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KET creates new resource to aid those interested in a career in Kentucky’s thoroughbred industry

To help address Kentucky’s ever-changing workforce demands, KET has created a new video and accompanying resources that showcase Kentucky’s thoroughbred industry and provide information for those who might wish to pursue a career in the field. Developed with the help of the Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP), the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Workforce Center, and The Race for Education, the video and supplementary resources—part of KET’s In Demand series—offer a roadmap of potential career pathways in the horse industry and include helpful tips on getting started, whether through internships, apprenticeships, or a state university or college program.

‘Kentucky Health’ discusses surgical solutions for carotid artery disease

Carotid artery disease can cut off the flow of blood to the brain, potentially causing a stroke. In this episode of Kentucky Health, host Wayne Tuckson, M.D., discusses life-saving surgical solutions for carotid artery disease with Nick Abedi, M.D., a vascular surgeon with Fayette Surgical Associates.

Experts offer advice on applying for college financial aid

In this program, hosted by KET’s Kelsey Starks, financial experts from Kentucky colleges and universities provide practical information about applying for financial aid and field questions from viewers on topics such as when to fill out the FAFSA form and how long before universities reply to prospective students.

KET creates educational materials to complement new film about the history of Frontier Nursing Service

KET’s new documentary, Angels on Horseback: Midwives in the Mountains, recounts the remarkable story of the women of the Frontier Nursing Service who established professional midwifery in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky in the 1920s.
To accompany the documentary, KET has created supplementary videos and educational classroom materials for grades 6-12 that explore some of the historical topics—such as maternity care, the Great Depression in Eastern Kentucky, and the role of horses as a means of transportation in the early 20th century—mentioned in the film.

‘Kentucky Health’ discusses new developments in treatment of lung cancer

Though lung cancer remains the leading cause of death from cancer in the United States, there is cause for optimism. On this episode of Kentucky Health, Dr. Wayne Tuckson welcomes Jason Chesney, M.D., director of the UofL Health-Brown Cancer Center in Louisville, to discuss new developments in the treatment of lung cancer.

New season of ‘Kentucky Health’ discusses latest advancements in medical care

Kentucky Health, KET’s weekly discussion of health and medicine in the Commonwealth, kicks off a new season in October. The program, hosted by Dr. Wayne Tuckson, M.D., opens the new season with guest Angela Sandlin, PharmD, Pharmacy Director at Baptist Health LaGrange, who talks about medications and their safety, availability and effectiveness.