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WLKY News app review: get all the latest news, weather, and sports for the Kentucky and Southern Indiana region



WLKY News - Louisville free breaking news, weather source by Hearst Television provides you with the very latest news headlines which can be sent directly to you as notification alerts. It was updated on May 13, 2013.

You can watch live news reports, catching the events as in real time and staying up to date with the details courtesy of WLKY correspondents.

WLKY News - Breaking news and weather for Louisville Kentucky


User Experience

The Breaking News feature on this app really brings it into a league of its own. Being able to receive notifications whenever important headlines arise means you don’t have to waste your time trawling through uninteresting or irrelevant news stories to find subjects that are of interest to you.

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WLKY News doubles up as a handy weather app which will display the current conditions as well as hourly and weekly forecasts from WLKY’s in-house weather team. You can also receive severe weather warnings to zoom right down to street level to keep a watchful eye on nasty weather conditions if they come close to your local area.

What’s more, you can check up on up-to-the-minute sports news from various teams, such as the University of Kentucky Wildcats and the Indiana University Hoosiers.

WLKY also encourages users to submit photos and videos, offering the potential for your material to be posted to the WLKY website or WLKY TV news reports. Leads for great news stories are also very welcome so if you have anything interesting to report, please do share it!

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WLKY News - Breaking news and weather for Louisville Kentucky


In-App Purchases

There are no in-app purchases.

Update Info

WLKY News - Louisville free breaking news, weather source is currently running on Version 4.2.

The latest update included various performance improvements, including minor bug fixes for issues surrounding updating content when reinitiating the app from sleep.

Customer Ratings and Feedback Comments

WLKY News - Louisville free breaking news, weather source has not yet received enough customer ratings to generate an average score; however, all versions have so far received a total of 82 ratings with an average score of four out of five stars.

Customer feedback has been very positive, with a user commenting on the Breaking News section being a favorite feature.

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Personal Comments by Reviewer

If you’re in Kentucky or Southern Indiana then it makes a lot of sense for you to be using a news app like this that is dedicated to your area. Being able to receive notifications for breaking news stories is great, and the app itself runs like a dream so be sure to check out WLKY News for a comprehensive news, weather, and sports resource.

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Pros and Cons


  • Receive notification alerts for breaking news stories
  • Get current weather conditions in addition to hourly and weekly forecasts
  • Receive the latest sports news for many local and regional teams
  • Submit content to WLKY and your material could be featured on the website or TV newscast


  • Very minor stability and performance issues, although this appears to be something that the developer has been working on to improve significantly

For: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), and iPad with iOS 5.0 or later. WLKY News is optimized for iPhone 5.

WLKY News - Breaking news and weather for Louisville Kentucky

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Rebecca, a former police officer, is an experienced writer and editor. She has used all kinds of different tech and prefers Apple products and apps. Her areas of expertise are in all things Apple, health and fitness, the Paleo lifestyle, and legal topics.