Local/Regional News

Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers says he hopes bills to combat heroin abuse and encourage investments by telecommunications companies can win bipartisan support in next year's General Assembly session.

Kentucky’s massive pension debt has the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce pushing for a comprehensive audit of the entire state retirement system.

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has joined in an appeal asking the U.S. Supreme Court to settle the issue of gay marriage.

The University of Kentucky’s Art Museum will hold a launch event Friday for a new book about Trappist monk Thomas Merton.   Chase Cavanaugh has more on how the book details Merton’s friendship with an influential UK couple.

Kentucky has withdrawn its offer of tax breaks for a religious-themed park that would feature a 500-foot-long wooden ark.

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The first round of blasting on the New Circle Road widening project went relatively quickly Wednesday, as crews began bridge work that’s expected to take weeks. But drivers shouldn’t count on such a speedy turnaround every day.

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A Lexington business has appealed a ruling by the city's Human Rights Commission that it discriminated against an organization by refusing to print T-shirts for a gay rights festival.

Members of the Lexington Urban County Council recently joined together to show their support for the city’s outgoing Vice Mayor. 

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway says recent homebuyers in the state are being targeted by solicitations that try to sell them copies of their property deeds for excessive fees.

Members of the Lexington Fayette Urban County Council approved the creation of the Midland Avenue Development Area Tuesday.