WUKY In Depth

In depth stories from the WUKY news team.

In Depth: Madeline McDowell Breckinridge

Mar 18, 2016
UK Special Collections

We continue our Women's History Month series by looking at the life and legacy of Henry Clay's granddaughter Madeline McDowell Breckinridge who championed women's suffrage, racial equality, and various civic projects throughout Lexington.  Alan Lytle talks about this extraordinary woman with Eric Brooks, curator at Ashland The Henry Clay Estate.

Mary Todd Lincoln House

To mark Women's History Month Alan Lytle continues his look at some notable Central Kentucky women and their place in history.  He talks with Mary Todd Lincoln House Executive Director Gwen Thompson about the former First Lady and the controversy that continues to swirl around her as a historical figure.

Alan Lytle

As part of Women's History Month, Alan Lytle talks with Lexington Historian Yvonne Giles and actress Elizabeth Lawson about the little known story of Charlotte Dupuy, a slave in the household of Henry Clay who sued her owner for her freedom in 1829.

Ahead of Tuesday's pivotal House elections we talk with Frankfort insider Laura Cullen Glasscock, editor of the Kentucky Gazette about the matchups. Polls will be open in Kentucky from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

CentrePointe Frustrations This Week On The Business Side

Mar 7, 2016
Business Lexington

This week we talk with Business Lexington managing editor David Nichols about Developer Dudley Webb's scathing letter to the city and the media concerning the long-delayed CentrePointe Project in downtown Lexington.  Last week, after numerous delays and threatened legal action, work on the three story parking garage resumed.

Chase Cavanaugh

Academics and gaming don’t often mix, but that’s exactly what happened when two University of Kentucky linguists contributed to a major AAA release. 

New Deal For The Stockyards This Week On The Business Side

Feb 29, 2016

We talk with Lane Report managing editor Mark Green about the announced rebuild of the Blue Grass Stockyards along Ironworks Pike.


Being the host city for the Breeders' Cup was apparently very good for Lexington tourism.  Mary Quinn Ramer, VisitLex president takes us inside the numbers.

Money Pours In, Stakes Grow Higher For Upcoming Special House Elections

Feb 15, 2016
Kentucky Gazette

We talk with Frankfort Insider Laura Cullen Glasscock of the Kentucky Gazette about some potentially troubling signs for the Democrats as they try to hold on to the House of Representatives.  A special election for four vacant seats takes place on March 8th.


This week on the Business Side we discuss the latest twists and turns of the CentrePointe saga with David Nichols, managing editor of Business Lexington.  The long-stalled construction project in the heart of downtown Lexington is at yet another crossroads now that the most recent developers dropped out.