Local/Regional News


Relentless rains and challenging geography are hampering rescue teams as they search for six people who disappeared during a flash flood that killed two and ravaged a rural eastern Kentucky community.

Visitors To Kentucky's National Parks Can Earn Patch

Jul 15, 2015
National Park Service

Visitors to all five national parks in Kentucky can earn a special free commemorative patch in recognition of the National Park Service 2016 centennial.


Needle exchange programs may be optional for local communities thanks to this year’s sweeping heroin legislation enacted by the General Assembly, but questions remain about just what that means.

Kentucky Flooding Leaves 1 Dead, 7 Unaccounted For

Jul 14, 2015

Flood waters that rushed through eastern Kentucky mountains left one dead, seven unaccounted for and an estimated 150 homes damaged or destroyed.

Associated Press

State officials have unveiled a new campaign to encourage parents to have their children vaccinated against human papillomavirus, which can cause cancer.

Judge Puts Rowan County Marriage Case On Hold

Jul 13, 2015

A federal judge has delayed a decision on whether a local official can use her religious beliefs to justify not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Kentucky Historical Society

Democratic State Sen. Gerald Neal says he’s not sure if the momentum to remove a prominent marble statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis from the Kentucky Capitol Rotunda has reached critical mass yet, but he’s hearing more discussion about it than ever before.

Josh James / WUKY

Monday morning Lexington Mayor Jim Gray announced a road name change downtown, but this one had nothing to do with construction.


Differences over a proposed minimum wage increase have prompted Vice Mayor Steve Kay to leave his position on the board of Commerce Lexington.

Bevin: State Should Halt Marriage Licensing

Jul 10, 2015

Kentucky's Republican nominee for governor says the state should stop issuing marriage licenses following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states.