WUKY In Depth

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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WUKY In Depth
9:27 am
Mon December 19, 2011

Local Merchants Group Encourages Shoppers To Remember Them Too.

Lexington, KY – With just days left in the holiday shopping season, a group of area merchants is looking for one last rush of traffic to boost the bottom line. WUKY Student Reporter Cassidy Herrington takes a look at two independent retailers that are part of a growing movement to keep holiday sales dollars in local communities.

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WUKY In Depth
1:35 pm
Wed November 30, 2011

Al Smith: In Depth Profile

Al Smith
Institute for Rural Journalism

Lexington, KY – Veteran and Kentucky Hall of Fame journalist Al Smith has weathered many challenges in his career. The creator of Comment on Kentucky on KET Smith became an inspiration to reporters in the Bluegrass and others across the country for his fight against censorship. But, as Pamela Burke reports, all this success started in the small Kentucky town of Russellville.

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In Depth
1:20 pm
Wed November 30, 2011

Al Smith: In Depth Profile

Al Smith
Institute for Rural Journalism

Veteran and Kentucky Hall of Fame journalist Al Smith has weathered many challenges in his career. The creator of Comment on Kentucky on KET Smith became an inspiration to reporters in the Bluegrass and others across the country for his fight against censorship. But, as Pamela Burke reports, his success started in the small Kentucky town of Russellville.

WUKY In Depth
6:10 am
Mon October 24, 2011

In Depth: Trainers and Jockeys Reflect on Keeneland Racing

Keeneland Photo

LEXINGTON, Ky. – For 75 years, the park-like ambiance of the Keeneland race track in Lexington has attracted visitors and horse racing fans from across the globe. The central Kentucky atmosphere also has an effect on horsemen. With the fall meet in full swing, Brenna Angel reports on what keeps trainers and jockeys coming back to Keeneland.

When trainer Kenny McPeek watches exercise riders take thoroughbreds around the track on a cool morning at Keeneland, he's looking across a landscape where he not only goes to work, but he's also grown up.

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WUKY In Depth
7:23 am
Tue October 4, 2011

In-Depth: Lexington Family's Tragedy Results in DOD Changes

LCpl Adam Puckett

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The death of a military service member can be a traumatic experience for families, and waiting several months for the funeral bills to be paid doesn't help with the healing process. Reporter Brenna Angel has the story of a central Kentucky family whose persistence led the U.S. Department of Defense to change how it manages mortuary affairs.

When Adam Puckett decided to join the military, he looked at all the different service branches. By the spring of 2007, he was going through basic training on Parris Island.

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WUKY In Depth
9:34 am
Tue August 16, 2011

In Depth: National Guardsmen Face Higher Unemployment Rate

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Across the U.S., the unemployment rate sits at 9.1 percent. In Kentucky, it's 9.6 percent.

But among Kentucky's National Guard members, the amount of people without a full-time civilian job is 15-20 percent, depending on how many units are on active duty deployment. Brenna Angel reports on why it's hard for citizen soldiers to find and keep a job, and what the military is doing to help.

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