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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin says the outgoing state adoption czar, whose contract was terminated after just seven months, performed valuable work despite his short tenure.


Lexington Mayor Jim Gray has announced a successor to Police Chief Mark Barnard.  At a press conference this morning he tabbed former assistant chief Lawrence Weathers for the post.  Weathers retired from the force in 2016 following a 27 year career. Most recently he served as director of law enforcement for Fayette County Public Schools.

Icy Roads Causing Delays And Cancellations

Feb 5, 2018

Nearly every school district in Central Kentucky has closed today. Fayette County Schools are running on a two-hour delay. Dozens of accidents have been reported and Officials in Scott County are asking you to stay off the roads.

Another 2,000 Kentuckians Could Lose Disability Benefits

Feb 3, 2018

Another 1,965 people in eastern Kentucky could lose their federal benefits because of a disgraced attorney who made millions by bribing judges and doctors to OK disability checks for his clients.

100 Flu-Related Deaths Reported In Kentucky

Feb 2, 2018
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Kentucky public health officials say the state has had 100 flu-related deaths.

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A bill up under consideration in a House committee would deal a blow to the state’s solar energy industry – that’s according to solar advocates who are leading the charge against the measure.


Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog foresees no early end to winter. The handlers of Punxsutawney Phil said the furry rodent has called for six more weeks of winter after seeing his shadow at dawn Friday.

Tates Creek High School students show they are #MarshallStrong

There is a sea of blue and orange today. WUKY’s Karyn Czar has more on the day to rally behind Marshall County.

Josh James / WUKY

Lobbying expenditures hit an all-time high in the General Assembly last year – and that’s despite a shorter legislative session.

Education Commissioner: Budget Cuts Will Hit Schools Hard

Feb 1, 2018

Schools would be hit hard and some hard-pressed districts could go broke under proposed state budget cuts that seek to shift millions of dollars in transportation and health insurance costs to local school districts, Kentucky's education commissioner said Wednesday.