Local/Regional News

Amazon Employees Are Getting A Pay Raise

Oct 2, 2018
Associated Press

Amazon is boosting its minimum wage for all U.S. workers to $15 per hour starting next month. The company said Tuesday that the wage hike will benefit more than 350,000 workers, which includes full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal positions. Employees at Whole Foods, which Amazon now owns, will get the same pay hike. Amazon's hourly operations and customer service employees, some who already make $15 per hour, will also see a wage increase, the Seattle-based company said.

AP Photo/Alex Brandon

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate will vote this week on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court.

A judge has ruled that a lawsuit filed by a former public health dentist at the University of Kentucky who said he was fired for publicly criticizing Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's plan to overhaul the state's Medicaid program can go to trial.

Kentucky Department of Education

The Kentucky Board of Education is scheduled to vote this Wednesday on new minimum high school graduation requirements. If the measure passes, starting in the fall of 2019, high school freshmen would have to pass a college or work ready exam that includes reading and math.

Kentucky Moves Up In The Polls

Oct 1, 2018
UK Athletics

Kentucky's offense showed the intensity that helped earn its first Top 25 in nearly 11 years. When things sputtered afterward against South Carolina, the Wildcats' defense rose to the challenge with clutch plays to ensure their new-found status ended on a high note. They have moved from number 17 to 13 in the Associated Press Poll.

AP Photo/Dylan Lovan

In a setback for Kentucky's Republican governor, a federal judge has struck down a state law requiring abortion clinics to have written agreements with a hospital and an ambulance service in case of medical emergencies.

AP PHOTO/LM OTERO, FILE

Kentucky health officials are confirming the West Nile virus in five Louisville residents.

A Kentucky bar owner says some white nationalists pepper-sprayed her general manager and harassed people attending a Democratic Socialists of America meeting.

Associated Press

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released the following statement regarding Thursday’s Judiciary Committee hearing:

A Republican candidate for Kentucky's House of Representative says he takes full responsibility for using government resources for his campaign.

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