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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.

Ben Chandler in a blue and white gingham shirt sitting on a wooden desk next to a lamp and framed photos. In the background are a window and bookshelves lined with books.

Striving for a Healthy Kentucky

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended much of the way of life in Kentucky, but it’s also served to underscore the essential role that “good health” plays in so many Kentuckians’ […]

Laura Douglas in a blue blouse and scarf with a black jacket.

The Power of a Great Story

The purpose of the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville is about more than exhibiting artifacts and photographs from the former heavyweight champion’s legendary career, says Laura Douglas, the center’s interim […]

A Footprint for Learning

As president of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, Aaron Thompson devotes much of his time looking for ways to ensure all Kentuckians have opportunities to improve their lives through higher education.

Ed Nardie White

Drumming Up Life Skills

For 27 years, Edward “Nardie” White ran the River City Drum Corps, a West Louisville organization he founded with his late wife, Zambi Nkrumah, that teaches children how to play […]

Making a Difference Nancy Thames

Informed and Entertained

For 30 years, Nancy Thames ran the AmeriCorps program at Eastern Kentucky University, helping Kentucky communities with local public service projects. She worked with dozens of school districts each year, […]