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News of the Week: February 12, 2016

Comment on Kentucky

News of the Week: February 12, 2016

Journalists from around the state discuss news of the week with host Bill Bryant. Scheduled panelists: Jack Brammer, Lexington Herald-Leader; Allison Ross, Louisville Courier-Journal; Kevin Wheatley, cn|2.

Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton

Connections with Renee Shaw

Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton

Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton talks about what she hopes to accomplish while in office, issues that are important to her, and her political philosophy about the role of government.

Feb. 12, 2016

Legislative Update

Feb. 12, 2016

Renee Shaw presents highlights of the day's legislative proceedings from Frankfort.

Thayer Details GOP Legislative Priorities

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Thayer Details GOP Legislative Priorities

Renee Shaw talks with Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer about the state budget and policy priorities for Senate Republicans this session.

Feb. 11, 2016

Legislative Update

Feb. 11, 2016

A bill promoting public-private partnerships moves forward in the Kentucky legislature, as does a measure to raise the legal smoking age. Senate Bill 1, an education reform effort that could change academic standards in Kentucky classrooms, clears its first legislative hurdle. Renee Shaw presents highlights of General Assembly proceedings of Feb. 11, 2016.

Child Welfare Advocate Promotes Early Childhood Efforts

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Child Welfare Advocate Promotes Early Childhood Efforts

Save the Children Action Network President Mark Shriver talks with KET's Renee Shaw about the importance of investing in early childhood education.

Historians Reflect on the Debate over Confederate Memorials

Historians Reflect on the Debate over Confederate Memorials

It’s hard to believe that six months ago, the hot topic in Frankfort wasn’t pensions or the elections, but what should be done with the statue of Confederate President Jefferson ...

Legislators Mark Black History Month

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Legislators Mark Black History Month

See highlights of speeches and music presented at the Black History Month celebration held at the state capitol on Wednesday.

Thruston Morton and the Chandler-Clements Feud

Prominent Kentuckians in the United States Senate

Thruston Morton and the Chandler-Clements Feud

To hear Sen. Mitch McConnell tell the story, Louisville attorney and Republican Thruston Morton owed a good part of his political career to a decades-long feud between two of Kentucky’s Democratic icons. McConnell recounted that history to an audience at Transylvania University for the series, "Prominent Kentuckians in the Senate."

February 10, 2016

Legislative Update

February 10, 2016

A bill to change marriage license forms advances, as does a bill addressing "revenge porn," the malicious cyber circulation of sexually explicit photos without consent. Renee Shaw presents highlights of legislative proceedings from Feb. 10, 2016.