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Fancy Farm 2015

2015 Fancy Farm Summary

Partisan politics took on a new facet at Saturday’s Fancy Farm political picnic. In addition to a simple Democratic and Republican split among the candidates for statewide office, many of the speeches pitted native Kentuckians against transplanted Kentuckians.

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Kentucky Life

The Eighth of August

Every year, African-Americans in parts of Western Kentucky and central Tennessee gather to celebrate Emancipation on the Eighth of August, a homecoming tradition begun in 1868.

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Louisville Life

Remembering Hometown Hero Rudell Stitch

Rudell Stitch, a welterweight who used to spar with Muhammad Ali, died in 1960 at the age of 27 while trying to save a friend from drowning. He was honored last year as part of Louisville’s Hometown Heroes banner program.

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Getting Babies Off to a Good Start

It's National Breastfeeding Week, and Renee and her guests discuss the health benefits and provide tips on proper infant nutrition.

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Louisville Life

Grady Nutt: Remembering the Prime Minister of Humor

We take a look back at the remarkable career of the late Grady Nutt, minister, author and beloved television personality, whose winning blend of Christian comedy made him a regular on shows like "Hee Haw" and "The Mike Douglas Show."

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From the Stone Age to the Space Age

History comes alive through an examination with host Barry Bernson of the artifacts around us. Included are modern Kentucky icons: Bill Monroe's mandolin, Harland Sanders' original pressure cooker, and an Adolph Rupp model basketball. The objects span the course of time from 1000 A.D. to 2013, from a stone axe to a space satellite.

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Kentucky Afield

A Different Kind of Catfish

Biologist Steve Marple discusses hybrid catfish; a young woman bands geese; and Tim Farmer fishes for smallmouth bass on the Green River.

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Connections with Renee Shaw

Help for Single Parents

Family Scholar House in Louisville works to end the cycle of poverty by providing housing and educational support to single-parent students and their families. KET's Renee Shaw examines the group's impact on families and the community with Cathe Dykstra, chief possibility officer, president & CEO of the organization.

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Kentucky Tonight

Jobs and Wages; No Simple Solutions

Substitute host Renee Shaw and her guests discuss jobs and wages. Scheduled guests: Jason Bailey, executive director of the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy; Brian Strow, economics professor at Western Kentucky University and policy scholar for the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions; Caitlin Lally, communications director for United Food and Commercial Workers Local 227; and Julia Crigler, state director of Americans for Prosperity.

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Kentucky Life

The Frontier Comes Into Focus

Meet award-winning artist Steve White of Mason County, whose paintings reflect America's first frontier from 1760-1812. Amy Hess visits downtown Paris. The Potter's Inn Bed and Breakfast offers art and hospitality in Wilmore. And a once-forgotten Civil War tragedy, the massacre of the 5th U.S. Colored Cavalry in Simpsonville, is memorialized in Shelby County.