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Kentucky Life host Dave Shuffett awarded Blue Grass Trust Award for preservation efforts
Dave Shuffett, host of KET’s award-winning magazine program Kentucky Life, has been awarded the 2012 Barbara Hulette Award from the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation.

The BGT Annual Preservation Awards recognize the outstanding contributions of individuals and organizations to the Blue Grass Trust or to the preservation movement in Kentucky. The Barbara Hulette Award is given for efforts in the preservation of Central Kentucky's history, heritage, built environment, landscape, archaeological resources and sense of community or significant endeavors.

“As a lover of history, I am honored to receive this award from such a prestigious organization as the Blue Grass Trust,” Shuffett said. “All I do is try to tell the stories of the importance of our state’s history.”

Shuffett was recognized for his work with Kentucky Life, which explores and showcases the people, history, culture and places in the Commonwealth.

“This year’s Hulette award goes to Dave ‘Mudcat’ Shuffett, who has the best job in the world,” said Linda Carroll, BGT Board president, at the awards ceremony. “He gets to promote history and preservation activities throughout the Commonwealth and is accompanied throughout the days by his beloved dog.”

Shuffett was among 15 award recipients in 10 categories. The trust is Lexington’s oldest organization devoted to preserving buildings of historic significance in the Bluegrass.

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