Local/Regional News

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Lexington is one of nine Kentucky cities that will receive millions in American Rescue Plan dollars directly from the federal government, but it could be a while before those funds get farmed out into the community. 

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A pre-filed bill limiting transgender girls' and women's participation in school sports in Kentucky could run afoul of Title IX, according to the latest statement by the U.S. Department of Education. 

Karyn Czar, WUKY

The University of Kentucky has been selected to head up a national research study of the Moderna vaccine's effectiveness and the dosasge needed to protect young children against COVID-19. Karyn Czar reports.

Pressure is likely to mount on Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear to call a special session this year to vote on redistricting maps, which will require lawmakers to refashion dwindling districts on the ends of the state. 


Google today announced that Milo Golding, an 11th grader at Lexington Christian Academy, is the winner of Google’s national Doodle for Google contest. Tomorrow, millions of people will see his artwork featured on Google’s homepage for twenty-four hours. WUKY's Karyn Czar reports.


A new online driver’s license renewal system could save Kentuckians a trip to the licensing office.

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says the nation could see a repeat of the 2016 fight over a U.S. Supreme Court vacancy if Republicans win back control of the Senate. 


The University of Kentucky is sticking with its plan not to mandate COVID-19 vaccination, but unvaccinated employees, students, and visitors to campus will still be required to wear masks indoors and in crowded areas outdoors.

Josh James / WUKY

A proposed ban on no-knock warrants took one more step toward final passage Thursday, following public comment from speakers who said the mayor’s moratorium doesn’t go far enough.

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Lexington leaders are discussing locating new senior recreation services at Shillito Park.