Brenna Angel (KPR)

Kentucky Public Radio Correspondent

Lexington native Brenna Angel wakes up early to anchor the local morning newscasts for WUKY. It's a job she's held since March 2010 after previously working for WHAS-AM in Louisville.

Brenna is also a general assignment reporter, always on the hunt for a story with good sound and interesting perspectives.  Her work has been honored by the Hearst Foundation and the Associated Press and several of Brenna’s stories have aired on NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

In addition to her radio gig, Brenna works as a part-time public speaking instructor at Bluegrass Community & Technical College. She earned her BA from Western Kentucky University (go Tops!) and a Master's in communication from the University of Louisville.

Brenna is married to her high school sweetheart, Chad.

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Science
3:10 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

Energy Conservation Program Could Help Utilities Hold Off on New Power Plant

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An energy-saving program that’s been around since 2001 is starting to see a steady uptick in the number of participants.

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Health
3:12 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Kentucky Officials Say House Bill 1 Already Having Positive Impact

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The number of accounts registered with Kentucky’s prescription monitoring program has more than doubled since the passage of a state law requiring doctors, nurses, and dentists to use KASPER before prescribing a controlled substance. 

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Politics
8:30 am
Thu July 19, 2012

Task Force Created to Simplify Kentucky Alcohol Laws

Government officials and leaders of the alcohol and restaurant industries say the time has come to reform Kentucky’s complex alcoholic beverage laws. Governor Steve Beshear signed an executive order Wednesday creating a task force to review current regulations and make recommendations.  Beshear said many have complained current laws don’t account for modern standards and a 21st century economy.

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Government
11:46 am
Fri July 6, 2012

DUI legislatio​n pre-filed

A state lawmaker has pre-filed legislation for the 2013 session of the Kentucky General Assembly aimed at stiffening drunk driving laws. It’s not the first time the bill has been proposed.

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Politics
2:17 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Governor, Health Secretary Release Statements on ACA Ruling

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and the head of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services say the state will move forward with setting up a health benefit exchange in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling about the Affordable Care Act. 

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Healthcare
11:38 am
Wed June 27, 2012

AMA Will Continue to Lobby for Poor and Uninsured No Matter SCOTUS Decision

Whatever decision the U.S. Supreme Court hands down on Thursday regarding the Affordable Care Act, the American Medical Association says it will continue to lobby lawmakers on behalf of the poor and uninsured.

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Society
11:34 am
Wed June 13, 2012

New Concrete Developed in Ky. Could Save Lives

Researchers at the University of Kentucky and a Georgetown company have developed a quick-setting concrete that could help engineers and first responders stabilize structures in emergency situations. The product is called Tekcrete Fast.

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Business
7:59 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Time Running Out for Morgan Keegan Settlement

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Time is running out for Kentucky investors to file a claim in the Morgan Keegan bond fund settlement. 

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Rolex Olympics
4:04 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

Road to 2012 Olympics Includes Stop at Lexington for Equestrians

For some of the world’s top equestrians, the road to the 2012 Olympics includes a stop in Lexington this weekend for the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. Fitness, international experience, rideability, and speed are the qualities team selectors are looking for as they pick the horses and riders who will compete in this year’s Games. 2004 Olympic gold medalist Leslie Law says it takes strong nerves to consistently do well in dressage, cross-country, and show jumping.

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Society
2:26 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

UK Celebrations Continue

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Thousands of UK fans packed into Rupp Arena this afternoon for a celebration of the men’s basketball teaming winning the NCAA title.

Think of it as a mini version of Big Blue Madness. More than 20,000 people got free tickets to the Kentucky celebration at Rupp Arena this afternoon. Robert Rose drove up from Powell County to get a look at the 2012 Wildcats and their championship trophy.

“Means everything to me and my family. We’ve been UK fans, raised on it since we was little.”

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