Local/Regional News

Josh James / WUKY

Thousands of Kentuckians, tourists, and curiosity seekers flooded into the state’s long-debated Ark Encounter theme park Thursday.

Man Sues Over Right To Marry His Computer

Jul 6, 2016

A federal lawsuit has been filed against Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis for denying a man a license to marry his laptop computer.

Bevin Announces Review Of Business Regulations

Jul 6, 2016

Governor Matt Bevin says he wants to eliminate or revise some of the state's 4,500 regulations governing private businesses.

Morris Book Shop

A beloved local bookstore could soon be handed off to new owners.

AP Photo/Dylan Lovan

Heated debates and legislative battles have paved the way for the opening of Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky. Hear WUKY alum Ashley Westerman's report from NPR's Morning Edition.

Ky. Lottery Chief Dies Following A Fall

Jul 5, 2016
Associated Press

The Kentucky Lottery says its longtime president and CEO has died.  In a news release, the Kentucky Lottery says Arch Gleason died Friday from injuries sustained in a fall.

Governor Matt Bevin has appointed a new judge-executive for Webster County in western Kentucky.

Storms Cause Some Cities To Postpone Fireworks

Jul 5, 2016
Courtesy of Micah Harris

Severe weather dampened Independence Day events across the state yesterday.  Cities had to cancel parades, concerts and picnics but planned fireworks displays have been rescheduled. 

Josh James / WUKY

U.S. Senate candidates Jim Gray and Rand Paul are offering two different approaches to fixing Medicare. The divide was evident Friday during a Gray roundtable at a senior living community in Lexington.

Josh James / WUKY

Low-wage workers in Lexington witnessed a small bump in their paychecks today. The first phase of the city’s minimum wage increase began, taking the hourly minimum rate from the $7.25 federal rate to $8.20.