- Farewell, Terry Holliday
by Editor | 08/31/15 3:46 PM
Bill Goodman has a few words of appreciation for Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday, who is retiring today. In his six years on the job, Holliday oversaw implementation of education reforms passed by the legislature in 2009, and worked to improve graduation rates and college- and career-readiness scores among the state’s high school students. Read more.
- News of the Week: Aug. 28, 2015
by John Gregory | 08/30/15 12:45 PM
On Friday, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis petitioned to the U.S. Supreme Court to protect her from being forced to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. She is one of three county clerks in the commonwealth who stopped issuing marriage licenses because they oppose same-sex unions based on their religious beliefs. Read more.
- Kinship Care
by John Gregory | 08/29/15 4:43 PM
Jeanne Miller-Jacobs thought she would only have to care for her three young grandchildren for a few months. But three years later she and her husband are still keeping the kids while her son and his wife get treatment for drug addiction. Read more.
- Massie and Yarmuth Discuss Presidential Field
by Editor | 08/26/15 12:40 PM
KET’s Bill Goodman spoke with Kentucky’s U.S. Congressmen Thomas Massie and John Yarmuth to get their perspectives on the vast field of Republican and Democratic candidates running for president. Read more.
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.
- Legislators Preview Election 2015
by John Gregory | 08/25/15 10:40 AM
If the informal observations of the state's legislative leadership are accurate, Kentuckians aren't paying much attention to this year's elections. In fact, the commonwealth's voters are more focused on the 2016 presidential race than on the gubernatorial election that's a mere 12 weeks away. Read more.
- Democrats and Socialism: Strange Bedfellows?
by Editor | 08/24/15 1:37 PM
Is Vermont Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders an Independent, a Democrat, or a socialist, and what does that distinction really mean in today’s political environment? KET’s Bill Goodman and Lillie Ruschel explored those questions with two University of Kentucky political scientists. Read more.
- Education Chief Reflects on Service
by John Gregory | 08/24/15 8:36 AM
In his first years on the job, Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday had to implement a series of reforms passed by the legislature in 2009 followed by Common Core standards all while making ends meet with fewer state dollars for K-12 schools. Read more.
- News of the Week: Aug. 21, 2015
by John Gregory | 08/22/15 9:35 AM
It's official: GOP voters in the commonwealth will hold a presidential caucus next March and a regular primary next May for all the other offices on the 2016 ballot. Read more.
- Faith and Politics
by John Gregory | 08/22/15 8:33 AM
To conclude the recent Fox News debate among 10 of the Republican presidential contenders, a viewer asked the candidates if God had told them what they should do first upon reaching the Oval Office. Read more.
- Health Care: A Reality Check
by John Gregory | 08/18/15 9:31 AM
Are the health reforms implemented in the commonwealth in recent years wildly successful or deeply flawed budget busters? Should Kynect be closed and Kentucky consumers moved to the federal health insurance exchange? Can the state's expanded Medicaid rolls be sustained or should the program evolve to offer more cost-efficient options? Read more.