Posts Tagged ‘Robert Stivers’

Take This Quiz

Friday, February 1st, 2013

It’s going to be a cold, snowy weekend.

You need something to do while you’re stuck inside. You’ve already downloaded everything you might want to see from Netflix. You’re looking for a new board or Trivia game to play for a few minutes while you wait for the commercials to start during the Super Bowl.

Dear readers, I have just the thing for you!
Presenting the first and only Robert Stivers Groundhog Day Trivia Quiz.

The what? you may be asking…

As lawmakers return to the state capitol for the 2013 session of the General Assembly, I would like to introduce you to one of the most important people in state government you may not know: Robert Stivers, the new president of the Kentucky State Senate.

So, if you have a few spare moments this weekend, take the Robert Stivers Groundhog Day Quiz as preparation for the exclusive conversation I had with him on “One to One,” and test yourself on just how much you know about the new president.
1) Robert Stivers’ hometown is:

a) Manchester
b) London
c) Jackson

2) Stivers has a degree from:

a) Alice Lloyd College
b) Sue Bennett College
c) Union

3) Robert’s mother obtained a degree from:

a) Western Kentucky University
b) University of Tennessee
c) Harvard

4) He was born on:

a. New Year’s Eve
b. Christmas Eve
c. Groundhog Day

5) As a boy, he played baseball with well-known Kentucky writer:

a) Silas House
b) John David Dyche
c) Al Cross

Five easy questions. Take a stab at them without calling Robert’s brother Franklin and asking for assistance. No fair cheating. After you watch my conversation with him, keep your responses handy. Answers will be revealed in this space Monday.

Good Luck. There will not be an I-Pad given away if you answer all questions correctly.

In this preview of the conversation I had with Stivers, he talks about the old home place and how he and his family have vowed to return there every 4th of July for a reunion.

One to One with guest Robert Stivers airs Sunday at 1 pm ET on KET.

The Wait Is Over

Friday, January 4th, 2013

No, not for the new season of “Downton Abbey,” which begins on KET Sunday at 9/8 pm CT.

The wait I’m talking about is everyone’s favorite drama playing at the state capitol in Frankfort for the next 30 days—the 2013 session of the General Assembly.

Lawmakers return to the city by the river next Tuesday, Jan. 8th for their “short” session; every other year they meet for a 60-day session. And, boy, do members have a lot on their plates.

This weekend on “One to One,” you’ll get to hear Gov. Steve Beshear outline what he’d like to see legislators tackle in the next few weeks. In addition to public employee pension reform, tax reform issues, and a rather interesting approach to getting an expanded gambling constitutional amendment on the ballot.  Beshear will also discuss his push to raise the age a young Kentuckian can legally stop attending public school from age 16 to age 18.

Then, on Monday night’s “Kentucky Tonight,” Beshear returns to KET and is joined by Speaker of the House Greg Stumbo of Prestonsburg and the new President-designate of the Senate Robert Stivers, of Manchester. Our topic, of course, will be the 2013 session of the General Assembly.

I hope you’ll be watching.

Legislature the Topic on Kentucky Tonight

Monday, January 4th, 2010

Kentucky Tonight will discuss the 2010 General Assembly

January 4, 2010

On the Monday, January 4 edition of Kentucky Tonight at 8/7 p.m. CT on KET, host Bill Goodman and guests will discuss the 2010 General Assembly.

Scheduled guests are:

- Kentucky Senate Majority Floor Leader Robert Stivers

- Kentucky Senate Minority Floor Leader Ed Worley, D-Richmond

- State Rep. Rick Rand, D-Bedford, chair of the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee

- State Rep. Brad Montell, R-Shelbyville

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