WUKY In Depth

In depth stories from the WUKY news team.

Kentucky About To Take Its Finger Off The 'Pause 50' Button

Jun 26, 2017
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This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Lane Report Executive Editor Mark Green about the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's Pause 50 program which put a halt to all new road construction in the state for the past year.

What's Going On At Lexmark And Should 2,300 Lexington Employees Be Worried?

Jun 19, 2017
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This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Lane Report Executive Editor Mark Green about the abrupt resignation of Lexmark's chief executive officer.  David Reeder, who succeeded Paul Rooke had been at the helm for less than a year.

Timber Still A Major Sector Of Kentucky's Economy

Jun 5, 2017
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This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Lane Report Executive Editor Mark Green about Kentucky's timber industry which accounts for $9 to $14.5B annually. 

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This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle gets a preview of this year's Alltech ONE Ideas Conference from company representative Susanna Elliott.

Lexington Downtown Development Authority

This week on the Business Side, WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Alan Stein of the Stein Group.  He's just been named interim chief executive of the new Downtown Lexington Partnership; the result of the announced merger of the Downtown Lexington Corporation, which hosts things like Thursday Night Live and the city's Fourth of July Festival, and the Lexington Downtown Development Authority, which handles major development issues like the renovation of the Old Courthouse and Town Branch Commons.  Stein discusses the rationale and timetable for the new umbrella organization.

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This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Lael Brainard, a Federal Reserve Governor who recently met with community development leaders in Eastern Kentucky including Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation, Mountain Association for Community Economic Development, also known as MACED, the Brushy Fork Institute, Berea College, as well as the Greater Clark Foundation in Winchester.  Brainard also shares her observations after visiting several innovative sites across the region.   She'll take those observations back to Washington to inform the Fed's monetary, supervisory, and regulatory policies.

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The media world Lee Mengistu and Marjorie Kirk will step into when they step off the graduation stage at the University of Kentucky bears little resemblance to the one where Walter Cronkite calmly assured audiences that "that's the way it is."

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When was the last time you stopped to look at the world through the eyes of a child?  Spend the next few minutes listening to 12 year old Nathan Palley and his 10 year old sister Amanda and their recent conversation in the StoryCorps booth.  They take turns asking each other questions about their interests, books, and make believe scenarios.

Bourbon Makers Encouraging Consumers To Try Rye - And More Spirits News

May 1, 2017
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This week on the Business Side Justin Thompson of the Bourbon Review discusses the expansion of rye whiskey in the world of spirits.  Plus news on a limited edition of Old Rip Van Winkle hitting the shelves soon!

If it seems like telemarketing and robocalls have been on the rise lately in Kentucky, it’s not your imagination. Scammers – armed with ever-improving technology – are finding innovative ways to skirt the rules.

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