Local/Regional News

U.S. Attorney's Office

A Lexington man is facing life behind bars for distributing a mixture of heroin and fentanyl that resulted in an overdose death. The chief federal law enforcement officer for the region says it’s a sentence that’s becoming more common the longer the drug problem persists.

UK Healthcare

Medical researchers at The University of Kentucky will be studying the link between obesity and cancer, thanks to an $11.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

A new Kentucky law removes a barrier that victims of domestic violence often face when making the difficult decision to leave their abuser. House Bill 309 gives people with a long-term protective order the ability to terminate a rental lease with 30 days notice to their landlord.

Bardstown City Council Fires Mayor

Apr 14, 2017

The Bardstown City Council has voted to fire the city's mayor.

U.S. Department of Defense via AP

An expert on military airpower and national security at the University of Kentucky says this week’s airstrike in Afghanistan was surprising, but media coverage may be overhyping the size of the weapon dropped near the Pakistani border Thursday.

Jefferson County Superintendent To Resign July 1

Apr 14, 2017

Dr. Donna Hargens is stepping down from her role as the Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent.

State's Courts Administrative Arm Being Investigated

Apr 14, 2017
Lexington Herald Leader

The Administrative Office of the Courts says it is being investigated for possible irregularities with its employee-only auctions of surplus vehicles

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is repeating a call for so-called “safe zones” within Syria to help stem the flow of refugees out of the country.

Kentucky Burning Commercially Grown Hemp With Too Much THC

Apr 13, 2017
Josh James / WUKY

Kentucky agriculture officials say they're burning a fraction of the hemp crop being grown in the state for commercial purposes because it contains a higher level of a psychoactive compound than is legally allowed.

Josh James / WUKY

6th District Congressman Andy Barr laid out a positive vision of the Republican agenda in Lexington Wednesday, waxing optimistic about a revival of the GOP's healthcare reform efforts. But the lawmaker’s visit drew a less warm reception outside.