Local/Regional News

Mary Todd Lincoln House

The Executive Director of the Mary Todd Lincoln House says last fiscal year was their best ever.  Gwen Thompson says 13,500 visitors spent time touring the restored childhood home of the former First Lady.  That represents a 10% increase from the previous year.

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Penny Chenery, who bred and raced 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat as well as realizing her ailing father's dream to win the Kentucky Derby in 1972 with Riva Ridge, has died. She was 95.

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For more than 60 years, Harry Dean Stanton played crooks and codgers, eccentrics and losers.  He endowed them with pathos and compassion and animated them with his gaunt, unforgettable presence, making would-be fringe figures feel central to the films appeared in.

Josh James / WUKY

A contested development slated for a scenic area of Lexington has been given the go-ahead by the city’s main planning body.

AP Photo/Matt Slocum

Renowned Kentucky racetracks Churchill Downs and Keeneland are forming a business partnership aimed at building two new tracks and betting parlors near the Tennessee border.

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Sixth District congressional candidate Reggie Thomas says the biggest issue facing the region is healthcare, and he favors a single-payer solution. That question – which delivery system would truly deliver universal health coverage – could become a key debate in the Democratic race to select a challenger to face three-term Republican Rep. Andy Barr.

Community Action Council

Residents of Lexington’s Chrysalis House, Kentucky’s oldest and largest licensed substance abuse treatment program for women, will soon have the benefit of a Prep Academy for their children right on site.  It’s part of a partnership agreement announced Wednesday with Community Action Council which will administer the head start program. 

Kentucky Leads Nation With Decline Of Uninsured

Sep 13, 2017
Greg Stotelmyer

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows Kentucky led the nation with the largest decrease of people without insurance since the implementation of former President Barack Obama's health care law.

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Kentucky Congressman Andy Barr opened hearings Wednesday on draft legislation that would impose secondary sanctions on foreign banks that do business with North Korea.

Suspect In KY Church Killing Arrested In Tennessee

Sep 13, 2017
Somerset Police Department

A person of interest in the death of a 70-year-old woman found inside of a Kentucky church has been arrested in Tennessee.