Local/Regional News

Josh James / WUKY

U.S. Senate candidates Jim Gray and Rand Paul are offering two different approaches to fixing Medicare. The divide was evident Friday during a Gray roundtable at a senior living community in Lexington.

Josh James / WUKY

Low-wage workers in Lexington witnessed a small bump in their paychecks today. The first phase of the city’s minimum wage increase began, taking the hourly minimum rate from the $7.25 federal rate to $8.20.

Holiday Weekend In Full Swing With Annual Pie Contest And Ice Cream Social

Jul 1, 2016
Mackenzie Clark

Lexington's Fourth of July Festival got underway Friday with the annual Great American Pie And Ice Cream Social in Cheapside Park.  Hundreds lined up inside Fifth Third Bank Pavilion to sample more than forty entries.

Associated Press

Kentucky U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell says he senses presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump gradually adopting a more disciplined tone as he pivots to the general election.


Wednesday saw the second of three scheduled public hearings on Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed changes to Medicaid in Kentucky, and it attracted a large and mostly skeptical crowd.

Josh James / WUKY

The sponsor of a 2016 Kentucky bill that shares some provisions with a recently gutted Texas abortion law says he intends to reintroduce some form of the bill again during next year’s legislative session.

Bevin Makes Appointments To University Of Louisville Board

Jun 29, 2016
Josh James

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has revamped the University of Louisville Board of Trustees with 10 appointments that include pizza magnate John Schnatter and businessman Junior Bridgeman.

Bevin Administration To Defend Actions In Court

Jun 29, 2016

Republican Governor Matt Bevin's administration is heading to court to defend the governor's vetoes of the state budget and his reorganization of a board that recommends some state judges.

Josh James / WUKY

The head of the Bluegrass Area Development District says the agency has addressed every financial issue raised by state officials – and it’s personal and political agendas that are now driving the push to farm out its services to outside organizations.

Office of Kentucky Attorney General

Volkswagen has agreed to pay the state of Kentucky nearly $3.5 million in civil penalties in a settlement that could result in up to $100 million for the state and its residents.