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Program 1601

1. Dave Does It!—Men's Senior Baseball League
2. Downtown—Winchester Avenue, Ashland
3. Harmony in Wood
4. Treehouse at Stoner Creek
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Jefferson County

For more information:
Louisville Men's Senior/Amateur Baseball League

Producer/Editor: Brandon Wickey
Videographers: John Schroering, Jason Robinson, Brandon Wickey
Audio: Noel Depp
Audio Post: Brent Abshear


Dave Does It!—Men's Senior Baseball

If you think playing baseball is just for your kids or your grandkids, think again.

Whatever your age or skill level, the Louisville Men's Senior/Amateur Baseball League welcomes your participation. The league's slogan: "Don't go soft! Play hardball!"

While it's rare in the Major Leagues to see a player past the age of 40, the amateur leagues are another story. The Louisville league has players ranging in age from 25 to 65 on over a dozen teams, with divisions for men 25 and older and 38 and older.

Dave Shuffett steps up to the plate with the Kentucky Colonels, a Men's Senior League Baseball team in Louisville, for a game against their archrivals, the Orioles. Join us on Harmony field at Shawnee Park in Louisville's west end and see how Dave holds his own against the full-time players, including some former Minor Leaguers.

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Boyd County

For more information:
Highlands Museum and Discovery Center
Pendleton Art Center, Ashland
Jesse Stuart Foundation

Producer/Videographer: Dave Shuffett
Editor: Dan Taulbee
Editor/QC:: Kelly Campbell


Downtown—Winchester Avenue, Ashland

Art, literature, history and music come alive in Ashland with a visit to the 1500/1600 block of Winchester Avenue.

A visit to the studios at the Pendleton Art Center finds all kinds of artists at work—painters, photographers, woodworkers, potters, gourd carvers, and more. The studios are open on the first Friday of each month from 5 to 9 p.m.; some studios are also open daily or by appointment.

You can do some literary browsing at the Jesse Stuart Foundation. Housed in the former Ashland Post Office building, the foundation has thousands of regional books in stock.

Learn about the region's musical heritage and more at the Highlands Museum and Discovery Center. The museum's Country Music Heritage Hall devotes space to Jean Thomas, who founded the American Folk Song Festival in 1932. And kids can visit the museum's Discovery Center to explore life on the Ohio River and pretend to pilot an actual towboat.

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Warren County

For more information:
Mark Whitley's website
• Whitley featured on Kentucky Life in 2004

Producer/Editor Jessica Gibbs
Videographers: David Brinkley, Bentley Blair, Matt Martin


Harmony in Wood

Artist Mark Whitley

When we first visited the workshop of artist Mark Whitley of Smiths Grove back in 2004, we watched his meticulous work of inlaying wood and learned why he had garnered so much admiration for his furniture, bowls, vases, and boxes.

In an update to that original segment, we highlight the evolution that has happened within him and his work over the years. Still a woodworker, his creations now find homes in museums as often as houses; his work is still functional while being both beautiful and artistic.

Among his recent work are two benches he created for the Joe Downing Museum in Bowling Green: "Spring Bench," made of black walnut, ebonized walnut, and bronze; and "River Bench," made of black walnut.

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Bourbon County

For more information:
The Treehouse at Stoner Creek, 131 Taylor Ave., Paris, Ky. 40361-1958, phone (859) 987-6251

Producer: Valerie Trimble
Videographer: Prentice Walker
Audio: Brent Abshear
Editor: Jim Piston


Treetop Oasis

Treehouse at Stoner Creek

If your idea of getting away from it all involves a shady retreat in the treetops beside the deep waters of a country creek, we have the perfect place for you.

The Treehouse at Stoner Creek, a bed and breakfast in Paris built by Pat and Laura Conley in 2004, is indeed a treehouse of sorts. The structure is elevated, like many along the creek, to keep it above floodwaters. From this perch the Conleys offer guests cozy rooms with their choice of music piped in, hot breakfast, and, of course, the opportunity to enjoy Stoner Creek up close.

A short trip on the Stoner brings into view the wildlife along the creek as well as the surrounding horse farms. The Treehouse is between legendary Claiborne Farm and Hunterton Farm at Stoner Creek, the state's largest standardbred operation.

A big draw for guests is the pontoon boat. It seats up to 10 people, and the Conleys offer a two-hour excursion to the covered bridge at Stonerside Farm and a more adventurous four-hour trip upriver for a creekside picnic.

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