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Jan. 31/Feb. 1: Program 2008: More than 1,800 people died in the 1865 explosion of the Sultana on the Mississippi River, including more than 190 Kentuckians. We look back at the greatest maritime disaster in U.S. history. In Paducah, a historical marker honors engineer and Confederate General Lloyd Tilghman. We also visit Louisville's Mega Cavern and admire the handcrafted furniture made from reclaimed hardwoods at Kentucky Ingrained in McKee. Read More | Watch Video

Feb. 7/8: Program 2009: Our theme this week is "Abandoned Kentucky." First, we visit the ruins of an 1850s iron furnace in Muhlenberg County. Next we stop by the town of Beauty, in Martin County, on the site of what once was the Hungarian community of Himlerville. Photographer Sherman Cahal explores the deserted Old Crow Distillery in Frankfort, and in Louisville, the preservation of a historic house was accomplished through the efforts of the Comfy Cow ice cream shop. Read More | Watch Video

Feb. 14/15: Program 2010: In the era of segregation, Paducah's Hotel Metropolitan was the heart of the African-American community of Upper Town. We explore this historic landmark. In Lewis County, we examine the restoration of the Cabin Creek covered bridge. In Kentucky forests, ash trees are threatened by the emerald ash borer. Which areas are at greatest risk? For "Our Town," Amy Hess visits Hazard, the "Queen City of the Mountains." Read More | Watch Video

Feb. 21/22: Program 2011: The river town of Bellevue, in Campbell County, is Our Town. "Today's Special" comes from Chandler's in Maysville. In Lincoln County, Susan and George Miller grow produce to sell at farmers' markets and restaurants. In Morehead, St. Claire Regional Medical Center cares for over 500,000 patients yearly, and St. Claire's Sister Jeanne Francis Cleves is honored for a lifetime of dedicated nursing. Read More | Watch Video

March 21/22: Program 1908: Meet master stone mason Cecil Aguilar of Harrison County and learn about the Dry Stone Conservancy. We also visit a historical marker in Carter County at the home of Kentucky Gov. William Jason Fields; take a look at the vintage motorcycles at the Bluegrass Motorcycle Museum in Hartford; pay a visit to Barbourville; and enjoy family fun at Jane's Saddlebag, a heritage tourism destination in Boone County. Read More | Watch Video

March 28/29: Program 2012: Dave Shuffett meets some of the partners that make Eastern Kentucky PRIDE a success—and gets hands-on and knee-deep along the way. Eastern Kentucky PRIDE (Personal Responsibility In a Desirable Environment) is an environmental initiative started in 1997 by Congressman Hal Rogers and the late Gen. James Bickford.

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