KET Legislative Coverage


  • An Entreprenuer's Perspective on Education and Taxes

    by John Gregory | 04/07/14 1:23 PM

    The first experience John Williams had with a computer came at the University of Kentucky in the late 1950s. The vacuum tubes in the early machine generated so much heat that students nearly had to wear bathing suits to tolerate being in the room with it. Read more.

  • Winners and Losers in Budget Battles

    by John Gregory | 04/07/14 11:17 AM

    "I've never seen anything like it in 35 years of journalism." Read more.

  • Preparing for Takeoff: SOAR Organizational Work Begins

    by John Gregory | 04/02/14 4:49 PM

    Ahead of organizational meetings scheduled to begin this month, Gov. Steve Beshear and U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers announced the leadership committee that will direct the Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) initiative. The effort launched in December when some 1,700 people gathered in Pikeville to discuss ways to improve the economic future of Eastern Kentucky. Read more.

  • Messy Budget Process Gets Result

    by Renee Shaw | 04/01/14 3:33 PM

    Last week’s state budget negotiations were contentious and punctuated with high-decibel schisms, but Kentucky lawmakers did pass a spending plan on time. A deal on the $20 billion, two-year budget finally came in the early morning hours of the fifth day of talks. Read more.

  • The Future of the Capital Punishment in Kentucky

    by John Gregory | 04/01/14 1:17 PM

    Kentucky is among some 30 states that have the death penalty, yet a growing call to abolish executions could change how the Commonwealth punishes its most serious criminals. On Monday's Kentucky Tonight, Bill Goodman and his guests discussed the state's death penalty system and the challenges being mounted against it. Read more.

  • Comment on Kentucky: Crunch Time in Frankfort

    by John Gregory | 03/31/14 1:40 PM

    As Comment on Kentucky aired Friday night, prospects looked dim for completing a state budget before the end of this General Assembly session on April 15. Nick Storm of cn|2 described the early meetings of the Budget Conference Committee as a process of legislators feeling each other out and wearing each other down. Read more.

  • Whose English Is "Standard" English?

    by Editor | 03/31/14 10:46 AM

    University of Kentucky professor Vershawn A. Young - also known as Dr. Vay - talked about "Other People’s English" on this weekend’s Connections with Renee Shaw. Read more.

  • Legislative Agenda for Monday, March 31

    by Editor | 03/31/14 9:46 AM

    Here are the meetings for Day 57 of the 2014 Regular Legislative Session that KET will broadcast live: Read more.

  • Day 55: Juvenile Justice Reform and School Snow Days

    by Renee Shaw | 03/28/14 12:58 PM

    A measure to reform the state's juvenile justice system is a step closer to becoming law. Child advocates say the proposal to use out-of-home placement and incarceration for only the most troubled cases will be better for at-risk youth and taxpayers. Read more.

  • Legislative Agenda for Friday, March 28

    by Editor | 03/28/14 7:00 AM

    Here are the meetings for Day 56 of the 2014 Regular Legislative Session that KET will broadcast live: Read more.