WUKY In Depth

In depth stories from the WUKY news team.


This week, reporter Chase Cavanaugh speaks with a councilwoman who has served over three consecutive terms in the horseshoe. 


In this week's episode, reporter Chase Cavanaugh speaks with a policy specialist from the 10th district. 

The Business Side Of A Highly Trained Workforce

Aug 10, 2015

This week on the Business Side we discuss a recent Kentucky Chamber of Commerce survey on workforce readiness.  Mark Green is the managing editor of the Lane Report Business Magazine.

Nearly half the Council has been accounted for in reporter Chase Cavanaugh’s ongoing series.  This week, he speaks with someone who has a history in city government, but has only recently returned to politics.


This week, reporter Chase Cavanaugh speaks with the new representative of Lexington's 6th District. 


This week on the Business Side we talk with Dave Adkisson, president of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce about the statewide Business Summit taking place Monday and Tuesday in Louisville.  Among the topics up for discussion are public pensions, manufacturing, higher education standards, the power of coal, and developing the workforce of tomorrow.  The Keynote speech will be delivered by former Meet The Press host David Gregory.  Additional information on the summit is available here.

Commerce Lexington

This week on the Business Side Josh James interviews Bob Babbage who recently took part in the Central Kentucky Regional Public Policy Group's Fly-In on Capitol Hill.  Sponsored by Commerce Lexington, the group meets with every member of the Kentucky Congressional delegation, discusses regional priorities, and gets feedback from lawmakers.


This week, like many communities across the South and the Border South, the city of Lexington has been re-examining its lingering confederate monuments and symbols, specifically whether they should remain where they are now, or perhaps relocated to museums somewhere.  Dr. Anne E. Marshall of Lexington has a keen interest in, and knowledge of, the John Hunt Morgan and John C. Breckinridge statues in downtown Lexington.  The associate professor of history at Mississippi State University is the author of Creating a Confederate Kentucky-The Lost Cause and Civil War Memory.  She spoke with WUKY's Alan Lytle.


As the Urban County Council goes on its summer hiatus this week, reporter Chase Cavanaugh continues his series on the group's different representatives. 

Chase Cavanaugh

In this new series, Reporter Chase Cavanaugh sits down and gets acquainted with Lexington's local representatives, beginning with 2nd District Councilmember Shevawn Akers.