Local/Regional News

Grimes Predicts Low Turnout In Kentucky Governor's Race

Oct 29, 2015

Kentucky's chief election official said she expects fewer than 1 million of Kentucky's 3.2 million registered voters will cast ballots in the state's general election on Tuesday.


The electronic filing system that tracks Kentucky’s election finance records is operating without any manufacturer support. That’s because the equipment, installed in the 1990s, is obsolete – so says Kentucky Registry of Finance Executive Director John Steffen.

American Pharoah Settles In At Keeneland

Oct 28, 2015
Karyn Czar @WUKY

American Pharoah has arrived in soggy Kentucky to begin final preparations for the last race for the Triple Crown champion in this weekend's Breeders' Cup Classic.

Josh James / WUKY

Minimum wage workers in Lexington could see a jump in their paychecks  if the city’s Urban County Council carries through with a wage hike that received preliminary approval Tuesday.


Kentucky lawmakers have likened the state’s efforts to tamp down on drug abuse to a game of whack-a-mole, with new drugs quickly supplanting the old. And officials are now targeting a synthetic substance that’s gaining in popularity.


The first phase of the ongoing $5 billion dollar chemical weapons destruction project near Richmond is complete.

The Money Continues To Roll In For Kentucky Politicians

Oct 27, 2015

The latest fundraising figures are in for the top two candidates vying for Kentucky’s top political job. 

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Gov. Steve Beshear says Kentucky has begun participating in a program to improve emergency care to motorists involved in crashes.


Triple Crown champion American Pharoah is the early 6-5 favorite in a field of 10 for the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic, the last race of his career.

Josh James / WUKY

Democrat Jack Conway and Republican Matt Bevin clashed early and often in their final debate during KET’s Kentucky Tonight Monday.