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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.

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, […]


Spotlighting the Arts

In 1993, Everett McCorvey, at the time an assistant professor of voice at the University of Kentucky, and a colleague seized on an idea to create a new musical revue […]


Investing in Education

As a young high school math teacher in Owensboro, Martha Clark witnessed how a few students struggled with their classwork and how a little extra attention often went a long […]