Local/Regional News

You’ve heard about Kentucky’s popular Bourbon Trail. Now, another of the state’s signature industries is looking to create a similar experience.

Labor Unions Challenge Hardin County Right-To-Work Law

Jan 15, 2015

A group of labor unions have filed a federal lawsuit to stop a right-to-work ordinance in Hardin County

Amusement Park Gets Initial Approval For Expansion

Jan 14, 2015
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The Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Authority has given preliminary approval to Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville for an expansion project.

Edelen Makes Re-Election Bid Official

Jan 14, 2015

Democratic state Auditor Adam Edelen has filed for re-election.

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A program designed to create a pipeline of skilled manufacturing workers straight out of community college is expanding to Louisville, Elizabethtown, and northern Kentucky.

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Hookah bar and lounge owners are expressing concern that the statewide anti-smoking ban under consideration by a state House committee would include their establishments. But it’s unlikely the legislation would pass the chamber in its current form.  

Time is running out for any prospective Democratic candidates considering a run for the Governor’s Mansion this year. If no other major candidates file before the January 27 deadline, Attorney General Jack Conway could be headed for a coronation.


With a new year comes new additions to the Lexington Fayette Urban County Council, and Tuesday was their first official work day.   While each of them has varying levels of experience, they are led by veteran councilmember and newly elected Vice Mayor Steve Kay. 

New Procedure Changing Lives

Jan 13, 2015

The first patient to receive surgery to treat her epileptic seizures thanked the doctors at UK who she says have changed her life. 

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Republican gubernatorial hopeful Will T. Scott has selected former sheriff Rodney Coffey as his running mate and has endorsed expanding gambling as a way to raise money to meet Kentucky's public pension obligations.