WUKY In Depth

In depth stories from the WUKY news team.


This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Lane Report Executive Editor Mark Green about the financially troubled effort to bring broadband internet to all 120 Kentucky Counties.  In the face of mounting criticism lawmakers provided additional monies to keep the project going.

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Hundreds of clinicians and researchers from across the Commonwealth and the country are in Lexington Friday for a conference on the Opioid Crisis in Kentucky.  It’s being presented by the UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science.  WUKY's Alan Lytle spoke with center director Dr. Philip A. Kern, and Conference Chair, Dr. Sharon Walsh, director of the UK Center on Drug and Alcohol Research.

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We are in the midst of the veto period; that time when the governor looks over bills passed by the General Assembly and decides to either sign them, veto them, or let them become law without his signature.  Late last week WUKY's Alan Lytle spoke with the Kentucky Gazette's Laura Cullen Glasscock about the process and what we might expect to see between now and the final two days of the legislative session.


This week on The Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle and Chris Bollinger, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research in UK's Gatton School of Business, discuss the tax overhaul plan GOP lawmakers sent to Governor Bevin in the waning days of the Legislative Session.

Josh James / WUKY

While Kentucky teachers plan to hold a massive rally in Frankfort over last week's pension bill, speculation is swirling that GOP lawmakers are planning to introduce tax reform in a similar fashion.  In this week's Capital Chat WUKY's Alan Lytle and Kentucky Gazette editor and publisher Laura Cullen Glasscock discuss what may be in store in the waning days of the 2018 Legislative Session.

Theresa Stanley - Business Lexington

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle and Business Lexington managing editor Tom Wilmes discuss the recent groundbreaking of a LaRosa's Pizza - Skyline Chili tandem operation on Richmond Road, plus some major changes coming to the National Avenue Corridor, and a preview of the new and expanded Marikka's on Southland Drive.


24/7 Wall Street recently ranked Kentucky as the fifth least business friendly state due in large part to an undereducated work force.  This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle gets reaction from Dr. Jay Box, president of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.  Dr. Box also shares the results of a recent system-wide economic impact study.

Lane Report

Last week President Trump made good on his promise to impose tariff hikes on imported steel and aluminum and now economists are speculating that some countries will retaliate with higher duties on American products like Harley Davidson Motorcycles and Kentucky Bourbon.  This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle and Lane Report Executive Editor Mark Green discuss how the state's steel, aluminum, and bourbon sectors could be affected.

GOP Senate To Try, Try Again On Pension Bill This Week, But Time Is Drawing Short

Mar 12, 2018
Josh James / WUKY

This week on WUKY's Capital Chat Alan Lytle and Kentucky Gazette editor and publisher Laura Cullen Glasscock discuss the potential workload the Republican-led Senate has in front of it with just 13 days remaining in the 2018 legislative session.

UK Now

This Sunday will be a historic day for the city of Frankfort.  Around one o’clock in the afternoon the Capital Plaza Tower will be reduced to rubble.  Dr. Doug Boyd, the director of the Nunn Center for Oral Histories in the UK Libraries has a personal interest in the event because he wrote about the community and people who were displaced to make room for the tower's construction in the 1960's.  Boyd, whom you might know from our ongoing series Saving Stories, is the author of Crawfish Bottom, Recovering a Lost Kentucky Community.