Local/Regional News

Josh James / WUKY

Should the state bond $3.3 billion to shore up the troubled Kentucky Teachers Retirement System now or wait nine months to study the issue? That was the question before the state Senate Tuesday and the vote suggests lawmakers remain divided over how to move forward.

UK Signs On As Presenting Sponsor For SOAR

Mar 10, 2015

The University of Kentucky has formalized an agreement to take on an increasing role in the SOAR, or Shaping Our Appalachian Region Initiative. 

Josh James/LRC Public Information / WUKY

As the clock ticks down on the session, it’s not unusual to see a frenzy of amendments attached to bills in the hopes of moving more contentious legislation through alongside measures with stronger support in both chambers. Now, a group of students with the Prichard Committee’s Student Voice Team are experiencing the frustration of that process.

Fayette County Schools is using outside resources as well as input from the community and city leaders to help secure the best candidate to head the district. 

Event To Commemorate Fukushima Disaster

Mar 10, 2015
UK Japan Studies Program

Wednesday marks the fourth anniversary of the earthquake, tsunami and ensuing nuclear meltdown in Northern Japan.  The University of Kentucky’s Japan Studies Program is commemorating the disastrous chain of events with a special screening of True Songs…a film that follows Japanese artists and their dramatic reading of the late Kenji Miyazawa’s “Milky Way Railroad.”

Bill Offering Tax Break For Keeneland Advances

Mar 10, 2015

A Kentucky Senate committee has approved a bill that would give a tax break to Keeneland racetrack for hosting the Breeders' Cup this coming fall.

Duck And Cover For Today's Tornado Drill

Mar 10, 2015

It's only a test, but when the tornado warnings sound this morning, state officials encourage Kentucky residents to practice a tornado drill and emergency plan.

LRC Public Information

Campaign coffers could be filling up a lot faster this year – if the Kentucky House moves on legislation passed out of the Senate Monday. In a 28-8 decision, the upper chamber approved language doubling the amount individuals can give to political candidates in an election cycle from $1,000 to $2,000.

Chase Cavanaugh

A well-established Lexington medical facility has started the process of relocating.

LRC Public Information

A legislative attempt to address the issue of so-called “no-jail jailers” in Kentucky failed to clear a House committee Monday.