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KET's founder O. Leonard Press receives Vic Hellard Jr. Award from Legislative Research Commission: Statement from KET

For Release: 2012-12-19 16:07:00

O. Leonard Press, KETís founder and pioneer for using the power of television to bring educational resources into Kentucky's classrooms and homes, has received the 2012 Vic Hellard Jr. Award for excellence in public service from the Legislative Research Commission.

Says Shae Hopkins, KET executive director and CEO: ďWe are so pleased that Len Press is being recognized with this award. Through his vision and hard work, he created and established KET as Kentuckyís only broadcast network and one of the nationís preeminent public broadcasting services. From KETís inception, Len Press set forth the educational mission and priorities that still serve the commonwealth and nation today. I can think of no one more deserving of this honor for his selfless lifelong public service.Ē

For the LRCís full release on Pressí award, click here.

More information about KET programming and education services, as well as how to support KET, can be found at ket.org.

Contact: Abby Malik

 

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