Kentucky Politics Distilled Kentucky Politics Distilled is our weekly rundown of the big news — and sometimes the odd news — happening in the state Capitol. With Kentucky's elected leaders all in one place for a limited time, the developments can break in a rapid-fire fashion. Kentucky Politics Distilled helps ensure you don't miss all the highs and lows coming out of Frankfort. We'll discuss the important issues facing Kentucky and add context to the headlines that flew by over the week. New episodes post on Fridays.
Kentucky Politics Distilled

Kentucky Politics Distilled

From 89.3 WFPL News Louisville

Kentucky Politics Distilled is our weekly rundown of the big news — and sometimes the odd news — happening in the state Capitol. With Kentucky's elected leaders all in one place for a limited time, the developments can break in a rapid-fire fashion. Kentucky Politics Distilled helps ensure you don't miss all the highs and lows coming out of Frankfort. We'll discuss the important issues facing Kentucky and add context to the headlines that flew by over the week. New episodes post on Fridays.

Most Recent Episodes

Amy McGrath's Bumpy Takeoff

This week in Kentucky politics, retired Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath announced she will challenge Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in next year's race for U.S. Senate. But the launch had a rocky start. And Gov. Matt Bevin might be a little closer to calling a special legislative session on pensions this summer. Jean West talked to Ryland Barton for this week's edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled. Kentucky Politics Distilled wouldn't be possible without you. Click here to support the work we do.

Beshear Tries To Unite Democrats

This week in Kentucky politics, Democratic candidate for governor Andy Beshear continued his "unity tour," campaigning with his former primary election rival Adam Edelen. Gov. Matt Bevin's office says a special legislative session on pensions won't take place until later this summer. And nearly 200 new laws went into effect this week. Jean West talked to Ryland Barton for this week's edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled. Kentucky Politics Distilled wouldn't be possible without you. Click here to support the work we do: wfpl.org/supportkpd _

Lt. Gov. Hampton Speaks Out

This week in Kentucky politics, Lieutenant Gov. Jenean Hampton finally spoke out about the feud between her office and Gov. Matt Bevin's administration. Meanwhile, Bevin says he has the votes to call a special legislative session on pensions, but too many lawmakers are on vacation. Jean West from member station WFPL talked to Ryland Barton for this week's edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled. Kentucky Politics Distilled wouldn't be possible without you. Click here to support the work we do: wfpl.org/supportkpd

Marsy's Law Struck Down

This week in Kentucky politics, the state Supreme Court issued two major decisions: one that blocked Marsy's Law, the so-called "victims bill of rights," and a ruling in favor of Gov. Matt Bevin's overhaul of several education boards. Plus, Lieutenant Gov. Jenean Hampton's battle against so-called "dark forces" continued. Jean West from member station WFPL talked to capitol reporter Ryland Barton for this week's edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled. Kentucky Politics Distilled wouldn't be possible without you. Click here to support the work we do: wfpl.org/supportkpd

Bevin Pension Bill Still Lacks Support

This week in Kentucky politics, Gov. Matt Bevin is struggling to cobble together enough votes for his pension bill, and he still promises to call a special legislative session on the issue. And outgoing Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton asked for prayers as she battles "dark forces" following the firing of one of her staffers. Jean West and Ryland Barton talk about it on this week's edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.

Bevin And Beshear Win Primaries

This week in Kentucky politics, a very interesting primary election took place. We learned that Gov. Matt Bevin will be facing off against Attorney General Andy Beshear in this year's race for governor. But the results of the election show that both candidates have some work to do to unite their parties behind them. Jean West talked to Ryland Barton on this week's edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.

Last Push Before the Primary

This week in Kentucky politics, candidates for governor and other statewide offices made their final pitches ahead of the primary election. Democrats running for governor participated in three televised debates, Republicans running for attorney general continued to sling mud at each other, and one of Gov. Matt Bevin's primary challengers still thinks he'll win. Jean West and Ryland Barton talk about it on this week's edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.

Kentucky Politics Distilled: Still No Special Session

This week in Kentucky politics, Gov. Matt Bevin is still trying to drum up support for his new pension bill after he vetoed an earlier version of it. Meanwhile, it's a little over a week away until Kentucky's primary election for governor and other statewide offices.

The Governor's New Pension Bill

This week in Kentucky politics, He also unveiled his first reelection ad, which is scheduled to air during the Kentucky Derby. And Democrats running for governor have officially taken their gloves off in this year's primary battle.

Kentucky Politics Distilled: Bevin Blames Teacher Protests For Shooting

This week in Kentucky politics, Gov. Matt Bevin stepped into controversy again by claiming teacher protests caused a child to be shot in Louisville. And Democratic candidates for governor took part in their first televised debate of the campaign season, differing on the abortion issue.

Kentucky Politics Distilled: Bevin Blames Teacher Protests For Shooting

Back To Top