WUKY In Depth

In depth stories from the WUKY news team.


LEXINGTON, Ky. - After Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear delivered his State of the Commonwealth Address on Wednesday, we put that question to Kentucky Journalism Hall of Famer, and WUKY political blogger Ken Kurtz.  After all, he's a man who, over his long career, has heard more than his fair share of gubernatorial speeches. 

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Public high school students with an interest in music generally have three class options: choir, band, or orchestra. Over the past few years a school in Lexington has expanded its music department to include another opportunity.  Brenna Angel has the story of the guitar ensemble at Bryan Station High School.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - In this latest installment of UK Market Viewpoint, Dave Blackwell, Dean of the Gatton College of Business and Economics talks with Chris Bollinger, director of the Center for Economic and Business Research, about the Kentucky Annual Economic Report which is being released this Tuesday. 

Mondays With The Mayors - Jim Gray, Lexington

Feb 4, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. - It's the first Monday of a new month and that means its time for a visit with Lexington Mayor Jim Gray on Mondays With The Mayors.  Gray talks about the new Homeless Commission Report and  the design contest for the Town Branch Commons.  A winner is expected to be announced later today.  Mondays With The Mayors is an exclusive production of WUKY.

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LEXINGTON, Ky - Nicholasville's  Russ Meyer talks about some top accomplishments from 2012 and the city's all too familiar pension problem in this week's edition of Mondays With The Mayors.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. - It's a busy time of year for the movie industry. Oscar nominations were announced Thursday and the Golden Globes award show is set for Sunday.

Because of an ongoing shift behind the scenes, many theaters across the country may soon be unable to show movies.  Hollywood studios are expected to fully switch from 35 mm film to digital distribution sometime this year, and that’s putting a strain on local movie houses.

UK Business Profs Tackle Tax Reform

Jan 8, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. - This week Gatton College Dean Dave Blackwell talks with Dr. Bill Hoyt, professor of economics at the University of Kentucky.  Dr. Hoyt served on Governor Beshear's Blue Ribbon Panel examining tax reform.

Mondays With The Mayors: Jim Gray, Lexington

Jan 7, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Mondays With The Mayors returns this week with a new chat with Lexington Mayor Jim Gray.  He discusses his top priorities for the the New Year, working with the new Urban County Council, and the upcoming State of the Merged Government address coming up later this month.


LEXINGTON, Ky. -  Ron Pen, the director of UK's John Jacob Niles Center for American Music recently turned over some old oversized discs to engineers at WUKY.  Turns out the records were of a Kentucky Nativity Play radio program written and produced by Niles in 1938.  Listen along as we resurrect some ghosts of Christmas past.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky Children’s Hospital treats some of the sickest and smallest patients from across central and eastern Kentucky. But for the past several weeks, pediatric heart surgeries have been referred to other hospitals. As Brenna Angel reports, UK Healthcare is reviewing its program, but the reasons why are unclear.