Local/Regional News

McConnell Gives Strongest Statement Yet In Trump's Favor

Nov 3, 2016
Associated Press

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has made his strongest statement yet in favor of his party's presidential nominee, telling supporters in his home state that "we need a new president, Donald Trump, to be the most powerful Republican in America."

Grimes Predicts 60% Voter Turnout For Tuesday

Nov 2, 2016

Kentucky's top election official estimates 60 percent of the state's registered voters will cast ballots on Tuesday.  Democratic Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said that's on par with the turnout from the 2012 presidential election, when 59 percent of registered voters cast ballots. In 2008, the turnout was 64 percent.

Feds Investigate Kentucky Jail

Nov 2, 2016
Boyd County Detention Center

Federal officials say the Justice Department has opened an investigation into conditions at the Boyd County Detention Center in Catlettsburg.

Longtime TV Host Leaving KET For Humanities Job

Nov 2, 2016

The Kentucky Humanities Council has named longtime television host Bill Goodman its new executive director.

Louisville Metro Police Department

Police officers will join other mourners for a long funeral procession for a Louisville police detective who was struck and killed by an alleged drunken driver in Lexington, Kentucky.

Foundation Wins Grant To Help Develop Wildlife Center In Ky.

Nov 1, 2016
Bevin Administration

A foundation working to develop a wildlife center on a reclaimed surface mine in eastern Kentucky has been awarded a grant to build water lines to the planned facility.

Amish Community Fighting Horse Dropping Law

Nov 1, 2016

Amish residents of a western Kentucky town are fighting back against an ordinance requiring large animals to wear collection bags to catch their droppings, arguing that the law unfairly singles out their community.

Study Says Earthquake Risk Overstated

Nov 1, 2016

A new study in Kentucky says U.S. Geological Survey maps overstate the earthquake hazard for the central United States.  The result is overly stringent building codes and policies, according to the study from the Kentucky Geological Survey at the University of Kentucky.

Expect Traffic Delays On New Circle

Nov 1, 2016

A temporary rolling roadblock is scheduled for New Circle Road.  It wills start tonight at 7:00 and last until 7:00 am on Wednesday. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says crews will be working on traffic counting devices in the asphalt. The closure will be to the inner and outer loop between Versailles Road and Leestown Road.

Senate Candidates Clash Over Backgrounds, Philosophy

Oct 31, 2016
Josh James / WUKY

It was a battle over records Monday night as both Sen. Rand Paul and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray each made their case to voters.