Karyn Czar

Morning News Anchor / Reporter

Karyn Czar joined the WUKY News team July 1, 2013, but she's no stranger to radio.

As a news anchor and reporter for Clear Channel until they closed their Lexington news bureau in April 2009, she has over 15 years of radio experience and has taken home numerous Associated Press and Edward R. Murrow awards including best reporter, best continuing coverage, best spot news, best newscast and best use of sound.

You can hear her weekday mornings during Morning Edition.

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The University of Kentucky and Baptist Health Lexington will be among the first facilities receiving doses of the Pfizer vaccine in the commonwealth.

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Kentucky continues to shatter COVID-19 records as the state prepares to reinforce virus precautions.

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A new round of restrictions will take effect in Kentucky this Friday, as the state stares down a third escalation in coronavirus infections.

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A lawyer for Breonna Taylor’s family said prosecutors offered a plea deal to an accused drug trafficker that would have forced him to implicate Taylor in criminal activity after her killing by police had pushed her name to the forefront of a national reckoning on race. Louisville’s top prosecutor said the document was not an attempt to smear Taylor but was part of preliminary plea negotiations with a man charged with illegal drug trafficking.

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear’s administration has relaxed rules for child care facilities. It's also offering financial assistance for some in-home centers to help increase capacity as parents return to work. The policy announcements Monday come after Republican lawmakers criticized some rules as overly restrictive. They warned that many centers wouldn’t be able to stay open amid the fight against the coronavirus. State Health and Family Services Secretary Eric Friedlander says child care centers can increase class sizes from 10 to 15.

Kentucky’s attorney general has received a long-awaited ballistics report in the police shooting of Breonna Taylor. Attorney General Daniel Cameron tweeted Sunday that there is additional analysis needed now that the report is in his hands. He says there will be no announcement on the investigation this week.

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Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton has named Lisa Higgins-Hord the new Councilmember for the 6th District. The oath of office was administered Tuesday afternoon by Higgins-Hord’s aunt, Judge Pamela Goodwine. The city’s newest council member will fill the remaining four and a half months of Angela Evans term. Evans resigned last month after getting accepted to Princeton’s graduate program.   More from WUKY's Karyn Czar.

Hundreds of people have rallied at Kentucky’s capitol to urge action in the investigation of three police officers in the fatal shooting of a Black woman, Breonna Taylor, in Louisville.


Baptist Health Lexington has announced plans to build a medical campus that will create hundreds of jobs in Kentucky’s second-largest city.   Karyn Czar reports.

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As we all make our way through the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic together and get used to this new “normal”, I wanted to feature people across the state who are doing whatever they can to make a difference. I was lucky enough to sit down; more than six feet away of course, with American Sign Language Interpreter Virginia Moore. She has stood to the left of Governor Andy Beshear since the virus first hit Kentucky last month, bringing important messages to the deaf and hard of hearing.