Public Affairs


  • Leading the Way

    by John Gregory | 12/18/14 4:27 PM

    Alumni and friends of the Leadership Kentucky training program recently gathered to celebrate the organization’s 30th anniversary of training up-and-coming leaders from around the commonwealth. Read more.

  • A Preview of the 2015 General Assembly

    by John Gregory | 12/16/14 3:31 PM

    With the start of the 2015 General Assembly session just three weeks away, a group of state representatives gathered on KET's Kentucky Tonight on Dec. 15 to discuss their legislative priorities. Read more.

  • News Roundup: Coal and the Federal Budget, Influenza, Rural Hospital Woes

    by John Gregory | 12/15/14 10:19 AM

    The $1.1 trillion federal spending bill that passed the Senate Saturday night funds the federal government through next September. The measure also includes a gift for the coal industry, courtesy of a Kentucky lawmaker. Read more.

  • 15K Degrees by 2020

    by John Gregory | 12/15/14 9:54 AM

    In the 11 years since the merger of Louisville and Jefferson County governments, workforce development reports showed the community lacked a sufficient base of college-educated workers with skills suited to the new economy. So in 2010, civic leaders developed a goal of helping 55,000 residents attain college degrees by the year 2020. The local African-American community embraced the challenge and committed to having 15,000 of those degrees come from their students. Read more.

Important Issues Face Lawmakers in 2015

State public pension woes, a local option sales tax for Kentucky communities, a growing heroin problem all over the state, and an increase in the minimum wage: these are just a few of the issues facing lawmakers in the 2015 General Assembly session. 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.