Public Affairs


Remembering John Seigenthaler

John Seigenthaler made a difference in the 86 years he lived on this earth. Read more.

Boone Day Demonstrates the Power of History to Shape the Future

State Historian and Georgetown College professor James Klotter believes history is not about the past, but the future. In his opinion, we, as a state, do not arrive at some random place of strain, strife, or success by coincidence, but by a sequence of events — natural or contrived — that derive from history. Acknowledging that, says Klotter, is how we forge a path to a brighter, collective future. Read more.

  • Author Says Journalism Aids His Novel Writing

    by John Gregory | 07/17/14 12:43 PM

    Alabama writer Roy Hoffman has loved journalism since he was in high school, and has made a career reporting for the New York Times, the Mobile Press-Register and other publications. He relishes the license the job gives him to meet new people and ask questions about their lives. But Hoffman also finds himself curious about the parts of their stories that don't make it into the newspaper. Read more.

  • Gay Marriage Debate Heads to Federal Appeals Court

    by John Gregory | 07/15/14 3:46 PM

    Even as an increasing number of judges strikes down bans against same-sex marriage, the issue remains hotly contested in many states around the country. Read more.

  • Minority Mental Health Issues Can be Complicated

    by John Gregory | 07/14/14 4:12 PM

    While some African Americans are reluctant to seek medical care in general, they often face additional and unique challenges when dealing with mental health concerns. Read more.

  • Budget Shortfall News; Political Races Heating Up

    by John Gregory | 07/14/14 4:00 PM

    With a revenue shortfall of $90.9 million, Gov. Steve Beshear has a little more than two weeks to address the situation and bring the state budget back into balance. Read more.

  • Veterans' Center, PTSD Treatment on Agenda in Frankfort

    by Editor | 07/10/14 9:11 AM

    A proposed veterans’ center to be located in Bowling Green and treatment options for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder are the topics at a meeting July 10 of the General Assembly’s Interim Committee on Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection. KET coverage of the meeting in Frankfort begins at 1 pm at Read more.

  • State Budget Shortfall: Likely Causes and Possible Cures

    by John Gregory | 07/08/14 3:21 PM

    As lawmakers await the final tally on the state budget shortfall for fiscal year 2014, some in Frankfort are already blaming anemic state revenues on several familiar issues. Read more.