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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Alltech will hold its annual Craft Brews and Food Fest Saturday in Lexington.

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Over the past month, reporter Chase Cavanaugh has been embedded in Lexington’s Citizen Police Academy, a 12-week program that offers civilian classes on police training and tactics.  In his third feature on the program, he discusses the class experience with tactics teams and officer ride-alongs.


Lexington’s Urban County Council approved the creation of the Downtown Lexington Management District Thursday. 

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A public meeting was held Wednesday in Lexington’s Central Library to discuss the results of a study on converting the city’s one-way streets.  Paid for by grant money and carried out by Canadian firm Stantec, the study suggests two-way roads improve traffic flow, but there are different trade-offs depending on city region. 

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Reporter Chase Cavanaugh has been embedded in Lexington's Citizen Police Academy.  In his second feature on the program, he discusses the transition from classroom instruction to hands on experience.

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A University of Kentucky graduate student led volunteers in providing free haircuts at a local homeless shelter Saturday. 

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Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear was among several honorees at the Kentucky Center for Smoke Free Policy’s annual conference Thursday.  WUKY’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

Environmentalism and sustainability were the subjects of an awards ceremony in downtown Lexington Wednesday. 

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Students, friends, and colleagues held a memorial service and candlelight vigil for a recently deceased University of Kentucky student Monday. 

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As one of Kentucky’s largest cities, Lexington plays host to a variety of mass events.  While some, such as UK Basketball, and the opening of Keeneland, are well known, a more niche interest held its second annual convention last weekend.