WUKY In Depth

In depth stories from the WUKY news team.

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.

Associated Press / Samantha Lederman

The views at the Kentucky Horse Park may be picturesque, but a peek behind the scenes reveals an ongoing political tug-of-war over the venue’s leadership. WUKY’s Josh James and Samantha Lederman take a look at two conflicting images of the Central Kentucky tourist attraction.

Kentucky Distillers Association

This week on the Business Side Alan Lytle talks with Kentucky Distillers Association President Eric Gregory about another record-setting year of production for one of the Commonwealth's signature industries.  Eric also provides a preview of next month's Kentucky Bourbon Affair in Louisville.

Hopes Remain High For Long-Running Equine Event

May 19, 2016
Samantha Lederman

The Keeneland Spring Meet, the Rolex Three Day Event and The Kentucky Derby may all be over, but there’s still an important Spring tradition to enjoy in the Bluegrass and it takes place this weekend at the Kentucky Horse Park.  Samantha Lederman previews the 48th annual High Hope Steeplechase.


This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with VisitLex President Mary Quinn Ramer about the timetable for expansion of the Lexington Convention Center and the agency's efforts to get more locals to appreciate what's fun to see and do close to home.

Associated Press

The 2016 electorate has seemingly delighted in upending experts' expectations, but University of Kentucky political science professor Stephen Voss sat down with WUKY's Josh James anyway to sort through what we do know heading into Tuesday's presidential contest in Kentucky. 

Primarily Speaking: Ballot Devoid Of Competition With Very Little Drama

May 13, 2016
Josh James / WUKY

As we head into the final weekend before Tuesday's statewide primary, WUKY's  Alan Lytle talks with Kentucky Gazette editor and publisher Laura Cullen Glasscock about some potential bellwether races.