Karyn Czar

Morning News Anchor / Reporter

Karyn Czar joined the WUKY News team July 1, 2013, but she's no stranger to radio.

As a news anchor and reporter for Clear Channel until they closed their Lexington news bureau in April 2009, she has over 15 years of radio experience and has taken home numerous AP and Edward R. Murrow awards including best reporter, best continuing coverage, best spot news, best newscast and best use of sound.

You can hear her weekday mornings during Morning Edition.


Local/Regional News
2:11 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

UK Receives $1 M Rebate Check From KU/LG&E

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Finding ways to make the University of Kentucky more energy efficient has paid off in more ways than one.  Karyn Czar explains.

Three years ago UK spent 25-million dollars to upgrade the energy infrastructure in 61 campus buildings.  Bob Wiseman, UK’s Vice President for Facilities said he knew it would help save money on the electric bill.

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Local/Regional News
11:30 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Council Reverses Itself On Location Of Second Salt Barn

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Urban County Council members have reversed their decision to place a salt storage facility off Winchester and New Circle Roads.  More from Karyn Czar.

The temporary structure was proposed for the former site of the Continental Inn and last month, council approved a lease for that location.  Yesterday, they decided against it.

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Local/Regional News
5:27 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Fayette County Students Start A New School Year

Fayette County Public School's STEAM Academy welcomed students for the first time Wednesday
Credit photo provided

LEXINGTON, Ky.-- It’s time to hit the books once again in Fayette County.  As Karyn Czar reports the second largest school district in the state is looking to the state's flagship university  to help them develop a new way of learning.

Many of us may remember straight even rows of desks and chairs when we went to school but the settings and structures for learning is changing.  Take the new STEAM Academy on sixth street.  Following the pledge of allegiance were greeted with a rendering of My Old Kentucky Home by the UK opera singers.

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Local/Regional News
3:30 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

UK HealthCare Defends Policy On Mortality Rates

LEXINGTON, Ky. - UK HealthCare announced Friday the overall mortality rate for the program averaged 5.8 percent from 2008 through 2012, with 4.5 in 2008 being the lowest and 7.1 last year the highest. 

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Local/Regional News
4:42 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Child Fatality Panel To Review State's Handling Of Abuse Cases

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A new law calls for the reinstatement of the Child Fatality Panel. That group, along with three new representatives, met Monday.

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Local/Regional News
5:31 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Kentucky Proud Now Applies To Milk Too

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentuckians can now buy milk that has been processed right here in the Bluegrass.

Milk sourced and processed right here in Kentucky is now available at stores across the state.   Agriculture Commissioner James Comer says this Kentucky Proud dairy deal with Walmart and Prairie Farms is a win for farmers…consumers and the economy. 

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