Telling Kentucky's Story

Democracy and the Informed Citizen

We are taking a road trip!

Join us in September and October as our Democracy & the Informed Citizen program travels to five Kentucky cities:

• September 13 — Otto Budig Theater at Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights
• September 18 — Market House Theatre, Paducah
• October 15 — Actors Theatre of Louisville
• October 16 — Carrick Theater at Transylvania University, Lexington
• October 23 — Jody Richards Hall at Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green



The last stop on our Democracy & the Informed Citizen Tour is Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green on Tuesday, October 23rd!

The evening will begin with an address from Dr. Conor Picken on All the King's Men. Following this address, a panel including Representative Jody Richards, journalist Ronnie Ellis, and scholar Jonathan Jeffrey will lead a community discussion about journalism and politics. The conversation will be moderated by WKU-PBS and WKU-NPR's Barbara Deeb.


This program is brought to you by Kentucky Humanities, the Center for Robert Penn Warren Studies at WKU, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.



What a fantastic time at Northern Kentucky University! Our evening began with a keynote address from NKU's Dr. Jonathan Cullick, author of Robert Penn Warren's All the King's Men: A Reader's Companion. Following the keynote, a panel featuring public figure Trey Grayson, journalist Judith Clabes, and scholar Dr. Cullick led a community discussion about journalism, politics, and an informed citizenry. The conversation was moderated by Jay Stowe, former editor-in-chief of Cincinnati Magazine.

We appreciate everyone for coming out to the Otto Budig Theater to join us on Thursday evening and thanks to Northern Kentucky University for sharing your beautiful campus with us.

This program was brought to you by Kentucky Humanities, the Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement at Northern Kentucky University, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.







On Tuesday, September 18th we traveled to Paducah's Market House Theatre for Democracy & the Informed Citizen.

The evening began with a "cuttings" read of the play All the King's Men. The cast included Jacob Waid as Jack Burden, Tony Kitchen as Willie Stark, Josh Morehead as the Professor, Victoria Kitchen as Sadie Burke & Mother Burden, Ashlee Soldo as Lucy Stark & Anne Stanton, Andrew Castleman as Adam Stanton, Tom Stark & Mr. Larsen, and Tom Dolan as Judge Irwin, Tiny Duffy & Mr. Frey.

Following the play reading, a panel including public figure Judge Thomas B. Russell, journalist Steve Wilson, and scholar Dr. Duane Bolin led a community discussion about journalism and politics. The conversation was moderated by newspaper columnist Constance Alexander.





This program was brought to you by Kentucky Humanities, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Democracy & the Informed Citizen will be in the Pamela Brown Auditorium of Actors Theatre of Louisville on Monday, October 15th!

We will start the evening with a "cuttings" read of the play All the King's Men featuring regional actors. Following the play reading, a panel including former Governor Steve Beshear, journalist Al Cross, and scholar Conor Picken will lead a community discussion about journalism and politics. The conversation will be moderated by the president of Louisville Public Media Stephen George.



This program is brought to you by Kentucky Humanities, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.



On Tuesday, October 16th we will bring our Democracy & the Informed Citizen community conversation to Transylvania University's Carrick Theater in Lexington!

We will start the evening with a "cuttings" read of the play All the King's Men featuring regional actors. Following the play reading, a panel including Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, journalist Linda Blackford, and scholar Maurice Manning will lead a community discussion about journalism and politics. The conversation will be moderated by Transylvania University's Dr. Michael Cairo.



This program is brought to you by Kentucky Humanities, the Transylvania University, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.