WUKY In Depth

In depth stories from the WUKY news team.


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. 

The Business Side Of CentrePointe & A New City Hall

Oct 12, 2015

This week on the Business Side Alan Lytle and Lane Report executive editor Mark Green discuss the city of Lexington's most recent efforts to move LFUCG and Council offices out of the nearly century old Phoenix Hotel building and how the revived CentrePointe project might or might not factor into that.


Reporter Chase Cavanaugh finishes his examination of the at-large seats this week by interviewing Kevin Stinnett. 


One month from today, Kentuckians go to the polls to select a new governor and there is little indication that they're all that fired up about it.  Republican Matt Bevin and Democrat Jack Conway have the opportunity to change some hearts and minds during tonight's high profile debate at Centre College.  WUKY spoke with Kentucky Gazette editor and publisher Laura Cullen Glasscock about the race up to this point and whether Independent Drew Curtis could still play the role of spoiler even though he won't be on the dais tonight.