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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Lexington’s Urban County Council unanimously passed a resolution Thursday that lowers the speed limits of several downtown streets from 35 to 25 miles per hour. 


Members of Lexington’s Urban County Council were updated on city’s plans to build a high-speed fiber optic network at a workshop Friday. 

This week, guest host Chase Cavanaugh speaks with Huajing Maske, Director of the University of Kentucky's Confucius Institute, which offers programs on Chinese language and culture. 

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Lexington’s Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning held its fourth annual induction ceremony Thursday for the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame. 

Writing and literature will be the subject of a local awards ceremony Thursday.

In the TV show “Shark Tank,” aspiring entrepreneurs pitch their ideas for new products.  Their goal, impress them enough to secure a source of money for their future enterprise. A local group used this premise to teach students about business.

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Representatives of the Transportation Security Administration stopped by Blue Grass Airport Friday to emphasize what not to bring onto a plane. 

Lexington’s Urban County Council confirmed the appointment of its newest Commissioner of Environmental Quality and Public Works Thursday.

Freshmen at Lexington’s STEAM Academy are taking part in a Shark Tank-style competition for the Lexington Legends Thursday and Friday. 

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Back in November, reporter Chase Cavanaugh spoke with Dr. Lisa Ruble, a psychologist at the University of Kentucky researching different educational models for children with autism.  This week, he had the chance to speak with a researcher who is exploring the practical sides of these models.