WUKY In Depth

In depth stories from the WUKY news team.

Lexington Fire Department

Earlier this year the city of Lexington launched a pilot community paramedicine program, which aims to reduce costly 911 calls.  In this edition of the OA Chronicles independent producer Nadia Ramlagan reports on how the program is helping those struggling with addiction.

Family Fun Guide: Kentucky State Parks

Jul 9, 2018

A check of the calendar shows there's only a few more weeks before the kids go back to school but this week's Family Fun Guide guest Gil Lawson of Kentucky State Parks says there's plenty of time to explore several sites right here in Central Kentucky.

Josh James

Business Lexington editor Tom Wilmes is back as we discuss the recent groundbreaking on Town Branch Commons as well as Spin; a new bike share program for downtown Lexington and the UK campus.


It's a holiday week on the Family Fun Guide and WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Laura Farnsworth of the Downtown Lexington Partnership which is presenting Lexington's Fourth of July Festival.  The celebration gets under way this Tuesday with the Great American Pie Contest and Ice Cream Social in the Fifth Third Pavilion.

Josh James / WUKY

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle and Lane Report executive editor Mark Green discuss the potential economic ramifications in Kentucky following a recent Supreme Court ruling that teachers, police officers and other public employees cannot be forced to pay dues or fees to support their unions.

Alan Lytle

Look all you want, but please don’t touch.  How many museums have you visited and been greeted with that kind of sign?  As WUKY’s Alan Lytle tells us the Thomas D. Clark History Center in Frankfort is taking a different tack.  They want you to handle the artifacts.  The theme of the inaugural Glove Up promotion involves the history of Kentucky's bourbon industry.

AP File Photo

On the eve of House Bill 1, which becomes law July 1st, independent producer Nadia Ramlagan spoke with Gracie, a 32-year-old mother of two boys, who is now in recovery from opioid addiction.

Lane Report

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle and Lane Report Executive Editor Mark Green discuss the economic impacts of the European Union's 25% tariff increase on Kentucky bourbon as well as last week's US Supreme Court ruling clearing the way for the Commonwealth to collect taxes on internet sales.


American Animals tells the story of four friends who conspire to pull off a heist. Transylvania librarian Betty Jean Gooch found herself in middle of it. Hear the full story.


This week on the Family Fun Guide WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Michelle Franzetti, marketing director with Lexington Parks and Recreation.  Among the new programs offered this summer include Fairway Flicks, a series of family movie screenings at city-owned golf courses.