Local/Regional News

Associated Press

Tuesday marked another day of high drama in the Kentucky House of Representatives as former House Speaker Jeff Hoover sought an amendment that would force critics seeking his expulsion to pay up if they're unsuccessful.

UK Healthcare Changes Hospital Visitor Policy

Jan 9, 2018
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The prevalence of the flu is prompting UK HealthCare to temporarily change its hospital visitation policy. According to the Centers For Disease Control, the flu is currently widespread in 50 states and territories, including Kentucky. As of last week, UK HealthCare says it had 165 lab-confirmed influenza cases.

Legislative Research Commission

A Kentucky House panel has approved proposed constitutional amendments that would expand legislative authority over regulations and change the timing of elections for statewide offices.

LRC Public Information

The Republican speaker of Kentucky's House of Representatives has resigned his leadership position more than two months after acknowledging he secretly settled a sexual harassment claim and paid to keep it quiet.

Kim Davis Will Run For Office Again

Jan 8, 2018

A Kentucky clerk who spent five days in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples has filed for re-election.

Ex-House Speaker Jody Richards Won't Seek New Term

Jan 8, 2018

Former Kentucky House Speaker Jody Richards has decided not to run for re-election this year.

Recovering Paul Says Political Violence Rising Concern

Jan 7, 2018
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Sen. Rand Paul says he's recovering well from the November assault that left him with six broken ribs, and says violence against political figures is a concern among his colleagues.

Associated Press

The Kentucky House speaker's secret sexual harassment settlement could be investigated partly in secret.

'Concert With The Stars' Returns To Lexington

Jan 5, 2018
Lyndy Franklin Smith rehearses with the cast of CWS

The stars will shine Saturday night at the Lexington Opera House. The fourth annual 'Concert With The Stars' which features Broadway stars and future Broadway hopefuls hits the stage at 8:00 pm.

US House of Representatives

Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Barr has filed for re-election in Kentucky's 6th Congressional District.  Barr filed papers with the Kentucky Secretary of State Thursday morning. He is seeking a fourth term in Congress representing a district that includes Lexington.