean needles in exchange for dirty ones.

Famed KY Theatre Leased To County

Feb 15, 2018
KY Department of Travel and Tourism

An amphitheater that has hosted the musical "The Stephen Foster Story" for 60 years has been leased to a local government in Kentucky that will make repairs to the facility.