WUKY In Depth

In depth stories from the WUKY news team.

Samantha Lederman

When it opened to the public in 1978 the Kentucky Horse Park was billed as the only venue of its kind dedicated to man’s relationship with the horse.  Critics of the $28M project called it a "White Elephant" that would never be anything more than a costly government experiment.  But over time, with several major investments, the horse park has become an important part of the state’s economy and a lasting symbol of Kentucky's identification as the horse capital of the world.  Now close to forty years later the people who run the park are turning their attention to the future with several visioning sessions.  Samantha Lederman attended one such meeting earlier this week and she files this report.

Josh James / WUKY

More than 90 U.S. Attorneys across the country are expected to step down in the coming months and years as a new party takes control of the White House. Among them will be Kerry Harvey, who has served in that position for Kentucky’s Eastern District since 2010.

Ky. Business Leaders Bullish On 2017 Economy

Jan 9, 2017
Lane Report

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle and Lane Report Executive Editor Mark Green discuss the optimistic tone many business leaders are sounding about the state's economy.

Josh James / AP Images

WUKY News is looking back on five Kentucky stories that defined 2016 and what they might mean for 2017.

Old Taylor Gets New Life As Castle & Key And Other Bourbon News

Dec 19, 2016
The Bourbon Review

This week on the Business Side Justin Thompson, managing editor of the Bourbon Review talks about several new distilleries coming on line, the new temperature controlled limestone cellar at Makers Mark, and bourbon-themed gifts for the holidays.

Now That They're Private And Under New Ownership What's The Future Hold For Lexmark?

Dec 12, 2016
Lane Report

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Lane Report Executive Editor Mark Green about the confirmed sale of Lexmark International to a Chinese consortium of investors (Apex Technologies and PAG Asia Capital) and what that might mean for the more than 2,300 workers employed at the corporate headquarters in Lexington.

"Delaware It's At" This Week On The Business Side

Nov 28, 2016
Fayette PVA

WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Business Lexington managing editor David Nichols about the Delaware Avenue corridor.  Long regarded a cut-through for traffic between Winchester Road and Henry Clay Boulevard, the long, straight street has become an incubator for start-ups.

Samantha Lederman / WUKY

Hear an update on a story WUKY has been following involving 43 horses that were abandoned in Mercer County earlier this summer. The court case involving one of the owners has been resolved while another individual will more than likely never face charges in a Kentucky courtroom because animal cruelty is a misdemeanor in the Commonwealth.

Lane Report

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Lane Report Executive Editor Mark Green about how Kentucky might benefit from the incoming Trump administration's plan to invest in infrastructure.

This Week On The Business Side: Key Business Issues For New GOP State Legislature

Nov 14, 2016
Josh James

When the Republican dominated Kentucky Legislature gets together in January a number of so-called pro-business issues will likely come up for discussion and votes.  We talk with Mark Green, executive editor of the Lane Report Business Magazine about these new legislative priorities.