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New independent film spotlights Kentucky inmates’ use of poetry, plays to tell their stories

The new documentary I Come From showcases the poetry and creative writing of six inmates in Kentucky’s correctional system. In telling their stories and sharing glimpses of their works, the film spotlights how, for many inmates, crafting poetry and plays becomes a tool for navigating their current situation – and an expression of hope for a brighter future.

Education

Tyner Elementary teacher named 2017 PBS Digital Innovator

Ashley Judd, a first grade teacher at Tyner Elementary in Jackson County, has been selected as the 2017 PBS Digital Innovator for the state of Kentucky. Judd is one of 51 educators from across the country – representing each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia – selected in the fifth annual PBS Digital Innovators Program.

Education

KET receives Robinson Award from Kentucky Board of Education

The Kentucky Board of Education recently honored KET with the Dr. Samuel Robinson Award. The annual award is presented to an individual or a group in Kentucky in recognition of “outstanding leadership, commitment and service in promoting equity and opportunity to learn at high levels for all Kentucky students.”

KET’s Kentucky Life spotlights downtown Taylorsville, Audubon wetlands, Bowling Green’s Downing Museum and Danville history

KET’s next Kentucky Life travels to downtown Taylorsville, explores a new addition to John James Audubon State Park, visits Bowling Green’s Downing Museum at Baker Arboretum and examines Danville’s role in Kentucky’s early statehood.

KET’s Kentucky Collectibles to host appraisal fair in Paducah

The 2017 Kentucky Collectibles Appraisal Fair will be held Saturday, June 24 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Paducah McCracken County Convention and Expo Center. Tickets are $25 and include the opportunity to have up to two items appraised by a regional expert. KET’s production crews will be on hand to record appraisals from the fair, which will be broadcast during the series’ sixth season.