WUKY In Depth

In depth stories from the WUKY news team.

Kentucky's Poor Health Rankings: A Real Drag On The State Economy

Sep 11, 2017
Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Lane Report Executive Editor Mark Green who shares some big takeaways from a recent one on one interview with Ben Chandler of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky; specifically how Kentucky's abysmal rates of smoking, diabetes, obesity, etc. affect the state economy.

Business Lexington

WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Business Lexington editor Tom Wilmes about the new DV8 Kitchen, plus the first brick and mortar establishment for popular local chef, Dan Wu, and news about some establishments leaving the local food scene.

Samantha Lederman

Stand up Paddle boarding is an activity that seems tailor made for folks wanting to explore Kentucky’s many scenic lakes and waterways.  Not surprisingly it’s catching on in the commonwealth.  In fact, WUKY’s Samantha Lederman recently spent her evening paddling around Lake Cumberland.  Her excursion is the latest in our series of Kentucky Adventures.

Josh James

On the same day as the total solar eclipse we shine our business side spotlight on Kentucky's burgeoning solar energy industry.  WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Jamie Clark with the Kentucky Solar Energy Society.

R. Baer, S. Kovac/Citizen CATE Experiment via AP

UK Astronomy Professor Tom Troland could hardly contain his excitement when he stopped by to talk about Monday's total solar eclipse with WUKY's Alan Lytle.


Ahead of an important Urban County Council vote that could result in the relocation of the Hunt Morgan and Breckinridge statues WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with historian Anne E. Marshall, native Lexingtonian and author of Creating a Confederate Kentucky - Civil War Memory in a Border State.  Two years ago she thought the statues should remain where they are, but today she has a different opinion.

UK Now

While most of us will be looking up at the total solar eclipse next Monday, a team of University of Kentucky students, will be trying to get a closer look at the event and stream the whole thing via a NASA website. 

Looming Trade War, Vintage Spirits & 'Bourbon Pompeii' This Week On The Business Side

Aug 14, 2017
Buffalo Trace Distillery

We spotlight one of Kentucky's signature industries this week on the Business Side.  Justin Thompson, editor in chief of the Bourbon Review has a run down of recent headlines affecting the bourbon business.

Buffalo Trace Distillery

Buffalo Trace Distillery, a national historic landmark in Frankfort, welcomes thousands of visitors to its campus every year. In addition to the rolling hills, brick and limestone warehouses, and iconic water tower, tourists get to interact with some of the people dedicated to the production of Kentucky’s signature spirit. In this edition of Kentucky Adventures, 91.3 WUKY’s Alan Lytle introduces us to a man who uses his broad knowledge and family history to create the ultimate bourbon experience.

State Pension Reform This Week On The Business Side

Aug 7, 2017
Josh James / WUKY

WUKY's Alan Lytle and Lane Report Executive Editor Mark Green continue their conversation about Governor Bevin's promised special session on tax reform and pensions; the latter is the subject this week.