Local/Regional News


State economists have predicted a $219.2 million surplus for the budget year that ends June 30.  The Consensus Forecasting Group made the adjustment after looking at strong trends in individual income and sales tax collections, estimating Kentucky's general fund tax collections will grow by 3.2 percent. But they were less optimistic going forward, projecting growth rates of 2.7 percent and 2.8 percent for the following two fiscal years.

Shuttered music venue Buster’s Billiards & Backroom will reopen its doors – with new owners and a new name in September.


A gay couple who was denied a marriage license at a Kentucky clerk's office despite a federal order has appealed to the county judge executive, who wished them luck but said he couldn't help.  James Yates and William Smith Jr. were turned away Thursday morning. An office staffer told them Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis was on vacation.

Number Of GED Diplomas Decline In Kentucky

Aug 13, 2015

There has been a significant drop in the number of people receiving a GED diploma in Kentucky since a new, more rigorous version of the test was implemented.

Judge Asked To Make Bourbon Heist Evidence Public

Aug 13, 2015

A Kentucky judge is expected to issue a ruling on whether to make more evidence public in the case against what prosecutors say is a bourbon theft ring.

Conway, Bevin Agree To Televised Debate In September

Aug 12, 2015

Democrat Jack Conway and Republican Matt Bevin have agreed to participate in a televised debate next month in Louisville.


Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis must begin issuing marriage licenses – that’s the decision reached by U.S. Judge David Bunning late Wednesday.

Josh James / WUKY

Leaders in the Kentucky LGBT movement gathered in Lexington Wednesday to discuss the challenges faced by rural gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities.

Karyn Czar / WUKY

Several school districts across the state were back in class today and the more than 40,000 students in Fayette County are starting the school year with a new leader.

Kentucky Joins In Challenging EPA Power Plant Rules

Aug 11, 2015
Office of Attorney General

Kentucky has joined several other states in a legal challenge against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its power plant regulations.  Attorney General Jack Conway said Tuesday the legal action takes aim at federal overreach that threatens Kentucky's ability to implement an air quality protection plan that works best for Kentucky.