Chase Cavanaugh


Chase Cavanaugh first got on the air as a volunteer reader for Central Kentucky Radio Eye, a local news service for the visually impaired.  He began reporting for WUKY in February 2012, after receiving his Master’s degree from the University of Kentucky’s Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce. 

Cavanaugh’s interest in politics, economics, and foreign affairs has deep roots.  He grew up in a Foreign Service family living around the world, received his Bachelor’s degree in political science from Notre Dame, studied French at Middlebury, and spent a year in Paris at Sciences Po. 

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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.

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Representatives of the Transportation Security Administration stopped by Blue Grass Airport Friday to emphasize what not to bring onto a plane. 

Lexington’s Urban County Council confirmed the appointment of its newest Commissioner of Environmental Quality and Public Works Thursday.

Freshmen at Lexington’s STEAM Academy are taking part in a Shark Tank-style competition for the Lexington Legends Thursday and Friday. 

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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.

Lexington’s new Global Engagement Center held a reception Thursday to celebrate the opening of a temporary art exhibit.

This week, guest host Chase Cavanaugh speaks with UK Alumna Roula Allouch, Chair of the Board for the Council on American Islamic Relations.  She discusses her advocacy at CAIR and shares her thoughts on the increasingly Islamophobic political climate. 

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

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Lexington’s Urban County Council gave their thanks to an influential law enforcement officer at Tuesday’s meeting. 


Lexington’s Urban County took the next step Tuesday towards raising the city’s Transient Room Tax by two percent.