Nov 16, 2009

Kentucky pubTV at top of list of agencies immune to state budget cuts

Kentucky's budget director warned several state last agencies Friday to plan for a possible 6 percent spending cut, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. But topping a list of those exempt from the reductions is Kentucky Educational Television. Others are public universities, K-12 schools, prosecutors, public defenders, Medicaid and mental health services. KET Executive Director Mac Wall told Current that its position on the list makes the point that if a station invests in local services such as education, its value to the community "goes up dramatically." Its EncycloMedia site for teachers and students just surpassed five million hits since 2005, Wall noted.

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