Local/Regional News

Josh James / WUKY

Developers broke ground on a new hotel at The Summit at Fritz Farm Thursday. The $24 million dollar development is only the second of its kind so far.

CentrePointe Project Picks Up New Local Investor

Oct 11, 2017
The Webb Companies

The Lexington Herald Leader is reporting that a new investor has signed on to help with the CentrePointe construction project.  The Webb Companies announced on Wednesday that Lexington-based Greer Companies is investing money and manpower into the venture.

Kentucky Gets $3M Grant To Investigate Sexual Assault

Oct 11, 2017
Josh James

The federal government has given the Kentucky Attorney General's Office $3 million to investigate sexual assault cold cases.  The grant from the U.S. Department of Justice will pay for a victim advocate, investigator and prosecutor among others to form a sexual assault cold case unit.

Report: Massive Increase In Kentucky Disability Recipients

Oct 11, 2017

Kentucky officials say a new report shows a massive increase in the number of Kentucky adults and children receiving disability benefits.  The report was prepared by Kentucky's Disability Determination Services and covers a 35-year timeframe between 1980 and 2015.  During that time, it says Kentucky's population grew by 21 percent. Meanwhile, the state's combined disability enrollment grew by 249 percent, and childhood enrollment grew 449 percent.

Josh James / WUKY

A national group of emergency physicians says policies put in place by health insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield are shifting the bill for some ER trips to patients.

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday that he will sign a new rule overriding the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era effort to limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants.


Friday was a nearly perfect day to head to Keeneland for opening day of the Fall Race Meeting.  WUKY's Karyn Czar couldn't pass up the opportunity.

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Sen. Rand Paul is open to discussions about the restrictions surrounding bump stocks – the device used by the Las Vegas gunman to boost the firing speed of semi-automatic weapons – but he says he needs to study the issue in more detail.

Pedestrian Killed In Hit And Run

Oct 6, 2017

A pedestrian was killed last night in a hit and run accident on Winchester Road.


LexVegFest returns for a second round this weekend, but organizers say the festival centered around plant-based eating elected to try out a new location.