WUKY In Depth

In depth stories from the WUKY news team.

University of Kentucky

This week, reporter Chase Cavanaugh interviews Dr. Lisa Cassis, the interim Vice President for Research at the University of Kentucky.  

Associated Press

With Republican Matt Bevin soon to take up residence in the Governor's Mansion we talk with someone who knows what its like to be Jack Conway on the day after a statewide electoral defeat.  Former Congressman and current Kentucky Humanities Council Executive Director Ben Chandler is no longer involved in the political landscape but he has some keen observations on what Bevin's victory signifies in Kentucky politics.

Lexington Herald Leader @kentucky.com

WUKY Political Blogger Ken Kurtz offers his take on the Bevin victory and what it means for the state as a whole.


After months of sparring by the two leading candidates for governor and a sea of non-stop negative advertising, little has changed when it comes to the polls.

The Business Side Of A More Educated Workforce

Nov 2, 2015

A new study has concluded that Kentucky's state coffers could be increased by $900 million a year if the number of people in the state with at least an associate degree were to increase to the national average.  This week on the Business Side Alan Lytle talks with Chris Bollinger of the University of Kentucky's Center for Business and Economic Research, which released the report. 

Which Gubernatorial Candidate Will Benefit From A Low Turnout?

Oct 27, 2015

With one week to go in the general election Alan Lytle discusses last minute strategies, party support - or lack thereof, and estimated voter turnout.

The Business Side Of Breeders' Cup Week In Lexington

Oct 26, 2015

This week on the Business Side Alan Lytle talks with VisitLex president Mary Quinn Ramer about Breeders' Cup week in Lexington.

WUKY Teaming With Paulick Report For Breeders' Cup Week Coverage

Oct 24, 2015

WUKY News is partnering with Lexington-based Paulick Report for comprehensive coverage of Breeders' Cup week at Keeneland.  In addition to daily trackside updates, WUKY will air a special "My Breeders' Cup" series produced by the Paulick Report's Scott Jagow each weekday morning at 7:45.  Alan Lytle talks with publisher Ray Paulick about what racing fans and WUKY listeners can expect to hear this week.


The Breeders Cup Festival gets under way this Friday in downtown Lexington with an event at the Lyric Theater.  Festival chair Kip Cornett talks with Alan Lytle about the full schedule of activities leading up to the big races next weekend at Keeneland.


This week, reporter Chase Cavanaugh's guest is  Councilmember Jennifer Mossotti, who represents the city's 9th district.