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Program 202

1. woodworker Garland Dixon
2. the 1952 Cuba Cubs
3. wicker furniture restorer Tony Vance
4. Unity Wear
3. Big Bone Lick State Park
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Producer, videographer: Gale Worth
Editor: Esther Reed


One Good Turn

woodworker Garland Dixon

We begin this edition with a visit to a Paintsville woodworker, taped in 1996.

Garland Dixon starts with scraps of lumber, and with no particular design in mind—a startling admission considering the beauty of his turned wooden bowls, urns, and vessels. Dixon uses mostly Kentucky wood, but spices his creations with exotic woods he seeks out from around the world.

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For more information:
• Howard Crittenden, (502) 796-3869

Producer: Marsha Hellard
Videographer: David Brinkley
Editor: Esther Reed


The Little Bears That Could

the 1952 Cuba Cubs

March Madness! Kentucky Life presents a chronicle of the dream of coach Jack Story and the Cuba Cubs, unlikely winners of the 1952 Kentucky state high school basketball tournament. Inspired by the fantastic play of the Harlem Globetrotters, this team from a tiny Western Kentucky town electrified fans in Graves County and the rest of the Commonwealth with their unique style and tremendous heart.

When Cuba Conquered Kentucky, writer Marianne Walker’s account of the Cubs and their town, was the March 2000 selection of bookclub@ket.

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Producer, videographer, editor: David Brinkley


Everything Old Is New Again

wicker restorer Tony Vance

Tony Vance of Glendale became interested in restoring wicker furniture after he perfected his caning techniques. And once he started to repair it, Vance grew to love the long-lasting qualities of the material. He now restores old wicker furniture and makes new pieces by hand.

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Producer: Theresa Carpenter
Videographer, editor: Rick Barney


Strength in Unity

Unity Wear

Chaz Rough is a Louisville musician, designer, and entrepreneur. At the time of our 1996 visit, he was using the Internet to sell his Unity Wear line of T-shirts and other apparel with a message of hope, designed to appeal to young people. The Kentucky Life visit features a tour of his “virtual office,” existing only in cyberspace—a concept that has since become old hat but at the time put Chaz on the cyberfrontier.

A different Unity Wear clothing line is now sold by a New Jersey man, and Chaz has moved on to numerous other projects, including an annual concert that raises money to fight hunger, yoga instruction videos for children, and his own recordings.

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For more information:
Big Bone Lick State Park, 3380 Beaver Road, Union, KY 41091-9627, (859) 384-3522

Producer: Megan Moloney
Videographer: David Brinkley
Editor: Esther Reed


Boning Up

Big Bone Lick State Park

In prehistoric times, Boone County’s Big Bone Lick was a mineral spring that attracted animals from miles around. Their bones litter the area, and many have been collected at the park. Today the park is home to a herd of bison. They may look docile, but they are as unpredictable as they are intriguing.

The park is located in Boone County, about 20 miles south of Cincinnati; take the exit from Interstate 75.

This segment is also part of Kentucky Life Program 705.

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