Ryland Barton

Ryland Barton

Capitol Bureau Chief

Ryland Barton is the Capitol bureau chief for Kentucky Public Radio. He's covered politics and state government for NPR member stations KWBU in Waco and KUT in Austin. He has a bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago and a master's degree in journalism from the University of Texas. He grew up in Lexington.

Why Kentuckians Earned 85 Percent Fewer GED Diplomas This Year Than Two Years Ago
Kentucky House Speaker Stumbo: Name Mountain Parkway After McConnell If He Can Secure Funding
Kentucky Legislative Research Commission to Hire New Director
Kentucky Highways Would Have Lost $291 Million Without the Gas Tax Freeze
Kentucky’s Pension System Can’t ‘Invest Its Way Out’ Of Crisis, Analysts Say
Matt Bevin Was the Only Republican Candidate For Governor at the ‘Unity Rally’
Matt Bevin Starts Trying to Bring the Kentucky Republican Party Together
Kentucky Republicans’ ‘Unity Rally’ Packed With Intrigue
Looming Trade Deficit May Cloud Kentucky’s Sunny Economy
Lower Kentucky Unemployment Rates Should Lead to Wage Increases, Economist Says
Comer Requests A Recanvass in Republican Kentucky Gubernatorial Primary. What’s Next?
Kentucky Republican Gubernatorial Candidates Trade Lead In Indecisive Primary Night
A Kentucky Governor From Jefferson County? It Could Happen For the First Time Since 1955.
Kentucky GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Lob Attacks In Final Days Before Primary
Will T. Scott Embraces Longshot Role in Kentucky Governor’s Race