Local/Regional News

Democrats Embrace Beshear Ahead Of November Elections

Feb 10, 2015
Kentucky Democratic Party

Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear rallied with five Democratic candidates for statewide office on Monday ahead of the November general elections.

Special Olympians and their supporters observed the 45th anniversary of the program during a ceremony at the Capitol Monday.

Josh James / WUKY

With the Senate already weighing in on heroin with their first bill this session, Monday was the House’s turn to lay out their plan to combat the growing epidemic. While the two bills share much in common, there are a number of key differences.

New Space For UK's Youngest Students

Feb 9, 2015

From the basement of Erickson Hall to a 10,000 square foot newly renovated facility, the University of Kentucky College of Education’s Early Childhood Lab has come full circle.

Kentucky Schools Win Field Trip Grants

Feb 9, 2015

Six schools are receiving help with field trip travel costs through grants from the Kentucky State Parks Foundation.

Eastern Kentucky's Economy Will Be In Spotlight

Feb 9, 2015

A day long summit is planned this month to discuss ways to boost eastern Kentucky's economy.


The Local Option Sales Tax had trouble gaining traction in Frankfort during the last legislative session, but backers see an opening this year as awareness of the issue takes hold.

Chase Cavanaugh

Students from schools across Fayette County participated Saturday in the annual Kentucky American Water Science Fair.  

Kentucky Senate Passes Charter School Bill

Feb 6, 2015

The Kentucky Senate has passed a bill aimed at allowing charter schools to open on a limited basis in the state's two most populous counties.  The proposed pilot program would allow up to five charter schools in both Jefferson and Fayette counties over a five-year period. The bill passed 23-12 Friday.

One of downtown Lexington’s history properties now has boards in the windows. Declining conditions at 115 West Main Street, the former home to Bellini’s restaurant, prompted emergency action by the city.