Local/Regional News

Americans United for Separation of Church and State

Gov. Matt Bevin is asking a judge to toss out a court settlement meant to guard against the religious indoctrination of children in the foster care system.

AP / Carolyn Kaster

After a rocky start to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Kentucky delegates say they’re happy to see the process move toward the official nomination of Donald Trump Tuesday.

Judge Lets Attorney General Intervene In Retirement Suit

Jul 19, 2016
Josh James / WUKY

A state judge has ruled Kentucky's Democratic attorney general can intervene in a lawsuit challenging the Republican governor's decision to remove the chairman of the state's retirement system board of trustees.

Josh James / WUKY

Students and officials at the University of Kentucky gathered Monday to address the climate of rising racial tensions in the country with an event dubbed “We Belong UK.”

Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet

A Kentucky reform advocate has become one of the first to have his felony record expunged under a new state law passed during the 2016 General Assembly.

Kentucky Lawmakers Criticize Benefind Contract

Jul 15, 2016
benefind.ky.gov

The launch of a state public benefit system has drawn criticism from a bipartisan group of Kentucky lawmakers.

LRC Public Information

Kentucky’s first Hispanic member of the General Assembly has been tapped for a primetime speaking spot at the Republican National Convention next week.

Associated Press

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will attend and speak at next week's Republican National Convention but his colleague apparently will not.  U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says he's skipping the event.

Josh James / WUKY

Friday House Bill 40 goes into effect in Kentucky, meaning many former felons in will have a chance to expunge certain Class D felony convictions from their records. But officials with the Administrative Office of the Courts are asking for patience as the new system launches.

Samantha Lederman

There’s one more place in the downtown area to beat the heat.  A brand new splash pad has been installed near Thoroughbred Park across the street from the Herald Leader building. 

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