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KET’s Connections honors Veterans Day with spotlight on veterans services


KET’s Connections honors Veterans Day with spotlight on veterans services

For Release: 11/08/17 3:45 PM

In honor of Veterans Day, KET’s Connections with Renee Shaw presents a salute to the men and women of the armed services in the episode airing Friday, Nov. 10 at 5/4 pm  on KET2 and Sunday, Nov. 12 at 1:30/12:30 pm on KET. The episode highlights two Kentucky agencies that are working to help veterans in their transition to civilian life, by addressing their physical, emotional and occupational needs.

First, the program spotlights the Kentucky Wounded Heroes Program, which assists wounded soldiers and first-responders injured in the line of duty. The program talks with Master Sergeant Brett Hightower, a retired member of the Kentucky National Guard, who received both the Purple Heart and Bronze Star, about his 2008 injury during combat duty in Afghanistan and his subsequent work to connect with and aid other injured soldiers though the Kentucky Wounded Heroes Program.

Then, Connections showcases the work of the West Kentucky Workforce Board in Hopkinsville, which assists Fort Campbell veterans during their transition into the civilian workforce.

Connections with Renee Shaw is a KET production, produced by Renee Shaw.

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Todd Piccirilli
Senior Director, Marketing and Communications