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1. Basilica of the Assumption
2. African-American dolls
3. a family furniture business
4. Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation
5. University of Kentucky Arboretum
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St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, 1140 Madison Ave., Covington, KY 41011, (859) 431-2060

Producers: Frank Simkonis and Jason Hardin
Videographer: Frank Simkonis
Editor: Jason Hardin


An Old North Church

Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption

The Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption is the seat of the Catholic Diocese of Covington. Modeled after Notre Dame in Paris, it contains the largest handmade stained-glass church window in the world.

This segment explains the difference between a church and a cathedral and shows some of the ritual items of the Catholic Church.

The cathedral is located at 1140 Madison Avenue in Covington.

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For more information:
• Rose Mary King, Romina Creations, (859) 224-8135

Producers: Gale Worth and Joy Flynn
Videographer: Gale Worth
Editor: Esther Reed


The Dollmaker

Rose Mary King

Artist Rose Mary King of Lexington specializes in original dolls. Her works often are patterned after family members or historical figures and celebrate her African-American heritage.

In this segment we see how she crafts the dolls’ heads and bodies—including hair and clothing—and view dolls she has made in the likenesses of B.B. King, a Civil War soldier, and her “tomboy” daughter.

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For more information:
• Cassady Furniture, 1844 Old Louisville Road, Bowling Green, KY 42101, (270) 842-5453

Producer, videographer, editor: David Brinkley


The Family That Works Together

Cassady Furniture

Bowling Green is home to quality craftsmanship at the family-owned Cassady Furniture, manufacturers of cherry furniture. Owner Lloyd Cassady Jr. talks about his father’s dedication in starting the business and how a family atmosphere still prevails today among its employees.

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Kentucky Museum of Art Craft, 715 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202, (502) 589-0102

Producer: Theresa Carpenter


Supporting Artists

The Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation

The Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation was founded through the efforts of former Kentucky first lady Phyllis George Brown to promote Kentucky crafts beyond the state. In this profile, we visit the foundation’s gallery and meet artisans who have taken advantage of its resources to pursue their crafts.

Since this 1996 tour, the gallery has grown into the Kentucky Museum of Art Craft.

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Producer, videographer: David Brinkley


Take a Walk

University of Kentucky Arboretum

This episode ends on a peaceful note with a montage of sights from one of Lexington’s favorite strolling spots: the University of Kentucky Arboretum on Alumni Drive.

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