News of the Week: February 12, 2016

Comment on Kentucky

News of the Week: February 12, 2016

Journalists from around the state discuss news of the week with host Bill Bryant. Scheduled panelists: Jack Brammer, Lexington Herald-Leader; Allison Ross, Louisville Courier-Journal; Kevin Wheatley, cn|2.

Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton

Connections with Renee Shaw

Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton

Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton talks about what she hopes to accomplish while in office, issues that are important to her, and her political philosophy about the role of government.

Feb. 12, 2016

Legislative Update

Feb. 12, 2016

Renee Shaw presents highlights of the day's legislative proceedings from Frankfort.

The Lincolns in Kentucky

"I remember the old home very well":

The Lincolns in Kentucky

Follow Captain Abraham Lincoln (President Lincoln's grandfather) and his family's settlement in Kentucky in 1781, Captain Lincoln's tragic death in 1786, and the 34 years his son, Thomas, spent in the commonwealth.

The Perfect Crime

American Experience

The Perfect Crime

Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, two wealthy college students in Chicago, murdered a 14-year-old boy in 1924 to prove they were smart enough to get away with it. Their trial, with famed defense attorney Clarence Darrow and Cook County Prosecutor Robert Crowe, set off a national debate about morality and the death penalty.

Thayer Details GOP Legislative Priorities

Legislative Update Extras

Thayer Details GOP Legislative Priorities

Renee Shaw talks with Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer about the state budget and policy priorities for Senate Republicans this session.

Feb. 11, 2016

Legislative Update

Feb. 11, 2016

A bill promoting public-private partnerships moves forward in the Kentucky legislature, as does a measure to raise the legal smoking age. Senate Bill 1, an education reform effort that could change academic standards in Kentucky classrooms, clears its first legislative hurdle. Renee Shaw presents highlights of General Assembly proceedings of Feb. 11, 2016.

Child Welfare Advocate Promotes Early Childhood Efforts

Legislative Update Extras

Child Welfare Advocate Promotes Early Childhood Efforts

Save the Children Action Network President Mark Shriver talks with KET's Renee Shaw about the importance of investing in early childhood education.

A Trip Back in Time

Kentucky Afield

A Trip Back in Time

Tim Farmer meets Jayd Raines in Floyd County for some 1760s-style squirrel hunting and cooking. Mel Hankla from Mefford's Fork in Mason County shares his vast knowledge of Colonial-era weaponry. In Paducah, Tim meets Mark Miller, a master craftsman of replica flintlock rifles.

Historians Reflect on the Debate over Confederate Memorials

Historians Reflect on the Debate over Confederate Memorials

It’s hard to believe that six months ago, the hot topic in Frankfort wasn’t pensions or the elections, but what should be done with the statue of Confederate President Jefferson ...