WUKY In Depth

In depth stories from the WUKY news team.

Samantha Lederman

A U.S. Olympic Event Rider is hoping to bring home the gold aboard an unlikely horse, a Kentucky-bred ex-racehorse named Blackfoot Mystery.  Samantha Lederman has their story.

Michael Caudill

Three weeks ago the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation stepped in to rescue the worst of forty horses abandoned and left to starve on a farm in Mercer County.  Those eight were sent to Blackburn Correctional Facility in Lexington, one of nine such institutions across the country participating in a program with the TRF  that pairs inmates with retired racehorses.  Samantha Lederman recently visited Blackburn and she files this report.

Samantha Lederman

When the U.S. Olympic Eventing Team competes next month in Rio, a husband and wife couple here in Central Kentucky will have played a significant part in their journey.  Samantha Lederman has their story.

Morris Book Shop, Coliseum Plaza, East Main & Vine This Week On The Business Side

Jul 11, 2016
Morris Book Shop

After a bit of a hiatus we've got a fresh Business Side with Alan Lytle and Business Lexington editor David Nichols talking about the potential sale and/or closure of Morris Book Shop in Chevy Chase, plus changes are coming to a busy corner of the UK campus, and the latest on the East Main and Vine development project.

Samantha Lederman

The KESMARC world-renowned equine physical rehabilitation center has pioneered many groundbreaking therapies for horses.  Samantha Lederman recently paid the center a visit and sat down with owner and founder Kirsten Johnson.

Commerce Lexington

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Commerce Lexington Board Chair Alan Stein about the pro-business group's visit to Charleston, South Carolina which included a frank discussion surrounding the horrific church shootings there one year ago this month.

Her Mission Is To Get Businesses To 'Think Green'

Jun 20, 2016
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This week on the Business Side Alan Lytle talks with Heather Warman, interim director of the Kentucky Sustainable Business Council.  She was in Lexington last week as part of the first annual Kentucky Sustainable Business Summit at the Locust Trace Agri-Science Center off Leestown Road.

Samantha Lederman

A central Kentucky-based research facility will play a vital role in the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio.  Samantha Lederman recently paid a visit to the Kentucky Equine Research Center.

Kentucky Arts Council

This week on the Business Side Alan Lytle talks with Lane Report Executive Editor Mark Green about a new study commissioned by the Kentucky Arts Council assessing the economic importance of the Arts across the Commonwealth.

VisitLex rates the Kentucky Horse Park as the number one tourist destination in the Bluegrass region but as Samantha Lederman reports the park is also home to some aspiring riders hoping to capture gold in the Summer Olympic Games in Rio.