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USDA Rural Development Grant

In March 2004, the U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded KET a $619,000 grant for additional broadcast equipment that will help deliver educational programming to Eastern Kentucky schools and homes. Hilda Gay Legg, administrator of the USDA’s Rural Utility Service, visited KET’s Network Center in Lexington to make the award. Western Kentucky University was awarded a $760,000 grant at the same presentation.
Video clip about the grant [requires RealPlayer®]

[KET’s Check Presentation]

Kentucky Secretary of Education Virginia G. Fox (second from left) and KET Authority Chairman John Domaschko (center, holding check) accept the $619,000 grant from USDA Rural Utilities Service Administrator Hilda Legg and Kentucky USDA represenative Kenneth Slone (second from right). Representing Kentucky’s congressional delegation are Kevin Atkins, field representative for Sen. Mitch McConnell (far right), and Bill Lambdin, field representative for Sen. Jim Bunning (back). Terry Ammerman (far left), Bluegrass regional representative for Gov. Ernie Fletcher’s office, was also on hand.


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