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Making a Difference

KET programs and services help people improve their lives every day. But you don’t have to take our word for it. On these pages, Kentuckians tell their own compelling and inspiring stories of how KET has helped them achieve goals, become more effective in their own work, or simply get more out of life.

Montana Leigers

Growing up on Sesame Street

Montana Leigers loved watching Sesame Street on KET as a child. But it wasn’t until last year, when she took part in a national research contest, that she fully appreciated what a groundbreaking force the program was for children’s television.

Dr. Brent Wright

A Healthy Commonwealth

"We're all in this together, Kentucky" That's been one of the central messages throughout the COVID-19 epidemic. And it's a vital one, says Dr. Brent Wright, president of the Kentucky Medical Association, because it asks that people look beyond themselves to gain perspective on what their fellow Kentuckians are facing.

Teacher Alexandra Farhadian with her students via video conference

A Wellspring of Resources

While much, including our educational system, has changed dramatically in recent months, fourth graders at Lexington's Meadowthorpe Elementary are keeping to their weekly tradition of watching KET's News Quiz program, which familiarizes them with current events.

Boy on a computer looking at the learn at home website

Navigating Extraordinary Times Together

Never before has KET’s mission to inform, connect and educate been more essential. As Kentuckians cope with the COVID-19 public health crisis, KET stands alongside our viewers and communities to provide informational and educational resources to help us all navigate these uncharted waters.

Photo of Lora Suttles

Worthwhile Causes

"I've seen how KET opens doors for people, particularly here in the mountains. That's what KET did for me as a child -- it opened my mind and allowed me to go places and experience things I never otherwise would have had a chance to do or see." - Lora Suttles