Local/Regional News

Kentucky Students' Work Rockets Towards Space

Feb 20, 2017
Bruce Weaver / AFP/Getty Images

An experiment developed by two Kentucky students has been sent into space.


When Kentucky high school students read the line "'twere well it were done quickly" in Shakespeare's Macbeth, some state lawmakers want to make sure they don't miss the reference.  Lawmakers are advancing a bill in the state Senate that would require the Kentucky Board of Education to set guidelines for an elective social studies course on the Bible, both the Old Testament and the New Testament. Each school would decide whether to offer the course.

Committee Chairman Introduces Charter Schools Legislation

Feb 17, 2017
Legislative Research Commission

A key committee chairman has introduced legislation that would allow charter schools to open in Kentucky.  Unlike past versions limited to pilot projects, the bill introduced Friday by House Education Committee Chairman John "Bam" Carney would allow public charter schools statewide. Carney plans to have his bill heard in committee next week.


Kentucky's Supreme Court says a panhandling ordinance in Lexington violated the free speech rights of a man arrested while holding a sign asking for money.

Campaign Contribution Cap Proposed To Increase

Feb 16, 2017

The Republican-controlled state Senate has voted to double how much money people can donate to political campaigns.

Post Offices to Host Passport Fairs

Feb 16, 2017

Several post offices in Kentucky and southern Indiana are offering passport fairs on Saturday.

KSP Team Dedicated To Investigate Officer Involved Shootings

Feb 15, 2017

Kentucky's top law enforcement agency has announced a new team to investigate officer-involved shootings in the state.

Kentucky's Largest Public School System To Be Audited

Feb 15, 2017
Jefferson County Public Schools

Kentucky's education chief is launching what he calls an "unprecedented" audit of the Jefferson County Public Schools system.  Media outlets report Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt released a report Tuesday detailing 32 findings concerning student safety, poor culture and communication at JCPS.

Blue Lives Matter Bill Halfway To Passage

Feb 14, 2017

The Kentucky House has voted to expand the state's hate crimes law to include attacks against police officers and other emergency responders.

A Way To Feel Blessed At Tax Time

Feb 14, 2017
Kentucky News Service

Charitable organizations, including those which feed the hungry, want you to check off boxes on line 33 of your state income tax return. The nine check-offs are ways Kentucky taxpayers can donate directly to causes that help children, veterans, rape victims and cancer research, among others.