For the last time, the candidates for governor of Kentucky will meet for a televised debate today. Democratic incumbent Steve Beshear has taken criticism for not showing up to debates and forums. He’ll appear on Kentucky Tonight with Republican challenger David Williams and independent Gatewood Galbraith. Galbraith and Williams met last month on KET for… Continue reading Candidates for Governor Debate Tonight on KET
by Dan Conti, Kentucky Public Radio Congressman Ben Chandler says one of the main causes of today’s historic trillion dollar federal budget deficit is the tax cuts that were approved during the Bush Administration. The Versailles Democrat made the comment during an interview on KET’s One to One program. Chandler says tax policy under President… Continue reading Chandler Blames Federal Deficit on Bush-Era Tax Cuts
The first of eight special election episodes of Kentucky Tonight will air on KET this evening. All candidates for statewide office this year have agreed to appear live on the show. Monday, the candidates of Agriculture Commissioner will debate. Democrat Bob Farmer and Republican James Comer will appear for one hour starting at 8 pm.… Continue reading KET Debates Begin Tonight
The candidates for state auditor and treasurer talked about their backgrounds and professional records Monday evening during their respective debates on Kentucky Education Television. In the Republican primary race for state auditor, state Rep. Addia Wuchner, R-Burlington, and Lexington businessman John Kemper kept things civil and stuck to their stump speeches, touting their independence as… Continue reading Candidates for State Auditor, Treasurer Debate
Governor Beshear is flying around the state, trying to drum up support for his plan to balance Medicaid within the Medicaid budget. The Republican-controlled Senate wants across-the-board cuts to state agencies. Senate President David Williams says the governor should return home and debate him on Kentucky Educational Televsion.
The campaign is aimed at organizing listeners and viewers of public radio and television to urge their legislators to oppose any cuts. Several lawmakers are proposing cuts to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which helps fund public radio and television across the country, and provides 14% of KET’s $23 million budget.
Kentucky Educational Television is changing its political coverage this year. The network will no longer broadcast traditional debates, but will instead invite candidates to appear with their opponents on the talk show Kentucky Tonight.
Kentucky Educational Television’s main channel will broadcast exclusively in HD starting Thursday, completing its digital transition.
Kentucky Educational Television will turn off its analog signals tonight at midnight. But a digital converter box may not be enough for some viewers.