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UPDATED: Kentucky Tonight announces candidate programs for 2020 general election


UPDATED: Kentucky Tonight announces candidate programs for 2020 general election

For Release: 09/30/20 10:00 AM

KET continues its in-depth political coverage with Kentucky Tonight programs featuring candidates in the 2020 general election races.

Hosted by Renee Shaw, Kentucky Tonight programs with candidates will air Mondays, Oct. 5 – 26 at 8/7 pm on KET. The programs also will stream live at and will be archived online.

Invitations to qualifying candidates have been sent, but KET is still awaiting confirmation. The schedule for candidate programs thus far is as follows:

Monday, Oct. 5: 

  • U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth—Democrat, Third Congressional District

Monday, Oct. 12:

  • Alexandra Owensby—Democrat candidate, Fourth Congressional District

Monday, Oct. 19: 

  • UPDATE (Oct. 16): 6th congressional district candidates Republican incumbent Andy Barr and Democratic challenger Josh Hicks met KET’s criteria but ultimately decided not to participate. 

Monday, Oct. 26:

  • Amy McGrath—Democrat candidate
  • Brad Barron—Libertarian candidate
  • UPDATE (Oct. 19): Republican incumbent Sen. Mitch McConnell met KET’s criteria but ultimately decided not to participate.

Viewers with questions and comments may send email to or use the message form at Viewers may also submit questions and comments on Twitter @KyTonightKET.  The phone number for viewer questions during the program is 1-800-494-7605.  All messages should include first and last name and town or county.

Candidates appearing on these programs have demonstrated satisfaction of KET’s candidate invitation criteria, published at The proposed live broadcast schedule is subject to change.

Kentucky Tonight is a weekly KET production.

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Todd Piccirilli
Senior Director, Marketing and Communications