Public Affairs


  • Dr. Mark Evers Sees Hope on the Horizon for Cancer Treatment

    by John Gregory | 04/01/15 5:28 PM

    As a gastroenterologist (GI) and oncologic surgeon, Dr. Mark Evers says he tries to see the glass as half full when caring for cancer patients. He celebrates the victories when a tumor shrinks or a cancer goes into remission, and he feels emotionally drained when the outcomes aren't as positive. Read more.

  • Republican Candidates for State Treasurer Discuss Their Goals for the Office

    by John Gregory | 04/01/15 4:26 PM

    Candidates running in the Republican primary for Kentucky State Treasurer appeared on Monday's edition of Kentucky Tonight on KET. Here's a recap of what the contenders had to say about themselves and several key fiscal issues facing the commonwealth. Read more.

  • Eleventh-Hour Legislative Recap

    by John Gregory | 03/30/15 2:30 PM

    Back in early January, lawmakers from both parties said legislation to address the state's heroin epidemic was a top priority for the 2015 General Assembly. But resolving their differences on the issue took until the final hours of the session, when legislators finally arrived at a deal that led to passage of a comprehensive heroin bill. Read more.

  • KET Offers Suite of Cancer-Related Programming

    by Editor | 03/30/15 9:51 AM

    KET will be airing the new three-part PBS series Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same name by author Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD. The series airs Monday, March 30 through Wednesday, April 1 at 9/8 pm on KET. Read more.

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.

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.

  • Legislative Update: March 25, 2015

    by Editor | 03/30/15 9:38 AM

    Lawmakers were working into the wee hours to send the governor measures on the gas tax, dating violence prevention, and income tax check-off programs to benefit pediatric cancer research and rape crisis centers. KET’s Renee Shaw reports on the late-hour proceedings. Read more.

  • Legislative Update: March 24, 2015

    by Editor | 03/25/15 10:09 AM

    Kentucky lawmakers rush to complete legislative business on the final day of the 2015 General Assembly session. KET’s Renee Shaw reports on the fate of key bills, including a measure to address the state’s heroin epidemic. Read more.

  • Kentucky 2015 Elections: Let the Campaign Season Begin

    by John Gregory | 03/25/15 12:45 AM

    It was only a few months ago that voters in the commonwealth experienced a hard-fought U.S. Senate race, as well as Congressional contests and state House and Senate battles. Read more.

  • Legislative Update: March 23, 2015

    by Editor | 03/24/15 5:00 PM

    KET’s Renee Shaw reports on the most significant activities during the penultimate day of the 2015 General Assembly session, including committee testimony and actions, and debate and votes on the floor of the Kentucky Senate and House of Representatives. Read more.

  • Elaine Chao on a Life in Politics and Government

    by John Gregory | 03/23/15 4:00 PM

    Despite her years in government service and public life, former U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine Chao sees a different role for herself these days. "I believe that my job is to support Mitch," Chao says of her husband, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Read more.

  • Shot Clock Winding Down on 2015 Session

    by John Gregory | 03/23/15 2:50 PM

    March is a month dominated by hard-fought battles and last-second drives to the goal. And we don't just mean on the basketball court. Read more.