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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

KET announces Ky. primary election programming

Kentucky Tonight candidate forums, special One to One and primary night coverage scheduled

KET’s coverage of Kentucky’s U.S. House primary races begins this month on Kentucky Tonight with interviews with candidates who have opposition in the May primary. The programs, hosted by Bill Goodman, will begin airing on Monday, Apr. 23 at 7 p.m. CT on KET. (See below for the schedule.)  All primary congressional candidates on the ballot in contested races have been invited to participate.

Also, in a primary election episode of One to One, host Goodman sits down with Al Cross, director of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues at the University of Kentucky, a KET election-night analyst, and a long-time panelist of KET’s Comment on Kentucky, to discuss the May primary election. The program airs Sunday, May 20 at noon CT on KET and Tuesday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m. CT on KET2.

On primary election day, Renee Shaw and Goodman provide comprehensive statewide coverage of the 2012 presidential, congressional and legislative primary election returns in Kentucky. They are joined in the studio by political observers Al Cross, John David Dyche and Jennifer Moore. Primary 2012 airs live on Tuesday, May 22 at 8 p.m. CT on KET.

Kentucky Tonight candidate program schedule:

April 23, 2012
1st Congressional District Democrats - James Buckmaster and Charles Kendall Hatchett
3rd Congressional District Democrats - Burrel Charles Farnsley and John A. Yarmuth
April 30, 2012
6th Congressional District Republicans - Garland “Andy” Barr, Patrick J. Kelly II and Curtis Kenimer
May 7, 2012
4th Congressional District Democrats - William R. “Bill” Adkins and Greg Frank
5th Congressional District Democrats - Michael Ackerman and Kenneth S. Stepp
May 14, 2012
4th Congressional District Republicans - Marc Carey, Thomas Massie, Gary Moore, Brian D. Oerther, Walter Christian Schumm, Alecia Webb-Edgington and Tom Wurtz

More information about KET programming and education services, as well as how to support KET, can be found at

Information for this story was provided by KET.

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