Lawmakers Reach Early Morning Budget Compromise

After a night of discussions, Kentucky lawmakers have finally reached a budget agreement. Negotiations on a budget compromise began Monday. By Tuesday, talks had stalled. Lawmakers were unable to work out differences over funding school construction, paying for indigent care at University Hospital in Louisville and reducing bonded debt. House and Senate leaders resolved their […]

Gray, Lawmakers Discuss Rupp Arena Future

From Stu Johnson, Kentucky Public Radio The future of Rupp Arena, the basketball home of the University of Kentucky Wildcats, was discussed today by state lawmakers. Lexington Mayor Jim Gray told them his city may ask the state to help finance a Rupp Arena renovation or replacement project. “What we’re doing is examining our financial […]

Rupp Arena Task Force Discusses Future UK Basketball Venue

by Brenna Angel, Kentucky Public Radio The decision of whether to renovate Rupp Arena or build a new home for the Kentucky Wildcats is still far off, but members of the arena task force heard some initial thoughts today from the recently-chosen master planner. Gary Bates of the architecture firm Space Group is familiar with […]