Local/Regional News

AP Photo/Bryan Woolston

Tensions are rising between a national anti-poverty campaign and Kentucky state leaders over a decision to deny the organization group access to the Capitol building. Now, one Lexington Democratic lawmaker warns it could take a judge to resolve the matter.

McConnell Pushes For Hemp Legalization In Farm Bill

Jun 13, 2018
Karyn Czar

Declaring he has "won the argument" on hemp, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that the Senate is on track for a vote to legalize the crop that comes from the same plant that produces marijuana.

Protesters Return To State Capitol

Jun 13, 2018
Forward Kentucky

The Poor People’s campaign plans to head back to Frankfort Wednesday. They were turned away by security from the state Capitol twice this week during protests and never told why they couldn’t enter as a group. The group was created to address unemployment, housing shortages for the poor and the impact of poverty. They will protest at the Capitol again at 2:00 pm.

Associated Press

Lexington police are investigating two shots fired reports last night. The first one came in just before 1:30. People who live near Radcliffe and Linton Roads called 9-1-1 saying they heard gunfire. Within a half an hour, shots were fired near Judy Lane and Allen Drive. Police found shell casings at both scenes. They don’t think the incidents are related.  We’ll bring you more information as it becomes available.

Men Accused Of Killing Kentucky Marine Face Jury

Jun 13, 2018
Fayette County Detention Center

Nearly four years after a U.S. Marine from Kentucky was shot, the trial for the two men accused of his murder begins. Lexington Police say Quincinio Canada and Dawan Mulazim pulled on gun on Jonathan and Megan Price during an attempted robbery outside of Austin City Saloon.The suspects allegedly shot the couple during a struggle. Jonathan Price was killed, his wife Megan survived.

AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley

Triple Crown winner Justify returned to Churchill Downs for a little rest Monday, arriving just before a thunderstorm and greeted by camera-clicking fans intent on getting a shot of horse racing's newest superstar.

Josh James / WUKY

Federal prosecutors say a veteran Democratic consultant and lobbyist gave "Christmas presents" to a high-ranking state official as part of a pay-to-play scheme that "attempted to reach the highest levels of state government."

Josh James / WUKY

Kentucky Sixth District Congressman Andy Barr is advising President Donald Trump to keep one playing card in his deck during high-stakes talks with North Korea: a robust sanctions bill he passed through the U.S. House of Representatives last year.

Justify Enjoys 'Smooth' Gallop In Final Belmont Drill

Jun 8, 2018
AP Photo/Julie Jacobson

Justify turned in another strong gallop Friday in his final preparation for a Triple Crown bid in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes.

AP Photo/Bryan Woolston

Anti-poverty activists want an explanation from Gov. Matt Bevin's administration and Kentucky's top police agency about what led to a rule that was cited when they were told they could enter the state Capitol only two at a time.

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