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Lexington Herald Leader | February 23, 2019
The stabbing death of a Corbin man in Knox County on Friday night is under investigation. About 10 p.m. Friday, Kentucky State Police troopers were called in to help the … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 23, 2019
Just days after the McCracken County High School principal was charged for allegedly not reporting abuse, another school employee is facing criminal charges over inappropriate behavior toward students. The McCracken … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 23, 2019
Managers at Lake Cumberland announced plans for unprecedented discharges at Wolf Creek Dam as the water level in the lake crept toward a record. The lake hit an elevation of … Click to Continue »
Democrats Try To Make Gains With Governors In 2019 Elections | WUKY
WUKY | February 22, 2019
Though the national political focus has largely turned to the 2020 presidential campaign, three Southern states will see hard-fought governors' races this year, with Democrats trying to show they can compete in Donald Trump territory.
Lexington Herald Leader | February 22, 2019
A woman was arrested Thursday in Laurel County after sheriff’s deputies reportedly found sweet treats laced with marijuana in her truck. Ashley N. Mullins, 31, of East Bernstadt is charged … Click to Continue »
Gun, Abortion Bills Clear Kentucky Senate | WUKY
WUKY | February 22, 2019
Two perennial conservative touchstones — gun rights and abortion — took center stage in the Kentucky Senate Thursday, as lawmakers approved two major bills that gained momentum this week.
Kentucky Writers Hall Of Fame Welcomes Six New Inductees | WUKY
WUKY | February 22, 2019
Literary artists and fans of their work gathered at the Kentucky Theatre Wednesday night for the 7th annual Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. WUKY's Karyn Czar reports.
Lexington Herald Leader | February 22, 2019
After a sometimes contentious two-hour discussion, the Lexington Fayette-Urban County Council voted Thursday night to include properties along Nicholasville Road in a six-month moratorium on demolitions and zone changes. Thursday … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 22, 2019
Storms and more heavy rain will blow through the Bluegrass this weekend, bringing the renewed possibility of more flooding. And this time, says WKYT-TV Chief Meteorologist Chris Bailey, there could … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 22, 2019
The Drew Barrymore movie “The Stand In” will be filming at a scenic downtown Versailles store next week. The Amsden building houses a bourbon bar, coffee house and store. Alex … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 22, 2019
The 17-year-old who pleaded guilty last month to manslaughter in the death of her stepmother said in open court Friday that she is sorry. “I cannot tell you how sorry … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 22, 2019
The University of Kentucky will partner with a private real estate company to turn the former Kennedy’s Bookstore corner into 900 new parking spots, in addition to retail and “innovation” … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 22, 2019
Kentucky lawmakers use labels like “disgusting” and “not part of acceptable dinner-time family conversations” to describe the sexual behavior they want to outlaw. At issue in this year’s General Assembly … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 22, 2019
The water elevation at Lake Cumberland has hit a level seen only three times since Wolf Creek Dam was finished nearly 70 years ago, and is approaching a record with … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 22, 2019
University of Kentucky students aren’t more depressed or anxious than students around the country. The upticks in mental health issues can be found on college campuses all over the country. … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 22, 2019
Eight months after closing the doors on National Avenue, the new Cosmic Charlie’s will officially open Friday. Owner John Tresaloni said that he’s excited to finally be staging live music … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 22, 2019
The Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents voted to take over ownership of White Hall State Historic Site at its meeting on Friday. The deal includes a two-year probationary period, … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 22, 2019
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is recommending President Donald Trump appoint Kentucky native Kelly Craft, now the U.S. Ambassador to Canada, as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, boosting her … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 22, 2019
A former University of Kentucky student who is accused of striking and killing 4-year-old Marco Shemwell outside a UK football game appeared in Fayette Circuit Court Friday morning on a … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 22, 2019
A Lexington man who police say broke into a home and fatally shot a man over a scuffle involving a shotgun pleaded guilty Friday to reduced charges. Jesse Ray Nance, … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 22, 2019
