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Bill Bartleman, The Paducah Sun

This guest appears on the following programs:
Program 2750
10/12/01: School budget reductions, anthrax scares in the state, and the simmering politics in Western Kentucky. Guest host: Mark Hebert. (#2750)

Program 2833
6/14/02: A discussion of four statistical paradoxes. For instance, the percentage of high school graduates increased more in Kentucky than in any other state in the current United States Census reports—yet our state still ranks next to last in the number of citizens who’ve finished high school. (#2833)

Program 2840
8/2/02: The state will need more money to reach education goals. That’s the message from Gov. Paul Patton as politicians flock to Fancy Farm to focus on another goal: getting themselves elected. (#2840)

Program 2852
10/25/02: As Congress adjourns with a sorry record of unfinished business, this question arises: Could the challengers in next month’s election really do any better? (#2852)

Program 2912
1/17/03: Attorney General Ben Chandler sues to stop prisoner release; the state cuts $250 million from the Medicaid program; students from eight rural school districts sue over funding gaps; Gov. Patton calls for a business activity tax; and Republican candidates for governor campaign in the far western part of the state, which was once dominated by Democrats. (#2912)

Program 2940
8/1/03: An on-the-road edition from Fancy Farm in Western Kentucky, the site of the annual political picnic that marks the kickoff of the fall campaign season. Reporters and a political commentator take us inside the event. (#2940)

Program 2953
10/31/03: This is it—the scramble to victory. How are the races shaping up the last weekend before Election Day? (#2953)

Program 3011
1/16/04: The state of the state may not be so good. Medical malpractice legislation hurts some, but heals others. And Paducah’s loss is Ohio’s gain. Guest host: Mark Hebert, state capitol reporter for WHAS-TV in Louisville. (#3011)

Program 3017
2/27/04: Tax reform—on life support, or is it dead? Social workers protest cutbacks in health and human services. President Bush visits Louisville to raise campaign money and defend tax cuts. And the Fletcher team needs some hits. In sports terms, does he need a deeper bench? (#3017)

Program 3040
8/6/04: We’re live from the campgrounds of the annual Fancy Farm Picnic in Western Kentucky. Guest host Mark Hebert talks with reporters about the political events of the week at the site of the fall kickoff spectacle for political campaigning. (#3040)

Program 3118
3/4/05: The overweight-truck bill rolls over protestors without a hearing. And the legislative session can’t last much longer, so neither can budget posturing. It’s time to fish or cut bait. (#3118)

Program 3240
8/4/06: Politics at the Farm may not be so Fancy this year. Stumbo for governor or attorney general? And there’s more evidence, but no smoking gun, in the Fletcher criminal case. Guest host: Mark Hebert, state capitol reporter for WHAS-TV/Louisville. (#3240)

Program 3303
11/17/06: State Auditor Crit Luallen and Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson are out of the Democratic race for governor. So even with low, low ratings and a critical grand jury report, is Gov. Ernie Fletcher that much of a long shot for a second term? Does Republican gubernatorial candidate Billy Harper keep other GOPs out of the primary? What is Congressman Hal Rogers thinking? And what does it mean to Kentucky to have U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell as minority leader and Mike Duncan as national Republican chairman? (#3303)

Program 3340
8/3/07: A view of politics down on the farm: Comment goes on the road to Western Kentucky for a preview of the annual political theater in Fancy Farm, Kentucky. (#3340)

Program 3350
10/12/07: In candidate cash, Steve Beshear is ahead. And do they care in Western Kentucky who wins? Is the Kentucky Central report yesterday’s story? Two real issues: What is gambling really worth to state and local government? What will resolve the unfunded pension problem? And, we take a look at campaigns that truly changed the state. Plus, who were our five greatest Kentuckians? (#3350)

Prorgam 3429
5/16/08: Hillary wants to run up the score in Kentucky. The Democratic Senate primary gets muddy. Kentucky gets a new chief justice. Senator Williams sues Governor Beshear over the governor's veto of the road projects bill. And, if you have a spare six-and-a-half billion, GE's Appliance park is for sale. Guests: Mark Hebert, State Capitol reporter for WHAS-TV, Channel 11 in Louisville; Ronnie Ellis of CNHI News Service's Frankfort bureau; and Bill Bartleman, political writer for The Paducah Sun joins the program by telephone in Western Kentucky. (#3429)

Program 3432
Governor Steve Beshear appoints Paul Patton to the higher ed council. Legislators resume discussions to deal with the state pension crisis. What did the education commissioner know about the extras for his car, and when did he know it? The governor bans discrimination based on sexual orientation. A major economic development opportunity for West Kentucky. And, Senate office renovations will have to wait. Guests: Bill Bartleman, political reporter for the Paducah Sun; Ronnie Ellis, Frankfort reporter for CNHI Inc.; and Tom Loftus, Frankfort Bureau chief for the Louisville Courier-Journal. (#3432)

Program 3440
Comment on Kentucky heads to Western Kentucky for the 128th annual Fancy Farm picnic where the political theatre and speechifying is as hot as the temperature and spicy barbecue. (#3440)

Program 3452
10.24.08 Scheduled guests: Ronnie Ellis, Frankfort reporter for CNHI News Service; Bill Bartleman, political reporter for the Paducah Sun; and Adam Walser, reporter for WHAS-TV, Louisville. (#3452)

July 31, 2009
Panelists: Bartleman, Stamper, Yetter (#3539)

September 18, 2009
Panelists: Bartleman, Estep, Johnson (#3546)

May 21, 2010
Panelists: Bartleman, Ellis, Stotelmyer (#3629)

July 9, 2010
Panelists: Bartleman, Estep, Gerth (#3636)

August 6, 2010
From Fancy Farm
Panelists: Bartleman, Covington, Ellis (#3640)

November 12, 2010 (recorded November 10, 2010)
Panelists: Bartleman, Covington, Ellis (#3702)

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