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Joe Molinaro #17
Guy Kemper #18
Covered Bridges/Chain-Saw Artist/Cathedral/Carter Caves #101
Covered bridges around the state; artist Stan Schu of Georgetown, who sculpts with a chain saw; Louisville's renovated Cathedral of the Assumption; and Carter Caves State Park in northeastern Kentucky. A 1995 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Blanton Forest/Japanese Doll/Ballard Wildlife Management Area #102
A botanist's tour of a recently discovered area of old-growth forest in Harlan County, the Speed Art Museum's restoration of a doll presented by the Japanese as part of a cultural exchange in the 1920s, and a wetlands area in Western Kentucky that's a stopover for migrating birds. A 1995 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
4-H Horse Camp/Churchill Weavers/Freedom Singers/Bernheim Forest #103
A family-oriented riding program in Falmouth and Carrollton, a 70-year-old weaving business in Berea, songs of the 1960s civil rights movement, and a privately preserved forest in Nelson County. A 1995 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Jeanne Dueber/Bluegrass Museum/Derby Museum/Kingdom Come #104
Profiles a nun, one of the Sisters of Loretto, who creates liturgical art; an Owensboro museum dedicated to Kentucky's indigenous music, bluegrass; the museum at Churchill Downs in Louisville, which traces Kentucky Derby history; and Kingdom Come State Park in Eastern Kentucky, home of black bears. A 1995 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Mountain Homeplace/Miles Hart/Abbey of Gethsemani/LaVon Williams/Pennyrile State Park #105
A settlement near Paintsville where visitors can see how 19th-century pioneers lived; a Henderson man who carves elaborate wooden miniatures, many with moving parts; monks' lives at the Trappist abbey in Central Kentucky where Thomas Merton once lived and wrote; a former basketball star who's making a name for himself as a sculptor; and a 15,000-acre forest and park in Christian County. A 1995 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Instrument Maker/Double Stink Hog Farm/Rock Fences/Land Between the Lakes #106
Mount Sterling's Paul Williams and his hand-crafted guitars and dulcimers; a working farm in Scott County where visitors can pick their own Halloween pumpkins; the traditional stone fences of the Bluegrass; and the Western Kentucky recreational area, which features an 1850s homeplace. A 1995 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Aaron Orin/Rifle Maker/Grayson Lake/Jazz Week #107
A gifted Lexington boy who composes music, writes, and draws; Herschel House of Butler County, who makes traditional Kentucky long rifles by hand; an Eastern Kentucky park and its classes on building bird and bat houses; and the University of Louisville's annual jazz camp for student musicians of all ages. A 1995 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Weisenberger Mill/Vietnam Veterans Memorial/Ruth Hunt/Ancient Age/Raptor Rehabilitation #108
The oldest continuously operated mill in Kentucky, a memorial to Kentuckians killed in the Vietnam War, the Mount Sterling candy company that makes "Blue Mondays," a Frankfort bourbon distillery, and a volunteer program to rescue wounded birds of prey. A 1995 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Rebekka Seigel/Coal Mining Museum/Rodney Hayes/Fort Boonesborough #109
An Owenton quilt artist, a museum in Benham dedicated to the history of the coal-mining industry, a young sculptor from Wilmore, and the site of Daniel Boone's first Kentucky settlement. A 1995 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Gourd Painter/Parkland Drum Corp/Motorcycle Museum/Saxony Farm #110
Jessamine County's Janice Miller and her painted gourds; a Louisville program that teaches young men about drums and about their African heritage; "Hombre" Embry and his private Bluegrass Motorcycle Museum in Ohio County; and a Woodford County farm that produces thoroughbred horses, cattle, and crops. A 1995 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Paducah/Fantastic Fibers/Wigwam Village/Agriculture Expo #111
A historic tour of Paducah and a textile exhibit at its Yeiser Art Center, a cave-country motel where travelers can sleep in concrete teepees, and a 4-H agricultural exhibit for Northern Kentucky kids. A 1995 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Camp Nelson/Valley View Ferry/Davis and Lincoln Memorials #112
Now a military cemetery, Camp Nelson was a training camp for African-American troops during the Civil War, then a refugee camp for their families. The Valley View Ferry, the oldest continuously operating business in the state, hauls cars across the Kentucky River between Fayette and Madison counties. Both Civil War presidents were born in Kentucky, and both have monuments in the state: Abraham Lincoln's in Hodgenville and Jefferson Davis' near Hopkinsville. A 1995 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Kentucky Colonels/Ultralights/Sanders Café #113
The history and charitable works of the Kentucky Colonels, ultralight airplanes, and the restaurant where Harland Sanders perfected his "finger-lickin' good" fried chicken. A 1995 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
1995 Holiday Special #114
Santa impersonator Jack Gillespie of Shepherdsville; Olde Tyme Toys in Richmond; a Christmas concert by Rockcastle County children; holiday decorations in Frankfort; and dollmaker Anna Lee Blinco of Louisville, who gives away many of her creations. A 1995 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Woodworkers/Tank Training/Antiques/Gloria Thomas/Maceo Mural #115
A cooperative that helps woodworkers network and find new markets, simulator-based tank operations training at Fort Knox, Joe Ley Antiques in Louisville, a Lexington painter of religious works, and a post-office mural that depicts the history of a small Western Kentucky town. A 1995 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Mountain Pleasure Horses/Georgetown/Dog Sled Racer/Hidden River Cave #201
An equine breed developed in Kentucky for its smooth gait; a profile of the Scott County town, home to a Toyota manufacturing plant; Paula Cinieros, who ran the Alaskan Iditarod race in 1995; and a cave near Bowling Green. A 1996 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Woodworker/Cuba Cubs/Wicker Furniture/Unity Wear/Big Bone Lick #202
Paintsville artist Garland Dixon, who turns scrap wood into beautiful turned bowls; the small-town Western Kentucky team that won the 1952 state basketball tournament; Glendale wicker furniture craftsman Tony Vance; T-shirts with a message of peace and unity; and a Northern Kentucky state park where remains of prehistoric mammals are preserved. A 1996 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Canine Companions/Maple Syrup/Minnie Adkins/Basket Maker #203
A Louisville couple who raise puppies for training as companion dogs for the disabled; making syrup in Harlan; a folk artist from Eastern Kentucky; and Doug Howard, an Owensboro craftsman who makes baskets from split white oak. A 1996 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
John Tuska/Marbles/Iron Furnaces #204
A Lexington sculptor, traditional team marble games from the Kentucky-Tennessee border region, and historic furnaces throughout the state. A 1996 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Cathedral/Dollmaker/Cherry Furniture/Arts & Crafts Guild/Arboretum #205
The Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Covington; Lexington's Rose Mary King, who makes African-American dolls based on family members and historical figures; a family-owned furniture business in Western Kentucky; a Louisville gallery that promotes and sells Kentucky crafts; and a brief tour of the University of Kentucky Arboretum in Lexington. A 1996 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Maker's Mark/Minnie Black/Hatfield-McCoy Feud #206
Maker's Mark, the Loretto bourbon distillery and Kentucky landmark run by the Samuels family; a portrait of the late gourd artist Minnie Black of London; and Pike Countians who are turning a famous feud into a tourist attraction. A 1996 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Harp Maker/Greg Turay/Union Tree/Mountain Music #207
Edmonton's Craig Pierpont, who crafts harps and other musical instruments; Greg Turay, a former University of Kentucky student rising in the world of opera; Louisville musical group Union Tree; and a State Fair salute to old-time Kentucky folk music traditions. A 1996 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Glassmaker/Ed Hamilton/Quilting/McCreary County Arches #208
Elizabethtown's Carmen Ray Coyle, who makes bottles and other glass art; Louisville sculptor Ed Hamilton, who was commissioned to create a memorial to African-American Civil War soldiers; quilting stories from the State Fair; and natural arches and Yahoo Falls in southern Kentucky. A 1996 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Swinging Bridges/Scouting Field Day/Sam Gilliam #209
Homemade wooden bridges in Eastern Kentucky; a special Scouting program for children with disabilities; and abstract artist Sam Gilliam, originally from Louisville. A 1996 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Reelfoot Lake/Perryville/Birdhouse Artist/Quilt Box #210
Calhoun's Boat Works, maker of "stump jumper" boats designed for the shallow waters of Reelfoot Lake in far Western Kentucky; the site of the state's largest Civil War battle in Perryville; folk artist Myra Howard of Salyersville; and the Quilt Box, an unusual quilt shop in Northern Kentucky. A 1996 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
State Fair Special #211
Host Byron Crawford sees the sights and samples the food at the fair, from young livestock exhibitors to purveyors of ostrich burgers and from auctioneering and rooster-crowing contests to the thrill rides of the midway. A 1996 KET production.
Barney Bright/Big Bone Gardens/Cane Ridge Revival #301
Louisville sculptor Barney Bright, known for his memorial works; Big Bone Gardens in Union; and the Cane Ridge Revival, a 19th-century camp meeting that profoundly influenced American religious life. A 1997 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Buggies/Paducah Mural/Asbury Olympians/First Lady Dolls #302
The Chandler brothers of Petersburg, who build and restore carriages and buggies by hand; a Paducah community art project that's also a Western Kentucky history lesson; Asbury college students working behind the scenes at the Atlanta Olympics; and an exhibit of dolls dressed as Kentucky governors' wives at the Capitol. A 1997 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Pioneer Playhouse/Parkway Field/Railway Exposition/Hardin Southern #303
Danville's family-run regional theater, a tour of Louisville baseball history, a Covington museum that showcases old train cars and equipment, and a nostalgic ride on the Hardin Southern Railroad out of Murray. A 1997 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Barges/Folk Art/Blackberries/Aviation Museum #304
A water-borne grocery delivery service on the Ohio River at Carrollton; A Day in the Country, a folk art fair at the Isonville farm of Minnie and Garland Adkins; growing blackberries for profit at Windstone Farm in Nicholas County; and the Aviation Museum of Kentucky in Lexington. A 1997 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Riverlorian/Michael Scop/Governor's Scholars/Antique Farm Equipment #305
Dressed as Mark Twain, river expert Lewis Hankins entertains passengers aboard the American Queen; a Northern Kentucky artist finds inspiration in the natural world; gifted high school students participate in a summer program; and an exhibition in Paris showcases old steam- and gas-powered farm machinery. A 1997 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Star Theater/Helen LaFrance/Ashland #306
A restored theater in Russell Springs, a Mayfield painter whose art reflects African-American life in rural Western Kentucky, and Henry Clay's estate in Lexington. A 1997 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Pioneer Christmas in Washington #307
Christmas activities in historic Washington in Mason County, including caroling and other musical performances, craft demonstrations, and a tour of the re-created pioneer village. A 1997 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Canoeing the Licking/Family Photographers/Country Ham/Classic Cars #308
Canoeing the Licking River around Falmouth, father-and-daughter photographers John and Mary-John Carmon of Bowling Green, curing hams at Gatton Farms, and a Boonesborough "cruise-in" for owners of classic cars. A 1997 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Cider Mill/Fulton County/Jockey Silks #309
A family-run Boone County apple orchard and cider mill; a visit to Kentucky's westernmost tip, the small piece of Fulton County that's cut off from the rest of the state by the Mississippi River; and Lexington's Patricia Green, who makes racing silks. A 1997 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Border Collies/Glacier Girl/Bauer #310
A competition for shepherd dogs in Shelbyville, a Middlesboro man who's restoring a World War II fighter plane freed from a glacier, and a vanished town near Burnside. A 1997 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Dinsmore House/Kentucky's Mayberry/Whistle Stop/Horse-Powered Logging #311
A restored pioneer homestead in Petersburg, the quintessential small town of Glendale and its Whistle Stop Café, and a Hardin County couple who practice sustainable forestry by using old-fashioned "horse power." A 1997 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Old Burnside #312
Host Byron Crawford talks to long-time residents about life in the old Pulaski County town of Burnside, a railroad and river shipping hub and regional commercial center during the first half of the 20th century. Most of the town was submerged under the waters of Lake Cumberland after Wolf Creek Dam was constructed on the Cumberland River in 1952. A 1997 KET production.
Banjo Lady/Cowbells/Locust Grove/Quiet Trails #313
Mountain musician Blanche Coldiron, who picked up the banjo again after years spent raising a family; farmer Cecil Creekmore's collection of antique cowbells; the historic home of Gen. George Rogers Clark, Louisville's founder; and a former farm in Harrison County that's now a nature preserve. A 1997 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Falls of the Ohio/Scouting Museum/Creelsboro #314
Fossils at the falls near Louisville, a Murray museum that houses Norman Rockwell paintings and Boy Scout memorabilia, and a ghost town in Russell County. A 1997 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
D'Maria Family/Deafestival/Sand Sculptor #315
A Danville family whose eight adopted daughters are all deaf, a summer festival sponsored by the Kentucky School for the Deaf, and Versailles artist Damon Farmer's fantastic sculptures in sand. A 1997 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Kentucky Life Special #316
A special 90-minute edition featuring some of the best segments from the series' third season, including country stores, painter Helen LaFrance, swinging bridges in Eastern Kentucky, nature photographer James Archambeault, fly fishing, and Reelfoot Lake. A 1997 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Moonlite Bar-B-Q/Appalachian Crafts/Scott Summers #317
An Owensboro family business renowned for its authentic Western Kentucky barbecue, the David School's program to help local people make and sell traditional craft items, and a national motorcycle-racing champion from Boone County. A 1997 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
John Fox Jr./Fly-Fishing/Breaks Interstate Park #318
A profile of the author of The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come, fly-fishing in Eastern Kentucky's streams, and the winter beauty of the "Grand Canyon of the South"—the gorge of the Russell Fork of the Big Sandy River on the Kentucky-Virginia border. A 1997 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Mustang Troop/Chicken Barbecue/Entertainment Farming #319
Teenagers from inner-city Lexington work with horses at the Kentucky Horse Park in a program designed to teach responsibility and boost self-esteem. Volunteer Sonny Burton barbecues for charity in Henderson. In Central Kentucky, farmers drum up business with pick-your-own days, petting zoos, and other family events. A 1997 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
James Archambeault/Sweet Tooth/Cumberland Falls #401
A photographer who specializes in Kentucky landscapes, a Newport candy shop where the treats are all hand-made, and waterfalls and the unique moonbow at Cumberland Falls State Park. A 1998 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Country Stores #402
Country stores throughout the state and the people who own and operate them. A 1998 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Swamp Valley Museum/Cowgirl Attic/Hubcap Man #403
Clayton Wells' unusual museum in Menifee County, which houses a wide variety of the things he has collected and saved all his life; Lexington jewelry designer Karen Payne and her collection of found objects; and Lincoln County's Don Wright, who collects and sells hubcaps. A 1998 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Drummer Boy/Wooden Kentucky/Terrapin Creek #404
Lexington's Shon Willis, a percussion prodigy at 6; sculptor Bobby Reed Falwell's carved wooden map of the state, which hangs in Frankfort; and a 140-acre wetlands nature preserve in Graves County. A 1998 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Whittler/Family Sawmill/Cumberland Bridge #405
Gene Ewing of Henderson, who insists that he doesn't carve—he whittles; the Hintons' family-run sawmill in Breckinridge County; and a bridge over the Cumberland River that was built in 1952 by local artisans from hand-quarried stone. A 1998 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
McDowell House/Sara Tucker Brooks/Tibetan Monks #406
The house in Danville where Dr. Ephraim McDowell performed the first successful abdominal surgery in 1809, a Frankfort quilt maker whose creations serve as family photo albums, and a Tibetan ceremony honoring Berea College President John Stephenson. A 1998 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Festival of Kentucky Folklife #407
Host Byron Crawford tours the 1997 Festival of Kentucky Folklife in Frankfort, samples traditional music and food, and tries his hand at some crafts and old-time chores. A KET production.
Andy Garrison/Alan Lommasson #408
Profiles of two Louisville artists: Filmmaker Andy Garrison works on Maxine, based on a short story by Kentucky author Gurney Norman, and modern dancer and choreographer Alan Lommasson conducts rehearsals and performances of the troupe he and his wife established. A 1998 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Civil War Costumer/Janice Holt Giles/Victorian Homes #409
Deb Rogers of Lexington makes men's and women's costumes for Civil War re-enactors. A group of volunteers works to restore the Adair County cabin and homestead of author Janice Holt Giles. And stately mansions in Henderson are a reminder of the town's Victorian-era heyday as one of the nation's wealthiest river ports. A 1998 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Mill Springs/Country Dance School/Weaver #410
An old mill near Lake Cumberland where a father and son still grind corn every day; traditional Appalachian/English dance taught at a Berea workshop; and spinner and weaver Mae Whittington of Daviess County, who turns the wool of sheep raised by her next-door neighbor into hand-crafted clothing and other products. A 1998 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Donkey Man/Rafting the Cumberland/Audubon Bird Garden #411
Grayson County sculptor Delmer Williams, who crafts items from donkey dung; a trip down the Cumberland River that combines beauty with adventure; and a garden built for birds at the Audubon Museum in Henderson County. A 1998 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Elmwood Inn/Barbourville Brick Yard/Waveland Christmas/Model Trains #412
History and high tea at an antebellum home in Perryville that's now a bed-and-breakfast, an abandoned factory and waste dump that's been transformed into a recreation area, a historic Lexington home as it would have looked at Christmastime in 1860, and a visit with model-train enthusiasts at a Kentucky Horse Park exhibit. A 1998 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Christmas Around Bardstown #413
Holiday festivities in and around the Nelson County town include a train ride, a tour of My Old Kentucky Home, reading by the fireside, and caroling. A 1998 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Aerobatic Pilot/Motorcycle Man/Ballooning/Calumet Farm #414
Liberty pharmacist Steve Hill, who also happens to be an aerobatic pilot with a hand-built plane; Bowling Green's Ricky Hudson, who has made Harley Davidsons both his hobby and his business; a Louisville couple who prefer to see the town from above in their own hot-air balloon; and a legendary Lexington horse farm. A 1998 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Pat McNeese/John Arrasmith/Newsom's Old Mill Store #415
McNeese, of Lexington, is a painter, musician, and filmmaker. Boone County's Arrasmith makes and sells Native American clothing and is a costumer and occasional actor for Hollywood movies. Newsom's Old Mill Store in Princeton has been run by the same family since 1917. A 1998 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
The Melungeons #416
Explores the various theories about the origins of the Melungeons, an Appalachian ethnic group of mixed ancestry whose forebears arrived in the New World at the time of the Spanish explorers. A 1998 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Sorghum Making/Wildflowers of Mammoth #417
Powell Countians carry on the tradition of making sorghum each fall. Volunteer naturalist Randy Seymour, who has written a book on the wildflowers of Kentucky cave country, serves as a guide to some colorful and rare examples. A 1998 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Outhouse Olympics/Mitchell Tolle/Sunflower Farm #418
The annual outhouse races at Penn's country store in Gravel Switch, a Berea painter at work on his specially commissioned portrait of former president Jimmy Carter, and the sunflower-drenched Carroll family farm in Franklin County. A 1998 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Adsmore House/Jazz Dance/Dale Hollow #419
A historic home in Princeton that depicts the life of a typical Victorian family in exhibits that change with the season, a workshop for jazz artists in Warren County, and Kentucky's newest state park. A 1998 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Garlic Farm/Stagecoach/Jesse Stuart #420
A Madison County couple who grow garlic for farmers' markets and restaurants, a stagecoach built by hand by the citizens of a small Breckinridge County town, and the Greenup County hollow where beloved Kentucky writer Jesse Stuart grew up. A 1998 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
David Jones/Arturo Sandoval/Bad Branch #421
A Bowling Green muralist who creates works of art on walls—inside and outside; the renowned University of Kentucky fiber artist whose tapestries incorporate a variety of materials; and a Letcher County nature sanctuary that offers trees, flowers, and a spectacular waterfall. A 1998 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Abraham Lincoln Bust/Mary Todd Lincoln House/Craft Marketing #422
A recent bust of Lincoln by sculptor Robert Berks, the Lexington house that was the girlhood home of Lincoln's wife, and an annual jurying process organized by the Kentucky Craft Marketing Program. A 1998 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
John Nation/Farmington/Paddlefish #423
This program highlights Louisville subjects: a photographer whose work celebrates the city, the historic home of the Speed family where Abraham Lincoln once visited, and an ancient fish now being raised in Kentucky and served at the Seelbach Hotel. A 1998 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Telefund Special #424
Byron Crawford hosts an expanded edition featuring highlights from the series: country singer/songwriter Tom T. Hall; the Nia Dance Troupe, an African-American dance company in Paducah; Louisville photographer John Nation; Terri Ramsey, Miss Wheelchair USA; and the Blessing of the Hounds at the Iroquois Hunt Club. A 1998 KET production.
Coal Camp/Nick Wilkins, Clown/Dr. James Golden #425
A former coal camp has become a tourist attraction in McCreary County; professional clown Nick Wilkins of Bowling Green, known as Broadway the Clown, takes his art seriously; and a retired physician in Bell County creates art from found objects. A 1998 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Doe Run Inn/The Musical Hamblins/Summer Art Camp #426
Jerry Barnaby's Brandenburg inn was built in 1792 as a mill. In Keavy, Moses and Evelyn Hamblin join her mother, Dora Mae Wagers, an original member of the Coon Creek Girls, in carrying on a musical heritage. Don Bocklage of Washington County hosts an annual summer arts-and-crafts camp for adults. A 1998 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Ricky Skaggs/Iron Works/Rich Griendling #501
The "down-home" life of bluegrass musician Ricky Skaggs and Bill Monroe's influence on his music; Covington's Stewart Iron Works, which still makes wrought iron by hand; and the work of a surrealist sculptor and graphic artist from Elizabethtown. A 1999 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Iroquois Hunt Club #502
Fox-hunting traditions, from the Blessing of the Hounds to the cross-country chase itself, continue at the Iroquois Hunt Club, situated on the Clark-Fayette county line. A 1999 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Prehistoric Stoneworks and Mounds/Magic Man/Steamboat Race #503
The Spratt Stoneworks in Menifee County and the Gaitskill Indian Mounds in Montgomery County offer insights into the lives of ancient Native Americans. Artie Kidwell of Covington makes a living—and teaches life lessons—through magic. Bob Edwards, host of National Public Radio's Morning Edition, returns to his native Louisville to ride along in the Kentucky Derby Festival's Great Steamboat Race. A 1999 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Bygone Amusement Parks #504
A look at gone-but-not-forgotten amusement parks in Kentucky: Fontaine Ferry in Louisville, Joyland in Lexington, Ludlow Lagoon in Northern Kentucky, Clyffeside Park in Ashland, and the original Beech Bend in Bowling Green. A 1999 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Ron and Janice Owens/Tom T. Hall #505
A visit to the Rockcastle County farm of an artistic couple—she paints, he makes willow furniture—and a profile of Olive Hill native Tom T. Hall, one of country music's most enduring and honored songwriters. A 1999 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
A Kentucky Utopia/Frank Lloyd Wright House/Fay Jones Chapel #506
A look at some interesting architecture: An abandoned town named Rugby inside the Big South Fork National Recreation Area, founded by Englishman Andrew Jackson Downing as a 19th-century utopian community, includes fine examples of Carpenter Gothic. The Zeigler House in Frankfort is the only house in the state designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. And Wright protegé Fay Jones created a stunning new chapel for Lindsey Wilson College. A 1999 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Mineral Museums/Ms. Wheelchair America/Stagecoach #507
Two collections—one at the University of Kentucky and the other at the Clement Mineral Museum in Marion—showcase stunning examples of the variety of minerals found beneath Kentucky's soil. Terri Cecil-Ramsey of Louisville, injured in a car accident several years ago, encourages others to adopt sports as part of their rehabilitation. And a hand-built stagecoach from days gone by, complete with an occasional rogue outlaw, takes travelers between Bardstown and Hodgenville. A 1999 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Camp HiHo/Dollmaker/Labrot & Graham/Hot-Air Balloons #508
A children's camp in Henry County started by a mom and her kids; Henrietta Calhoun's hand-made dolls and other crafts on display at the Marie Stewart Crafts Shop at Hindman Settlement School; Kentucky's oldest operating distillery, which still makes bourbon the old-fashioned way; and the Kentucky Derby Festival's hot-air balloon race. A 1999 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
1998 Holiday Special #509
Holiday music in the studio with Homer Ledford and host Byron Crawford, the Triple-F Christmas Tree Farm in Nelson County, and a look at growing poinsettias at Pemberton's Nursery in Lexington. A 1999 KET production.
