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- Leading the Way
by John Gregory | 12/18/14 4:27 PM
Alumni and friends of the Leadership Kentucky training program recently gathered to celebrate the organization’s 30th anniversary of training up-and-coming leaders from around the commonwealth. Read more.
- A Preview of the 2015 General Assembly
by John Gregory | 12/16/14 3:31 PM
With the start of the 2015 General Assembly session just three weeks away, a group of state representatives gathered on KET's Kentucky Tonight on Dec. 15 to discuss their legislative priorities. Read more.
- News Roundup: Coal and the Federal Budget, Influenza, Rural Hospital Woes
by John Gregory | 12/15/14 10:19 AM
The $1.1 trillion federal spending bill that passed the Senate Saturday night funds the federal government through next September. The measure also includes a gift for the coal industry, courtesy of a Kentucky lawmaker. Read more.
- 15K Degrees by 2020
by John Gregory | 12/15/14 9:54 AM
In the 11 years since the merger of Louisville and Jefferson County governments, workforce development reports showed the community lacked a sufficient base of college-educated workers with skills suited to the new economy. So in 2010, civic leaders developed a goal of helping 55,000 residents attain college degrees by the year 2020. The local African-American community embraced the challenge and committed to having 15,000 of those degrees come from their students. Read more.
- War, Diplomacy, and the Middle East
by John Gregory | 12/09/14 3:19 PM
It's been a difficult year for President Obama's foreign policy team, given the rise of Islamic State militants, and the Russian incursion into the Ukraine among those events making international headlines. Read more.
- Paul to Seek Second Senate Term As Presidential Ambitions Remain Uncertain
by John Gregory | 12/08/14 1:36 PM
Last week, Rand Paul announced that he will seek a second term in the U.S. Senate. Now the question is, will he run for any other office in 2016? Read more.
- With Senate Race Over, Governor's Race Takes Center Stage
by John Gregory | 12/01/14 9:44 AM
Between visiting with family, shopping, and watching football, the long holiday weekend also offers an opportunity for reflection. So the panel on the Black Friday edition of Comment on Kentucky decided to reflect on the big election contest of this year, and look ahead to what may make political news in 2015. Read more.
- IdeaFestival Author Explores U.S. Failures in Iraq and at Home
by John Gregory | 11/26/14 1:26 PM
In his 2011 book, "We Meant Well," veteran diplomat Peter Van Buren described the failures of American military and foreign policy that he thought would lead Iraq deeper into chaos. Read more.
- What's Next for Immigration Reform after the President's Executive Action?
by John Gregory | 11/25/14 2:56 PM
Last week, President Obama fulfilled his promise to use his executive authority on immigration policy. His plan offers deportation deferment for three years as well as work permits and Social Security numbers to an estimated 5 million undocumented immigrants. Read more.
- Decades After 'Dead Man Walking,' Prejean Continues Fight Against the Death Penalty
by John Gregory | 11/25/14 10:36 AM
When Sister Helen Prejean witnessed the electrocution of a convicted murderer - an execution that no religious leader protested - she says her soul was set on fire. Read more.