Local/Regional News

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Thursday marked the 100th anniversary of the United States National Park system, and one University of Kentucky professor is making it her mission to broaden the system’s appeal to underserved communities in the next century.

Saturday Marks Tragic Anniversary In Lexington

Aug 26, 2016

Saturday August 27th marks the ten year anniversary of the crash of Comair 5191.  There were 47 passengers on board and three crew members. All but one perished when the pilots tried to take off from the wrong runway at Lexington's Bluegrass Airport and crashed in a neighboring field. 

Yarmuth, Kemper Join In Farm Bureau Protest

Aug 25, 2016

Kentucky's only Democratic congressman, and a congressional candidate from Lexington, stood outside in support of gay-rights activists while others in the state's political elite ate breakfast inside a state fair venue at the Kentucky Country Ham Breakfast.

Ky. Supreme Court Denies Effort To Reopen Abortion Clinic

Aug 25, 2016

A Kentucky abortion clinic closed amid a fight with the state's Republican governor has lost its appeal to the state's Supreme Court in an effort to reopen.  The EMW Women's Clinic in Lexington has been closed since June, when the state Court of Appeals granted Gov. Matt Bevin's request to close it. The appeals court reversed an earlier ruling in Fayette Circuit Court.

Bevin Submits Medicaid Plan That Includes Allergy Testing

Aug 24, 2016
Greg Stotelmyer

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin says he has changed his proposal to overhaul the state's Medicaid program and submitted it to the federal government for approval.

Karyn Czar / WUKY

School will start close to a week later next year in Fayette County, a change school board members say constituents preferred.


Aug 23, 2016

Samantha Lederman

For the 6th year in a row some Fayette County fifth Graders are spending their mornings at Keeneland this week learning about the impact of the thoroughbred industry on Central Kentucky.

The University of Kentucky is being considered the cream of the crop for science studies. 

Georgetown College Student Dies After Fall At Frat House

Aug 23, 2016
Georgetown College

Georgetown police are investigating the death of an 18-year-old Georgetown College football player after he jumped down a flight of stairs at a fraternity house.