WUKY In Depth

In depth stories from the WUKY news team.

Early Origins Of Christmas In America Not Much Of A Family Affair

Dec 23, 2015

Christmas traditions:  we all have them...but did you know there was a time not too long ago when the Yuletide season was a rowdy affair?  In this edition of Long Story Short, the UK History Department's podcast series, doctoral students Dara Vance and Cody Foster talk with professor Mark Summers about the early origins of the Christmas holiday.

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Mother Nature may not always cooperate, but this year there's at least one place in Kentucky where there's a 100% chance of "snow" this holiday season.  Alan Lytle takes you there!

In this week's episode, reporter Chase Cavanaugh sat down to chat with 12th District Representative Russ Hensley.  


University of Kentucky political analyst Stephen Voss says he’s not expecting any sweeping changes in the early weeks of Gov.-elect Matt Bevin’s administration.

Conflicting State Budget Numbers This Week On The Business Side

Dec 7, 2015
Associated Press

Outgoing Governor Beshear says Kentucky will finish "in the black," while incoming Governor Bevin says he's being saddled with a $500M shortfall.  We discuss the conflicting narratives with Lane Report Executive Editor Mark Green.

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There’s a possibility that a long-running concert series here at the University of Kentucky may be discontinued.  We asked WUKY Student Reporter Taylor Hubbard to find out why.

A Preview Of Next Week's Inaugural Parade

Dec 1, 2015

This week we talk with Kentucky Gazette editor and publisher Laura Cullen Glasscock about next week's Inaugural Parade in Frankfort.


Controversy over the Syrian refugee crisis has brought the issue home to Lexington and Kentucky. So what does the picture look like for a local student who with close ties to the Syria?


This week on the Business Side we talk with the Kentucky Office of Emplolyment and Training's Manoj Shanker about the state's jobless rate which is at its lowest point in more than a decade.

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This week, reporter Chase Cavanaugh discusses autism research with Dr. Lisa Ruble, a professor of Psychology at the University of Kentucky.