Public Affairs


Wendell Ford in His Own Words

In 2006, Bill Goodman sat down with former Sen. Wendell Ford to record an interview for KET's One to One. Ford had been retired from the U.S. Senate for just over seven years, yet he was still deeply interested in politics and the issues facing Kentucky and the nation. Here are a few quotes from their conversation. Read more.

Heroin Debate Continues; Senate Panel Moves on Rape Kit Backlog

The House Judiciary Committee heard testimony Thursday about the Senate bill to address heroin addiction. Meanwhile, the Senate judiciary panel discussed a backlog of untested sexual assault examination kits. Read more.

  • Split Decision on Snow Days Monopolizes Senate

    by Renee Shaw | 02/24/15 3:33 PM

    Kentucky Senate partisans swapped attacks and accusations on Friday over the decision to convene at the end of a weather-weary week. Read more.

  • Snowbound, But Some Students and Lawmakers Hit the Books

    by John Gregory | 02/24/15 3:32 PM

    Even as school students and some lawmakers enjoyed several snow days, the journalists on Comment on Kentucky braved the elements to review the week's news. Read more.

  • State Senators Debate Student Rights Issues

    by Renee Shaw | 02/20/15 4:51 PM

    While the Kentucky House remained in snowy weather recess, state senators convened to tackle bills dealing with student speech rights and restroom use of transgender students. Read more.

  • Coming Home: Marine's Novel Explores Life After War

    by John Gregory | 02/17/15 2:01 PM

    When a Marine veteran returns to his home and family in central Kentucky, he carries the mental scars of what he experienced during his tour of duty in Afghanistan. His journey through post-traumatic stress disorder forms the plot of "Black Walls Turn Gray," a new novel by Brad Jones. The Lexington writer appeared on One to One to discuss the book and his military service with host Bill Goodman. Read more.

  • Smoking Ban Clears Major Hurdle

    by Renee Shaw | 02/17/15 1:34 PM

    It's taken five years, but an embattled bill to ban indoor smoking in all workplaces and public spaces finally received a vote by the full House on Friday. Read more.

  • House Tackles Smoking Ban, Heroin Abuse

    by John Gregory | 02/17/15 1:30 PM

    The rush of legislative action continued last week as state lawmakers prepared for the Presidents' Day break. The panel on Comment on Kentucky reviewed recent actions on bills in the General Assembly, ranging from smoking and heroin, to dating violence and off-year elections. Read more.