WUKY In Depth

In depth stories from the WUKY news team.

With Uncertain Timetable For Pension Fix What Other Bills Are On The Fast Track?

Jan 22, 2018
Legislative Research Commission

Last week Senate President Robert Stivers told reporters he couldn't give them a timetable for a public pension overhaul bill but other measures are gaining momentum in the session.  WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Kentucky Gazette editor and publisher Laura Cullen Glasscock about some legislation that appears on the fast track to the governor's desk.

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Keeneland conducted another successful Horses of All Ages sale earlier this month.  Any major trends to look out for?  We put that and other questions to the Paulick Report's Natalie Voss who covered the event for Business Lexington.  She says there was quite a buzz about the progeny of a certain recent Triple Crown winner.

How Sharp Will Bevin's Budget Axe Be Tonight?

Jan 16, 2018
Associated Press

Ahead of Governor Matt Bevin's big budget speech to the General Assembly we talk with the Kentucky Gazette's Laura Cullen Glasscock about what the Republican might do in absence of any additional revenue.

Will Speaker Hoover's Fate Keep Sucking All The Air Out Of The Capitol?

Jan 8, 2018
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Lawmakers head into their first full week of the 2018 Legislative Session.  Will the status and fate of Republican House Speaker Jeff Hoover dominate the proceedings again this week?  We posed that question to Laura Cullen Glasscock, editor and publisher of the Frankfort-based Kentucky Gazette.

Company Wellness Perks This Week On The Business Side

Jan 8, 2018
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This week on the Business Side Tom Wilmes, editor of Business Lexington talks about some local companies that do more than just encourage their employees to pursue healthy habits.  The trend goes far beyond gym memberships and cash bonuses.

Here's A Quick Primer On The Start Of The 2018 Legislative Session

Jan 2, 2018
Legislative Research Commission

In just a matter of hours lawmakers will gavel in what looks to be a long and very difficult regular session of the General Assembly.  They will try to deal with the public pension crisis and put together a two-year budget in addition to sorting out leadership positions in the wake of a sexual harassment scandal.  For a preview of coming attractions WUKY's Alan Lytle speaks with Laura Cullen Glasscock, editor and publisher of the Frankfort-based Kentucky Gazette.

Gift Giving Tips For The Bourbon Lover On Your List

Dec 18, 2017
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This week on the Business Side we talk holiday gift giving with Bourbon Review editor Justin Thompson.

Visit-Lex

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Visit-Lex Executive Director Mary Quinn Ramer about their new Destination Development Plan.  One key finding suggests Lexington could strongly benefit from the development of a new annual city-wide event, similar to Louisville's Forecastle Festival.

Location, Location, Location: Cashing In On Central Kentucky's Accessibility

Nov 27, 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 business magazine's recent market review examining Central Kentucky's advantages as a commercial hub.

Arts Programs Gaining Foothold In Kentucky Drug Courts

Nov 21, 2017
Joanna Hay Productions

Drug Courts are designed to take a public health approach to help defendants break the cycle of addiction and stay out of jail.  They include a substance abuse program supervised by a judge.  Drug courts currently operate in 113 Kentucky Counties and to graduate from the program is a huge accomplishment as it can take upwards of 3 years to complete the process.  Sadly some participants experience setbacks along the way; with tragic consequences.  WUKY’s Alan Lytle introduces us to a woman who has used the pain of personal loss to help others on their path to healing and wholeness.

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