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Police K9 retires amid fight for life

Updated: 03/13/2014 - Bomb-sniffing black lab Becka has been patrolling UK games for more than nine years, but she's hanging up the harness amid a fight for her life.

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State drug leaders concerned over new painkiller

Updated: 03/13/2014 - A new painkiller set to launch soon is causing abuse concerns among some state drug leaders. They say the new pill is very potent and doesn't include any safeguards to prevent against abuse.

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Kentucky Senate passes rapist custody bill

Posted: 03/13/2014 - Rapists whose victims give birth to a child would be barred from seeking custody of that child under a bill passed by the Kentucky state Senate.

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Governor hires private firm in gay marriage case

Updated: 03/13/2014 - Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear signed a $100,000 contract with a private law firm from Ashland to represent him in appealing a judge's decision allowing state recognition of same-sex marriages.

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Farmer assigned to prison in West Virginia

Posted: 03/13/2014 - Former University of Kentucky basketball star Richie Farmer has been assigned to a federal prison camp in northeastern West Virginia to serve a 27-month sentence for abusing his public office.

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Right to Work bill fails to clear Kentucky panel

Posted: 03/13/2014 - A bill which would have prohibited mandatory membership in a labor organization as a condition of employment has failed to move forward in the Kentucky General Assembly.

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Hundreds attend governor's prayer breakfast

Posted: 03/13/2014 - Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear told a crowd of hundreds that Jesus' command in the Bible to care for the vulnerable has guided his decisions in policy and budget

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