KY Political News, notes and random thoughts from Tres Watson, the former Spokesman of the Republican Party of Kentucky, and Tom Stephens, former KY Personnel Cabinet Secretary along with a rotating cast of Democratic political operatives, former elected officials and and reporters.
Requiem for the Sizzler
Tres and Tom discuss three major items of politics news: the decision of the Breonna Taylor grand jury, the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and the overturning of historical gaming machines in Kentucky. Also: Why is Amy McGrath going from Paducah to Pikeville?
Are there Apprentice Podcasters?
Former Secretary of Labor and Education and Workforce (and UK and NFL great) Derrick Ramsey joined the podcast to talk about vocational training and the need to a more skilled workforce in the Commonwealth. Sorry in advance for the occasionally choppy audio but that's podcasting in the COVID era sometimes.
Apparently, Papa John's is Catholic....
Sean Southard joins the pod for a busy news day. The State Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the Gov's emergency powers, the Louisville Metro Council put Greg Fischer on warning, and a gentleman in Frankfort goes full possum. You never go full possum. Also, Tres and Sean geek out with hot takes on grammar and Star Wars.
Enjoy our longest podcast ever for our 50th episode anniversary!
Who keeps letting Woodward in?!?
Time to preview Kentucky's federal elections! Does Josh Hicks have a chance? How much per vote will McGrath spend? Who's even running in these other Congressional districts? Adam Edelen joins the show as we answer some of these questions and more!
Time to Get Wonky: UI Edition
Former Chief of Staff for the KY Education and Workforce Cabinet Andy Hightower joins the pod for a deep dive on the Unemployment Insurance system, how it got to where it is today and what can be done to fix it and help those still waiting for help. Also, a derby weekend recap and well wishes for COVID infected legislators.