Kentucky

The 8th of August

African-American communities in Western Kentucky celebrate Emancipation on the 8th of August with homecoming festivities, including parades, barbecues, music, and games. Kentucky Life visits celebrations in the towns of Russellville, Hopkinsville, Paducah and Allensville. Read More

Watch Videos:
Introduction:
Instilling the tradition in the younger generation
Hopkinsville: Historic tour of African-American businesses
Russellville: The largest 8th of August celebration in Western Kentucky
Paducah: A parade takes center stage
Allensville: 100 years of memories
"Stories from Da Dirt": Performance by Music is Spirit

Bourbon Stories

Pappy's Way: The Van Winkle name is synonymous with some of the finest Kentucky bourbon ever made. Louisville Life takes a step back in time to learn about Pappy Van Winkle and the family business. Watch Video

Bad Girl of Bourbon: Joy Perrine, a bartending legend in Louisville, shows how to make her Kentucky Bourbon Summer Cocktail in this Louisville Life video. Watch Video

Downtown Legacy: For the first time since colonial years, a distillery is making bourbon on Louisville's historic Whiskey Row. Louisville Life takes us to the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience. Watch Video

Venomous Snakes

Can you identify Kentucky's poisonous snakes? Kentucky Afield meets with State Herpetologist John MacGregor to find out everything we need to know. Also featured on the program are fishing with kids and the University of Kentucky shotgun team. Watch the Program

Naomi Judd Speaks From the Heart

Kentucky-born singer-songwriter Naomi Judd reveals the emotions and causes that are close to her heart in a conversation on One to One with Bill Goodman. Watch Video

What's Growing in
the Tomato Patch?

It's time to enjoy homegrown tomatoes. Kentucky Life visits Bill Best, a grower of heirloom tomatoes, to find out what his favorites are. Then Bob Perry of the University of Kentucky's College of Agriculture whips up tomato salad and BLTs with Bill's best tomatoes. Watch Video

Zombie Attack

On 8/29 at 8:29 pm, costumed ghouls of all ages—thousands of them!—will take part in the Louisville Zombie Attack on Bardstown Road. The 10th annual event, complete with costume contest and music, will take place on Friday, August 29, 2014. Kentucky Life went behind the scenes a couple of years ago to record this gathering of the undead. Watch Video

Coal Country Beeworks

Bees once thrived in Appalachia, but mites wiped out large colonies in the 1980s. Kentucky Life takes a look at an initiative at Eastern Kentucky University to rebuild the honey bee population by creating new habitat on reclaimed coal mines. Watch Video

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