1:00 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Ferrell Wellman Steps Down as Host of KET's Comment On Kentucky


KET’s longest running public affairs show Comment on Kentucky is looking for a new host following host Ferrell Wellman's recent departure.  

The veteran broadcaster and educator announced Friday that’s he’s retiring from the program immediately. 

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3:07 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

KET Recieves $1.14 Million To Grow Early Childhood Resources

Originally published on Tue November 26, 2013 1:48 pm

A group of children sit in front of the television at Louisville Central Community Center’s Mini-Versity Child Development Center.

“What colors can you make?” the television asks.

Early childhood educators use the program as a prompt. The children then mix colored liquid into bags that contain plain dough-like material that will soon become yellow. Then green, when they drop in blue liquid.

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1:49 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Chad Lampe Discusses the Issue of Dr. Dunn's Contract on KET's Comment on Kentucky

WKMS News Director Chad Lampe on KET's "Comment on Kentucky" on April 12, 2013

WKMS News Director Chad Lampe joined other journalists from around the state Friday, April 12 on KET's Comment on Kentucky with host Ferrell Wellman. Lampe spoke about the ongoing issue regarding the Murray State University Board of Regents' non-renewal of President Dr. Randy Dunn's contract.

Click here to watch the episode on KET's website.

Morning Cram
9:00 am
Tue May 8, 2012

the morning cram [happiness isn't always the best way to be happy edition]

NPR reports Maurice Sendak, the author of children's stories like Where the Wild Things Are, has passed away. He was 83.

Kentucky ~ Fourth and fifth congressional district candidates discuss issues on KET's Kentucky Tonight.

Election 2012
8:45 am
Tue May 8, 2012

Fourth & Fifth Congressional District Candidates on Kentucky Tonight

Kentucky’s fourth district congressional race has thus far centered around the seven candidate GOP primary. But there are two democrats vying to replace retiring longtime lawmaker Geoff Davis. Greg Frank is active duty military. He argued for bringing troops home from Afghanistan on KET’s Kentucky Tonight.

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6:50 am
Thu May 3, 2012

KET Soars with Downton Abbey

Kentucky Educational Television is riding a wave of increased viewership driven by the popular "Masterpiece" series "Downton Abbey." Programming Director Craig Cornwell says viewership normally changes by 2 or 3 percent from year to year, but last year, it soared by a record 33 percent. Cornwell says viewership among women in the 18- to 49-year-old age range is up 168 percent during primetime, while among men in that group, the increase is 231 percent. The network says the final episode of "Downton Abbey," had about 8.1 million viewers nationwide.

The Morning Cram
9:35 am
Tue April 24, 2012

the morning cram [if I go down, I'm takin you with me edition]

It's not advisable to swat flies with a sledge hammer. 

NPR reports many believe that if the US Supreme Court takes down the Affordable Healthcare Act, the entire healthcare system could go down with it.

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Kentucky Tonight
8:23 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Kentucky 1st District Candidates on "Kentucky Tonight"

Henderson physician James Buckmaster believes the cost of health care can be monitored by doctors delivering the care. Buckmaster is one of two democrats vying for the first congressional seat in western Kentucky.  He operates a reduced rate health clinic in Henderson.

“We charge probably 50 to 60 percent less than the other clinics do in the area…we’re able to pay our bills , feed our kids, send them to school…you don’t have to take everything when you come out of this world.”

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2012 General Assembly
8:20 am
Tue April 17, 2012

Retiring Lawmakers Discuss Special Session

Kentucky lawmakers along with Governor Steve Beshear are getting an earful from their constituents about yet another special legislative session.  It’s unclear how long lawmakers will be in Frankfort to try and iron out an agreement about funding road projects.  And Senator Jack Westwood says taxpayers are making their voices heard.

“Cause all of us are hearing from the folks back home, who are very upset and angry…that they’re sending us back…we once again couldn’t get it done in the 60 days allotted, so here we are back doing the business at 60 thousand dollars a day.”

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2012 General Assembly
7:50 am
Tue March 27, 2012

Lawmakers Assess Legislative Session

Just days remain in this year’s legislative session. And with lots of bills still on the board, some Kentucky lawmakers offered their assessments on productivity during KET’s Kentucky Tonight this week. Retiring Representative Danny Ford believes legislative redistricting really bogged down the process.

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