Local/Regional News

Big Brothers Big Sisters Celebrate A Milestone

Feb 21, 2017

Big Brothers and Big Sisters are celebrating 60 years in the Bluegrass and they’re celebrating with two new volunteer programs.

1,000 Protesters Greet Sen. McConnell At Ky. Speech

Feb 21, 2017
WLEX TV

Nearly a thousand people have crowded behind a chain link fence to try to catch Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's attention as he made his first stop on a tour of Kentucky during the congressional recess.

Former Derby, Preakness Winner Charismatic Dies

Feb 20, 2017
Paulick Report

Former Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Charismatic has died at a thoroughbred retirement farm in Kentucky.  Old Friends farm says the chestnut horse that won the first two legs of the Triple Crown in 1999 was found dead in his stall Sunday.  Karyn Czar reports from the farm.

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A medical doctor in the Kentucky Senate is leading the effort to restrict smoking in a state that leads the country in smoking rates.

Fatal Crash Being Investigated At Centre College

Feb 20, 2017

One person has died after a car crashed this morning into a building on the Centre College campus. The car hit the building that houses the Centre College offices of admission and student financial planning. The Boyle County Coroner confirms that one person inside the car was pronounced dead at the scene.

Kentucky Students' Work Rockets Towards Space

Feb 20, 2017
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An experiment developed by two Kentucky students has been sent into space.

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When Kentucky high school students read the line "'twere well it were done quickly" in Shakespeare's Macbeth, some state lawmakers want to make sure they don't miss the reference.  Lawmakers are advancing a bill in the state Senate that would require the Kentucky Board of Education to set guidelines for an elective social studies course on the Bible, both the Old Testament and the New Testament. Each school would decide whether to offer the course.

Committee Chairman Introduces Charter Schools Legislation

Feb 17, 2017
Legislative Research Commission

A key committee chairman has introduced legislation that would allow charter schools to open in Kentucky.  Unlike past versions limited to pilot projects, the bill introduced Friday by House Education Committee Chairman John "Bam" Carney would allow public charter schools statewide. Carney plans to have his bill heard in committee next week.

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Kentucky's Supreme Court says a panhandling ordinance in Lexington violated the free speech rights of a man arrested while holding a sign asking for money.

Campaign Contribution Cap Proposed To Increase

Feb 16, 2017

The Republican-controlled state Senate has voted to double how much money people can donate to political campaigns.

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