KET Legislative Coverage


  • Coding | Part 2

    by John Gregory | 07/13/15 8:24 AM

    Nationwide there are thousands more job openings for computer program coders than there are qualified applicants to fill them. Read more.

  • County Clerks and Same Sex Marriages

    by John Gregory | 07/11/15 9:26 AM

    Despite the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality, a major battle over the issue could still unfold as several county clerks in the commonwealth refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Read more.

  • The Flag is Down but the Controversy Continues

    by Bill Goodman | 07/10/15 2:29 PM

    Bill Goodman talks with Lexington Herald-Leader columnist Tom Eblen about Kentucky’s complicated Civil War legacy and what he thinks should be done with local statues that commemorate Confederate leaders from the commonwealth. Read more.

  • More Funding Needed for Both Colleges and Workforce Training

    by John Gregory | 07/09/15 8:24 AM

    Since 2008 overall funding for higher education in Kentucky has dropped by more than $165 million. At the same time the commonwealth's colleges and universities have seen their operating expenses escalate. Read more.

  • The Fate of Confederate Flags and Statues

    by Bill Goodman | 07/07/15 2:30 PM

    As legislators in South Carolina debate the fate of the Confederate flag that flies over their state capitol grounds, a similar discussion is underway here about whether to keep a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis in the Kentucky Capitol Rotunda. Bill Goodman talks with Comment on Kentucky founding host Al Smith about the debate and the commonwealth’s racial history. Read more.

  • Can You Code? The Future Wants You

    by John Gregory | 07/07/15 8:12 AM

    Do you know Ruby or Python? Read more.

  • Humana-Aetna Merger and Some County Clerks Ignore Instructions

    by John Gregory | 07/04/15 9:14 AM

    An otherwise quiet holiday weekend was rocked by news that one of the state's largest companies would be sold. On Friday officials announced that Aetna, a managed care company based in Connecticut, will acquire Louisville-based health insurance provider Humana. Read more.

  • Media Entrepreneur Cathy Zion

    by John Gregory | 07/04/15 7:17 AM

    In 1996 Cathy Zion left a stable job in banking to make a return to her original career in journalism - not as a reporter but as the publisher of a small specialty publication for women. Read more.

  • Public Employee Pensions: Where Will the Money Come From?

    by John Gregory | 06/30/15 7:22 AM

    The marble and granite halls of the state capitol may start to look like the proverbial rock and a hard place to legislators as they grapple with the public employees pension crisis. Read more.

  • Kentucky Reactions to Supreme Court Rulings

    by John Gregory | 06/27/15 9:04 AM

    Just hours after the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision on same-sex marriage, the first gay couples in Kentucky exercised their right to marry. Read more.