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

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

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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

2014 Appraisal Fair

Bring your treasures for appraisal to KET's next taping of Kentucky Collectibles. When you donate $100 to KET, you are guaranteed one ticket to our appraisal fair on Saturday, July 26, at the Frazier History Museum in Louisville. Learn More

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 is a bartending legend in Louisville and an expert on using bourbon to mix cocktails and martinis. Meet her and watch as she makes 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