WUKY In Depth

In depth stories from the WUKY news team.


LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The White House has announced that President Obama will address the nation this Tuesday on military action against Syria.  Prior to that announcement WUKY's Alan Lytle had an opportunity to discuss the Syrian situation with John Stempel, Senior Professor of International Relations at U.K.’s Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce.

LEXINGTON, Ky-  Cancer is one of the biggest health issues affecting Kentucky., with over 25,000 new cases reported in 2012.  Reporter Chase Cavanaugh has the story of a treatment program that has received the attention of the National Cancer Institute.


LEXINGTON, Ky. - A group of human rights activists is scrambling to meet a Friday reservation deadline for a bus trip to Washington D.C. for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington which featured Dr. Martin Luther King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech.

Gina DeArth and Astarre Gudino talked about their plans with WUKY's Alan Lytle.

Additional reservation information is available by calling DeArth at (330) 978-0884 or the Lexington Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission at (859) 252-4931.


LEXINGTON, Ky.-- The 133rd annual Fancy Farm Picnic is now behind us, and as expected the core focus of the raucous political speechifying concerned the 2014 U- S Senate race.  For some analysis on where the respective campaigns go from here, we turn to our own political blogger Ken Kurtz.


LEXINGTON, Ky. -- If you are a political junkie or you just like to feast on mouth watering Western Kentucky barbecue there’s really only one place to be this weekend.   Saturday's Fancy Farm picnic in Graves County draws thousands of folks for a fund raiser for Saint Jerome’s Parish and of course features highly partisan stump speeches from politicians across the commonwealth.  Al Cross, the director of UK’s Center for Rural Journalism and Community Issues has been making that trek for years.  He spoke Friday with WUKY's Alan Lytle about what to expect this year.

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- What if the George Zimmerman trial had taken place in a Kentucky courtroom?  WUKY's Alan Lytle debates that scenario with UK College of Law professors Robert Lawson and William Fortune.

Bluegrass Pipeline Gaining Critics And Converts

Jul 13, 2013

LOUISVILLE, Ky. --  A company is surveying land in Kentucky, trying to determine the best route for a natural gas liquids pipeline. If it’s built, the pipeline will carry these materials across the state to the Gulf of Mexico, where they’re processed. But some people in the commonwealth are worried about the health and safety hazards a pipeline could pose in their communities.


LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes ended months of speculation this week when she announced her intention to seek the Democratic nomination for the U-S Senate seat currently held by Republican Mitch McConnell.   For some analysis on the race, which won’t even take place until 2014, we turn to our political blogger Ken Kurtz.

LOUISVILLE, Ky- A record number of women are currently serving in the U-S Congress, and while most people think that’s a good thing, a Kentucky–based film maker says even more young ladies could follow in their political footsteps if only they were encouraged to do so.  Reporter Chase Cavanaugh has the details.

On a recent field trip to our nation’s capital, a volunteer from Running Start, a group emphasizing female empowerment, asked a busful of young girls a rather compelling question. 

LEXINGTON, Ky. - As Urban County Council members begin hammering out a final spending plan, many around the horseshoe are also keeping a close eye on the job market.