WUKY In Depth

WUKY In Depth
5:33 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

CDC Director Speaks In Lexington

Thomas Frieden, CDC Director

Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Thomas Frieden was the keynote speaker for the 2012 Keeneland Public Health Services and Systems Research Conference. Frieden spoke on a variety of topics, including tobacco use, teen pregnancy, and measuring the success of prevention programs. 

Hear the whole speech above.

WUKY In Depth
2:56 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

Lexington's Latino Media Grows Along With Local Population

Andres Cruz Is The Editor And Publisher Of Lexington's Bilingual Newspaper La Voz

The 2010 census revealed that Lexington’s Latino population has doubled in the past decade. As WUKY’s Cassidy Herrington reports, Latino media has grown accordingly to meet the needs of a now thriving community.

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WUKY In Depth
10:21 am
Thu April 12, 2012

FEATURE: Art Project Reaches Incarcerated Youth

LEXINGTON, Ky. - For boys and girls incarcerated at juvenile detention centers, the future beyond their next court date can seem dark and uncertain. The facilities house children and teenagers facing charges that range from habitual truancy to violent crimes.

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WUKY In Depth
12:00 am
Thu April 5, 2012

In Depth: New Makers Mark Bottle Hitting Store Shelves Friday

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The first Friday in April marks the start of the Keeneland Spring meet in Lexington, and for the past 16 years it’s also served as a kickoff for a charitable effort involving the racetrack, Makers Mark bourbon and the University of Kentucky. 

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WUKY In Depth
7:30 am
Sat March 31, 2012

In Depth: Basketball As Religion

Basketball About To Score

LEXINGTON, Ky. - It’s often said that basketball is a religion in Kentucky. What might that mean for the historic matchup this Saturday between the Cats and Cards tonight? 

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WUKY In Depth
8:46 am
Thu March 22, 2012

High School Bowlers Competing for First Ever State Championship

The Scott Co. High School bowling team is competing in the first ever state tournament sanctioned by the KHSAA. Photo by Brenna Angel

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Thursday is a historic day for high school sports in Kentucky. For the first time ever, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association is hosting a state championship for bowling. Over the next two days students from across the state will compete at the Executive Strike and Spare in Louisville.

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WUKY In Depth
10:06 am
Thu March 15, 2012

Central Ky. Businesses Devoted to Wildcats

 LEXINGTON, Ky. - The barber shop near the corner of Euclid and Woodland Avenues in Lexington is like most barber shops, offering men’s haircuts, beard trimming, straight razor shaves. But the atmosphere owner Ryan Lykins has created is a lot like a sports bar.

Lykins and his wife Cassandra own Kentucky Wildcuts Barber Shop, a business they opened about three years ago.

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WUKY In Depth
10:59 am
Mon February 27, 2012

In Depth: Singing The Praises Of African American Inventors

Madame C.J. Walker is well known for the invention of African American-specific hair products, but there have been many other lesser known contributions by African Americans that make our lives easier today.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - We conclude our series of Black History Month Reports with a look at famous, and not so famous, African American Inventors. Special Thanks to Yvonne Giles with the Isaac Scott Hathaway African American History Museum.

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WUKY In Depth
4:03 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Feature: Arts Apprenticeship Shares Kentucky Traditions

Fiddler Karen Jones - click for more photos

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- In a small studio in Lexington, master fiddler Daniel Carwile prepares for a lesson with a student first by tuning her instrument. They meet for 45 minutes once a week.

At age 60, Karen Jones is not like most of Carwile’s students. She’s a retired lawyer and a member of two musical groups.

“I had some classical training as a child and then when I became a member of the Reel World String Band-- it’s an all-women string band-- we had a Clawhammer banjo player and she taught me a lot of fiddle tunes.”

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WUKY In Depth
11:40 am
Mon February 20, 2012

In Depth: The Educational Journey of E. Belle Jackson

Our series of Black History Month stories continues with a look back at the life and accomplishments of E. Belle Jackson; one of fifteen African American women who established Lexington's Colored Orphan Industrial Home more than a century ago.

Yvonne Giles, with the Isaac Scott Hathaway African American History Museum, says E. Belle Jackson was a courageous, conscientious woman far ahead of her time.

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