Bengals Training Camp/Slave Wedding/Buffalo/Thumb-Picking #510
Georgetown College's football training facility, off-season home to the NFL Cincinnati Bengals; a dramatic reenactment of a slave wedding based on family history; raising buffalo for profit in Fleming County; and homemade ice cream and old-time music at a thumb-pickers' jam session at the Muhlenberg County courthouse. A 1999 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Wild Caving/Antique Toy Trains/Nia Dance Troupe #511
A Wild Cave Tour of Mammoth Cave, the Adkinses of Woodford County and their private museum of antique cast-iron and mechanized toys, and an African-American dance company from Paducah. A 1999 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Tandem Skydiving/Brian Weidlich/Land Between the Lakes History #512
A skydiving program in Green County lets novices "hitch a ride" with more experienced parachutists, a Lexington artist creates sculptures from stained glass, and long-time residents remember life in the area now known as Land Between the Lakes in the time before the lakes were created. A 1999 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Astronaut Terry Wilcutt/Ballerina Helen Starr/Buckhorn Lake #513
Tales from space and thoughts on the future of the space program from a Logan County native who has flown three missions; a retired Louisville Ballet dancer who now turns her attention to teaching the art to young people; and boating, swimming, and beautiful scenery at Buckhorn Lake State Park near Hazard. A 1999 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
State Symbols/Drag Racer/Great Minnow Regatta #514
A look at the origins of the official seal of Kentucky and other symbols of the Commonwealth from the Kentucky Historical Society; an annual yacht race on Barren River Lake; and Paducah businessman Billy Harper, who also happens to be a professional drag racer. A 1999 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Harlan Hubbard #515
Accompanied by his wife, Anna, author and painter Harlan Hubbard put his principles of self-sufficiency and simplicity to the test by living for years on a shantyboat cruising the Ohio-Mississippi River system, then moved to a small farm in Northern Kentucky. His books about his experiences won him a national following in the 1940s and helped inspire later "back-to-nature" movements. A 1999 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
The Battle of Mill Springs/John Muir's Walk #516
Newspaper editor and Civil War reenactor Stephen Bowling leads a tour of a southern Kentucky battlefield, re-creating an 1862 battle that helped turn the tide against the Confederates in the western theater. Dr. Richard Shore of Louisville retraces the Kentucky route of conservationist John Muir, who walked from Louisville to Florida in 1867. A 1999 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Larkspur Press/Malcolm Grear/Trail Riding #517
A visit to Gray Zeitz' press in Monterey, where books are still lovingly hand-set and printed; a Somerset native who's also a nationally renowned graphic artist; and a day-long horseback ride in Green County. A 1999 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
The Afrilachians #518
A remembrance of African-American mountaineers, coal miners, and railroad workers, including visits with poets Dorothy Fountain and Nikky Finney, guitarist Etta Baker, and the Buckingham Lining Bar Gang in Whitesburg. A 1999 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Byron Crawford hosts a special two-hour edition featuring people and places along the state's eastern and northern borders. Topics include the restored pioneer community near Cumberland Gap known as the Hensley Settlement, Louisville's Fourth Street, the historical statues along Covington's riverfront, an annual Native American powwow in Christian County, the Paramount Theater in Ashland, the Museum of the American Quilter's Society in Paducah, the Maplewood Cemetery in Mayfield, television host Nick Clooney, a young rodeo champion, author Robert Rennick, thumb-picking guitarists, and canoeists exploring caves around Mammoth Cave. A 1999 KET production.
Jeanne Dueber/Furniture Design/Dippin' Dots #520
A nun who's also a painter of religious subjects, a national furniture design contest sponsored by Bitner's Furniture in Louisville, and the Paducah-based company that's serving up the "ice cream of the future" in little dots. A 1999 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
The Kentucky History Center #521
Opened in 1999 as the new headquarters of the Kentucky Historical Society, the Kentucky History Center in Frankfort is also a museum housing interactive exhibits on the state's past. A 1999 KET production hosted by Byron Crawford.
Oneida Baptist Institute/Mingo Spirit Singers/Mill Creek Lake #601
A profile of the Oneida Baptist Institute in Clay County, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1999; Northern Kentucky singers who perform traditional Native American songs; and a lake in Natural Bridge State Park. A 2000 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Golden Retriever Rescuers/Bill Thomas/Civil War Tune #602
A Jefferson County rescue organization for needy dogs; a Hardin County nature writer, photographer, and free spirit; and music of the Civil War played by reenactors. A 2000 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
American Printing House for the Blind/Fulton Trains/Metropolis Lake #603
A nonprofit Louisville company that creates Braille books and other products for the visually impaired, trains and railroad history in Fulton County, and a nature preserve near Paducah. A 2000 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Claiborne Farm/Conrad-Caldwell House #604
World-famous Claiborne Farm near Paris has been home to some of the greatest thoroughbred horses in history—including Secretariat, who is buried there. Built in 1865, the Conrad-Caldwell House in Louisville is a Victorian showplace. A 2000 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Trover Clinic/Child's Playhouse/The Hummingbird Lady/Carter Caves #605
In Madisonville, Dr. Loman Trover built the "Mayo Clinic of Kentucky." In Paintsville, a couple built a fabulous playhouse for their granddaughter. Jeanine Brady of Marion County builds colorful feeders to attract hummingbirds to her backyard, and Carter Caves State Resort Park in Olive Hill attracts spelunkers and hikers alike with natural beauty. A 2000 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Paul Sawyier #606
A look at the life and work of the Franklin County painter and naturalist, best known for his pastoral watercolors inspired by Central Kentucky landscapes. A 2000 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Tilghman Heritage Center/Daniel Boone Forest Archaeology/John Ward/Lake Cumberland #607
A Paducah museum and antebellum/Civil War education center, a dig in Jackson County where archaeologists are uncovering Kentucky history circa 12,000 years ago, a Mount Sterling painter who's a rising star in the worlds of landscape and wildlife art, and Kentucky's longest lake. A 2000 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
The Dixie Highway #608
Host Dave Shuffett drives the eastern route of the old Dixie Highway—the "magic highway"—from the Roebling Bridge over the Ohio River at Covington to the Cumberland Gap at Middlesboro. While visiting some of the current roadside attractions, he also remembers those that flourished from the 1930s through the '50s but faded away with the coming of the interstate highways. A 2000 KET production.
Antebellum Archaeology/Llama Farm/Warsaw #609
19th-century artifacts from an archaeological dig at Riverside Farm near Louisville; Seldom Scene Farm in Woodford County, where Paul and Lindy Huber raise llamas and alpacas; and the historic small town of Warsaw in Gallatin County. A 2000 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Kentucky Life on the Road | Along Highway 68 #610
A special expanded edition features the history, culture, and people found along Highway 68. Driving from Maysville in the northeast to Paducah in the northwest, host Dave Shuffett stops at the Blue Licks and Perryville battlefields, the Shaker village at Pleasant Hill, a neon-lit drive-in restaurant in Paris, a farm where country hams are made, Bowling Green sites connected with native son and cooking entrepreneur Duncan Hines, and more. A 2000 KET production.
Bill Monroe's Hometown/Antique Cars/Catherine Smart Wells #611
The small Ohio County town of Rosine was the birthplace of Bill Monroe—and therefore of bluegrass music. Howard Brandon of Murray shows off his collection of antique automobiles, and Johnson County painter Catherine Smart Wells gives a tour of her studio. A 2000 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
The Mountain Eagle #612
Tom and Pat Gish have been publishing the Mountain Eagle in Whitesburg since the mid-1950s. This small-town newspaper has the motto "It Screams!" on its masthead, and it has won several national awards for its in-depth, sometimes crusading coverage of Eastern Kentucky issues. A 2000 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Jerrie Oughton/Don and Sylvia Coffey/Phillip Powell/Elkhorn Creek #613
A Lexington author who wrote for 35 years before attracting a major publisher, husband-and-wife hammered dulcimer players from Shelby County, a wildlife artist from Murray, and a look at Elkhorn Creek near Frankfort through the seasons. A 2000 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Crazy Quilts/Tattoo Museum/Cave Painter/Dawson Springs #614
Daviess County's Kay Wimsatt and her passion for crazy quilts; a Louisville tattoo parlor that also houses a museum of body art; abstract artist David Gulotta, who finds inspiration in the depths of Mammoth Cave; and Dawson Springs' past as a resort town and spring-training home of the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1914 to 1917. A 2000 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Richard Taylor/Dr. C.C. Howard/William T. Young Library/Heartwood Industries #615
A Kentucky poet laureate, the Kentucky doctor who attended Floyd Collins and Sgt. Alvin York, the William T. Young Library at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, and a Hartford factory that recycles old wooden materials into new flooring. A 2000 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Sally Brown Nature Preserve/Treasure Hunter/Wise Village Pickers/Lexington Cemetery #616
A Nature Conservancy preserve in Garrard County; Tracy Watkins of Jessamine County, who goes treasure hunting with a metal detector; Powell County young people learning to play bluegrass music from legends of the form; and the lush flora of the Lexington Cemetery. A 2000 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Lincoln's Boyhood Home/McConnell Springs/Firefighter Training/Log Cabins #617
Knob Hill Farm, where Abraham Lincoln spent his toddler and preschool years; the site where Lexington was founded, now a park and education center maintained by a volunteer foundation; airport training for firefighters who have to battle blazes aboard airplanes; and log cabins around the state. A 2000 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
The Lost Resort/Folk Dancing/Pine Mountain #618
Remembering the old-time resort at Edmonson County's Chalybeate Springs, folk-dancing with the Coffeys of Shelby County, and hiking the trails of Bell County's Pine Mountain State Resort Park. A 2000 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
McMahan Furniture/Kentucky PRIDE/Pipe Organ #619
A cherry furniture factory in Campbellsville, a region-wide effort to clean up Eastern Kentucky, and an organ performance by Jeff Jones on Danville Presbyterian Church's new Taylor and Boody pipe organ. A 2000 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
High Bridge/Archivist Tom Owen #620
Though long since eclipsed, High Bridge between Jessamine and Garrard counties was once the highest railroad bridge in the country—and a popular tourist destination in its own right. University of Louisville librarian and historian Tom Owen talks about the history of the River City. A 2000 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Joe Downing/Church Steeples/Miniature Horses #621
An internationally renowned multimedia artist from Bowling Green; Tec-Fab Inc. of Campbellsville, where metal church steeples are manufactured; and diminutive horses on a farm in Metcalfe County. A 2000 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Robert Penn Warren/Pennyroyal Museum #622
The home of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and novelist Robert Penn Warren, author of All the King's Men, at Guthrie in Todd County and a museum exhibit in Hopkinsville that pays tribute to early 20th-century "psychic healer" Edgar Cayce. A 2000 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Fort Harrod Holiday #623
Host Dave Shuffett takes a candlelight tour of the fort, visits a Victorian-decorated mansion museum complete with a Christmas Tree Festival, enjoys holiday music, and meets a Victorian-era version of Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. A 2000 KET production.
Gary Akers/Bomber Pilot/Kentucky Youth Chorus #701
A Boone County painter who works in egg tempera and his daughter, who is also taking up art; Graves County pilot Ralph Waldrop, who flew a B-26 bomber in World War II; and a performance by the 2000 Kentucky All-State Chorus. A 2001 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Wickliffe Mounds/Horse Mania/Jefferson County Memorial Forest #702
Native American burial mounds in Western Kentucky that date to 800 A.D., the colorful and creative horse statues from Lexington's 2000 public-art project, and a forest preserve located just 15 miles from downtown Louisville. A 2001 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Family Reunion/Tommy Clark/Jeannie Spears/Debbie Tuggle #703
The Pollittes of Mason County hold their 67th annual family reunion, a Campbellsville potter sculpts dinosaurs, a former mapmaker in Edmonton puts her drafting skills to work creating cards and silk-screen prints, and a Letcher County singer/songwriter combines her concern for the environment with her music. A 2001 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Hill Community Theater/Greyhound Rescue/Bybee Pottery #704
A Danville community theater troupe named for a Centre College scholar and writer; Jack Bricking of Richmond, who travels to greyhound tracks to save former racing dogs that would otherwise be destroyed; and the highly sought-after pottery made in the little community of Bybee. A 2001 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Newport Aquarium/Big Bone Lick/Cumberland River #705
Newport's riverside tourist attraction brings the life of the sea to the land of the bluegrass, while a state park nearby is home to prehistoric animal remains. Host Dave Shuffett canoes down a segment of the Cumberland River that's part of the national Wild and Scenic Rivers program, finding lots of scenic beauty and a little whitewater. A 2001 KET production.
Yardbirds/Blacksmith/Space-Age Design/Clark's River NWR #706
The artisans of Louisville's Yardbirds, who create fanciful creatures out of scrap metal and old tools; Oldham County's Dick Wright, who carries on the traditions of blacksmithing; Nancy Farmer, who quests for examples of "futuristic" design, circa the 1950s; and a National Wildlife Refuge in western Kentucky. A 2001 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Sculptor/Basketmaker/Treasure Hunt #707
Bellarmine University professor Bob Lockhart, whose bronze sculptures are found throughout Louisville; Owensboro homemaker Jan Treesh, who started making baskets as a hobby and now runs her own business selling them; and a hunt beneath old outhouses for antique glass. A 2001 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
ReRun/Mantle Rock #708
The Carlisle-based organization ReRun places retired thoroughbreds who might otherwise be destined for slaughter in loving new homes. Host Dave Shuffett visits a Nature Conservancy preserve in Livingston County that features natural arches and an unusual ecosystem. A 2001 KET production.
Kentucky Life on the Road | Along Highway 60 #709
In a special expanded edition, host Dave Shuffett takes a nostalgic tour of Kentucky by driving from Ashland to Paducah on U.S. 60. Stops include a drive-in restaurant, Grayson Lake, Calumet Farm, the state capitol, a Frankfort memorial to African-American Civil War veterans, a Louisville blues bar, Brandenburg, an Owensboro pastry shop, Camp Breckinridge, Smithland, and the Swan Lake Wildlife Management Area. A 2001 KET production.
Blue Licks Battlefield/Peter Eichhorn/Hydroponic Strawberries #710
The Northern Kentucky site of a bloody Revolutionary War battle, a Louisville stained-glass artist whose work embodies both Old and New World traditions, and an Edmonson County couple who grow strawberries without soil. A 2001 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Berea Carillon/Old Talbott Tavern/Elkhorn City #711
Kentucky's largest carillon, which rings the music of the bells out over the Berea College campus each day; a historic Bardstown landmark restored after a devastating fire; and a visit to Elkhorn City for small-town charm, picture-postcard mountain scenery, and outdoor adventure. A 2001 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
John Carpenter/Red Mile/Bernstadt #712
A Hollywood filmmaker (Halloween, Escape from New York) who grew up in Bowling Green, Lexington's harness-racing track, and a Laurel County colony established by Swiss immigrants in the 1800s. A 2001 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Larry Elmore/Crafters' Co-Op/Middlesboro Golf Course #713
A Leitchfield man who's one of America's most widely published fantasy artists; Munfordville's Creations from the Hart, a crafts store owned and operated by the crafters of Hart County; and a round of golf at the oldest continuously operated course in the country. A 2001 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
McAlpine Locks and Dam/Four Roses/Horseshoeing School #714
The locks and dam that allow boats to get around the Falls of the Ohio at Louisville, a historic distillery near Lawrenceburg, and a farrier's school in Shelby County. A 2001 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Columbus-Belmont Battlefield/Father-Son Garage/Pilot Knob #715
A park overlooking the Mississippi River in Hickman County commemorates an unusual Civil War battle, Frankfort's David Rodgers runs his business as a tribute to his father, and host Dave Shuffett and naturalist Joyce Bender hike through a Powell County nature preserve said to have been visited by Daniel Boone. A 2001 KET production.
Dr. Thomas Walker/Vietnam Veterans Memorial/Jeffersontown #716
Bell County festivities honoring the explorer who named Cumberland Gap and created some of the first maps of the region, a Frankfort monument that honors Kentuckians killed in Vietnam, and a walking tour of a historic town in Jefferson County. A 2001 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Denny Crum/Arrowheads/James Archambeault #717
Former University of Louisville basketball coach Denny Crum reviews his Hall of Fame career, host Dave Shuffett joins Dave Hellard to search for Indian arrowheads, and a Lexington photographer specializes in Kentucky landscapes. A 2001 KET production.
Explores the various theories about the origins of the Melungeons, an Appalachian ethnic group of mixed ancestry whose forebears arrived in the New World at the time of the Spanish explorers. A 2001 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Wood Carver/Piano Prodigy/Revolving Aquarium #719
Carver Bruce Smith of Villa Hills specializes in human caricatures in wood; 11-year-old Kelsey Tamayo of Hardin County composes music, plays more than 20 instruments, and actually loves to practice; and Bowling Green pet store owner Mitch Gibbs' patented revolving aquarium helps coral grow more naturally and keep its color. A 2001 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Oral History Commission/Harmonics/High School Choruses #720
The Kentucky Oral History Commission, begun in 1976, has one of the largest and most accessible collections of taped interviews in the country. A band of seniors in Louisville entertains with harmonicas and nostalgic songs. And high school singers perform in two choruses formed through the 2001 Kentucky Music Educators Association all-state audition process. A 2001 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Monroe County/Ed Hamilton #721
A tour of Monroe County, including barbecue restaurants, the Turkey Neck Bend Ferry, and the Old Mulkey Meeting House, and a visit with renowned Louisville sculptor Ed Hamilton as he completes his Washington, DC memorial to African-American soldiers of the Civil War. A 2001 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Minds Wide Open/Hickman #722
In Fayette County, a volunteer organization sponsors an art program for mentally disabled adults. Host Dave Shuffett journeys to Fulton County to visit a historic clock tower, a black history museum, a company that sells nuts, and a broom-making shop. A 2001 KET production.
Fly-Fishing/Eagleswings/Jay Bolotin #723
Host Dave Shuffett goes fly-fishing with 97-year-old Hub Perdew of Frankfort, who shares his secret for longevity. Ohio County ministers run a teen center. And Louisville artist Jay Bolotin works on his mixed-media creation Limbus, a "mechanical opera" that's part music and part sculpture and is based on a real-life tragedy. A 2001 KET production.
Dave Shuffett hosts a special edition featuring the Christmas lights and history of Burnside Island, special holiday reenactments at Jouett House in Versailles, life-size Santa images crafted by Lindy Evans, and old-fashioned Christmas dinners at the Forkland Community Center and Patti's 1880s Settlement. A 2001 KET production.
Alpine Motel/Italian Stonemasonry/Bagpiper #801
A quaint motel sitting high on a hill overlooking Burkesville in Cumberland County; the stonework of Italian immigrants that can still be seen on schools, churches, and coal company buildings throughout Eastern Kentucky; and the 2001 International Highland Games in Glasgow (KY), featuring a Kentucky bagpiper. A 2002 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Sunflower Sundries/Kentucky Dam Village/Pine Mountain Trail #802
The Gleason family's homemade soap, mustard, jams, jellies, and other products from their Robertson County farm; a visit to a popular state park on Kentucky Lake; and volunteers building a trail on Pine Mountain. A 2002 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Overbrook Tapestry/Jenny Wiley #803
A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the Overbrook Farm tapestry, which hangs in the University of Kentucky library named in honor of Lexington businessman and philanthropist William T. Young, and a look at the natural scenery of one of Kentucky's favorite state parks as well as the pioneer woman for whom it is named. A 2002 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Life on the Mississippi #804
A look at the Kentucky connections of writer Mark Twain and a riverboat trip down the Kentucky section of the Mississippi River, including stops at Fort Jefferson and the New Madrid Bend. A 2002 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Blanton Forest/Rob Morris/Natural Bridge #805
A hike through Blanton Forest, an old-growth forest in Harlan County recently re-opened to the public; a tour of the LaGrange home of Rob Morris, founder of the Order of the Eastern Star; and a look at fall colors in Powell County's Natural Bridge State Park. A 2002 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Native American Flutes/Walking Sticks/Watercolors #806
Tsa' Ne' Dos'e (London's Arnold Richardson) carves traditional Iroquois flutes and performs on them. Randy Spencer of Owensboro, an electrical engineer by trade, carves beautiful hiking sticks from sassafras wood. Louisville psychologist Jim Mahanes paints with watercolors. A 2002 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Wood Sculptor/Louisville Science Center/Runaway Slave Drama #807
Fayette County wood sculptor Philip Hultgren specializes in ceremonial mahogany bowls and other large pieces. The Louisville Science Center introduces kids of all ages to the science behind how things work. And Chautauqua performer Hasan Davis portrays the true story of Angus Augustus Burleigh, a slave who ran away from an Anderson County farm at age 16 to join the Union Army and fight in the Civil War. A 2002 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Woodbutcher's/Butcher Holler/Historic Clarks #808
A Louisville couple shows how they make the colorful furniture sold under Jimmy Buffett's "Margaritaville" imprint. Loretta Lynn's brother gives a tour of the family home in Johnson County. And Locust Grove marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of George Rogers Clark with a salute to the history-making Clark family. A 2002 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Simple Pleasures, Hidden Treasures #809
In a two-hour special, host Dave Shuffett finds all kinds of uniquely Kentucky delights, including an Appalachian chef, a rodeo team, a jeweler inspired by nature, and some long-timers—a couple still keeping house after 72 years of marriage and a family that has been farming the same land for 150 years. He visits a coal camp, a country music store, the Corvette Museum, the Kirchoff Bakery, the Mother of God Catholic Church, and the Louisville Zoo and goes to beloved landmarks like Cumberland Falls, the Land Between the Lakes, and the Red River Gorge, as well as lesser-known jewels such as the Goddard Covered Bridge and the Parkette Drive-In. A 2002 KET production.
