WUKY In Depth

In depth stories from the WUKY news team.

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This week on The Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Eric Hartman, director of the Lexington office of the Kentucky Innovation Network, about several events coming up as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

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This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Chris Bollinger, Director of the Center for Business and Economic Research in UK's Gatton School, about the GOP's 500 plus page Public Pension Reform Bill, including the winners and losers if it should become law.

Enoteca, Julep Cup, Chathams Latest Casualties Of Competitive Dining Scene

Oct 30, 2017
Business Lexington

This week on The Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Business Lexington editor Tom Wilmes about the increasingly competitive dining market in Lexington as well as a growing trend of event venues operated by chefs, catering companies and restaurants.

Pappy Counterfeiter Busted, New Releases And Other Bourbon News This Week On The Business Side

Oct 23, 2017
The Bourbon Review

Bourbon Review editor Justin Thompson and WUKY's Alan Lytle discuss the first successful prosecution of someone selling fake Pappy Van Winkle bourbon, plus new releases for fall and a $25 M expansion at Heaven Hill Distillery in Louisville.  It's all in this week's edition of The Business Side.

Kentucky Banks Team Up To Start P3 Infrastucture Fund

Oct 16, 2017
Lane Report

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle and Lane Report Executive Editor Mark Green discuss a decision by six Kentucky-based banks to launch a first-of-its kind investment fund to support public-private partnership or P3 projects.

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This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Gary Wagner, senior regional officer at the Cincinnati Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. The fourth district encompasses Central and Eastern Kentucky.  Gary is in town this week meeting with members of the Cleveland Fed’s Lexington Business Advisory Council briefing them about the latest local economic numbers.

Double Dogs, Elkhorn Tavern, and New Food Partner For Al's Bar This Week On The Business Side

Oct 2, 2017
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WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Business Lexington editor Tom Wilmes about some recent food and drink headlines including the compromise reached between the local health department and Double Dogs Chow House in Hamburg, a new bar now open inside Barrel House Brewing in the Distillery District and Fida's Caribbean Cafe which will soon open inside Al's Bar in North Lexington.

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Beth Davisson, Executive Director of the Workforce Center, part of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Foundation.  The chamber has been sounding a louder and louder alarm about the effects of the opioid crisis on the state's economic future; especially when it comes to the job market.

Kentucky's Poor Health Rankings: A Real Drag On The State Economy

Sep 11, 2017
Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Lane Report Executive Editor Mark Green who shares some big takeaways from a recent one on one interview with Ben Chandler of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky; specifically how Kentucky's abysmal rates of smoking, diabetes, obesity, etc. affect the state economy.

Business Lexington

WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Business Lexington editor Tom Wilmes about the new DV8 Kitchen, plus the first brick and mortar establishment for popular local chef, Dan Wu, and news about some establishments leaving the local food scene.

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