WUKY In Depth

In depth stories from the WUKY news team.

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.

Karyn Czar / WUKY

Mother Nature may not always cooperate, but this year there's at least one place in Kentucky where there's a 100% chance of "snow" this holiday season.  Alan Lytle takes you there!

In this week's episode, reporter Chase Cavanaugh sat down to chat with 12th District Representative Russ Hensley.  


University of Kentucky political analyst Stephen Voss says he’s not expecting any sweeping changes in the early weeks of Gov.-elect Matt Bevin’s administration.

Conflicting State Budget Numbers This Week On The Business Side

Dec 7, 2015
Associated Press

Outgoing Governor Beshear says Kentucky will finish "in the black," while incoming Governor Bevin says he's being saddled with a $500M shortfall.  We discuss the conflicting narratives with Lane Report Executive Editor Mark Green.

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There’s a possibility that a long-running concert series here at the University of Kentucky may be discontinued.  We asked WUKY Student Reporter Taylor Hubbard to find out why.

A Preview Of Next Week's Inaugural Parade

Dec 1, 2015

This week we talk with Kentucky Gazette editor and publisher Laura Cullen Glasscock about next week's Inaugural Parade in Frankfort.