Archive for February, 2013

TeleFund: Support KET

Doc Martin: The Movie, first-ever Hullabaloo retrospective, Blenko: Behind the Scenes, more

Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013

TeleFund 2013 | KET image

Doc Martin: The Movie60s Pop Flashback: HullabalooBlenko: Behind The Scenes and more highlight KET’s TeleFund 2013, taking place March 2-17. You can expect an exciting blend of programs celebrating legends of music, performing arts and so much more. TeleFund is an opportunity for viewers to support KET’s mission to provide quality, trusted programs that educate, inspire and entertain.

During TeleFund, you may donate by calling 1-800-866-0366 or visiting to give securely online.

Seize the opportunity to pledge for a ticket to KET’s Fabby Abbey Ball, an event celebrating Downton Abbey and its fans, complete with period-style costumes and food, dancing and more, or find out what your treasures are worth at the second annual Kentucky Collectibles appraisal fair. You can also donate to receive tickets to Celtic Woman performances in Richmond and Louisville, Sesame Street Live, Day with Dave Shuffett, and more.

For a schedule of special programs and list of thank-you gifts, click here.

ADDY Awards

KET creative minds win record number of awards

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013

Congratulations to the KET team for earning a record-breaking 16 ADDY Awards recently from the Lexington Advertising Federation!

You’ve probably seen a lot of the award-winning work online, on air and in print: here are a few highlights!

Kentucky Life host Dave Shuffett shows you how he approaches his job:


Take charge of your future with KET’s GED Connection, a proven test-prep system that allows you to study for the GED Tests whenever and wherever it’s convenient for you:


Craig Cornwell, KET’s director of programming, talks Downton Abbey:


Maria Bush, a former crusader in the Civil Rights Movement and the Women’s Movement during the ’60s and ’70s, turns to KET for relevant programming and news:

Student-Directed Learning

Next Education Matters features innovative classroom technology strategies

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013

Education Matters | KET imageThe next Education Matters, “Innovations In Student-Directed Learning,” explores how Kentucky schools are using innovative strategies to put technology into the hands of students, give students more control over their education, and encourage teachers to become learners themselves.

The program, hosted by Bill Goodman, airs Monday, Feb. 25 at 9/8 pm on KET.

The program visits Eminence Independent Schools in Henry County, where an ambitious district-wide program is underway to “reinvent” education and empower students to take charge. Also featured are Danville High School and Bate Middle School in Boyle County, where students are engaged in project-based learning with real-world applications and choices.

Scheduled panelists for the program include:

–David Cook, director, Innovation and Partner Engagement, Kentucky Department of Education
–Buddy Berry, superintendent, Eminence Independent Schools
–Thom Coffee, instructional supervisor, Eminence Independent Schools
–Carmen Coleman, superintendent, Danville Independent Schools
–Amy Galloway, principal, Bate Middle School, Danville Independent Schools
–Danny Goodwin, science teacher, Danville High School
–John Nash, associate professor, College of Education, University of Kentucky

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