Public Affairs


  • 2015 Primary Eve Preview

    by Editor | 05/18/15 11:00 PM

    Kentucky Tonight host Bill Goodman discusses the 2015 election with Patrick Hughes, chair of the Kentucky Democratic Party; Steve Robertson, chair of the Republican Party of Kentucky; Jennifer Moore, founder of Emerge Kentucky and former chair of the Kentucky Democratic Party; and Les Fugate, Republican strategist and former political aide to former Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson. Read more.

  • Al Cross Previews Election Night

    by John Gregory | 05/18/15 10:46 AM

    Kentucky has the distinction of hosting one of only three gubernatorial elections in America this year. And the Washington Post recently dubbed our contest to be the nastiest in the nation for 2015. Read more.

  • Louisville Theologian Examines Race and the Bible

    by John Gregory | 05/16/15 10:51 PM

    The recent civil unrest in Ferguson, Mo., Baltimore, and other cities points to unresolved issues involving race, poverty, and justice that continue to challenge Americans. Read more.

  • No Clear Frontrunner in GOP Gubernatorial Primary

    by John Gregory | 05/15/15 7:44 AM

    As the GOP gubernatorial primary comes down to the finish line, tight poll results, troubling allegations, and divided inter-party allegiances have the pundits wondering which candidate will actually secure the nomination. Read more.

Al Cross and the Counties to Watch on Primary Election Night

KET political analyst, University of Kentucky associate professor, and Louisville Courier-Journal columnist Al Cross has covered political campaigns in Kentucky for many years. Read more.

Legislators at Impasse on Funding Teacher Pensions

A measure to address unfunded liabilities in the state teacher retirement system may be headed to a conference committee after Senators amended a House bill to replace a bonding proposal with a task force to further study the issue. Read more.

  • Shaping Our Appalachian Region: Soar Summit 2015

    by John Gregory | 05/12/15 12:56 PM

    What started as a conversation between two old friends has grown into a crusade of sorts that's uniting thousands of people to help revitalize one of the nation's most economically depressed regions. Read more.

  • Republican Primary for Governor

    by John Gregory | 05/12/15 8:42 AM

    After a tense exchange about personal accusations and political attacks, the four Republican candidates for Kentucky governor settled into generally polite conversation on Monday's edition of Kentucky Tonight on KET. Matt Bevin, James Comer, Hal Heiner, and Will T. Scott discussed education, the economy, and how their campaigns might fare against the Democratic nominee in the general election. Read more.

  • SOAR Summit 2015 Notes

    by John Gregory | 05/11/15 10:54 AM

    Watch video segments from the 2015 SOAR summit Read more.

  • Immigration Attorney Nima Kulkarni Makes Case for Reform

    by Robbie Clark | 05/10/15 10:56 AM

    For Nima Kulkarni, a Louisville, Kentucky, attorney who focuses on immigration and nationality law, the argument for comprehensive immigration reform is an economic one, not a humanitarian one. Read more.

  • Accusations Fly in GOP Primary

    by John Gregory | 05/09/15 7:38 AM

    The Kentucky gubernatorial primary has taken an ugly turn in the last weeks of the campaign as allegations fly among several of the Republican candidates. Read more.

  • GOP Candidates for Lieutenant Governor

    by John Gregory | 05/06/15 1:08 PM

    Candidates seeking the Republican nomination for the state's Lieutenant Governor appeared on Monday's edition of Kentucky Tonight on KET. Here's a recap of what contenders Rodney Coffey, KC Crosbie, Jenean Hampton, and State Sen. Chris McDaniel said about themselves and the critical issues they see facing the commonwealth. Read more.