WUKY In Depth

In depth stories from the WUKY news team.

BEAM, Bourbon And Other Potent Potables In BizLexChat

Mar 3, 2014

UK and U of L cash in on BEAM momentum, plus Maker's Mark expansion plans discussed in our weekly BizLexChat.

STORYCORPS: Second Hand Smoke Key Issue In Smoking Bans

Feb 27, 2014
Kentucky Center For Smoke Free Policy

The dangerous health effects of second-hand smoke played a key role in making Lexington a smoke-free community.

The Business Of Education This Week On BizLexChat

Feb 24, 2014

Transy has a new president, plus UK's new provost and ag. dean, all discussed at some length in this week's BizLexChat segment.

UK Patterson School

A University of Kentucky professor asserts that the U-S Air Force should be abolished.

STORYCORPS: Passing A Statewide Smoke-Free Law

Feb 20, 2014
Kentucky Center For Smoke Free Policy

This week in StoryCorps, meet the Lexington legislator trying to round up votes for passage of a statewide smoke-free law.

University of Kentucky music theory professor Kevin Holm-Hudson discusses the continuing influence of the Fab Four in America 50 years on.

PIKEVILLE, Ky. - Colleges and universities in central Appalachia are struggling to retain students. Roughly half the freshmen at the University of Pikeville don’t come back the following year. For the students who stay, many wonder if there will be jobs available in a region that for decades relied on coal mining as its primary industry.

“We feel like if you can teach them in the mountains, train them in the mountains, they’ll stay in the mountains,” says James Hurley, President-elect of the University of Pikeville.

PIKEVILLE, Ky. - For a lot of college students, summer is a chance to kick back and relax-- maybe do an internship -- before resuming classes in the fall. But some students in Appalachia won’t be returning to campus next August, at least not at the school where they originally enrolled.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - In his State of the Union address last month, President Obama made the case for expanding early childhood education. Adding more pre-K opportunities is also one of Governor Steve Beshear's goals, but budget constraints at both the federal and state level present significant challenges.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Each year around 5,000 babies are born in the United States with Down syndrome, a genetic disorder that can impair mental abilities and development.  As they age, people with this condition are also at higher risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease. As Brenna Angel reports, researchers at the University of Kentucky are examining what the effects of growing older have on Down syndrome.

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