Local/Regional News

Lexington, KY – Dozens of Lexington residents joined others across the nation Monday night in observance of Child Abuse Prevention Month. As Josh James reports, events like the recent death of 10-year-old Michaela Watkins in Winchester are prompting a new focus on a growing problem.

Lexington, KY – Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Lunsford is joining the growing chorus of candidates calling for universal health care in Kentucky. Josh James has more.

Lexington, KY – Indiana-based mystery writer Kit Ehrman talks with Kathleen Adams about her latest book, Triple Cross, which features Churchill Downs racetrack as the back drop for murder, greed and lust.

Lexington, KY – State officials are concerned about the high number of African-American children living in out-of-home care in Kentucky. As Kathleen Adams reports, the Kentucky Cabinet For Health and Family Services is getting help with the problem from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Lexington, KY – The Midway City Council ended a long-running debate Monday night by approving a measure that would allow Bluegrass Stockyards to move its facilities to Midway. Josh James has the story.

Lexington, KY – Members of the Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement recently confiscated 114 pounds of processed marijuana in Warren County. As Kathleen Adams reports, the seizure comes on the heels of the department's largest ever cocaine seizure.

Lexington, KY – Earlier this week, at least 65 tornadoes touched down in the nation's mid-section and left people dead. As Kathleen Adams reports, unlike some states, meteorlogists in Kentucky have the tools to track severe weather systems.

Lexington, KY – In response to a federal initative promoting greater transparency regarding consumer access to health care information, a Web site was unveiled this month that shares the performance data of Commonwealth hospitals. Kathleen Adams has details.

Frankfort – Let the assessments begin! The 2007 session of the Kentucky General Assembly is history. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh takes a look at some of the winners and losers among the almost 800 bills introduced during the session.

Lexington, KY – An energy efficiency task force organized by the Kentucky Department of Public Protection has completed its work and recently issued a report to Gov. Ernie Fletcher. Kathleen Adams has details.