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1998 Kentucky Tonight Archives

21 December 1998

School Vouchers

Guests:

  • Jane Chiles, executive director of the Catholic Conference of Kentucky
  • John Humkey, chair of the Kentucky League for Education Alternatives
  • Wayne Young, executive director of the Kentucky Association of School Administrators
  • Libby Marshall, director of governmental relations for the Kentucky School Boards Association

14 December 1998

Assisted Suicide

Guests:

  • Bill Carr, past president of the Indiana chapter of The Hemlock Society
  • Joan Raines-Phillips, a critical care nurse who has studied philosophy and ethical theory
  • Margie Montgomery, executive director of the Kentucky Right To Life Association
  • Dr. Elmer Dunbar, an anesthesiologist and pain management specialist

7 December 1998

Tobacco Settlement

Guests:

  • William Sprague, a tobacco farmer and president of the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation
  • Mattie Mack, a tobacco farmer, founder of the Kentucky Minority Farmers Association, and a board member of the Federation Southern Cooperative
  • Lynn Carol Birgmann, executive director of Kentucky Action, the Alliance to Control Tobacco In Our Neighborhoods, a coalition of more than 60 health organizations
  • Dr. James Roach, a physician and member of the public advocacy committee of the American Heart Association of Kentucky

30 November 1998

Teacher Training

Guests:

  • Kentucky Education Commissioner Wilmer Cody
  • Judith Gambill, president of the Kentucky Education Association
  • Ray Nystrand, dean of the School of Education at the University of Louisville
  • Martin Cothran, associate senior policy analyst for The Family Foundation of Kentucky

23 November 1998

Year 2000 Computer Problem

Guests:

  • Kentucky Auditor Ed Hatchett
  • Aldona Valicenti, chief information officer for the state of Kentucky
  • Tracy Jefferson, a computer systems engineer and president of Terran Technologies
  • Bob Brown, president of the Bluegrass Year 2000 Group and the Central Kentucky Computer Society

16 November 1998

State Tax Reform

Guests:

  • Bruce F. Clark, an attorney and chairman of the state tax committee of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
  • Sylvia Lovely, executive director and CEO of the Kentucky League of Cities
  • Debra Miller, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates
  • William Hoyt, an economics professor at the University of Kentucky

9 November 1998

Managed Health Care

Guests:

  • Dr. Bill VonderHaar, a physician and secretary-treasurer of the Kentucky Medical Association
  • Austin Mehr, a member of the board of directors of the Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys and chair of the American Trial Lawyers Association Bad Faith Insurance Litigation Group
  • Dick Brown, executive director of the Kentucky Association of Health Plans
  • Vickie Yates Brown, a health care industry lawyer and chair of the American Bar Association Health Law Section Legislative Affairs Committee

2 November 1998

1998 Election

Guests:

  • Ron McCloud, chairman of the Kentucky Democratic Party
  • Tom Jensen, chairman of the Kentucky Republican Party
  • Chris Nolan, editor of The Kentucky Gazette and Kentucky Roll Call
  • Angie Muhs, Frankfort bureau chief for the Lexington Herald-Leader

26 October 1998

Social Security

Guests:

  • Rand Paul, chairman of Kentucky Taxpayers United
  • Chris Ostaszewski, a mathematics professor and actuarial program director at the University of Louisville
  • Larry Lynch, an economics professor at Transylvania University
  • Laurel True, Kentucky coordinator of the American Association of Retired Persons VOTE project

19 October 1998

Global Economic Crisis

Guests:

  • Ann Cody, investment strategist and associate director of research at Hilliard Lyons
  • Bob Martin, an economics professor at Centre College
  • Kathleen Trask, an economics professor at the University of Kentucky
  • Alfred Ho, assistant vice president of international banking, trade and finance at National City Bank of Kentucky

12 October 1998

Cloning

Guests:

  • Keith Jones, assistant professor of medicine and biochemistry at the University of Louisville
  • Panos Zavos, professor of reproductive physiology and andrology at the University of Kentucky and chief andrologist at the Andrology Institute of America
  • Ben Mitchell, assistant professor of Christian ethics at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Scott Williamson, assistant professor of theological ethics at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

