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. 


Local/Regional News
8:45 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

City Wants Public Input On Distillery District Development

LEXINGTON, Ky.  The Lexington Fayette Urban County Government will hold a public meeting Wednesday night to gather input on development of the downtown Distillery District.  The area, which runs along Manchester Street from Oliver Lewis Way to Forbes Road, is the subject of three alternative development plans.

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Local/Regional News
4:38 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

Presidents Day Extra Special For Historic House

The childhood home of former First Lady, Mary Todd Lincoln, is normally closed all winter long, but the historic house on Main Street in Lexington is making an exception for this Monday; Presidents Day.

Executive Director Gwen Thompson says the staff always put together a youth-oriented program for the holiday.

"It's really catered more to the children. It's different from our regular tours which really are more adult-friendly, so this is an experience for the kids and to make museums fun for them."

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Local/Regional News
12:02 pm
Tue February 14, 2012

Beshear Unveils Long-Awaited Gambling Amendment Proposal

Gov. Steve Beshear presented a plan Tuesday to amend Kentucky's Constitution to allow up to seven casinos to open in the state, most of them at horse tracks.

Similar proposals to expand gambling opportunities in the state have been debated for years, but have never been able to get through the House and Senate.

"We believe that we have fashioned something that could and should and hopefully will pass both chambers," the Democratic governor said Tuesday.

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Local/Regional News
12:28 pm
Mon February 13, 2012

Historic Preservation Specialty Plate In The Works

Preservation Kentucky hopes to make this specialty license plate available after December 2013. 900 applications are required in order for the plates to be offered.
Preservation Kentucky

A group dedicated to safeguarding Kentucky's architectural treasures is attempting to roll out a specialty license plate.

The non-profit, Preservation Kentucky, needs 900 applications by December 2013.

From the proceeds, the group hopes to create a special grant fund. Cities and non-profits could then use the money to fund preservation efforts or add buildings to the National Register.

Executive Director Rachel Kennedy says another goal of the plate is to raise awareness for historic sites across the Bluegrass.

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