Local/Regional News

Louisville Board OKs Firing Of Pitino In Hoops Scandal

Oct 3, 2017
AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley

Louisville's interim president was authorized Monday to fire Rick Pitino because of a federal bribery investigation, a scandal that has shaken the university and brought down one of the most prominent coaches in college basketball.

A Kentucky school district says a middle school student who left school without permission fell into a drainage ditch adjacent to campus.

Coroner Says Woman Found Under Bridge Died Of Assault

Oct 3, 2017
Lexington Herald-Leader

The death of a woman found under a bridge in Lexington is being investigated as a homicide.

Fundraiser To Help Abuse Survivors Underway

Oct 3, 2017

A lack of adequate financial resources can make it difficult for survivors of domestic violence to leave an abusive situation.

LRC Public Information

Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will take up the issue of partisan gerrymandering for the first time in more than a decade. On the same day, a forum in Lexington will examine how the legislative map-making affects the commonwealth.

Padgett Named As Pitino's Interim Replacement

Sep 29, 2017
AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley

Louisville has named assistant David Padgett as the interim replacement for men's basketball coach Rick Pitino, staying in-house to maintain continuity in the wake of a nationwide federal investigation of college basketball.

AP Photo/Jeff Roberson

Ousted Louisville coach Rick Pitino tells a radio host in a text message that he is sad and misses his players as they begin practice for a season already marred by a federal probe that alleged corruption in the school's basketball program and others in the sport.

Josh James / WUKY

Forty-eight Lexington police recruits walked off the graduation stage as police officers Thursday, and the city's police chief says they're hitting the streets at a time when the nation faces an uptick in violent crime.

Associated Press

Kentucky's Republican governor will appeal a federal judge's ruling that blocks the state's law requiring doctors to conduct an ultrasound exam before an abortion and then try to show fetal images as well as play the fetal heartbeat to the pregnant woman.

Supreme Court Rules U Of L Board Issue Is Moot

Sep 28, 2017
LRC Public Information

The Kentucky Supreme Court has declined to rule on whether it was legal for Republican Gov. Matt Bevin to abolish and replace the University of Louisville's board of trustees.