WUKY In Depth

In depth stories from the WUKY news team.

Kentucky Historical Society

The Kentucky Historical Society and ABC 36 are bringing some of the stories behind the creepiest artifacts in the KHS collection to a TV near you just in time for Halloween. ‘Haunted, Historic Kentucky’ will take viewers on a spooky deep dive into the Kentucky Historical Society to examine numerous artifacts and Kentucky treasures that are reportedly “Haunted” or cursed.  WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with KHS Foundation Director, and former ABC 36 Anchor Doug High about the project.

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WUKY is bringing you a series of conversations we’re calling “Misinformation Mondays" to get you the accurate information you need to know before casting that all-important ballot.  Matt Young is with UK’s Martin School of Public Policy and he's the 2020 Elections Fellow for the LexVote coalition, a non-partisan voter information and civic participation organization.  You've got questions?  He's got the answers.

This week on Capitol Chat Kentucky Gazette editor and publisher Laura Cullen Glasscock provides a rundown of the competitive legislative races in Central Kentucky.  While 

not on the ballot this time around Andy Beshear, the state's Democratic Governor, could be a factor in several.

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For months they’ve been taking shots at each other through the media, especially with increasingly vitriolic campaign ads but tonight Democrat Amy McGrath and Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will face each other in a televised debate on WKYT TV.  For a preview of the match-up we turn once again to the editor and publisher of the Kentucky Gazette, Laura Cullen Glasscock.

Barr Versus Hicks Tonight On Local TV

Oct 5, 2020
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The first of two 6th Congressional District debates will take place later tonight on the CW Lexington as Republican Incumbent Andy Barr and Democrat challenger Josh Hicks face each other for an hour beginning at 7 p.m.  To preview the matchup we turn once again to Laura Cullen Glasscock, the editor and publisher of the Kentucky Gazette.

Oh Those Political Ads! This Week On Capital Chat

Sep 21, 2020

Millions of dollars are being spent to influence your vote in Kentucky's US Senate race between Democrat Amy McGrath and GOP incumbent Mitch McConnell.  As Kentucky Gazette editor and publisher Laura Cullen Glasscock tells us much of the money comes from outside groups.  One in particular says it will spend $10M on behalf of McConnell, part of an overal strategy of keeping the Senate under GOP control.

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Capital Chat returns with a closer look at the three-way race in Kentucky's Sixth Congressional District pitting Republican incumbent Andy Barr against Democrat Josh Hicks and Libertarian Frank Harris.  Kentucky Gazette editor and publisher Laura Cullen Glasscock and WUKY's Alan Lytle discuss the state of the race so far.

Karyn Czar / WUKY

The WUKY News Team has produced a special program examining the topic of back to school.  In this hour long report you hear from teachers, students, health professionals and university administrators all grappling with the challenge of education in the age of COVID-19.

Alan Lytle

It’s human nature to want to be social, even in the midst of a global pandemic.  Thanks to a spike in COVID-19 cases in most of the country, including here in the Commonwealth, we’re still being asked to wear our masks and practice social distancing; but this is also the heart of the summer tourism season, especially for Kentucky’s signature bourbon industry.  Distilleries were allowed to reopen to the public in late June, so WUKY's Alan Lytle recently dropped in on Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort to see how they’re handling our new normal.

Alan Lytle

WUKY News Director Alan Lytle is back from his staycation visiting various sites across Central Kentucky, including Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate, The Mary Todd Lincoln House, The Kentucky History Center and Buffalo Trace Distillery.  He shares his observations and talks about his COVID experiences with Karyn Czar.