Public Affairs


  • Republican Candidates for Attorney General and Ag Commissioner

    by John Gregory | 04/22/15 11:13 AM

    Candidates seeking the Republican nomination for state Attorney General and Commissioner of Agriculture appeared on Monday's edition of Kentucky Tonight on KET. Read more.

  • Attorney Tells of Arguing Gay Marriage Case Before U.S. Supreme Court

    by Robbie Clark | 04/22/15 10:41 AM

    The landmark Supreme Court of the United States case Bush v. Gore decided the disputed 2000 presidential election between George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore. It was also a pivotal moment in the battle for marriage equality in the years to come, though on a less than direct or apparent path. Read more.

  • Who Has Money for the Gubernatorial Primary?

    by John Gregory | 04/18/15 7:00 AM

    With a campaign finance reporting deadline just past, journalists will be crunching the numbers to see how well funded the state's gubernatorial candidates are as they head into the last month of the primary season. Read more.

  • Taking on Violence Before It Begins

    by John Gregory | 04/15/15 10:44 AM

    The traditional response to domestic violence has been to prosecute perpetrators and provide support services for victims. But a growing trend among anti-violence advocates seeks to prevent the abuse from occurring in the first place. Read more.

Wendell Ford in His Own Words

In 2006, Bill Goodman sat down with former Sen. Wendell Ford to record an interview for KET's One to One. Ford had been retired from the U.S. Senate for just over seven years, yet he was still deeply interested in politics and the issues facing Kentucky and the nation. Here are a few quotes from their conversation. Read more.

Legislators at Impasse on Funding Teacher Pensions

A measure to address unfunded liabilities in the state teacher retirement system may be headed to a conference committee after Senators amended a House bill to replace a bonding proposal with a task force to further study the issue. Read more.

  • Kentucky's Core Academic Standards Setting Good Foundations

    by Joyce West | 04/14/15 4:24 PM

    It's been four years since Kentucky adopted the Common Core education standards. On KET's April 13th Education Matters, educators explored how the new standards have changed the way students are taught. Read more.

  • Democratic Candidates Outline Visions for Treasurer's Role

    by John Gregory | 04/14/15 12:09 PM

    Candidates running in the Democratic primary for Kentucky State Treasurer appeared on Monday's edition of Kentucky Tonight on KET. Here's a recap of what contenders Neville Blakemore and Rep. Rick Nelson said about themselves and their vision for the office of treasurer. Read more.

  • UK and USDA Partner to Fight Childhood Hunger

    by John Gregory | 04/13/15 9:15 AM

    With 26 percent of Kentucky children living in poverty, the state would appear to be perfect home to the nation's first center designed to fight child hunger. Read more.

  • Rand Paul Makes It Official; Negative Ads Hit Governor's Race

    by John Gregory | 04/11/15 5:49 PM

    Sen. Rand Paul finally made official what many political observers have long assumed: that he's running for president of the United States. At his campaign launch in Louisville last Tuesday, Paul blamed both parties for the dysfunction in Washington and pronounced that he'd come to "take our country back." Read more.

  • Archbishop Joseph Kurtz Previews Papal Visit

    by John Gregory | 04/08/15 3:50 PM

    When Pope Francis arrives in the United States this fall for his first visit to the country, Louisville Archbishop Joseph Kurtz will be there to welcome him. Read more.

  • Lois Combs Weinberg's Passion for Education

    by John Gregory | 04/08/15 2:21 PM

    Lois Combs Weinberg's oldest son didn't learn to read in first grade. He still couldn't read in second grade. Or in third grade either. In fact, he was 9 years old before he was diagnosed with the learning disorder dyslexia. Read more.