Kentucky Railway Museum/Photographer Rick McComb/Earthwatch at Mammoth Cave #810
A trip through Central Kentucky aboard a train from the Kentucky Railway Museum in New Haven, a photographer who has traveled an estimated 320,000 miles to photograph students and teachers in Kentucky's 1,400 schools, and an archaeology project in which Earthwatch volunteers inventory and study artifacts found in Mammoth Cave. A 2002 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Cumberland Inn Museum/James Family Musicians/Quilter Jan Darnell #811
The unusual collections at the Cumberland College-operated museum in Williamsburg, a musical Corinth family whose members both make and play instruments, and the quilts of Taylorsville's Jan Darnell. A 2002 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Strickler's Stained Glass/Artist Erika Kaiser/Kentucky Down Under #812
A small firm in Auburn that carries on a time-honored tradition of making stained glass, an Austrian-born painter who has become a prominent neo-primitive artist, and a family-run park that offers both cave tours and animals and culture from the Australian Outback. A 2002 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Larkspur Press/GO Women/Sculptor Wyatt Gragg #813
An Owen County printer who hand-sets type and publishes many of Kentucky's most respected authors, a Clark County organization promoting social and economic change for women of Eastern and Central Kentucky, and a Louisville sculptor who had many professions before rediscovering his childhood interest in impressions and casting. A 2002 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Harlan and Anna Hubbard #814
Writer Harlan Hubbard and his wife, Anna, lived for more than 40 years without electricity—but with plenty of books, music, and art—in an isolated spot near the Ohio River in the Trimble/Campbell County area. A 2002 KET production.
Hawksview Gallery/Ron Thomas/Wild Cave Tour #815
The glass-blowing studio of Michel and Bernie North, woodturner Ron Thomas, and a tour of Mammoth Cave for the truly adventurous. A 2002 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Liberty Hall/Shaker Clocks #816
Visits the 18th-century Frankfort home of U.S. Senator John Brown and Denby Studios in Versailles, where Shaker-style clocks are made by hand. A 2002 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Crane House/Red River Gorge Rock Climbers/Western Wetlands #817
An Asian cultural center in Louisville, rock-climbing adventures in the Red River Gorge, and swamp scenery from Western Kentucky. A 2002 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
William Whitley House/Art at Bernheim/Eagle Watching #818
The Lincoln County home of a Kentucky pioneer and "Indian fighter," an artists-in-residence program at Bernheim Forest and Arboretum, and the majestic eagles that inhabit Reelfoot Lake. A 2002 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Aerial Photographer Bill Fortney/Wildlife Artist Ray Harm #819
Profiles of a photographer who conducts weekend seminars and pilots his ultralight airplane to get aerial shots of national parks and a nationally known wildlife artist/naturalist who lived in Kentucky for many years. A 2002 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Dinwiddie Lampton Jr./Ornamental Concrete/Joe Petro #820
A Louisville businessman who owns one of the largest private collections of horse-drawn carriages in North America; a family business in Cave City that makes ornamental concrete products; and a Lexington-born sculptor, adept in bronze and clay, who is also a master printmaker. A 2002 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Northern Kentucky Special #821
The Behringer-Crawford Museum, the Newport Aquarium, Covington Community Center arts projects, Newport on the Levee, riverboats, and Mainstrasse and other historic neighborhoods in Covington. A 2002 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
As part of the largest exodus of U.S. citizens in American history, Confederate veterans from Kentucky and other states fled to Brazil after the Civil War and established a permanent settlement. Their descendants still dress up in hoop skirts and sing "Dixie"—in Portuguese/Brazilian accents. A 2002 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Salina Ramsay/Jason Kelty/Georgetown Museum #823
An equine artist from Lexington, a Western Kentucky sculptor who works from large stones, and a Scott County museum with an extraordinary collection of silver made by silversmiths on the 18th-century frontier. A 2002 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Christmas Special 2002 #824
Host Dave Shuffett and canine co-star Sadie introduce Christmas segments from around Kentucky, including music and lights from Renfro Valley, toy trains under the Christmas tree at Covington's Behringer-Crawford Museum, and a photo session in which pets get their pictures taken with Santa. A 2002 KET production.
Dog Agility Training/Elvis Impersonator #901
Host Dave Shuffett and his dog, Sadie, meet a champion dog from Louisville and see a canine agility competition at the Kentucky Horse Park. Eddie Miles, considered one of the 10 best Elvis impersonators (out of 35,000), explains how and why he became an Elvis "tribute artist." And nature scenes from the Daniel Boone National Forest's southern region track wildflowers through the seasons. A 2003 KET production.
Photographer Warren Brunner/Aardvark Woodworks/Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen #902
A photographer from Madison County who turns out books and calendars on Appalachian topics; Charles and Norma Perdue of Lee County, who make wooden toy chests; and a Jefferson County business where old-fashioned pies, cakes, and ice cream are made from scratch. A 2003 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Motorbike Champ/Kenny's Country Cheese/Miniature Donkeys #903
Shelby County's Ryan Young, a six-time national champion bike rider; Kenny Mattingly and his family in Barren County, who make cheese right on their farm; and a Larue County man who raises miniature donkeys. A 2003 KET production.
Pool Prodigy/Kids on the Block/Fishing for Smiles/Fabulous Leopard Percussionists #904
A 7-year-old pool ace from Green County; a nonprofit organization from Bowling Green dedicated to informing children about social issues through puppetry; a fishing event for special-needs children; and Diane Downs, founder and director of the Fabulous Leopard Percussionists, made up of Jefferson County children. A 2003 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Stephanie Townsend/Emma Reno Connor Black History Gallery/Kinniconick Creek #905
Bowling Green artist Stephanie Townsend; the Hardin County home of Emma Reno Connor, now transformed into a museum chronicling the lives of prominent African Americans; and scenic Kinniconick Creek in Lewis County, known to fishermen for its native muskie population. A 2003 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Estill County Arts/Henry Clay's Gardens/Elizabeth Kaiser Fine Candies #906
Art on Main, an Estill County gallery that's helping to revitalize downtown Irvine; the volunteer-maintained formal gardens at Henry Clay's estate in Lexington; and a Bowling Green husband-and-wife team who create delicious, edible art. A 2003 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Lexington Hustlers/Lower Howard's Creek #907
The Lexington Hustlers, an integrated African-American baseball team that began playing in 1945, and the history of Lower Howard's Creek, a nature preserve in Clark County. A 2003 KET production.
Glassworks/John and Mary Loeser/Simply Oaxaca #908
A new collaborative in Louisville that has brought together artists from every genre of glassmaking; John Loeser, who has been playing the harmonica all his long life; and Lexington-based business Simply Oaxaca, created to promote and share traditions of Hispanic cultures in the Bluegrass area. A 2003 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Kentucky Life on the Road | Along Highway 62 #909
In a special expanded edition, host Dave Shuffett tours Kentucky by driving from Maysville to Wickliffe on U.S. 62. Stops along the way include visits to Georgetown, Versailles, Bardstown, Elizabethtown, Central City, Princeton, and Paducah. A 2003 KET production.
Old-Time Fiddler/Amphibious Cars #910
Fiddler John Harrod of Owen County has spent 30 years finding and documenting Kentucky fiddlers and old-time fiddle tunes and continues to pass on this lively, indigenous roots music to the next generation. At Lake Cumberland, owners of rare amphibious cars built in Germany in the 1960s put their unusual vehicles to the test on land and on water. A 2003 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Battle of Perryville/D.H. Western Village/New Kolb Aircraft/J.D. Crowe #911
A national gathering of Civil War reenactors at the 140th anniversary of the Battle of Perryville, a dude ranch near Flemingsburg, ultralight airplanes made in London, and Grammy-winning bluegrass musician J.D. Crowe. A 2003 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
WWII Nurse/Schimpff's Confectionery/Wooden Hats #912
Host Dave Shuffett shares stories with World War II Army nurse Martha Penn of Frankfort; spotlights a candy store in Jeffersonville, IN that has been using traditional methods of making candy for more than 100 years; and introduces Chris Ramsey of Somerset, who makes wooden hats. A 2003 KET production.
The Amtrak Cardinal/Miniature Log Cabins/Bardstown Road Youth Cultural Center #913
An Amtrak train ride along the Ohio River; Adair County craftsman Lowell Carter, who makes miniature log cabins; and the Bardstown Road Youth Cultural Center in Louisville, where youngsters not only help themselves but also help the community. A 2003 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Aromescence/Marengo Cave/Painter Dan Dutton #914
Host Dave Shuffett tours Aromescence, a husband-and-wife candle-making business in Calvert City; visits the stunning Marengo Cave in Indiana; and introduces painter Dan Dutton of Somerset. A 2003 KET production.
Joe Ley Antiques/Historic Walking Sticks/Pine-Needle Baskets/Arts Across Kentucky Magazine #915
Louisville antique dealer Joe Ley, who has turned a penchant for junk and an eye for value into one of the most successful antiques businesses in the country; Norman Downs' hand-made walking sticks, made from old wood taken from demolished buildings; pine needle raffia basketry by Pamela Smith of Elizabethtown; and Arts Across Kentucky magazine. A 2003 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Schwartz's Countryside Bake Shop/Living Arts and Science Center/Powered Parachute #916
Schwartz's Countryside Bake Shop in Auburn is known for the "best pecan pie in the west." Lexington's Living Arts and Science Center allows children and adults to explore the arts and sciences through workshops, field trips, classes, and exhibits, while Steve Thomas of Calloway County explores by way of a powered parachute. A 2003 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Park Mammoth Resort/Pumpkin Alley/Day of the Dead/Land Between the Lakes #917
A quaint hotel in Park City that has been a part of the scenery in the Mammoth Cave area for many years, a Middlesboro neighborhood's annual wonderland of Halloween jack-o'-lanterns, Day of the Dead celebrations in Lexington, and a look at some of the wildlife found in the Land Between the Lakes. A 2003 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Photographer Chuck Summers/Sculptor Jeff Underwood/Maysville Bridge #918
The nature photography of Chuck Summers, who shoots primarily in his own back yard—Cumberland Gap National Historic Park; the simple complexity of metal sculptor Jeff Underwood's work, which graces museums and yards alike; and a look at the William Harsha Bridge in Maysville, the first cable-stayed bridge in Kentucky. A 2003 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
ROTC Training/Cave City Farmers' Market/Artist Debbie Joplin/Wild Horse Adoption #919
Army ROTC training at Fort Knox; fresh fruits, vegetables, and more at the Cave City Farmers' Market; mixed-media artist Debbie Joplin of Crestwood, who creates sculptures from hand-dyed silk; and a Bagdad couple who have adopted two wild horses. A 2003 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Carving Carousel Horses/Soap Maker/Stearns Coal History/Artist Barbara Stallard #920
Master woodcarver Bud Ellis shares the almost-lost art of carving carousel horses with Lexington students, Kathy Haynes-Ellis of Russell Springs makes soap the old-fashioned way, a McCreary County museum teaches about coal-mining history, and artist Barbara Stallard creates innovative paintings and prints. A 2003 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Kentucky Music Hall of Fame/Raven Run/Sculptor Paul Fields #921
The Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Renfro Valley, the Raven Run nature sanctuary outside Lexington, and sculpture by Paul Fields of Louisville. A 2003 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Pisgah Church/Artist Martin Rollins/Rogers Scholars #922
The historic Pisgah Church in Woodford County, painter Martin Rollins of Louisville, and the Rogers Scholars Program's intensive one-week summer session for high school students from 42 counties in Southern and Eastern Kentucky. A 2003 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
David and Lalie Dick/Buffalo Crossing Ranch #923
Kentucky native David Dick and his wife, Lalie, work together to publish his books and write several columns, including "A View from Plum Lick" in Kentucky Living magazine. Shelbyville's Buffalo Crossing Restaurant and Family Fun Ranch raises and serves up American bison. A 2003 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Christmas at the Jouett House/Lindy Evans/Patti's 1880s Settlement #924
A pioneer Christmas at the Jouett House in Versailles, Lindy Evans' sculpted Santas, and holiday lights and sounds at Patti's 1880s Settlement. A 2003 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Christmas Island/Christmas Dinner at Forkland/Warren Wolf #925
The lights of Burnside State Park's Christmas Island, Christmas dinner at the Forkland Community Center, music by Warren Wolf, and snow scenes with Sadie. A 2003 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
McLean River Towns/Dinosaur World/Andee Rudloff #1001
Host Dave Shuffett traces the route of the Green River through the McLean County towns of Livermore and Calhoun; visits Dinosaur World in Cave City; and introduces Bowling Green artist and muralist Andee Rudloff, who was commissioned to paint a pair of fiberglass catfish for a display of public art in Tennessee. A 2004 KET production.
Ruby Pearl Felix/Failte Irish Imports/Mark Whitley #1002
Ruby Pearl Felix from the Ohio County town of Hartford, who's still quilting at 100; Lexington's Irish import shop; and Smiths Grove woodworker Mark Whitley. A 2004 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
John Christopher Knight/Nature Academy #1003
Host Dave Shuffett and Sadie tour the Nature Academy in Owen County with Rich Detzel and learn about some herbal remedies made from things most people consider weeds. In Logan County, John Christopher Knight shares his original songs about his family's simple life on a farm with no electricity, cars, or indoor plumbing. A 2004 KET production.
Glier's Goetta/U of L Photo Archives/Mini-Corvettes #1004
Glier's in Covington is the largest producer of goetta (a German side dish often compared to breakfast sausage or scrapple) in the U.S. The University of Louisville Photographic Archives houses more than 1.2 million historical images. And in Bowling Green, an annual mini-Corvette race raises money for Junior Achievement. A 2004 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Old Crow Inn/Lonnie and Twyla Money/Mini Mansions/Vernon-Douglas Nature Preserve #1005
Visits to the Old Crow Inn in Danville, the oldest stone house west of the Allegheny Mountains; Laurel County folk artists Lonnie and Twyla Money, whose work is included in the permanent collection of the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art; the Mini Mansions Dollhouse and Miniature Shoppe in Owensboro; and the Vernon-Douglas State Nature Preserve. A 2004 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Thomas Edison House/Extreme Skate Park/Wrather Museum #1006
The Thomas Edison House, where the famed inventor lived, worked, and experimented while living in Louisville; Louisville's Extreme Skate Park; and Murray State University's Wrather West Kentucky Museum, which spotlights the social, cultural, and economic development of Western Kentucky and the Jackson Purchase. A 2004 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Fossil Hunting/Broadmoor Gardens/Barbara Kingsolver #1007
Host Dave Shuffett hunts fossils in Southern Indiana and Hazard and tours Breckinridge County's Broadmoor Gardens Conservatory and Wildlife Sanctuary, which houses eight gardens, a tropical plant conservatory, and a wildlife rehabilitation center. Also, a chat with author Barbara Kingsolver, a Nicholas County native. A 2004 KET production.
WWII Ship/Three Fork Creek Ostrich Ranch/Jailhouse Arts & Crafts/Dan Torpey Toys #1008
A World War II LST (Landing Ship, Tank) visiting Paducah; an Owen County ostrich ranch; an old jail in Taylorsville that's now an arts and craft cooperative; and the handmade whirligigs, thingamabobs, and other automata at Dan Torpey Toys in Louisville. A 2004 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Shelbyville Saddlebreds/Louisville Bach Society #1009
Host Dave Shuffett visits Shelbyville to look in on some saddlebred horses and meets Melvin Dickinson, founder and conductor of the Louisville Bach Society. A 2004 KET production.
Kentucky's Last Great Places: A Kentucky Life Special #1010
A rare opportunity to journey to some of the few remaining places that look much as they did when the first European settlers began arriving in Kentucky. Inspired by the book Kentucky's Last Great Places, written and photographed by Thomas Barnes, host Dave Shuffett explores hidden areas in every corner of the Commonwealth. A 2004 KET production.
Insect Photographer/Pleasant Retreat/Log Cabin Getaway #1011
Tom Myers, a Lexington entomologist and award-winning photographer who has traveled around the world to take pictures of insects and other animals; Pleasant Retreat, the Lancaster house built by William Owsley, governor of Kentucky from 1844 to 1848; and Mullins Log Cabin Country Getaway, an 1850s log cabin that now hosts crafts classes. A 2004 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Buffalo Trace Distillery/Salato Wildlife Education Center/Junkman Albert Hartmann/Natural Bridge Sky Lift #1012
Host Dave Shuffett visits Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, the oldest continuously operating distillery in America; talks with Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Tom Bennett about the new buffalo exhibit at the Salato Wildlife Education Center; and introduces Al Hartmann of Covington, who turns junk into miniature replicas of antique cars, World War II battleships, and more. Also, a ride on the privately owned Natural Bridge Sky Lift. A 2004 KET production.
Greenbo Lake/Paul and Patricia Ferrell/Kentucky Artisan Heritage Trails #1013
Greenbo Lake State Park and its lodge, named for local author Jesse Stuart; woodturner Paul Ferrell of Crofton and his wife and fellow artist, potter Patricia Ferrell; and the Kentucky Artisan Heritage Trails project, launched at Eastern Kentucky University to spotlight cultural heritage tourism opportunities in southeastern Kentucky. A 2004 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Rudy Ayoroa/Lincoln Library and Museum/Mammoth Cave #1014
Rudy Ayoroa, an artist from Bolivia who lived and worked in Danville for more than 20 years; the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum in Harrogate, TN; and scenery from Mammoth Cave National Park. A 2004 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
The Streckers/Lincoln Trails Honey Farm/Raymond Klass #1015
Chris, Erika, and Zoé Strecker and Zoé's husband, Mike Frasca—all artists from Mercer County; Ken Garman's Lincoln Trails Honey Farms in Hardin County; and photographer Raymond Klass, who "paints with light" inside Mammoth Cave. A 2004 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Paralympic Fencing Team/Mitchell Rickman/Kentucky Reptile Zoo #1016
Coach Leslaw Stawicki and the U.S. Paralympic wheelchair fencing team in action at the Louisville Fencing Center; the Kentucky Reptile Zoo, where one of the largest and most diverse collections of venomous snakes in the world is helping to save lives; and potter Mitchell Rickman of Bowling Green. A 2004 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Bill Luster/Federal Grove/Laura Brewer #1017
Photographer Bill Luster, who has worked for the Courier-Journal for 30 years, mounts an exhibit of his work in his hometown of Glasgow. In Auburn, Terry Blythe operates a bed-and-breakfast in an 1871 mansion. And Warren County upholsterer Laura Brewer recycles scraps into whimsical Christmas stockings. A 2004 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Challenger Center/Dinosaur Dentist/Bert & Bud's Vintage Coffins #1018
At the Challenger Center at Hazard Community College, 6th graders are treated to an interactive space exploration experience. Danville dentist Jack Hankla and his son, John, have built one of the largest and most important private collections of dinosaur bones in America. And one of the last custom coffin makers in Kentucky carries on at Bert & Bud's Vintage Coffins in Murray. A 2004 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Garden Club of Kentucky/Colonial House Furniture/W.T. Stinson #1019
The headquarters of the Garden Club of Kentucky in Nannine Clay Wallis' 1851 home in Paris; Colonial House, a family-run furniture workshop in Auburn that has been creating fine furniture since 1952; and stained-glass artist W.T. Stinson. A 2004 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
UK Cooperative Extension Service/Kentuckians Chorus #1020
Video clips from the television show Extension Today: On the Air introduce the activities of the University of Kentucky's Cooperative Extension Service. The Kentuckians Chorus, a men's barbershop chorus from Lexington, rehearses for and then performs in a regional competition in Louisville. A 2004 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Cave Hill Cemetery/Cardome Centre #1021
The historic and scenic Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville combines an outdoor museum of 19th-century landscape architecture and a vast botanical garden with the graves of many prominent citizens, including Gen. George Rogers Clark and Col. Harland Sanders. The Cardome Centre in Georgetown, a former girls' school, now hosts meetings, classes, and other events. A 2004 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Labyrinths/Baker Arboretum #1022
Visits to eight labyrinths across the state, including one under construction in Danville, explore the resurgence of this ancient tool for meditation and spiritual seeking. In Bowling Green, businessman Jerry Baker leads a tour of one of the region's best-kept secrets: the Baker Arboretum. A 2004 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Kentucky Artisan Center/Land Between the Lakes/Andrew Jackson Smith #1023
A look at the creation and the offerings of the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, plus a two-part report on volunteer efforts in the Land Between the Lakes region. In addition to restoring old cemeteries, a group called Between the Rivers has brought some long-overdue recognition to Civil War veteran Andrew Jackson Smith, an ex-slave and posthumous Medal of Honor winner. A 2004 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
2004 Christmas Special #1024
The Garden Club of Kentucky's holiday boutique in Paris, a visit to the Bethlehem post office with stamp collector Linda Lawrence, antique toys on display at the Hunt-Morgan House in Lexington, and Christmas music by Angel Voices and Ars Nova. A 2004 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Grider Hill Dock/Louisville Slugger Museum/Minnie Adkins/Amon's Sugar Shack #1101
The Grider Hill Dock on Lake Cumberland, which has been in the Sloan family since the construction of the lake itself in the 1950s; the Louisville Slugger Factory and Museum in Louisville; Minnie Adkins, an Elliott County folk artist known worldwide for her colorful wooden animals; and Amon's Sugar Shack in Somerset, a family-run restaurant, bakery, and catering business that's also an integral part of community life. A 2005 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Ultralight Instructor/Dobree Adams/Miniature Toys #1102
Lucian Bartosik, an ultralight airplane pilot and instructor from Hopkinsville; Dobree Adams, a fiber artist and photographer who raises her own sheep for her woven creations; and a collection of toy tractors and other nostalgic miniatures in Paris. A 2005 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
GlitterBug Glass/Tygarts Creek/Babe Ruth Bat #1103
At GlitterBug Glass and Handmade Beads in Lexington, artist Ashley Watson blows her own beads. Host Dave Shuffett canoes Tygarts Creek in Carter County with wildlife writer and photographer Soc Clay and visits the Louisville Slugger Factory and Museum to see a Babe Ruth baseball bat found in a closet. A 2005 KET production.
Sam Abell/Somernites Cruise #1104
University of Kentucky graduate Sam Abell, a photojournalist for National Geographic, has lived what he calls the "photographic life"—and has nine books and thousands of arresting images to show for it. In Somerset, thousands of car enthusiasts from around the country regularly converge on the town square for some of the largest cruise-ins anywhere. A 2005 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Louisville Blues/Bull Riders/Garry Bibbs #1105
A remembrance of early Louisville blues history, when performers like Sylvester Weaver and Sara Martin were beginning to hone their sound; father-and-son bull riders Rick and Rod Dizney of Knox County, founders of the Appalachian Pro Bull Rider's Association; and University of Kentucky art professor and sculptor Garry Bibbs. A 2005 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
The Liberian Connection #1106
Travels to Africa to explore the origins of Liberia, a country founded by African-American slaves who were offered their freedom if they were willing to leave America and start a new nation in West Africa. In an area still referred to as "Kentucky in Africa," the principal town, Clay-Ashland, was named to honor Henry Clay, U.S. senator from Kentucky and president of the American Colonization Society in the 1800s. A 2005 KET production.
