In the years following the Civil War, African American jockeys dominated horse racing and won 15 of the first 28 runnings of the Kentucky Derby; the unsung heroes of the racetrack are the track ponies;
Kentucky Derby 2015
Are you on the bit for this year's Derby? In anticipation for the first Saturday in May (that's Derby Day for all of you non-Kentucky visitors), relive some of KET's favorite horse-related programming leading up to the "most exciting two minutes in sports."
KET documentary -- "Thoroughbred" follows a year in the life of this storied horse, showcasing the beauty of the breed, revealing the people whose lives revolve around the racing industry, and exploring the history and traditions of the Thoroughbred world.
What would you do to land a job that pays $139,000 a year? Would you spend a million dollars? Of your own money? This weekend on "Comment on Kentucky," the panel reviewed the new campaign finance reports for candidates for state office, and found some sizable personal investments in the race for governor.
The greatest maritime disaster in U.S. history occurred on April 27, 1865, when the SS Sultana exploded on the Mississippi River and an estimated 1,800 passengers died, including 194 from Kentucky.
Kim Baker recalls watching the gala grand opening of the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts when she was a child. Her television flashed pictures of Charlton Heston, Jessye Norman, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., and other celebrities walking the red carpet into the shiny new performing arts complex that opened in downtown Louisville in 1983. The venue is known as the Kentucky Center, or Kentucky Center for the Arts, or simply, KCA.
In this KET Special Report, we examine the unique challenges facing teenagers in today's society and explore strategies that ensure every adolescent arrives at adulthood protected and prepared.
"Louisville Life" explores the Thomas Merton story, including a visit to Bellarmine University, the official repository of his archives. Also Part 4 of the ongoing series on the city's Olmsted Parks, the Little Loomhouse, and Mark Wourms, executive director of Bernheim Forest, talks about YES! Fest, (a Year of Environment and Sustainability).