21 September 1998

Property Tax Amendment

Guests:

  • Sylvia Lovely, executive director and CEO of the Kentucky League of Cities
  • David Keller, executive director of the Kentucky School Boards Association
  • Chaz Lavelle, a Louisville lawyer and chair of the public policy committee of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
  • Lindy Karns, a Lexington CPA and member of the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants

14 September 1998

The Ten Commandments on Public Property

Guests:

  • Everett Hoffman, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky
  • Vince Heuser, a Louisville lawyer
  • Rev. Jim Holladay, pastor of Clifton Baptist Church in Louisville
  • Rev. Chris Rieber, pastor of Broadway Baptist Church in Lexington

7 September 1998

Tourism

Guests:

  • David Lovelace, deputy secretary of the Kentucky Tourism Development Cabinet
  • Bob Stewart, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Travel, a division of the Tourism Development Cabinet
  • Marcheta Sparrow, marketing and public relations director for Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
  • Ron Scott, president and CEO of the Louisville and Jefferson County Convention and Visitors Bureau

31 August 1998

The Honor Society and Teen Mothers

Guests:

  • Rev. C. Mackey Daniels, senior pastor of West Chestnut Street Baptist Church in Louisville and president of the Progressive National Baptist Convention Inc.
  • Elizabeth Strom, president of the Kentucky chapter of the National Organization for Women
  • Rev. Hershael York, associate professor of Christian preaching at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Kent Ostrander, executive director of The Family Foundation of Kentucky

24 August 1998

Managed Health Care

Guests:

  • Dr. Kenneth Peters, a family practice physician and president of the Kentucky Medical Association
  • Dr. Linda Peeno, a health care consultant and chair of the ethics committee at the University of Louisville Hospital
  • Jeff Johnson, chief executive officer of Advantage Care and chairman of the Kentucky Association of Health Plans
  • Dr. Mitzi Krockover, vice president for women's health at Humana Incorporated

10 August 1998

Annual Legislative Sessions Amendment

Guests:

  • Gary Huddleston, director of information and public relations for the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation
  • Charles McCoy, state director of the Kentucky State Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO
  • Jon Dalager, a political science professor at Georgetown College
  • Tom Schulz, legal counsel for the Kentucky State District Council of Carpenters, AFL-CIO

3 August 1998

Gun Laws

Guests:

  • Rev. Nancy Jo Kemper, executive director of the Kentucky Council of Churches
  • Dr. Joe Casey, a physician and president of Kentucky Chapter for Handgun Control, Inc.
  • Craig Palmer, president of the Kentucky Coalition to Carry Concealed
  • Julie Yeager, a National Rifle Association instructor and co-owner of Ray's Indoor Shooting Range

27 July 1998

Workers' Compensation

Guests:

  • Tony Sholar, senior vice president of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
  • Mike Musulin, president of the Kentucky Coal Association
  • Jerry Rhoads, chair of the workers' comp committee for the Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Morgan Bayless, director of the committee on political education for Kentucky AFL-CIO

20 July 1998

School Accountability

Guests:

  • Karen Jones, president of Kentucky PTA
  • Robert Sexton, executive director of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence
  • Pam Hammonds, president of the Fayette County Education Association, an affiliate of the Kentucky Education Association
  • George Cunningham, a professor of educational and counseling psychology at the University of Louisville

13 July 1998

Abortion

Guests:

  • David Friedman, general counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky
  • Marie Versaw, family nurse practitioner for Planned Parenthood of Lexington
  • Ed Monahan, legal adviser to the Catholic bishops of Kentucky
  • Margie Montgomery, executive director of the Kentucky Right to Life Association

6 July 1998

School Vouchers

Guests:

  • Jane Chiles, executive director of the Catholic Conference of Kentucky
  • John Humkey, chair of the Kentucky League for Education Alternatives
  • Wayne Young, executive director of the Kentucky Association of School Administrators
  • Libby Marshall, director of governmental relations for the Kentucky School Boards Association

