KET Legislative Coverage


  • The State of the Arts in Kentucky

    by John Gregory | 06/14/15 6:55 PM

    For 50 years, the Kentucky Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts have promoted creative endeavors and cultural enrichment around the commonwealth and America. Read more.

  • Minimum Wage, Coal and the Governor's Race

    by John Gregory | 06/13/15 6:39 PM

    Come July 1, about 800 minimum-wage employees in state government will get a nice pay raise. The question is, will they get to keep it? Read more.

  • Ramsey Carpenter, Miss Kentucky 2014

    by John Gregory | 06/13/15 5:59 PM

    For Ramsey Carpenter it started with a tingling in her hands during finals at the University of Kentucky. Soon the sensation had spread throughout her body. Her entire disposition changed as she began to have difficulty walking and playing familiar tunes on her beloved violin. Read more.

  • Wes Cowan, Bob Edwards: Learn History by Exploring Your Own Roots

    by John Gregory | 06/11/15 12:00 PM

    From his appearances on Antiques Roadshow, auctioneer and appraiser Wes Cowan has seen plenty of family heirlooms come across his velvet-covered display table. While most of those objects have little monetary value, Cowan believes they are critically important to helping people connect to history. Read more.

  • Transportation-focused Legislators Face Bumpy Road

    by John Gregory | 06/09/15 1:00 PM

    They have 27,000 miles of paved roads to maintain, constituents clamoring for a number of new transportation projects, and a shrinking pool of money with which to make it all happen. Read more.

  • Giving Voice to Kentucky Women

    by Editor | 06/08/15 8:00 AM

    Do you know that a Woodford County schoolteacher led a fight in the 1890s to ensure that women could retain property they owned even after they married? Read more.

  • What's Next in Disability Payments Probe?

    by John Gregory | 06/06/15 9:32 AM

    Hundreds of people across eastern Kentucky are breathing easier after Congressman Hal Rogers intervened to get their Social Security disability payments restored last week. Read more.

  • Mother-Daughter Team Up on Bully Prevention

    by John Gregory | 06/06/15 8:04 AM

    Morgan Guess first experienced the effects of bullying when she was in third grade. A classmate at her Paducah elementary school started pinching Morgan, then intimidating her, and finally isolating her from her other friends. Read more.

  • Remembering Kentucky Music Legend Jean Ritchie

    by John Gregory | 06/03/15 4:36 PM

    "Singing became just like breathing, or walking, or talking," Jean Ritchie once said. "It came as naturally as anything else." Read more.

  • 5 Takeaways From Kentucky's Primary Election

    by John Gregory | 06/02/15 10:16 AM

    Now that the dust has finally settled on the 2015 Kentucky primaries, what are some of the bigger-picture trends and implications that have emerged? Read more.