- Candidate Forums Begin Monday
by John Gregory | 04/18/14 1:45 PM
Ahead of the May 20 political primary, KET will broadcast a series of forums featuring candidates in this year's congressional races. The first program will feature Republican challengers for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Mitch McConnell. Bill Goodman will talk with Matt Bevin, Brad Copas, and Shawna Sterling Monday night at 8 on KET. Read more.
- KET Documentary Explores Early Childhood Development
by John Gregory | 04/18/14 12:46 PM
In the recent budget negotiations, Kentucky legislators debated how to restore funding to the state Child Care Assistance Program and early childhood education. The impacts of those decisions may be felt for far longer than the two years of the current budget period. Experts say a safe and nurturing environment at home, in daycare, and at school are crucial during a child's early years and can affect their chances of becoming happy and healthy adults. Read more.
- Day 58: House Democrats Propose Response to Staff Harassment
by Renee Shaw | 04/15/14 4:30 PM
Criticism over the handling of sexual harassment complaints against a former House member has quietly percolated through this legislative session. Last week an ethics panel cleared former State Rep. John Arnold of those claims. Yesterday, House Democrats offered a remedy they believe will protect legislative workers from abuse and lewd workplace conduct. Read more.
- A Candidate for Governor? Not Yet
by John Gregory | 04/15/14 12:53 PM
Although he increasingly sounds like a candidate for higher office, James Comer says he's in no hurry to announce his candidacy for governor of the commonwealth. The state agriculture commissioner appeared on this weekend's edition of One to One with Bill Goodman. Read more.
After the Legislative Ethics Commission cleared former Rep. John Arnold of sexual harassment claims last week, House Democrats announced a plan yesterday to address criticisms about how the ethics panel works. Read more.
- Lawmakers Get Mixed Grades for This Session
by John Gregory | 04/15/14 12:49 PM
On the eve of the final day of the legislative session, Kentucky Tonight gathered a panel to review the work of the General Assembly this year. Did lawmakers get a passing grade? Read on to find out. Read more.
- Legislative Agenda for Tuesday, April 15
by Editor | 04/15/14 8:00 AM
Here are the meetings for Day 59 of the 2014 Regular Legislative Session that KET will broadcast live: Read more.
- Aaron Thompson on Higher Ed in Kentucky
by John Gregory | 04/14/14 2:42 PM
Aaron Thompson could be considered a classic example of the power of education to change a life. The sociologist, author, and motivational speaker was born in a three-room sharecropper's cabin in Clay County and rose to become executive vice president and chief academic officer for the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE). Read more.
- Coming Down to the Wire: What Gets State Funding?
by John Gregory | 04/14/14 11:38 AM
While the legislature stood in recess last week, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear used his veto pen to strike what he considers restrictive language from the state spending plan. Those actions highlighted the discussion on this weekend's edition of Comment on Kentucky. Read more.
- Legislative Agenda for Monday, April 14
by Editor | 04/14/14 8:00 AM
Here are the meetings for Day 58 of the 2014 Regular Legislative Session that KET will broadcast live: Read more.
- The State of Kentucky's Health
by John Gregory | 04/10/14 12:12 PM
Two recent reports rank Kentucky at the bottom for a series of health-related indicators, and show the Appalachian counties suffering the greatest impacts. Read more.