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Program 1430

1. Bushwhacking on the Russell Fork
2. Chaney’s Dairy Barn
3. John Henry Memorial Sculpture
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Pike County

For more information:
Elkhorn City Area Heritage Council
• Elkhorn Tourism, 108 W. Russell St. Elkhorn City, Ky. 41522 (606) 754-9213
Pike County Tourism, (800) 844-7453

Producer/ Videographer: Dave Shuffett
Editor: Dan Taulbee


Fightin’ on the Fork

Bushwhacking on the Russell Fork

Civil War re-enactors skirmish in the hills and along the shores of Pike County’s Russell Fork as we go back in time to learn how soldiers lived and fought during the Civil War. Visitors to the annual Bushwhacking on the Russell Fork watch history replayed before their eyes.

While hikers may be familiar with bushwhacking—or creating—their own trails, to the Civil War re-enactor, bushwhacking means guerilla warfare. Most such attacks in the Civil War involved ambushes in rural areas.

The Elkhorn City Area Heritage Council sponsors the re-enactment weekend, now in its third year. The event features encampment tours daily, a grand military ball, ladies tea, and battle re-enactments. This year’s event is scheduled Memorial Day weekend, May 22-24.

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Warren County

For more information:
Chaney’s Dairy Barn, 9191 Nashville Road, Bowling Green, Ky. 42101, (270) 843-5567

Producer: Barbara Deeb
Videographer/Editor: Cheryl Beckley
Production Assistants: Will Foster, Andrea Hummel


Good Cold Fun

Chaney’s Dairy Barn

At Chaney’s Dairy Barn, a family farm in Warren County, visitors learn about cows, milk, and farm life—and enjoy a scoop of ice cream made right on the farm. The Chaneys discuss the hard work of farming and the success they’ve found through agri-tourism.

The farm has been in the Chaney family since 1888 and became a dairy operation in 1940. Low milk prices in recent years sent Carl Chaney looking for a way to keep the family legacy alive. The rest of the story? You might want to taste for yourself.

One glance at the menu board and you know you’re in ice cream heaven: Toasted Coconut, Black Walnut, Purple Cow, and seasonal favorites like Watermelon and Pumpkin Pie. There are even a couple of low-fat, sugar-free selections.

Chaney’s Dairy Barn also offers sandwiches and homemade soups, Kentucky crafts, live musical performances, and “Ice Cream & A Mooovie.” Farm tours are by reservation only and include a live milking demonstration and a visit with a baby Jersey calf.

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Fayette County

For more information:
• The Kentucky Horse Park has a page devoted to John Henry.
Tuska Studio
Steve Faust’s website includes photos of John Henry and the memorial sculpture.

Producer: Valerie Trimble
Videographers: Prentice Walker, Matt Grimm
Audio: Brent Abshear, Roger Tremaine
Editor: Jim Piston


Sculpting Greatness

John Henry Memorial Sculpture

The racehorse John Henry spent the last 22 years of his life at the Kentucky Horse Park before he passed away in 2007 at the age of 32. Now his memory lives on in a memorial sculpture there.

The John Henry Memorial Sculpture was created by artist Shelley Hunter with funds raised by the horse’s admirers. The sculpture was cast in bronze at the Tuska Studio Fine Art Foundry in Lexington. This segment follows the process of creating the sculpture.

John Henry was a Cinderella story: He was a temperamental colt of “undistinguished” breeding who earned his name from his habit of tearing the steel feed buckets off his stall walls and stomping them. Sheer determination and the right trainers set him on the path to fame and fortune. He went on to earn more than $6.5 million, with 39 wins and seven Eclipse Awards, including two Horse of the Year titles. John Henry was voted Racehorse of the Decade for the 1980s.

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