TOP STORIES

thinkstock

Why California Is Banning State Travel To Kentucky

The attorney general of California has added Kentucky to a list of destinations banned from official state travel, saying a new religious expression law passed by the Kentucky General Assembly is discriminatory.

Read More

Program Changes

Nicole Erwin / Ohio Valley ReSource

Senate Republicans have little margin for error as they prepare for a vote this coming week on a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Some lawmakers are already raising concerns that the bill could aggravate the problem of healthy people going without insurance, driving up costs for everyone else.

In a major property rights decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a decisive victory to state and local governments and environmental groups.

By a 5-to-3 vote, the justices made it much harder for property owners to get compensation from the government when zoning regulations restrict the use of just part of landowners' property.

Benedict Benedict, flickr, CC BY 2.0

    Judges will be encouraged to prescribe longer sentences for repeat gun offenders under a plan signed into law by Gov. Bruce Rauner.

University of Tennessee

 

  The University of Tennessee has announced the lowest tuition increase in more than 30 years. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the board of trustees approved a 1.8 percent increase for in-state undergraduate students Thursday. The trustees also passed a $2.3 billion 2017-2018 budget that includes a $25,667 raise for UT President Joe DiPietro.

University of Louisville

  Amid financial turmoil highlighted in a recent external audit, the University of Louisville Foundation has fired a former president's chief of staff.

J. Tyler Franklin/WFPL News

  Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin has filed a motion asking a judge to dismiss a legal challenge to the state's new law banning mandatory union fees in workplaces.

thinkstock

  The attorney general of California has added Kentucky to a list of destinations banned from official state travel, saying a new religious expression law passed by the Kentucky General Assembly is discriminatory.

CITY OF HOPKINSVILLE LOCAL GOVERNMENT VIA FACEBOOK

A shopping center projected to create 250 jobs in Hopkinsville is on schedule for completion.

Lisa Gillespie, WFPL

  There are a lot of decisions that pregnant women addicted to opioids face.

They have to decide to get clean, for one. And they have to decide how to do it. But in Kentucky and across most of the country, the choice of treatment methods isn’t just about what’s best for the mother and her unborn baby.

Pages

WKMS Music

Introducing WKMS Music

It's like Sounds Good 24/7 365

PODCAST: Something From Nothing

Something from Nothing

A local podcast about local makers for local listeners.

Old Kentucky Tales

From the serious to the hilarious, if people have done it, it becomes a part of our history, and part of us.

Ohio Valley ReSource

Roxy Todd

Struggle To Stay: The Personal Stories Behind Population Loss

Rural communities across the Ohio Valley are shrinking as more young people leave to find work, to escape troubles, or to follow dreams. US Census data show West Virginia, for example, losing population faster than almost every other state. West Virginia Public Broadcasting and the Ohio Valley ReSource are following six young people from the region to get the personal stories behind these population numbers.

Read More

WKMS Song of the Day