WUKY In Depth

In depth stories from the WUKY news team.

For the first time ever, Lexington will host a festival catering to vegetarians and vegans this Saturday – with the hope of planting a few seeds of doubt in the minds of meat-eaters.

So Long, Sal's, Welcome Back Jonathan Lundy - This Week On The Business Side

Sep 26, 2016
Bluegrass Hospitality Group

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Business Lexington managing editor David Nichols about the closing of Sal's Chophouse and Meats Bar B Q in the Lansdowne Shoppes, plus a new venture for prominent chef Jonathan Lundy, and more news on Lexington's Distillery District.


The Keeneland September Yearling Sale is winding down and as usual there have been several hopefuls from larger horse farms fetching princely sums.  But there are also small scale buyers and sellers looking for bargains and big paydays.  WUKY's Samantha Lederman has their story.

Big Takeaways From AutoVision Conference This Week On The Business Side

Sep 19, 2016
Lane Report

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Lane Report executive editor Mark Green about last week's AutoVision auto manufacturing conference in Lexington and what the takeaways might mean for Kentucky's economy.

Festival In Bardstown, New Releases Highlight National Bourbon Heritage Month

Sep 12, 2016
Kentucky Bourbon Festival

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Bourbon Review editor in chief Justin Thompson about the Kentucky Bourbon Festival in Bardstown.  Justin also tells us about several new releases for bourbon nerds to obsess over.

Samantha Lederman

WUKY's Samantha Lederman continues to follow the saga surrounding 43 abandoned horses from a farm in Mercer County, particularly those rescued and rehabilitating at the Blackburn Correctional Complex in Lexington.  On Friday August 26 the last load of horses left the farm in question where the hope is that they'll all eventually find new homes.  However, the when and how of that happening may still take time to sort out.

Economic Impact Of The Kentucky Horse Park This Week On The Business Side

Aug 29, 2016
Samantha Lederman

We all might venture a guess, but just how does one put a dollar value on having the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington?  Alan Lytle discusses this question with Lane Report executive editor Mark Green.

Josh James / WUKY

August 27, 2006 is a date seared into the minds of many Lexingtonians. As part of WUKY's ongoing series marking the 10th anniversary of Comair Flight 5191's ill-fated take-off from Blue Grass Airport, Josh James takes us back to the morning of the crash and the immediate aftermath.

Business Side: National Avenue Expansion To Include Relocated Cosmic Charlie's

Aug 22, 2016
Smiley Pete Publishing

This week on the Business Side Alan Lytle talks with Business Lexington Managing Editor David Nichols about the continued growth of popularity for the National Avenue/Warehouse Block Corridor which will soon feature Cosmic Charlie's music club.

Samantha Lederman

Have you ever wiggled your toes in the sand on that beach vacation and wished it could last forever? For Team Sandtastic life literally is a beach, and this week they brought their craft to the Kentucky Horse Park to build sand sculptures that will be incorporated into the course of the USHJA Hunter Derby Final in the Rolex Arena on Saturday night. Samantha Lederman has more details.