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About 1,500 government officials from 15 Southern states will meet in Lexington beginning Saturday for the Southern Legislative Leadership conference.

Bill Nye Visits New Noah's Ark Attraction He Criticized

Jul 8, 2016
AP / Dylan Lovan

Bill Nye is touring a new Noah's Ark attraction in Kentucky that he has called a danger to the nation's science education.

Lexington Police Department

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray is reacting to the shootings this week in Dallas, Baton Rouge, and Minneapolis.  He called for a city-wide moment of silence at 11:45 Friday morning.

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.