Public Affairs

 

  • Tough Choices Ahead for State Budget

    by John Gregory | 08/11/15 3:11 PM

    As the state continues to claw its way out of the recession, the recent budget report from the Beshear administration offers some promising numbers: Read more.

  • Business Guru Andre Taylor Offers Tips on Getting Started

    by John Gregory | 08/10/15 2:48 PM

    For those people who have an idea for a new product or service, and an inkling of the entrepreneurial spirit, leadership consultant Andre Taylor says they owe it to themselves to give their dream a shot. Read more.

  • News of the Week: August 7, 2015

    by John Gregory | 08/08/15 9:00 AM

    Although he got less airtime than his fellow candidates, Sen. Rand Paul left his mark on the first GOP presidential debate last Thursday night. The Kentuckian engaged in heated exchanges with front-runner Donald Trump and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Read more.

  • Some Hard Facts about Soft Job Skills

    by Editor | 08/06/15 9:44 AM

    A new report from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce says much of the workforce in the commonwealth lacks sufficient job skills. KET’s Bill Goodman and Lillie Ruschell found two young entrepreneurs who could teach employees some valuable lessons about so-called “soft skills” like communication, reliability, and customer service. Read more.


Matt Jones: From Sports Radio to Politics

In a few hours, Kentucky Sports Radio founder Matt Jones will try his hand at new job as emcee of the political speeches at the Fancy Farm picnic. The choice of Jones to host the event was puzzling to some. But Mark Wilson, who organizes the speeches at Fancy Farm, says he tapped Jones because he believes the radio host will appeal to a younger audience who enjoy his daily sports talk show. Read more.

  • 2015 Fancy Farm Summary

    by John Gregory | 08/03/15 2:23 PM

    Partisan politics took on a new facet at Saturday's Fancy Farm political picnic. In addition to a simple Democratic and Republican split among the candidates for statewide office, many of the speeches pitted native Kentuckians against transplanted Kentuckians. Read more.

  • Fancy Farm 2015 Speeches

    by Editor | 08/01/15 6:00 PM

    More than 20 politicians spoke at the annual picnic that serves as a fundraiser for St. Jerome Catholic Church in rural Graves County. Here are the candidate speeches from this weekend. Read more.

  • Matt Jones: From Sports Radio to Fancy Farm Politics

    by Editor | 08/01/15 12:37 PM

    Renee Shaw talks with Kentucky Sports Radio founder Matt Jones about his debut as emcee of the political speeches at Fancy Farm. The Middlesboro native discusses his unique career path and his interest in politics. Read more.

  • Comment on Kentucky's Fancy Farm Preview

    by John Gregory | 08/01/15 2:33 AM

    There's an old adage among Kentucky politicians that says a good performance by a candidate at Fancy Farm won't win him or her an election, but a bad performance will probably lose it for them. Read more.

  • What the 2011 Governor's Race Might Tell Us About This Year's Contest

    by Editor | 07/31/15 2:10 PM

    Renee Shaw is on her way to Fancy Farm to prepare for KET’s live coverage of the annual political picnic. Before she left, she spoke with University of Kentucky political scientist Stephen Voss about what the voting trends in the state’s last gubernatorial election might reveal about this year’s race. Read more.

  • The Colorful History of Fancy Farm

    by Editor | 07/31/15 1:44 PM

    The Fancy Farm political picnic has a rich and definitely colorful history, especially when you consider some of the characters who have appeared at the annual Graves County event. In preparation for KET’s live coverage of this year’s candidate speeches, Renee Shaw takes a look at some highlights from Fancy Farm’s earlier days. Read more.