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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WUKY In Depth
12:00 pm
Sat August 31, 2013

National Designation Brings Improved Cancer Treatment to UK

LEXINGTON, Ky-  Cancer is one of the biggest health issues affecting Kentucky., with over 25,000 new cases reported in 2012.  Reporter Chase Cavanaugh has the story of a treatment program that has received the attention of the National Cancer Institute.

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Local/Regional News
3:11 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Health Benefits Call Center Now Open In Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky.-- Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear was on hand in Lexington today to help open up the new kynect call center.  The facility is meant to help over 600,000 Kentuckians purchase insurance through the state’s upcoming health exchange. 

The governor adds that the center will have a significant local impact.

“This now employs a number of Central Kentuckians, over 60 right now and over 100 as we move down the road.  So not only is this great for the health care of our people but its also great for our economy," Beshear said.

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Local/Regional News
12:29 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Kentucky Theatre Recieves $15,000 Donation

LEXINGTON, KY--- The non-profit group Friends of the Kentucky Theatre received a $15,000 grant from Columbia Gas early Friday. 

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Local/Regional News
1:59 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

"Beer for Books" Fundraiser to be Held at West Sixth

LEXINGTON, Ky--- Books and reading will be the subject of a fundraiser this Saturday at West Sixth Brewery.

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Local/Regional News
6:00 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Lexington YMCA to Distribute School Supplies

Credit incasa.org

LEXINGTON, Ky--- This Saturday, the YMCA of Central Kentucky will once again host its annual Back to School Rally. 

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Local/Regional News
10:38 am
Fri July 19, 2013

UK Art Museum Holds Saturday Rummage Sale

LEXINGTON, Ky--- The University of Kentucky's Art Museum is holding a White Elephant sale this Saturday.

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Local/Regional News
6:30 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Upward Bound Students Visit UK Pharmacy School

Students using Skittles in a pill-counting exercise.

LEXINGTON,Ky-- About 40 Franklin County students recently played the part of pharmacists at the University of Kentucky.

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Local/Regional News
1:40 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Kentucky Senators Vote No On Immigration Reform Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Senate passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill Thursday, but Kentucky Senators did not vote in favor. 

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WUKY In Depth
8:45 am
Thu June 27, 2013

New Film Aims to Get More Women into Politics

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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Local/Regional News
1:52 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Floating Wetlands Launched at McConnell Springs

One type of floating wetland. It has been in the storm water pond for several weeks.

LEXINGTON,Ky-- Environmental group Friends of Wolf Run officially began a project Monday to control algae in McConnell Springs. 

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