Local/Regional News

Josh James / WUKY

Advocates for broadband expansion are converging on Lexington this week for a conference dubbed “Fiber for the New Economy.”

Josh James / WUKY

Lexington’s needle exchange drew one fewer participant in the program’s second week compared to its debut.

Legislative Research Commission

Draft Joe! – that’s the message one Kentucky lawmaker wants to send to the national Democratic Party. The vice president has not decided whether to enter the presidential primary, but Louisville Rep. Steve Riggs want to start recruiting supporters in the Commonwealth.


The decision by Kroger to permanently shutter its Romany Road location on Saturday has led to disappointment and concern among some in surrounding neighborhoods.

Kentucky Trooper Is 2nd To Die This Year

Sep 14, 2015
Kentucky State Police

Police say the state trooper fatally shot by a suspect during a traffic stop is the second from the Mayfield post in western Kentucky to be killed in the line of duty this year.  Authorities say 31-year-old trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder conducted a traffic stop Sunday night when the driver fled. After a chase, the suspect stopped his car abruptly and fired several shots into Ponder's cruiser. He died later at a hospital.


A Kentucky clerk says she is not going to interfere with her deputies issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but she says she is not authorizing them and questions whether they are valid.

Enrollment numbers are out for the University of Kentucky and the campus is continuing to see growth.

UK Police

The operator of a drone that crashed into glass on the south side of Commonwealth Stadium during last Saturday’s Wildcat season opener is facing charges that could land him behind bars.

Chase Cavanaugh

Student debt was the subject of a talk at the University of Kentucky’s  Singletary Center Thursday night. 


The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council held a Committee of the Whole Meeting Thursday on raising the city’s minimum wage.