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Program 1413

1. Bluegrass Youth Ballet
2. Bluegrass Animal Rehabilitation and Hyperbaric Center
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Fayette County

For more information:
Bluegrass Youth Ballet, 1595 Mercer Rd., Lexington, KY 40511, (859) 271-4472

Producer, videographer, audio, editor: Brandon Wickey


On Their Toes

Bluegrass Youth Ballet

Ningún sueño es demasiado grande—no dream is too big.

That’s the motto of the Bluegrass Youth Ballet and of its founder, Adalhi Aranda Corn, a native of Mexico who moved to Evansville, IN and then to Lexington to pursue a career as a dancer and dance educator. She has performed with professional ballet companies in both of those cities as well as in Chicago. But the one-time fitness-center dance instructor always stayed involved in sharing the joy of dance with others. In 2003, she founded the Bluegrass Youth Ballet in order to do that as widely and inclusively as possible.

The BYB offers dance classes for all ages, starting with “Baby Ballet,” a creative movement class for toddlers and their parents. The company also stages two major public performances and several other smaller-scale workshops and demonstrations a year, often built around audience participation. BYB students also put on educational presentations at area schools; in fact, one of Corn’s goals is that every student get some kind of opportunity to perform for an audience.

Adalhi’s own dreams for the Bluegrass Youth Ballet extend well beyond teaching dance. She wants BYB to be a catalyst for artistic collaboration and to use the arts to help build community and introduce people to the cultural traditions of their neighbors. She has created several ballets based on Mexican folk culture, and the dance classes offered at BYB range from Irish to African. Meanwhile, other local artists have used the BYB’s facilities to offer lessons in guitar, piano, visual art, drama, and more.

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Woodford County

For more information:
• Bluegrass Animal Rehabilitation and Hyperbaric Center, 258 Shannon Run Rd., Versailles, KY 40383, (859) 873-1564

Producer: Valerie Trimble
Videographers: John Schroering, Amelia Cutadean, Jason Robinson
Audio: Noel Depp
Editor: Jim Piston


Back on Your Paws Again

the Bluegrass Animal Rehabilitation and Hyperbaric Center

Off U.S. 60 between Lexington and Versailles, you’ll find a state-of-the-art medical facility where clients can get hyperbaric oxygen therapy to help wounds heal; enroll in a custom arthritis management program that includes diet, controlled exercise, massage, laser therapy, and even acupuncture; or get therapeutic ultrasound treatments to relieve muscle pain. The only thing that sets this place apart from other physical rehab centers is that those clients are usually furry and four-legged.

Many of the physical therapy services offered by the Bluegrass Animal Rehabilitation and Hyperbaric Center have previously been available in Kentucky for horses. But in extending them to dogs, cats, and other companion animals, Dr. Mindy Johnson and therapist Monica Martins are adding a new dimension to pet care in the Bluegrass.

They show us around and explain some of the treatments available at the BARHC on this visit. We also meet a couple of patients: Streak the border collie was able to return to stockdog competition after his rehab. And Petunia the pig went to live at an animal sanctuary, where she is treated like the queen she certainly believes herself to be.

Helping host Dave Shuffett check out the facility on this visit is his border collie Sadie, who officially retired from her role as co-host of Kentucky Life after the 12th season but shows here that she’s still a TV pro.

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Carter County

For more information:
Grayson Lake State Park, 314 Grayson Lake Park Road, Olive Hill, KY 41164-9213, (606) 474-9727


On Location

Dave hosts this edition from Grayson Lake, a 1,500-acre lake in Carter County surrounded by sandstone bluffs. It’s the centerpiece of a state park that offers hiking, boating, an outdoor theater, and even a sandy beach. Kentucky Life first visited it in Program 107.



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