Local/Regional News

Plaque Declaring Jefferson Davis A Hero To Be Removed

Oct 24, 2017
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A plaque proclaiming Jefferson Davis as a hero and a patriot will be removed from Kentucky's Capitol, the latest effort to alter Confederate monuments across the country following outbreaks of racially motivated violence.

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Gov. Matt Bevin fired back Tuesday at critics of a GOP plan to revamp Kentucky's chronically underfunded public pension systems, saying they have no alternatives and warning that doing nothing is a "path to insolvency."

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As Lexington City leaders continue to debate whether to expand the Urban Service Boundary a national advocate for the promotion of the “urban way of life” says Lexington has plenty of developable land inside the city limits but for what he labels as overly restrictive zoning laws.  Nolan Gray is a native Lexingtonian and the policy director for the Center for Market Urbanism.

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A Republican lawmaker in Kentucky has filed legislation that would shield drivers from criminal and civil penalties if they unintentionally run over protesters who are blocking the street without a permit.

Kentucky Chief Justice Says Judges Need Pay Raises

Oct 20, 2017

Kentucky's Chief Justice says he will ask state lawmakers to give judges raises of 10 percent over the next two years to bring their salary more in line with the national average.

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Mayor Jim Gray is defending his decision to move swiftly after an Attorney General opinion cleared the way for the relocation of two Confederate statues downtown.

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A former Urban-County Council member has been sentenced to three years of probation, and three weeks of jail-time for her role in a payroll check scheme.

Tiny Libraries To Go Up All Over Lexington

Oct 18, 2017
Alan Lytle

Lexington Public Library Officials have a message they want to get out to area readers; if you can’t make it to the library, the library will come to you.  To that end they announced a partnership with the city’s Parks and Recreation Department to place 50 tiny libraries all around town.

Free doses of a life-saving drug are being given out at the Fayette County Health Department.

Kentucky To Move All New Hires To 401-K Style Plan

Oct 18, 2017
Associated Press

Most of Kentucky's future public employees would not get guaranteed pension payments under a deal announced Wednesday by the state's Republican leaders who are trying to salvage one of the worst-funded public retirement systems in a country where many such plan are awash in red ink.