Local/Regional News

Kentucky Constitution Exhibition Coming To State Fair

Apr 20, 2015
Legislative Research Commission

Visitors to the Kentucky State Fair this summer will be able to learn more about the state's constitution that was first adopted in 1792.

Hundreds Gather In Ohio To Remember Slain UK Student

Apr 20, 2015
Kentucky Kernel / Kevin Erpenbeck

Hundreds gathered in northwest Ohio over the weekend to remember a college student who was gunned down while walking home from a party near the University of Kentucky.

Funeral For Kentucky Based Soldier Will Be Held Today

Apr 20, 2015

Kentucky's governor has asked state offices to honor a slain Fort Campbell soldier by lowering flags on the day of his funeral service.

Thousands Raised For Memorial Scholarship

Apr 20, 2015
Kentucky Kernel

Money is pouring in to fund a scholarship in the name of Jonathan Krueger, the University of Kentucky student who was murdered last week.

Laurel Harper, Thomas D. Clark Center For Kentucky History

Friday was no ordinary day for the staff and volunteers at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort. 

Kentucky Kernel

Lexington police have apprehended and charged 18-year-old Justin Smith with the murder of University of Kentucky student and Kentucky Kernel photographer Jonathan Krueger. Authorities are still seeking others potentially involved in the Friday morning shooting.


A religious freedom provision similar to the language that sparked a nationwide backlash against a controversial Indiana bill was removed from a proposed Fairness Ordinance working its way through the Midway city council this week.

The photo editor of the student run newspaper at the University of Kentucky was shot and killed early this morning.

Kentucky Jobless Rate Drops To 5.1 Percent In March

Apr 16, 2015

Kentucky officials say the state's unemployment rate fell to 5.1 percent in March, the lowest rate since June 2001.

Josh James / WUKY

GOP gubernatorial hopeful James Comer unveiled a higher education plan Thursday he says would slash tuition costs by 50 percent for many students at the state’s flagship universities.