• Lawmakers Will Consider Changes in Sales Tax, Heroin Laws

    by John Gregory | 12/23/14 10:38 AM

    As 2014 comes to a close, state lawmakers are busily preparing for the 2015 General Assembly. The panel on Comment on Kentucky reviewed several legislative priorities for the coming session and discussed the latest news in next year's governor's race. Read more.

  • After-show Conversation about Leadership Kentucky

    by John Gregory | 12/19/14 1:57 PM

    Following Bill Goodman's recent One to One program about Leadership Kentucky, the studio audience had a chance to join the discussion in a special after-show segment. Read more.

  • 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.

  • War, Diplomacy, and the Middle East

    by John Gregory | 12/09/14 3:19 PM

    It's been a difficult year for President Obama's foreign policy team, given the rise of Islamic State militants, and the Russian incursion into the Ukraine among those events making international headlines. Read more.

  • Paul to Seek Second Senate Term As Presidential Ambitions Remain Uncertain

    by John Gregory | 12/08/14 1:36 PM

    Last week, Rand Paul announced that he will seek a second term in the U.S. Senate. Now the question is, will he run for any other office in 2016? Read more.

  • With Senate Race Over, Governor's Race Takes Center Stage

    by John Gregory | 12/01/14 9:44 AM

    Between visiting with family, shopping, and watching football, the long holiday weekend also offers an opportunity for reflection. So the panel on the Black Friday edition of Comment on Kentucky decided to reflect on the big election contest of this year, and look ahead to what may make political news in 2015. Read more.

  • IdeaFestival Author Explores U.S. Failures in Iraq and at Home

    by John Gregory | 11/26/14 1:26 PM

    In his 2011 book, "We Meant Well," veteran diplomat Peter Van Buren described the failures of American military and foreign policy that he thought would lead Iraq deeper into chaos. Read more.