Primary Election 2014

KET begins Kentucky Tonight candidate programs for 2014 Congressional primary races

Monday, April 21, 2014


KET continues its in-depth political coverage with Kentucky Tonight programs featuring candidates from the six contested 2014 Congressional primary races.

Viewers with questions may send e-mail to or use the message form at Viewers may also submit questions on Twitter @BillKET or on KET’s Facebook page, All messages should include first and last name and town or county. The phone number for viewer calls during the program is 1-800-494-7605.

Hosted by Bill Goodman, the Kentucky Tonight programs with candidates air Mondays, April 21 – May 12 at 8/7 p.m. on KET. The programs will also stream live at and be archived online. The invited candidates and schedules are:

April 21: U.S. Senate Republican Primary
Matt Bevin
James Bradley Copas
Mitch McConnell
Shawna Sterling

April 28: U.S. Senate Democratic Primary
Alison Lundergan Grimes
Gregory Brent Leichty
Tom Recktenwald

May 5: This program is divided into two parts
6th Congressional District Democratic Primary
Elisabeth Jensen
Geoffrey M. “Geoff” Young

5th Congressional District Democratic Primary
Kenneth S. Stepp
Billy Ray Wilson

May 12: This program is divided into two parts
3rd Congressional District Democratic Primary
E. Ray Pierce
John A. Yarmuth

1st Congressional District Democratic Primary
Wesley Seaton Bolin
Charles Kendall Hatchett

Safe and Sound

Join us for an exploration of how Kentuckians are keeping our children “Safe and Sound”

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Click on the image, which is from a segment on the HANDS program in Clark County, for a two-minute preview of Safe and Sound

Click on the image, which is from a segment on the HANDS program in Clark County, for a two-minute preview of Safe and Sound

Monday night is the premiere of KET’s latest health special report, Safe and Sound: Raising Emotionally Healthy Children in a Stressful World, which explores why social and emotional development is so important in the first years of life. It begins at 9/8 p.m. on KET.

The film features experts and organizations from around the state that are using research, new initiatives, community programs, science and more to make a child’s first years stress-free and safe in order to increase their chances of becoming happy and healthy adults.

Also, tonight KET is partnering with Leadership Louisville and the Kentucky Science Center to offer a free screening of the entire film in Louisville on Thursday, April 17. A reception begins at 4:30 p.m., and the screening begins at 5:30 p.m. Register online now.

Kentucky Muse

Murray artist featured in new Kentucky Muse

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


With inspiration stemming from his boyhood along the shores of Lake Michigan to his Kentucky home near Land Between the Lakes, Murray artist Dale Daniel Leys is fascinated by space and the science of life. The work of this teacher and visual artist is featured in the latest in KET’s Kentucky Muse series, “Dale Daniel Leys: Drawing Life,” airing Wednesday, April 16 at 9:30/8:30 pm on KET2.

Leys started drawing as a toddler and his talent for art was obvious from a very young age. Seagull skulls and fish bones from along Lake Michigan soon made their way into his drawings, subjects that still captivate him today.
In addition, Leys completes onsite drawings and watercolors in the western and southwest United States, Italy and the Czech Republic. A Murray State University professor since 1977, Leys has inspired many students who have become art teachers, gallery owners and artists.

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