Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has canceled the first two weeks of the usually sacrosanct August recess to give lawmakers time to catch up on a roster of unfinished legislation and a backlog of Trump administration nominees.
Standing outside the Lexington Opera House, Mayor Jim Gray, handed an over-sized silver key to the city to Laura Bell Bundy who like a true Kentuckian asked if it unlocked Rupp Arena for UK basketball games.
Donald Trump Jr. tweeted images of emails regarding his 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer on Tuesday. An intermediary said he could connect Trump Jr. with people who had information "that would incriminate Hillary [Clinton]... and would be very useful to your father." Trump Jr. agreed to the meeting, which former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Trump son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner also attended in June 2016.
The federal government has given Kentucky more time to overhaul its driver's license program. The Department of Homeland Security has given Kentucky until Oct. 10 to comply with the federal Real ID act. State officials say they will ask for another extension in October that will give the state until January 2019.