Alan Lytle (KPR)

Kentucky Public Radio Correspondent

Bitten by the radio bug as a teenager, Alan Lytle got his start start more than 30 years ago volunteering in Clermont County, Ohio for WOBO-FM. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree  in Broadcasting from the University of Cincinnati and worked at a variety of radio stations in the Cincinnati market, then made the move to Lexington in the mid-1990s.

Lytle has served as WUKY News Director since 2002 and been the recipient of numerous Associated Press, CASE, and Communicator awards. When not covering news, Lytle enjoys cheering on the Wildcats (and Bearcats) and hanging out with his pet beagle, Howie. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in U.S. History from the University of Kentucky.

Science
11:36 am
Wed April 10, 2013

Bedbug Research Looks to Old Techniques

Bedbug
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   An age old remedy for bedbugs is now the subject of a new high tech study being conducted by researchers at the University of Kentucky and the University of California, Irvine.  

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Politics
7:14 am
Thu March 21, 2013

Grimes Not Commenting On Potential Senate Bid

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Speculation is swirling in the national media whether Kentucky's Secretary of State will eventually announce her intention to challenge Republican Mitch McConnell for his Senate seat in 2014.  Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes was on the UK campus Wednesday to lead a panel discussion on civic engagement and was asked more than once to comment on the rumors.

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Sports
5:21 am
Mon December 3, 2012

UK Names Stoops New Football Coach

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The University of Kentucky football program has a new man in charge.  Mark Stoops was officially introduced to a crowd of media and well wishers on Sunday.  Stoops, one of the top defensive coordinators in the country, departs Florida State University, where his first order of business will be rebuilding a football program at UK that went 0 and 8 in the Southeastern Conference this past season.

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Weather
11:50 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Kentucky Utilities Sending Crews to Help with Isaac Damage

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Kentucky Utilities and Louisville Gas and Electric have answered the call to help with restoration efforts following Hurricane Isaac. KU spokesman Cliff Feltham,

“What we have decided to do is send roughly two hundred of our…a combination of employees and our contractor crews south to be deployed wherever they are needed, and they left early this morning.”

Feltham says the crews will report to a staging area in either South Tennessee or North Mississippi, and will fan out from there.  He believes their first assignment will be in the Baton Rouge area.

Government
4:03 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Crown Vic No Longer Cruiser of Choice for Police

kentuckystatepolice.org

Kentucky State Police purchased 125 Chevy Caprices to replace the Ford Crown Victoria as the state’s cruiser. KSP Trooper Michael Webb says Ford stopped making the popular Crown Vic in 2010 and some of the agency's oldest vehicles were starting to get worn out.

“When you are operating a car at that speed it needs to be in top condition.  When troopers are crossing medians and driving on gravel roads in rural communities…just doing the nature of police work it’s hard on the vehicle’s frame, components, and the structure of the car.”

Society
3:45 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

Kentucky Sees Spike In Highway Deaths Over Memorial Day Weekend

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Preliminary statistics from Kentucky State Police indicate this was a very deadly holiday weekend on the Commonwealth’s roadways.  14 people lost their lives Friday through Memorial Day.

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Kentucky Supreme Court
4:15 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

Kentucky Supreme Court Rules University Students can Keep Guns in Cars

The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled that students and staff members
at the commonwealth’s universities may legally store guns and other
deadly weapons in a car's glove compartment, but that the schools may
continue to regulate them elsewhere on campus.

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Sports
9:53 am
Wed April 18, 2012

Cats Leaving Early

The University of Kentucky's starting lineup of three freshmen and two sophomores did most everything together.  Now, as Kentucky Public Radio's Alan Lytle reports, the five history-making players will go their separate ways in the NBA Draft.