Local/Regional News

Josh James / WUKY

Sen. Rand Paul signaled Friday he’s not budging in his opposition to President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the CIA, Gina Haspel.

Universities Announce Spring Commencement Ceremonies

May 4, 2018

The University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville have announced their spring commencement ceremonies.

LRC Public Information

An eight-year veteran of the Kentucky House is withdrawing her re-election bid, citing a “vicious” turn in Kentucky politics.

How African-Americans Disappeared From The Kentucky Derby

May 3, 2018
AP Photo/Garry Jones

When the horses enter the gate for the 144th Kentucky Derby, their jockeys will hail from Louisiana, Mexico, Puerto Rico and France. None will be African-American.

Josh James / WUKY

Kentucky's auditor says a review of the state's fire commission has turned up questionable expenditures from a fund meant to support fire departments.

Miniature Horse Dies After Career As Museum 'Ambassador'

May 3, 2018

Winston, a miniature horse that was a mainstay at the Kentucky Derby Museum, has died at the age of 24.

Josh James / WUKY

Student activists in Lexington want to keep the community conversation about gun violence moving. Tonight they’re holding a town hall meeting on the topic.

Kentucky Horse Park

The Kentucky Horse Park plans to unveil a statue of a horse that became a hero during the Korean War. A statement from the park says the 1,000-pound (450-kilogram) statue of Sgt. Reckless will be unveiled Saturday, May 12.

Confirmed Case Of Hepatitis A Hits Lexington School

May 2, 2018
Associated Press

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department confirms there is a hepatitis A case in Millcreek Elementary School.

Josh James / WUKY

The University of Kentucky is extending a once mandatory tuition waiver program for employees attending other in-state public universities, despite a decision to axe the requirement by the 2018 General Assembly.