Chase Cavanaugh

Reporter

Chase Cavanaugh first got on the air as a volunteer reader for Central Kentucky Radio Eye, a local news service for the visually impaired.  He began reporting for WUKY in February 2012, after receiving his Master’s degree from the University of Kentucky’s Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce. 

Cavanaugh’s interest in politics, economics, and foreign affairs has deep roots.  He grew up in a Foreign Service family living around the world, received his Bachelor’s degree in political science from Notre Dame, studied French at Middlebury, and spent a year in Paris at Sciences Po. 

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Local/Regional News
2:23 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Santa Barbara Candlelight Vigil to be Held

Credit Thoughtcatalog.com

Local feminist publication MISS'ING Magazine is holding a candlelight vigil to remember those lost in the recent Santa Barbara Shootings.

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Local/Regional News
1:13 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Record Settlement with Ashland Hospital

King's Daughters Medical Center of Ashland has agreed to pay $40.9 million to the US government in a recent court settlement. 

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Local/Regional News
5:40 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

"Kentucky Kicks Ass" Duo Speak at Conference

Whit Hiler and Griffin van Meter.

Whit Hiler and Griffin Van Meter of Kentucky for Kentucky spoke at the Lexington Public Library Thursday. 

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Local/Regional News
12:37 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Centre Students Help Build Database For Perryville Casualties

Re-enactors at the Civil War Battle of Perryville
Credit photo provided

A digital database has been compiled listing soldiers who died, were wounded or went missing during the largest Civil War battle in Kentucky.

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Local/Regional News
3:15 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Third-Generation UK Student to Speak at Commencement

Emily Willett is a third-generation UK student, with family members having attended the University since her grandfather’s time, and will be speaking at Commencement on Saturday. 

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Local/Regional News
2:31 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

First-Generation American Speaking at UK Commencement

Thousands of students graduate from UK this weekend.  Reporter Chase Cavanaugh talks with a commencement speaker with interesting origins.   

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Local/Regional News
11:23 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Lexington Forum Hosts First 2014 Mayoral Primary Debate

From Left to Right: incumbent Jim Gray, challenger Danny Mayer, and challenger Anthany Beatty
Credit Chase Cavanaugh

The Lexington forum hosted the first debate for the city’s mayoral primary.  

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Local/Regional News
2:39 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

UK Holds Smoke-Free Conference

Former UK President Dr. Lee T. Todd Jr. presenting an anti-smoking award to members of the Bullitt County Board of Health
Credit Chase Cavanaugh

Over 150 professionals gathered at Lexington’s Doubletree Hotel Tuesday for the 2014 Smoke Free Conference.  Ranging from mayors and politicians to advocates and health care professionals, their goal was the same, discuss ways to decrease tobacco use across the Commonwealth.   One prominent attendee was former University of Kentucky President Lee Todd, who led the effort to make the campus smoke free. 

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WUKY In Depth
6:00 am
Tue April 29, 2014

Lexi-Con Boardgame Convention Comes to Lexington

Convention Organizers Chris Grzywacz (back, left) and Greg Franseth (Far right) play a board game with the family.
Lexi-Con

A board game convention is coming to Lexington, and it hopes to show people new ways to play. 

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Local/Regional News
4:01 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Kentucky Writers Day Celebrated in Frankfort

Frank X Walker, Kentucky's Current Poet Laureate

Members of the Kentucky Arts Council celebrated Kentucky Writers Day in the Capitol Rotunda.

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