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
3:20 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Chandler, Barr Making One Final Push For Votes

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Candidates in the 6th District Congressional race made a final campaign push throughout central Kentucky today.

A crowd of supporters rallied for incumbent Ben Chandler at the Democratic Party Headquarters in Lexington. Governor Steve Beshear joined Chandler on an afternoon bus tour.

“If we want this country to come out of this recession and begin charging forward again, we gotta have more people like Ben Chandler in Washington D.C.!", Beshear said.

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Local/Regional News
2:55 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Lexington Idea a Finalist in Bloomberg Mayors Challenge

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Lexington’s proposal to create an online platform that would post city government data, identify civic problems, and crowd-source innovative solutions is among 20 finalists in a nationwide contest for local governments.

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Local/Regional News
12:41 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Statewide School Data Released, FCPS a "Needs Improvement" District

LEXINGTON, Ky. - School testing data for all 174 public schools districts across were released Friday, representing a wide range of achievement scores under the new Unbridled Learning accountability model.

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WUKY In Depth
9:43 am
Thu November 1, 2012

New School Accountability Scores to be Released Friday

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky public school testing scores will be released Friday by the state Department of Education, marking the first data available under the state’s new Unbridled Learning accountability model. The new system is the result of legislation passed in 2009.

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Local/Regional News
6:49 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Kentucky State Univ. Facing "New Normal"

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The president of Kentucky State University has put forth a roadmap for the Board of Regents, faculty, and staff as the school faces what Dr. Mary Evans Sias calls “a new normal.” That means operating with fewer resources from both the state and federal government while educating students who need financial aid and may be under-prepared for college.

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Local/Regional News
2:11 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Museum Exhibit Focuses on Land Lost to Development

A large mural at the "Losing Ground" exhibit

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A new exhibit at the Kentucky Horse Park’s International Museum of the Horse highlights the struggle to protect land used for horse farms, pastures, and trails.

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Local/Regional News
3:14 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Booklet Shows Dangers of Restraint and Seclusion in Schools

FRANKFORT, Ky. - For two-and-a-half years a northern Kentucky elementary school disciplined a young student named Will by keeping him isolated in a closet and restraining him when the boy wouldn’t sit still. Will’s parents say he suffered nightmares and severe anxiety as a result.

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Local/Regional News
2:05 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Despite Hate Crime Acquittal, U.S. Attorney Pleased with Trial Outcome

David Jason Jenkins (left) and Anthony Ray Jenkins

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Federal jurors decided Wednesday that cousins Jason and Anthony Jenkins did not commit a hate crime when they assaulted a gay man at a rural Kentucky state park last year, but the two defendants were found guilty of kidnapping.

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WUKY In Depth
9:26 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Why Vets Drink: Improving Treatment for Alcohol & Substance Abuse

The VA Medical Center (Cooper Campus) in Lexington, Ky.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - This year nearly 400 veterans will seek help for alcohol dependence and drug abuse at the VA Medical Center in Lexington.

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Local/Regional News
7:49 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Voting Machines Inspected

Voting machines currently stored at Lexington warehouse were checked Wednesday by the Board of Elections. - photo by Brenna Angel

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The voting machines that will be used in Lexington on Election Day have been programmed, and workers spent Wednesday morning verifying serial numbers and making sure the counters are all set to zero.

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