Local/Regional News

Private Prisons Return To Kentucky

Nov 17, 2017
Core Civic

Kentucky is getting back into the private prison business because state officials say they have nowhere else to house their surging inmate population.

More Jobs Coming To Kentucky

Nov 17, 2017
New Flyer of America Inc.

Kentucky officials say a bus manufacturer plans to create up to 550 full-time jobs by opening a parts-production operation in Bullitt County.

State Jobless Rate Falls In October

Nov 17, 2017
Associated Press

The Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics says last month's seasonally adjusted preliminary rate was down from the revised 5.2 percent reported for September.

Former Lawmaker Faces More Charges

Nov 17, 2017

A former Kentucky lawmaker sent to prison for a bribery scheme is facing new charges.

Controversial Statues Will Be Moved To Cemetery

Nov 17, 2017
Karyn Czar

Confederate statues that were removed from Cheapside Park in downtown Lexington last month will have a new home. The Urban County Council finalized an agreement between the city and the Lexington Cemetery to move two confederate statues there.

No Public Money Used To Settle Sexual Harassment Case

Nov 16, 2017
LRC Public Information

The head of Kentucky's Legislative Research Commission says no public money was used to settle sexual harassment claims against four state lawmakers.

Southern Lights Returns To KY Horse Park

Nov 16, 2017
Kentucky Horse Park

A holiday tradition resumes this week when the annual Southern Lights holiday festival opens at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

Man Behind Bars For Carjacking

Nov 16, 2017
Associated Press

A man is accused of carjacking a teacher who police say stopped to help crash victims on her way to work in Kentucky.

Feds Say Rainbow Crosswalks In Kentucky Pose Safety Hazard

Nov 15, 2017
Alex Slitz/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP

A rainbow-colored crosswalk honoring the LGBT community in Lexington, Kentucky, is a distracting safety hazard and should be removed, a federal official says.

Judge Rules For, Against Kentucky Political Rivals

Nov 15, 2017

A Kentucky judge says the state's Republican governor can reorganize some government boards when the legislature is not in session, but he can't write new laws.