WUKY In Depth

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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WUKY In Depth
10:00 am
Thu January 19, 2012

In-Depth: Kick-starting a National Prescription Monitoring Network

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The effect of Kentucky's prescription drug abuse problem reaches beyond the state's borders. In the final segment of our three-part series, Brenna Angel reports on the challenges of launching a nationwide prescription monitoring network.

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WUKY In Depth
12:34 pm
Wed January 18, 2012

In-Depth: Putting Kentucky's Prescription Monitoring Program to Work

LEXINGTON, Ky. – They can be bought on the street or obtained through a doctor's prescription. How ever people get them, prescription pain killers can lead to a life of addiction. But for the past ten years, the state has offered a tool meant to curb the abuse. In the second of our three-part series, reporter Brenna Angel examines what Kentucky's prescription monitoring program is doing right, and what it needs to do better.

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WUKY In Depth
12:38 pm
Tue January 17, 2012

In-Depth: Out of the Darkness of Prescription Drug Abuse

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The epidemic of prescription drug abuse affects millions of Americans, and the power of addiction is easy to see in Kentucky. This is the first of a three-part series exploring the problem of prescription drug abuse and what medical experts and public policy makers are doing to try and stop it. Brenna Angel has the story of one woman who nearly lost her life to pain killers. This report contains strong language that may not be appropriate for all audiences.

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WUKY In Depth
8:42 am
Thu December 22, 2011

In-Depth: Lexington as Task Force City

LEXINGTON, Ky. – In his first year as Mayor of Lexington, Jim Gray has started several initiatives and projects covering a variety of topics, including public safety and long term development.

A tool Gray often uses to tackle these issues is the task force: a group of people asked to come up with solutions or recommendations. Sometimes that work can take a few weeks, sometimes a few years. Reporter Brenna Angel sat down with the mayor to discuss his reasoning for using task forces and their effectiveness.

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