Posts Tagged ‘Bill Goodman’

Mayor Chat

Lexington and Louisville mayors talk with Bill Goodman

Tuesday, July 17, 2013

One to One | KET imageOn a special live one-hour edition of One to One with Bill Goodman, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray together discuss the joint regional economic development initiative, plans to push for a local option sales tax constitutional amendment during the 2014 General Assembly, and other issues. The program airs Monday, July 22 at 8/7 pm on KET and online at

Fischer and Gray also will discuss challenges facing all cities and mayors across Kentucky and some of the issues recently discussed at the national U.S Mayor’s meeting, including a resolution that the Obama administration should let states decide on marijuana legalization.

Viewers may submit questions for the mayors throughout the program via email at and Twitter at @BillKET.

Congrats, Bill!

KET’s Bill Goodman inducted into Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Bill Goodman Hall of Fame | KET image

KET public affairs host and managing editor Bill Goodman is one of five individuals inducted today into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame. The Kentucky Tonight host joins 184 other journalists previously inducted into the Hall of Fame since its inception in 1981.

“For a person who makes his living from speaking, I find myself at a loss for the appropriate words to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation for my induction into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame,” Bill says. “Without the support and assistance of my family and the many colleagues who encouraged me along the way, I would not be here today. To the KET family and viewers, I say thank you – this honor belongs to you, as well.”

Since 1996, Bill has been the host and managing editor of the Emmy Award-winning public affairs series Kentucky Tonight. Additionally, he serves as host for Education Matters, along with a number of other public affairs specials, including KET’s election night coverage.

Goodman also hosts the compelling conversation series One to One. His guests have included legendary jockey Pat Day; Nikky Finney, poet, professor and recipient of the National Book Award for Poetry; Pulitzer Prize winner George Will; actor Richard Dreyfuss; current and former Kentucky political leaders; and many others. He is also the author of the KET blog “Bill’s Eye” and is active on Twitter at @BillKET.

A native of Glasgow, Ky., Goodman graduated from Western Kentucky University, and he recently earned an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Spalding University. Prior to coming to KET, Goodman worked at TV stations in Nashville and Houston.

Student-Directed Learning

Next Education Matters features innovative classroom technology strategies

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013

Education Matters | KET imageThe next Education Matters, “Innovations In Student-Directed Learning,” explores how Kentucky schools are using innovative strategies to put technology into the hands of students, give students more control over their education, and encourage teachers to become learners themselves.

The program, hosted by Bill Goodman, airs Monday, Feb. 25 at 9/8 pm on KET.

The program visits Eminence Independent Schools in Henry County, where an ambitious district-wide program is underway to “reinvent” education and empower students to take charge. Also featured are Danville High School and Bate Middle School in Boyle County, where students are engaged in project-based learning with real-world applications and choices.

Scheduled panelists for the program include:

–David Cook, director, Innovation and Partner Engagement, Kentucky Department of Education
–Buddy Berry, superintendent, Eminence Independent Schools
–Thom Coffee, instructional supervisor, Eminence Independent Schools
–Carmen Coleman, superintendent, Danville Independent Schools
–Amy Galloway, principal, Bate Middle School, Danville Independent Schools
–Danny Goodwin, science teacher, Danville High School
–John Nash, associate professor, College of Education, University of Kentucky

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