KET PUBLIC AFFAIRS COVERAGE
- Rand Paul Says Inclusive, Flexible GOP Can Win Back Presidency
by John Gregory | 08/11/14 10:05 AM
Rand Paul says when he decided to run for the U.S. Senate, his wife wasn't excited by the idea, even though they thought he wouldn't be elected. Now that Sen. Paul is considering a run for President of the United States, he says the ramifications for him and his family are 100 times greater. Read more.
- Panel Rehashes Fancy Farm, Latest on Senate Race
by John Gregory | 08/11/14 9:56 AM
In the week since Fancy Farm, the political focus has shifted from western to eastern Kentucky as the U.S. Senate candidates toured coal country. Incumbent Sen. Mitch McConnell made a two-day visit to the region with its congressman, Rep. Hal Rogers, while democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes visited Hazard with former President Bill Clinton. Read more.
- Not the '70s Anymore: Activist Says New Feminism Reaches Out to More Diverse Groups
by John Gregory | 08/06/14 9:28 AM
Judi Jennings has had a long and fruitful career of helping to give voice to women artists and rural citizens who want to create a better future for the commonwealth. Read more.
- Chuck Todd Digs into Kentucky Politics
by John Gregory | 08/05/14 8:49 AM
NBC News political analyst-and avowed political junkie-Chuck Todd smiles when he says Kentucky is the place to be over the next few years. Coming up are what’s likely to be a $100 million race for U.S. Senate this fall, one of only two open gubernatorial contests in 2015, and a leading Republican contender for president in 2016. Read more.
- Fancy Farm Live Blog
by John Gregory | 08/02/14 2:22 PM
5:00 p.m.: Thanks for following this blog and for watching KET’s coverage. Be sure to visit our Fancy Farm webpage, where we’ll be posting video of all of today’s speeches. And tune in Monday at 8 p.m. for a one-hour recap of highlights of the speeches and commentary. Read more.
- A Roundup of Our Fancy Farm Preview Coverage
by John Gregory | 08/02/14 1:04 PM
Here’s a listing of the articles and videos we’ve produced to prepare you for today’s Fancy Farm festivities: Read more.
- Emcee Embraces the History of Fancy Farm
by John Gregory | 08/02/14 7:00 AM
The experience won't be totally unfamiliar when Bill Cunningham takes the stage at St. Jerome Parish today to emcee the Fancy Farm political speeches. The western Kentucky native spoke on that very stage eight years ago when he was a candidate for the Kentucky Supreme Court. So Justice Cunningham knows what it's like to face the traditionally boisterous Fancy Farm crowd. Read more.
- Five Takeaways from Comment on Kentucky's Fancy Farm Preview
by John Gregory | 08/02/14 1:03 AM
The journalists on Comment on Kentucky took their show on the road this weekend, traveling to Graves County for the annual Fancy Farm picnic. With the summer sun setting in the background, and the smell of barbeque wafting through the air, the panel discussed what lies ahead for the politicians who will speak at this year's event. Here are five take-aways from their conversation. Read more.
- Naomi Judd Offers Inside View of Ashley's Senate Race Decision
by John Gregory | 07/30/14 11:45 AM
It's not uncommon for parents to help their child sort through the pros and cons of a life-changing decision like a major career move. Read more.
- Contraception and Religion: Hobby Lobby Ruling Raises Questions
by John Gregory | 07/30/14 8:23 AM
The Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Supreme Court case not only struck a blow to part of the Affordable Care Act, but it also raised substantial questions about how corporate personhood could encompass religious beliefs. The panelists on Monday's Kentucky Tonight program tried to untangle these thorny issues as they discussed the Hobby Lobby decision. Read more.