Local/Regional News

Josh James / WUKY

It’s not every day the head of the National Endowment for the Arts strolls through your neighborhood, but that’s just what residents along North Limestone witnessed Monday.

BCTC

Bluegrass Community and Technical College broke ground in Georgetown Monday on a new educational facility. 

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

Tuesday marks the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and the Lexington girlhood home of his widow, Mary Todd Lincoln, is marking the tragedy with specially-themed evening tours. 

Office of Kentucky Governor

Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear leaves Saturday for an 11-day trip to Asia to promote investing in Kentucky.  The trip includes a meeting with Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou and a reception in Japan hosted by U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy. Beshear also will visit Singapore.

WhiteHouse.gov

The director of White House Office of National Drug Control Policy traveled to Northern Kentucky this week for a roundtable discussion on heroin. And the meeting highlighted shortcomings in the state’s efforts to get addicts into treatment.

News Organizations Want Testimony In Arnold Case Unsealed

Apr 10, 2015
Roger Alford, Associated Press

The Courier-Journal and Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting are asking to intervene in a sexual harassment case against a former legislator.

Benefit Concert To Salute Neil Young

Apr 10, 2015
Associated Press

A UK Music teacher has organized a benefit concert featuring local musicians paying tribute to the music of Neil Young. 

Josh James / WUKY

A University of Kentucky alumnus who recently took home one of the five coveted winning spots in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions returned to his alma mater Thursday to offer students a few lessons on making their voices heard.

AP

Republican Party leaders in Kentucky are sounding optimistic about Rand Paul’s odds in the GOP presidential primary – even though questions remain about how the candidate will appear on ballots in the Commonwealth.

In one more potential sign of a rebounding local economy, Mayor Jim Gray outlined an ambitious spending plan Tuesday that he argues is only possible because of prudent investments made by previous councils.

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