WUKY In Depth

In depth stories from the WUKY news team.

Country Boy Georgetown, Corto Lima, And More On The Business Side

Feb 20, 2017
Bill Straus

We talk with Business Lexington Managing Editor David Nichols about Country Boy Brewing's new operation in Georgetown, Chef Jonathan Lundy's new Corta Lima on Short Street, and lament the closing of the once popular Table 310 which closed for good on Valentine's Day.

One Big Takeaway From UK Econ Conference, Bourbon Impact Study Released

Feb 13, 2017

This week on the Business Side, WUKY's Alan Lytle and Lane Report Executive Editor Mark Green discuss UK's 2017 Economic Outlook Conference and the Kentucky Distillers' Association's new study on the economic impact of Kentucky's bourbon industry.

Samantha Lederman

For over 35 years Central Kentucky Riding For Hope has operated out of the Kentucky Horse Park, graduating from an old tobacco barn to its current full-service facility.  Under its umbrella of horse therapy CKRH serves an enormous slice of the Central Kentucky area with a multitude of options.  WUKY's Samantha Lederman recently spent an afternoon there to learn more.

Crystal Balling Our Economic Future

Feb 6, 2017

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle gets a preview of Tuesday's Kentucky Economic Outlook Conference in Lexington from Chris Bollinger, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research in UK's Gatton College of Business and Economics.

Kentucky Distillers Association

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Adam Johnson, director of the Kentucky Distillers Association's Kentucky Bourbon Trail and Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour.  In 2016 the KDA reports that a record one million plus guests visited participating distilleries.

Goodfellas, Dads Favorites, And Chocolate Holler Hold Promise For Food & Beverage Devotees

Jan 23, 2017
Business Lexington

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle and Business Lexington Managing Editor David Nichols discuss three new additions to Lexington's Food and Spirit landscape:  Goodfellas Distillery and Pizzeria, Dads Favorites Deli Inside Blue Stallion Brewery, and Chocolate Holler opening soon next to Wines On Vine.

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.