Chase Cavanaugh


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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The University of Kentucky’s Art Museum will hold a launch event Friday for a new book about Trappist monk Thomas Merton.   Chase Cavanaugh has more on how the book details Merton’s friendship with an influential UK couple.

Members of the Lexington Urban County Council recently joined together to show their support for the city’s outgoing Vice Mayor. 

Members of the Lexington Fayette Urban County Council approved the creation of the Midland Avenue Development Area Tuesday. 

In light of the events in Ferguson, Missouri, a University of Kentucky organization recently held a community discussion on police discrimination.

A ten-year franchise agreement between Lexington and Time Warner Cable was approved Thursday by the Urban County Council. 

A concert blending opera and musical theater is set to take place at a Lexington church this weekend. 

The Lexington Fayette Urban County Council announced Thursday that it has drafted a franchise agreement with Time Warner Cable.

On Thursday, the Lexington Fayette Urban County Council unanimously approved an ordinance adding e-cigarettes to the city’s smoke-free policy. 

After a recent resignation, Fayette County Schools continue their search for a new  superintendent. 

A Council Committee has passed a motion that would allow food trucks limited operation in P-1 zones.