Local/Regional News

AP

Thursday’s Kentucky Farm Bureau forum with the Republican and Democratic nominees for governor saw some of the most heated exchanges between the two candidates yet, but it could be a mere preview of what’s to come when the pair appear at the Fancy Farm picnic next week.

Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Settlement Reached

Jul 24, 2015
Associated Press, Roger Alford

An attorney representing three state workers says Kentucky has settled a sexual harassment lawsuit against current and former state lawmakers for $400,000.

Josh James / WUKY

New and returning members of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees were officially sworn in Thursday.

AP

The Kentucky Department of Parks is removing Confederate battle flag merchandise, such as cap and hats, from parks gift shops.

Bevin, Conway Highlight Farming Roots In Forum

Jul 23, 2015
AP

Kentucky's major party candidates for governor sought to shed their big-city backgrounds and highlight their small town roots in a forum before the Kentucky Farm Bureau on Thursday.

Columbia Gas Followed Rules Prior To Gas Explosion

Jul 23, 2015
Lexington Herald Leader @kentucky.com

Investigators say Columbia Gas of Kentucky did not violate any safety rules at a Lexington hotel that exploded last year after a natural gas leak.

LFUCG

This week, reporter Chase Cavanaugh sits down with 7th District Councilwoman Jennifer Scutchfield.

Beshear Orders Security Enhancements At National Guard

Jul 22, 2015
Office of Kentucky Governor

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has issued an executive order authorizing Adjutant Gen. Edward Tonini to enhance security at state National Guard facilities and recruiting stations following the shooting death of five servicemen in Tennessee last week.

ky.gov

A new report from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce says the government spends about $900 million a year to train and develop state workers while business owners say they don't know how that money is spent and what comes of it as they still struggle to find qualified employees.

The Breeders Cup and Makers Mark are teaming up to raise money for several charities. 

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