WDKY owner signs cable agreement with Insight

The parent company of Lexington's Fox affiliate has reached an agreement with local cable provider Insight Communications to continue broadcasting the channel on cable.

Sinclair Broadcast Group struck the three-year deal for WDKY and three more of its stations — WSYX and WTTE in Columbus, Ohio, and WSTR in Cincinnati — according to WDKY General Manager Michael Brickey.

The agreement begins Jan. 1, 2009.

Sinclair made headlines last year after it and cable operator Mediacom Communications fought bitterly over the so-called carriage agreements, in which the two negotiate whether broadcast networks are paid for offering their feed to cable. That fight left a few hundred viewers in Kentucky without access to WDKY.