Local/Regional News

Traveling Vietnam Wall Arrives In Lexington This Week

Jul 6, 2015

A retired Marine officer will be among the speakers at a ceremony for the Traveling Vietnam Wall at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

Interstate 64 Repairs Start Today

Jul 6, 2015

A stretch of Interstate 64 in Franklin and Shelby counties may see some lane closures starting Monday as resurfacing work and bridge deck repairs begin.

Murder Charges Added To Woman Who Led Police On Chase

Jul 6, 2015

A woman who led Lexington police on a chase in a stolen bucket truck has now been charged with murder.

Insurer Aetna To Buy Humana In $37B Deal

Jul 3, 2015

Health insurer Aetna Inc. has made a deal to buy competitor Humana Inc. in a $37 billion deal the companies say would create the second-largest managed care company.

Kentucky Horse Park

The white fences at the Kentucky Horse Park will soon be turning black.  The park says it's making the change because of the cost and labor involved to maintain white fences as opposed to black. The park says it expects to save more than $50,000 a year by making the change.


As Kentucky officials began considering what to do with a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis in the state Capitol, lightning struck a concrete obelisk that stands at his birthplace in western Kentucky.

Kentucky Clerk Sued For Not Issuing Gay-Marriage Licenses

Jul 2, 2015

Four Kentucky couples are suing a clerk who is refusing to issue gay-marriage licenses — or any marriage licenses at all — following the U.S. Supreme Court decision that same-sex couples have a legal right to marry.

McConnell: Cuba Ambassador Confirmation Unlikely

Jul 2, 2015

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Republican majority is unlikely to confirm an ambassador to Cuba.

Kentucky Awards Medicaid Contracts To Five Companies

Jul 2, 2015

Kentucky has awarded contracts to five companies to provide health insurance to people on Medicaid.

Josh James / WUKY

The state board that manages the tobacco settlement funds has approved $500,000 in grants and loans to a Winchester company that plans to process hemp seed grown in Kentucky.