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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School rezoning was the subject of a meeting Tuesday night for Fayette County Public Schools.


The Lexington Urban County Council is considering a 12% increase to the city’s sanitary sewer fee. 

With bitterly cold temperatures in our immediate future Kentucky American Water has some tips to keep your water pipes from freezing. 

Educational redistricting was the subject of a Fayette County Public Schools event at Bryan Station High School Thursday night.

Next week, the University of Kentucky's Martin Luther King Center will host a screening of Dear White People, a 2014 film that follows several African-American students and how they fit in at a mostly white university.  For this week's UK Perspectives, Chase Cavanaugh sat down with the center's director, Kahlil Baker, to discuss the movie and how it touches on race. 

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Students from schools across Fayette County participated Saturday in the annual Kentucky American Water Science Fair.  

Lexington’s Urban County Board of Adjustment approved a permit Friday for the construction of an Islamic community center at 1240 Armstrong Mill Road. 

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Lexington’s Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning recognized several Kentucky authors for its annual Writers Hall of Fame Wednesday. 

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Lexington’s Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning will hold its third annual Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame Wednesday. 

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LOUISVILLE, Ky- A record number of women are currently serving in the U-S Congress, and while most people think that’s a good thing, a Kentucky–based film maker says even more young ladies could follow in their political footsteps if only they were encouraged to do so.  Reporter Chase Cavanaugh has the details.

On a recent field trip to our nation’s capital, a volunteer from Running Start, a group emphasizing female empowerment, asked a busful of young girls a rather compelling question.