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Documentary Take the River explores Ohio River heritage

With beautiful river scenery, compelling river stories and a rich historic narrative, a new documentary, Take the River, offers a nostalgic, historically accurate look at events and people that have shaped the Ohio River Valley.

Education

KET announces John R. Hall Endowment for Education

KET recently announced the creation of the John R. Hall Endowment for Education, which will raise $2 million to support education in Kentucky. Named in honor of John R. Hall, former CEO of Ashland Oil (now Ashland Inc.) and a longtime supporter of KET, the endowment has raised $1.3 million. In future years, annual proceeds from the endowment will be used to help support educational and instructional services

Kentucky Life features Paducah Distilled Spirits, Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Wald Cycle Company

The next Kentucky Life travels to Paducah, where Paducah Distilled Spirits – also known as the Moonshine Company – is producing the legendary clear white whiskey in the heart of the city’s downtown. Plus, the program showcases the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial in Frankfort and visits the Wald Cycle Company in Maysville, makers of bicycle and automotive parts and accessories.

Authors Joe Nocera and Buzz Bissinger discuss NCAA fairness on KET’s Great Conversations

Joe Nocera, a longtime business and opinion writer for the New York Times, shares his views about the unfairness of the current NCAA system with interviewer Buzz Bissinger, author of Friday Night Lights .

Education

Independent research declares 90 percent pass rate for KET’s GED® test prep

A recent evaluation report conducted by Arroyo Research Services confirms that 9 out of 10 students who used KET’s Fast Forward GED® test-preparation system to study for and take all four sections of the GED® exam earned a credential. The 90 percent pass rate for Fast Forward users is 11 percentage points higher than the national average for 2015, according to GED Testing Service®.