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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...

LRC’s Capitol Notes: Lawmakers to honor KET’s Press; expungement bill clears House

By Scott Payton Special to KyForward   KET founding director to receive Vic Hellard Jr. Award   O. Leonard Press (Photo from KET) O. Leonard Press, who conceived and struggled for years against long odds to get funding for Kentucky Educational Television and was its founding director, will be in Frankfort Wednesday to formally receive the Legislature’s highest honor. Press had earlier...