WUKY In Depth

In depth stories from the WUKY news team.

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The Urban League of Lexington-Fayette County is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and as part of our observance of Black History Month WUKY's Alan Lytle recently sat down with PG Peeples, the long-time executive director of the non-profit.  In this 30 minute conversation PG talks about the early days of the agency, including coordinating with President Nixon's Secret Service for the 1971 memorial service of National Chapter President Whitney Young.  He also discusses some of the major accomplishments of the organization over its first half century.

Another Monday, Still No Pension Bill

Feb 12, 2018
Josh James / WUKY

Lawmakers in Frankfort have been meeting for more than a month but still haven't tackled public pensions, passed a state budget, or a tax reform package.  WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Laura Cullen Glasscock, editor and publisher of the Frankfort-based Kentucky Gazette about an ever-growing legislative to-do list.

Economists Projecting A Slowdown In 2018

Feb 12, 2018
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This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle and Lane Report Executive Editor Mark Green discuss the big takeaway from the annual Kentucky Economic Outlook Conference.  Hint: It'll be more brake tapping than pedal to the metal.

Lobbyists - Who ARE These People?

Feb 5, 2018
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A record amount of money was spent lobbying members of the Kentucky General Assembly last year.  WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Laura Cullen Glasscock, editor and publisher of the Kentucky Gazette about the age old practice of winning friends and influencing people with a whole lot of cash in tow.

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Will the bullish stock market of the past year continue throughout the rest of 2018? Is the outlook positive or negative for Kentucky’s economy? What impacts will the newly enacted federal tax policy have on government spending? Questions like these and many more will be addressed by a panel of experts on Tuesday, Feb. 6, as the University of Kentucky hosts the 29th annual Economic Outlook Conference.  Chris Bollinger, director of the Center For Business and Economic Research is our guest this week on the Business Side.

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This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive; a battle that historians point to as a major turning point of American involvement in the Vietnam War.  The University of Kentucky’s History Department is hoping to keep the conversation going about the war with a series of lectures starting next month in the WT Young Library.  For a preview of the series WUKY's Alan Lytle recently sat down with UK instructor and PHD candidate Cody Foster and professor emeritus Dr. George Herring.

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This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Jamie Clark with the Kentucky Solar Energy Society about the Trump Administration's announced 30% tariff on imported solar equipment, and a controversial bill making its way through the legislature.  He says if it passes it'll be adding insult to injury.

As Filing Deadline Looms Some Lawmakers Exiting Stage Right - Or Left If You Prefer

Jan 29, 2018
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Tuesday is an important day on the political calendar.  It's the official deadline for candidates to file for this year's elections.  Are there any more surprising exits or entree's?  We ask Kentucky Gazette editor and publisher Lauren Cullen Glasscock for her take.

With Uncertain Timetable For Pension Fix What Other Bills Are On The Fast Track?

Jan 22, 2018
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Last week Senate President Robert Stivers told reporters he couldn't give them a timetable for a public pension overhaul bill but other measures are gaining momentum in the session.  WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Kentucky Gazette editor and publisher Laura Cullen Glasscock about some legislation that appears on the fast track to the governor's desk.

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Keeneland conducted another successful Horses of All Ages sale earlier this month.  Any major trends to look out for?  We put that and other questions to the Paulick Report's Natalie Voss who covered the event for Business Lexington.  She says there was quite a buzz about the progeny of a certain recent Triple Crown winner.

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