Bauer's Candies/Appalachian Artisan Center/Wheeler's Pharmacy #1107
The creamy combination of marshmallow and caramel called the Modjeska, made for more than 100 years by Bauer's Candy; folk art and craft work at the Kentucky Appalachian Artisan Center in Hindman; and Wheeler's Pharmacy in Lexington, where meals are still served at an old-fashioned lunch counter. A 2005 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Juggernaut Jug Band/Gil Hibben/Lexington Public Library Clock/Wild and Scenic Photos #1108
The Juggernaut Jug Band, which preserves a distinct musical style that originated in its hometown of Louisville back in the 1920s; knifemaker Gil Hibben of La Grange, whose clients have ranged from the White House to Elvis Presley to the movies; the distinctive ceiling clock and pendulum adorning the lobby of the Lexington Public Library; and a photographic preview of the Wild and Scenic Kentucky special. A 2005 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary/Howard Steamboat Museum/Tim Lewis #1109
The Floracliff nature preserve in southern Fayette County, which offers an incredible spring wildflower display and the largest travertine (petrified waterfall) in Kentucky; the Howard Steamboat Museum in southern Indiana; and self-taught stone carver Tim Lewis of Isonville. A 2005 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Wild and Scenic Kentucky: A Kentucky Life Special #1110
Dave Shuffett rafts, canoes, sails, kayaks, rides, hikes, and bikes his way around Kentucky, enjoying wildlife and outdoor adventure across the state. Sights include the Russell Fork of the Big Sandy River, Breaks Interstate Park, the Pine Mountain Trail, black bears at Kingdom Come State Park, Daniel Boone National Forest, Cave Run Lake, the Red River and its surrounding natural arches, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, the Ohio River, the museum at Big Bone Lick State Park, Clifty Falls State Park in Southern Indiana, Mammoth Cave National Park, Land Between the Lakes, Audubon State Park, wetlands at Henderson Sloughs WMA, and Reelfoot Lake.
Prescribed Burns at Mammoth Cave/Citizen Police Academy/It's a Jungle Clayworks #1111
Staff members at Mammoth Cave National Park learn to use fire as a catalyst for growth and change, and Lexington's Citizen Police Academy offers students the chance to ride in a cruiser, watch officers on the job, and learn about the many aspects of police work. Also, a visit to It's a Jungle Clayworks in Ohio County. A 2005 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Military History Museum/Underground Railroad Quilts/Canoeing the Green/Homeplace #1112
The Kentucky Military History Museum in Frankfort preserves artifacts of volunteer military organizations from the Revolution through the Gulf War, and the work of Louisville quilter Willie Pride reveals secrets from African-American history. Outdoors author Johnny Molloy canoes the Green River, and the nearby Homeplace, a "working timeline farm," gives visitors a taste of farm life from past to present to future. A 2005 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Pinecliffe Gardens/Bybee Pottery/Camp Nelson #1113
Pinecliffe Gardens, a family-run flower farm in Philpot, offers more than 1,000 varieties of daylily cultivars and 300 hostas. At Bybee Pottery in Madison County, the fifth and sixth generations of the Cornelison family turn out sought-after wares. And at Camp Nelson, reenactors dramatize Kentucky's role in enlisting African-American troops in the Civil War, and a tinsmith demonstrates his craft. A 2005 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Lacey Griffey/Bruce McElya/River City Drum Corp #1114
Lacey Griffey, an Appalachian cook from Benham, prepares fried chicken for a big church supper; Simpsonville photographer Bruce McElya shows his pictures of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon; and Louisville's River City Drum Corp trains children and young adults in African drumming—and in life. A 2005 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Dan Barnes/Charline Marrinan/Elephant Trainer/Carroll Sanders #1115
Artist Dan Barnes, who owns an upholstery and furniture design business and creates functional art pieces with stained glass; photographer Charline Marrinan, who doesn't let a mental disability stop her from capturing beautiful nature photos; Pat Harned, who trains and handles elephants for the Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus; and chainsaw artist Carroll Sanders of Hancock County. A 2005 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Soc Clay/Agate Hunting/International Cuisine #1116
Soc Clay of South Shore, who has been writing about and photographing outdoor subjects for more than 30 years; agate hunting in the streams of Eastern Kentucky; an international dinner representing 22 countries; and a lesson in tamale making at Somerset's newly opened Hacienda Restaurant. A 2005 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Sharpe's Houseboats/The Junkman/Ronald and Jessie Cooper #1117
The luxurious vessels manufactured at Sharpe's Houseboats in Somerset; music by the Junkman, a native Louisvillian who makes music with found objects; and husband-and-wife folk artists Jessie and Ronald Cooper of Flemingsburg. A 2005 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Garden of Hope/Frazier Museum #1118
The Garden of Hope in Covington is a re-creation of the Garden Tomb in Jerusalem, one of several sites claiming to be the burial place of Jesus. Louisville's Frazier Historical Arms Museum (now the Frazier International History Museum) displays weaponry from throughout history. A 2005 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
St. Thomas Log House/Laurel Gorge #1119
Near Bardstown, volunteers set out to preserve the 1795 log house that was home to the first bishop of the Bardstown Diocese, the forerunner to the Archdiocese of Louisville, and a wellspring of Catholic history in Kentucky. Host Dave Shuffett hikes and fishes in Elliott County's spectacular Laurel Gorge and visits the nearby Laurel Gorge Cultural Heritage Center. A 2005 KET production.
Clifty Falls/Raymond Athey State Nature Preserve #1120
Clifty Falls State Park near Madison, IN and a controlled burn at Raymond Athey State Nature Preserve in Logan County. A 2005 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Festival of Trees/Wonderland of Lights/Scuba Santa #1121
The Festival of Trees at Ashland's Paramount Arts Center, the Winter Wonderland of Lights in Ashland's Central Park, and a scuba-diving Santa at the Newport Aquarium. A 2005 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
White Buffalo/Prater's Fort/Sheep Farmer #1201
At the Buffalo Crossing Fun Ranch in Shelby County, the birth of a rare white bison has attracted national attention. In downtown Salyersville, the Magoffin County Historical Society has created a pioneer village out of 15 log cabins originally located throughout this area of Eastern Kentucky. And in Calloway County, Tammy Cothran raises Shetland sheep, then turns their wool into beautiful woven goods. A 2006 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
River Heritage Museum/Kentucky Down Under/LaVon Williams/Air Dogs #1202
The River Heritage Museum in Paducah features interactive exhibits and special projects. Kentucky Down Under brings a sampling of Australian culture and wildlife to cave country. Lexington folk artist LaVon Williams, a fifth-generation woodcarver, creates figures and panels reflecting urban African-American life. And host Dave Shuffett meets a world-champion canine at a dock-diving competition for dogs in Shelby County. A 2006 KET production.
Brian Maslyar/Kentucky School of Craft/Pickin' at Newton's #1203
Photographer Brian Maslyar visits the Red River Gorge and offers pointers for taking better nature photos. The Kentucky School of Craft in Hindman teaches crafts and business skills as part of an ambitious community development effort. Joe Cissell meets host Dave Shuffett at a country store near Bardstown for some old-time guitar picking. A 2006 KET production.
Ray Bridewell/Shannon Lamp Service/Laurien Berenson #1204
Bellevue artist Ray Bridewell creates beautiful crystalline jewelry using material that potters have traditionally taken out with the trash. The family-operated Shannon Lamp Service in Lexington specializes in creating custom lamps and lampshades. And mystery writer Laurien Berenson of Versailles writes novels in which her dogs play a prominent role. A 2006 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Yatesville Lake/Damon Farmer/Asphalt Institute/Natcher Strings #1205
Yatesville Lake State Park in Lawrence County; artist Damon Farmer of Woodford County, who travels the world creating elaborate sand sculptures; an international trade organization headquartered in Fayette County that does research and marketing on asphalt; and a music education program at Bowling Green's Natcher Elementary School founded by Western Kentucky University music professor William Scott. A 2006 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Thomas Clark Center/Woodworker/River Exhibit/Sugar Creek Resort #1206
Host Dave Shuffett visits the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History and explores the exhibit "A River Runs Through Us." Bob Tucker uses the woodworking techniques of an earlier generation in his Barren County studio, Foxfire, and Tom Beale leads trail rides and team-building exercises at the Sugar Creek Resort in Jessamine County. A 2006 KET production.
Rabbit Hash/Dentistry Antiques/Irish Tower #1207
Host Dave Shuffett and his dogs visit Rabbit Hash to pass some time at the oldest operating general store in the state and discover how a Labrador retriever came to be elected mayor. Dentist Timothy Donley of Bowling Green displays some ancient tools of his trade, and Castleton Lyons owner Tony Ryan brings a distinctly Irish look to his horse farm with the construction of a traditional Irish round tower. A 2006 KET production.
Pine Mountain #1208
Host Dave Shuffett explores the history and natural wonders of Pine Mountain with visits to Pine Mountain State Resort Park and the Pine Mountain Settlement School, as well as a look at the preservation work of the Pine Mountain Legacy Project. A 2006 KET production.
Model Railroad/Kentucky Railway Museum/Camp KYSOC/Elk #1209
Ray and Renee Grosser of Pulaski County, who have created a model railroad depicting Minnesota's Soo Line along with a model of their hometown along its tracks; the Kentucky Railway Museum in New Haven; Camp KYSOC in Carroll County, the first camp in America for children and adults with disabilities; and an elk-watching expedition on the Perry/Knott county line. A 2006 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Mammoth Jacks/Antique Clock Roadshow/Pickett State Park/Glasgow Highland Games #1210
Dr. Steve Aaron and his Mammoth Jacks—donkeys whose genetic line can be traced back to a gift from the king of Spain to George Washington; the Glasgow Highland Games; an antique clock appraisal event in Bowling Green; and Tennessee's Pickett State Park and Forest, a 12,000-acre Cumberland Mountains wonderland just south of Wayne County. A 2006 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Jesse Stuart State Nature Preserve/U.S. Marine Hospital/Chalk It Up #1211
Host Dave Shuffett visits Jesse Stuart State Nature Preserve, formerly the writer's own home at W-Hollow in Greenup County, and connects Stuart's poetry about spring in Kentucky with the land he helped protect. A tour of the U.S. Marine Hospital in Louisville uncovers its important role in the history of public health care in America. Also, a design competition for students at Western Kentucky University. A 2006 KET production.
Belle of Louisville/Kizito Cookies/Headley-Whitney Museum/Elsie Harris #1212
Host Dave Shuffett rides the Belle of Louisville, the oldest operating river steamboat; meets a woman from Uganda who sells her homemade cookies in downtown Louisville; explores the jewel collection at Lexington's Headley-Whitney Museum; and introduces a profile of Lexington painter Elsie Harris. A 2006 KET production.
Riverview at Hobson Grove/Kik Associates/Paint-n-Place/Lake Barkley #1213
Lake Barkley State Resort Park; Linda Henry's painting and pottery studio; Riverview at Hobson Grove, a Civil War-era home operated by the city of Bowling Green as part of its parks system; and Louisville artist Leonard Kik, who makes 3-D models of everything from architectural structures to museum exhibits—all in miniature. A 2006 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Smith-Berry Winery/Karen Scates/Woodford County Theatrical Arts Association #1214
Smith-Berry Vineyard and Winery in Henry County, miniatures carver Karen Scates of Woodburn, and Woodford County's community theater. A 2006 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Vent Haven Ventriloquism Museum/Trooper Island #1215
The Vent Haven Ventriloquism Museum in Fort Mitchell, which hosts an annual international convention for more than 400 ventriloquists, and Trooper Island, a camp on Dale Hollow Lake developed by the Kentucky State Police for Kentucky young people. A 2006 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Paul Rusch/Toyota #1216
A Japanese-themed edition commemorating Toyota's 20th anniversary in Kentucky includes tours of the auto plant and Georgetown's Yuko-en (friendship garden) as well as a profile of Episcopal missionary Paul Rusch. The Louisville cleric, who went to Japan in 1925, is credited with introducing the county fair, American football, and the John Deere tractor to the mountainous region where he served. A 2006 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Wayne Ferguson/Marilynn Pfanstiel/State Nature Preserves Commission #1217
When well-respected ceramics artist Wayne Ferguson suffered damage to his vision in a car accident, fellow artists raised money to help with the medical bills. Marilyn Pfanstiel, who overcame medical obstacles herself to become a noted author and artist, collects and shares stories of inspiring women. And the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission marks 30 years of protecting Kentucky's wild places. A 2006 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Old Friends Racehorse Retirement/Tapestry Artist/Heartland Dulcimer Club #1218
Midway's Old Friends Racehorse Retirement, which provides a home to former multi-million-dollar racing stallions who were sold to breeding operations overseas; tapestry artist Joanna Sosnicki; and the music of the Heartland Dulcimer Club in Elizabethtown. A 2006 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Wildwood Inn/Mary Breeden/Big Blue Engineering Project #1219
The Wildwood Inn in Florence, which caters to families with whimsically themed rooms; calligrapher Mary Breeden; and a research project at the University of Kentucky that has engineering students working with NASA to design and test specialized wings for Mars exploration. A 2006 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Veterans Day Special #1220
Profiles Sgt. Alvin York, the most decorated soldier of World War I, and Cordell Hull, U.S. secretary of state and founder of the United Nations, both of whom grew up in northern Tennessee near the Kentucky border. Also, Kentucky connections to the Tuskegee Airmen, the Aviation Museum of Kentucky in Lexington, and a Boy Scout project to place flags on veterans' graves for Memorial Day. A 2006 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Pine Mountain Settlement School/Artcroft/Lexington Farmers' Market #1221
Executive Director Nancy Adams and former students discuss the mission of the Pine Mountain Settlement School, a one-of-a-kind center for environmental and Appalachian cultural education. Host Dave Shuffett visits Artcroft, a residential artist's retreat in Carlisle, and the Lexington Farmers' Market. A 2006 KET production.
Dr. Clark's Kentucky Treasures #1222
A special expanded edition tours 11 places designated by the late historian Dr. Thomas Clark as sites every Kentuckian should visit: the Abbey of Gethsemani, Augusta, the Cane Ridge Meeting House, Cumberland Gap, the Falls of the Ohio, the Fitchburg Iron Furnace, Land Between the Lakes, Lilley Cornett Woods, Mammoth Cave, Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill, and the Speed Art Museum. A 2006 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Farm House Inn/Beaver Dam Café/Ballard Wildlife Management Area #1301
Host Dave Shuffett visits the Farm House Inn, a McCreary County bed-and-breakfast with hiking trails, waterfalls, rock formations, and other natural wonders right on the property; the Beaver Dam Café in Ohio County; and the Ballard Wildlife Management Area, a stopover spot for eagles and huge flocks of migrating waterfowl. A 2007 KET production.
Dean Hill/Sally Brown Nature Preserve/Guy Kemper #1302
Photographer Dean Hill of Morgan County, who left Kentucky to join the Peace Corps, toured Asia, spent time in Alaska, and eventually returned to his roots; a visit to the Sally Brown Nature Preserve with Jim Aldrich, director of the Kentucky chapter of the Nature Conservancy; and renowned Kentucky stained glass artist Guy Kemper from Woodford County and his international art. A KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Science Hill Female Academy/Julie May/Apple Patch #1303
Former students' memories of the Science Hill Female Academy in Shelby County, which closed in 1939 after 114 years of operation; Shelbyville artist Julie May's intricate works based on natural forms, created with the unusual process known as vitreography; and Apple Patch in Oldham County, a residential community founded by parents where their adult children with mental retardation can live and work in a safe and loving environment. A 2007 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Dragonflies/Drum Makers/Phili-Billy Singer #1304
A look at Kentucky's large population of dragonflies and damselflies, drum makers Chad and Carrie Schott of Calloway County, and a teenager from Campbellsville who sings a unique version of bluegrass reflecting her Filipino heritage. A 2007 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill/Koenig Farm Yarns/Underground Railroad Museum #1305
Host Dave Shuffett tours Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill and learns that there is much more to the Shakers than chairs and lemon pie. The Koenig Farm in Springfield turns out amazingly soft mohair yarns in rich colors. And the National Underground Railroad Museum in Maysville chronicles the lives of fugitive slaves seeking freedom. A 2007 KET production.
Nature Conservancy/General Butler State Resort Park/Ed Diddle #1306
The Nature Conservancy's Conservation Buyer program, which preserves unique natural areas through partnerships with local landowners; a whirlwind tour of General Butler State Resort Park; and legendary Western Kentucky University basketball coach "Uncle Ed" Diddle, known for both great coaching and a unique approach to the English language. A 2007 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Lincoln Wedding #1307
At the Lincoln Homestead Park in Springfield, a reenactment of the wedding of Abraham Lincoln's parents kicks off the three-year Lincoln Bicentennial celebration sponsored by the Kentucky Historical Society. A 2007 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Antique Cars/Retriever Training/Dwight Yoakam #1308
An exhibition of classic and antique cars in Elizabethtown; "retriever school" for Charlie at Lodi Kennels in Paducah; and an interview with singer-songwriter and Eastern Kentucky native Dwight Yoakam and his mother, Ruth. A 2007 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Muth's Candy/Stephen Holt/Basketmaking Workshop #1309
The handmade goodies of Muth's Candy in downtown Louisville, plus stories from the generations of family members who have kept it operating; landscape poet and teacher Stephen Holt; and an annual basketmaking workshop put on by the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service that draws artisans from all over the U.S. A 2007 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Lavender Hills/Art Behind Bars/Romance with the Landscape #1310
A Bracken County family who started growing lavender to diversify their crops, art created by inmates at Luther Luckett Correctional Complex in LaGrange, and the "Romance with the Landscape" exhibition of 19th-century French landscape paintings at the University of Kentucky Art Museum. A 2007 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Jim Beam Distillery/Promotional Wood Products/Kentucky Sassafras #1311
Host Dave Shuffett talks to Jerry Dalton, master distiller at Jim Beam, about the process of making bourbon; visits the family-owned Promotional Wood Products, which specializes in making advertising aids for distilleries; and introduces Kentucky Sassafras, a bluegrass band made up of teenagers—two of whom are the sons of PWP's founders. A 2007 KET production.
Redwood/Erika Strecker and Tony Higdon/Troy Jones #1312
Acclaimed woodcarver Troy Jones, whose pieces reflect nature and wildlife; Redwood, where children and adults with multiple or severe disabilities achieve greater independence; and husband-and-wife sculptors Erika Strecker and Tony Higdon of Lexington, who create art primarily from metal. A 2007 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Quilt Barns/Riding for Hope #1313
Classic quilt designs painted on barns throughout Eastern Kentucky and the equine-based therapy of Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, where horses, medical personnel, and volunteers work to help people with disabilities achieve self-esteem, confidence, coordination, and a sense of achievement. A 2007 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Dry Fork Gorge/Kittawa Sprangs/Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen #1314
A Metcalfe County man participates in the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund to ensure that Dry Fork Gorge will stay protected. Dan Smith, a pastor in Hawesville, markets the tangy sauce he created to benefit Methodist children's homes. And the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen promotes traditional art forms around the state. A 2007 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Black Mountain Wildflowers/Trixie Foundation #1315
The highest point in Kentucky, Black Mountain is home to 28 species of plants, some of them found nowhere else. The Trixie Foundation has been rescuing and sheltering Appalachia's unwanted and abandoned dogs and cats for more than 15 years. A 2007 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Purple People Bridge/Thai Fruit Carver/Russ Faxon #1316
The Purple People Bridge in Northern Kentucky gives climbers a taste of adventure as well as great views of the area. Maki Takahashi carries on the traditions of Royal Thai fruit carving to create pieces of edible art. And Tennessee sculptor Russ Faxon captures his unique way of looking at the world in bronze. A 2007 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Clement Mineral Museum/Murphy's Pond/Celtic Harpist #1317
Host Dave Shuffett canoes Murphy's Pond in Hickman County; tours the Clement Mineral Museum in Marion, which houses the largest and finest flourite collection in the world; and introduces 15-year-old Celtic harpist Deanna Tomlinson. A 2007 KET production.
John Snell/American Chestnut/Will Geoghegan #1318
Scientists from the American Chestnut Foundation study a giant old chestnut in Adair County to learn how it survived the Asian blight that wiped out most members of its species. Teenage ballet star Will Geoghegan performs with the Kentucky Ballet Theatre and in national competitions, and Lexington photographer John Snell seeks out scenery and wildlife at the Red River Gorge. A 2007 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Shape-Note Singing/Butterflies #1319
Shape-note or Sacred Harp singing, a uniquely American tradition, brings communities together to sing four-part a cappella hymns and anthems. A look at some butterfly species of Kentucky includes the rare swamp metalmark, Baltimore checkerspot, Olympia marble, and Edwards hairstreak. A 2007 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Appalshop Filmmaker/Science Camp/Lighthouse Restaurant #1320
Director Mimi Pickering has been making documentaries at Appalshop, an arts organization in Whitesburg, since the early 1970s. The Regional Resource Center at the Bowling Green Community College of Western Kentucky University uses the popularity of the CSI shows to teach science to middle school kids, and the Lighthouse Restaurant in Sulphur Well serves up down-home comfort food. A 2007 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Berea College/Cooking Camp #1321
The history of Berea College and a summer camp at Bowling Green Technical and Community College that teaches kids about cooking, cleaning, and nutrition. A 2007 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Purple House Press/Carr Creek Reunion/Tod Browning #1322
Purple House Press in Cynthiana, which "rescues" out-of-print children's books; a reunion of the Carr Creek team that won the 1956 boys' state basketball championship; and the life of Louisville native Tod Browning, a pioneer of the horror movie genre who produced and directed the original Dracula starring Bela Lugosi and the cult classic Freaks. A 2007 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
World War II Special #1323
Explores the story of the Harrodsburg Tankers, 66 men from Harrodsburg who joined the 192nd Tank Battalion and were sent to Bataan; German POW murals at Camp Breckinridge; and how a Pulaski County native became the model for Rosie the Riveter. A 2007 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Floyd Collins/John Hockensmith #1324
Host Dave Shuffett and author Roger Brucker retrace the path of Floyd Collins, who was trapped in an Edmonson County cave for two weeks in 1925 while people around the country followed the rescue efforts via newspapers and radio. Photographer John Stephen Hockensmith recalls his journey with Gypsies to a horse-trading fair, which resulted in his book Gypsy Horses and the Travelers' Way. A 2007 KET production.
Rough River/Laverne Zabielski/Dovie's Restaurant #1325
Dave visits Rough River state resort park and gets a tour from the park manager; silk artist and author Laverne Zabielski; Dovie's Restaurant in Tompkinsville has one-of-a-kind deep-fried hamburgers that have been made the same way since 1940; and more Paw Pals. A 2007 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
The Lincoln Wedding: A Kentucky Life Special #1326
At the Lincoln Homestead Park in Springfield, a reenactment of the wedding of Abraham Lincoln's parents kicks off the three-year Lincoln Bicentennial celebration sponsored by the Kentucky Historical Society. This program is an expanded one-hour edition of Kentucky Life Program 1307 featuring additional footage of the wedding ceremony and interviews.
