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O. Leonard Press, who left lasting legacy across Kentucky through the founding of KET, has died

O. Leonard Press, a visionary who embraced the medium of television to deliver greater access to education to Kentuckians throughout the Commonwealth with the founding of KET, died Wednesday, at the age of 97. “While it is with a heavy heart that we share news of Len’s passing, it is also with tremendous pride and admiration that we can look back on a life well-lived, one that has made such a positive...

Bevin names three to KET panel; KHEAA board, postsecondary education council get new members

Gov. Matt Bevin has made the following appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions: Gary Dan Griffith, Mary Bartlett Broecker, and Dr. Melissa Chastain have been appointed to the Kentucky Authority for Educational Television. Griffith, of Owensboro, is chief executive officer for the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra. He will serve for a term expiring June 30, 2021. Broecker, of LaGrange, is an active...

Bevin names three to Gifted and Talented Education Council; Rowland to veterinary examiners

Gov. Matt Bevin has made the following appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions: Carol Christian, Brandy Carol Daniels and Dianne Burns Mackey have been appointed to the Kentucky Advisory Council for Gifted and Talented Education. Carol Christian, of Lexington, is the director of Morehead State University’s Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Math. Dr. Christian will represent...