Local/Regional News

Bill Would Add Battlefield To National Park System

May 29, 2018
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Two longtime members of Kentucky's congressional delegation are teaming up on a proposal to add the Mill Springs Battlefield to the National Park System. Rep. Hal Rogers and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell say they will lead the effort for legislation adding the battlefield in Pulaski and Wayne counties to the park system.

McConnell Says Trump Aware Of North Korea's Past Games

May 29, 2018
Associated Press

As the U.S. and North Korea discuss a potentially on-again summit, the Senate's top leader says President Donald Trump is "fully aware of the games" North Koreans played in the past. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters Monday in his home state of Kentucky that Trump won't be "snookered into a bad deal."

School Employee Says She Was Fired For Reporting Fraud

May 29, 2018

A woman who worked as payroll manager in a Kentucky school district says officials want to get rid of her because she's a whistleblower who complained about employees abusing a new time-clock system. The Grant County school district says Cheryl Breeden is out because she's "incompetent" and "insubordinate." The dispute has resulted in a bitter legal fight.

Catholic School Nixes Graduation Speech

May 29, 2018
Christian Bales

A Catholic diocese in Kentucky ruled just hours before graduation that the student council president and openly gay valedictorian couldn't give their planned speeches. So the pair grabbed megaphones and delivered them outside afterward.

Rupp Renovations Include Club Areas, Chair-Back Seating

May 25, 2018
UK Athletics

Rupp Arena's next round of renovations will allow more fans to enjoy Kentucky basketball in comfortable chair-back seats, or mingle in club areas being added for the first time to the famed venue. Upper-level chair-back seating and new club areas will be coming to the downtown Lexington arena starting with the 2019-2020 season, University of Kentucky officials announced Friday.

Jobless Rates Fall Across The State

May 25, 2018

State officials say unemployment rates fell in all 120 Kentucky counties between April 2017 and April 2018.

Theatre Will Re-Open In Prestonsburg

May 25, 2018
Jenny Wiley State Resort Park

The Kentucky Tourism Cabinet says repairs on the Jenny Wiley Amphitheater in eastern Kentucky have been completed.

CDC/Betty Partin

The Kentucky Department of Public Health is handing out 10,000 hepatitis A vaccinations to the 10 counties hardest hit by the multi-state outbreak.

Kentucky Attorney Reaches Deal On Fraud, Escape Charges

May 24, 2018
AP Photo/Matt Goins

A Kentucky attorney who fled the country to avoid prison before being captured has reached a deal with federal prosecutors to resolve his escape and fraud charges.

Lex-18

Ninety percent of the people living in Corinth are without running water, and their taps have been dry since last Saturday.

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