Christmas 2007 #1327
A fantastic Christmas light display at the home of Marion County's Paul Ruley; holiday music by the Heartland Dulcimer Club of Elizabethtown; and a tour of the Rosemary Clooney House in Augusta, home of the largest collection of White Christmas memorabilia in the world, led by curators Steve and Heather French Henry. A 2007 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Inauguration 2007 #1328
In Frankfort, host Dave Shuffett experiences the sights and sounds of Inauguration Day for Gov. Steve Beshear and Lt. Gov. Dan Mongiardo and gets a behind-the-scenes look at the preparations for the day-long festivities. A 2007 KET production.
Cox Hardware/Ken Roberts/Henry's Ark #1401
The family-run Cox Hardware store in Rockcastle County, which celebrated 100 years in business in 2007; metal artist Ken Roberts; and Henry's Ark, an eclectic petting zoo/farm in Oldham County where the animals roam free. A 2008 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Luci Center/Model Airplanes/Papermaker/Kentucky Ridge State Forest #1402
The Luci Center, a therapeutic riding center that uses horses to help people with disabilities; model plane enthusiasts; artist Virginia Petty, who makes her own paper out of various types of pulp; and scenery from Kentucky Ridge State Forest. A 2008 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Sorghum Farm/Angela Bartley/Greenhouse Poetry #1403
A Menifee County family whose passion for making sorghum has spanned generations; multi-talented performer Angela Bartley, a bugler for the Kentucky Derby Museum who is also an aviation and Latin dance instructor and a Chautauqua performer; and slam poetry in Bowling Green. A 2008 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Skeeter Davis/Segregation-Era Basketball/Battle of Perryville #1404
Skeeter Davis, a native of Dry Ridge who became one of country music's greatest singers by the mid-1950s; the great segregation-era basketball teams of Louisville Central and Lexington Dunbar; and scenes from a reenactment of the Civil War Battle of Perryville. A 2008 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Redbud Quilt Festival/Dog Talker/Early Women's Basketball #1405
The annual Redbud Quilt Festival at Union College, which draws professional and amateur quilters from across the country; Green County dog trainer Bill Matney at work; and a look at the early days of women's basketball in Kentucky. A 2008 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Jesse Stuart Foundation/Judy Geagley Bears/FIRST Lego League #1406
The Jesse Stuart Foundation, a small nonprofit book publisher in Ashland, continues the legacy of the acclaimed author, educator, and conservationist. Judy Geagley of Tollesboro designs and crafts teddy bears that are sold at high-end department stores in New York, Chicago, and Beverly Hills. And at Western Kentucky University, students and their hand-built robots compete in the Kentucky FIRST Lego League Competition. A 2008 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Yew Dell Gardens/Tom Pfannerstill/Frankfort Habilitation #1407
The restored Yew Dell Gardens, the former private estate of renowned nurseryman Theodore Klein, now an arboretum and plant research center; artist Tom Pfannerstill, who gets his inspiration from trash; and Frankfort Habilitation, which provides work experience and job training for people with developmental disabilities. A 2008 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Three Ponds Nature Preserve/Cub Run Cave/Antiques Roadshow #1408
Lane Linnenkohl of the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission takes host Dave Shuffett out to explore Three Ponds, the only Kentucky nature preserve that borders the Mississippi River. Dave also takes some treasures to the visiting Antiques Roadshow in Louisville and introduces a tour of Cub Run Cave in Hart County. A 2008 KET production.
Broadbent Hams/Happy Jack Farm/Our Mims Retirement Haven #1409
Broadbent Hams in Cadiz, a family-run business dating back decades, has produced more Kentucky State Fair Grand Champion hams than any other producer. Happy Jack Pumpkin and Produce Farm, a former tobacco farm in Franklin County, has embraced agritourism. And the Our Mims Retirement Haven provides care for former broodmares. A 2008 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Murray Dairy Queen/Red River Historical Museum/Bernheim Arboretum #1410
In Murray, crowds gather each year to celebrate the seasonal reopening of the local Dairy Queen. The Red River Historical Museum, housed in a former bank in Clay City, tells stories of milling, logging, and other industries in the region. And attractions at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, the largest private forest in Kentucky, include an award-winning "green" visitors' center and a treetop walkway. A 2008 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Short's Goldenrod/Muralist Carole Jackson-Powell/Woodland Dog Paddle #1411
The incredibly rare Short's goldenrod is protected at Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park. Louisville artist Carole Jackson-Powell paints big, beautiful murals. And at the end of the Labor Day weekend, dogs get their day in Lexington's Woodland Park pool at the annual Dog Paddle benefit. A 2008 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Woody the Wiener Dog/Baseball Player Pat Scott/Chef Bob Perry #1412
Woody, an intrepid dachshund who stars in a series of children's books written by his "mom," Leigh Anne Florence; professional women's league Hall of Fame baseball player Pat Scott; and cooking with Kentucky culinary legend Bob Perry. A 2008 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Bluegrass Youth Ballet/Bluegrass Animal Rehabilitation and Hyperbaric Center #1413
The Bluegrass Youth Ballet and its creator, Adalhi Aranda Corn, share creativity, artistry, and Mexican culture with students and the community through dance as well as other forms of artistic expression. Woodford County's Bluegrass Animal Rehabilitation and Hyperbaric Center is setting new standards in animal medical care. A 2008 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Sam McKinney/Traditional Fiddlers #1414
Artist Sam McKinney, a figurative freelance painter and sculptor, lives in one of his own works: a log house with a connecting studio that he built himself. Fiddlers Paul David Smith, Roger Cooper, Jesse Wells, and Michael Garvin perform at the J.P. Fraley Mountain Music Gatherin' at Carter Caves State Park. A 2008 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Big-Eared Bats/Bagpiper Skip Cleavinger/Portland Museum #1415
Cleaning up Pulaski County's Saltpeter Pit, a cave that is home to Kentucky's largest colony of endangered Rafinesque's big-eared bats; nationally known bagpipe and tin whistle player Skip Cleavinger, who has performed with more than 30 symphony orchestras; and the Portland Museum, housed in an antebellum "country seat" on the old road between Portland and Louisville. A 2008 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Mountain Park Dragway/Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill/Photographer Beverly Hayden #1416
The Mountain Park Dragway in Clay City, owned and operated by the Kennon family for 45 years; a nostalgic visit to Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill with Shaker descendants and former residents, several of whom work as staff at the property; and former attorney Beverly Hayden, who left that career to become a photographer. A 2008 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Arboretum Birdhouses/Thompson Enamel/J.P. and Annadeene Fraley #1417
Artist-decorated birdhouses at the Lexington Arboretum; Bellevue's Woodrow Carpenter, the 90-something founder of the only glass enamel manufacturer in the Western Hemisphere; and the musical legacy of J.P. and Annadeene Fraley, who founded the Mountain Music Gatherin' held every September at Carter Caves State Park near Olive Hill. A 2008 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Mill Springs Reenactors/Kelley Farms/Highland Renaissance Festival #1418
Three segments produced by college students from around the state: Civil War reenactors at the site of the Battle of Mill Springs; how Kelley Farms has moved away from tobacco farming by growing strawberries and pumpkins and creating a corn maze; and the themed weekends of the Highland Renaissance Festival, held every summer in Eminence, including "Masquerade," "Celtic," and "Scotland the Brave." A 2008 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Kentucky Dinner/Bluebird Lovers/Furniture Maker #1419
Chef Bob Perry, director of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Food Systems Initiative, makes a delicious four-course dinner with more than 20 Kentucky products. Bob and Judy Peak channel their passion for bluebirds into volunteer work for the Land Between the Lakes Association. And craftsman Eric Scholtens sees potential furniture in tree limbs. A 2008 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Thoroughbred Center/Chrisman Mill Vineyards/Bramel's Hickory Hill Nursery and Plantation #1420
The Thoroughbred Center, a training track for racehorses in Lexington; Nicholasville's Chrisman Mill Vineyards; and Butch and Mary Jo Bramel, owners of Bramel's Hickory Hill Nursery and Plantation, who live in a home that goes back nine generations. A 2008 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Michler's Florist/Snug Hollow Farm and Country Inn/Sculptor Marie-Elena Ottman #1421
Michler's Florist, one of the oldest florists in Kentucky and a Lexington tradition for more than 100 years; the Snug Hollow Farm and Country Inn, a bed-and-breakfast nestled on 300 acres of land between the mountains of Red Lick Valley in Irvine; and sculptor Marie-Elena Ottman, whose clay sculptures are inspired by her homeland of Panama. A 2008 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
World's Largest Apple Pie/Liberty Belle/Pianist Beegie Adair/Fabulous Five #1422
A taste of the "World's Largest Apple Pie," made each fall during the Casey County Apple Festival; a ride on the Liberty Belle, a historic B-17 airplane; jazz pianist Beegie Adair, who has accompanied many legendary performers and recorded 24 CDs; and a look back at the University of Kentucky's Fabulous Five basketball team. A 2008 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Big Bugs/Glassblower Michelle Weston/Jordan Leigh #1423
A look at sculptor David Rogers' Big Bug Exhibit at the Western Kentucky Botanical Garden; glassblower Michelle Weston sees the possibilities in the color and fluidity of a material most think is fragile; and meet singer Jordan Leigh, a Kentucky teenager who has performed with Dolly Parton, at the Grand Ole Opry, and on CBS. A 2008 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Old Anderson Ferry/Lynn's Paradise Cafe/Lady's Slipper Orchids #1424
Take a ride on the Old Anderson Ferry, the last ferry business remaining out of dozens that once served the northern Kentucky area; stop to eat at Lynn's Paradise Cafe, an eclectic, one-of-a-kind restaurant located in the heart of Louisville's Highlands neighborhood; and author and photographer Tom Barnes and Pine Mountain Settlement School's Ben Begley talk about a fascinating and threatened species of wildflowers, Lady's Slipper Orchids. A 2008 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Geocaching/Rossi Clark/Gotland Ponies #1425
A look at the modern sport of Geocaching, where enthusiasts use global positioning systems and their wits to find items hidden by other participants; meet 15-year-old Rossi Clark, a master fiddler-in-training learning to keep traditional mountain music alive; and the majestic Gotland ponies - the Swedish breed is considered to be "at risk" by the Equus Survival Trust. A 2008 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Warren Oates/Schutzhund Championships/Mills Springs Battlefield and Museum #1426
Friends and admirers celebrate the Hollywood career of Kentucky actor Warren Oates; Northern Kentucky is host to the prestigious world-wide WUSV Schutzhund competition that tests the abilities of German Shepherd dogs in tracking, protection, and obedience; and Dave visits the Mill Springs Battlefield and Museum to gain a better understanding of Kentucky's role in the Civil War. A 2008 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Lincoln: "I, Too, Am A Kentuckian" #1427
In a special expanded edition of Kentucky Life, host Dave Shuffett travels from Hodgenville to Springfield, IL to Washington, DC to explore the life and career of Kentucky's most famous native son. The program examines the many Kentucky people and places that profoundly influenced Abraham Lincoln with stops at his birthplace and boyhood home near Hodgenville, the Mary Todd Lincoln House in Lexington, the Louisville home of close friend Joshua Speed, and many other Lincoln-related sites. A 2008 KET production.
Daniel and Amy Carwile/Bill Brumm/Heirloom Tomatoes #1428
Grand Master fiddle champ Daniel Carwile and his wife, Amy, entertain audiences from the Grand Ole Opry to England; retirement from the U.S. Forest Service led Bill Brumm to become a noted stained glass artist; and Dave travels to Berea to meet Bill Best, a grower of Heirloom Tomatoes, and UK College of Agriculture's Bob Perry whips up tomato salad and BLTs with Bill's best tomatoes. A 2008 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Hofbrauhaus Newport/Lisa Williamson/Wolf Run Wildlife Refuge #1429
Visit Hofbrauhaus Newport, a biergarden and restaurant that would be at home on Germany's Rhine River and a favorite stop on the Kentucky side of the Ohio; artist Lisa Williamson, whose work has been displayed at the Smithsonian, returns to her home in Martin County to rediscover her childhood inspirations and take care of the homestead; the howl of wolves is heard across the hills as wild animals find sanctuary and lifelong care at Wolf Run Wildlife Refuge; and more Paw Pals. A 2009 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Bushwacking on the Russell Fork/Chaney's Dairy Barn/John Henry Memorial Sculpture #1430
Civil War re-enactors skirmish in the hills and along the shores of Pike County's Big Sandy River; as more and more family owned farms in Kentucky are calling it quits, one industrious Warren County family has turned to agri-tourism to carry on the family legacy; a memorial worthy of the great racehorse John Henry takes shape as artists and fans collaborate on a tribute to the inspiring horse; and more Paw Pals. A 2009 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Jose Rivera/Mountain Pleasure Horses/Loretto Motherhouse #1431
The music of singer/guitarist Jose Rivera brings the joyful sounds of Mexico to Central Kentucky audiences; a horse hidden in the hills of Eastern Kentucky for over a century is considered "critical" by the Equine Conservancy; no longer an active motherhouse, a retired community of nuns keeps an active farm, hosts retreats, maintains an art gallery, and conducts tours; and more Paw Pals. A 2009 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Father Loss: A Kentucky Life Special #1501
Inspired by the book FatherLoss by author Neil Chethik, this special program looks at the grief sons face when they lose their fathers.Â Host Dave Shuffett makes a very personal journey of discovery after the death of his father in 2007, and talks with several other Kentucky men about dealing with the grief of losing their dads. A 2009 KET production.
Loretta Lynn/Bluegrass Heritage Museum/Frankfort Ave./Little Pegasus Pastures #1502
Meet Kentucky native and country music legend Loretta Lynn; a visit to the Bluegrass Heritage Museum in Winchester, where the history of Clark County is preserved; go shopping on Frankfort Ave. in downtown Louisville; and Little Pegasus Pastures is a miniature horse farm where the residents have big personalities. A 2009 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Brown Bros. Cadillac/Leitchfield/John Calvert/Petroglyphs/Paw Pals #1503
Revisit the glory days of American automobiles at Brown Bros. Cadillac in Louisville; "Our Town" visits Leitchfield, a Grayson County community with real charm; meet John Calvert, a Bowling Green magician who has made time stand still; explore the mystery of petroglyphs, or ancient writings, found in Clay City; and more Paw Pals. A 2009 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Evergreen Maze/Adairville/Dahl & Groezinger Scrap/Cricket Press #1504
Find your way out of the Evergreen Maze in Flemingsburg; "Our Town" visits Adairville, close to Tennessee but home to some fascinating Kentucky history; in Owensboro, Dave drives the heavy equipment to learn about the scrap iron business; and visit Cricket Press, a Lexington business known for its unique posters. A 2009 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Buffalo Soldiers Camp/Magee's Bakery/Kentucky Book Fair/Paw Pals #1505
John Taylor teaches African American youth self-confidence, trust, kindness, and a fierce pride in the achievements of their ancestors at his Buffalo Soldier camp; visit Magee's Bakery in Maysville for a taste of its world-famous transparent pie; The Kentucky Book Fair in Frankfort is one of the oldest and one of the best in the country; and more Paw Pals. A 2009 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Kelly Green Men/Hell for Certain/Bardstown Ghost Trek/Bourbon Red Turkeys #1506
Learn about the legend of an alien abduction from 1955 in Kelly, Ky.; "Our Town" visits Hell for Certain, located in Leslie County; go on tour of the paranormal with Patti Starr, a certified ghost hunter; and farmer Kathy Wheeler and chef Mark Williams of Brown-Forman reintroduce Kentucky to what was once America's most popular turkey. A 2009 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Dog Scouts/Three Springs Dinner/Flaget High School Alumni Association/Paw Pals #1507
Dogs earn their merit badges for good citizenship just like the Boy Scouts; Chef Ouita Michel visits Three Springs Farm in Nicholas County; although the school is closed, the Flaget High School Alumni Association is still going strong with notable graduates like former professional football player Paul Hornung and others; and more Paw Pals. 2009 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Dave Does It/Greenup/History of the Piano/Highland Raku Studio/Paw Pals #1508
Dave steps up to the plate and goes to work at the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory; a visit to Greenup, hometown of beloved Kentucky Poet Laureate and author Jesse Stuart; the piano turns 300 and KET turns a spotlight on the celebration with Diane Earle and the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra; Henrietta Scott and her husband apply their own methods to an ancient tradition to create unique pottery; and more Paw Pals. A 2009 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Santa Train/Civil War Christmas/Nazareth, Ky./State Parks Holiday Celebrations #1509
Every year since 1943 on the Saturday before Thanksgiving the Santa Train, laden with gifts for mountain children, winds its way through the mountains with Old Saint Nick, and this year Dave meets celebrity guest Wynonna Judd. Also, learn how Kentuckians celebrated Christmas during the Civil War; make a visit to Nazareth, Ky., during an auspicious month; and Dave visits Rough River Dam State Resort Park for Winter Wonderland, and finds out how the state parks serve the Commonwealth during the holidays. A 2009 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Asteroid Impact/Hazel/Rolling Fork Farm/Sadie/Steve Scherer #1510
An asteroid impact site in Shelby County; the border town of Hazel; Rolling Fork Farm and the CSA (community supported agriculture) program; a tribute to our first and favorite Paw Pal, Sadie; and Steve Scherer, a glass artist with more than 40 years of experience. A 2010 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Brown's Bakery/Pippa Passes/Dave Does It/Orchid Flower Restaurant/Gallery House #1511
Brown's Bakery in Lexington; the town of Pippa Passes; Dave Does It by learning to ballroom dance; in a new feature, Dave samples "Today's Special" at Orchid Flower restaurant; and Gallery House, a Louisville bed and breakfast with an eclectic art collection. A 2010 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Hemlock Trees/Southland Drive/WWI Memorial/Helicopter Studios #1512
Saving Kentucky hemlock trees; the vibrant shopping district of Lexington's Southland Drive; a World War I memorial in Wayne County; and imaginative handcrafted toys and totes from Helicopter Studios. A 2010 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Han Kuo-Huang and UK's Chinese Orchestra/Wickliffe/Waverly Hills/Wynn Fire Equipment #1513
The Far Eastern melodies of Han Kuo-Huang and the University of Kentucky Chinese Orchestra; the western Kentucky river town of Wickliffe; Louisville's historic tuberculosis sanatorium, Waverly Hills; and the fire trucks of Wynn Fire Equipment. A 2010 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Pet-Friendly Bed and Breakfast/Stamping Ground/Autocross/Olde Master Originals #1514
A pet-friendly bed and breakfast in Boone County; Our Town visits Stamping Ground; Dave participates in the sport of Autocross; golf clubs and other custom-crafted wood items from Olde Master Originals. A 2010 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Biodiversity/Recycling Adventure/Smokey Valley Truck Stop/Brigadoon State Nature Preserve #1515
An introduction to biodiversity in Kentucky; a Dave Does It recycling adventure suited to this Earth Day Show; a taste of Today's Special at the Smokey Valley Truck Stop in Olive Hill, Ky.; and Brigadoon State Nature Preserve. A 2010 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Marjorie Sauer/Scottsville/Peonies at Ashland/Mike Guillerman #1516
Folk artist Marjorie Sauer; a visit to Scottsville for Our Town; the peonies at Ashland, the Henry Clay estate; and Mike Guillerman, author of Face Boss, a look at the coal industry. A 2010 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Kart Kountry/Fourth Street Live/Ky. Equine Humane Center/The Belle of Louisville #1517
In a Derby-inspired show, Dave takes a spin on the world's longest go-kart track, at Kart Kountry in Shepherdsville; Louisville's dining and entertainment destination Fourth Street Live; the Kentucky Equine Humane Center in Jessamine County is a refuge for abandoned and at-risk horses; and the oldest river steamboat still in operation, The Belle of Louisville. A 2010 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Astrobleme Crater/Today's Special/Monarch Butterflies/Coffee Times Coffee House #1518
Dave investigates the Middlesboro astrobleme crater; a Covington eatery serves up Today's Special; migrating Monarch Butterflies are netted and tagged at Audubon State Park in Henderson; and Coffee Times Coffee House in Lexington has been roasting and brewing coffee for more than 25 years. A 2010 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Championship Golf Course/Cloverport/HB Stanley Concrete/Roundstone Native Seed #1519
A championship caliber golf course on re-claimed coal mine land in Prestonsburg; the river town of Cloverport is this week's Our Town; it's a Dave Does It Challenge as Dave works with HB Stanley Concrete in Beaver Dam; and Roundstone Native Seed in Upton produces native Kentucky grasses and wildflowers. A 2010 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Kentucky's National Parks #1599
Host Dave Shuffett travels to every National Parks Service site in Kentucky in this special. Features include a wild cave tour at Mammoth Cave National Park; a visit to Abraham Lincoln's birthplace and Cumberland Gap, which are National Historic Parks; fall beauty at Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area; and the numerous Kentucky sites on the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail. A 2009 KET production.
