Local/Regional News

Josh James / WUKY

The bright summer day went dim, crickets launched into an early rendition of their nightly mating calls, and Lexingtonians lifted their eyes in unison Monday. The total solar eclipse drew watchers across the city in several designated viewing areas.

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Kentucky's Democratic attorney general warned the state's highest court on Friday that the accreditation of the state's public colleges and universities would be at risk if they don't take his side against the Republican governor.

Track The Solar Eclipse With NPR

Aug 18, 2017
Courtesy of Romeo Durscher/NASA

It is indeed dark during the day as a total solar eclipse makes its way from Oregon to South Carolina. Eleven states are in the path of total darkness. Follow the astronomical phenomenon's journey across America along with NPR journalists and others experiencing the eclipse.


Josh James / WUKY

Lexington’s Urban County Council left no doubt where it stands on the removal of Confederate monuments from the courthouse square Thursday. After hours of impassioned pleas from more than 50 speakers, city leaders voted unanimously to find a new home for the controversial statues.

Josh James / WUKY

Lexington’s Urban County Council is poised for a final vote tonight on a resolution backing the relocation of a pair of Confederate statues.

R. Baer, S. Kovac/Citizen CATE Experiment via AP

Events are planned across the city for you and your family to learn about and view the solar eclipse on Monday afternoon.

Josh James / WUKY

Lexington’s Urban County Council has taken the first step toward relocating two Confederate-era monuments from the heart of the city.

Debate Over Confederate Symbols Erupts In Kentucky

Aug 15, 2017

Kentucky's second-largest city forged ahead Tuesday with plans to remove two Confederate statues as the state's Republican governor warned such actions would set a dangerous precedent of "pretending our history is not our history."

Associated Press

A white nationalist group connected to the violence in Charlottesville, Va. has plans to come to Lexington.  The Traditionalist Workers Party opposes Mayor Jim Gray's plan to move the Confederate memorials in Cheapside Park.

Kentucky Governor Against Removing Confederate Symbols

Aug 15, 2017
Kentucky Historical Society

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin says he "absolutely" disagrees with removing Confederate symbols and monuments from government property, calling it the "sanitization of history."