Bill Bryant and a panel of journalists discuss the week's news, including a continuing rise of COVID-19 cases in Kentucky due to the Delta variant. Guests: Russ Cassady, Appalachian News-Express; Daniel Desrochers, Lexington Herald-Leader; and Deborah Yetter, Louisville Courier Journal.
KET Pandemic Coverage
A collection of programs and articles produced by KET during the pandemic.
Trusted experts share the latest information about the coronavirus and answer questions.
Kentucky Tonight episodes focused on the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Kentucky’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Health, Legal and Voting Issues During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Reopening Kentucky’s Economy
- COVID-19 Impact on Primary Voting and Local Governments
- Debating Steps to Reopen the Economy
- Reopening Rules for Restaurants and Retail
- Reopening Kentucky Schools
- COVID-19’s Impact on Higher Education in Kentucky
- COVID-19’s Impact Kentucky Tourism
- Challenges and Benefits of Remote Learning in Kentucky
- Special Education, Student Mental Health and COVID-19
- COVID-19’s Impact on Kentucky’s Health Care System
- Reopening Kentucky Classrooms During a Coronavirus Surge
Coronavirus: A Kentucky Update
Dr. Wayne Tuckson provides updates on coronavirus disease 2019, also known as COVID-19, in Kentucky.
- What Kentuckians Can Do to Stop the Spread of COVID-19
- Help with Unemployment and Public Health Advice
- Preparing for the COVID-19 Surge and Viewer Questions
- Accessing Kentucky’s Benefits and Viewer Questions
- The Need for Testing and Helping Food Banks
- Kentucky’s Path to Reopening and Mental Health Assistance
- Health Care in the COVID-19 Era and a Testing Update
- COVID-19’s Impact on Long-Term Care Facilities
- Phases for Reopening and Rural Patients’ Needs
- Hot Spots, COVID-19’s Impact on Teens, and Recovery Stories
- Tracking Cases, Mental Health, and More Stories of Recovery
As the delta variant makes a deadly sweep through unvaccinated communities, renewing calls for masks and vaccine mandates, health experts say that rare “breakthrough infections” among vaccinated people are not a sign that vaccines are failing. Instead, they are a warning of how vaccine holdouts can endanger even their inoculated neighbors. Laura Santhanam reports for PBS NewsHour.
Renee Shaw and her guests discuss back-to-school issues including health and safety protocols. Guests: Jason Glass, Ed.D., commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Education; Marty Pollio, Ed.D., superintendent of Jefferson County Public Schools; Carrie Ballinger, superintendent of Rockcastle County Schools; Eddie Campbell, president of the Kentucky Education Association; Penny Christian, vice president of leadership outreach for the Kentucky PTA; and Eric Kennedy, director of advocacy for the Kentucky School Boards Association.
Bill Bryant and journalists discuss the week's news, including a continuing rise in COVID-19 cases in the state and the latest on Kentucky's economy and unemployment numbers. Guests: Alex Acquisto, Lexington Herald-Leader; Chris Otts, WDRB in Louisville; and Morgan Watkins, Louisville Courier Journal.
Bill Bryant and a panel of journalists discuss the week's news, including an uptick of COVID-19 cases in Kentucky, a primary challenge to Democratic Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3rd District), and a record state budget surplus. Guests: Jess Clark, WFPL in Louisville; Daniel Desrochers, Lexington Herald-Leader; and Lawrence Smith, WDRB in Louisville.
PBS NewsHour's Laura Santhanam discusses four habits Americans picked up during the COVID-19 pandemic that may become part of daily life once cases are finally under control: parents wearing masks until their children are vaccinated; daily exercise and cooking meals at home; telemedicine; and working remotely.
Bill Bryant and journalists discuss the week's news, including Democrat Charles Booker's announcement that he is running for U.S. Senate in 2022 and the growing concern over COVID-19 variants in Kentucky. Guests: Phillip Bailey, USA Today; Jack Brammer, Lexington Herald-Leader; and Tessa Duvall, Louisville Courier Journal.
Isabella Isaacs-Thomas examines the variation in COVID-19 vaccine distribution rates in communities and regions across the U.S., as the nation inches toward the Biden Administration's goal of having 70 percent of adults receive at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.