Local/Regional News

Josh James / WUKY

Republican leaders in the Kentucky House are preparing to unveil legislation aimed at increasing the state’s workforce by offering transitional support to ease people off public assistance.

Coates Featured at Area's Martin Luther King Day Celebration

Jan 17, 2020
UK Now

In remembrance and celebration of Martin Luther King's impact on civil rights, the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebration will take place in downtown Lexington Monday, Jan. 20, with the Freedom March, followed by the commemorative holiday program.  UK Now's Carl Nathe speaks with the community celebration's long-time organizers.

Kentucky's Rupp Arena Rebranded In Naming Rights Deal

Jan 16, 2020
AP File Photo

Kentucky's Rupp Arena is getting a new name. The home court of Kentucky's men's basketball team. The 44-year-old home of the Wildcats will be called Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center,  Under the 14-year rights agreement with the Lexington-area bank the university's marketing partner will be paid $1.5 annually.   Karyn Czar has details.

AP Photo/Wayne Parry

A bill permitting sports betting in Kentucky easily sailed through committee Wednesday in a unanimous vote could bode well for the measure's future.

AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley

Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear used his first major speech to a joint session of the General Assembly to press for teacher raises, healthcare guarantees for those with pre-existing conditions, and a return to civility. Reviews of the State of the Commonwealth address, however, were split down party lines.

Toyota Recalls Thousands Of Vehicles

Jan 14, 2020
Associated Press

Toyota is recalling nearly 700,000 vehicles in the U.S. because the fuel pumps can fail and cause engines to stall. That can increase the risk of a crash.

AP File Photo

An updated version of the state's bipartisan school safety bill would require that school resource officers carry firearms.

Police Release New Info On Cold Case

Jan 13, 2020

Kentucky State Police have released new information in a 32-year-old cold case in hopes of identifying the victim. Police said in a statement that the female victim was found in rural Owen County in 1988. Police say new information leads investigators to believe the victim had affiliations to Columbus, Ohio and/or Miami, Florida.

National Park Service

Mammoth Cave National Park is offering free tours in honor of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. The park can accommodate 70 people on each Mammoth Passage tour.

Rapid Confirmations Reshaping Judicial Branch

Jan 13, 2020

Over the past few years, the U.S. Senate has confirmed 185 of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees, the majority of whom have a conservative track record. Along with two Supreme Court justices, senators have confirmed 50 circuit court and 133 district court judges.