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A missing Kentucky native has been identified as a victim killed in the terrorist attack at the Brussels international airport, according to a statement from her employer.  Stephanie Shults and her husband Justin Shults, had not been seen since Tuesday.

Former Personnel Secretary Accused Of Taking Kickbacks

Mar 26, 2016

A former Kentucky Personnel Cabinet secretary has been accused of taking more than $200,000 in kickbacks during his time in office.

Josh James

A bill authorizing the use of public-private partnerships for big-ticket transportation work and other projects has cleared the Kentucky General Assembly and is headed to Gov. Matt Bevin.

Josh James / WUKY

The Kentucky Senate has approved spending cuts of 9 percent to the court system that the state's chief justice says could lead to 600 layoffs and force thousands of people facing criminal charges to sit in jail while awaiting trial.

Kentucky House Rejects Senate Budget Proposal

Mar 25, 2016

The Kentucky House of Representatives has officially rejected the state Senate's budget proposal and appointed a conference committee to work out a compromise.

Bogus Beggar Pleads Guilty To Fraud

Mar 25, 2016

A Kentucky man who claims to have made as much as $100,000 annually by panhandling while pretending to be disabled has pleaded guilty to misrepresenting his condition to obtain Social Security benefits.

Associated Press

Two Americans have been confirmed to have been killed in this week's Brussels attacks, a senior U.S. official told NBC News on Friday.

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When it comes to budget reductions, the Kentucky Senate says it's not giving higher education more than it can handle. University leaders aren't so sure.

karyn czar/wuky

History has been made in Lexington.  Mayor Jim Gray has named Assistant Chief Kristin Chilton to the head of the Fire Department, making her the first female fire chief in Lexington. 

Lexington Center

A Kentucky senator says Lexington was the real loser in the two-year spending plan passed by the Republican-led Senate Wednesday. In addition to reinstated cuts to the state appropriation for the University of Kentucky and other public education institutions, the upper chamber also stripped out a provision issuing $60 million in bonds for renovations of the Lexington Convention Center.