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Program 1806

1. Blood River Seep State Nature Preserve
2. Historical Marker 2136—Mary Elliott Flanery
3. Our Town—Liberty
4. Today's Special—Stinky and Coco's
5. Tin Can Buddha
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Calloway County

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Blood River Seeps State Nature Preserve

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Producer: Brandon Wickey
Videographers: John Schroering


Blood River Seeps State Nature Preserve

What a name: Blood River Seeps State Nature Preserve in Calloway County! Within this ecosystem are four different community types:

  • a sub-xeric acid forest
  • the coastal plains forested acid seep
  • bottomland hardwood forest
  • and the tupelo slough

All these natural communities are declining in Kentucky, and the coastal plain seep is globally rare. Libby Watt, former Western Preserves manager for the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, talks with Dave Shuffett about this nature preserve.

Later this season, we'll join John MacGregor, state herpetologist of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, at Blood River Seeps as he surveys the site for reptile and amphibian species.

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Boyd County

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Kentucky Historical Markers

Producer: Jim Piston


Historical Marker 2136—Mary Elliott Flanery

Mary Elliott Flanery was a journalist, suffragist, and politician. She was the first woman elected to Kentucky legislature. Flanery was elected in 1921 to the state House of Representatives from Boyd County. She had worked for women's suffrage and was concerned with marriage and divorce laws and educational reform. At her death in 1933, a bronze marker was placed at her seat, No. 40, in the House chamber.

Born in 1867 in Carter County (now Elliott County), Flanery wrote for the Ashland Daily Independent from 1904-26. She also taught school in Elliott and Carter counties. She was chosen in 1924 as a Kentucky delegate to the Democratic National Convention in New York City.

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Casey County

Producer: John Schroering
Audio/AP: Noel Depp


Our Town—Liberty

Liberty, the county seat for Casey County, was established in 1808 by several Revolutionary War veterans and named for one of the values of their new country.

The county itself was established two years earlier, in 1806, and is named for Colonel William Casey, an early Kentucky pioneer and the great-grandfather of Samuel L. Clemens, better known as Mark Twain. Like many counties in Kentucky, Casey County grew from a wilderness outpost of settlers hoping to make a living off the land. Today Casey County's south-central Kentucky location places it within one of the fastest growing regions in the state.

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Clark County

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Stinky and Coco's

Producer: Rob Elliot
Videographers: Angelic Phelps, Prentice Walker
Audio: Roger Tremaine


Today's Special—Stinky and Coco's

This Winchester restaurant got its name from owner Don Parson's cats. Located in the downtown historic district at the corner of Main Street and Broadway, hours are Monday through Saturday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Their tagline is "Comfort foods with a southern flair..." The breakfast menu is served all day. A variety of sandwiches, including a shrimp po' boy, makes up the lunch menu. The restaurant's specialty is shrimp and grits, and Dave Shuffett helps prepare it—and eat it! This dish is available for breakfast or lunch.

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Jefferson County

For more Tin Can Buddha:
Tin Can Buddha: Shades of Blue

Producer: Tom Thurman
Videographer: John Schroering
Audio: Brent Abshear
Editor: Dan Taulbee

More Music From Kentucky Life:
Cumberland River
Billy Harlan
Coralee and the Townies
Paducah's Music Scene


Tin Can Buddha

The program's closing segment features music by the blues band Tin Can Buddha, a collection of musicians with connections to Kentucky and each other that go back almost 40 years.

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