Local/Regional News

Lexmark Announces 700 Planned Layoffs For Next Year

Aug 8, 2017

Lexmark says it's planning to lay off 700 of its 10,000 worldwide employees over the next year as part of a restructuring of the printer company.

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Gov. Matt Bevin kicked off AutoVision 2017 Monday. The annual two–day gathering draws auto industry executives, insiders, and analysts to Lexington.


A new study shows a growing disparity between infant mortality and life expectancy rates in Appalachia compared with the rest of the country.

Today the ribbon was cut on the newest public high school in Fayette County.  The Fayette County Public School Board also voted to cancel classes on August 21st, the day of the solar eclipse.

Beshear, Adkins Use Fancy Farm As Test For 2019

Aug 6, 2017
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Andy Beshear says he has not decided if he will run for governor in 2019, but his tax returns tell a different story. 

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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has won a property tax dispute that had prompted two ethics complaints from people who had questioned whether the governor and his wife got a sweetheart deal when buying their new home.

UK Healthcare Resumes Pediatric Heart Surgeries

Aug 4, 2017
UK Healthcare

After shutting down its pediatric heart surgery program in 2012, due to a rise in surgical related deaths, UK Healthcare is touting a new partnership with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. 

Senate Confirms Craft As US Ambassador To Canada

Aug 3, 2017
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The U.S. Senate has confirmed Kentucky native Kelly Knight Craft as the next ambassador to Canada.

Judge Dismisses Charge Against GOP Lawmaker In Kentucky

Aug 2, 2017
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A Kentucky state lawmaker criticized for trying to pass legislation that would have benefited his liquor store business has been cleared of a criminal charge filed against him earlier this year.

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Attorney General Andy Beshear says any investigations into allegations of sexual misconduct by former Gov. Julian Carroll – or the response by law enforcement – remain in the hands of Kentucky State Police, while some observers see a potential role for the top law enforcement official.