WUKY In Depth

In depth stories from the WUKY news team.

Samantha Lederman

For Valerie Ashker, promoting ex-racehorses as a breed and finding second careers for them after their life on the track is over has literally become a crusade. 91.3 WUKY’s Samantha Lederman met her in downtown Cincinnati as she rides two of her Off the Track Thoroughbreds across the US to prove their strength, courage and endurance.

Republican Party of Kentucky

Kentucky voters have spoken with a loud and clear voice.  They overwhelmingly supported Republican Donald Trump over Democrat Hillary Clinton and they enabled the GOP to takeover the State House of Representatives…ending a nearly century long hold on the chamber by Democrats.  This means that Republican Governor Matt Bevin now has majorities in the House and Senate to help him implement his conservative agenda.  Late last night WUKY News Director Alan Lytle sat down with UK Political Science professor Steven Voss to get his take on where state leadership might be headed.


WUKY's Alan Lytle highlights another signature industry this week by talking with Bob Elliston, vice president of racing and sales at Keeneland.  The track says it just completed one of its most successful fall meets in its history.  The November Breeding Stock sale starts Tuesday.

A Roundup Of Bourbon News This Week On The Business Side

Oct 31, 2016
The Bourbon Review

Justin Thompson, editor in chief of the Bourbon Review is back to talk about the recent Jim Beam strike, a big milestone for Woodford Reserve, and more of the latest bourbon news this week on the Business Side.

Samantha Lederman

Athletes of all stripes have benefited recently from the introduction of concussion protocols for their respective sports.  As Samantha Lederman reports, researchers at the University of Kentucky are now working with Keeneland and other thoroughbred interests to better protect the neurological health of jockeys.

Frankfort Insider Previews Pivotal State House Races

Oct 25, 2016
Josh James

With election day exactly two weeks away what will be the major storyline coming out of Frankfort?  Laura Cullen Glasscock of the Kentucky Gazette and WUKY's Alan Lytle discuss the latest GOP effort to take over the State House of Representatives.

Lane Report

This week on the Business Side Lane Report executive editor Mark Green shares with Alan Lytle some of the takeaways from a recent in depth interview with Fazoli's president and CEO Carl Howard.

West Sixth, Ethereal Farming Out New Ventures This Week On The Business Side

Oct 17, 2016
West Sixth Farm

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Business Lexington Managing Editor David Nichols about some farm-related initiatives announced by two of Lexington's more prominent craft brewers.

Horse-drawn carriages can often be associated with romance and a longing for a bygone era.  After all, what could be a more relaxing way to take in the sights than behind a couple of horses trotting up street and down alley?  But as Samantha Lederman reports horse drawn carriages, more specifically carriage driving is a mainstay in equestrian competition.

Kentucky Heritage Council

This week marks the the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act and the Kentucky Heritage Council is holding a day-long celebration this Friday.  WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with the Heritage Council's Diane Comer about the event and what the NHPA has meant to the Commonwealth.