Local/Regional News

UK Athletics Legend C.M. Newton Dies

Jun 5, 2018
AP File Photo

C.M. Newton's life in basketball started as a player, but he impacted the game even more as a coach and administrator thanks to a belief in diversity and a grand vision that changed the rules and influenced the selection of the original U.S. Olympic "Dream Team" in 1992. Officials at Alabama and Kentucky announced Monday night that the Hall of Famer has died. He was 88.

Aide: EPA's Pruitt Sought Used Trump Hotel Mattress

Jun 4, 2018
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt had a top aide seek a used mattress from the Trump International Hotel and perform other personal chores for him, according to an email and testimony from the aide released Monday.

Justify Continues Prep For Belmont

Jun 4, 2018
Associated Press

Justify has finished a five-furlong workout at Churchill Downs in preparation for the Belmont Stakes and pursuit of a Triple Crown. Trainer Bob Baffert watched the colt cover the distance in 1 minute, 1.40 seconds on Monday morning with jockey Martin Garcia aboard.

LGBTQ History Was Made Sunday In Lexington

Jun 4, 2018
Just Fund Kentucky

The first historical markers commemorating Kentucky's LGBTQ history have been unveiled.

McConnell Warns That Trump's Tariffs Could Hurt Kentucky

Jun 2, 2018
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

The Senate's top leader is usually a powerful ally of President Donald Trump, but he finds himself at odds with his fellow Republican over slapping tariffs on American allies.

AP Photo/Adam Beam

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear is vowing to keep up his fight against pension reforms passed by the General Assembly this year. The Democrat is calling a recent move to disqualify the judge overseeing the case a stalling tactic by the Bevin administration.

Until recently, whiskey tourists in Kentucky had been allowed to sniff the aromas of bourbon-making and sip the finished product during distillery tours. But they couldn't legally ship bottles home.  That modern-day prohibition came to an end earlier this year but was officially celebrated on Friday, when Gov. Matt Bevin and other state officials presided over the ceremonial first shipments.

Kentucky Lobbyist Spending Set Record In 2018

Jun 1, 2018
LRC Public Information

Kentucky's 2018 legislative session set a record with $10.67 million spent on lobbying.

Judge Throws Out Settlement In Kentucky Foster Care Case

May 31, 2018

A federal judge has thrown out a legal settlement that would regulate how Kentucky uses religious-based foster homes for children.

Karyn Czar / WUKY

Local authorities say they have no reason to expect criminal activity caused the early morning explosion at a Lexington UPS facility Wednesday, but investigators still have more tests to run before it’s ruled out.