Local/Regional News

Fort Campbell Soldiers Returning Home

Jan 12, 2017

Another group of Fort Campbell soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division is expected to return to the post.

Agency Says U of L Probation Due To Governor's Actions

Jan 11, 2017

The accrediting body for the University of Louisville says it has placed the school on probation because Republican Gov. Matt Bevin interfered with the board of trustees' decisions and did not use a "fair process for the dismissal of board members."

Bevin Inquiry Alleges Democrats Coerced Worker Contributions

Jan 11, 2017
AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley

An investigation by Republican Gov. Matt Bevin is relying on interviews with 16 anonymous state workers to conclude officials in the previous Democratic administration committed "wholesale violations of state law."


The Kentucky Department of Revenue and the Fayette County Property Valuation Administrator has announced changes aimed at preventing abuse of tax breaks, but officials say legislative action is needed to clean up “inadequate” rules.

AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley/Evan Vucci

Both of Kentucky’s senators agree that the Affordable Care Act should be scrapped, but a rift is developing between the two over just how Congress should wind down the 2010 health reform law.

Local Civil Rights Icon Audrey Grevious Dies

Jan 10, 2017

A long-time educator who was credited with helping integrate downtown Lexington businesses in the early 1960’s has died.  Former local NAACP president Audrey Grevious passed away Friday at the age of 86.  Grevious, who along with Julia Lewis of the Congress of Racial Equality or CORE, led numerous sit-ins and protests at segregated stores, theaters and lunch counters. 

Parker Beam, Master Distiller Of Heaven Hill Bourbon Dies

Jan 9, 2017
Nunn Center

Parker Beam, longtime master distiller for Kentucky-based Heaven Hill Distilleries, has died after battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig's disease. He was 75.

Josh James / WUKY

Seven new laws – ranging from new abortion restrictions to labor union changes – go into effect in Kentucky this week, but one is already running into a legal challenge.

Associated Press

Kentucky's highest court has agreed to fast track a lawsuit between the state's Republican governor and Democratic attorney general over the leadership of the University of Louisville.

Bevin: New Laws Will Be In Effect By Monday

Jan 7, 2017
Associated Press

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin says all of the bills approved by the state legislature will be in effect on Monday.  The state legislature passed seven bills during a rare Saturday session.