WUKY In Depth

In depth stories from the WUKY news team.

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.

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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.

Smiley Pete Publishing

The week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Business Lexington editor Tom Wilmes about some recent headlines including a new location for Cosmic Charlies Music Club, new owners for Alfalfa Restaurant in downtown Lexington, plus the end of an era coming for a popular "mom and pop" hardware store in Chevy Chase.


This summer we're putting political chat on the back burner and focusing on fun things to do throughout Central Kentucky.  This week our suggestions come from VisitLex President Mary Quinn Ramer.

VisitLex Has Big Plans For New Visitor Center

Jun 11, 2018

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with VisitLex President Mary Quinn Ramer about the group's new Visitor Center now open inside the renovated Old Courthouse Square in downtown Lexington.  The official grand opening takes place Thursday June 14th.

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Every 25 minutes a baby is born suffering from opioid withdrawal; that’s according to a report recently released by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.