KET Legislative Coverage


  • Local Option Sales Tax: Pros and Cons

    by John Gregory | 02/03/15 4:06 PM

    Some use the descriptive moniker of local option sales tax, or LOST. Read more.

  • Rep. Brett Guthrie: One to One from Washington

    by John Gregory | 02/03/15 1:16 PM

    Congressman Brett Guthrie attributes the negative relations between House Republicans and the Obama administration to a 2011 speech at George Washington University. There, President Obama publicly dissected the GOP budget plan with its author, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, sitting in the front row of the audience. Read more.

  • A Recap of Candidate Filings for 2015 Statewide Races

    by John Gregory | 02/03/15 1:14 PM

    The 2015 primary election season in Kentucky looks to be a spirited contest among a bumper crop of Republican candidates, while most Democratic contenders for statewide office are running with little or no primary opposition. Read more.

  • Rep. Ed Whitfield: One to One from Washington

    by John Gregory | 02/02/15 10:35 AM

    Despite a lot of talk about the middle class, Republican Rep. Ed Whitfield says the Obama administration has done very little to help struggling Americans through difficult economic times. Read more.

  • As School Marks Milestone, UK President Looks to the Future

    by John Gregory | 02/02/15 10:33 AM

    As the University of Kentucky celebrates its 150th anniversary with events to honor its rich history, school officials are recommitting UK to address challenges of the future. Read more.

  • Rep. Hal Rogers: One to One From Washington

    by John Gregory | 02/02/15 10:31 AM

    With Republicans now in control of the U.S. Senate and House, Rep. Hal Rogers is eager to get back to the regular order - that is, the traditional process of debating, amending, and voting on legislation, which he says had been stymied for four years by former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Read more.

  • Sen. Rand Paul: One to One From Washington

    by John Gregory | 02/02/15 10:30 AM

    Just a few weeks into the 114th Congress, Sen. Rand Paul says there's already a huge difference in the Senate under Republican control. Read more.

  • Sen. Mitch McConnell: One to One from Washington

    by John Gregory | 02/02/15 10:28 AM

    With historic numbers of Republicans in Congress, the GOP is poised to make sweeping changes to the American political agenda. Read more.

  • McConnell: Majority Leader

    by John Gregory | 02/02/15 10:26 AM

    Who is Sen. Mitch McConnell? Colleagues and political observers describe him as a consummate professional, a workhorse, a shrewd tactician who knows how to win elections, a patriot of Kentucky, and the most powerful Republican in the world. Read more.

  • State Sen. Gerald A. Neal

    by John Gregory | 01/26/15 7:53 PM

    State Sen. Gerald Neal is modest when asked about his role as the first African-American to hold a leadership position in the Kentucky General Assembly. He jokingly says he was in the right place at the right time with the right tools to do the job. Read more.