29 June 1998

Tobacco

Guests:

  • Larry Forgy, legal counsel for the Brown and Williamson Tobacco Company
  • William Sprague, a tobacco farmer and president of the Kentucky Farm Bureau
  • Ellen Hahn, a registered nurse and chair-elect of Kentucky Action, the Alliance to Control Tobacco in our Neighborhoods
  • Todd Warnick, tobacco control manager for the Kentucky Department for Public Health

22 June 1998

Flag Amendment

Guests:

  • Marty Justis, executive director of the Citizens Flag Alliance
  • David Justice, a lawyer, vice chairman of the Americanism Committee for the National American Legion Organization, and judge advocate for the American Legion Department of Kentucky
  • Cedric Powell, a University of Louisville law professor
  • Carl Wedekind, a lawyer and a member of the national board of the American Civil Liberties Union

15 June 1998

Managed Health Care

Guests:

  • Jeff Johnson, chief executive officer of Advantage Care and chairman of the Kentucky Association of Health Plans
  • Vickie Yates Brown, a health care industry lawyer and chair of the American Bar Association Health Law Section Special Issues Committee
  • Dr. Linda Peeno, a health care consultant and chair of the ethics committee at the University of Louisville Hospital
  • Sheila Schuster, a psychologist and executive director of the Kentucky Psychological Association

8 June 1998

Trade Policy

Guests:

  • Mary Beth Cordy, director of the International Trade Division of the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development
  • Alexei Izyumov, an economics professor and co-director of the Center for Emerging Market Economies at the University of Louisville
  • Chris Sanders, a labor lawyer
  • Ron Harsh, president of the Central Labor Council of Louisville

1 June 1998

Corporate Mergers

Guests:

  • Todd Lowe, a senior vice president with Hilliard Lyons
  • John Frith Stewart, a labor lawyer
  • Frank Scott, an economics professor at the University of Kentucky

25 May 1998

1998 Election

Guests:

  • Tom Jensen, chairman of the Kentucky Republican Party
  • Steve Horner, chairman of the Jefferson County Democratic Party
  • Angie Muhs, Frankfort bureau chief for the Lexington Herald-Leader
  • Chris Nolan, editor of The Kentucky Gazette and Kentucky Roll Call

18 May 1998

Medicare

Guests:

  • Laurel True, Kentucky legislative committee chairman for the American Association for Retired Persons
  • Paul Paletti, a member of the board of directors of the Kentucky Association for Older Persons
  • Dr. Rand Paul, an ophthalmologist and chairman of Kentucky Taxpayers United
  • Jennifer Bobbitt, project director for the Kentucky Center for Public Issues

11 May 1998

Campaign Finance Reform

Guests:

  • Kentucky Secretary of State John Y. Brown III
  • Richard Beliles, chairman of Common Cause of Kentucky
  • Sally Edwards, a political science professor at the University of Louisville
  • Robert Abell, a Lexington lawyer

4 May 1998

Internet Laws

Guests:

  • Michael Polly, president of Mikrotec Internet Services
  • Scot Duvall, an intellectual property and business litigation lawyer
  • Roy Moore, associate dean for graduate studies at the University of Kentucky College of Communications and Information Studies
  • Michael Losavio, a lawyer and adjunct professor of technology and law at the University of Louisville

20 April 1998

Auto Insurance

Guests:

  • Shirley Cunningham, a Lexington attorney
  • Richard Hay, a Somerset attorney and past president of the Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Steve McManus, corporate counsel for State Farm Insurance
  • Ron Crimm, an independent insurance agent and Republican state representative from Louisville

13 April 1998

Federal Taxes

Guests:

  • Larry Lynch, an economics professor at Transylvania University
  • Rand Paul, chairman of Kentucky Taxpayers United
  • Frank Davis, director of legislative affairs for Citizens for an Alternative Tax System
  • David O'Bryan, treasurer of the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants

6 April 1998

Asian Economic Crisis

Guests:

