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Aug. 1/2: Program 1909: The 8th of August: Every year, people in parts of Western Kentucky and Central Tennessee gather to celebrate Emancipation, a homecoming tradition begun in 1868. We explore the history and visit celebrations in Hopkinsville, Russellville, Paducah and Allensville. Read More/Watch Video

Aug. 15/16: 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 worst 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

Aug. 22/23: 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

Sept. 5/6: 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

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