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Ronnie Ellis, CNHI News Service

This guest appears on the following programs:
Program 3324
4/13/07: Hello Billy Gillispie, not Billy Donovan. So long Mickie DeMoss. We say hail and farewell at the castle where the round ball rules. Next, so what’s the truth about schools? What will the candidates do? Do they know? And last, we discuss shock jock Don Imus and the idiocy of ridiculing race and gender—but what about the role of rap here? And, is business paying big bucks for dirty talk? (#3324)

Program 3326
4/27/07: The money chase: Gubernatorial candidates Anne Northup, Steve Henry, Billy Harper, and Bruce Lunsford loan money to themselves. Will anyone drop out of the governor’s race? The University of Kentucky raises $1 billion, a spectacular achievement, bigger than round ball. Also, we have a new education commissioner and a new poet laureate. (#3326)

Program 3327
5/4/07: The governor’s race: Is there truth in advertising? Yes and no. We consider views from the east and west, from Pikeville to Elkton. And, we dicuss the new nominations for big jobs in education and the economy. Buy why now? (#3327)

Program 3328
5/11/07: The State Board of Education hires an Illinois candidate as commissioner despite resume problems. Jonathan Miller pulls out of the governor’s race and throws his support to Steve Beshear. Gov. Ernie Fletcher and Anne Northup demand each show and tell their money sources. And last we consider the immigration question: “Tear down that wall, Mr. Bush, but educate those kids—they are the future of our baby boomers in old age.” (#3328)

Program 3330
5/25/07: A stunning post-election poll shows the Democratic nominee way ahead on Memorial Day weekend. It’s a long road to November. Can Gov. Ernie Fletcher win back 100,000 Democrats? Will Steve Beshear’s promise to boost gambling revenues get him in the governor’s office? And, Stan Lee vs. Jack Conway in the attorney general’s race: The down-ticket promises that we are in for a preach out as the politicians turn up the piety meter. (#3330)

Program 3332
6/8/07: Gov. Ernie Fletcher considers a special session, but House Speaker Jody Richards says it’s a bad idea. Greg Stumbo is considering challenging U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell in the 2008 Senate race. A Kentuckian considered for U.S. surgeon general runs into controversy. And despite some rain, Kentucky goes into a drought, leading farmers to worry again. (#3332)

Program 3333
6/15/07: Kentucky’s senior senator helps revive the controversial immigration bill. Just what are the politics of that? Meanwhile, an energy bill stalls in Congress and our governor pushes ahead. Will Kentucky be part of the solution or part of the problem? The Frankfort political scene also includes more grand jury testimony, an ethics complaint against the Senate president, and an audit of the House campaign committee. And three Kentucky lawyers are indicted for defrauding clients in a major national case involving a diet drug. (#3333)

Program 3335
6/29/07: The U.S. Supreme Court rejects Louisville’s program for school integration. Does it also reject realities of racism? Sen. Mitch McConnell says his and Sen. Jim Bunning's vote to kill the immigration bill reflects the views of Kentuckians. What about all those Hispanics in their new Old Kentucky Home? Gov. Ernie Fletcher does a reversal on gambling. Democrats ask what does he really believe. And an ex-official says the governor gave road contracts if senators gave him their votes. (#3335)

Program 3336
7/6/07: Isn’t that special? Gov. Ernie Fletcher and House Democrats feud about bringing the General Assembly back to Frankfort. Is the governor’s race a referendum on Fletcher or on expanded gambling? How are females faring in Kentucky politics? And big changes are coming in the Bluegrass blogosphere. (#3336)

Program 3341
8/10/07: A Kentucky footnote on the financial markets: We take a look at older folks and 401(k)s. Health care for poor kids: Congress wants more, but Sen. Mitch McConnell and President Bush fight the plan. An ouster and change of leaders at the State Board of Education: Is this fresh vision or political pressures? The same in higher education: Who is really running things? In business, we discuss Lexmark’s troubles, a union drive at Toyota, and new directions for East Kentucky Power. And, Big Coal: We look at a hangup over the special session for a legislative kiss-up to Peabody Energy plus a circuit court kiss-off for Peabody. How does our state play the game of energy and the environment? Go tell it to the mountains. (#3341)

