KET Legislative Coverage


  • Contraception and Religion: Hobby Lobby Ruling Raises Questions

    by John Gregory | 07/30/14 8:23 AM

    The Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Supreme Court case not only struck a blow to part of the Affordable Care Act, but it also raised substantial questions about how corporate personhood could encompass religious beliefs. The panelists on Monday's Kentucky Tonight program tried to untangle these thorny issues as they discussed the Hobby Lobby decision. Read more.

  • Louisville Doctor Fights Cervical Cancer Around the Globe

    by John Gregory | 07/28/14 2:55 PM

    In 2005, Dr. Bob Hilgers founded the Kentucky Cervical Cancer Coalition to raise awareness about the disease and its impact on women in the commonwealth. The state has some of the highest incidence and mortality rates of cervical cancer in the country. Read more.

  • New Ads, New Tactics in Senate Race, But What's the Truth?

    by John Gregory | 07/28/14 11:54 AM

    With just days before the annual Fancy Farm political picnic, the U.S. Senate race continues to gain momentum as the candidates unleash a new round of television ads. Read more.

  • What's Behind Kentucky's Lagging Economic Recovery

    by John Gregory | 07/23/14 9:39 AM

    American employers added 288,000 jobs in June, corporate profits are soaring, the housing market is on the rebound, and Wall Street remains at record levels. So are these national economic trends trickling down to people in Kentucky? Read more.

  • Author Explores Full Range of Music with Kentucky Roots

    by John Gregory | 07/22/14 12:32 PM

    When Jason Howard decided to write a book about Kentucky musicians, he immediately began to type a list of artists he wanted profile. Read more.

  • 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.