Local/Regional News

Tuition And Salaries Expected To Rise At UK

Jun 15, 2016

The cost of a diploma is about to go up at the University of Kentucky, but so are salaries.

Kentucky Overdose Deaths Increase By 16%

Jun 14, 2016
Associated Press

Kentucky overdose deaths rose 16 percent in 2015, the first year state lawmakers toughened penalties for traffickers and increased spending on addiction programs.

UK To Develop Concussion Protocol For Jockeys

Jun 14, 2016

The University of Kentucky is developing the first ever concussion protocol for jockeys.  The university announced a three-year study on Monday in partnership with the Jockeys' Guild and several thoroughbred organizations.

Kentucky Attorney General To Serve On Anti-Drug Committee

Jun 14, 2016
Office of Kentucky Attorney General

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear has been named co-chairman of a group of law enforcement officials that battles substance abuse.  Beshear will serve on the Substance Abuse Committee of the National Association of Attorneys General.

Kentucky Blood Center

It’s been anything but a typical Monday at Kentucky Blood Center.  Communications manager Denise Fields tells WUKY lines have grown longer for people wanting to do something meaningful in the wake of the Orlando shootings.

Hundreds of single flames illuminated the sky Sunday night at Triangle Park and prayer and hymns were led from a temporary podium as children played in the nearby fountain, still innocent to the events that had taken place the night before in Orlando.

President Carter Tours Ark Park Site

Jun 10, 2016
Associated Press

Former President Jimmy Carter visited the site of a Noah's Ark attraction being built in central Kentucky.  Carter toured the 510-foot-long wooden ark after an invitation from a friend whose firm is helping construct the ark. The attraction is set to open on July 7.

AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File

In an unusually candid interview with Bloomberg Politics, Senator Mitch McConnell offered a window into his thinking on presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.

AP Photo/Paul Sancya

In a rare show of bipartisan cooperation, Congress approved a sweeping federal overhaul of chemical safety laws this week. But one lawmaker not cheering is Kentucky’s junior senator, Rand Paul.

Saying Farewell To The Greatest

Jun 9, 2016
Associated Press

The Latest on memorials for boxing great Muhammad Ali.