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Abortion Bills Prompt Debate, Protest

Jan 9, 2017
Stu Johnson

Debate and action on two abortion measures received attention in Frankfort during the opening 

week of the 2017 legislative session.  ​

 The observers included two people with completely different perspectives.

Stu Johnson

In an extremely rare Saturday meeting of the Kentucky General Assembly, legislators took final action on abortion and labor-related bills.  Both the House and Senate voted to prohibit abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and require an ultrasound prior to any abortion. 

During debate on the ultrasound measure, Lexington Senator Reggie Thomas said some Kentucky children face extreme trauma every day.  “We see children that are unattended.  We see children who will suffer. We see children who are harmed and permanently damaged.”

Religious Leaders Plan Weekly Frankfort Visits

Jan 4, 2017
Stu Johnson

 

Religious leaders from a number of Christian faiths gathered in Kentucky's capitol rotunda Tuesday.  They're planning weekly visits to Frankfort to spotlight issues and pray.

 

Assessing Pace of 2014 General Assembly

Jan 24, 2014
courier-journal.com

The Kentucky general assembly is about a third of the way through the 2014 session.  As is the case in most Kentucky legislative sessions, a great deal of the voting comes in the later weeks and days.  For instance, no votes occurred in either house Friday morning and both the House and Senate were in session for less than an hour.

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he WEKU Stations and Kentucky Educational Television combined forces to present a special interactive program discussing the issues and accomplishments of the 2013 Kentucky legislative session.   KET's Bill Goodman and WEKU's John Hingsbergen co-hosted the hour-long program Tuesday morning March 12.

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The WEKU Stations and Kentucky Educational Television will combine forces to present a special interactive program discussing the issues and accomplishments of the 2013 Kentucky legislative session.   KET's Bill Goodman and WEKU's John Hingsbergen will co-host the hour-long program Tuesday morning March 12 from 11:00 am until noon.

On this week's edition of Kentucky Tonight, host Bill Goodman and guests will issues confronting the General Assembly.  The program, which airs "live" on KET at 8:00 pm Monday, repeats at 11:00 am Tuesday on the WEKU stations.

On this week's edition of Kentucky Tonight,  host Bill Goodman and guests will discuss the 2012 General Assembly.

On this week's edition of Kentucky Tonight, host Bill Goodman and guests will discuss legislation to raise the mandatory dropout age from 16 to 18.