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Kentucky Tonight announces candidate programs for 2020 primary election; shows air May 27, June 1

KET continues its in-depth political coverage with Kentucky Tonight programs featuring candidates in the 2020 primary election races. Hosted by Renee Shaw, Kentucky Tonight programs with candidates will air May 27 and June 1 at 8/7 p.m. on KET. The programs also will stream live at KET.org/live and will be archived online. The scheduled guests for Kentucky Tonight’s candidate programs include: Wednesday,...

Good News, Hard Realities: Building new two-year budget presents numerous challenges for lawmakers

By John Gregory Special to KyForward When state lawmakers convene in January, their top agenda item will be to pass a new two-year budget for the commonwealth. Under the best of circumstances, it’s a challenge to find consensus on how to spend billions in taxpayer money. But legislators will face some additional hurdles in the 2016 session: – A new gubernatorial administration under Republican...

With change in the wind, what does future hold for education? Five key issues discussed

  By John Gregory Special to KyForward   In the next year, Kentucky will have a new governor, a new education commissioner, and a new biennial budget – each of which could have a substantial impact of the state’s public schools.   Given these upcoming changes, KET’s Kentucky Tonight explored five key issues facing education in the commonwealth. The guests for the conversation...

Bumpy Road: Variety of transportation issues could impact Kentucky drivers in years ahead

    By John Gregory KET   They have 27,000 miles of paved roads to maintain, constituents clamoring for a number of new transportation projects and a shrinking pool of money with which to make it all happen.   To say state highway officials have a thankless job might be an understatement.   A panel of legislators who oversee transportation issues gathered on KET’s Kentucky...

Kentucky Primaries in Review: Political science professors talk trends, implications

    By John Gregory KET   Now that the dust has finally settled on the 2015 Kentucky primaries, what are some of the bigger-picture trends and implications that have emerged?   A group of political science professors from the state’s universities gathered on KET’s Kentucky Tonight to analyze the election results and what they may mean for the fall campaigns. Here are five...

Kentucky Tonight appearance by McConnell, Grimes available for viewing on KET’s website

  U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes appeared together on KET’s Kentucky Tonight hosted by Bill Goodman last night. The program represents the only platform in which both candidates will meet face to face during the campaign to discuss their views in this pivotal U.S. Senate race.   In case you missed it, the full program is available for...