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
5:38 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Barr Talks Medicare Reform While Visiting Senior Group

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Medicare reform was the topic of choice for Republican Congressional candidate Andy Barr when the Sixth District hopeful visited with senior citizens at the Lafayette Assisted Living Center in Lexington Wednesday. 

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Local/Regional News
2:12 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Police: Safety The Watchword As Schools Re-Open Wednesday

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Summer officially ends for many Fayette county students as public schools open their doors tomorrow.  Lexington Police are using the opportunity to talk about school safety.  Commander Thomas Curtsinger says the morning commute may take a little longer starting tomorrow.

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Local/Regional News
2:19 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

Report: Kentucky Forests Remain Largely Intact

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Kentucky Division of Forestry has just released a report on the state of the Commonwealth’s forests. 

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Local/Regional News
6:00 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

Salute To Armed Forces This Weekend

LEXINGTON, Ky. - This Saturday Central Kentucky is revved up for the largest Armed Forces Day celebration in the state.  The holiday is meant to honor current and former members of the U.S. military.

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Local/Regional News
6:46 pm
Tue May 15, 2012

Lexington Sets New Record For Recycling

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The City of Lexington has yet another record-breaking performance to celebrate.  Final figures are in from the annual Cans For Cash Recycling Challenge.

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Local/Regional News
6:00 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Lexington History Museum Highlights LaFayette's 1825 Visit This Weekend

LEXINGTON, Ky. -The Lexington History Museum will embrace all things French this weekend with a special presentation on the Marquis De Lafayette and his farewell tour; which brought the Revolutionary War Hero to Lexington in the spring of 1825.

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Local/Regional News
5:17 pm
Tue May 8, 2012

Beshears Serve Up Kansas Steak Burgers As Part Of Basketball Bet

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear visited Lexington's Hope Center to present the spoils of a victorious basketball bet.

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Local/Regional News
4:30 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

Fayette County Health Department Offering Special Breast / Cervical Cancer Screenings Saturday

This Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Lexington-Fayette County Heath Department is offering breast and cervical cancer screenings to local women.  The tests are particularly intended for the uninsured and those who have not had such screenings in over five years.

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Local/Regional News
5:03 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

UK Holds "Kick Butts Day" Event

The University of Kentucky held the second Annual Kick Butts Day on Tuesday.   WUKY student reporter Chase Cavanaugh stopped by the Student Center Commons and filed this report.

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Local/Regional News
12:00 am
Sat April 14, 2012

CNBC's John Harwood Discusses Changing Political Media Landscape

CNBC Washington Correspondent John Harwood spoke at the University of Kentucky’s Memorial Hall this week for the 35th Annual Joe Creason Lecture.  The topic of the evening was political journalism or more specifically, how the nature of journalism has changed, due to shifts in politics and the news business itself.

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