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The Field is set for the 147 th running of the Kentucky Derby and Essential Quality, has been installed as the morning line, 2 to 1 favorite. It’s been thirty years since a Bluegrass Stakes winner (Strike the Gold 1991) has triumphed on the Fir
The Kentucky Historical Society and WUKY are back with another episode of 120: Common Threads of Kentucky History. This week we discover and discuss a number of unique stories tied to Kentucky's role in the Civil War. We talk with Amy Murrell T
As we continue to inch toward that 2.5 million vaccine goal in Kentucky, which will bring about a loosening of COVID restrictions, spring is usually a time when we see ramped up social activity, with that thought in mind WUKY's Alan Lytle recen
Over the years it’s had many names: “Gunntown,” “Kinkeadtown,” and “Goodloetown,” and thanks to the talented and driven Black professionals in Lexington’s East End neighborhood, it was also a center for creation and growth for the horse racing
Last week on Capitol Chat WUKY's Alan Lytle and Kentucky Gazette editor and publisher Laura Cullen Glasscock discussed 3 major accomplishments, mainly bipartisan, of the recently concluded Legislative Session. Today they look at the flip side o
As more people get their COVID-19 vaccines, we’re starting to see more of them dip their proverbial toes back into the social waters – while also maintaining the necessary masking and social distancing protocols. Such was the case recently for
This week on WUKY's Capitol Chat Alan Lytle and Kentucky Gazette editor and publisher Laura Cullen Glasscock discuss three major issues Kentucky Lawmakers tackled in the 2021 Legislative Session.
In 1880, forty-three women walked into the president's office at the University of Kentucky and signed the student register, becoming the first female students at a public college in the commonwealth. But gaining admittance was only the beginni
The GOP dominated Kentucky General Assembly is now in recess after passing a flurry of bills last week, some will earn the Democrat governor’s signature, while others will garner his veto. And lawmakers certainly aren’t done yet with this year’
The Aviation Museum of Kentucky in Lexington is home to the Kentucky Aviation Hall Of Fame where more than a dozen women have been enshrined. WUKY's Alan Lytle recently took a trip to the museum and talked with long-time board secretary Marty S
If you listen closely you can almost hear the clock ticking down on this year's legislative session. This week on Capitol Chat WUKY's Alan Lytle and Kentucky Gazette editor and publisher Laura Cullen Glasscock discuss several bills that are on
As part of our salute to Women’s History Month WUKY's Alan Lytle recently spoke with UK History Professor Melanie Beals Goan about her new book, “A Simple Justice – Kentucky Women Fight for the Vote," which chronicles the many high profile and
This week on WUKY's Capitol Chat Alan Lytle and Kentucky Gazette editor and publisher Laura Cullen Glasscock discuss a number of election-oriented bills making their way through the General Assembly.
For years, people from all over the world have been coming to Ashland the Henry Clay Estate to learn more about the 19 th century politician known to history as the Great Compromiser. But starting in 2020 they’ve also been exposed to the not so
In 2018 the International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park opened Black Horsemen of the Kentucky Turf , a permanent exhibit to celebrate the forgotten contributions of African Americans to the horse industry in Kentucky. Some thre
The Kentucky General Assembly resumes its 30 day session Tuesday with a very long to-do list. Last month the GOP controlled legislature passed a flurry of bills, some of which have already been vetoed by Democrat Governor Andy Beshear. So what
WUKY's Karyn Czar recently spoke one on one with State Transportation Cabinet Secretary Jim Gray about Kentucky's COVID-19 vaccination program.
We are now a week into the 2021 Session and as expected Republican lawmakers have wasted no time in crafting legislation that would have a profound effect on how the state’s governor could navigate the commonwealth through an emergency like the
The Kentucky General Assembly gavels into session this Tuesday. Republicans hold super majorities in both the House and Senate and have promised to look at curbing Democratic Governor Andy Beshear's emergency powers. Kentucky Gazette editor and
In this holiday weekend edition of our podcast series 120 - Common Threads Of Kentucky History, WUKY's Alan Lytle and the Kentucky Historical Society's Stuart Sanders and Greg Hardison bring you a variety of stories surrounding the Commonwealth
Last week on WUKY's Capitol Chat we started a discussion about the Kentucky Democratic party and where they go after major losses in the last election. They gave the task of rebuilding the brand to Colmon Elridge, the first African American to
As predicted election night in Kentucky was a good night for Republicans running for the legislature, but not so much for the Democrats. With the GOP solidly in charge of the General Assembly what does the Kentucky Democratic party do to reboun
He's got three horses in the Breeders' Cup Classic and he's been commanding even more attention, scrutiny and criticism due to some serious off-track issues. WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Paulick Report editor in chief Natalie Voss about two tim
Welcome to a special WUKY News program examining the topic of voting in the age of COVID-19. H ear from election officials, voters, political observers, and others grappling with the challenge of doing their civic duty - casting and counting ba
In our ongoing effort to clear up some misconceptions about the 2020 Elections WUKY and the LexVote coalition, a non-partisan voter information and civic participation continue our 'Misinformation Mondays' series of conversations. Alan Lytle ta
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