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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With a new year comes new additions to the Lexington Fayette Urban County Council, and Tuesday was their first official work day.   While each of them has varying levels of experience, they are led by veteran councilmember and newly elected Vice Mayor Steve Kay. 

With Lexington temperatures getting colder by the day, Kentucky American Water has released tips on how to avoid frozen pipes this winter. 

With temperatures predicted to drop to the single digits this week, Kentucky Utilities has released a list of tips on how to stay warm during the winter.

The University of Kentucky’s Art Museum will hold a launch event Friday for a new book about Trappist monk Thomas Merton.   Chase Cavanaugh has more on how the book details Merton’s friendship with an influential UK couple.

Members of the Lexington Urban County Council recently joined together to show their support for the city’s outgoing Vice Mayor. 

Members of the Lexington Fayette Urban County Council approved the creation of the Midland Avenue Development Area Tuesday. 

Chase Cavanaugh

In light of the events in Ferguson, Missouri, a University of Kentucky organization recently held a community discussion on police discrimination. 

A ten-year franchise agreement between Lexington and Time Warner Cable was approved Thursday by the Urban County Council. 

A concert blending opera and musical theater is set to take place at a Lexington church this weekend. 

The Lexington Fayette Urban County Council announced Thursday that it has drafted a franchise agreement with Time Warner Cable.