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

O. Leonard Press, KET’s 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: “We are so pleased that Len Press is being recognized with this award. Through his vision and hard work, he created and established KET as Kentucky’s only broadcast network and one of the nation’s preeminent public broadcasting services. From KET’s 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.”

For the LRC’s full release on Press’ award, click here.

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