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

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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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06/27/2013  

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. 

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02/09/2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky’s rifle team is on a historic roll.  Last week it defeated No. 1 West Virginia to cap off a perfect 6-0 conference season and take the Great American Rifle Conference Regular Season Championship, Kentucky's sixth GARC regular season title in program history and third in as many years.  WUKY Student Reporter Chase Cavanaugh has this behind the scenes profile.

4/8/2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. - In 2011, the Department of Defense reported about 28,000 violent sex crimes in the military.  But why do outside estimates put the numbers much higher?  And why do most service members choose not to report their assault?  WUKY Reporter Chase Cavanaugh has the details on an upcoming local screening of an Oscar Nominated film that hopes to answer these questions.

LEXINGTON, KY--Famous Kentuckians like Henry Clay, Adolph Rupp, and Col. Sanders are household names.

But many people know them only through books or TV shows.

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