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KET’s new ‘Kentucky Edition’ covers Commonwealth’s top stories each weekday evening


KET’s new ‘Kentucky Edition’ covers Commonwealth’s top stories each weekday evening

For Release: 05/24/22 1:05 PM

Beginning in June, KET will premiere a new weekday series, Kentucky Edition, dedicated to covering the events, issues and stories happening across the Commonwealth.

The half-hour program, hosted by Renee Shaw, will summarize recent major developments and go beyond the headlines to highlight Kentucky’s fascinating people, places and happenings with stories produced by KET’s award-winning public affairs team. 

“Viewers often tell us how much they trust and appreciate our thoughtful approach to public affairs. And because of this, one of the most frequent requests we’ve received has been for a nightly series to cover the day’s newsworthy events,” said Shae Hopkins, KET’s executive director and CEO. “As Kentucky’s only statewide media, KET is uniquely positioned to bridge the gap between local and national news sources by producing a program that truly serves the entirety of our great state.”

Kentucky Edition premieres Wednesday, June 1, and will air each weekday evening at 6:30/5:30 pm on KET and at 11/10 pm on KET2. On-demand streaming for Kentucky Edition is available at and through the PBS Video App.

From education to the economy, agriculture to healthcare, business to the arts, Kentucky Edition will tell the stories of communities and people who go out of their way to make a positive difference in Kentucky. Kentucky Edition likewise will visit regions of the Commonwealth seldom heard from outside of breaking news events, highlighting the challenges and achievements of those met along the way.

“I’m proud of the reputation KET has built for thought-provoking and comprehensive coverage – and Kentucky Edition builds on that tradition in an exciting way,” Shaw said. “Kentucky Edition will go beyond what’s making news each day to tell the stories that help Kentuckians understand each other a little better, connect communities and inspire us all to build an even stronger Commonwealth.”

Kentucky Edition also will be available in podcast form, with each episode’s audio available for listening at And Kentucky Edition’s companion email newsletter, Weekly Digest, will offer a recap of the week’s episodes as well as a preview of what’s coming up. To sign-up for Weekly Digest, please visit

Production of Kentucky Edition is made possible in part by the KET Endowment for Kentucky Productions, the O. Leonard Press Endowment for Public Affairs and The KET Millennium Fund.

KET is Kentucky’s largest classroom, where learning comes to life for more than one million people each week via television, online and mobile. Learn more about Kentucky’s preeminent public media organization at, on Twitter @KET and at


Elizabeth Greenfield
Director of Marketing and Communications