The next edition of Kentucky Life gets to know Cumberland River, a bluegrass band with roots set deep in the Eastern Kentucky hills; visits Covington’s historic Linden Grove Cemetery; journeys to the Department of Travel and Tourism in Frankfort; and more. The program airs Saturday, Sept. 22 at 8/7 p.m. CT and Sunday, Sept. 23 at 4/3 p.m. CT on KET.
The Harlan-based band Cumberland River is growing in popularity among fellow musicians and fans thanks to the hit FX Network television show Justified, which has introduced several of the band’s songs to viewers. Kentucky Life sits down with the band, which formed in 2009, to learn more about their increasing popularity.
Then the program visits the Department of Travel and Tourism in Frankfort. In this segment, Travel and Tourism discusses why they’ve divided the state into nine regions and explains what those regions are. Kentucky Life, which produces 80 to 90 stories each year, also uses these regions in their statewide coverage.
Next, the program travels to Covington’s 22-acre historic Linden Grove Cemetery, established in 1843 on the Western Baptist Theological Institute property. Linden Grove is the final resting place for many American veterans, beginning with the War of 1812, as well as for Northern Kentucky’s culturally diverse population of rich and poor, black and white.
In addition, a historical marker in Buffalo Furnace highlights iron furnaces in Kentucky.
Kentucky Life is a KET production, produced by Brandon Wickey. Segment producers include Jim Piston, Frank Simkonis, Tom Thurman, and Wickey.
More information about Kentucky Life, including streaming video, is available at ket.org/kentuckylife.