Murray, KY – A quilt is more than a piece of art, or even an heirloom. In western Kentucky, quilting is an integral part of the region's culture and even its economy. Still, one woman in western Kentucky uses her skills and talents to give it even more significance. Todd Hatton has this story of quilting for comfort, and a Gold Star Mother who received one after her son was killed in Iraq.
Murray, KY – Last Friday, Cadiz automotive parts manufacturer Johnson Controls, Inc (JCI) told its employees it would be closing its doors next year, leaving almost 560 workers without jobs. Carrie Pond speaks with community officials, who are still reeling from the news
Murray, KY – Fans of public television's Masterpiece Theatre may be familiar with the title of this adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's literary masterpiece, but they'll find this version is a little different from that earlier landmark production. Emma Thompson, Ben Whishaw, and Michael Gambon star in this sensuous movie about class, society, and passion between the world wars. Todd Hatton talks with Larry Thomas about the film, playing this weekend at Maiden Alley Cinema in Paducah.
Bowling Green, KY – A Louisville TV station has pulled an ad by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee attacking the business that employs Republican candidate Brett Guthrie. A lawyer representing the company has threatened to sue over the ad, saying it is "demonstrably false." Kevin Willis reports.
Lexington, KY – The candidates for Kentucky's 2nd Congressional District seat are willing to go against the wishes of party leadership. Warren County Republican Brett Guthrie of Bowling Green and Daviess County Democrat David Boswell debated Monday night on Kentucky Educational Television.
Richmond, KY – Southeast Kentucky's 5th Congressional District was the focus last night when KET conducted its first candidate forum of the fall election season.
Incumbent Republican Hal Rogers refused to participate, but his opponent accepted the invitation. Independent candidate Jim Holbert was quizzed by KET Host Bill Goodman, WEKU's Charles Compton and Russ Cassady of the Appalachian News Express.
Louisville, KY – In the last three decades, special interest groups have become major players in political campaigns. Kentucky Public Radio's Gabe Bullard has more on how official and unofficial interests are getting involved in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race between Mitch McConnell and Bruce Lunsford.
Lexington, KY – The Director of the University of Kentucky's Center For Rural Journalism and Community Issues says he's not all that surprised that Republican candidate McCain chose a woman to be his running mate.
Denver, CO – Among the Democrats headed home today is Kentuckian Diane Wood. Wood, who lives on the Kentucky border near Fort Campbell, went to Denver, hoping to vote for Hillary Clinton. But yesterday she told reporter Charles Lane she's very satisfied with presidential nominee Barack Obama.