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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LEXINGTON, Ky.  Central Kentucky sports fans will likely stay glued to the tube all weekend long, but there will be a few breaks in the action for other activities.  The Lexington Legends hope a sizable contingent show up for the annual Fan Fest event at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.

LEXINGTON, Ky.  People who live near the Chinoe Village Shopping Center have succeeded in persuading the Urban County Planning Commission to reject a proposal to build a gasoline station at the corner of Chinoe and Creekwood Road.

LEXINGTON, Ky.  A new report predicts that by the year 2025, there will be as many as 100,000  individuals with Alzheimer’s disease living in Kentucky.  That data is contained in the annual Alzheimer’s Association 2012 Facts and Figures assessment.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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