Local News

by Stephanie Crosby

A new cable news channel debuts later this month in Kentucky. Insight Communications is launching its Commonwealth Network on channel 2 – and calling it CN2.

Spokesperson Jason Keller says the offerings on the channel will grow as the year goes on.

“It’s going to be all weather in this initial phase, we’re going to be adding in news and politics programming,” says Keller. “From there, we’re going to begin layering in sports programming as well, sports talk format.”

Keller says the new project is the result of an Insight customer survey. He says most people indicated they wanted to see more local news.

Insight has hired Ryan Alessi – a former correspondent at the Lexington Herald-Leader – to lead its news project.