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‘Inside Louisville,’ a new KET production, features conversations with the River City’s most interesting personalities and newsmakers

KET is unveiling a new program that’s all about Louisville! Inside Louisville, hosted by Kelsey Starks, features conversations with Louisville’s biggest newsmakers and personalities, celebrating the people, places and traditions that make the River City such a vibrant and diverse community. The half-hour weekly program also features stories that explore Kentucky’s largest city, spotlighting its neighborhoods, nightlife and noteworthy attractions.

KET announces winners of 2023 Young Writers Contest

KET is pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 Young Writers Contest. The annual contest encourages creative expression and literacy development by inviting students in grades Pre-K through high school to submit original graphic novels, illustrated stories, poetry and short stories. For this year’s contest, KET received 2,457 submissions from students across Kentucky—more than double the number of entries from a year before!

‘Kentucky Life’ explores the life of Kentucky author bell hooks, the Lexington Writer’s Room, WKDZ’s efforts in the wake of 2021 tornadoes in Western Kentucky, and the Butterfly Greenhouse in Frankfort

On this episode of Kentucky Life, host Chip Polston explores the life and works of renowned Kentucky author and activist bell hooks, who championed the experiences of Black and working-class women that she argued were ignored by mainstream feminism; visits the Lexington Writer’s Room, which offers local, active writers (and visitors) affordable and collaborative workspaces; learns the story of WKDZ and its sister radio station in Princeton that went to great efforts to stay on the air and provide vital communication to the community after tornados went through Western Kentucky in 2021; and enjoys the camaraderie at the Butterfly Greenhouse at Wilson Nurseries & Plant Co. in Frankfort.

KET presents live Primary Election coverage on ‘Primary 2023’ with Renee Shaw

KET will feature live, comprehensive coverage of primary election returns in Kentucky with Primary 2023, hosted by Renee Shaw. Joining Shaw in the studio for guest analysis and commentary are seasoned KET political observers Al Cross, director of the University of Kentucky Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues; Bob Babbage, a Democrat and former State Auditor and Secretary of State; Trey Grayson, a Republican and former Kentucky Secretary of State; Scott Jennings, a conservative political commentator and founding partner of Run Switch PR, a public relations firm; and Morgan Eaves, a Democratic strategist and education consultant.

‘Kentucky Tonight’ announces candidate programs for Kentucky primary races

KET continues its in-depth political coverage with Kentucky Tonight programs featuring candidates in Kentucky’s statewide primary races. The Kentucky Tonight programs with primary candidates, hosted by Renee Shaw, will air Mondays, April 24 – May 8, on KET beginning at 8/7 pm. The programs also will stream live at and will be archived online at