KENTUCKY

The Lincolns in Kentucky

"I remember the old home very well":

The Lincolns in Kentucky

Follow Captain Abraham Lincoln (President Lincoln's grandfather) and his family's settlement in Kentucky in 1781, Captain Lincoln's tragic death in 1786, and the 34 years his son, Thomas, spent in the commonwealth.

A Trip Back in Time

Kentucky Afield

A Trip Back in Time

Tim Farmer meets Jayd Raines in Floyd County for some 1760s-style squirrel hunting and cooking. Mel Hankla from Mefford's Fork in Mason County shares his vast knowledge of Colonial-era weaponry. In Paducah, Tim meets Mark Miller, a master craftsman of replica flintlock rifles.

Historian Previews New Lincoln Documentary

Bill's Eye Blog

Historian Previews New Lincoln Documentary

Lexington historian Kent Masterson Brown discusses his new documentary that explores the story of Abraham Lincoln's family in Kentucky and the twist of fate that forced them to leave the commonwealth.

Kentucky Speedway, Pub Dining, and Outdoor Adventures

Kentucky Life

Kentucky Speedway, Pub Dining, and Outdoor Adventures

Head to Sparta's Kentucky Speedway where fans experience all the excitement of NASCAR racing; in Pikeville, diners at The Blue Raven Restaurant & Pub enjoy Chef Matt Corbin's pub-style Appalachian cuisine; Doug talks with the staff at Life Adventure Center in Versailles; and through his High Adventure Wilderness School in Stanton, 'Wild Bill' Gordon brings people back in touch with nature and themselves.

John C. Breckinridge Memorabilia and Antique Boats

Kentucky Collectibles

John C. Breckinridge Memorabilia and Antique Boats

Expert appraisers examine a collection of John C. Breckinridge memorabilia. Plus, the Collectibles crew visits the Antique Boat Center in Cincinnati where old and new techniques are used to bring classic boats back to life.

Hunting: It’s All About the Ammunition

Kentucky Afield

Hunting: It’s All About the Ammunition

Anderson County's Mark Marraccini talks about ammunition for hunting, and fisheries biologist Jeff Ross shows anglers some nifty websites.

Ghosts at the Castle?

Kentucky Life

Ghosts at the Castle?

Explore the ghostly goings-on at Old Louisville's Conrad-Caldwell House. Also featured are Doe-Anderson, a national advertising agency with Louisville headquarters, and Murray craftsman Justin Roberts, who makes traditional willow furniture. Plus, see a bit of KET's "Kentucky Muse" profile guitar man, Merle Travis.

Graphite Portrait and Antique and Modern Jewelry

Kentucky Collectibles

Graphite Portrait and Antique and Modern Jewelry

An 1840 graphite portrait with a Kentucky connection is appraised, and host Amy Hess travels to Eastern Kentucky for a look at Antique and Modern Jewelry in Middlesboro.

Civil Rights Activist Georgia Davis Powers Dies at 92

Civil Rights Activist Georgia Davis Powers Dies at 92

Civil rights activist Georgia Davis Powers, the first woman and the first African American elected to the Kentucky State Senate, died in Louisville on Jan. 30.  She was 92. Powers was ...

Exploring the Pristine Wilderness of Martin’s Fork

Kentucky Life

Exploring the Pristine Wilderness of Martin’s Fork

Kentucky Life hikes through creeks, and past snakes and bugs, to reach the beautiful wilderness area of Martin's Fork; team spirit and an ancient Chinese tradition fuel the competition of Paducah's colorful Dragon Boat races; and in Kenton County, 3,000 free-range turkeys per year keep Tewes Poultry Farm, a 70 year-old family business, going strong.