Program 3344
8/31/07: The last holiday of summer finds working folks at play, plus a touch of nostalgia for who we used to be. And, would casinos improve the tourist economy? And more liquor? Burnside thinks so. We also take a look at the governor’s race, Gov. Ernie Fletcher’s tours and Steve Beshear’s ethics. And in the legislature, Senate President David Williams is cleared on ethics while House Speaker Jody Richards expounds on energy incentives. (#3344)

Program 3349
10/5/07: Fifteen years after the fact, will the Kentucky Central report affect the governor’s race? Are those improved test scores in the public schools for real? Teaching the test instead of the kids: Is that a fair complaint? And, why are 92,000 Kentuckians crowding the campuses at community and technical colleges? (#3349)

Program 3402
11/9/07: How did an incumbent who won so big four years ago blow it? What might Gov. Ernie Fletcher have done differently? Forgotten just 18 months ago, how did Steve Beshear pull it off? Consequences of the Beshear victory: What’s next for staffing, budget, casino gambling, and his plea to the State Board of Education to delay naming a commissioner? And, is Sen. Mitch McConnell nervous? (#3402)

Program 3404
11/23/07: Medicaid bomb blasts Steve Beshear. Is Sen. Mitch McConnell on the run, and if so, from whom? And, we take a look at the 21st-century Kentucky media. (#3404)

Program 3407
12/14/07: Gov. Steve Beshear begins. Ernie Fletcher finishes. And Rep. Harry Moberly goes to the mountaintop. (#3407)

Program 3418
2/29/08: The casino bill continues to reveal more about the legislature than just who is for or against gambling. Pension reform moves quickly through the House, but don't expect the same smooth ride in the Senate. The budget markup is ready to start and those who provide services are worried. And, CATS repeal should get its first test next week. Hosted by Ferrell Wellman. (#3418)

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)

Program 3503
11.21.08 The governor claims the state's budget problem is much worse than expected. A bumpy road faces the auto industry in Kentucky. The administration's long term energy plan looks at nuclear power. Mitch McConnell is still a quarterback for the Senate Republicans. And retiremen, cigarette taxes, electrical codes, Tom Gish and an execution. (#3503)

Program 3508
12.26.08 A look back at the year it was in politics and the newsmakers who made headlines. Which events had the most impact on Kentuckians in 2008? Which politicians became stars or has-beens? Which stories were underreported? Scandals, the budget, the economy, prisons, health care and Zap. If you've been looking for specials today, there's no waiting in line for Comment. (#3508)

Program 3509
1.2.9: Happy New Year! What will shape our lives in 2009? Who might grab our attention? How might this new year be different? Ferrell Wellman and veteran journalists dust off the crystal ball to peak into the future. (#3509)

March 20, 2009
Panelists: Alessi, Alford, Ellis (#3520)

March 27, 2009
Panelists: Ellis, Estep, Loftus (#3521)

April 17, 2009
Panelists: Brammer, Ellis, Hebert (#3524)

May 15, 2009
Panelists: Blackford, Ellis, Luby (#3528)

June 5, 2009
Host: Bill Bryant of WKYT-TV substituting for Ferrell Wellman
Panelists: Crowley, Ellis, Steitzer (#3531)

June 26, 2009
Panelists: Ellis, Hall, Keeling (#3534)

July 24, 2009
Panelists: Bruggers, Ellis, Estep (#3538)

August 14, 2009
Panelists: Clifft, Ellis, Stotelmyer (#3541)

September 11, 2009
Panelists: Ellis, Steitzer, Warren (#3545)

October 9, 2009
Panelists: Ellis, Loftus, Stamper (#3549)

October 23, 2009
Panelists: Ellis, Stotelmyer, Yetter (#3551)

November 20, 2009
Host: Bill Bryant of WKYT-TV substituting for Ferrell Wellman
Panelists: Alessi, Ellis, Steitzer (#3603)

December 11, 2009
Panelists: Cheves, Ellis, Gerth (#3606)

December 25, 2009 (recorded December 22, 2009)
Panelists: Brammer, Ellis, Stotelmyer (#3608)

January 1, 2010 (recorded December 22, 2009)
Panelists: Brammer, Ellis, Stotelmyer (#3609)

February 5, 2010
Panelists: Blackford, Ellis, Steitzer (#3614)

