Local/Regional News

Lexington Gears Up For Football Season

Aug 30, 2016

The population on UK’s campus is going to go up for a few hours this weekend when the Wildcats play their first football game of the season.  UK and city officials say Lexington is ready, but they need fans to do their part.

Two State Park Caves Reopened To Visitors

Aug 30, 2016
Kentucky State Parks

Two caves at Carter Caves State Resort Park have been reopened to limited public use.

McConnell Claims Federal Health Care Is Crashing

Aug 30, 2016
Associated Press

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell predicts the federal health care overhaul is likely to undergo changes next year, regardless of who wins the presidency and which party has the upper hand in Congress.

Associated Press

House Republicans say they will not attend a special meeting called by Democratic Speaker Greg Stumbo.  The Kentucky House of Representatives adjourned for the year in May. They are not scheduled to convene again until January. But last week, Stumbo announced a special meeting of all House members on Tuesday to discuss the state's public pension crisis.

Alan Lytle

Family, friends, and hundreds of caring members of the  Lexington community came together at the UK Arboretum Saturday morning for a public memorial service to mark the tenth anniversary of the 49 lives that were lost in the Comair 5191 plane crash near Blue Grass Airport. 

Josh James / WUKY

Friday, University of Kentucky students watched as the top beam of the new student center was hoisted and put in place, bringing the school that much closer to enjoying what president Eli Capilouto calls a new “living room.”

AP Photo/Dino Vournas, File

Thursday marked the 100th anniversary of the United States National Park system, and one University of Kentucky professor is making it her mission to broaden the system’s appeal to underserved communities in the next century.

Saturday Marks Tragic Anniversary In Lexington

Aug 26, 2016

Saturday August 27th marks the ten year anniversary of the crash of Comair 5191.  There were 47 passengers on board and three crew members. All but one perished when the pilots tried to take off from the wrong runway at Lexington's Bluegrass Airport and crashed in a neighboring field. 

Yarmuth, Kemper Join In Farm Bureau Protest

Aug 25, 2016
congress.gov

Kentucky's only Democratic congressman, and a congressional candidate from Lexington, stood outside in support of gay-rights activists while others in the state's political elite ate breakfast inside a state fair venue at the Kentucky Country Ham Breakfast.

Ky. Supreme Court Denies Effort To Reopen Abortion Clinic

Aug 25, 2016
WLEX TV

A Kentucky abortion clinic closed amid a fight with the state's Republican governor has lost its appeal to the state's Supreme Court in an effort to reopen.  The EMW Women's Clinic in Lexington has been closed since June, when the state Court of Appeals granted Gov. Matt Bevin's request to close it. The appeals court reversed an earlier ruling in Fayette Circuit Court.

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