The next Kentucky Life, hosted by Dave Shuffett, features community gardening advocate Jim Embry, a historical marker that recounts the story of Scott County's Cardome Center, a Leslie County barn built in the 1900s, Greyhound Tavern in Ft. Mitchell, and historic Richwood Plantation Inn in Milton. The program airs Saturday, March 22 at 8/7 p.m. and Sunday, March 23 at 4/3 p.m. on KET.
Jim Embry is a crusader for community gardens, and his advocacy efforts include workshops, tours, presentations and service projects. A social activist since middle school, he believes that community gardening is the most important social movement in the country. In this segment, Shuffett visits with Embry in Lexington and looks at several community gardens.
Next, Kentucky Life takes a look at a historical marker in Scott County that relates the early history of the property known as Cardome, the home of Kentucky Governor James F. Robinson, who succeeded Governor Beriah Magoffin after his resignation.
Abandoned and crumbling old barns are an increasingly common sight in Kentucky. But in the community of Wooten in Leslie County, a 100-year-old barn is still standing strong as an example of the ingenuity and resourcefulness of those who built it. The segment looks at the barn’s unique features, including the fact that it has no saw marks because the wood was hand split. The program also looks at how David Odor of Lexington discovered the barn and his work to preserve it.
This program’s “Today’s Special” segment travels to a Northern Kentucky restaurant built in 1921. Originally called The Dixie Tea Room, the Ft. Mitchell favorite is now known as Greyhound Tavern. Long famous for its onion rings and burgers, the tavern is also known for its steaks, seafood and chef’s specialties.
Also, Kentucky Life travels to the town of Milton to visit a 2,000-acre plantation turned bed-and-breakfast located on the banks of the Ohio River. Richwood Plantation Inn, in addition to serving as a bed-and-breakfast, is an event venue that offers its guests Southern hospitality in the elegantly restored main house and cottages on the grounds.
Kentucky Life is a KET production, produced by Brandon Wickey. Segment producers are Rob Elliott, Jim Piston, Shuffett, Valerie Trimble and Wickey. More information about Kentucky Life, including streaming video, is available at ket.org/kentuckylife.
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