Local/Regional News

Senate Heads Toward Showdown Vote On Saudi Weapons Sale

Jun 13, 2017
Associated Press

The Senate headed toward a showdown vote over President Donald Trump's proposed weapons sale to Saudi Arabia that, if successful, would be a rebuke of one of the new administration's most prominent successes.

Report Shows Poverty Continues to Plague Kentucky Kids

Jun 13, 2017
Annie E. Casey Foundation

A report released Tuesday suggests Kentucky needs to do a better job to ensure its kids get the best start in life.  The Annie E. Casey Foundation's 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book ranks the Commonwealth 34th nationally for overall child well-being.

What makes Kentucky, Kentucky?  The Kentucky Historical Society is posing that essential question to people who attend one of their Kentucky@225 listening tour sessions.  The next one takes place this weekend at Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park.

Play-Scape Project Wins Knight Cities Challenge Grant

Jun 12, 2017
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A community development group hopes to use a $125,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to build a play-scape and community garden in Lexington’s Castlewood Park.  The project from the North Limestone Community Development Corporation, aka NoLi, is one of 33 across the U.S. to share some 5 million dollars as part of the Knight Cities Challenge.

AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley

A Lexington LGBT rights group says state bills affecting their community largely wound up on the back-burner this year, but they fear 2018 could be a different story.

Grand Night Hits Grand Milestone

Jun 9, 2017
Karyn Czar

UK Opera Theatre brings the 25th Grand Night for Singing to the stage. 80 performers will participate this year and Choreographer Lyndy Franklin says there will be something for everyone.


The University of Louisville's board of trustees chairman says a new audit of the school's investment arm "paints a disturbing picture."

LRC Public Information

This week’s decision by a federal judge striking down some provisions in Kentucky’s legislative ethics code is drawing fire from the state’s chief law enforcement official.

Josh James / WUKY

If you’re walking anywhere downtown in the coming days, you’ll probably notice the campaign’s handiwork.

Teens Caught Breaking Into Lexington High School

Jun 8, 2017
LEX 18

Two teenagers got caught breaking into Lafayette High School. Police say the pair was spotted on the school security footage walking through the halls around 2:00 this morning.