Local/Regional News

Josh James / WUKY

Lexington’s first new fire station in 12 years officially opened its doors Thursday.

Associated Press / WUKY

An attorney who led the lawsuit that overturned Kentucky's gay marriage ban wants the Democratic nomination to challenge first-term Republican U.S. Rep. Trey Hollingsworth for his southern Indiana seat in 2018.

UK Employee Suspended After Arrest

Jul 6, 2017

A UK employee has been arrested, accused of having sex with a minor.

Public meetings are being held today for the more than 900 victims of the disability scheme run by former attorney Eric C. Conn. They lost their Social Security Disability benefits when the feds uncovered the scheme.

AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley

Former chief justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court John S. Palmore has died. The long-serving justice is being remembered as a towering figure in Kentucky law.

Governor Will Skip Fancy Farm This Year

Jul 5, 2017
Governor Matt Bevin at Fancy Farm 2016

A public clash between Kentucky's two most powerful politicians will have to wait another year. A spokesman for Gov. Matt Bevin says the Republican chief executive will skip the annual "political speaking" at the Fancy Farm picnic, a Kentucky tradition that forces politicians to trade insults on statewide television all while enduring raucous heckling from hundreds of barbecue-stuffed partisans.

Greg Stotelmyer

Kentucky officials have altered their proposal to change the state's Medicaid program that would save state taxpayers an estimated additional $27 million over the next five years while projecting an extra 9,000 people to lose coverage.

Mackenzie Clark

WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Downtown Lexington Corporation's Laura Farnsworth about this year's Fourth of July Festival which officially gets under way with the annual Great American Pie Contest and Ice Cream Social in Cheapside Park.

Bevin Orders Voting Rights Restored For 284 Kentuckians

Jun 30, 2017
Associated Press

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has ordered the voting rights restored for 284 Kentuckians pending a background check by the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet.

As Coal Dwindles, Mining States Trim Safety Inspections

Jun 30, 2017
AP Photo/David Goldman

Kathy Bartlett watched helplessly this spring as Kentucky lawmakers cut back on mine safety inspections and replaced them with coaching sessions on miners' safety habits.

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