Local/Regional News

Josh James / WUKY

Just how should Lexington memorialize its complex and splintered Civil War past? That was the central question of a two hour long community discussion Tuesday night, spurred by the renewed national debate surrounding the Confederate flag.

Hundreds Of Kentucky State Engineers Get Sizable Raises

Jul 7, 2015

About 550 engineers in the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet have received raises averaging 20 percent in a plan to curb high turnover and costly contracts for private engineers.

Josh James / WUKY

Nearly three-fourths of young Kentuckians could not answer the call of duty if required – and high levels of obesity are mostly to blame. That’s according to a new report from Mission: Readiness, a non-partisan national security organization.

One Kentucky Prison Is Going Co-Ed

Jul 7, 2015

State corrections officials are converting a western Kentucky women's prison into two facilities to make room for male inmates.

Governor's Cup Makes Stop In Lexington

Jul 7, 2015

Governor Steve Beshear says he's taking the Governor's Cup trophy that the state won recently for its economic development success on the road, in the same way Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari took the national championship trophy on tour a few years ago so fans could see it.

Office of the Governor

Since same-sex marriage became the law of the land a little over a week ago, some county clerks in Kentucky are still refusing to issue marriage licenses.  WUKY’s Karyn Czar spoke with Governor Steve Beshear about the hold outs at the same time a rally supporting one of those clerks was taking place.

VHCAP / Wikicommons

Arguments over the effectiveness of pre-K education programs in the state could be front and center in a state House K-12 budget subcommittee next year.

Creative Commons / Public Domain

Like many communities in the South, Lexington is embarking on a reexamination of its Civil War monuments and the contexts in which they’re displayed.

Traveling Vietnam Wall Arrives In Lexington This Week

Jul 6, 2015

A retired Marine officer will be among the speakers at a ceremony for the Traveling Vietnam Wall at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

Interstate 64 Repairs Start Today

Jul 6, 2015

A stretch of Interstate 64 in Franklin and Shelby counties may see some lane closures starting Monday as resurfacing work and bridge deck repairs begin.