We talk to the Western Kentucky chapter of the American Red Cross about their efforts to help victims of Hurricane Ian in Florida; new numbers show which gubernatorial candidates are raising the most money; the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education releases a new plan to help remove barriers for adults wanting to go to college; we look back at a KET interview with Loretta Lynn; and a playground that's helping children connect with nature is gaining attention from around the world.
Today's Schedule Wednesday, October 5th
There is no legislative coverage scheduled for today.
There is no legislative coverage scheduled for the immediate future.
Reaction to the death of country music star Loretta Lynn; Sen. Paul releases a new campaign ad as his opponent takes part in a forum without him; a grief and trauma experts talks about the unique challenges for grandparents who are raising their grandkids; and an iconic theatre in Central Kentucky turns 100.
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.
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).