Local/Regional News

Tubby Smith Honored With University Basketball Court

Feb 9, 2017
Lexington Herald-Leader

High Point University will name the basketball court in its planned new arena after University of Memphis men's basketball head coach Tubby Smith and his wife Donna Smith, who met while they attended the school.

Weather Causes Flight Cancellations

Feb 9, 2017

Four flights have been canceled today at Blue Grass Airport because of winter weather in the northeast.

Josh James / WUKY

Kentucky lawmakers have advanced a bill that would make it a hate crime to attack law enforcement officers and other first responders.

Josh James / WUKY

In his State of the Commonwealth address Wednesday night, Gov. Matt Bevin hailed the early work of the new Republican majorities in Frankfort and vowed to make Kentucky a national model in areas ranging from manufacturing to post-Affordable Care Act health reforms.

Josh James / WUKY

An energized overflow crowd packed into the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort Wednesday for the Kentucky Right to Life Association's annual rally.

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes responds to a letter from Congress requesting information regarding Kentucky elections, presumably based on President Trump's allegations relating to voter fraud in the 2016 election.

Josh James / WUKY

As state lawmakers gear up for round two of the 2017 legislative session, so too are activists – some of whom are getting involved in politics for the first time.

Former Lexington Councilman David Stevens Dies

Feb 7, 2017
Kentucky Center For Smoke Free Policy

A former longtime member of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council, who was instrumental in passing the city’s public no-smoking ordinance, has died. Dr. David B. Stevens served on the council for sixteen years before stepping down in 2008.

AP Pat Sullivan

Every law enforcement agency certified through the Kentucky Law Enforcement Foundation Program Fund has adopted new sexual assault policies mandated by the 2016 General Assembly. The changes are aimed at preventing another backlog of rape kits.

Woman Who Tried To Extort Money From Rick Pitino Is Out Of Prison

Feb 6, 2017

A TV station in Louisville is reporting that Karen Sypher has been released from federal prison and is now in a halfway house.