Local/Regional News

Josh James / WUKY

It's been all quiet on the legislation front in the House and Senate since lawmakers embarked on the 2016 session, but that's expected to change tomorrow as the upper chamber takes up its first high priority bills. Meanwhile, many of the measures winding through committee carry an air of déjà vu.


Despite a rash of homicides in just the first two weeks of the New Year, Police in Lexington are reassuring the public that the city is not in danger of being overrun by violent criminals.  At a press conference Wednesday Police Chief Mark Barnard said all four of the homicides have been linked to what he called high risk behavior by the victims.

Josh James / WUKY

Tuition and fees at state colleges and universities would be locked down for four years starting at the end of this academic year under a measure introduced by Senate Majority Caucus Chair Dan Seum Tuesday.

Lexington Public Library

The Lexington Public Library is holding a series of community meetings this month to determine what programs and services people will want and need over the next five years.  Spokesman Doug Tattershall says the library needs the feedback to craft a new strategic plan.

Paul Bumped From Main Debate Stage

Jan 12, 2016
Associated Press

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul will not appear on the primetime debate stage later this week when the Republican Party's presidential class faces off in South Carolina.  That's according to debate host Fox Business Network, which announced the lineup for this week's debate on Monday evening.  Just seven candidates will be featured in Thursday's 9 p.m. event based on criteria established by the network relying on recent polls.

Associated Press

Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who spent five days in jail for defying federal court orders and refusing to license same-sex marriage, will have a seat at the president's final State of the Union.

Bevin Moves Ahead With Plan To End Kynect

Jan 11, 2016

Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has notified federal authorities he plans to dismantle the state's health insurance exchange.

Josh James / WUKY

"History" failed to materialize in the Kentucky House of Representatives Monday, throwing cold water on predictions made by Republican House Minority Leader Jeff Hoover.

Lawrence Is Golden Once Again

Jan 11, 2016
Associated Press

Kentucky’s own Jennifer Lawrence gave a shout out to her home state as she picked up another Golden Globe for her performance in ‘Joy.’


A new lineup up of inductees will join the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame pantheon this month. And 2016’s list branches out to include the hall’s first songwriter.