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
3:58 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Food Stamps In The Crosshairs

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The President of Feeding America, a nationwide network of food banks and anti-hunger agencies, is calling on Congress to maintain funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP or food stamps.

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Local/Regional News
7:46 am
Thu August 23, 2012

ACT Scores Improve, But Many Ky. Students Not Ready for College

LEXINGTON, Ky. - ACT college entrance exam scores among Kentucky’s high school juniors and seniors are up from last year, but thousands of students are not meeting standards for college readiness. 

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Local/Regional News
8:27 am
Wed August 22, 2012

New Study to Examine Effects of Military Suicide

LEXINGTON, Ky. - With the rate of suicides among military personnel continuing to rise, a University of Kentucky professor is leading a study to investigate the effect those deaths have on family and friends left behind.

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Local/Regional News
2:32 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

UK Says More Dorm Construction Will Create Thousands of Local Jobs

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Ongoing construction at the University of Kentucky is expected to create thousands of jobs over the coming years. With work well underway on a new residence hall at UK, officials are looking to add more student living space on campus.

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WUKY In Depth
9:37 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Running Out of Room: School District Plans for New High School

Henry Clay High School has 2,300 students this year. - photo by Brenna Angel

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Well before the start of a new school year Wednesday, Henry Clay High School was already buzzing with activity. The football team practicing outside, band camp, and freshmen orientation for hundreds of incoming students.

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Local/Regional News
8:58 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

On First Day of School, New Teachers Get Nervous Too

Amanda Klamo is one of ten new teachers at Harrison Elementary. - photos by Brenna Angel

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Even educators can get back-to-school jitters. There are 27 teachers at Harrison Elementary School in Lexington, and this year ten of them are new.

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Local/Regional News
8:37 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Doctors Say New Prescription Drug Law is Flawed

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Doctors, nurses, pharmacists and lawyers representing a variety of medical organizations from across Kentucky say a new state law aimed at combating prescription drug abuse has had unintended consequences.

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WUKY In Depth
8:33 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Running Out of Room: Enrollment Increasing at Fayette Co. Schools

Teacher Becky Hall talks with Mallory Grimm about starting Kindergarten. - photo by Brenna Angel

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Mallory Grimm is excited and ready for Kindergarten at Stonewall Elementary. Earlier this month the five-year-old breezed through a teacher's assessment of how well she understands basic shapes, colors, and words.

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Local/Regional News
4:38 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Fayette Co. School Board Approves Higher Tax Rate

LEXINGTON, Ky. - For the second year in a row, the Fayette County Public Board of Education has voted to raise the tax rate on local property.

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Local/Regional News
1:17 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

Ky. Air Guard Acquires Planes From Tennessee

Aircrew members and aircraft maintenance personnel from the 123rd Airlift Wing inspect a former Tennessee Air Guard C-130 on the flight line of the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky. (photo by Master Sgt. Phil Speck)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Kentucky Air National Guard is adding to its fleet of C-130 planes as part of an ongoing realignment across the Air Force.

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