Historical marker unveiled for KET's 50th anniversary

Published: Sep. 18, 2018 at 11:26 PM EDT
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Kentucky Educational Television (KET) is celebrating half a century of service to the Commonwealth.

A new historical marker celebrating the station’s 50-year legacy was unveiled Tuesday. It stands at the O. Leonard Press Telecommunications Center on Cooper Drive.

“KET was founded on Len Press' vision that every Kentuckian, no matter their circumstance, would have access to educational programs, services and opportunities,” said Shae Hopkins, KET’s executive director and CEO.

There are more than 2,400 other markers across the state, each one telling the story of Kentucky’s history.

KET will broadcast The KET Story, a retrospective look at its history and legacy, on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 3/2 p.m. It will be the precise 50th anniversary of the station’s initial broadcast in 1968. The documentary will encore Monday, Sept. 24 at 9/8 p.m.

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