Brenna Angel

Former WUKY Morning News Anchor / Reporter

Lexington native Brenna Angel anchored local morning newscasts for WUKY through May 13. She joined the station in March 2010 after previously working for WHAS-AM in Louisville.

Her work has been honored by the Hearst Foundation, the Radio Television Digital News Association, and the Associated Press. Several of Brenna’s stories have aired on NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

Brenna accepted a position with the Lexington Mayor's Office in May 2013.


4:33 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Drive-Ins Soon Face Hollywood's Digital Switch

Many drive-ins and mom and pop theaters will soon have to make the switch from film to digital after putting it off because of the high cost of new projectors.
John Kuntz The Plain Dealer/Landov

Originally published on Thu May 30, 2013 5:48 pm

Pull into the Bourbon Drive-In just off U.S. Highway 68 near Paris, Ky., and it's like stepping back in time. Patricia and Lanny Earlywine own the 7-acre drive-in. It's been connected to the family since the theater opened in 1956. Even the popcorn machine is original.

"To do a drive-in, it sort of gets in your blood. You have to love it," Patricia says.

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Local/Regional News
4:17 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Shaker Steps Video Blog Lands KET Show

LEXINGTON, Ky. -  Music videos featuring central Kentucky musicians will be the focus of a new television show coming to KET. The producers of the online video blog Shaker Steps have been approved to produce 13 episodes that will begin airing this fall.

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Local/Regional News
7:17 am
Thu May 23, 2013

Collection Rate Down for LEXserv Fees

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The city of Lexington is losing out on millions of dollars in water quality, sanitary sewer, and landfill fees because some residents aren’t paying their monthly LEXserv bills.

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WUKY In Depth
7:31 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Appalachian College Students Look for Job Opportunities Beyond Coal

A view of downtown from the UPike campus. The new medical school building, called The Coal Building, is on the left.

PIKEVILLE, Ky. - Colleges and universities in central Appalachia are struggling to retain students. Roughly half the freshmen at the University of Pikeville don’t come back the following year. For the students who stay, many wonder if there will be jobs available in a region that for decades relied on coal mining as its primary industry.

“We feel like if you can teach them in the mountains, train them in the mountains, they’ll stay in the mountains,” says James Hurley, President-elect of the University of Pikeville.

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WUKY In Depth
1:03 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Appalachian Colleges Struggling to Keep Students

PIKEVILLE, Ky. - For a lot of college students, summer is a chance to kick back and relax-- maybe do an internship -- before resuming classes in the fall. But some students in Appalachia won’t be returning to campus next August, at least not at the school where they originally enrolled.

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Local/Regional News
6:25 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Remains Reinterred at Eastern State Hospital Cemetery

Officials from Eastern State Hospital, the state Finance Cabinet, and members of the public gathered Tuesday for the reinterment ceremony.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - After two years of analysis by the Kentucky Archaeological Survey, the remains of 178 people have been placed back in the ground at the Eastern State Hospital cemetery.

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11:39 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Downtown Parking Garage Reopens, Has New Name

View of the Helix Garage from Martin Luther King Blvd
photo by Brenna Angel

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A downtown Lexington parking structure formerly known as the Annex Garage reopened to the public on Monday after an eight month renovation.

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4:06 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Eastern State Hospital Move Delayed; Hospital and Community College to Share Site

A rendering of the new classroom building at BCTC's Newtown Pike campus

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A delay in moving Eastern State Hospital to its new facility in Lexington is causing headaches for officials at Bluegrass Community & Technical College.

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7:25 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Public Sees Details of Town Branch Commons Proposal

Artist's rendering of Town Branch Commons

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Four connected zones would make up Lexington’s Town Branch Commons in a downtown greenspace proposal that was unveiled at a public meeting Wednesday.

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8:02 am
Wed May 1, 2013

Crews and Kay to Run for Kentucky's 56th District

Democrat James Kay (left) and Republican Lyen Crews are running for the Ky. 56th District

VERSAILLES, Ky. - Republicans hold the majority in the Kentucky state Senate and they’re looking to gain control in the House, where Democrats outnumber the GOP 55-45.

A Woodford County resident says that shift starts with him being elected to the 56th District.

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