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.


Local/Regional News
8:04 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

242,000 Horses Call Kentucky Home

photo courtesy flickr user Adrian Parnham

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky is home to around 242,400 horses, according to new data released from a statewide survey.

From June to October of last year, researchers with the National Agricultural Statistics Service counted equines across the state, ranging from thoroughbreds at large farms to ponies in people’s backyards. The project marks the first comprehensive survey of Kentucky’s horses since 1977.

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Local/Regional News
8:54 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Gray Delivers 2013 State of the Merged Government

Mayor Jim Gray gave his 2013 State of the Merged Government Tuesday.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Creating new jobs, running government efficiently, and thinking about big ideas for Lexington were the major themes of Mayor Jim Gray’s State of the Merged Government address. The annual speech was delivered Tuesday at the downtown Hyatt.

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Local/Regional News
2:47 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

UK Healthcare to Operate New Eastern State Hospital

The new Eastern State Hospital at UK's Coldstream Research Campus is scheduled to open Summer 2013. - photo by Brenna Angel

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A new building for Eastern State Hospital, one of the country’s oldest medical facilities for the mentally ill, will be managed and operated by the University of Kentucky. Reporter Brenna Angel has details.

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Local/Regional News
7:43 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Ky. Supreme Court Justice Battling Brain Tumor Retires

Justice Wil Schroder

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A Kentucky Supreme Court Justice has announced his retirement after being diagnosed with a brain tumor.

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Local/Regional News
3:01 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Blue Grass Trust Announces Annual Endangered Properties List

445 W. Second St Lexington, KY
Photo courtesy BGT

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Two buildings owned by the University of Kentucky, a vacant bus station and courthouse, two churches, several historic houses, and a building more than 200 years old make up this year’s list of endangered properties highlighted by the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation.

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Local/Regional News
8:15 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Small Improvements Planned for Lexington City Pools

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Attendance at Lexington’s public pools is down about 35 percent from what it was 12 years ago.

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Local/Regional News
7:01 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Grant Helps FCPS Buy More Robot Kits

A Garden Springs Elementary student shows how the robot can move when programmed.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Fayette County Public Schools will soon have more than 100 robotics kits in its elementary schools thanks to a grant from Xerox. The company donated $35,000 Monday through a fundraising effort spearheaded by IEEE, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

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WUKY In Depth
10:02 am
Fri January 11, 2013

So Long, Film: Movie Theaters Struggle to Keep Up With Digital Conversion

The historic Kentucky Theatre is seeking donations to help buy new digitial projectors and fund other renovations.
photo by Brenna Angel

LEXINGTON, Ky. - It's a busy time of year for the movie industry. Oscar nominations were announced Thursday and the Golden Globes award show is set for Sunday.

Because of an ongoing shift behind the scenes, many theaters across the country may soon be unable to show movies.  Hollywood studios are expected to fully switch from 35 mm film to digital distribution sometime this year, and that’s putting a strain on local movie houses.

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Local/Regional News
8:59 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Governor Prepared for Special Session

LEXINGTON, Ky. - State lawmakers return to Frankfort Tuesday for the start of the 2013 legislative session, and Governor Steve Beshear is already predicting the need to go past the 30 days scheduled for work.

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Local/Regional News
6:38 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Industrial Hemp Bill to be Filed in Ky. General Assembly

Industrial hemp - photo courtesy flickr user LouisaHennessy

LEXINGTON, Ky. - State Agriculture Commissioner James Comer says a bill to allow the growth of industrial hemp will soon be filed in the Kentucky General Assembly.

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