Local/Regional News

Louisville could become the first Kentucky city to enact its own minimum wage law.

Longtime educator and administrator George Edwards will assume the role of interim chancellor for the Kentucky Community and Technical College System starting next month.

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Senate Democratic Caucus Chairman Gerald Neal has been elected to the National Board of Directors of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators.  Neal recently became the first black person elected to a leadership post in the Kentucky General Assembly. He has been a member of the Senate since 1989 and represents a Louisville district.

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One spot on the committee tasked with screening potential Fayette County Superintendent candidates was decided by the flip of a coin Monday.

Libraries across the state are keeping a close eye on the Court of Appeals in Elizabethtown, as the outcome of a case there could slash funding for about a hundred locations.

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Six Kentucky sites, including the Charles Young Community Center and Park in Lexington's East End Neighborhood have been approved by a state review board for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.  The nominations by the Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board will be sent to the National Park Service for a final decision on eligibility.

Police agencies around central Kentucky are gearing up to equip their officers with body cameras.

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A northern Kentucky lawmaker is challenging longtime Rep. Jeff Hoover for the top Republican leadership position in the state House.

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University of Kentucky president Eli Capilouto is condemning what he calls “hate-filled slurs” directed toward peaceful campus protesters this week.

The Fayette County Health Department is urging people to stop putting off getting a flu shot.  This week the  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that Kentucky's flu activity level increased from "regional" to "widespread," the highest level of flu activity. Widespread activity indicates increased flu-like activity or flu outbreaks in at least half of the regions in the state.

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