A suspect has been arrested in Elizabethtown after shootings left two people dead and two others injured, according to police. At around 11:30 p.m. Thursday, Elizabethtown police received a report … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 22, 2019
U.S. prosecutors have charged an IRS employee with leaking banking records of President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen that flagged suspicious activity, the U.S. attorney's office in San … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 22, 2019
A bill that would cut jobless benefits for unemployed Kentuckians advanced to the state House floor on Thursday after the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce told lawmakers it would “get people … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 22, 2019
The attorney for a man who attacked U.S. Sen. Rand Paul in a dispute over lawn maintenance has appealed a jury's decision to award the lawmaker $580,000 in damages. The … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 21, 2019
Lexington’s Courthouse Square, the newly renovated old Fayette County Courthouse, unveiled a wall panel Wednesday telling the story of Henry A. Tandy, a former slave who became one of Kentucky’s … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 21, 2019
Heavy rains in recent days have pushed Lake Cumberland higher than it’s been in more than 20 years, and the level is expected to continue to rise. But Wolf Creek … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 21, 2019
Many people who own houseboats on Kentucky lakes are shirking local and state property taxes, but a bill pending before state lawmakers would change that, according to supporters of the … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 21, 2019
Ball Homes proposes to build 12 apartment buildings with 336 apartments at 6600 Man o’ War Boulevard, in the Hamburg area. In an application filed with the Lexington-Fayette Urban County … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 21, 2019
Most Kentucky voters and gun owners support a state law requiring a permit and safety training to carry a concealed handgun in public and do not want to see it … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 21, 2019
A bill to legalize and tax sports betting in Kentucky and devote much of the estimated tens of millions of dollars in revenue to public pensions flew out of a … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 21, 2019
We are dealing with a mainly dry day, but the next system is ready to roll into Kentucky over the next few days. This is going to bring a lot … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 21, 2019
A state senator wants more direct-care employees working in Kentucky’s nursing homes, which are among the lowest rated in the nation. Senate Bill 206, filed by Sen. Tom Buford, would … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 21, 2019
A woman abducted from an Ohio college campus and later fatally shot in Kentucky had complained to police about her ex-boyfriend abusing her, police records show. The Mansfield News Journal … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 21, 2019
Authorities believe a “large animal” is responsible for an attack that killed six llamas on a farm near a zoo in Kentucky. Louisville Llama Farm owner Caroline Willette tells the … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 21, 2019
A man was found dead Wednesday after a reported shooting in a Shelby County home. Investigators were called at about 4 a.m. Wednesday to a house at 434 Bardstown Trail … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 21, 2019
With comparisons to Nazi German eugenicists and American slaveholders, a House committee on Wednesday approved a bill that would ban abortion in Kentucky for women seeking to end their pregnancies … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 21, 2019
A Mercer County man faces 15 to 30 years in federal prison after pleading guilty Thursday to a charge of making child-porn videos with a 7-year-old child. Rafael W. Poynter, … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 21, 2019
A plane has crashed at Capital City Airport in Frankfort, according to airport and fire department personnel. Frankfort Fire Department Chief Wayne Briscoe said a small plane ran off the … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 21, 2019
The city of Lexington’s $590 million, federally-mandated sewer and storm water upgrade is currently $95 million under budget about half-way through the more than 12-year program, city officials said this … Click to Continue »
Kentucky Teen At Center Of Viral Encounter Sues Over Stories | WUKY
WUKY | February 21, 2019
The Kentucky teen at the heart of an encounter last month with a Native American activist at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington is suing The Washington Post for $250 million, alleging the newspaper falsely labeled him a racist. His attorneys are threatening numerous other news organizations, includi...
Clash Over Secretary Of State's Authority Intensifies | WUKY
WUKY | February 21, 2019
As a top Senate Republican leads the charge to revoke her authority over the State Board of Elections, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is calling for the release of all voter registration system searches, in a bid to clear her name.
