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.


Local/Regional News
2:48 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Food Truck Ordinance On Its Way To Council Committee

Credit Josh James

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky’s second largest city has moved one step closer to establishing some ground rules for mobile food vendors to operate, even though the same sticking points between entrepreneurs  and brick and mortar restaurants remain to be worked out.  A work group assembled by Vice Mayor Linda Gorton has agreed on a draft ordinance which will be presented to a Council committee next week.

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Local/Regional News
3:23 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Night of Hope Fundraiser to Feature Chef Jeff Henderson

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Supporters and volunteers at Lexington's Hope Center enjoyed a specially prepared  meal today and got up close and personal with the agency's Night of Hope fundraiser keynote speaker.

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Local/Regional News
8:38 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council Races Decided

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Results are in for the contested Urban County Council races:

1st District:  Chris Ford

2nd District:  Shevawn Akers

3rd District:  Diane Lawless

4th District:  Julian Beard

5th District:  Bill Farmer

6th District:  Kevin Stinnett

7th District:  Jennifer Scutchfield

8th District:  George Myers

9th District:  Jennifer Mossotti

10th District:  Harry Clarke

11th District:  Peggy Henson

12th District:  Ed Lane

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Local/Regional News
1:09 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Young Center Ready To Serve Community Again

A grand re-opening ceremony and open house was held Saturday for the Charles Young Community Center on Third Street in Lexington.
Alan Lytle

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A historic building in downtown Lexington’s East End neighborhood has new life thanks to community volunteers and city officials.  The previously shuttered Charles Young Community Center was officially re-opened over the weekend.

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WUKY In Depth
1:00 am
Sun October 21, 2012

Arts And Healing Theme Of Annual Bale Boone Symposium

LEXINGTON, Ky.  -  Arts and Healing is the theme for the Gaines Center for the Humanities’ annual Bale Boone Symposium which starts Monday.  Center Director Robert Rabel says a walk through UK’s new patient pavilion provided inspiration for a week of activities focusing on medicine and muse.

WUKY recently spoke with Mr. Rabel and artist Philip March Jones about this year's schedule of events.

Local/Regional News
12:44 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

City, State Officials Dedicate Clays Mill Road Project

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray presided over a ceremony on Tuesday to officially dedicate phase one of the Clays Mill Road Improvement project. To his left is city engineer Keith Louvin, to his right is 9th District Councilman Jay McChord
Alan Lytle

LEXINGTON, Ky.  - Motorists and bicyclists have been using it for awhile, but today city and state transportation officials cut the ribbon on the first phase of improvements along Clays Mill Road.

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Local/Regional News
2:26 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

7 Micro-Distilleries Added To Bourbon Trail

With Lexington Mayor Jim Gray looking on, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear pops a bung into a ceremonial bourbon barrel signalling the addition of seven new Craft Distilleries to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail
Alan Lytle

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A tourism attraction celebrating one of Kentucky’s signature industries got significantly bigger today by going small.    Seven of the state’s so-called micro or craft distilleries have now been added to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. 

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Local/Regional News
4:01 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

Friends Of Kentucky Theatre Holding Birthday Bash For Downtown Movie Palace

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A celebration some 90 years in the making happens tonight.  Lexington’s Historic Kentucky Theatre celebrates its 90th birthday this evening with a gala and fundraiser. 

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WUKY In Depth
9:00 am
Mon October 8, 2012

Mondays With The Mayors - Bernie Hunstad, Danville

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Danville Mayor Bernie Hunstad says the amount of international attention his city will receive this week as the host site of  Centre College's Vice Presidential Debate is the kind of publicity no amount of money could buy.   Bernie Hunstad is the guest this week on WUKY's Mondays with the Mayors.

2:40 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

UK QB Max Smith Out Indefinitely

Quarterback Maxwell Smith may not see the field again this season after injuring his ankle last week against South Carolina
UK Athletics

LEXINGTON, Ky. - UK Coach Joker Phillips says he refuses to believe that his team is “snake-bit”, despite learning Monday that starting quarterback Max Smith is out indefinitely with a torn ligament in his ankle.

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