KET announces Kentucky Tonight candidate programs for 2019 primary election

Published 7:45 pm Wednesday, March 27, 2019


News release

KET continues its in-depth political coverage with Kentucky Tonight programs featuring candidates in contested 2019 primary races for Commissioner of Agriculture, State Auditor, State Treasurer, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Lieutenant Governor and Governor.

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Hosted by Renee Shaw, Kentucky Tonight programs with candidates begin Monday, March 25 at 8/7 pm on KET. The programs will also stream live at and will be archived online.

Candidates who demonstrate satisfaction of KET’s candidate invitation criteria before the deadline are invited to appear on a Kentucky Tonight program scheduled for their race. KET’s candidate invitation criteria and deadlines are available at The proposed broadcast schedule is dependent on candidate participation and demonstration of the compliance with candidate criteria.

The schedule for Kentucky Tonight’s primary election programs is as follows:

  • March 25: Commissioner of Agriculture (video:
  • April 1 (two-part program): State Auditor; State Treasurer
  • April 8: Secretary of State
  • April 15: Attorney General
  • April 22: Republican Candidates for Lieutenant Governor
  • April 29: Democratic Candidates for Lieutenant Governor
  • May 6: Republican Candidates for Governor
  • May 13: Democratic Candidates for Governor

Viewers may also send questions for the candidates via an email to or use the message form at Questions can also be submitted via Twitter at @KyTonightKET. The phone number for viewer questions during the programs is 1-800-494-7605.

KET will offer live primary election night coverage on Tuesday, May 21. Prior to that, additional election coverage and analysis continues each Friday evening at 8 p.m. on KET’s Comment on Kentucky, hosted by Bill Bryant.