Local/Regional News

Facing Deficit, Bevin Administration Orders 1 Percent Cuts

May 31, 2017
Associated Press

Kentucky's state agencies will cut 1 percent from their budgets to help avoid a $113 million shortfall.

Josh James / WUKY

With all indications pointing toward an imminent U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, activists congregated in Triangle Park in the hopes of reaching Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt.

AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley/Adam Beam

Attorney General Andy Beshear says he's still awaiting clarification from the Executive Branch Ethics Commission on whether his office can move forward with an investigation into the purchase of Gov. Matt Bevin’s suburban Louisville home.

Lexington Herald-Leader

Several windows were shattered at a Kentucky newspaper office, and police are investigating whether the damage was caused by gunfire.  The Lexington Herald-Leader reports damage to first-, second- and third-level windows of the press room.

Associated Press

Services are set in Kentucky this week for former U.S. Sen. and Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning.

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P.G. Peeples and Normal Franklin are long time friends and colleagues at the Urban League of Lexington and Fayette County.  In this StoryCorps conversation the two reflect on the impact of their work in areas like affordable housing and job training for underserved segments of the local community.

Hall Of Fame Pitcher, Former U-S Senator Jim Bunning Dies

May 27, 2017
Associated Press

Jim Bunning, a former Hall of Fame pitcher who went on to serve in Congress, has died. He was 85.  Bunning's death was confirmed by Jon Deuser, who served as chief of staff when Bunning was in the Senate. Deuser said he was notified about the death by Bunning's family.

White House Adviser Differs With Coal-Loving President

May 27, 2017

President Donald Trump has vowed to revive the coal industry and regularly promises to "put our miners back to work." But one of his top White House advisers apparently does not share Trump's affinity for coal.

Josh James / WUKY

Gov. Matt Bevin says Kentucky has surpassed its record for business investments in less than half a year. The record pace has been fueled by three separate billion-dollar announcements.

Associated Press

The head of a Kentucky government watchdog group says he's seeking an investigation into Gov. Matt Bevin's reported connection to a Louisville-area mansion.