Lexington Herald Leader | February 21, 2019
If there is one thing Kentucky doesn’t need, it is more government secrecy. That is especially true when it comes to the ever-growing sums of taxpayer money spent on corporate … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 21, 2019
The Bluegrass Sports Commission has terminated Chief Executive Officer Brian Miller after discovering “possible inappropriate business activities” as the commission struggles with financial issues stemming from the Barbasol PGA Tournament … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 20, 2019
Some parents of students at the Kentucky School for the Deaf are asking Kentucky Board of Education members to act on alleged problems at the residential school in Danville, ranging … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 20, 2019
Five years ago, Jacqueline Coleman declared herself a “pro-life” Democrat, but now Andy Beshear’s running mate in the 2019 race for governor says she supports “each individual woman’s constitutional right … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 20, 2019
Michael Ceglinski, principal of McCracken County High School in Western Kentucky, has been suspended with pay and charged with two misdemeanors after allegedly not reporting abuse of his students. In … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 20, 2019
The House budget committee approved a surprise request Tuesday by Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration to borrow about $75 million and spend another $25 million in the current two-year state budget … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 20, 2019
Things are coming down to the wire on “Top Chef” Kentucky, where this week they will have to bid against each other for their ingredients at Keeneland. The title of … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 20, 2019
Heavy rain caused flooding and temporary closings of portions of some Lexington roads Wednesday. Additional bouts of heavy rain could cause additional street flooding during the day. … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 20, 2019
Lexington’s Most Wanted is a service of the Office of the Fayette County Sheriff and the Lexington Herald-Leader. (Like the sheriff’s office on Facebook.) Each week, a new photo lineup … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 20, 2019
Thousands of people are expected to flock to Keeneland for a new event this August, and horses aren’t involved. AC Entertainment, founders and producers of Bonnaroo and producers of Forecastle, … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 20, 2019
A Lexington councilman urged his colleagues Tuesday to reverse an earlier decision to exempt properties along Nicholasville Road from a six-month moratorium on demolitions and zone changes as the neighborhood … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 20, 2019
The Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents is expected to vote Friday on taking ownership of Madison County’s White Hall State Historic Site from the state. The move is part … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 20, 2019
A man accused of murdering a woman outside a Lexington gentleman’s club in January was arrested Tuesday in Detroit, according to Lexington police. James Ragland II had been wanted for … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 20, 2019
Lexington police urged drivers not to travel through flooded areas Wednesday morning. West High Street at South Broadway, near Rupp Arena and Lexington Center construction, was closed for more than … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 20, 2019
What sound or reflection is revealed when you think of Los Lobos? Is it the fervent roots-driven rock ‘n’ roll behind the “How Will the Wolf Survive?” album that broke … Click to Continue »
Railbird Festival To Ride Into Keeneland This Summer | WUKY
WUKY | February 20, 2019
A new event has been added to the Keeneland calendar this year and it isn't a horse race. WUKY's Karyn Czar covered the announcement and she files this report.
Weather Causes Delays And Cancellations For Air Travelers | WUKY
WUKY | February 20, 2019
Several flights in and out of Lexington's Bluegrass Airport are cancelled or delayed because of weather. Officials advise checking your flight status before heading to the airport.
Lexington Herald Leader | February 20, 2019
A Lexington man pleaded guilty but mentally ill Wednesday to killing his ex-girlfriend, 20-year-old Haley Bourgeois, and then dismembering her body. Under the plea agreement, Patrick Ryan Jones, 27, faces … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 20, 2019
Within the last year, a sell-out show by Nelly at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in May and a heavily attended concert by Snoop Dogg at Rupp Arena this past December has … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 20, 2019
Attorneys for the Covington Catholic High School student who became the center of a national news story said they have filed a lawsuit on his behalf against The Washington Post. … Click to Continue »
The Teacher Pension Debate Is Back — But With A 'More Promising' Bill? | WUKY
WUKY | February 20, 2019
Pension reform is back on the menu in Frankfort. A Republican lawmaker is filing a bill dealing with the Teacher Retirement System just hours before the filing deadline.
Four Bills Aim To Further Restrict Abortion In Kentucky. Here's Where They Stand. | WUKY
WUKY | February 20, 2019
An array of anti-abortion bills unveiled by the Kentucky General Assembly's self-described pro-life caucus early this year remain on pace to reach the governor's desk. Wednesday, a fourth emerged from committee.