February 19, 2010
Host: Bill Bryant of WKYT-TV substituting for Ferrell Wellman
Panelists: Ellis, Gershtenson, Pendleton (#3616)

February 26, 2010
Panelists: Ellis, Steitzer, Swindler (#3617)

March 19, 2010
Panelists: Brammer, Ellis, Hall (#3620)

March 26, 2010
Panelists: Donatelli, Ellis, Stotelmyer (#3621)

April 16, 2010
Panelists: Ellis, Gerth, Hjalmarson (#3624)

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

June 25, 2010
Panelists: Carroll, Ellis, Truman (#3634)

July 16, 2010
Host: Bill Bryant of WKYT-TV substituting for Ferrell Wellman
Panelists: Ellis, Honeycutt Spears, Steitzer (#3637)

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

August 20, 2010
Panelists: Brammer, Ellis, Loftus (#3642)

September 17, 2010
Panelists: Ellis, McVeigh, Truman (#3646)

October 8, 2010
Panelists: Brammer, Ellis, Gerth (#3649)

October 22, 2010
Panelists: Ellis, Estep, Loftus (#3651)

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

December 24, 2010 (recorded December 21, 2010)
Panelists: Alessi, Brammer, Ellis (#3708)

December 31, 2010 (recorded December 21, 2010)
Panelists: Alessi, Brammer, Ellis (#3709)

January 21, 2011
Panelists: Ellis, Steitzer, Warren (#3712)

February 18, 2011
Host: Bill Bryant of WKYT-TV substituting for Ferrell Wellman
Panelists: Ellis, Pendleton, Ungar (#3716)

March 11, 2011
Host: Bill Bryant of WKYT-TV substituting for Ferrell Wellman
Panelists: Ellis, Glasscock, Stotelmyer (#3719)

March 18, 2011
Host: Bill Bryant of WKYT-TV substituting for Ferrell Wellman
Panelists: Downs, Ellis, Loftus (#3720)

April 1, 2011
Host: Bill Bryant of WKYT-TV substituting for Ferrell Wellman
Panelists: Cross, Ellis, Truman (#3722)

April 22, 2011 (recorded April 21, 2011)
Host: Bill Bryant of WKYT-TV substituting for Ferrell Wellman
Panelists: Alford, Blackford, Ellis (#3725)

May 6, 2011
Host: Bill Bryant of WKYT-TV substituting for Ferrell Wellman
Panelists: Carroll, Cheves, Ellis, Truman (#3727)

May 27, 2011 (recorded May 26, 2011)
Host: Bill Bryant of WKYT-TV substituting for Ferrell Wellman
Panelists: Alford, Brammer, Ellis (#3730)

June 24, 2011
Panelists: Ellis, Loftus, York (#3734)

July 1, 2011
Panelists: Blackford, Ellis, Gerth (#3735)

August 5, 2011
From Fancy Farm
Panelists: Alford, Ellis, Groves (#3740)

August 19, 2011
Panelists: Ellis, Estep, Hall (#3742)

September 2, 2011
Panelists: Bailey, Eblen, Ellis (#3744)

October 28, 2011
Panelists: Ellis, Gerth, Lucke (#3752)

November 11, 2011 (recorded November 10, 2011)
Panelists: Alessi, Arnold, Ellis (#3802)

December 2, 2011
Panelists: Craig, Ellis, Yetter (#3805)

December 9, 2011
Panelists: Ellis, Loftus, Stotelmyer (#3806)

January 6, 2012
Panelists: Brammer, Ellis, Loftus (#3810)

February 3, 2012
Host: Bill Bryant of WKYT-TV substituting for Ferrell Wellman
Panelists: Alford, Ellis, Patton (#3814)

February 10, 2012
Panelists: Blackford, Ellis, Gerth (#3815)

June 1, 2012
Host: Bill Bryant of WKYT-TV substituting for Ferrell Wellman
Panelists: Colston, Ellis, Stamper (#3831)

June 29, 2012
Panelists: Ellis, Walser, Yetter (#3835)

July 13, 2012
Panelists: Cheves, Ellis, Loftus (#3837)

July 20, 2012
Panelists: Ellis, Estep, Walser (#3838)

August 3, 2012 from Fancy Farm
Panelists: Alford, Brammer, Ellis (#3840)

