Local/Regional News

Lexington, KY – Some Lexington parks may receive a makeover if the Urban County Council approves a funding increase requested in Mayor Jim Newberry's recent budget address. Josh James visited one local park that's in need of fixing up.

Lexington, KY – Lexington Mayor Jim Newberry says his first budget proposal stays true to his campaign promise to change the direction of city government. Josh James reports.

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.