Local/Regional News

Keeneland's fall meet opens with several Breeders' Cup prep races headlining 18 stakes events worth a record $5.575 million.

Karyn Czar / WUKY

Kentucky graduates nearly 90 percent of its high school seniors every year, one of the highest rates in the country.

Mary Todd Lincoln House

If you want to take a Sunday stroll and brush up on your Civil War history the Mary Todd Lincoln House is giving you the chance to do just that.  The restored childhood home of the First Lady is again offering guided tours of the Lexington Cemetery all month long.

Associated Press

Kentucky could soon require students to pass exit exams in math and reading before. The Kentucky Board of Education is scheduled to vote on new minimum high school graduation requirements on Wednesday. The proposal would require 10th grade students to take reading and math tests. Students can retake the tests twice per year if necessary.

Hundreds Of Teacher Candidates Shake Up Midterm Elections

Oct 3, 2018
Associated Press

Teachers have been making their mark in the U.S. midterm elections, running in what may be unprecedented numbers and empowered by the successful #RedForEd protests for higher teacher pay and increased school spending.


The Kentucky Board of Education has voted to make Wayne Lewis the state's education commissioner.

Josh James / WUKY

Lexington mayoral candidate Linda Gorton is outlining her roadmap for the city she hopes to lead in a wide-ranging 27-page booklet, released on Tuesday. 

A Catholic diocese in Kentucky has permanently suspended a priest accused of sexual abuse.

Kentucky has been granted an extension to comply with a federal ID law that affects plane travelers. Kenton County Circuit Court Clerk John Middleton tweeted Monday that Homeland Security granted an extension for REAL IDs compliance.

'Purple Purse' Program Raises Funds For Domestic Violence Survivors

Oct 2, 2018
Kentucky News Connection

It can take more than courage to leave an abusive situation, as money concerns often prevent survivors of domestic violence from getting away from their abuser. And this month, the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence is asking folks across the Commonwealth to help raise money to provide emergency assistance for survivors of domestic abuse.