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 Associated Press 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.

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Lexington Bluegrass Airport

Some flights were off schedule at Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport this morning.


Lexington police are investigating three shootings in the city that took place within hours of each other, hitting four people. One of the incidents happened on South Broadway just before 3:30 in the afternoon. A 19-year-old was found at the scene and died from his injuries. A 20-year-old was taken to the hospital in a private vehicle.


The community is being asked to give first responders in Lexington a week they’ll never forget. The Rotary Club of Lexington is sponsoring the annual First Responders Appreciation Week, May 22-26.

Lexington Herald Leader

Leon Smith has been charged with defrauding more than $1.2 million from professional athletes who used his companies for financial services. Smith has been indicted of laundering, aggravated identity theft and “devising a scheme to defraud and obtain money and property from clients by means of false pretenses.”


Classes are canceled today at Transylvania University. This morning a man attacked a student with a machete. Officials at Transy tell us the attacker was a former student. He went into the Jazzman's Cafe on campus with a bag full of knives just before 9:00. Witnesses said he yelled, "The day of reckoning is here!"

Matt Goins/kentucky.com

Grief Counselors will be at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School today.  They’ll be helping students and staff cope with the loss of 15-year old Star Ifeacho.

UK Healthcare

Medical researchers at The University of Kentucky will be studying the link between obesity and cancer, thanks to an $11.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Associated Press

As Republicans in Congress prepare to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's health care law, Kentucky's current governor and his predecessor are wrestling over the law's legacy -- and both sides claim the state as a case study of the law's impact.

Former Derby, Preakness Winner Charismatic Dies

Feb 20, 2017
Paulick Report

Former Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Charismatic has died at a thoroughbred retirement farm in Kentucky.  Old Friends farm says the chestnut horse that won the first two legs of the Triple Crown in 1999 was found dead in his stall Sunday.  Karyn Czar reports from the farm.

Diving experts with the Lexington Fire Department are helping search for a missing woman in a Bourbon County creek. Kentucky State Police confirm that the search is in connection with the disappearance of 53-year old Tina Johnson.