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Butler named to KET board

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Mary Butler of Dry Ridge has been named president of the KET Friends Board, a statewide network of volunteers who work to advance KET’s mission in their communities.

Butler has been a KET Friends Board member since 2009 and served as secretary/treasurer in 2011-12.

A native of Owingsville, Butler obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and her master’s degree in elementary education from Morehead State University. 

She taught at Fallsburg Elementary School in Lawrence County for 19 years and at Kenton Elementary School in Kenton County for six years.

Members of the KET Friends Board promote programs and services in their own communities, plan and host special events, and meet several times a year to share ideas for new initiatives. 

The board includes representatives from each of 35 districts that together cover all 120 Kentucky counties.

Those interested in learning more about the Friends of KET can contact Julie Schmidt at jschmidt@ket.org or 800-255-0657.

KET is Kentucky’s largest classroom, serving more than one million people each week via television, online and mobile. 

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