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Louisville to increase funding for roads, youth programming in new budget
24 June 2022
Despite concerns about an impending recession, the Louisville Metro Council unanimously passed a budget for next fiscal year ⁠that includes more spending on roads, public parks and youth programming. The $1.3 billion spending plan approved Thursda...

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Gov. Andy Beshear declares state of emergency on gas prices
24 June 2022
With gas prices near record highs, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency to help prevent price gouging. In a news conference Thursday, Beshear said he hoped the measure would help relieve the burden o...

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Mirroring national push, 'parents' rights' candidates make play for JCPS board
24 June 2022
Parents' rights candidates believe the energy of other frustrated parents and their allied groups will be enough to flip the school board their way.       

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Kentucky Unemployment Hits Another Record Low | WKDZ Radio
24 June 2022
Road near the intersection of Butler Road in Christian County Thursday afternoon.

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Kentucky lawmakers could revive old bills during self-initiated special sessions, under new proposal
23 June 2022
On Air Now Playing WUKY HD-2 On Air Now Playing WUKY HD-3 FRANKFORT, September 9 -- Speaker of the House David Osborne, R-Prospect, sig...

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Jefferson County could see new cities starting in 2024. Which areas could break away?
23 June 2022
In a shakeup to the Louisville Metro merger, new Jefferson County cities and annexations could become reality starting in 2024 under House Bill 314.       

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First phase of I-69 has groundbreaking on 'monumental day' | News | kentuckytoday.com
23 June 2022
Ky. ... Section 3 is the bridge approach construction in Indiana. ... I-69 is a transcontinental interstate highway project.

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Man pardoned by ex-Gov. Bevin faces multiple new strangulation charges in Covington
23 June 2022
“Johiem Bandy made some unwise decisions as a young teenager. Since then, he has done all that has been asked of him and is turning his life around.” Those words were written as part of the pardon issued to Johiem Bandy in 2019 by Republic...

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Karen Kelly Transitioning Out as Hal Rogers District Director; Carlos Cameron Named as Replacement
23 June 2022
Karen Kelly is leaving work with Congressman Hal Rogers after 28 years in his organization for the private sector. Rogers has named Carlos Cameron as his new district director. Kelly led Congressman Rogers’ Kentucky operations since 2013, a...

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Matt Tackett named president of Southern Economic Development Council
23 June 2022
Matt Tackett MOREHEAD, Ky. — The Southern Economic Development Center (SEDC), North America’s oldest and largest professional association for economic development, named Morehead State University alumnus Matt Tackett (Class of 2005, 2007) its pr...

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52 More KY Elected Officials Endorse Ryan Quarles for Governor
22 June 2022
Republican Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles rolled out another major list of endorsements on Tuesday for his run in the GOP primary for governor. The latest list, featuring 52 endorsements from General Assembly members, County Judge Exec...

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How counties are forking over money for pre-trial felons for time served
22 June 2022
When an inmate is in jail before sentencing, the county they are housed in assumes the cost.  In unusual cases, pre-trial felons who spend a long time in jail before their sentencing can rack up high bills for the counties where they are hous...

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Louisville council members tweak proposed budget, increasing spending on roads and parks
22 June 2022
A Metro Council committee voted Tuesday to increase spending on public roads, sidewalks and parks in the fiscal year 2023 budget, which starts July 1. A final vote on the $1.3 billion spending plan is expected Thursday night. The Council’s Budget ...

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Former GLI CEO Hosting Event for Bill Dieruf for Louisville Mayor
22 June 2022
Former Greater Louisville Inc CEO Kent Oyler and his wife Kathy are throwing their support for Louisville Mayor behind Republican candidate Bill Dieruf. Oyler is hosting a meet and greet for Dieruf as he challenges Democratic nominee Craig Gr...

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Five Northern Kentuckians among 51 members named to 2022 class of Leadership Kentucky
22 June 2022
Leadership Kentucky on Monday announced the 51 members of the Leadership Kentucky Class of 2022, including five from Northern Kentucky. Leadership Kentucky’s flagship program consists of seven, three-day sessions, where participants gather to gain...

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Daniel Cameron No Sure Thing in GOP Gubernatorial Primary
21 June 2022
Attorney General Daniel Cameron, R-Kentucky, stunned the state’s political class late last week with an endorsement from Donald Trump, but the former president’s gubernatorial primary endorsement does not always equal victory for candidates. ...

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Newly created medical marijuana panel holds first meeting
21 June 2022
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A newly appointed medical marijuana advisory team formed by Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear is meeting for the first time.Items on the agenda for the Kentucky Medical Cannabis Advisory Committee meeting Monday afternoon include an ...

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EPA denies Beshear request to waive Louisville gas requirements
21 June 2022
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has denied Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear’s request to temporarily waive reformulated gas requirements in a bid to relieve some of the pain at the pump for drivers in Louisville Metro and surrounding counties. ...

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Two high ranking GOP state senators outline legislative priorities affecting Louisville
20 June 2022
Two of the highest-ranking GOP senators were in Louisville on Friday, touting funding for the Waterfront Botanical Gardens. WLKY News caught up with them to talk about the interim hearings in Frankfort.

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Trump Endorses Daniel Cameron, Source Says Cameron Campaign Worked With Don Jr.
20 June 2022
In an unorthodox move, former President Donald Trump endorsed Daniel Cameron in the Republican primary for governor nearly one year before the May 2023 election. A source close to Trump tells Kentucky Fried Politics that Cameron’s campaign was abl...

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