Public Affairs


Panel Suggests Women Are Key to Victory in U.S. Senate Race

Our Kentucky Tonight panel brought conviction, passion, and good-old fashion bias to the table in Studio A at KET Monday evening. Read more.

'Clinton Country' Welcomes Number 42 Pitching for Grimes

Senatorial candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes and her ambassadors want voters to know that the 35-year-old Kentucky Secretary of State is a Wendell Ford and Bill Clinton kind of Democrat, not a left-of-center Hollywood archetype ignorant to the Kentucky way of life. That message was a key takeaway from Kentucky's first and only female Gov. Martha Layne Collins, who's accompanying Grimes on the campaign trail. Read more.

  • Leach Makes His Case for 2nd District Seat

    by John Gregory | 09/23/14 1:09 PM

    Ron Leach, the Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives seat from Kentucky's 2nd Congressional District, appeared on Monday's edition of Kentucky Tonight. Rep. Brett Guthrie, the incumbent Republican, declined to participate in the program. Read more.

  • "Latest Grimes Ads Off-Target;" McConnell and Paul Split on ISIS Combat Vote

    by John Gregory | 09/22/14 10:17 AM

    With less than two months until Election Day 2014, the Comment on Kentucky panel had a long list of stories to discuss on this weekend's program, from a perplexing ad strategy by one U.S. Senate candidate to a big endorsement in next year's gubernatorial race. Read more.

  • Leach: Congress Needs to Start Governing Again

    by John Gregory | 09/22/14 9:59 AM

    In the spring of 2011, as politicians in Washington debated another possible government shutdown, Ron Leach was serving as a physician's assistant with a U.S. Army combat battalion in Afghanistan. With a shutdown looming, Leach says he saw soldiers, who should've been focused on their combat patrols, wondering whether they would be paid. Read more.

  • Lexington Women Find Rewards in Blogging

    by John Gregory | 09/16/14 9:37 AM

    When Emmie Sandford and Sheryl Withers Woolverton struggled with challenges in their lives, they turned to the Internet - not to find a top-10 list of self-help tips or search Google for answers, but to share their own stories. Read more.

  • Governor's Race Takes the Spotlight

    by John Gregory | 09/15/14 2:07 PM

    The 2015 race for governor took center stage on this week's edition of Comment on Kentucky. The panel discussed the details of state Agriculture Commissioner James Comer's official campaign launch, as well as how the Republican primary is shaping up in that contest. Read more.

  • Conway's Political Career Began Under Governor Patton

    by John Gregory | 09/15/14 1:29 PM

    Jack Conway says the moment that changed his life came in 1995 when he got an offer to work on Paul Patton's gubernatorial campaign. At the time, Conway was a 26-year old graduate of George Washington University Law School, and he was considering a clerkship with a federal judge in the nation's capital. Read more.