WUKY In Depth

In depth stories from the WUKY news team.

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92 year old Marjorie Collier is the daughter of WBKY founder Elmer "Bromo" Sulzer.  In late November of 2018 WUKY's Alan Lytle traveled to her home in Tullahoma, Tennessee to conduct an oral history interview.  In addition to her recollections of her father Ms. Collier shared with us several scrapbooks, photos, awards, and other ephemera she had saved over Elmer's long and illustrative career.

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It’s comparatively quiet in Frankfort this morning as legislators now wait to see whether any of their efforts will be nixed by Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin.  Last Thursday night saw a bevy of activity with bills on abortion, campus free speech, pension relief, new tax and budget measures and a bill to put restrictions on the duties of the Secretary of State.  Today on Capitol Chat we talk about what may or may not be ahead this session with Kentucky Gazette editor and publisher Laura Cullen Glasscock.

Airbnb Biz Making Inroads In Lexington

Mar 18, 2019
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This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Business Lexington editor Tom Wilmes about a recent published story on Lexington's growing and innovative Airbnb market.

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What do a mental health counselor, a probation officer and a community services manager all have in common?  They’re all jobs that require helping others; and in the professional sense those folks are called social workers.  The UK College of Social Work has a podcast for people who want to know more about the field or who are seeking more support for what they already do.  In this week's installment of Plug Your Podcast WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Dr. Blake Jones, co-creator and host of Social Work Conversations.

Footwear is important for any athlete and when it comes to the equine world there's an old adage; "no foot, no horse."  There's a lot that goes into making sure horses are properly equipped.  WUKY's Horse Capital Reporter Samantha Lederman recently paid a visit to the Kentucky Horseshoeing School.

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This week on the Business Side the Lane Report's executive editor Mark Green talks all things hemp with WUKY's Alan Lytle.  Bottom line, no state is better prepared to capitalize on the legalization of industrial hemp as a cash crop.

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Time is running out for several pieces of legislation proposed for this year’s short session.  This week on Capitol Chat Laura Cullen Glasscock, editor and publisher of the Frankfort based Kentucky Gazette updates us on some bills that might make it through both chambers and others that appear to be on life support. 

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WUKY's Alan Lytle and Kentucky Gazette editor and publisher Laura Cullen Glasscock discuss the fate of a number of bills and legislative issues in the final days of the short session.  Topics include a measure allowing Kentucky to join several other states in a call for a Constitutional Convention, closing a large loophole in the sexual harassment law and a significant change to the state's open records law.  Plus, are there any bills that may garner a veto from Republican Governor Matt Bevin?  All that and more are on this week's Capitol Chat.

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Commerce Lexington's 6th annual EMERGE Conference takes place on Tuesday March 12th at the Gatton Student Center on the UK Campus.  Amy Stout, director of Leadership Development Programs previews this year's gathering with WUKY's Alan Lytle.

We're kicking off a new interview series called Plug Your Podcast where we introduce listeners to the people at UK and other places producing new and specialized content.  This week WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with extension specialists Carmen Agouridis and Amanda Gumbert about their new podcast: KYH2o about water quality in the Commonwealth.