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The United States Equestrian Federation broke ground at the Kentucky Horse Park Friday for a brand new headquarters.  WUKY's Samantha Lederman was on hand and filed this report.

Sen. Paul Says He's A 'No' Vote Against CIA Nominee

May 11, 2018
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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul insisted Friday he's sticking with his opposition to President Donald Trump's nomination to lead the CIA, saying her testimony to fellow senators didn't erase concerns about her role with some of the spy agency's operations after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Josh James / WUKY

Members of 26 faith communities in Lexington gathered for an annual assembly Thursday night in Heritage Hall with a laser-like focus on one goal: a commitment from Mayor Jim Gray to implement a nationally-recognized violence prevention program.

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Trainer Bob Baffert says Justify is doing well and is still on track for the Preakness after the Kentucky Derby winner was treated for a bruised heel on his left hind foot.

Kentucky's Largest School District To Tackle Racial Equity

May 10, 2018

Kentucky's largest school district is launching a policy to tackle racial inequality in a move officials call "historic."

Will Tariffs Kill Rural Papers?

May 10, 2018
Kentucky News Connection

Newspapers are sounding the alarm about a new tariff on newsprint that is having unexpected consequences.

Josh James / WUKY

Gov. Matt Bevin's legal team says Kentucky's newest abortion law seeks to prevent a "barbaric" procedure while a fetus is still alive in the womb.

AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is lining up solidly behind President Donald Trump’s pick to head the CIA, but the nominee still needs to convince Kentucky’s junior senator her confirmation won’t send the wrong signal to international allies and adversaries.


Four Kentucky high school students have been named 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars.

AP Photo/Alex Brandon

President Donald Trump's nominee to be the next CIA director said Wednesday the spy agency learned "tough lessons" from its use of harsh detention and interrogation tactics on terror suspects after 9/11 and that if confirmed, she would not permit the CIA to restart such a program.