Local/Regional News

Robin Kunkel Code

Confederate statues in downtown Lexington continue to court controversy, despite a February decision by the mayor to add more context to the displays.

Health Officials Confirm West Nile Case

Oct 4, 2016

Health officials in Lexington say they have confirmed the city's first case of West Nile virus.

Fall Forest Fire Season In Effect In Ky.

Oct 3, 2016
Ky. Division of Forestry

The Kentucky Division of Forestry says it's preparing for another active wildfire season as seasonal restrictions on outdoor burning take effect.  The agency says the fall forest fire hazard season is under way.

Kentucky Lawmaker Appointed To National Task Force

Oct 3, 2016
Legislative Research Commision

A Kentucky state lawmaker has been appointed to a task force of female legislators from across the country focusing on mental health and substance abuse policies.

Samantha Lederman

The Fourth Annual Battle in the Saddle takes place this Friday evening at the Kentucky Horse Park, and if you’ve ever wondered how some of our local celebrities might fare on horseback, here’s your chance to find out. Our own Samantha Lederman attended the rehearsal to bring us this report.

Ex-Personnel Secretary Sentenced To 6 Years

Sep 29, 2016
Associated Press

A former high-ranking Kentucky official at the center of a kickback scheme has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison.  Tim Longmeyer was sentenced to 70 months on Thursday by U.S. District Judge Karen Caldwell.

UK VIP Center

The University of Kentucky’s Violence Intervention and Prevention Center held an informal gathering today where people were encouraged to speak out about instances of racism they’ve either witnessed or experienced on campus.

Audit Reveals Excessive Spending In Fund

Sep 29, 2016
Ky. Department of Criminal Justice Training

State Auditor Mike Harmon says a review of the Department of Criminal Justice Training and the public fund that supports it has revealed unnecessary and excessive spending along with improper contracts with a public university designed to circumvent state law.

Associated Press

With less than six weeks remaining before Kentucky voters make their way to the polls, Senate candidates Rand Paul and Jim Gray have yet to debate. And the Democratic challenger has been working to make the incumbent’s still-unconfirmed schedule into a campaign issue.

Judge Hands Bevin Another Defeat In UofL Board Case

Sep 28, 2016
Associated Press

A Kentucky judge has blocked efforts by Republican Gov. Matt Bevin to replace the board of trustees at the University of Louisville, his second defeat in an ongoing feud with one of Kentucky's most powerful political families.