Skip to Main Content

Title treatment for Supporting Kentucky Veterans - A KET Forum

New KET Forum discusses veterans’ issues

Join host Chip Polston for Supporting Kentucky Veterans: A KET Forum, a special program honoring Kentucky’s military families. Recorded before a studio audience, this townhall-style conversation features a panel of military and state officials, as well as service providers, discussing issues related to today’s veterans. Topics include veterans’ mental health, the status of a new VA hospital under construction in Louisville, reintegration into the civilian workforce, housing challenges, accessing veterans’ benefits and more.

Supporting Kentucky Veterans: A KET Forum
KET Monday, Nov. 13, 8/7 pm
KET2 Thursday, Nov. 16, 9/8 pm

Resources from Supporting Kentucky Veterans: A KET Forum

These resources are mentioned in the program:

Help Desks

  • GI Bill Hotline
    Hours: Mon-Fri, 8 am to 7 pm ET | ph. 888-442-4551
  • My HealthVet Help Desk
    Hours: Mon-Fri, 8 am to 8 pm ET | ph. 877-327-0022
  • National Call Center for Homeless Veterans
    Hours: 24/7 | ph. 877-424-3838
  • VA Benefits Hotline
    Hours: Mon-Fri, 8 am to 9 pm ET | ph. 800-827-1000
  • VA Health Benefits Hotline
    Hours: Mon-Fri, 8 am to 8 pm ET | ph. 877-222-8387

Tune in

A close up of a person wearing sunglasses with stars and stripes superimposed over the lenses

Breath of Freedom
World War II and its aftermath played a significant role in the civil rights movement in the U.S.

A portrait of photographer Charlotte Mansfield with text overlay "Charlotte Mansfield: A Woman Photographer Goes to War"

Charlotte Mansfield: A Woman Photographer Goes to War
Charlotte Dee Mansfield, a photographer and photo analyst in the Women’s Army Corps during WWII, is profiled.

Connections: Lady Veterans Connect
We pay tribute to our nation’s heroes, particularly the women veterans in Kentucky of which there are more than 24,000. And we talk with a service organization in central Kentucky that assists female veterans in transitional support to prevent homelessness. Renee speaks with LVC founder Phyllis Abbott and board member Addie Mattox.

Kentucky Life: Celebrating Veterans Day – Dancing Well; Camp Nelson History; Honor Flight
Dancing Well: The Soldier Project helps vets with PTSD, and their families, through music and dance; archeologists uncover the past at Camp Nelson; in 2022, Honor Flight of Kentucky organized its first all-female flight to D.C.

Movie Classics: The Great Escape
Imprisoned during WW II in a German POW camp, a group of Allied soldiers are intent on breaking out, not only to escape but also to draw Nazi forces away from battle. Starring Steve McQueen and Richard Attenborough (1963).

Salute to Service: A Veterans Day Celebration
Hosted by Jon Stewart and featuring the United States Army Field Band, this heartfelt Veterans Day celebration honors heroes past and present, uniting us in gratitude as we reflect on their service and sacrifice.

Title treatment for To Be of Service showing the title over a collage of images including stars from the US flag, dog tags, a hand holding the paw of a dog

To Be of Service
Service dogs bring happiness and a feeling of safety to veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Watch Now

A black and white photo of Garlin Conner with a map and medal superimposed in the background.

From Honor to Medal: The Story of Garlin M. Conner
Learn about Lt. Garlin Conner, whose exploits in WWII made him among the most decorated soldiers in American history, and the Kentucky community that refused to let him be forgotten.

A dozen or so men in ballcaps and blue t-shirts seated and saluting.

“Honor Flight” – Kentucky Life
World War II veterans board a flight honoring their service to our nation; and more.

A man in uniform shaking hands with a man in a line of about seven men.

In Their Own Words: Kentucky Veterans of the Korean War
The tragedies and triumphs of the Korean War are revealed through the stories of local veterans.

Several Desert War soldiers in camouflage.

Kentucky at War: Desert Storm
Kentucky veterans recount their experiences in the Gulf War conflict in this 2015 KET production.

A man in a black ball cap and glasses in front of a Cincinnati newspaper with the headline: INVASION: ALLIES LAND IN FRANCE.

Kentucky WWII Veterans: In Their Own Words
In this KET production from 2007, Kentucky veterans recount their combat experiences.

Eleven men and two children in a jungle.

Kentucky Veterans of The Vietnam War: In Their Own Words
In this KET production, Kentucky veterans tell their personal stories of their time in Vietnam. Narrated by Nick Clooney.

Doug Flynn talking with a man in a while ball cap.

Serving Veterans” – Kentucky Life
Doug Flynn visits Corbin and Versailles to meet with two organizations that serve veterans; and more.

title over photo of antique planes at sunset

Legends of the Sky: The Liberty Plane
When the US entered WWI, its Army Air Service lacked a combat-ready aircraft which prompted a search for an aircraft suitable for production at home and combat operations abroad. This documentary from Bowling Green filmmakers tells the story behind The Liberty Plane.

Songwriting with Soldiers logo that includes dogtags and a heart

Songwriting with Soldiers
Professional artists work with veterans to tell their stories of war and the return home through song. This concert special celebrates music’s power to heal and bring diverse people together.

Several soldiers in uniform.

USO – For the Troops
See how the USO has lifted the spirits of American service personnel for more than 75 years. Learn how it keeps military men and women connected to country, home, family and hope.

Soldiers holding flags in front of a person at a podium and a large screen.

Veterans Day Salute” – Kentucky Life
USA Cares supports military families in need; Beattyville’s Three Forks Historical Center and the Lee County Memorial Wall; and the Canine Assisted Therapy program helps veterans with traumatic brain injuries.