Local/Regional News

Matt Goins/kentucky.com

Grief Counselors will be at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School today.  They’ll be helping students and staff cope with the loss of 15-year old Star Ifeacho.

Braidy Industries

An aluminum company says it will build a $1.3 billion facility near the border of Kentucky and West Virginia, pledging to hire 550 employees earning average salaries of $70,000 in an area devastated by the loss of coal and manufacturing jobs.

lexington ky.gov

Less than five months after taking office, 2nd District councilwoman Sasha Love Higgins is signaling she will probably resign the post. The political newcomer was indicted Tuesday on felony forgery and theft charges.

Josh James / WUKY

The city of Lexington is launching a new program to pick up panhandlers and offer them work in a bid to cut down on the practice, which has been on the rise in recent months.

kentucky.com

Three men are in jail for trying to transport drugs from California to Lexington on a private jet. Homeland Security was tipped off by authorities in California where the plane departed.

Josh James / WUKY

6th District Congressman Andy Barr worked to tame a hostile crowd at his first Lexington town hall since the November election with little success Monday.

Coal State Lawmakers Push To Extend Miners' Benefits

Apr 22, 2017
pixabay.com

Lawmakers from coal-mining states are pushing to extend health benefits for more than 22,000 retired miners and widows whose medical coverage is set to expire at the end of April.

Attorneys General To Trump: Don't Cut Drug Treatment Funds

Apr 21, 2017
Office of Kentucky Attorney General

The top government lawyers from Kentucky and 18 other states are telling President Donald Trump and the Republican leaders of Congress not to pass health insurance changes that would stop the flow of federal drug treatment money. 

March for Science Facebook page

Scientists don't often draw up placards and take to the streets, but Saturday will be an exception.

WKYT-TV

The panhandling surge in Lexington has captured the attention of city leaders and law enforcement.

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