Dave Does It/Ashland's Winchester Avenue/Mark Whitley/The Treehouse B & B #1601
It's "Batter Up" as Dave joins the Men's Senior Baseball League team in Louisville in the first Dave Does It of the season; a visit to Ashland's Winchester Avenue, location of several arts and cultural centers; a follow-up visit with Bowling Green artist Mark Whitley, a woodworker whose creations now find homes in museums; and scenic Stoner Creek draws guests to The Treehouse B & B in Bourbon County.A 2010 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Jesse Stuart/Suits That Rock/Greener Groundz #1602
A rare look at the personal life of Jesse Stuart as friends share home movies and reminisce about the Kentucky literary legend; it's "corporate rock" at its best when the band Suits That Rock hits the stage for a benefit concert in Covington; and home roasted coffee, organically grown food, and a commitment to animal rescue are some of the ways the Bowling Green café Greener Groundz enriches the local community. A 2010 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Monmouth Street/Today's Special/Finchville Daylily Farm/Powwow Pow Wow #1603
The history of gambling in Northern Kentucky still lives on Monmouth Street in Newport, but it's also home to family owned businesses and the center of the city's econmic revival; the Chef's Afield event hosted by the University of Kentucky's South Farm provides Today's Special; eight acres of grass to mow was the incentive behind the start of the successful Finchville Daylily Farm in Shelby County; and the Powwow Pow Wow in Hopkinsville celebrates Native American culture and history. A 2010 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Dave Does It/2nd Street in Owensboro/Asbury Student Horse Trainers/Kim Huston #1604
In a new Dave Does It, Dave fishes the Mississippi River with the Bencini family who have been in the commercial fishing business in Columbus, Ky., for more than 100 years; 2nd Street in Owensboro is the Downtown Destination; students at Wilmore's Asbury University train horses to become police mounts in a one-of-a-kind college program; and Kim Huston, author of Small Town Sexy, talks about the renewed interest in small town life. A 2010 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Leslie Lyons/Nobob/My Nose Turns Red Youth Circus/Ruth Hunt Candy Company #1605
Leslie Lyons, daughter of UK football legend Dicky Lyons, Sr. and sister of star UK wide receiver Dicky Lyons, Jr. has written a book about her famous family and what it really means to be True Blue; Nobob in Barren County is this week's Our Town; youngsters participating in My Nose Turns Red Youth Circus learn circus skills including unicycle riding, juggling and even walking the tightrope; and a visit to the famous Ruth Hunt Candy Company in Mt. Sterling, "Official Candy Makers of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby." A 2010 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
The Great American Dollhouse Museum/Uniontown Food Mart/Carnegie Community Arts Center/Rex Robinson #1606
From historical America to a fantasy forest, detailed miniature worlds are on display in Danville at The Great American Dollhouse Museum; Today's Special is barbeque from the Uniontown Food Mart in Union County ; in Somerset, the Carnegie Community Arts Center is home to some of the area's major arts organizations, and a venue for local artists to exhibit and sell their work; and in Daviess County, artist Rex Robinson celebrates the natural beauty and history of Kentucky. A 2010 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
KaLightoscope Christmas/Cave Sing at Mammoth Cave/Nativity Display in Maysville/Berry in Harrison County #1607
KaLightoscope Christmas premieres at the Galt House in Louisville; park visitors participate in the 31st annual Cave Sing at Mammoth Cave National Park; the Nativity Display at Maysville's Trinity Lutheran Church showcases a collection of creches of all sizes and styles from around the world; and an Our Town visit to the seasonally appropriate town of Berry in Harrison County. A 2010 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Dave Does It/Bowling Green/Darters/Cassius Marcellus Clay #1608
At Henson Broom Shop and General Store (in Symsonia, just outside of Paducah), Dave learns the art of broom-making in a new Dave Does It; Bowling Green is tonight's Downtown Destination; Dave dons a wetsuit and snorkel in pursuit of colorful fish known as darters; and the lasting legacy of Cassius Marcellus Clay, "The Lion of White Hall." A 2011 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Basketball at Burgin Independent Schools/Highland House/Coco Chocolate Café #1609
A look at the high school basketball program at Mercer County's tiny Burgin Independent Schools; Highland House, a Carrollton B & B in a restored 1920's mansion along the Ohio River; and patrons indulge in delectable chocolate fondues, rich chocolate espresso, and delicious artisan chocolate creations at Coco's Chocolate Café in Louisville. A 2011 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Rudy Medlock/Ferrell's Hamburgers/Lera Williams/Western Ky. African American Heritage Museum #1610
Rudy Medlock, Wilmore potter and retired Asbury art professor; for Today's Special, we order off the short but iconic menu at Ferrell's Hamburgers, in Hopkinsville; Dave sits a spell with the engaging Mrs. Lera Williams, who at 110, is the oldest living Kentuckian; and The West Kentucky African American Heritage Museum and Research Center and the Russellville Blues concert series promote an African-American neighborhood's history in the area. A 2011 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Northern Kentucky/Marion Kentucky/Harry Pickens/ Corvette Museum #1611
Aboard an amphibious vehicle, Dave gets a duck's-eye view of Newport, the Ohio River, and Cincinnati; Marion is tonight's Our Town; Kentucky pianist and educator Harry Pickens brings people, ideas and possibilities together through music; and a tour of the newly expanded Corvette Museum in Bowling Green. A 2011 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Opal's/Paducah/Dave Does It/Hancock Co. Railroad Station/Cub Run Cave #1612
Dave samples the abundant buffet at Opal's in Jackson County but saves room for the famous homemade cream pies that are Today's Special; Paducah is our Downtown Destination; in the latest Dave Does It, Dave lends a hand at Tarter Farm and Ranch Equipment in Dunnville, the largest manufacturer of farm gates and animal management equipment in the country; a historic marker in Hancock County tells the tale of a railroad station; and Dave visits Cub Run Cave in Hart County, one of the most spectacular caves in Ky. A 2011 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Derby City Roller Girls/The Porch Restaurant/Sheltowee Farms/Leslie Nichols #1613
The Derby City Roller Girls from Louisville, members of the National Flat Track Derby Association, show us how they roll, in practice and competition; Today's Special comes from The Porch Restaurant in Russell Springs, known for their homemade soups and salads; Sheltowee Farms in Bath County is Kentucky's premier gourmet mushroom farm, where shitake and oyster mushrooms are grown organically for restaurants and markets in Ky. and Ohio; and Warren Co. artist Leslie Nichols combines image with text to create layered landscapes and portraits. A 2011 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Tebb's Bend/Hazel Green/Richard Levine/Invasives and Biodiversity #1614
Dave tours Tebb's Bend and other areas set aside for protection by the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund, and learns how the organization works to preserve Ky.'s areas of natural beauty; Hazel Green in Wolfe County is Our Town; award-winning architect Richard Levine designs sustainable cities and buildings, including his own Raven Run house which contributes energy back to the power grid; and we travel across the state to understand how invasives are impacting Ky.'s biodiversity. A 2011 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Bon Ton Mini Mart/Brown-Pusey House/Bobby Mackey's Music World/Crab Orchard/Ashland's Putnam Stadium #1615
It's all about the chicken at the Bon Ton Mini Mart in Henderson, where the fried chicken that has been featured in Gourmet Magazine and on NPR is Today's Special; we learn the story of the Brown-Pusey House from an historical marker in Hardin County; Bobby Mackey's Music World, a nightclub and tavern in Wilder, Ky., might be one of the most haunted places in America; Crab Orchard in Lincoln County is tonight's Our Town; and Ashland's Putnam Stadium, home of the Ashland Tomcats, was built in the 1930's and is still in use today. A 2011 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Dave Goes to the Ky. Derby/Campbellsville/Latonia Race Track/Lexington Fashion Collaborative #1616
As a first-time attendee, Dave participated in all the excitement of the famous "first Saturday in May" when he went to the 2010 Kentucky Derby; Campbellsville in Taylor County is Our Town; remembering the old Latonia Race Track, built in 1883 and site of the Latonia Derby, which initially was regarded as a more important race for 3-year old Thoroughbreds than the Kentucky Derby; and a look at the Lexington Fashion Collaborative, a central Kentucky group of fashion designers, photographers, stylists, models and other artists. A 2011 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Jerry Baker/The Plaza Theater/Wheelwright/Our Beloved Charlie #1617
Dave meets Model A auto enthusiast Jerry Baker of Paris, Ky., who lovingly restores and repairs these cars in his shop; a visit to The Plaza Theater in Glasgow, newly renovated to showcase live music and dramatic performances; Wheelwright, founded in 1916 by the Elk Horn Coal Company, is Our Town; and a tribute to our beloved Charlie, Dave's popular co-host and the "elder statesman of the Kentucky Life Golden team." A 2011 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Southwestern High Raptor Rehabilitation Center/ Paintsville/Ale-8-One/South America in Pine Mountain #1618
Southwestern High School in Somerset, Ky., has a fully licensed rehabilitation center for birds of prey, where students are responsible for the total care of the birds; Paintsville is Our Town; a look at Winchester's Ale-8-One bottling plant, which has been producing Ale-8-One since 1926; and Dave hikes South America, a remote tract of pristine land in the Pine Mountain Wildlife Corridor. A 2011 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Maple Hill Manor/Beattyville/Dave Does It/Dining at Shaker Village #1619
Visit Historic Maple Hill Manor in Springfield, voted #1 in the U.S. as the B&B with the "Most Historic Charm," voted "Kentucky's Best B&B," and voted "Best Breakfast in the Southeast,'' - all this, and they raise alpacas too; Beattyville is Our Town; Dave visits a dairy farm in Grant County in Dave Does It; and the dining room at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is serving a seasonal menu with produce grown on site at the farm and supplemented by other locally grown items. A 2011 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Native American Connections/Mainstrasse Village/St. James Court Art Show/Chet Lott #1620
A look at the Native American connections to the mysterious Clay County petroglyphs featured last season; Covington's Mainstrasse Village is our Downtown Destination; a visit to the St. James Court Art Show, a cultural and artistic event in the heart of Old Louisville for more than 50 years; and musician Chet Lott, a Mississippi native now living in Bourbon County and making music that has benefited Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. A 2011 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Kentucky Life on the Road #1699
In this retrospective from Kentucky Life on the Road, host Dave Shuffett travels Highway 62 to Maysville, Bullard Safety Equipment in Cynthiana, Midway, the Bluegrass Railroad Museum in Versailles, Lovers Leap Vineyard in Anderson County, and the Abbey of Gethsemani. He heads down Highway 68 to Bluegrass horse farms, Shakertown, and learns Lexington's history with Harry Miller. Dave concludes his journey along Highway 60 by visiting Thom's Sweet Shop and Cafe in Marion, Cave-In-Rock State Park, Smithland, Swan Lake Management Area, and says goodbye from the river bank in Paducah. A 2011 KET production.
Moth Biodiversity/Frankfort/Owensboro Museum of Fine Art/Exotic Garden #1701
Night time is the right time to learn about Lepidoptera and the vital role moths play in Kentucky's biodiversity; the cultural landmarks of Frankfort's historic district are tonight's Downtown Destination; an elegant Carnegie Library building is home to the collection of the second largest art museum in the state, the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art; and Dave visits a Whitley County gardener whose exotic palms and cacti are more suited to tropical and desert climes than to Kentucky. A 2011 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Bowling Green Civil War Discovery Trail/Taylor Co. Congregation/Love On A Leash/Dixon/Kentucky Gentlemen Cigars #1702
Dave travels the Bowling Green Civil War Discovery Trail and learns about the wartime significance of the city that was, briefly, the capital of the Confederate State of Kentucky; an historical marker commemorates Taylor County's oldest congregation; dogs and cats provide 'Love On A Leash' when members of the Somerset chapter of this national pet-assisted therapy program visit hospital patients and nursing home residents; the Webster county town of Dixon is profiled; and Kentucky Gentlemen Cigars feature premium tobacco aged in bourbon barrels and hand-rolled in Anderson County. A 2011 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Dave Does It/Today's Special/Glass Artist William Van Tassel/Lewis County Quilt Trail #1703
Dave Does It is 'on the house' as Dave learns the roofing trade from the experts at Ray Nolan Roofing Company in Louisville; Today's Special is served up in Paducah; award-winning Butler County glass artist William Van Tassel says "Life is good as a back woods glass blower"; and the scenic Lewis County Quilt Trail includes barn quilt squares honoring veterans of the five branches of the U.S. military and POW/MIA's. A 2011 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Judah Lowell's Corner Clocks/ McLean County Bridge/Wildflowers Farm Bed and Breakfast/Sweet Owen/Bob Franzini #1704
Restoration and repair at Judah Lowell's Corner Clocks shop in Lexington; a McLean County historical marker tells the tale of a one-of-a-kind bridge that spans two rivers and another county; the front porch of Wildflowers Farm Bed and Breakfast near Paducah and Land Between the Lakes offers a porch swing and a peaceful view; Our Town highlights the community of Sweet Owen, in Owen County; and meet printmaker and art professor Bob Franzini, who specializes in lithography. A 2011 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
First Kentucky Brigade/Today's Special/OlBoysToys Car Club/Elizabethtown #1705
A look at one of the most decorated units of the Civil War, the First Kentucky Brigade, also known as the Orphan Brigade; Today's Special has an Italian flair, courtesy of Chef Joel Lavinder at Caproni's Restaurant in Maysville; in Russell County, the members of OlBoysToys Car Club host a monthly car show April through September; and founded in 1795, Elizabethtown has all the vibrant attributes of a much larger city but remains a charming small town. A 2011 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Artist Deward Eades/West Liberty/Banjo Bill/Paleontologist Dr. Rick Toomey #1706
Jefferson County artist Deward Eades explores his fascination with 'the landscape of the mind' through sculpture and painting; the Morgan County community of West Liberty is Our Town; a look at former State Representative Bill Cornett from Knott County, aka Banjo Bill, who was known for his passion for preserving old styles of music and using it to further his legislative agenda; and paleontologist Dr. Rick Toomey, director of the Mammoth Cave International Center for Science and Learning, seeks unknown tunnels and chambers in Mammoth Cave. A 2011 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Mammoth Cave Adventures/Shelby County Marker/Annie Ruby's Cafe/Hawesville/Lynn Horine #1707
Dave takes a high-flying zip-line tour through the forest canopy at Mammoth Cave Adventures; Shelby County's oldest stone residence was a stagecoach stop in the 1800's; Today's Special is served up at Burkesville's Annie Ruby's Cafe, where Dave samples the popular tomato pie and other menu favorites; the Hancock community of Hawesville is tonight's Our Town; and Bedford artisan Lynn Horine creates beautiful baskets out of gourds and coiled pine needles.
Public Memorials/Carter County Caves/Wooldridge Monuments/Oven Fork Mercantile #1708
At two recently erected public memorials, Kentuckians can honor and remember those from Flight 5191 and 9/11; the Carter County Caves have served several purposes including mining for saltpeter for the War of 1812; Kentucky authors Bobbie Ann Mason and Wendell Berry illuminate the stories behind one of the country's most unusual grave sites - the Wooldridge Monuments in Mayfield's Maplewood Cemetery; and Dave visits Letcher County's Oven Fork Mercantile.
Winter Wonderland/Chef Bob Perry/Christmas Cards/Christmas Music #1709
Visit Winter Wonderland at RiverPark Center in downtown Owensboro; Chef Bob Perry of the University of Kentucky's Sustainable Agriculture program cooks up a sumptuous Christmas dinner of all Kentucky products in Today's Special; Sara Dunham designs Christmas cards based on the 'sheep with character' and other animals at her Equinox Farm in Harrison County; and listen to traditional Christmas music, courtesy of the St. Paul Roman Catholic Church Music Ensemble in Florence. A 2011 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Dave Does It/Metcalfe County Marker/Vendome Copper and Brass Works/Mousie/Kentucky Soldiers #1710
In a chilly Dave Does It, Dave helps feed and tend the residents of Newport Aquarium's Penguin Palooza; a Metcalfe County historical marker details the discovery of an artesian well; Dave visits Vendome Copper and Brass Works in Jefferson County; the Knott County community of Mousie is Our Town; and explore the contributions of Kentucky's soldiers in the War of 1812. A 2012 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Western Kentucky Pecans/Scott Co. Marker/The Orphan Brigade/Actor Harry Dean Stanton #1711
A look at Western Kentucky's thriving pecan crop; an historical marker in Scott County provides information about the Payne-Desha House; part two of our look at The Orphan Brigade, beginning with the Battle of Shiloh; and in a segment narrated by singer Kris Kristofferson, a profile of Kentucky character actor Harry Dean Stanton. A 2012 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Little Sandy River Trip/Springfield/Covered Bridges/Maplewood Farm #1712
On a canoe trip down the Little Sandy River, Dave discovers the beauty in this Elliott County paradise; historic Springfield in Washington County is Our Town; the unique architectural features of Kentucky's 13 remaining covered bridges; and Boone County's Maplewood Farm, the home of slave Margaret Garner, whose story was the inspiration for Toni Morrison's novel Beloved. A 2012 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Teenage Author/Dave Outdoors/Junkyard Pottery #1713
A teenage author discusses his book about his Hopkinsville home town; Dave puts his knowledge of the great outdoors to the test on a trip into the Daniel Boone Forest with a wilderness survival expert; and the husband and wife team behind Junkyard Pottery in McCreary County create hand-thrown pottery designed in a variety of colored glazes. A 2012 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Dave takes a journey of discovery in the Civil War footsteps of his great-great-grandfather Michael Shuffett. Dave talks with genealogists and Civil War historians; participates in a reenactment; follows the fate of the 13th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry at the battles of Shiloh, Resaca, and Kennesaw Mountain; and learns what it means to be a Union soldier from Kentucky. A 2012 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
State Band Championships/Mantle Rock Marker/CakewalkKy/Bugtussle/Rowan County War #1715
Over the past 21 years, two Kentucky high schools have won a staggering 23 state band championships between them - the Fayette County high schools of Lafayette and Dunbar; a historical marker describes how Cherokees being relocated along the Trail of Tears sought shelter at Mantle Rock in Livingston County; the tasty confections of CakewalkKy in Boyle County; the Monroe County community of Bugtussle is Our Town; and learn about the Rowan County War, a feud that took place in Morehead between 1884 and 1887. A 2012 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Songbirds/Newport/Urban Beekeeping/Dave Does It - Commonwealth Cleanup #1716
In celebration of Earth Day, Dave literally has a bird in the hand, as he helps net and band songbirds in Red River Gorge; Newport is our Downtown Destination; Dave gets a hives-eye-view of the modern trend of urban beekeeping in Louisville; and spring cleaning is the theme of a new Dave Does It which features Dave pitching in to help out groups across the state as they participate in the Commonwealth Cleanup efforts. A 2012 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Wilson-Blair African American One Room Schoolhouse/Hopewell Museum/Eagles View Bed & Breakfast/Octagon Hall #1717
In Caldwell County, the Wilson-Blair African American One Room Schoolhouse and museum features African-American artifacts and memorabilia; explore the cultural history of the Paris and Bourbon County region at the Hopewell Museum; on the cliffs above Lake Cumberland in Burnside, Eagles View Bed & Breakfast offers guests lodge-style ambience; and Dave joins a team of ghost hunters during an eerie stop at Octagon Hall in Franklin, which many believe is one of the most haunted sites in America. A 2012 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Dave Does It - Turfway Park/Bashford Manor Marker/Lexington Mounted Police/New Beginnings Therapeutic Riding #1718
Horses are the focus of this Derby themed program as Dave visits Turfway Park in Florence and learns first-hand what it takes to operate a racetrack, even mucking the stalls; a historical marker tells of Bashford Manor Farm, one of Kentucky's top thoroughbred horse farms until the horses were sold in 1922; go on the beat with the Lexington Mounted Police, highly respected as one of the best Mounted Police units in the country; and be inspired by New Beginnings Therapeutic Riding in Bowling Green, a horseback riding program for kids with disabilities. A 2012 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Rock City Barns/Muhlenberg Co. Marker/The Battle of Richmond/Gelato Gilberto #1719
Travel the back roads of Kentucky in search of the painted barns that encouraged us all to "See Rock City"; a historical marker in Muhlenberg County tells the sad story of a house built for unrequited love; in Madison County, efforts are underway to memorialize and protect the site of The Battle of Richmond; and Dave enjoys the frozen treats of Gelato Gilberto in Prospect. A 2012 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Audubon Bird Sculptures/Our Town - Eddyville/Grayson Co. Falconry/Paul Busse #1720
The community of Henderson pays homage to its famous former resident with bronze bird sculptures created from the drawings of John James Audubon; the Lyon County community of Eddyville is tonight's Our Town; the ancient sport of falconry is alive in the skies of Grayson County; and from his Applied Imagination workshop in Campbell County, Paul Busse blends his passion for plants, architecture, and trains into national exhibits of fantastic miniature worlds. A 2012 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Cattle Farm Day/Kenton Co. Markers/Today's Special - Dee's/Our Town - Albany/Covington's Carnegie #1721
Dave spends a relaxing day on a cattle farm in Hopkins County, practicing his fly-fishing cast, and learning to weave baskets; a grouping of historical markers honors three Kenton County natives in the entertainment industry; Dee's Drive Inn, in Lawrence County, serves up Today's Special; Albany of Clinton County is tonight's Our Town; and in another of our series about Kentucky's Carnegie libraries, we look at the history and current mission of Covington's Carnegie, home to the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center. A 2012 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Morehead Youth Program/Laurel Co. Marker/EKU Arts Center/Downtown Destination - Murray/Corsair Artisan Distillery #1722
An innovative program at the Morehead Youth Development Center is providing second chances for retired racing greyhounds and the Center's female, teenaged residents; a historical marker in Laurel County recounts a Swiss settlement in the area; tour the newly-opened Center for the Performing Arts at Eastern Kentucky University; in Calloway County, Murray is our Downtown Destination; and the Corsair Artisan Distillery in Bowling Green is tapping the history of the Kentucky whiskey trade to distill some unique liquors with a modern twist. A 2012 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Tornadoes In Kentucky #1801
The town of West Liberty was struck by two tornadoes on Feb. 29 and Mar. 2, 2012. Dave visits the Louisville National Weather Service, established in 1871, to find out about the region's history of tornadoes and what tornado warnings mean; talks with General John Heltzel of Kentucky Emergency Management to find out how the state is prepared to help in any emergency; and visits the town of West Liberty, to see how this hardest-hit of communities is dealing with its loss and its recovery. A 2012 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Cumberland River Bluegrass Band/Ky. Dept. of Travel and Tourism/Linden Grove Cemetery/Iron Furnaces #1802
Meet Cumberland River, a bluegrass band with roots set deep in the eastern Kentucky hills of Harlan County; Dave visits the Kentucky Dept. of Travel and Tourism in Frankfort; visit Covington's historic Linden Grove Cemetery, the final resting place for American veterans and northern Kentucky's culturally diverse population; and the Buffalo Furnace historical marker highlights iron furnaces in Kentucky. A 2012 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Woo Hoo Pedicab/The Purple Onion/The Chitlin' Circuit/Central Kentucky Community Theatre #1803
The 3-wheeled bike taxis of Woo Hoo Pedicab offers a social and environmentally friendly means of transportation around the northern Kentucky city of Newport and across the river into Cincinnati; Dave pulls up a chair for Today's Special at The Purple Onion, a popular Central City restaurant; the city of Hopkinsville was a main stop along The Chitlin' Circuit, a national string of clubs where black recording artists could perform during the days of segregation; and in Washington County, the Springfield Opera House is the home of the Central Kentucky Community Theatre which offers a variety of musicals and plays. A 2012 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Cedar Creek Vineyards/Duncan Hines Marker/Good Shepherd Cheese/Heaven Hill Distilleries Inc./Joyce Pinson #1804
Dave visits Cedar Creek Vineyards in Pulaski County; a Warren County historical marker recounts Bowling Green native Duncan Hines' career in the food and lodging industry; watch how cheese is made at Good Shepherd Cheese, a sheep milk dairy in Bath County; visit Heaven Hill Distilleries Inc. in Bardstown; and meet food blogger Joyce Pinson and see why her blog, Friends Drift Inn, is attracting national attention. A 2012 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Pawpaw Research/Pawpaw Recipe/Rural Post Offices/Short Creek #1805
Learn about Kentucky State University's research and domestication of that tropical-tasting fruit - the pawpaw, Chef Bob Perry from UK's College of Sustainable Agriculture prepares a pawpaw dish, Dave and Toby take a trip to Leslie County to learn about rural post offices, and a look at Pulaski County's Short Creek - the story Kentucky Life Facebook friends chose in an online vote. A 2012 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Blood River Seeps State Nature Preserve/ Mary E. Flanery Marker/Liberty/Today's Special - Stinky and Coco's #1806
Explore the biodiversity at Blood River Seeps State Nature Preserve in Calloway County's Western Waterlands region; a historical marker in Boyd County honors Mary E. Flanery, the first woman elected to the Kentucky legislature; Toby attracts a crowd in the Casey County town of Liberty; named after two Winchester cats, Stinky and Coco's Diner is serving up Today's Special; and a performance by Tin Can Buddha. A 2012 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Louisville Zombie Attack/Paranormal Investigators of Northern Kentucky/Voices of Elmwood/Edgar Cayce #1807
Meet the characters who congregate on Bardstown Road for the annual Louisville Zombie Attack; Paranormal Investigators of Northern Kentucky (PINK) try to find explanations for claims of paranormal activity; in Voices of Elmwood, actors portray deceased residents of Daviess County and tell their stories at graveside to guests who ride through Elmwood Cemetery; and Dave investigates the life of Hopkinsville native and clairvoyant Edgar Cayce. A 2012 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Lucille Sharp/Crittenden-Our Town/Northern Kentucky Fort Towns/Trent Altman #1808
Meet Lucille Sharp, an actress from Lexington who has a role in this season's Downton Abbey; the Grant County community of Crittenden is Our Town; learn how the Fort-named towns of Northern Kentucky got their names; and the award-winning and inspiring work of Louisville artist Trent Altman. A 2013 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffet.
