Bill Bryant and guests discuss the week's news from the commonwealth, including the latest on the general election as November approaches and the announcement of an expansion in vehicle production by Ford Motor Company for its Louisville plant. Guests: Lisa Benson, Louisville Business First; John Cheves, Lexington Herald-Leader; and Deborah Yetter, Louisville Courier Journal.
Today's Schedule Monday, October 3rd
There is no legislative coverage scheduled for today.
There is no legislative coverage scheduled for the immediate future.
President Biden says Hurricane Ian could end up being the deadliest storm in Florida's history; the Kentucky National Guard is sending resources to Florida in the wake of the hurricane; a Lexington gun store is being sued by two victims of a Fourth of July shooting in Illinois; and a Kentucky distillery that's a first of its kind.
Ford is investing $700 million to expand operations in Louisville; speaking in Louisville, U.S. Sen. Krysten Sinema of Arizona says she disagrees with her fellow Democrats about easing the Senate's filibuster rules; how you can help Kentucky's foster care system; and the work one group is doing to support troops overseas.
Renee Shaw and guests discuss the flooding in eastern Kentucky and its impact on schools in the area. Scheduled guests: Commissioner Jason Glass, Kentucky Department of Education; Jonathan Jett, Superintendent of Perry County Schools; Phillip Watts, Superintendent of Breathitt County Schools; Wallace Caleb Bates, Kentucky Department of Education Communications and an eastern Kentucky resident; Anna Shepherd, Superintendent of Floyd County Schools (pre-taped); Denise Yonts, Superintendent of Letcher County Schools (pre-taped); and Chad Bates, Family Resource and Youth Service Center worker at Letcher County Schools (pre-taped).
The parole board makes its decision about Michael Carneal; FEMA is giving Kentucky flood victims more time to ask for relief; Kentucky educators discuss ways to combat learning loss following COVID-19; State Sen. C.B. Embry announce his resignation; and Kimberly Baird becomes the first black woman to ever serve as a Commonwealth's Attorney in Kentucky.
Renee Shaw talks with David Adkins, executive director and CEO of the Council of State Governments, about how the non-partisan organization serves all three branches of government by working on a range of public policy issues, with a particular emphasis on criminal justice reform.
A fifth of Kentucky's childcare centers could be at risk of closure without additional help; Governor Beshear says there are signs COVID-19 is on the decline in Kentucky; and families of veterans will soon have a free place to stay while those veterans are in the hospital.