WUKY In Depth

In depth stories from the WUKY news team.

New Deal For The Stockyards This Week On The Business Side

Feb 29, 2016

We talk with Lane Report managing editor Mark Green about the announced rebuild of the Blue Grass Stockyards along Ironworks Pike.


Being the host city for the Breeders' Cup was apparently very good for Lexington tourism.  Mary Quinn Ramer, VisitLex president takes us inside the numbers.

Money Pours In, Stakes Grow Higher For Upcoming Special House Elections

Feb 15, 2016
Kentucky Gazette

We talk with Frankfort Insider Laura Cullen Glasscock of the Kentucky Gazette about some potentially troubling signs for the Democrats as they try to hold on to the House of Representatives.  A special election for four vacant seats takes place on March 8th.


This week on the Business Side we discuss the latest twists and turns of the CentrePointe saga with David Nichols, managing editor of Business Lexington.  The long-stalled construction project in the heart of downtown Lexington is at yet another crossroads now that the most recent developers dropped out.

Is Beshear Right To Aggressively Crusade For Kynect And Medicaid?

Feb 11, 2016
Associated Press

We put that question to former Kentucky Congressman Ben Chandler.  He also weighs in on the latest developments, or rather non-developments surrounding the CentrePointe project in downtown Lexington.

Keeping Convention Center Momentum This Week On The Business Side

Feb 8, 2016
Lexington Center Corporation

This week on the Business Side we talk with Business Lexington editor David Nichols about the ongoing efforts to renovate the Lexington Convention Center which suffered a setback with the release of Governor Matt Bevin's budget proposal.


Shortly after announcing he was suspending his presidential campaign Kentucky U-S Senator Rand Paul spoke exclusively to WUKY's Karyn Czar.

Frankfort March, Civil Rights Act, Major Part Of Powers' Legacy

Feb 2, 2016
Kentucky Historical Society

In part two of our Saving Stories tribute to Georgia Davis Powers the Civil Rights icon talks about her role in helping organize the 1964 March on Frankfort featuring Dr. Martin Luther King Junior and MLB Great Jackie Robinson.

A True Barometer Of Economic Health In Kentucky This Week On The Business Side

Feb 1, 2016
Center for Business and Economic Research

This week on the Business Side, Lane Report Managing Editor Mark Green tells us which presenter he's most looking forward to hearing at the 27th annual Economic Outlook Conference and why.


WUKY's political blogger Ken Kurtz has a few thoughts on the style and substance of Governor Bevin's first State of the Commonwealth Budget Address to lawmakers.