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And the winners are …

KET productions win four 2014 Regional Emmy Awards

KET productions detailing the rich fabric of life in the Commonwealth have received four Regional Emmy Awards — the highest awards bestowed in the television industry!

KET Producer Tom Bickel was recognized for a program capturing the work of Kentucky writer and Affrilachian Poets founder Walker as he illuminates the life of 19th century African-American jockey Isaac Murphy with poetry and drama. Kentucky Muse: Frank X Walker: I Dedicate This Ride was honored in the Arts/Entertainment category. Watch it now!

KET’s Kelly Campbell was recognized for his piece on world-renowned horse trainers Dan James and Dan Steers of Nicholasville. They were featured in the Kentucky Life segment Double Dan Horsemanship. The Double Dans specialize in “liberty” acts — guiding the horses through their moves without a bridle or halter. Their performances include Roman riding, where the rider stands astride a pair of galloping horses, with one foot on each horse’s back. They also include fire routines and comedy shows. Watch it now!

Louisville Life producers Jayne McClew, Gary Pahler, and Angelic Phelps received Emmys for KET’s weekly series bringing to life the cultural scene of the state’s largest city. It won in the Nostalgia Program category and you can watch it here.

Tim Farmer received an Emmy in the Program Host/Moderator/Narrator category for his work as host of Kentucky Afield, the longest continuously running outdoor show in the nation. The program is produced by the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources and airs on KET and KET2. Watch now!

The Regional Emmys were given by the The Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and includes 13 television markets from a four-state region, including parts of Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana, and Kentucky.

Summertime is creative time for teachers

KET makes a difference with annual Multimedia Day

Every day, KET’s resources, expertise, and materials enrich learning for students in Kentucky. One of the ways we do that is to provide training opportunities for teachers.

Our education consultants go into schools regularly, presenting educators with new ideas and digital learning materials they can use right away, like KET EncycloMedia, where teachers can easily access the digital resources of PBS LearningMedia, Discovery Education, and KET ED On Demand.

Plus, once a year, KET throws open its doors to provide teachers hands-on professional development with our Multimedia Day.

One of those teachers who have benefited from Multimedia Day is Kim Joiner-Johnson, a drama teacher at Louisville’s Noe Middle School.

“When I hear about new resources I think, ‘How can I use it?’” said Joiner-Johnson, who first became an English literature teacher before going back to school to teach drama.

“My goal is to add resources that integrate flawlessly so they’re not another chore to do but it enhances some programs that you already have.”

Listen as Kim talks about how KET helps her stay on the cutting edge. You can also read more stories of how KET makes a difference in the lives of not only teachers but Kentuckians from every corner of the state at MyStory.


Come to our Appraisal Fair July 26!

What’s it worth?

If you’re an Antiques Roadshow addict or Kentucky Collectibles junkie, you know that moment of the big reveal, the price tag, can be a thrilling moment in television history — or a dose of reality when a treasure turns out to be better suited to Elvis’s basement rumpus room.

You can see which way the wind blows on your cherished item by bringing it to KET’s appraisal fair for Kentucky Collectibles this Saturday, July 26 at Louisville’s Frazier History Museum, located at 829 West Main St.

When you donate $100 to KET, you are guaranteed one ticket to the fair, which allows one person to bring in up to two items to be appraised by our experts.

This year the appraisers are Clark Art and Antiques, Cowan’s Auctions, Cross Gate Gallery, Farmer’s Jewelry, Garth’s Auctions, J. Sampson Antiques and Books, Mike’s Music, Nussbaum Antiques, Richard Mook, and St. John and Myers.

Donate now and reserve your tickets today! You can also donate by phone at (800) 866-0366.

A silver racing trophy was one of the items appraised at last year’s event

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