WUKY In Depth

In depth stories from the WUKY news team.


Shortly after announcing he was suspending his presidential campaign Kentucky U-S Senator Rand Paul spoke exclusively to WUKY's Karyn Czar.

Frankfort March, Civil Rights Act, Major Part Of Powers' Legacy

Feb 2, 2016
Kentucky Historical Society

In part two of our Saving Stories tribute to Georgia Davis Powers the Civil Rights icon talks about her role in helping organize the 1964 March on Frankfort featuring Dr. Martin Luther King Junior and MLB Great Jackie Robinson.

A True Barometer Of Economic Health In Kentucky This Week On The Business Side

Feb 1, 2016
Center for Business and Economic Research

This week on the Business Side, Lane Report Managing Editor Mark Green tells us which presenter he's most looking forward to hearing at the 27th annual Economic Outlook Conference and why.


WUKY's political blogger Ken Kurtz has a few thoughts on the style and substance of Governor Bevin's first State of the Commonwealth Budget Address to lawmakers.

Tuesday, Jan. 26 A Pivotal Day For Kentucky Politics

Jan 26, 2016
Associated Press

WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Kentucky Gazette editor and publisher Laura Cullen Glasscock about today's important candidate filing deadline, the upcoming special House elections, and Governor Bevin's State of the Commonwealth budget speech to Kentucky Lawmakers.

This Week On The Business Side: That Giant Sucking Sound Coming From Downtown

Jan 25, 2016

This week on the Business Side Alan Lytle talks with Business Lexington editor David Nichols about the economic toll of the CentrePointe project on other downtown establishments, some have closed up shop for good.

In the TV show “Shark Tank,” aspiring entrepreneurs pitch their ideas for new products.  Their goal, impress them enough to secure a source of money for their future enterprise. A local group used this premise to teach students about business.


Nearly eighteen hundred thoroughbred horses will be auctioned off at the Horses of All Ages sale which starts today at Keeneland.  This week on the Business Side we talk with Natalie Voss of the Paulick Report for a preview of this year's event.

Chase Cavanaugh

Back in November, reporter Chase Cavanaugh spoke with Dr. Lisa Ruble, a psychologist at the University of Kentucky researching different educational models for children with autism.  This week, he had the chance to speak with a researcher who is exploring the practical sides of these models.

Early Origins Of Christmas In America Not Much Of A Family Affair

Dec 23, 2015

Christmas traditions:  we all have them...but did you know there was a time not too long ago when the Yuletide season was a rowdy affair?  In this edition of Long Story Short, the UK History Department's podcast series, doctoral students Dara Vance and Cody Foster talk with professor Mark Summers about the early origins of the Christmas holiday.