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The joy of Giving Back

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.

A photo portrait of Tim Tassie seated in a striped shirt.

The joy of Giving Back

Tim Tassie said he first discovered the value of KET in the early 1970s when he was working as a middle school science teacher in Louisville. KET had begun transmitting […]

Filmmakers Elaine and Dorian Walker standing smiling in front of an old bi-plane.

A Gateway to Great Storytelling

When filmmakers Dorian and Elaine Walker of Bowling Green began researching America’s first war aircraft, known as the “Liberty Plane,” it became apparent they had stumbled onto a surprisingly moving […]

A split image of Colmon Elridge smiling in a gray jacket and J. McCauley “Mac” Brown smiling in a blue jacket

Keeping Kentucky Informed

Being an informed voter – and citizen – might seem easier today than ever before given the number of news and political sources available. But there’s also a risk of […]

A photo portrait of Nick Nicholson wearing a blue shirt and slacks along with blue KET logo socks and smiling sitting in a chair outdoors.

Meeting the Commonwealth’s Needs

As the longtime chair of the Commonwealth Fund for KET, the network’s fundraising body for private and corporate support, Nick Nicholson enjoys an expansive view of the many things KET […]

A photo portrait of Holly Heintz seated wearing a blue-and-white floral jacket over a white blouse.

Building a Foundation for Success

For viewers, KET may be best known for its quality programs including Masterpiece dramas, Kentucky Life, Finding Your Roots and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. Among those who work with adult learners, […]