Local/Regional News

Josh James

Gov. Matt Bevin has named one of his supporters to an ethics board expected to hear complaints alleging he bought a home at a below-market rate from another political appointee.

Bevin Acts To Close Budget Shortfall

Jul 14, 2017
Associated Press

Kentucky's Republican governor has signed an order to close a $152.2 million hole in the state's budget. The fiscal year ended June 30. State officials collected $138.5 million less in taxes than they had projected. A few other things raised the shortfall to $152.2 million, including a budget veto.

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Federal authorities searching for a fugitive Kentucky lawyer involved in a massive Social Security fraud case have released surveillance photos that they say show him at a gas station and a Walmart in New Mexico in early June.

Associated Press

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell released his new but still-reeling health care bill Thursday, bidding for conservative support by letting insurers sell low-cost, skimpy policies and reaching for moderates with added billions to combat opioid abuse and help states rein in consumers' skyrocketing insurance costs.

Josh James / WUKY

Vice President Mike Pence flew to Lexington Wednesday with a message for Congress on healthcare reform: "Now is the time."

AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

Kentucky’s top election official is cheering a bipartisan resolution passed by the National Association of Secretaries of State, in what's widely viewed as a rebuke to the Trump White House.

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has canceled the first two weeks of the usually sacrosanct August recess to give lawmakers time to catch up on a roster of unfinished legislation and a backlog of Trump administration nominees.

Karyn Czar

Standing outside the Lexington Opera House, Mayor Jim Gray, handed an over-sized silver key to the city to Laura Bell Bundy who like a true Kentuckian asked if it unlocked Rupp Arena for UK basketball games.

Donald Trump Jr.'s Emails, Annotated

Jul 11, 2017
AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill

Donald Trump Jr. tweeted images of emails regarding his 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer on Tuesday. An intermediary said he could connect Trump Jr. with people who had information "that would incriminate Hillary [Clinton]... and would be very useful to your father." Trump Jr. agreed to the meeting, which former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Trump son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner also attended in June 2016.

Mike Pence Traveling To Kentucky To Talk Health Care

Jul 11, 2017
AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley

Vice President Mike Pence is traveling to Kentucky to talk with small business owners about health care.