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Kentucky Tonight hosts discussion about reopening Kentucky’s economy


Kentucky Tonight hosts discussion about reopening Kentucky’s economy

For Release: 04/24/20 4:15 PM

On Kentucky Tonight, airing Monday, April 27, at 8/7 p.m. on KET, host Renee Shaw discusses the topic of reopening Kentucky’s economy with the following guests:

  • Jon Klein, MD, vice dean for research at the University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • Ashli Watts, president and CEO of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce 
  • Ben Chandler, president and CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky 
  • Tod Griffin, president of the Kentucky Retail Federation
  • Allison Adams, president of the Kentucky Health Departments Association and public health director for the Buffalo Trace District Health Department
  • Stacy Roof, president and CEO of the Kentucky Restaurant Association 
  • Steven Stack, MD, commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health
  • Mae Suramek, owner of Noodle Nirvana, a Berea restaurant 

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Todd Piccirilli
Senior Director, Marketing and Communications