WUKY In Depth

In depth stories from the WUKY news team.

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.

Celebrities, Bourbon And Brand Hoarding This Week On The Business Side

Aug 15, 2016
Associated Press

This week on the Business Side Alan Lytle talks with Justin Thompson, editor in chief of The Bourbon Review about film actor Matthew McConaughey's new multi-year contract with Wild Turkey as the brand's creative director and what that might mean for the bourbon industry.  They also talk about the disturbing trend of secondary marketeers scooping up limited edition bottles of bourbon, much like a ticket scalper, then selling the collectibles for inflated prices.  Is there anything distilleries can do about this?  Should they care?

Samantha Lederman

After successfully auctioning off a breakfast with Zenyatta, the Central Kentucky YMCA recently raised funds again by awarding a lunch at the Woodford County farm and a personal photo session with American Pharoah to the highest bidder.   The winners came all the way from Texas to claim their prize.  Samantha Lederman has their story.

SOAR Banking On Broadband To Transform Eastern Kentucky

Aug 8, 2016
UK Now

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle and Lane Report Executive Editor Mark Green discuss efforts to bring high speed broadband to Appalachia; a key need identified by the people behind SOAR - Saving Our Appalachian Region.

Business Side: Lexington Housing Market Continuing To Rebound From 2008 Recession

Aug 1, 2016
Business Lexington

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle and Business Lexington editor David Nichols discuss the overall health and vitality of Lexington's real estate market.

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.