Journalists from around the state discuss the news of the week with host Bill Bryant, including the funeral for former Gov. John Y. Brown held at the state capitol and a look ahead to the 2023 race for governor. Guests: Ryland Barton, Kentucky Public Radio; Austin Horn, Lexington Herald-Leader; and Melissa Patrick, Kentucky Health News.
Today's Schedule Saturday, December 3rd
There is no legislative coverage scheduled for today.
There is no legislative coverage scheduled for the immediate future.
Four months after deadly floods in eastern Kentucky, Gov. Andy Beshear says clean-up efforts continue. A bill honoring the wife of Congressman Andy Barr is a step closer to becoming law. Why hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians may not get some of their student loan debt forgiven after all. A demonstration related to the 1955 murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till is taking place in Kentucky.
Gov. Beshear says Kentucky will open its first female-only juvenile detention center to better protect youth; two Republicans file to run for State Treasurer in the GOP primary; a new report shines light on Kentucky's foster care facilities; and Dr. Stack puts this year's flu data into perspective.
During a memorial service at the state capitol, people who knew former Gov. John Y. Brown Jr. remember him as a charismatic leader and loving friend and father. U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell denounces antisemitism and white supremacy after a dinner involving former President Donald Trump. The University of Louisville selects a new president. And one man's mission to raise awareness of homelessness.
The public attends a visitation for former Gov. John Y. Brown; a former state lawmaker files to run for Agriculture Commissioner; Gov. Beshear warns Kentuckians to be aware of another storm system; a Kentucky pharmacy becomes the first in the nation to provide screenings for a common form of cancer in the U.S.; details on a non-profit that is helping single parents end the cycle of poverty.
Kentuckians continue to remember former Governor John Y. Brown ahead of his funeral; a State Senator takes a new job in Tennessee; a State Representative is running for higher office; how a formerly incarcerated parent is helping inmates become better parents; a look at statewide efforts to help Kentucky farmers manage stress, anxiety and depression.
Host Bill Bryant and journalists look back on several important news stories in 2022, focusing on Kentucky's response to natural disasters in western and eastern Kentucky. Guests: Alex Acquisto, Lexington Herald-Leader; Russ Cassady, Appalachian Newspapers; and Liam Niemeyer, States Newsroom. (pre-recorded)
Reaction to the death of former Gov. John Y. Brown, Jr.; Somerset Mayor Alan Keck discusses his run for governor; lawmakers discuss a gaming machine that's growing in popularity in Kentucky; UK President Dr. Eli Capilouto discusses action UK is taking following a racist assault on campus; and God's Pantry discusses their efforts to provide hungry families the ingredients for a Thanksgiving meal.