Prayer, 'In God We Trust' Bills Focus On Public Schools | WUKY
WUKY | February 20, 2019
Lawmakers in Frankfort are weighing bills that would set aside a Day of Prayer each year and require Kentucky public elementary and secondary schools to display the motto “In God We Trust” in a prominent location.
Lexington Herald Leader | February 20, 2019
Despite opposition from some members, the House Education Committee on Wednesday approved a bill that would require public schools to display the national motto, “In God We Trust,” in a … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 20, 2019
A bill pending in the Kentucky House would punch new holes in the state’s Open Records Act, making it harder to follow public incentives offered to companies by the Economic … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 20, 2019
Heavy rains continue to work across the region today, bringing the potential for high water issues. This is the first of two systems to impact the region. Today’s rainfall comes … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 20, 2019
A court date has been set for a former Hickman, Kentucky, public works employee accused of providing an inmate under his supervision with methamphetamine. The Paducah Sun reports a judge … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 20, 2019
An increase in the number of wild hogs at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area on the Kentucky-Tennessee border has officials considering options to get rid of the animals, … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 20, 2019
Kentucky's Republican agriculture commissioner is giving away a green whoopee cushion to highlight his opposition to the "Green New Deal" pushed by Democrats in Congress. Ryan Quarles is running for … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 20, 2019
Three more people have been arrested in connection with a robbery and the shooting of a Kentucky police officer. Hopkinsville Officer Jeremy Davidson was shot in the head and arm … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 20, 2019
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday it would be better off if funds go to the proposed border wall instead of constructing a new … Click to Continue »
Kentucky Inches Closer To The Number One Spot | WUKY
WUKY | February 19, 2019
Tennessee may have won two more games than Kentucky on the hardwood this season, but on Saturday, the Vols 19-game winning streak came to an end in Rupp Arena. That 86-69 loss dropped them from first to fifth in the latest AP top 25-college basketball poll and bumped Kentucky up to the number four s...
Man Accused Of Pulling Gun On Couple Wearing 'MAGA' Hats | WUKY
WUKY | February 19, 2019
A man who was wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat says a Tennessee man took out a gun at a store and told him, "It's a good day for you to die."
Lexington Herald Leader | February 19, 2019
Louie’s Wine Dive, which opened in Chevy Chase just over two years ago, has closed, according to a sign on the door. It apparently closed Sunday; Saturday night was the … Click to Continue »
Whither Pension Reform? | WUKY
WUKY | February 19, 2019
With the deadline to file Senate bills in the rear view mirror and the House due date fast approaching, Kentucky lawmakers say pension reforms could still resurface — in some form.
Kentucky General Assembly Meets, 1800s-Style | WUKY
WUKY | February 19, 2019
Creaking floors. No built-in sound system. And bye-bye flat screen TVs. Tuesday, the Kentucky General Assembly convened inside the state's Old State Capitol Building, where lawmakers used the occasion to reflect on the effect their work will have on future generations.
Lexington Herald Leader | February 19, 2019
Funeral arrangements have been released for two teenage brothers who died after a crash on Harrodsburg Road early Sunday. Robert Andrew “Roan” Sanders, 17, and Neo Sanders, 15, were both … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 19, 2019
A former city worker in Kentucky has pleaded not guilty to charges including murder in the death of a police detective on Christmas Eve. News outlets in Louisville report 60-year-old … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 19, 2019
J.T. Alton Middle School in Vine Grove now has two extra students — two furry ones. Clint, 11, and Victoria, 7, are corgis owned by resource classroom teacher Sylvia Stuckey. … Click to Continue »
Biden In KY: 'You've Never Been Through An Election Like This' | WUKY
WUKY | February 19, 2019
Supporters of 6th District Democratic hopeful Amy McGarth crammed into the Bath County High School gymnasium Friday for a glimpse of their candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden — who urged the party faithful to take back the country and restore a sense of civility in politics.
