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  • Taking on Violence Before It Begins

    by John Gregory | 04/15/15 10:44 AM

    The traditional response to domestic violence has been to prosecute perpetrators and provide support services for victims. But a growing trend among anti-violence advocates seeks to prevent the abuse from occurring in the first place. Read more.

  • Kentucky's Core Academic Standards Setting Good Foundations

    by Joyce West | 04/14/15 4:24 PM

    It's been four years since Kentucky adopted the Common Core education standards. On KET's April 13th Education Matters, educators explored how the new standards have changed the way students are taught. Read more.

  • Democratic Candidates Outline Visions for Treasurer's Role

    by John Gregory | 04/14/15 12:09 PM

    Candidates running in the Democratic primary for Kentucky State Treasurer appeared on Monday's edition of Kentucky Tonight on KET. Here's a recap of what contenders Neville Blakemore and Rep. Rick Nelson said about themselves and their vision for the office of treasurer. Read more.

  • UK and USDA Partner to Fight Childhood Hunger

    by John Gregory | 04/13/15 9:15 AM

    With 26 percent of Kentucky children living in poverty, the state would appear to be perfect home to the nation's first center designed to fight child hunger. Read more.

  • Rand Paul Makes It Official; Negative Ads Hit Governor's Race

    by John Gregory | 04/11/15 5:49 PM

    Sen. Rand Paul finally made official what many political observers have long assumed: that he's running for president of the United States. At his campaign launch in Louisville last Tuesday, Paul blamed both parties for the dysfunction in Washington and pronounced that he'd come to "take our country back." Read more.

  • Archbishop Joseph Kurtz Previews Papal Visit

    by John Gregory | 04/08/15 3:50 PM

    When Pope Francis arrives in the United States this fall for his first visit to the country, Louisville Archbishop Joseph Kurtz will be there to welcome him. Read more.

  • Lois Combs Weinberg's Passion for Education

    by John Gregory | 04/08/15 2:21 PM

    Lois Combs Weinberg's oldest son didn't learn to read in first grade. He still couldn't read in second grade. Or in third grade either. In fact, he was 9 years old before he was diagnosed with the learning disorder dyslexia. Read more.

  • Rand Paul's Presidential Aspirations

    by John Gregory | 04/08/15 2:20 PM

    The commonwealth hasn't produced any U.S. presidents other than native son Abraham Lincoln and part-time Louisvillian Zachary Taylor. This week we'll learn if another Kentuckian will try to join that elite group. Read more.

  • Dr. Mark Evers Sees Hope on the Horizon for Cancer Treatment

    by John Gregory | 04/01/15 5:28 PM

    As a gastroenterologist (GI) and oncologic surgeon, Dr. Mark Evers says he tries to see the glass as half full when caring for cancer patients. He celebrates the victories when a tumor shrinks or a cancer goes into remission, and he feels emotionally drained when the outcomes aren't as positive. Read more.

  • Republican Candidates for State Treasurer Discuss Their Goals for the Office

    by John Gregory | 04/01/15 4:26 PM

    Candidates running in the Republican primary for Kentucky State Treasurer appeared on Monday's edition of Kentucky Tonight on KET. Here's a recap of what the contenders had to say about themselves and several key fiscal issues facing the commonwealth. Read more.