Local/Regional News

FCPS Moves Toward More Metal Detectors In Schools

Mar 13, 2018
Karyn Czar

A Kentucky county board of education superintendent says his district will move toward offering metal detectors in more area middle and high schools.  News outlets report the Fayette County school district announced Frederick Douglass High School would be the first school with fixed metal detectors after a student accidentally shot himself in the hand Friday.

More Than 1,000 Ky. Teachers Rally Against Pension Changes

Mar 12, 2018
Associated Press

More than a thousand Kentucky teachers and other public workers have rallied at the state Capitol to oppose changes to the state's woefully underfunded pension system.

Alan Lytle

Many spring breakers didn't have to deal with the consequences of Mother Nature's cruel prank.  The campus was blanketed by more than 10 inches of snowfall Sunday night into Monday morning.

Tallest Building In Frankfort Razed In Historic Implosion

Mar 11, 2018
Associated Press

The tallest building in Kentucky's capital city came crashing down in a controlled implosion Sunday, delighting thousands of onlookers who quickly scurried away to avoid the dust cloud that billowed overhead.

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Vote On Kentucky Pensions Delayed As Lawmakers Huddle

Mar 9, 2018
Associated Press

With chants of "vote you out" ringing through Kentucky's Capitol, hundreds of teachers protested a pension overhaul Friday as Republican senators decided not to vote on a bill that would cut retirement benefits for one of the nation's worst-funded public pension plans.

Karyn Czar

Authorities say a student accidentally shot himself Friday morning at a high school in Kentucky. A statement from Fayette County Public Schools spokeswoman Lisa Deffendall says it happened at Frederick Douglass High School in Lexington.

AP Photo/Josh Edelson

College campuses in Kentucky would be subject to new free speech rules under legislation approved by a Senate committee Thursday.

Condolences, Tributes Pour In For Pearse Lyons

Mar 8, 2018
Karyn Czar

When word spread of the death of Alltech founder Pearse Lyons condolences and tributes began pouring in from nearly every corner of the globe.

Josh James / WUKY

Kentucky's attorney general has filed another lawsuit against a pharmaceutical distributor that he blames for the state's opioid addiction problems.