Trump Visit To EKU Sparks Opposition From Faculty | WUKY
WUKY | February 19, 2019
President Donald Trump's planned visit to Eastern Kentucky University has sparked opposition at the school. Trump's campaign is planning a rally Saturday to support Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, who's in a tight race with Democrat Amy McGrath for the Sixth District seat.
'I've Got Faith': Potential Aluminum Workers Wait On Jobs | WUKY
WUKY | February 19, 2019
Things fall through for Chris Jackson. A construction job, promised if he completed a carpentry program, vanished two weeks before his exit exam. A coveted, $100,000-a-year union job at a steel mill disappeared when the plant closed.
McConnell Says Difficult To Unseat Trump In 2020 | WUKY
WUKY | February 19, 2019
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is warning Republicans considering challenging President Donald Trump in 2020 that it would be "a waste of time."
Trial Begins For 4 Accused In Death Of Olympian's Daughter | WUKY
WUKY | February 19, 2019
A prosecutor says a stolen gun led to the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Trinity Gay, the daughter of Olympian Tyson Gay.
Health Officials Confirm Flu-Related Death | WUKY
WUKY | February 19, 2019
Health officials in Kentucky say a flu-related death has been confirmed in Lexington.
Lexington Herald Leader | February 19, 2019
Tony Foulds has a routine when he visits the memorial for 10 American airmen killed in World War II. First, he kisses his finger and lays it on the metal … Click to Continue »
McConnell Maintains SCOTUS Decisions Line Up With Senate History | WUKY
WUKY | February 19, 2019
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is again defending his decision to deny hearings for former President Barack Obama’s 2016 nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, Merrick Garland, arguing the action was “entirely consistent” with the history of the Senate.
Lexington Herald Leader | February 19, 2019
A Berea woman and Indiana man were identified Tuesday morning as the victims in a fatal crash on Interstate 64 in Frankfort Monday morning. The crash happened around 9:30 a.m. … Click to Continue »
WUKY To Host NPR's 'Morning Edition' Visit To Lexington | WUKY
WUKY | February 19, 2019
National Public Radio is coming to Lexington as a guest of WUKY 91.3 , the University of Kentucky's NPR station. "Morning Edition," NPR's signature morning news show, will originate live 5-7 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, from Broomwagon, a bike shop/coffee shop/café, at 800 North Limestone in Lexington. Th...
Breeders' Cup Preps Highlight Keeneland's Opening Weekend | WUKY
WUKY | February 19, 2019
Keeneland's fall meet opens with several Breeders' Cup prep races headlining 18 stakes events worth a record $5.575 million.
Kentucky Advances New Standards For High School Diplomas | WUKY
WUKY | February 19, 2019
Kentucky graduates nearly 90 percent of its high school seniors every year, one of the highest rates in the country.
Mary Todd Lincoln House Again Offering 'House Divided' Walking Tours This Month | WUKY
WUKY | February 19, 2019
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.
Vote On High School Exit Exams Expected Today | WUKY
WUKY | February 19, 2019
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...
Hundreds Of Teacher Candidates Shake Up Midterm Elections | WUKY
WUKY | February 19, 2019
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.
Wayne Lewis Named Kentucky Education Commissioner | WUKY
WUKY | February 19, 2019
The Kentucky Board of Education has voted to make Wayne Lewis the state's education commissioner.
Gorton Unveils Plan For '21st Century' Lexington | WUKY
WUKY | February 19, 2019
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.
Lexington Herald Leader | February 19, 2019
A contest at a Kentucky rodeo last weekend left several people injured after being struck by a bull. During Saturday’s “Bull Bash” in Owensboro, a game called “Cowboy Pinball” was … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 19, 2019
We have another massive storm system moving into the bluegrass state, bringing some winter weather and a whole lot of rain. This is the first of two storms set to … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | February 18, 2019
At its boys’ basketball game Monday night, Sayre School will honor two brothers who died Sunday morning in a car crash off Harrodsburg Road. Neo Sanders, 15, and Roan Sanders, … Click to Continue »