Local/Regional News


Today marks the start of Lexington’s Fourth of July Festival, three days packed full of activities to celebrate our nation’s independence.

Josh James / WUKY

The attorney for a group of Louisville business owners says he intends to take the fight over the city’s newly-instituted minimum wage to the Kentucky Supreme Court.

Noah's Ark Developer Seeking Lost Kentucky Tax Incentive

Jul 1, 2015

Lawyers for a Christian ministry that's building a Noah's ark theme park in Kentucky say state officials violated First Amendment religious protections when they denied the project a state tax incentive worth millions.

Attorney Seeks In-Court Demonstration Of Instant Racing

Jul 1, 2015

A Franklin Circuit judge has heard arguments over whether a slot-machine type of horse racing game can be demonstrated in court.

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis shut her blinds when she arrived at work Tuesday, blocking the view of several dozen rainbow-clad protesters outside her office who chanted "do your job" and carried signs that read "You Don't Own Marriage."


Work continues on Lexington’s Community Health Improvement Plan. The initiative launched in 2012 to identify and help remedy residents’ top health concerns narrowed its focus to three priorities, two of which may not sound like the typical issues tackled by a health agency.

City Dedicates New Park Near Clay Estate

Jun 30, 2015

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, Council member Bill Farmer and other dignitaries were on hand today to re-dedicate a one acre plot of land that once was part of Ashland the Henry Clay Estate.

Kentucky Historical Society

A state panel has updated its website to take public comments about the Jefferson Davis statue in the Kentucky Capitol.

Josh James / WUKY

City officials joined the Lexington Humane Society Monday in unveiling of two new transport trailers designed to house animals during emergencies. And the mobile units could wind up saving the lives of pets and their owners.


After six months of negotiations, debate, and public review, the ink appears to be drying on Lexington’s next budget.