Local/Regional News

BUILD Will Focus On Ending Drug Epidemic

Nov 7, 2017

Hundreds gathered at Shiloh Baptist Church last night for a project BUILD meeting. The group focuses on recognizing problems in the community and working towards solutions to fix them.

Josh James / WUKY

Kentucky education groups are advocating an alternative pension reform program they say will ease the financial pressure on the state while maintaining defined benefits plans for future teachers.

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says fellow Sen. Rand Paul's absence while recovering from an assault in which his neighbor is charged creates another challenge in what's become a daily "Maalox moment" while trying to keep together his slim Republican majority.

Guilty Plea Entered In Somerset Church Killing

Nov 6, 2017

Monday morning in Pulaski Circuit Court, Dwight Bell admitted that he killed Carolyn New this past August.

Beshear Announces Effort To Combat Opioid Crisis

Nov 6, 2017

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear plans to announce an initiative to combat opioid overdoses and deaths.

Paul Recovering From 5 Broken Ribs

Nov 6, 2017
AP File Photo

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul was recovering Sunday from five broken ribs after he was assaulted by a neighbor who tackled him from behind at the senator's Kentucky home, officials said.

Legislative Research Commission

Kentucky's Republican House speaker has resigned his leadership position after acknowledging he settled sexual harassment claims from one of his staffers last month.  Jeff Hoover announced his decision Sunday. He denied sexually harassing the staff member, but said he sent inappropriate text messages that were consensual.  Hoover's wife and two of his three daughters were in the room as he spoke.

Ky. Gov Says Some Lawmakers Should Resign

Nov 4, 2017
Associated Press

Kentucky's Republican governor has called for the immediate resignation of any elected official who has settled sexual harassment allegations.  Gov. Matt Bevin held a news conference on Saturday at the state Capitol days after the Courier-Journal reported Republican House Speaker Jeff Hoover had settled a sexual harassment allegation outside of court with one of his staffers.

Ky. House GOP To Investigate Sexual Harassment Claim

Nov 4, 2017
Legislative Research Commission

Republican leaders of the Kentucky House of Representatives say they plan to hire a law firm to investigate a report that the House speaker settled a sexual harassment claim outside of court with one of his staffers.

Police: Sen. Paul Suffers Minor Injury In Assault At Home

Nov 4, 2017
AP File Photo

A man has been arrested and charged with assaulting and injuring U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky.  Kentucky State Police said in a news release Saturday that Paul suffered a minor injury when 59-year-old Rene Boucher assaulted him at his Warren County home on Friday afternoon.