Alan Lytle

News Director

Bitten by the radio bug as a teenager, Alan Lytle got his start start more than 30 years ago volunteering in Clermont County, Ohio for WOBO-FM. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree  in Broadcasting from the University of Cincinnati and worked at a variety of radio stations in the Cincinnati market, then made the move to Lexington in the mid-1990s.

Lytle has served as WUKY News Director since 2002 and been the recipient of numerous Associated Press, CASE, and Communicator awards. When not covering news, Lytle enjoys cheering on the Wildcats (and Bearcats) and hanging out with his pet beagle, Howie. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in U.S. History from the University of Kentucky.

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Local/Regional News
12:02 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Fund Started To Help Storm Victims Rebuild

A Lexington-based non-profit organization has started a fund to help storm affected Eastern Kentuckians get started rebuilding their lives once relief workers leave the area. 

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Sports
2:48 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

Calipari Coach Of The Year In SEC, Anthony Davis Voted Conference's Best Player

Kentucky Coach John Calipari and Freshman Anthony Davis Won Coach of the Year and Player of the Year Honors in the Southeastern Conference

Kentucky Coach John Calipari has been voted the SEC Coach of the Year after leading the Wildcats to a 30 and 1 record; 16 -0 in the Southeastern Conference.  Freshman big man Anthony Davis was voted the league's best player.  Davis also took home top freshman and defensive player of the year honors.

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Local/Regional News
3:01 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

Kentucky State Police Collecting Storm Relief Items

While the Red Cross and other relief agencies concentrate on fundraising on behalf of storm relief efforts, Kentucky State Police are collecting all manner of supplies to aid in the cleanup and recovery across the Commonwealth.

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Local/Regional News
10:04 am
Mon March 5, 2012

UK Teaming With Georgetown College For Equine Career Fair

An area that prides itself as the “Horse Capital of the World” should offer a variety of equine related career opportunities.  Just how many and what kind of jobs are available will be showcased at the University of Kentucky this week.

UK College of Agriculture Internship Coordinator, Elizabeth Labonty says the event is a joint effort with the Georgetown College Equine Scholars Program.

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Local/Regional News
1:20 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

UK Cancels Classes After 3 p.m. Friday

LEXINGTON, Ky.  The threat of severe weather has prompted the University of Kentucky to cancel classes.  A release from the UK Administration states:

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Local/Regional News
12:59 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Lexington Mayor Gray Encourages Businesses To Allow Employees To Go Home Early

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Current radar information indicates the greatest potential for severe weather today is between 4 and 8 PM.

Mayor Jim Gray is encouraging local businesses to allow their employees to go home early. City employees who are not involved in emergency response will be allowed to leave their offices at 2 PM, Gray said. He said one reason he’s asking businesses to act is because local schools are releasing students early. “We want to get everyone home safely and to avoid traffic back-ups,” Gray said.

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Local/Regional News
11:01 am
Fri March 2, 2012

Severe Storms Prompt Early Dismissals At FCPS

The threat of severe weather has prompted Fayette County Public Schools to issue the following directive:

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Local/Regional News
2:34 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

Days Like Today Prove People Need To Be Storm Ready

LEXINGTON, Ky.  A spokesman with the Lexington Fayette Emergency Planning Committee says days like today highlight the fact that people need to have supplies and plans in place before severe weather strikes.  John Bobel says his group will emphasize that message throughout March; which has been designated severe storms preparedness month.

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Breaking
12:43 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

Tornado Warning Issued For Fayette County

The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a TORNADO WARNING for Fayette, Clark, and Madison  Counties until 1:13 p.m.  A TORNADO WATCH is effect for the WUKY Listening Area until 6:30 p.m.

Local/Regional News
4:02 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Trainer John Ward To Head Up Kentucky Horse Racing Commission

Governor Steve Beshear has announced the appointment of veteran Thoroughbred trainer John Ward as the new executive director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.

Ward, who along with his wife Donna operate John T. Ward Stables in Paris, Ky., as well as training and racing operations in New York and Florida, will assume his new role April 1. He succeeds Lisa Underwood who resigned in November 2011 to return to private law practice. 

The 66 year old Ward guided Monarchos to victory in 2001.  He has also trained winners in the Kentucky Oaks and Breeders’ Cup. 

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