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KET productions and programs receive three Emmys

KET programs — including the long-running instructional current events series News Quiz — received three Regional Emmy Awards at the 51st Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Awards ceremony Saturday at Keeneland in Lexington.

The winning News Quiz, episode, which received an Emmy in the informational/instructional program category, featured stories on President Obama’s meetings with China on reducing greenhouse gases, the Rosetta Mission comet landing, and a prototype hoverboard. The series is produced by Brandon Wickey.

KET’s A History of Kentucky in 25 Objects, produced and written by Barry Bernson, received an Emmy in the writer-program category. The film tells more than 1,000 years of history, through Bill Monroe’s mandolin, Col. Harland Sanders’ original pressure cooker, and more.

Amy Hess, host of KET’s Kentucky Collectibles and a contributing producer for Kentucky Life, received a program-hosting Emmy for her hosting roles with KET as well as her Beloved Productions program The Local Traveler, which airs on other Kentucky media outlets.

Longtime broadcaster and former Comment on Kentucky host Ferrell Wellman was inducted into the chapter’s Silver Circle, which recognizes professionals who have made an enduring contribution to the vitality of the television industry and set standards of achievement. Wellman was capital bureau chief for WAVE-TV in Louisville for 18 years and taught broadcasting at Eastern Kentucky University.

“KET’s talented staff allows us to continue our mission of bringing only the highest quality, engaging educational programming into homes, classrooms, and communities throughout Kentucky,” noted KET Executive Director Shae Hopkins.

The Ohio Valley Region includes 13 television markets from a four-state region, including parts of Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana, and Kentucky.

KET receives environmental education award

KET Education Consultant Larry Moore and Billie Hardin, KAEE board president

At a time when when hands-on field experiences for students are dwindling, exciting and engaging KET programs bring important field experiences to the classroom.

The Kentucky Association for Environmental Education (KAEE) recently recognized KET with its Excellence in Environmental Education Award for Community Partner/Government Agency.

The award reflects KET’s long commitment to providing environmental resources for Kentucky teachers and students. These include Kentucky Bio: Natural Diversity in the Commonwealth, an interactive ebook for grades 4-6; Think Garden, short videos for grades 3-5 about the science and art of raising food; and Water Solutions, resources about non-point source water pollution targeted to grades 4-12.

“One of my favorite resources created by this team is Kentucky Bio,” said Ashley Hoffman, KAEE executive director.

“Students are able to explore from the Appalachian Mountains in the east to the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers in the west. They can access Kentucky’s varied and wondrous landscape which is home to some of the most unique organisms in the world.”

She continued: “With financial cut backs and administrative restraints, field studies are becoming limited or non-existent in most schools. KET brings to life everything from following raindrops to rivers, learning about backyard animals and habitats, to exploring diversity and connecting the environment across the curriculum in real life ways.”

KET’s environmental education resources — which are free to teachers, students, and parents — can be accessed at

That’s the ticket for WinterPledge

Watch it at home, see it live when you donate

When you make a donation to KET during WinterPledge, you can choose tickets to area concerts and events as our thank-you gift to you!

Just like on KET, there’s something for everyone: the Wild Kratts for the kids; for the Anglophiles, Celtic Thunder and the Fabby Abbey Ball — and for those about to rock, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

Choose your ticket by clicking the links below, or donate without a thank-you gift at Each donation of at least $50 includes a year’s subscription to Visions, KET’s program guide and member magazine. With a $75 donation, you receive our Member Card, which you can use to take advantage of two-for-one savings at restaurants, hotels, and attractions throughout the state.

And be sure to tune in for all the exciting and enriching programs we’re airing this year Nov. 28-Dec. 7 during WinterPledge 2014.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Dec. 11, Rupp Arena, Lexington

Straight No Chaser

Dec. 17, EKU Center for the Arts, Richmond

Wild Kratts Live
Jan. 25, EKU Center for the Arts, Richmond

Celtic Thunder

March 31, Norton Center for the Arts, Danville

Fabby Abbey Ball
April 25, Spindletop Hall, Lexington

Kentucky Collectibles Appraisal Fair

May 30, the Frazier History Museum, Louisville

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