Local/Regional News

Water shortages continue in eastern Kentucky and the National Guard is stepping in to help.

House Passes Ignition Interlock Bill For Drunken Drivers

Feb 26, 2015

The Kentucky House has passed a bill aimed at toughening Kentucky's DUI laws by requiring convicted drunken drivers to install ignition interlock devices in their vehicles.

Breeders Cup Tickets Go On Sale Next Week

Feb 26, 2015

Keeneland has announced that tickets for this fall's Breeders' Cup World Championships will go on sale Wednesday, three months earlier than usual due to high demand for the event's debut at the storied Lexington track.

Kentucky House Passes Public-Private Partnership Bill

Feb 25, 2015

The Kentucky House has passed a bill that would authorize the creation of public-private partnerships for projects including mega-dollar transportation work.

Josh James / WUKY

For Kentuckians unaware of penalties for failing to sign up for health insurance, opening their taxes this year could be a rude awakening. That’s why Gov. Steve Beshear has announced he’s adding an additional sign-up window between March 2 and April 30 for last-minute customers.

Legislation opponents say will pave the way for large-scale hydraulic fracking in Kentucky sailed through a Senate committee Wednesday. This comes a day after a House panel approved identical legislation.


A letter sent to state lawmakers by Ford, General Electric, and other major utility users could spell trouble for a local option sales tax bill.

Chase Cavanaugh

School rezoning was the subject of a meeting Tuesday night for Fayette County Public Schools.


The Lexington Urban County Council is considering a 12% increase to the city’s sanitary sewer fee. 

Bill Cosby's Show In Lexington Postponed

Feb 24, 2015
Associated Press

Bill Cosby's show at the University of Kentucky next month has been postponed.  Cosby has canceled more than a dozen shows following allegations by women that they were sexually abused by the 77-year-old comedian and television star. Cosby has denied wrongdoing and hasn't been charged with any crime.