Local/Regional News

At Fancy Farm, Democrats Vie For Influence Ahead Of 2019

Aug 5, 2018
AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley

At the 138th Fancy Farm picnic, the barbs were sharp and the pressure was intense.  And that was just among Democrats.

Associated Press

Saying it was never too soon to start, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell formally announced his 2020 re-election bid in his home state Saturday and tapped the young leader of the state's House Republicans as his campaign chairman.

AP Photo/Stephan Savoia

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin is sounding confident an agreement will eventually be reached on trade between the U.S. and China.

Kentucky AG Hosting Sexual Assault Kit Training

Aug 3, 2018
Josh James / WUKY

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear is co-hosting a national workshop on helping law enforcement handle of sexual assault forensic kits that have not been submitted for testing.

Kentucky Democrat Criticized For Ad Depicting Lynching

Aug 3, 2018

A Kentucky Democrat running for a judicial position is being criticized by his own party over a campaign ad that depicts a lynching.

Lexington Launching Program To Help Homeless Get IDs

Aug 3, 2018

A new program to help homeless people in Kentucky get official identification cards is launching next week.

AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File

Half a year after terminating Kentucky's "adoption czar," Gov. Matt Bevin has selected a couple with 10 children to help improve the state's overwhelmed child welfare system.

Kentucky is poised to receive more than $158 million for construction projects at its military bases.

Josh James / WUKY

As Republicans in Congress prepare for a possible backlash this fall against President Donald Trump, their counterparts in the Kentucky legislature are grappling with a similar threat from the state's teachers and public workers.

Papa Johns Founder Wants Back In

Aug 2, 2018
Associated Press

The founder of Papa John's says the pizza chain does well with him as its public face, and that it was a mistake for the company to scrub him from its marketing materials after he acknowledged using a racial slur last month.