KET PUBLIC AFFAIRS COVERAGE
- 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.
- Gay Marriage Debate Heads to Federal Appeals Court
by John Gregory | 07/15/14 3:46 PM
Even as an increasing number of judges strikes down bans against same-sex marriage, the issue remains hotly contested in many states around the country. Read more.
- Minority Mental Health Issues Can be Complicated
by John Gregory | 07/14/14 4:12 PM
While some African Americans are reluctant to seek medical care in general, they often face additional and unique challenges when dealing with mental health concerns. Read more.
- Budget Shortfall News; Political Races Heating Up
by John Gregory | 07/14/14 4:00 PM
With a revenue shortfall of $90.9 million, Gov. Steve Beshear has a little more than two weeks to address the situation and bring the state budget back into balance. Read more.
- Veterans' Center, PTSD Treatment on Agenda in Frankfort
by Editor | 07/10/14 9:11 AM
A proposed veterans’ center to be located in Bowling Green and treatment options for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder are the topics at a meeting July 10 of the General Assembly’s Interim Committee on Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection. KET coverage of the meeting in Frankfort begins at 1 pm at KET.org/legislature. Read more.
- State Budget Shortfall: Likely Causes and Possible Cures
by John Gregory | 07/08/14 3:21 PM
As lawmakers await the final tally on the state budget shortfall for fiscal year 2014, some in Frankfort are already blaming anemic state revenues on several familiar issues. Read more.
- 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.