Local/Regional News

History Center Marks Ky. 225 With New Exhibit

Jun 1, 2017
Alan Lytle

The Kentucky Historical Society celebrated the state’s 225th birthday Thursday with the opening a new exhibit dedicated to some of the unsung everyday heroes of the Commonwealth.  People of Kentucky uses stories, objects, and photographs to highlight quintessential Kentucky themes. 

Associated Press

Gov. Matt Bevin is suggesting Louisville residents commit to regular neighborhood walks and prayer to help address the city’s growing violence problem.

Next Year It Won't Be Referred To As The Rolex

Jun 1, 2017
Samantha Lederman

A popular sporting event held every spring at the Kentucky Horse Park will have to find a new title sponsor.  Rolex is dropping it’s 36 year arrangement with the 3 Day Equestrian competition.


A celebration some 225 years in the making takes place later today in Danville as the Commonwealth’s first Capital marks the day Kentucky became a state.  91.3 WUKY’s Alan Lytle met up with Jennifer Kirchner, executive director of the Danville Convention and Visitors Bureau to get a preview of today’s big party which also kicks off the annual Great American Brass Band Festival.

Facing Deficit, Bevin Administration Orders 1 Percent Cuts

May 31, 2017
Associated Press

Kentucky's state agencies will cut 1 percent from their budgets to help avoid a $113 million shortfall.

Josh James / WUKY

With all indications pointing toward an imminent U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, activists congregated in Triangle Park in the hopes of reaching Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt.

AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley/Adam Beam

Attorney General Andy Beshear says he's still awaiting clarification from the Executive Branch Ethics Commission on whether his office can move forward with an investigation into the purchase of Gov. Matt Bevin’s suburban Louisville home.

Lexington Herald-Leader

Several windows were shattered at a Kentucky newspaper office, and police are investigating whether the damage was caused by gunfire.  The Lexington Herald-Leader reports damage to first-, second- and third-level windows of the press room.

Associated Press

Services are set in Kentucky this week for former U.S. Sen. and Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning.

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P.G. Peeples and Normal Franklin are long time friends and colleagues at the Urban League of Lexington and Fayette County.  In this StoryCorps conversation the two reflect on the impact of their work in areas like affordable housing and job training for underserved segments of the local community.