Producers: Ernie Lee Martin, Charlee Heaton, Donna Ross
Home for the Holidays
Christmas around Bardstown
This Christmas-themed special edition of Kentucky Life explores the sights and sounds of the season around Bardstown.
All Aboard! • First on our list is an excursion aboard the closest thing Kentucky has to the Orient Express: the Old Kentucky Dinner Train, known for its elegant appointments and fine food. While they eat, diners also get a tour of the scenery around Bernheim Forest, a nature preserve and botanical garden. After the trip, host Byron Crawford visits the train station, which was built in 1860.
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Weep No More • Next, we see a famous house decked out for the season. My Old Kentucky Home on Federal Hill is where Stephen Foster is said to have been inspired to write what is now the state song.
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Caroling, Caroling • For Christmas, what could be more appropriate than a visit to Nazareth? This one’s a small Catholic community founded in 1812. We hear the Sister of Charity of Nazareth Choir sing seasonal selections at Saint Vincent de Paul Church.
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Tick Tock • Bjoern Lorenzen learned the painstaking techniques of clock repair in his native Germany. At Bjoern’s Bardstown watch and clock shop, Byron watches him put them into action in a restoration project.
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Story Time • To end the show, join us around the fire for another Christmas tradition. At the Mansion Bed & Breakfast, Byron gathers a group of youngsters for a reading of “A Visit from Saint Nicholas” by Clement Moore.
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