The 1811-1812 New Madrid Earthquakes #1809
Dave, with Toby by his side, remembers the 1811-1812 New Madrid earthquakes by visiting Reelfoot Lake, Kentucky Bend, and other landforms shaped by the quakes 200 years ago. In Memphis, Dave meets with specialists to find out about earthquake preparedness and the odds of another quake occurring along the New Madrid fault. A 2013 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Paul Gilley/Renfro Valley Radio/Lexington Breweries/Country Girl at Heart Farm Bed and Breakfast #1810
A profile of Morgan County native Paul Gilley, a songwriter who wrote some of the 20th century's most famous songs, including "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" for Hank Williams, Sr.; a historical marker in Rockcastle County reprises the history of the Renfro Valley radio broadcasts; Dave takes a look at the growing beer brewing scene in Lexington; and Country Girl at Heart Farm Bed and Breakfast in Hart County offers an interactive farm experience for guests. A 2013 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
Bill Harlan/Our Town-Monticello/ShakeRag District/John Carpenter #1811
Meet songwriter and Muhlenberg County native Bill Harlan; in Wayne County, the community of Monticello is tonight's Our Town; a look at Bowling Green's ShakeRag District, recognized for its significance to African American history; a historical marker recounts Lexington's Colored Orphan Industrial Home in 1892; and Dave visits with John Carpenter of Lewis County, renowned nationwide for his sports memorabilia collection.
StorySLAM/Caldwell County Marker/Coralee and The Townies/Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar/Moonbow #1812
Spend an evening at Headliners Music Hall in Louisville for the popular StorySLAM, a part of NPR's Moth Radio Hour; in Caldwell County, a marker recounts the history of the Night Rider movement begun by Dr. David Amoss who organized tobacco farmers against an unfair monopoly; enjoy the music of Lexington-based band Coralee and The Townies; at Newport's Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar, bar patrons join the piano players for high energy, singalong fun; and experience the famous Moonbow at Cumberland Falls State Park in Whitley County. A 2013 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.
John Cohen/Today's Special-Weaver's Hot Dogs/Shepherdsville Train Crash/The Double Dans #1813
Meet photographer John Cohen, who came to eastern Kentucky in the late 1950s and captured the region's landscape, people, and music; in Laurel County, Dave enjoys Today's Special at the longtime London landmark, Weaver's Hot Dogs; the Shepherdsville train crash of 1917 is still regarded as the worst in Kentucky's history; and meet Australian horse trainers The Double Dans, who have made Nicholasville their second home.
Blood River Seeps State Nature Preserve/Capt. John "Jack" Jouett, Jr. Marker/Holt House/The Maysville Players #1814
Dave encounters animal species in Blood River Seeps State Nature Preserve in Calloway County; historical markers document the fateful ride of Revolutionary War hero Capt. John "Jack" Jouett, Jr.; efforts to preserve the Holt House in Breckinridge County honor the legacy of Judge Joseph Holt, one of Lincoln's trusted allies; and Maysville's Washington Opera House is the home of The Maysville Players, the oldest established theatre group in Kentucky.
Kentucky Wild Rivers Program/Mussel Species/Bill Best #1815
In celebration of Earth Day 2013, Dave learns about the Kentucky Wild Rivers Program as he explores the beautiful forest and waterways of The Little South Fork; a trip to the Licking River in Northern Kentucky reveals the surprising diversity of Kentucky's mussel species; and farmer and seed collector Bill Best introduces us to tasty varieties of Heirloom beans.
Headley-Whitney Museum/Herakut/Our Town - East Bernstadt/Hidden Cave Ranch Bed and Breakfast/Gudmar Petursson #1816
Get a global view at the Headley-Whitney Museum in Lexington; German artists Herakut leave their mark in Lexington; East Bernstadt is Our Town; guests find a relaxing retreat at Hidden Cave Ranch Bed and Breakfast in Burkesville; and in Oldham County, horse trainer Gudmar Petursson shows us why Icelandic Horses are conquering America.
Dainty/Middlesboro Golf Course/Rolley Hole/Cornhole/Dave Does It - EarthJoy Tree Adventures #1817
Dave tries his hand at Dainty, a German street-ball game played in the Louisville neighborhood of Schnitzelburg; a historical marker explains how Middlesboro's golf course made links history; in Monroe County, skilled sharpshooters take aim in the marble game of Rolley Hole; learn about the popular game of cornhole; and Dave goes out on a limb with EarthJoy Tree Adventures in Alexandria.
Maiden Alley Cinema/Our Town - Salyersville/Knitting for Joplin/CCC Trail Winery #1818
In Paducah, an evening of band performances at the Maiden Alley Cinema; Salyersville is Our Town; a Kentucky girl raises money and spirits with a knitting project for residents of Joplin, Missouri; and in the hills above Morehead, Dave and Toby explore the vineyards of CCC Trail Winery.
Barrel Racing/Our Town - Rogues' Harbor/Jesse James Ties/Dave Does It - Hooten Old Town Regulators #1819
Teenage sisters Kendall and Kenzie Gentry, barrel-racing champions from Henderson, give us an up-close look at this rodeo sport; in Logan County, Rogues' Harbor is Our Town; the story of outlaw Jesse James and his ties to Kentucky; and in Dave Does It, Dave joins the Hooten Old Town Regulators of McKee in a Single Action Shooting Competition.
Rhonda McEnroe/Union Co. Baseball Great/Guntown Mountain/Downtown Destination - Danville/Dave Does It -Dale Hollow #1820
Owensboro artist Rhonda McEnroe shares her passion for painting with art students; in Union County, historical markers cite the beginnings of one of baseball's greatest players; gunslingers entertain visitors at Guntown Mountain in Barren County; our Downtown Destination is Danville; and during 2013's Commonwealth Cleanup, Dave joins the Spring Cleanup crew at Dale Hollow for Dave Does It.
Bardstown/Kenton Co. Markers/Doc Shuffett/Kathleen O'Brien #1901
The new season begins with a visit to Bardstown, voted The Most Beautiful Small Town in America in 2012; historic markers point out Kenton County homes with presidential connections; meet Doc Shuffett, Dave's cousin, a nonagenarian physician; and artist Kathleen O'Brien creates mixed media watercolor collages inspired by nature.
Dave Does It/Today's Special - Frances BBQ/Camp Springs/Ruby Moon Vineyard and Winery #1902
In this season's first Dave Does It, Dave gets his sea legs in Paducah at the Seamen's Church Institute's Center for Maritime Education; Frances BBQ in Monroe County is Today's Special; the stone masonry of Camp Springs in Campbell County provides a unique beauty to the area; and Ruby Moon Vineyard and Winery in Henderson produces award-winning wines.
Lake Malone/Our Town - Winchester/Douglas Naselroad/Artists Collaborative Theatre #1903
Dave explores the hardwood forests and sandstone bluffs of Muhlenberg County's Lake Malone with outdoor enthusiast Cory Ramsey; Winchester is Our Town; Amy Hess introduces us to Kentucky luthier Douglas Naselroad, a Master Artist in Residence at the Appalachian Artisan Center in Hindman; and Artists Collaborative Theatre has been promoting the performing arts in Pike County for over 10 years.
Haunts of Owensboro/Hardin Co. Marker/The Whipps/Louisville Food Trucks #1904
The spooky side of local history is featured in the Haunts of Owensboro walking tours; the Haycraft Inn marker in Hardin County states it was a popular stop for stagecoaches; Greenup County band The Whipps play original music they call hick-hop; and Louisville food trucks offer a variety of cuisines.
Camp Nelson Honor Guard/West Liberty Monument/Aviation Heritage Park/Heroic Horse #1905
Kentucky Life salutes America's veterans. The Camp Nelson Honor Guard is the resident volunteer guard of Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Jessamine County; a West Liberty monument honors women in military service; the Aviation Heritage Park in Bowling Green features military aircraft and is a memorial to distinguished aviators; and the story of Sgt. Reckless, the heroic horse who carried ammunition for the Marines during the Korean War.
Boone's Bones/Taylor Co. Marker/Somerset's Fountain Square/Coal Country Beeworks #1906
The gravesite of Kentucky frontiersman Daniel Boone is the number one tourist attraction in Frankfort, but is he actually buried there; a Taylor County historic marker describes the origins of Campbellsville University; Amy Hess tours the Pulaski County city of Somerset and visits its newly renovated Fountain Square; and in Perry County, Coal Country Beeworks is committed to re-establishing bees and beekeeping in the region.
Pennyroyal Scuba Blue Springs Resort; Daviess Co. Marker; Ken Swinson Art; Festival of the Bluegrass #1907
Pennyroyal Scuba Blue Springs Resort in Hopkinsville is one of the most popular scuba diving destinations in the region; a Daviess County historical marker tells how politician George Graham Vest gained international fame thanks to a dog; self-taught artist Ken Swinson's paintings and prints feature Kentucky's landscapes and whimsical farm animals; and Dave enjoys a day at The Festival of the Bluegrass, a 40 year musical tradition in Lexington.
Drystone Revival; Carter Co. Marker; Bluegrass Motorcycle Museum; Our Town - Barbourville; Jane's Saddlebag #1908
The revival of building Drystone walls with master stone mason Cecil Aguilar; a historical marker in Carter County points out the home of former Kentucky Gov. William Jason Fields; the vintage motorcycles at the Bluegrass Motorcycle Museum in Hartford; Barbourville in Knox County is Our Town; and Jane's Saddlebag, a family-friendly tourist destination in Boone County are featured.
Eighth of August #1909
Experience the history and excitement of the Eighth of August weekend. Every year, African-Americans in parts of Western Kentucky and central Tennessee gather to celebrate Emancipation, a homecoming tradition begun in 1868.
Hot Brown; Downtown Destination - Henderson; Roebling Bridge; Iroquois Hunt Club #1910
Kentucky's signature Hot Brown from Louisville's Brown Hotel, the river town of Henderson is the Downtown Destination, northern Kentucky's Roebling Bridge, and the Iroquois Hunt Club and its innovative Hound Welfare Fund are featured.
Andrew Jackson Duel; Zachary Taylor National Cemetery; Our Town - Hodgenville; Jefferson Davis #1911
Kentucky Life celebrates Presidents' Day with stories about U.S. Presidents who have ties to Kentucky. The 1806 Logan County duel involving future president Andrew Jackson, Zachary Taylor National Cemetery in Louisville next to the family home, and Lincoln's hometown of Hodgenville is Our Town. Plus, Confederate President Jefferson Davis' ties to Kentucky are also featured.
Marshall County Hoop Fest; Kenton and Meade Co. Markers; Kentucky State Parks Golf Trail; Dave Does It - Dale Hollow #1912
Kentucky Life highlights the sporting traditions around the state. The hardwood action from the Marshall County Hoop Fest, historical markers in Kenton and Meade counties document the achievements of Major League baseball players from Kentucky, Dave plays a round or two along the Kentucky State Parks Golf Trail, and Dave casts for a trophy fish at Dale Hollow in a new Dave Does It are featured.
Jim Embry; Leslie Co. Barn; Today's Special - Greyhound Tavern; Richwood Plantation Inn #1913
Meet Jim Embry, a passionate advocate of community gardening; in Leslie County, the history of a barn built in the 1900's; the Greyhound Tavern in Ft. Mitchell serves Today's Special; and the restored grandeur of historic Richwood Plantation Inn in Milton are featured.
Tami Booher; Bodley-Bullock House; Downtown Shelbyville; Robert Vannevel #1914
Appalachian artist Tami Booher uses the palette knife technique to create textured landscapes and nature scenes; a visit to the 200-year-old Bodley-Bullock House in Lexington's Gratz Park; Amy Hess explores downtown Shelbyville; and in Casey County, Dave meets master wood worker Robert Vannevel.
Lexington Vintage Dance; Louisa - Our Town; YouthBuild Louisville; Agility Dog Trainer #1915
The pageantry and flair of performances by Lexington Vintage Dance; Louisa, the county seat of Lawrence County, is Our Town; YouthBuild Louisville helps young adults reach their potential; and in Paducah, dog trainer Gene Glastetter and his dog Versace have become a successful team in the the fast growing sport of dog agility despite a special challenge.
The Great Saltpetre Cave; Cardome Marker; Black Bear; Billy Ray's - Today's Special; Kentucky Cotton Industry #1916
Dave tours the Great Saltpetre Cave in Rockcastle County; a marker recounts the history of Scott County's Cardome Center, once the home of Kentucky Governor James F. Robinson; meet Black Bear, a Native American potter, who lives and works in Morehead; Prestonburg's Billy Ray's restaurant is serving Today's Special, and find out about Kentucky's cotton industry.
Dawson Springs; Miguel's Pizza - Today's Special; Red River Gorge Trail Crew; GRIT Homesteaders #1917
Kentucky Life celebrates Earth Day. Visit Dawson Springs, a designated Trail Town, and a popular destination for visitors in search of Kentucky Adventure Tourism; Today's Special comes from Miguel's Pizza in the Red River Gorge area of Powell County; meet the Red River Gorge Trail Crew, hard-working volunteers dedicated to maintaining the extensive trail system of the Gorge; and GRIT magazine named Adair County couple Randy and Jennifer Luethje runners-up in its inaugural Homesteaders of the Year Awards.
Roscoe Goose; Churchill Downs; Mint Juleps; Zenyatta #1918
Kentucky Life highlights Derby day. The career of Kentuckian Roscoe Goose who rode Donerail to victory in the 1913 Kentucky Derby; a look at Churchill Downs, which officially opened on May 17, 1875; the mint julep, the quintessential southern cocktail; and Zenyatta, the first filly ever to win the Breeders' Cup Classic are featured.
BB Riverboats; Cumberland College Marker; White Thoroughbreds; Fort Knox Gold Depository #1919
BB Riverboats, operating from the Newport Landing, have been cruising Northern Kentucky waters for more than 30 years; a historical marker in Whitley County recounts the history of Cumberland College, now the University of the Cumberlands; a look some rare white thoroughbreds in Marshall County; and fascinating information about the U.S. Bullion Depository at Ft. Knox from two knowledgeable insiders are featured.
John Hunt Morgan #1920
A profile of General John Hunt Morgan, known as the Thunderbolt of the Confederacy, was born in Alabama, but is considered a true son of Kentucky, and the romantic ideal of the Southern cavalryman. He is known for his daring raids across Kentucky, southern Indiana, and Ohio during the Civil War.
Horsepowered: The Keeneland Concours #1921
Since 2004, the Keeneland Concours d'Elegance has not only been showing off the best of automotive history but the best of the Bluegrass as well. The Keeneland Concours, consistently ranked one of the top 20 events in the southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society, is a three-day car exhibition held each July on the grounds of historic Keeneland Race Course.
Owensboro's Riverfront; Variety Pizza; Blakely Burger and The Hollow Bodies; Bonita Skaggs-Parsons #2001
Dave explores downtown Owensboro's fun and beautiful new riverfront; Variety Pizza in Breathitt County has fans driving in from hours away; Amy Hess meets Lexington teen violinist Blakely Burger and her band The Hollow Bodies; and Elliott County artist Bonita Skaggs-Parsons puts her own spin on folk art and life in Appalachia.
Kentucky Muse - Loretta Lynn #11502
Meet Kentucky native and country music legend Loretta Lynn.
Brown Brothers Cadillac #11503
Revisit the glory days of American automobiles at Brown Bros. Cadillac in Louisville.
Evergreen Maze #11504
Find your way out of the Evergreen Maze in Flemingsburg.
Buffalo Soldiers of Louisville #11505
John Taylor teaches African American youth self-confidence, trust, kindness, and a fierce pride in the achievements of their ancestors at his Buffalo Soldier camp.
Weird Kentucky - Little Green Men Hopkinsville Legend #11506
The events of August 21, 1955, have left a lasting mark on the small town of Kelly outside Hopkinsville.
Dog Scouts #11507
Dogs earn their merit badges for good citizenship just like the Boy Scouts.
Dave Does It - Louisville Slugger #11508
Dave steps up to the plate and goes to work at the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory.
Santa Train - Pikeville to Kingsport #11509
The Santa Train, laden with gifts for mountain children, winds its way through the mountains with Old Saint Nick and Wynonna Judd!
Jeptha Knob Meteorite Impact Site #11510
Explore a meteorite impact site at Jeptha Knob in Shelby County.
Brown's Bakery #11511
Sample the delicious treats at Brown's Bakery in Lexington.
Hemlock Woolly Adelgid - The Face of the Forest #11512
In the pristine hemlock forests of Eastern Kentucky lurks a tiny but significant threat, the hemlock woolly adelgid.
Dr. Han's Chinese Orchestra #11513
The Far Eastern melodies of Dr. Han Kuo-Huang and the University of Kentucky Chinese Orchestra.
First Farm Inn (B&B) #11514
First Farm Inn in rural Boone County offers a unique bed-and-breakfast experience for animal lovers.
Biodiversity - Introduction #11515
Experts offer their insights on the state's biodiversity. Places highlighted include Black Mountain, the Licking River, and the Ballard Wildlife Management Area.
Marjorie Jordan-Sauer #11516
Folk artist Marjorie Jordan-Sauer lives in rural Lewis County, where almost everything around her assumes a potential role in her creations.
Kart Kountry #11517
Dave takes a spin on the world's longest go-kart track at Kart Kountry in Shepherdsville.
Middlesboro Astrobleme Crater #11518
About 300 million years ago, an asteroid 1,500 feet across came from outer space and hit what is now Middlesboro.
Where once coal was mined, now golfers hit the links. Prestonsburg's StoneCrest features challenging fairways and a view of up to 50 miles in just about any direction.
Dave Does It - Men's Senior Baseball League #11601
It's "Batter Up" as Dave joins the Men's Senior Baseball League team in Louisville.
Personal Recollections of Jesse Stuart #11602
A rare look at the personal life of Jesse Stuart as friends share home movies and reminisce about the Kentucky literary legend.
Downtown - Monmouth Street #11603
The history of gambling in Northern Kentucky still lives on at Monmouth Street in Newport, but it's also home to family-owned businesses and the center of the city's econmic revival.
Dave Does It - Commercial Fishing #11604
Dave fishes the Mississippi River with the Bencini family who have been in the commercial fishing business in Columbus, Kentucky, for more than 100 years.
Dicky Lyons Football #11605
Leslie Lyons, daughter of UK football legend Dicky Lyons and sister of star UK wide receiver Dicky Lyons Jr., has written a book about her famous family and what it really means to be True Blue.
The Great American Dollhouse Museum #11606
From historical America to a fantasy forest, detailed miniature worlds are on display in Danville at The Great American Dollhouse Museum.
Christmas Cave Sing at Mammoth Cave #11607
Visitors at Mammoth Cave National Park participate in the 31st Annual Cave Sing, re-enacting a celebration that began in the 1880's, with carols sung underground by lantern.
Henson Broom Shop Dave Does It #11608
Dave learns the art of broom-making at Henson Broom Shop and General Store in Symsonia, just outside of Paducah.
Burgin Basketball #11609
A look at the high school basketball program at Mercer County's Burgin Independent Schools.
Rudy Medlock - Potter #11610
Meet Rudy Medlock, Wilmore potter and retired Asbury art professor.
Newport Ducks #11611
Dave gets a "duck's eye" view of Newport, the Ohio River, and Cincinnati aboard "Ducks," land-and-water vehicles based on the famous World War II DUKW amphibious design.
Today's Special - Opal's #11612
Dave samples the abundant buffet at Opal's in Jackson County but saves room for their famous homemade cream pies.
Derby City Roller Girls #11613
Members of the National Flat Track Derby Association's Derby City Roller Girls of Louisville demonstrate their rolling skills in practice and competition.
Khlcf - Tebb's Bend #11614
Dave tours Tebb's Bend and other areas set aside for protection by the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund.
Today's Special - Bon Ton Mini Mart #11615
It's all about the chicken at the Bon Ton Mini Mart in Henderson, where the fried chicken has been featured in Gourmet Magazine and on NPR.
Dave's First Trip to Derby #11616
As a first-time attendee, Dave participatea in all the excitement of the famous "first Saturday in May" when he goes to the 2010 Kentucky Derby.
Model A #11617
Model A auto enthusiast Jerry Baker of Paris, Kentucky, lovingly restores and repairs these cars in his shop.
Raptor Center at Southwestern High School #11618
Southwestern High School in Somerset, Kentucky, has a fully licensed rehabilitation center for birds of prey.
Maple Hill Manor (B & B) #11619
Historic Maple Hill Manor in Springfield is an elegant pre-Civil War home that features spacious antique-appointed guest rooms, gardens and nature walks, and a gift shop.
Clay County Petroglyphs 2 Red Bird #11620
A look at the Native American connections to the mysterious Clay County petroglyphs.
Biodiversity - Mothing #11701
Meet the Society of Kentucky Lepidopterists, butterfly and moth enthusiasts who record the biodiversity found in the night sky.
Bowling Green Civil War Discovery Trail #11702
We visit the city that 150 years ago was - just briefly - the capital of the Confederate State of Kentucky: Bowling Green.
Dave Does It - Roofing #11703
Armed with shingles and the knowledge that a house is only as good as its roof, Dave gets on-the-job training from Ray Nolan Roofing in Louisville.
River Rising #11802
Bluegrass band Cumberland River is gaining success and has been featured on the national drama Justified.
Pedal Pushin' #11803
Thee bike taxis of Woo Hoo Pedicab provide an environmentally-friendly means of transportation.
Grape Expectations #11804
Dave visits Cedar Creek Vineyards in Pulaski County.
A Passion for Pawpaw's #11805
Learn about Kentucky State University's research and domestication of that tropical-tasting fruit - the pawpaw.
Wild in the Blood #11806
Explore the biodiversity at Blood River Seeps State Nature Preserve in Calloway County's Western Waterlands region.
The Dead Zone #11807
Meet the characters who congregate on Bardstown Road for the annual Louisville Zombie Attack.
Dear Abbey #11808
Meet Lucille Sharp, an actress from Lexington who has a role in Downton Abbey.
Overlooked An Orchid #11810
A profile of Morgan County songwriter Paul Gilley, who wrote songs for major country artists.
I Ain't Elvis, But.... #11811
Meet songwriter and Muhlenberg County native Bill Harlan, member of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
Step Up to The Microphone #11812
Spend an evening at Headliners Music Hall in Louisville for the popular StorySLAM, a part of NPR's Moth Radio Hour.
