Local/Regional News

Democratic Senate Candidates Defend Obama During Forum

May 3, 2016
Associated Press

After years of being a political punching bag in Kentucky, President Barack Obama has gotten favorable reviews from several Democrats running for the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Rand Paul.

Josh James / WUKY

Homelessness is down more than 26 percent in Lexington over the last two years – that’s the assessment of the city's Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention.

Dems Set To Stump In Kentucky

May 2, 2016

A former President and a Presidential hopeful will be in the Bluegrass this week.

Governor's Derby Celebration Is Mix Of Old And New

May 2, 2016
state journal

Governor Matt Bevin has extended an invitation to all Kentuckians to attend the annual Governor's Derby Celebration.

Sadye Mascia

One of Lexington’s most historically significant public parks is getting a makeover thanks to several community and business groups. 

Josh James / WUKY

The daughter of Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton is hitting the stump ahead of state primary contests.

NKU, WKU Plan Tuition Hikes After State Funding Cuts

Apr 28, 2016
Josh James / WUKY

Kentucky universities already have begun to raise tuition in the wake of decreased state funding.

Associated Press,

Gov. Matt Bevin has put a red line through parts of the state biennial budget and vetoed all or a portion of six additional bills, including a piece of legislation that appeared primed for a signature.

Associated Press

Former Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear leveled a barrage of counter-accusations at Kentucky’s sitting governor during a nearly hour-long press conference Wednesday morning.

Kentucky Noah's Ark Attraction Gets Tax Incentive Approval

Apr 26, 2016
Answers In Genesis

A battle over a Kentucky tax incentive for a religious theme park featuring Noah's Ark has ended in a win for the big boat.