WUKY In Depth

In depth stories from the WUKY news team.

Bevin Transition Team: Who Are These People?

Nov 17, 2015

Governor-Elect Matt Bevin has been putting together his transition team and making his first big hires.  We talk with Laura Cullen Glasscock, editor and publisher of the Kentucky Gazette for an in depth look at some of these men and women, some with ties to the last Republican Governor, Ernie Fletcher, who ran into some serious legal trouble during his administration.

Public Pension Fixes This Week On The Business Side

Nov 16, 2015

This week on The Business Side Alan Lytle and the Lane Report's Mark Green discuss Governor-Elect Matt Bevin and the Kentucky General Assembly's options in fixing the state's multi-billion dollar liability shortfall.

Bevin To Inherit Stronger Economy From Beshear

Nov 9, 2015

This week on the Business Side the Lane Report's Mark Green and WUKY News Director Alan Lytle discuss the strength and shape of the state economy that will soon be the responsibility of Republican Governor-Elect Matt Bevin.

University of Kentucky

This week, reporter Chase Cavanaugh interviews Dr. Lisa Cassis, the interim Vice President for Research at the University of Kentucky.  

Associated Press

With Republican Matt Bevin soon to take up residence in the Governor's Mansion we talk with someone who knows what its like to be Jack Conway on the day after a statewide electoral defeat.  Former Congressman and current Kentucky Humanities Council Executive Director Ben Chandler is no longer involved in the political landscape but he has some keen observations on what Bevin's victory signifies in Kentucky politics.

Lexington Herald Leader @kentucky.com

WUKY Political Blogger Ken Kurtz offers his take on the Bevin victory and what it means for the state as a whole.


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.