KET Legislative Coverage


  • Business Consultant Encourages "Additive" Enterprises

    by John Gregory | 09/08/14 2:46 PM

    Chris Rabb says his highly accomplished family has been his greatest influence on his life and work. His grandfather was the only African-American doctor in Shelbyville during the 1930s and '40s. The grandparents pushed Rabb's father to rise beyond his Jim Crow childhood to become an internationally renowned eye surgeon. And Chris Rabb is a Yale-educated business consultant who specializes in social entrepreneurship. Read more.

  • GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Hal Heiner Says Job Creation is Top Issue

    by John Gregory | 09/08/14 10:11 AM

    Republican gubernatorial candidate Hal Heiner says job creation is the most important issue for the state, and as governor, he pledges to put Kentucky among the top 10 states in job attraction within his first two years in office. Read more.

  • Polls Show McConnell With Slight Lead, Low Favorability

    by John Gregory | 09/08/14 10:02 AM

    With two new political polls released in the last 10 days, the panel on this weekend's Comment on Kentucky had a wealth of data to crunch relating to several current and future elections. Read more.

  • Getting a Good Night's Sleep

    by Editor | 09/05/14 4:21 PM

    If sleep is food for the brain, then American brains are starving. A third of the adult population reports getting less than six hours of sleep a night. In a recent KET program, host Renee Shaw and guests separate fact from fiction and offer advice on proper sleep hygiene in Health Three60/Sleepless in Kentucky. The guest panel: Dr. Barbara Phillips of the University of Kentucky Sleep Center; Dr. Phillip Bale of Glasgow Primary Care; and Dr. Mohamed Saad, director of the University of Louisville Physicians Sleep Center. Read more.

  • CDC Director Reports on Eastern Kentucky Health Forums

    by John Gregory | 09/02/14 9:56 AM

    When U.S. Centers for Disease Control Director Dr. Tom Frieden looks at the link between poverty and poor health, he says he sees a vicious cycle: People with medical issues are less likely to be economically productive, while people who are poor are less likely to get good health care. Read more.

  • Activists Empower Young Women with Life Skills

    by John Gregory | 09/02/14 9:48 AM

    Two activists who help girls and young women overcome challenges and gain important life skills appeared on this weekend's Connections to discuss their work. Tanya Torp is program director for Step by Step, a Lexington group that mentors young unwed mothers; and family court attorney Holly Houston is co-founder of Greater Louisville Outstanding Women (GLOW). Read more.

  • Candidates Hit Bumps in Senate Campaign Road; the Political Specter of Coal

    by John Gregory | 09/02/14 9:41 AM

    As the U.S. Senate race headed into the long Labor Day weekend, Sen. Mitch McConnell faced two stories that may have ramifications for his reelection bid. The panel on this weekend’s Comment on Kentucky discussed those reports and how they may play out with voters. Read more.

  • Washington Post Explores Coal's Impact on Appalachian Communities

    by John Gregory | 08/28/14 4:07 PM

    During Monday's Kentucky Tonight program about energy policy, the panel discussed some of the significant challenges eastern Kentuckians face from the dramatic decrease in coal mining jobs in the region. Now two stories in The Washington Post provide additional perspectives on those issues and the prospects for unemployed miners in central Appalachia. Read more.

  • Coal, Energy Discussion Reveals Common Ground on Several Issues

    by John Gregory | 08/27/14 9:36 AM

    It's not often that all, or even most, of the guests on Kentucky Tonight agree on key points of an issue, much less topics as potentially divisive as coal and energy policy. Read more.

  • Frontier Nursing School is U.S. Birthplace of Midwifery and Family Nursing

    by John Gregory | 08/26/14 10:24 AM

    This October, alumni and friends of Frontier Nursing University (FNU) will gather to mark the 75th anniversary of the Hyden, Kentucky-based school and its commitment to training nurses and midwives to serve in rural and impoverished areas. Read more.