WUKY In Depth

In depth stories from the WUKY news team.

Panel Discussion To Highlight Inaugural 'Plows To Plate' Foodways Event Thursday At UK

Apr 8, 2015
Lexington Farmers' Market

“From Plows to Plates: A Journey Through Kentucky Foodways” brings together prominent local food experts for a panel discussion, along with an informational exhibit, a reception featuring local food, and book signings by Kentucky authors. The event will take place 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in Margaret I. King Library Building on UK’s campus. “From Plows to Plates” is free and open to the public.  Three of the participants, Deirdre Scaggs with UK Special Collections, local chef Ouita Michel, and Kristy Yowell with Good Foods Co-op stopped by the WUKY Studios to talk about the event with Alan Lytle

University Press of Kentucky

Doug Brunk, who spent a good chunk of his childhood growing up in Wilmore, Kentucky, talks about his book Wildcat Memories - Inside Stories from Kentucky Basketball Greats, with WUKY's Alan Lytle.  The book is from University Press of Kentucky.

The Business Side Of Keeneland's Spring Meet

Mar 30, 2015

Keeneland's Spring meet gets under way this Friday.  Keeneland President Bill Thomason talks about some important changes the track has undertaken recently as it prepares to host the Breeders' Cup this fall.

Kurtz Weighs In On Waning Days Of Session

Mar 9, 2015

Political blogger Ken Kurtz discusses the hits and mostly misses of the 2015 Legislative Session.  With only a few days left what are the chances for the local option sales tax, or a heroin bill?

The Business Side Of More Beds At UK Hospital

Mar 2, 2015
UK HealthCare

This week we discuss the decision by the state to allow UK Chandler Hospital to add some 120 patient beds to its facility.  Lane Report editor Mark Green explains the rationale for the move.

UK Gaines Center for the Humanities

Our continued fascination with the American Civil War will be the theme for this year’s Bale Boone Symposium.  The series of public lectures, sponsored by UK’s Gaines Center for the Humanities, represents the university’s longest-running Town/Gown event.  Center Director Phil Harling says the 150th anniversary of the end of formal North/South hostilities is a timely conversation starter.

This week we discuss with Lane Report editor Mark Green the new Kroger Store on Euclid Avenue and an equine-related effort to boost tourism throughout the Bluegrass.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky- A record number of women are currently serving in the U-S Congress, and while most people think that’s a good thing, a Kentucky–based film maker says even more young ladies could follow in their political footsteps if only they were encouraged to do so.  Reporter Chase Cavanaugh has the details.

On a recent field trip to our nation’s capital, a volunteer from Running Start, a group emphasizing female empowerment, asked a busful of young girls a rather compelling question. 

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LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky’s rifle team is on a historic roll.  Last week it defeated No. 1 West Virginia to cap off a perfect 6-0 conference season and take the Great American Rifle Conference Regular Season Championship, Kentucky's sixth GARC regular season title in program history and third in as many years.  WUKY Student Reporter Chase Cavanaugh has this behind the scenes profile.


LEXINGTON, Ky. - In 2011, the Department of Defense reported about 28,000 violent sex crimes in the military.  But why do outside estimates put the numbers much higher?  And why do most service members choose not to report their assault?  WUKY Reporter Chase Cavanaugh has the details on an upcoming local screening of an Oscar Nominated film that hopes to answer these questions.