KET PUBLIC AFFAIRS COVERAGE
- 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.
- Rand Paul's Presidential Aspirations
by John Gregory | 04/08/15 2:20 PM
The commonwealth hasn't produced any U.S. presidents other than native son Abraham Lincoln and part-time Louisvillian Zachary Taylor. This week we'll learn if another Kentuckian will try to join that elite group. Read more.
- Dr. Mark Evers Sees Hope on the Horizon for Cancer Treatment
by John Gregory | 04/01/15 5:28 PM
As a gastroenterologist (GI) and oncologic surgeon, Dr. Mark Evers says he tries to see the glass as half full when caring for cancer patients. He celebrates the victories when a tumor shrinks or a cancer goes into remission, and he feels emotionally drained when the outcomes aren't as positive. Read more.
- Republican Candidates for State Treasurer Discuss Their Goals for the Office
by John Gregory | 04/01/15 4:26 PM
Candidates running in the Republican primary for Kentucky State Treasurer appeared on Monday's edition of Kentucky Tonight on KET. Here's a recap of what the contenders had to say about themselves and several key fiscal issues facing the commonwealth. Read more.
- Eleventh-Hour Legislative Recap
by John Gregory | 03/30/15 2:30 PM
Back in early January, lawmakers from both parties said legislation to address the state's heroin epidemic was a top priority for the 2015 General Assembly. But resolving their differences on the issue took until the final hours of the session, when legislators finally arrived at a deal that led to passage of a comprehensive heroin bill. Read more.