August 17, 2012
Panelists: Brammer, Cross, Ellis (#3842)

August 31, 2012
Panelists: Ellis, Patton, Ungar (#3844)

September 14, 2012
Panelists: Ellis, Estep, Pitts (#3846)

September 21, 2012
Host: Bill Bryant of WKYT-TV substituting for Ferrell Wellman
Panelists: Ellis, Halladay, Wilkins (#3847)

October 5, 2012
Panelists: Ellis, Loftus, Walser (#3849)

October 26, 2012
Panelists: Cross, Ellis, Van Benschoten (#3852)

November 9, 2012
Panelists: Alessi, Blackford, Ellis (#3902)

November 30, 2012
Host: Bill Bryant of WKYT-TV substituting for Ferrell Wellman
Panelists: Alford, Brammer, Ellis (#3905)

December 21, 2012
Panelists: Arnold, Brammer, Ellis (#3908)

December 28, 2012 (recorded December 21, 2012)
Panelists: Arnold, Brammer, Ellis (#3909)

January 4, 2013
Panelists: Cheves, Ellis, Loftus (#3910)

February 8, 2013
Host: Bill Bryant of WKYT-TV substituting for Ferrell Wellman
Panelists: Alford, Ellis, Halladay (#3915)

February 15, 2013
Panelists: Ellis, Storm, Wynn (#3916)

March 8, 2013
Panelists: Alford, Cross, Ellis (#3919)

March 29, 2013
Panelists: Brammer, Ellis, Hall (#3922)

April 12, 2013
Panelists: Blackford, Ellis, Lampe (#3924)

April 26, 2013
Panelists: Arnold, Ellis, Loftus (#3926)

May 31, 2013
Panelists: Ellis, Loftus, Stamper (#3931)

June 21, 2013
Panelists: Cheves, Ellis, Hall (#3934)

July 5, 2013 (recorded July 3, 2013)
Panelists: Brammer, Ellis, Halladay (#3936)

August 2, 2013 from Fancy Farm
Panelists: Brammer, Ellis, Lampe (#3940)

August 9, 2013
Panelists: Brammer, Ellis, Gerth (#3941)

August 23, 2013
Panelists: Arnold, Ellis, Meador (#3943)

September 6, 2013
Panelists: Brammer, Ellis, Wynn (#3945)

September 20, 2013
Host: Bill Bryant of WKYT-TV substituting for Ferrell Wellman
Panelists: Alford, Ellis, Patton (#3947)

October 4, 2013
Panelists: Ellis, Loftus, Storm (#3949)

October 11, 2013
Panelists: Cheves, Ellis, Gerth (#3950)

October 25, 2013
Panelists: Ellis, Wynn, Youngman (#3952)

November 29, 2013 (recorded November 26, 2013)
Panelists: Brammer, Ellis, Wynn (#4005)

December 20, 2013
Panelists: Arnold, Brammer, Ellis (#4008)

December 27, 2013 (recorded December 20, 2013)
Panelists: Arnold, Brammer, Ellis (#4009)

January 10, 2014
Panelists: Blackford, Ellis, Loftus (#4011)

January 24, 2014
Panelists: Alessi, Ellis, Lampe (#4013)

February 28, 2014
Interim Host: Bill Bryant of WKYT-TV
Panelists: Brammer, Combs, Ellis (#4018)

March 7, 2014
Interim Host: Bill Bryant of WKYT-TV
Panelists: Bailey, Ellis, Loftus (#4019)

March 21, 2014
Substitute Host: Joe Arnold, WHAS-TV Louisville
Panelists: Brammer, Ellis, Smith (#4021)

May 9, 2014
Interim Host: Bill Bryant of WKYT-TV
Panelists: Ellis, Loftus, Youngman (#4028)

May 23, 2014
Interim Host: Bill Bryant of WKYT-TV
Panelists: Alessi, Ellis, Gerth (#4030)

June 6, 2014
Interim Host: Bill Bryant of WKYT-TV
Panelists: Bruggers, Ellis, Youngman (#4032)

June 13, 2014
Interim Host: Bill Bryant of WKYT-TV
Panelists: Brammer, Ellis, Storm (#4033)

July 11, 2014
Interim Host: Bill Bryant of WKYT-TV
Panelists: Ellis, Ungar, Youngman (#4037)




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