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WKYT News app review: a decent news app



WKYT News is an app for the iPhone and iPad that aims to bring all the worthwhile news to the residents of Kentucky.

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What we have here is the best free news app that covers everything from breaking news of your local Kentucky area and the world, to information on the weather to help you plan out your day a little bit better.

This app can be found in the News section of the App store, where it can be downloaded completely free of charge. This is an ad-supported app.

Let's take a closer look at its features.



User Interface

The WKYT News app will take up 42.8 MB of space on your iPhone or iPad. It downloads and launches fairly quickly and has a pleasant, simple user interface. The launch screen consists of the logo and the top stories of the day in a news feed format such that each story has truncated headlines, a thumbnail image, and a small excerpt from the beginning of the article.

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Users can easily share any articles they find interesting via Facebook, Twitter, email, or text.

Ads are laid across the bottom of the screen in a banner that remains on every page, but this is expected in a free app and is not too distracting, unlike some other apps which seems like they're digital advertisement billboards.

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Room For Improvement

It's easy to navigate through the various sections of the app using the menu icon on the top left corner of the screen. However, I do feel that this app can be a little clunky at times, as the transitions to various pages are not as smooth as one would hope for.

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This app features a fantastic weather forecast system which shows you in detail the temperature as well as cloud conditions of the upcoming hours and upcoming week. There's also an animated weather radar to give you a better idea of the conditions including precipitation.

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Pros & Cons


  • Free and lightweight iPad news app
  • Intuitive interface
  • Share articles via email, Facebook, Twitter, and Text
  • Comprehensive weather forecast
  • iOS 8 support


  • Doesn't have the option of push notifications
  • Can be a little slow and clunky at times

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Final Words

If you live in Kentucky and are looking for a way to quickly catch up on your local news and check the weather reports, you might want to check out WKYT News on your iPhone or iPad, but ultimately there are plenty of news apps that do a lot better than this one.


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Neha Sinha

Neha has been writing and editing since 2010 and has been reviewing iOS apps since early 2014. She has lived in four different countries and loves having the world at her fingertips thanks to these awesome apps.