Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Governor Fletcher Appoints Members to the Kentucky Authority for Educational Television

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, August 01, 2007  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker

Tim Coleman, Sally Hamilton appointed to KET board

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher has appointed Timothy R. Coleman, of Morgantown, and Sarah J. “Sally” Hamilton, of Lexington, to the Kentucky Authority for Educational Television, the governing body of Kentucky Educational Television (KET).

Coleman is the commonwealth’s attorney for Kentucky’s 38th Judicial Circuit, which consists of Butler, Edmonson, Hancock and Ohio counties.  He is the director of Kentucky Legal Aid, an organization which assists low-income families in south central and western Kentucky, and the Butler County/Morgantown Boys and Girls Club. 

Coleman received a bachelor’s degree in management from Western Kentucky University and a juris doctor degree from the University of Kentucky.  He is married to Sheila P. Coleman.

Hamilton is the chief of staff and the acting deputy secretary for the Kentucky Education Cabinet.  She has a wealth of experience in government and public affairs, and previously worked for KET, most recently as interim executive director.  Hamilton received a bachelor’s degree in German from Chatham College in Pittsburgh and a master’s degree and doctorate in German from the University of Kentucky.  She attended Heidelberg University in Germany on Fulbright Travel and University of Kentucky scholarships.

Hamilton has served on the board of directors for the Center for Women, Families and Children, the St. Catharine College Board of Trustees and the Griffin Gate Community Association.

The Kentucky Authority for Educational Television is made up of nine members: five members appointed by the Governor and four other members, including the chief state school officer, a representative of the Department of Education, a representative of the University of Kentucky and a representative of the state universities.