Local/Regional News

Kim Davis Announces She's Switching Parties

Sep 25, 2015

Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, a longtime Democrat, says she is switching to the Republican Party because she feels abandoned by Democrats.


Kentucky U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell is reacting to Republican House Speaker John Boehner’s surprise resignation announcement today. Speaking on the Senate floor, the Majority Leader praised his colleague as a fighter who helped secure a commanding GOP majority in the House.


Debate is stirring in Breathitt County over a courthouse portrait of Jesus. Dozens of community members rallied Tuesday after learning that church-state separation advocates are considering a legal challenge.

Justice Alito Makes Case Against Televising Arguments

Sep 25, 2015
The Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito says oral arguments before the court would turn into a "forum for soundbites" if they were televised.


Kentucky's major party nominees for lieutenant governor clashed over a sexual harassment scandal in their first televised debate.

Josh James / WUKY

Kidney transplants rarely make the news these days, but Wednesday was an exception at the University of Kentucky.


The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will put up a traffic light on the newly reopened Citation Boulevard in Lexington.

Kentucky Inmates' Escape Plan Unravels

Sep 23, 2015

Two inmates at a Louisville jail facility could have used a course in knot-tying when they plotted an escape using bed sheets.

Ford Expanding Kentucky Plant

Sep 23, 2015

Ford Motor Co. has revealed that it intends to boost the size of its stamping facility, body shop and materials handling at the Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville.

State Wins Unemployment Improvement Grant

Sep 23, 2015
U.S. Department of Labor

Kentucky is getting $1 million from the federal government to enhance its unemployment insurance program and reduce worker misclassification.