Local/Regional News

12 Injured In Amusement Park Accident

Jul 27, 2015
Madison James

Authorities say at least 12 people were injured when a swing ride at an amusement park in Bowling Green, Kentucky, tipped over.

Karyn Czar / WUKY

A rally was held today on the Capitol steps in Frankfort for those who want to keep the statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis in the rotunda.


Thursday’s Kentucky Farm Bureau forum with the Republican and Democratic nominees for governor saw some of the most heated exchanges between the two candidates yet, but it could be a mere preview of what’s to come when the pair appear at the Fancy Farm picnic next week.

Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Settlement Reached

Jul 24, 2015
Associated Press, Roger Alford

An attorney representing three state workers says Kentucky has settled a sexual harassment lawsuit against current and former state lawmakers for $400,000.

Josh James / WUKY

New and returning members of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees were officially sworn in Thursday.


The Kentucky Department of Parks is removing Confederate battle flag merchandise, such as cap and hats, from parks gift shops.

Bevin, Conway Highlight Farming Roots In Forum

Jul 23, 2015

Kentucky's major party candidates for governor sought to shed their big-city backgrounds and highlight their small town roots in a forum before the Kentucky Farm Bureau on Thursday.

Columbia Gas Followed Rules Prior To Gas Explosion

Jul 23, 2015
Lexington Herald Leader @kentucky.com

Investigators say Columbia Gas of Kentucky did not violate any safety rules at a Lexington hotel that exploded last year after a natural gas leak.


This week, reporter Chase Cavanaugh sits down with 7th District Councilwoman Jennifer Scutchfield.

Beshear Orders Security Enhancements At National Guard

Jul 22, 2015
Office of Kentucky Governor

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has issued an executive order authorizing Adjutant Gen. Edward Tonini to enhance security at state National Guard facilities and recruiting stations following the shooting death of five servicemen in Tennessee last week.