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.

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Local/Regional News
9:24 am
Mon April 29, 2013

Ky. Supreme Court Rules Teacher's Actions Were Not "Conduct Unbecoming"

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a longtime Fayette County elementary school teacher who was suspended without pay for nearly a year and a half for how she disciplined children running in the hall.

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Local/Regional News
5:28 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

NAACP Discusses Minority Student Enrollment with UK Medical School Leaders

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Officials from the Lexington branch of the NAACP met with leaders of the University of Kentucky’s College of Medicine Friday to discuss concerns about the low number of African American and Hispanic students enrolled at the school.

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Local/Regional News
10:06 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Two BCTC Students Earn High Honors

(l-r) BCTC student Mark Simonds, BCTC President/CEO Augusta A. Julian, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, BCTC student Ebony Nava

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A central Kentucky student has been named to the 2013 All-USA Community College Academic Team. Ebony Nava  of Bluegrass Community & Technical College is one of 20 students picked for the honor out of 1,800 nominations from around the world.

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Local/Regional News
3:57 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Distillery District Study Nearly Complete; Floodplain Map Critical to Improvements

An aerial view of the proposed Distillery District - courtesy Strand Associates

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Issues surrounding utilities, sewers, and Town Branch Creek are highlighted in a new feasibility study of Lexington’s Distillery District.

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Local/Regional News
10:26 am
Mon April 22, 2013

Former Ag Commissioner Richie Farmer Facing Federal Indictment

Former Ky. Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The investigation into Richie Farmer’s tenure as Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner has resulted in a five-count federal indictment.

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Local/Regional News
7:38 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Bingham McCutchen Opens Global Services Center

Bingham's Global Services Center is located at the UK Coldstream Research Park

LEXINGTON, Ky. - An international law firm officially opened the doors Thursday to a new global services center in Lexington.

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Local/Regional News
1:46 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Education Commissioner Diagnosed with Vocal Cord Disorder

Photo courtesy Kentucky Dept. of Education

FRANKFORT, Ky. - It’s no secret that Dr. Terry Holliday has been having trouble with his voice.

“Well I’ll keep it short because I can’t talk anyway,” Holliday joked at a recent press conference.

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Local/Regional News
7:25 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Non-Profit Foundation Created to Boost Funding for Kentucky Education

FRANKFORT, Ky. - With school districts across Kentucky dealing with tight budget limitations, leaders from the education and business communities say many bright ideas don’t get a chance to be implemented. A new foundation called The Fund for Transforming Education in Kentucky aims to change that.

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Local/Regional News
5:48 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Education Officials Endorse Dropout Age Resolution, Offer School Districts Incentives

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The first 57 school districts across Kentucky to change their high school dropout age to 18 will be awarded a $10,000 grant from the state Department of Education. That’s the incentive Education Commissioner Terry Holliday hopes will get more schools to adopt a policy recently approved by the General Assembly.

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Local/Regional News
7:15 am
Thu April 11, 2013

AP Training Program Adds Schools, Faces Funding Challenges

FRANKFORT, Ky. - An effort to boost the number of Kentucky high school students taking Advanced Placement classes and passing the end-of-year exams could be hampered by a lack of funding. The state Board of Education heard an update Wednesday on AdvanceKentucky, a program that trains teachers and offers incentives for achieving qualifying scores.

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