  • Ann Cody, investment strategist and associate director of research for Hilliard Lyons
  • Randolph Goode, vice president and manager of international trade finance for National City Bank of Kentucky
  • Chris Tobe, investment specialist in the state auditor's office and president of the Louisville Society of Financial Analysts
  • Mary Beth Cordy, director of the International Trade Division of the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development

30 March 1998

Tobacco Settlement

Guests:

  • Marshall Coyle, a farmer and second vice president of the Kentucky Farm Bureau
  • Dr. Barbara Phillips, president of the American Lung Association of Kentucky and a professor of medicine at the University of Kentucky
  • Danny McKinney, chief executive officer of the Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association
  • Thomas McAdam, a lawyer and member of the National Smokers Alliance

23 March 1998

Social Security

Guests:

  • Laurel True, Kentucky legislative committee chairman for the American Association for Retired Persons
  • Marjorie Dufek, Kentucky coordinator for The Concord Coalition
  • Chris Ostaszewski, a mathematics professor and actuarial program director at the University of Louisville
  • Thomas Kessinger, a financial consultant with Hilliard Lyons

2 March 1998

College Scholarships

Guests:

  • Ron Eaglin, president of Morehead State University
  • Gary Cox, president of the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities
  • Rev. Nancy Jo Kemper, executive director of the Kentucky Council of Churches
  • Rand Paul, chairman of Kentucky Taxpayers United

23 February 1998

Collective Bargaining for Public Employees

Guests:

  • Ron Cyrus, executive secretary-treasurer of Kentucky AFL-CIO
  • Charlie Vice, executive director of the Kentucky Education Association
  • Sylvia Lovely, executive director and CEO of the Kentucky League of Cities
  • David Keller, executive director of the Kentucky School Boards Association

16 February 1998

KERA and KIRIS Testing

Guests:

  • Commissioner Wilmer Cody of the Kentucky Department of Education
  • Janet Carrico, president of the Kentucky Education Association
  • Martin Cothran, public policy analyst for The Family Foundation of Kentucky

9 February 1998

Governor Patton's Crime Package

Guests:

  • Phillip Patton, commonwealth's attorney for Barren and Metcalfe Counties
  • Jo Ann Phillips, executive director of Kentuckians' Voice for Crime Victims
  • Kentucky public advocate Ernie Lewis
  • District Judge Stan Billingsley of Carroll, Grant, and Owen Counties

2 February 1998

1998 Election

Guests:

  • Kentucky Democratic Party chairman Ron McCloud
  • Kentucky Republican Party chairman Tom Jensen
  • Al Cross, political writer for The Courier-Journal
  • Angie Muhs, Frankfort bureau chief for the Lexington Herald-Leader

26 January 1998

School Prayer

Guests:

  • Everett Hoffman, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky
  • Rev. Nancy Jo Kemper, executive director of the Kentucky Council of Churches
  • Pat Monaghan, senior counsel with the American Center for Law and Justice
  • Rev. Hershael York, a professor at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

19 January 1998

Health Insurance

Guests:

  • Sheila Schuster, a clinical psychologist and co-chair of Kentuckians for Health Care Reform
  • Jeff Johnson, chief executive officer of Advantage Care and chairman of the Kentucky Association of Health Plans
  • Joe Holahan, an attorney for the Council for Affordable Health Insurance
  • Jim Dingus, an independent insurance agent and president of the central Kentucky chapter of the Kentucky Association of Health Underwriters

12 January 1998

Drunk Driving

Guests:

  • Kenton County Attorney Garry Edmondson
  • Paula Freeman, state director of Mothers Against Drunk Driving
  • Marcel Radomile, a criminal defense attorney
  • Rick Price, president of the Kentucky Restaurant Association

5 January 1998

1998 General Assembly

Guests:

  • House Speaker Jody Richards of Bowling Green
  • Senate President Pro Tem Walter Blevins of West Liberty
  • Senate Minority Floor Leader Dan Kelly of Springfield
  • House Minority Floor Leader Danny Ford of Mt. Vernon

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