KET Legislative Coverage


  • Spalding's Writing Program Director Talks About Her Novel

    by John Gregory | 07/07/14 4:31 PM

    If being a woman today has its challenges, consider the lives of females in 16th century Spain: few rights, marriages arranged from birth, and violence and death lurking around every corner. Read more.

  • Lexington Seminary Evolves to Virtual Campus

    by John Gregory | 07/07/14 3:09 PM

    The last few years have brought significant change to Lexington Theological Seminary (LTS). The school sold its South Limestone campus to the University of Kentucky last year, virtually completing its transition to an online institution of religious studies. Read more.

  • What Does EPA Proposal Mean for Kentucky?

    by Editor | 07/03/14 8:50 AM

    The impact of the EPA’s proposed regulations to limit carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants is the topic of a legislative committee meeting on Thursday, July 3, in Frankfort. The General Assembly’s Interim Committee on Natural Resources and Environment will hear testimony from state climate and air quality officials and from a representative of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. Read more.

  • A Look at Kentucky's High ADHD Rate

    by John Gregory | 07/02/14 1:39 PM

    It's another health statistic for which Kentucky would prefer not to be a national leader: the state tops the list of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) at nearly 19 percent. Read more.

  • Bridging the Divide in Brent Spence Replacement Debate

    by John Gregory | 07/01/14 3:32 PM

    When Covington Mayor Sherry Carran calls for regional cooperation to address the aging Brent Spence Bridge across the Ohio River, her voice reveals a mix of frustration and exasperation. Read more.

  • Physician Not Quitting on Smoking Restrictions

    by John Gregory | 06/30/14 4:23 PM

    Lawmakers in Frankfort have a long history of proposing smoking bans, but have little to show for all their talk. While 28 communities around the commonwealth have enacted some limits on smoking in public places, state legislators have failed to vote on multiple proposals to restrict smoking in recent sessions. Read more.

  • Budget Shortfall Guessing Game; Horse and Political Races

    by John Gregory | 06/30/14 2:51 PM

    It's an old story that no one in Frankfort wants to hear again: a revenue shortfall that will force spending cuts in Kentucky's biennial budget. Read more.

  • Key Questions in the Campaign Finance Debate

    by John Gregory | 06/24/14 5:17 PM

    Earlier this month Senate Democrats took another crack at trying to address the flow of money through American political campaigns when Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) called for a constitutional amendment to give Congress authority to regulate contributions in federal elections, and state legislatures similar powers at the local level. Read more.

  • New Court to Focus on Mentally Ill Clients

    by John Gregory | 06/23/14 5:03 PM

    As governments have defunded mental health services around the country, the criminal justice system has increasingly become a caretaker for mentally ill individuals. Now Kentucky corrections officials estimate that as many as a quarter of the state's prison and jail population may suffer from a schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or other serious mental illness. Read more.

  • Next for Auditor's Team: N. Ky. Airport and Teacher's Pensions

    by John Gregory | 06/23/14 2:03 PM

    Democrat Adam Edelen ended speculation he might run for governor with the announcement last week that he would seek reelection to his post as state auditor instead. Edelen said he decided to focus on his family and coaching his young sons in baseball instead of running an all-consuming race for the state's highest office. Read more.