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  • Five Takeaways from Comment on Kentucky's Fancy Farm Preview

    by John Gregory | 08/02/14 1:03 AM

    The journalists on Comment on Kentucky took their show on the road this weekend, traveling to Graves County for the annual Fancy Farm picnic. With the summer sun setting in the background, and the smell of barbeque wafting through the air, the panel discussed what lies ahead for the politicians who will speak at this year's event. Here are five take-aways from their conversation. Read more.

  • Naomi Judd Offers Inside View of Ashley's Senate Race Decision

    by John Gregory | 07/30/14 11:45 AM

    It's not uncommon for parents to help their child sort through the pros and cons of a life-changing decision like a major career move. Read more.

  • Contraception and Religion: Hobby Lobby Ruling Raises Questions

    by John Gregory | 07/30/14 8:23 AM

    The Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Supreme Court case not only struck a blow to part of the Affordable Care Act, but it also raised substantial questions about how corporate personhood could encompass religious beliefs. The panelists on Monday's Kentucky Tonight program tried to untangle these thorny issues as they discussed the Hobby Lobby decision. Read more.

  • Louisville Doctor Fights Cervical Cancer Around the Globe

    by John Gregory | 07/28/14 2:55 PM

    In 2005, Dr. Bob Hilgers founded the Kentucky Cervical Cancer Coalition to raise awareness about the disease and its impact on women in the commonwealth. The state has some of the highest incidence and mortality rates of cervical cancer in the country. Read more.

  • New Ads, New Tactics in Senate Race, But What's the Truth?

    by John Gregory | 07/28/14 11:54 AM

    With just days before the annual Fancy Farm political picnic, the U.S. Senate race continues to gain momentum as the candidates unleash a new round of television ads. Read more.

  • What's Behind Kentucky's Lagging Economic Recovery

    by John Gregory | 07/23/14 9:39 AM

    American employers added 288,000 jobs in June, corporate profits are soaring, the housing market is on the rebound, and Wall Street remains at record levels. So are these national economic trends trickling down to people in Kentucky? Read more.

  • Author Explores Full Range of Music with Kentucky Roots

    by John Gregory | 07/22/14 12:32 PM

    When Jason Howard decided to write a book about Kentucky musicians, he immediately began to type a list of artists he wanted profile. Read more.

  • Toyota Prepares to Make Lexus Model at Georgetown Plant

    by John Gregory | 07/21/14 10:16 AM

    With an assembly line that has produced 10 million cars in the last quarter century, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky (TMMK) has made a substantial impact on the American auto industry and on the economic vitality of the commonwealth. Read more.

  • What's Behind the Numbers in U.S. Senate Race, State Budget?

    by John Gregory | 07/21/14 10:04 AM

    This weekend's Comment on Kentucky is largely about money: the flow of cash going into Kentucky political campaigns, and the scramble by Gov. Steve Beshear to find money to balance the state budget. Read more.

  • Author Says Journalism Aids His Novel Writing

    by John Gregory | 07/17/14 12:43 PM

    Alabama writer Roy Hoffman has loved journalism since he was in high school, and has made a career reporting for the New York Times, the Mobile Press-Register and other publications. He relishes the license the job gives him to meet new people and ask questions about their lives. But Hoffman also finds himself curious about the parts of their stories that don't make it into the newspaper. Read more.