Coming Into Focus #11813
Meet photographer John Cohen, who came to eastern Kentucky in the late 1950s and captured the region's landscape, people, and music.
Countin' Critters #11814
Dave encounters animal species in Blood River Seeps State Nature Preserve in Calloway County.
Running Wild #11815
Dave learns about the Kentucky Wild Rivers Program as he explores the beautiful forest and waterways of the Little South Fork.
Painting The Town #11816
German artist duo known as "Herakut" leave their mark in Lexington.
Taking It to The Streets #11817
Dave tries his hand at Dainty, a German street-ball game played in the Louisville neighborhood of Schnitzelburg.
River Music #11818
In Paducah, enjoy an evening of band performances at the Maiden Alley Cinema.
Barrels of Fun #11819
Sisters Kendall and Kenzie Gentry, barrel-racing champions from Henderson, give an up-close look at this rodeo sport.
Brush Strokes #11820
Owensboro artist Rhonda McEnroe shares her passion for painting with art students.
Bluegrass Heritage Museum #21502
Visit the Bluegrass Heritage Museum in Winchester, where the history of Clark County is preserved.
Our Town - Leitchfield #21503
Leitchfield, a Grayson County community with real charm.
Our Town - Adairville #21504
Visit Adairville, close to Tennessee but home to some fascinating Kentucky history.
Magee's Bakery #21505
A taste of the world-famous transparent pie at Magee's Bakery in Maysville.
Our Town - Hell for Certain #21506
This community is located on Hell for Certain Creek in Leslie County.
Three Springs Dinner #21507
Come with us to Three Springs Farm in Nicholas County for a special meal prepared by Holly Hill Inn chef Ouita Michel.
Our Town - Greenup #21508
Visit Greenup, home of the late Jesse Stuart, beloved Kentucky author and former poet laureate.
Our Town - Nazareth #21509
Nazareth in Nelson County was named for the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, who opened a one-room school in 1814 at the St. Thomas Farm.
Our Town - Hazel #21510
Travel to Calloway County to visit Hazel, a small town on the Tennessee border that has made a name for itself in the world of antiques.
Our Town - Pippa Passes #21511
Come with us to Pippa Passes - the town's name comes from a Robert Browning poem.
Downtown - Lexington's Southland Drive #21512
Get for a taste of Americana as we explore the unique business corridor of Southland Drive in Lexington.
Our Town - Wickliffe #21513
Travel along to Wickliffe, the county seat of Ballard County, near the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.
Our Town - Stamping Ground #21514
Come with us to Stamping Ground in rural Scott County, home of the Buffalo Daze festival.
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill #21515
Dave Shuffett visits Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill and talks about the history of this unique Kentucky landmark.
Our Town - Scottsville #21516
Scottsville, located in rural Allen County on the Tennessee border, offers a friendly, small-town welcome to visitors.
Downtown - Fourth Street Live #21517
The neon lights of Fourth Street Live beckon native Louisvillians and tourists alike to enjoy music, shopping, and dining downtown.
Today's Special 1518 Behle Street Cafe #21518
Behle Street Cafe in Covington is open from lunchtime until two in the morning, serving up all the comfort food you can imagine.
Our Town - Cloverport #21519
We pay a visit to Cloverport in Breckinridge County. Originally known as Joe's Landing, the frontier town provided ferry rides across the Ohio River.
Downtown - Ashland #21601
Art, literature, history, and music come alive in Ashland with a visit to the 1500/1600 block of Winchester Avenue.
Historical Marker - Tommygun Inventor #21602
In Newport, a marker dedicated to the Kentucky military man who invented the first hand-held machine gun.
Today's Special - South Farm #21603
At the University of Kentucky's South Farm, some of the finest cooks from around the region are grilling and roasting for Chefs Afield.
Downtown - Owensboro #21604
Sample the cultural sights unique to Owensboro by strolling down Second Street in this Ohio River town.
Our Town - Nobob #21605
In southeastern Barren County, not far from Glasgow, you'll find the community of Nobob.
Today's Special - Uniontown Food Mart #21606
Dave travels to Union County to sample the mouth-watering meats at the Uniontown Food Mart.
Our Town - Berry #21607
The small town of Berry, located on the South Fork of the Licking River in Harrison County, was named after Col. George W. Berry.
Downtown - Bowling Green Fountain Square #21608
Fountain Square in Bowling Green dates back to the late 1800s, when the courthouse was moved to create an urban park.
Historical Marker 530 Bacon Creek Bridge #21609
On U.S. 31 West, in Bonnieville in Hart County, we find a historical marker dedicated to the repeatedly destroyed Bacon Creek Bridge.
Today's Special - Ferrell's Hamburgers #21610
Ferrell's in Hopkinsville is a classic slice of Americana, the tiny burger joint boasts about 10 seats, three menu items, and a rabid fan base.
Our Town - Marion #21611
Marion is the largest town in Crittenden County, home to Kentucky's largest Amish community.
Downtown - Paducah #21612
We pay a visit to Paducah, where attention to historic details of the town has earned kudos from visitors and honors from preservationists.
Today's Special - The Porch Restaurant #21613
Dave samples soup, salad, and a piece of homemade pie at The Porch restaurant in Russell Springs.
Our Town - Hazel Green #21614
Hazel Green, located on the Red River about seven miles north of Campton in Wolfe County, was named for the abundance of hazel shrubs in the area.
Historical Marker 1505 Brown-Pusey House #21615
It's known as the Brown-Pusey House now, but this Georgian mansion used to be a boardinghouse run by "Aunt Beck" Hill.
Our Town - Campbellsville #21616
We travel to Taylor County and visit Campbellsville, a city known for its university, its cherry furniture, and Green River Lake State Park.
Historical Marker 887 Giant Cooling Tower #21617
A look at the 320-foot-tall cooling tower at the coal-fired power plant on U.S. 23 north of Louisa.
Our Town - Paintsville #21618
Explore Paintsville, home to the U.S. 23 Country Music Highway Museum, which features exhibits on Loretta Lynn, Crystal Gayle, and Hylo Brown.
Our Town - Beattyville #21619
Beattyville, the county seat of Lee County, is blessed with an abundance of natural wonders including Red River Gorge.
Downtown - Covington Mainstrasse #21620
Visitors will find a little bit of old Germany in Covington Mainstrasse, where they can sample the culture and food of old Europe.
Downtown - Frankfort #21701
Visit downtown Frankfort and see all Kentucky's capital city has to offer.
Historical Marker 1729 - Campbellsville Baptist Church #21702
The oldest congregation in Taylor County dates back to 1791, before Kentucky was a state, known today as Campbellsville Baptist Church.
Today's Special - Bob's Drive-In #21703
The Paducah Visitors and Convention Bureau says Bob's Drive-in is the oldest car-hop restaurant in Kentucky. This Paducah institution has been open for 61 years.
Historical Marker 976 #21802
The ruins of Buffalo Furnace are a reminder of Kentucky's 19th-century heyday as a center of iron production.
Today's Special #21803
Dave pulls up a chair for Today's Special at The Purple Onion, a popular Central City restaurant.
Historical Marker 1831 #21804
A Warren County historical marker recounts Bowling Green native Duncan Hines' career in the food and lodging industry.
A Taste of the Tropics #21805
Chef Bob Perry from UK's College of Sustainable Agriculture cooks with a pawpaw.
Historical Marker 2136 #21806
A Boyd County marker honors Mary E. Flanery, the first woman elected to the Kentucky legislature.
Ghost Whisperers #21807
Paranormal Investigators of Northern Kentucky (PINK) try to find resolutions for unexplained mysteries.
Our Town: Crittenden #21808
Explore the Grant County community of Crittenden.
Historical Marker 1605 #21810
A Rockcastle County marker recounts the history of the Renfro Valley radio broadcasts.
Our Town: Monticello #21811
Explore the community of Monticello in Wayne County.
The Night Riders #21812
A Caldwell County marker recounts the history of the Night Rider movement begun by Dr. David Amoss who organized tobacco farmers against an unfair monopoly.
Today's Special: Weaver's Hot Dogs #21813
Dave enjoys Today's Special at the longtime London, Kentucky landmark, Weaver's Hot Dogs.
Historical Marker 1541 & 1888 #21814
The Calloway County markers document the fateful ride of American Revolution hero Capt. John "Jack" Jouett, Jr.
Mussel Power #21815
A trip to the Licking River in Northern Kentucky reveals the surprising diversity of Kentucky's mussel species.
Headley- Whitney Museum #21816
Explore the Headley-Whitney Museum in Lexington, Kentucky.
Historical Marker 1262 #21817
A Bell County marker explains how Middlesboro's golf course made links history.
Our Town: Salyersville #21818
Explore the Magoffin County town of Salyersville.
Our Town: Russellville #21819
Explore Russellville, the county seat of Logan County, once known as Rogues' Harbor.
Historical Marker 1762 & 2164 #21820
Historical markers cite the beginnings of one of baseball's greatest players - Jackie Robinson.
Downtown - Frankfort Ave In Louisville #31502
Visit Louisville's Frankfort Avenue, an example of new urbanism, which promotes walkable neighborhoods where a variety of housing and businesses thrive.
John Calvert Magician #31503
At age 98, John Calvert holds the record for the world's longest-running magic show and was once a stand-in for Clark Gable.
Dave Does It - Dahl and Groezinger Scrap #31504
Dave travels to Owensboro to work at Dahl & Groezinger Scrap Iron and Metal, a 124-year-old family business.
Our Town - Midway #31505
Travel to Midway, named purposefully for its location midway between Lexington and Frankfort and Georgetown and Versailles.
Patti Starr Paranormal #31506
Take a walk on the spooky side as we accompany ghost hunter Patti Starr on the Bardstown Ghost Trek.
Flaget High School Alumni Association #31507
Although the school has been closed for 35 years, the Flaget High School Alumni Association is still going strong.
Kentucky Muse - History of the Piano #31508
Meet Diane Earle, a music professor at Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro, who celebrates 300 years of the piano with a grand listening tour of piano pieces.
Civil War Christmas #31509
Travel back in time to discover how Christmas was celebrated during the Civil War.
Rolling Fork Farm #31510
If you long for farm fresh, organic foods, look no further than Rolling Fork Farm in the Forkland community of Boyle County.
Dave Does It! - Dancing at Baker Hunt #31511
Ballroom dancing is all the rage, and Dave travels to Covington for lessons at the Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center.
History of Doughboy Memorial #31512
In the center of Monticello's downtown is a World War I memorial known as the Spirit of the American Doughboy.
Waverly Hills #31513
Once a hospital for tuberculosis patients, Louisville's Waverly Hills has been popularized on television as being one of the "most haunted" hospitals in the eastern U.S.
At Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Dave explores the motorsport of autocross - the art of maneuvering a car at high speed through a course laid out on asphalt.
Dave Does It - Lexington Recycling #31515
Dave does his part for Earth Day by helping out on a garbage truck's suburban route and working at Lexington's Recycling Material Recovery Facility.
Ashland Peonies #31516
Every year right around Derby weekend, the magnificent peonies at Ashland, the Henry Clay estate in Lexington, come into bloom.
Kentucky Equine Humane Center #31517
The Kentucky Equine Humane Center in Jessamine County provides a safe place for horses who've fallen on hard times.
Monarch Watch - Wkyu #31518
Two weekends out of the year, people come to Audubon State Park in Henderson County to net and tag Monarch butterflies.
Dave Does It - Hb Stanley Concrete #31519
Almost everyone has played with a toy cement mixer in a sandbox as a child. Dave gets to experience the grown-up version at HB Stanley Concrete in Beaver Dam.
Mark Whitley #31601
We highlight the evolution of artist and master woodworker Mark Whitely and his work over the years.
Suits That Rock #31602
The hard-working executives of Suits That Rock get together once a year to perform a rock concert to benefit the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center in Covington.
Finchville Daylily Farm #31603
Cutting back on eight acres of grass to mow was the incentive behind the start of Finchville Daylily Farm in Shelby County.
Asbury Police Horses #31604
At Asbury University in Wilmore, horses are trained by students to become mounts for police departments across the country.
Youth Circus Training #31605
My Nose Turns Red in Covington trains youth in the art of becoming a theatrical clown.
Carnegie Community Arts Center - Somerset #31606
Take a look inside the Carnegie Community Arts Center in Somerset, named in honor of philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.
Maysville Nativity Collection #31607
The Annual Nativity Display and Music Festival at Trinity Lutheran Church in Maysville features a collection of creches.
Biodiversity - Darters #31608
Dave tags along with Matt Thomas of Fish and Wildlife Resources to the Red River in Wolfe County to see a little known but very colorful species of fish.
Highland House B&B #31609
Highland House, located on the outskirts of Carrollton, is a bed-and-breakfast destination for tourists wanting a relaxing retreat on the Ohio River.
Oldest Living Kentuckian Lera Williams #31610
Born Feb. 9, 1900, Lera Williams of Campbellsville is Kentucky's oldest citizen.
Harry Pickens #31611
Kentucky pianist and educator Harry Pickens brings people, ideas, and possibilities together through music.
Dave Does It - Tarter Farm & Ranch Equipment #31612
Dave visits Tarter Farm and Ranch Equipment in Casey County, the country's largest manufacturer of farm gates and animal management equipment.
Sheltowee Farm (Mushrooms) #31613
Sheltowee Farm in Bath County is Kentucky's premier organic gourmet mushroom farm.
Raven Run House #31614
Solar energy pioneer and UK professor Richard Levine combines his passion for energy conservation with his love of architecture.
Bob Mackey's Music #31615
Bobby Mackey's Music World, located south of Covington minutes from Cincinnati, is known as the most haunted nightclub in the world.
Latonia Race Track #31616
Before the Kentucky Derby came to dominate Thoroughbred racing, there was Old Latonia in Kenton County and the mile and a half Latonia Derby.
The Plaza Theatre #31617
Glasgow's grand movie house of the 1930s has found new life in the 21st century with live music and dramatic performances.
Ale-8-One Bottling #31618
Ale-8-One, the only Kentucky soft drink concoction still in production, was launched in 1926 in Winchester by G.L. Wainscott.
Dave Does It - Colson Dairy Farm #31619
Dave makes a trip to a Grant County family dairy farm to take on the challenge of milking cows.
St. James Art Fair #31620
A visit to the St. James Court Art Show, a cultural and artistic event in the heart of Old Louisville for more than 50 years.
Owensboro Museum of Fine Art - Carnegie Theme #31701
The elegant Carnegie Library building in Owensboro is home to the second largest art museum in the state, the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art.
Love on a Leash - Pulaski #31702
The Somerset chapter of Love on a Leash sends its therapy dogs into nursing homes, hospitals, schools, and libraries to share their canine devotion with those who need it most.
Bill Vantassel - Glassblower #31703
He's known affectionately as "the backwoods glass blower." Bill VanTassel came to Kentucky in 2007 from Ohio and started Evolution Glassworks in Morgantown.
Wooldridge Monuments #31708
Kentucky authors Bobbie Ann Mason and Wendell Berry illuminate the stories behind the Wooldridge Monuments in Mayfield's Maplewood Cemetery.
Go Local #31802
The marketing folks at the Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism have found the best way to highlight Kentucky's diversity is one region at a time.
Circuit City #31803
The city of Hopkinsville was a main stop along The Chitlin' Circuit, a national string of clubs where black recording artists could perform during the days of segregation.
Say Cheese #31804
Watch how cheese is made at Good Shepherd Cheese, a sheep milk dairy in Bath County.
Up from Down #31805
A look at Pulaski County's Short Creek - the story Kentucky Life Facebook friends chose in an online vote.
Our Town: Liberty #31806
Toby attracts a crowd in the Casey County town of Liberty.
Tales from the Crypts #31807
In Voices of Elmwood, actors portray deceased residents of Daviess County and tell their stories at graveside to guests who ride through Elmwood Cemetery.
Batteries Required #31808
Learn about the fort-named towns of Northern Kentucky.
Something's Brewing #31810
Dave takes a look at the growing beer brewing scene in Lexington.
State Street in Bowling Green is known as the "ShakeRag" historic district, recognized for its significance to African American history.
Honky Tonk Soul #31812
Enjoy the music of Lexington-based band Coralee and The Townies.
Tragedy on the Tracks #31813
The Shepherdsville train crash of 1917 is still regarded as the worst in Kentucky's history.
Holt In High Regard #31814
Efforts to preserve the Holt House in Breckinridge County honor the legacy of Judge Joseph Holt, one of Lincoln's trusted allies.
Bean There, Grew That #31815
Farmer and seed collector Bill Best introduces tasty varieties of Heirloom beans.
Our Town: East Bernstadt #31816
Explore the town of East Bernstadt in Laurel County.
Knuckling Down #31817
Skilled sharpshooters take aim in the marble game of Rolley Hole in Monroe County.
Committed to Memory #31818
In Campbellsville, a young girl knits elephants to raise money for the Joplin, Missouri tornado relief.
American Outlaw #31819
The story of outlaw Jesse James and his ties to Kentucky.
Way Out West #31820
Gunslingers entertain visitors at Guntown Mountain in Barren County.
Little Pegasus Pastures Mini Horse #41502
Meet some little horses with big attitudes at Little Pegasus Pastures in western Jefferson County.
Weird Kentucky - Petroglyphs #41503
We explore a mystery in Clay County by examining the Red Bird River Shelter Petroglyphs, a series of carvings on a stone in Manchester.
Cricket Press #41504
Cricket Press is a husband-and-wife screenprinting, letterpress, and design studio located in Lexington.
Kentucky Muse - Kentucky Book Fair #41505
Frankfort is home to the Kentucky Book Fair, one of the largest, oldest, and certainly one of the best book fairs in the entire country.
Bourbon Red Turkeys Star Farms #41506
Visit STAR Farm in Hardyville, home of the Bourbon Red turkey, chestnut-colored Kentucky gobblers that are making a comeback.
Highland Raku Studio Pottery #41508
In Adair County, Henrietta and Jeff Scott apply their own methods to an ancient tradition to create unique pottery at Highland Raku Studio.
Rough River Srp Winter Wonderland #41509
Santa rides in on a four-wheeler as we visit Rough River Dam State Resort Park for its Winter Wonderland celebration.
Paw Pals - Sadie Tribute #41510
In our final Paw Pals segment, Dave Shuffett remembers his dog Sadie, who passed away in 2009, and her years of travels with Kentucky Life.
Today's Special - Orchid Flower Restaurant #41511
Sample the special at the Orchid Flower in Lexington - possibly the only Indonesian restaurant in the state.
Helicopter Studios - Wkyu #41512
Shannon Duffy of Gilbertsville began her artistic career in metal work, but now has a line of felt children's toys.
Wynn Fire Equipment - Wkyu #41513
Wynn Fire Equipment can build a fire truck from start to finish in one location at its facility in Corbin.
Olde Master Originals - Wkyu #41514
From a raw piece of lumber, Olde Master Originals in Oldham County creates wooden crafts that are works of art.
Today's Special - Smokey Valley Truck Stop #41515
Carter County's Smokey Valley Truck Stop serve's up some delicious food and has been featured on the Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins, & Dives.
Face Boss - Mike Guillerman Coal #41516
Now retired, Mike Guillerman discusses his book Face Boss: The Memoir of a Western Kentucky Coal Miner, about his years at a Peabody Coal Co. mine in Union County.
The Steamer Belle of Louisville #41517
The Steamer Belle of Louisville is a city landmark anchoring the west end of Louisville's Waterfront Park.
Coffee Times #41518
Since 1981, Coffee Times Coffee House in Lexington has been roasting its own beans, so it's no johnny-come-lately to the art of making a fine cup of coffee.
Roundstone Native Seed Farm Wkyu #41519
Randy Seymour began collecting native seeds and cultivating small garden plots. What began as a hobby is now a full-time business, Roundstone Native Seed in Hart County.
Treehouse B & B #41601
The Treehouse at Stoner Creek, a bed and breakfast in Paris built by Pat and Laura Conley in 2004, is indeed a treehouse of sorts.
Greener Groundz #41602
The Bowling Green coffee shop, Greener Groundz, offers home-roasted coffee, organically grown food, and local music.
Pow Wow Hopkinsville #41603
Dancers in feathers and buckskin move to the beat of drums and raise their voices in song each September as Hopkinsville hosts an intertribal powwow.
Small Town Sexy #41604
Kim Huston, president of the Nelson County Economic Development Agency in Bardstown, is author of Small Town Sexy.
Historical Marker 653 Alice Lloyd College #41605
On Ky. 80 in Garner we find a description of the renowned mountain school located eight miles east of here.
Rex Robinson #41606
At his studio farm near Philpot in Daviess County, artist Rex Robinson has found the perfect place to celebrate the natural beauty and history of Kentucky.
They are thinking big this Christmas at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville with towering fabric luminaries made by artisans in Zigong, China.
Cassius Marcellus Clay #41608
His cousin Henry Clay was the Great Compromiser, but Cassius Marcellus Clay (1810-1903) was a controversial firebrand.
Coco's Chocolate Cafe #41609
We make a trip to Coco's Chocolate Cafe on the Bardstown Road business corridor in Louisville for artisan chocolates that put mass-produced candy to shame.
African American Heritage Museum #41610
The West Kentucky African American Heritage Center, located in Russellville, traces history from slavery to the civil rights movement.
Corvette Museum Expansion #41611
The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green is known worldwide as the home of this iconic sports car.
Historical Marker 1856 Hawesville Railroad Station #41612
Our next stop takes us to Hawesville, where a historic railroad depot now houses the Hancock County Museum.
Historical Marker 1783 Cedar Hall - Helm Place #41613
The Greek Revival mansion known as Cedar Hall-Helm Place in Fayette County has seen its share of American history.
Biodiversity - Invasives #41614
Dave joins Joyce Bender of the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission on a tour to see some of Kentucky's most unwanted plants.
Our Town - Crab Orchard #41615
Crab Orchard in eastern Lincoln County was an early pioneer settlement, located at the end of Logan's Trace of the famed Wilderness Road.
Lexington Fashion Collaborative #41616
The Lexington Fashion Collaborative organizes fashion events to showcase local talent and is hoping to bring "wearable art" to the forefront of the city's arts scene.
Wheelwright Profile #41617
Once an ideal company town, Wheelwright in Floyd County is fighting to preserve its history and remain a viable community.
South America #41618
On rugged Pine Mountain in southeastern Kentucky, we explore a tract of pristine land so remote that the locals named it South America.
Shaker Village Seed to Table #41619
The dining room at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill serves a seasonal menu with produce grown on site.
Chet Lott #41620
What happens to his music when a Mississippi singer/songwriter moves to Kentucky? If you're Chet Lott, you create a unique sound that blends blues and country.
Palm Grower / Cacti Grower #41701
Whitley County gardener Russell Johnson grows more than 60 varieties of cacti and palms right in his own backyard.
Our Town - Dixon #41702
Its frontier past includes a brush with the notorious Harp brothers and Civil War skirmishes, but life today in Dixon offers the simple goodness of small-town charm.
Lewis County Quilt Trail #41703
We pay a visit to Lewis County, where more than 32 barns have been painted with quilt squares, a practice that started in colonial days and is surging in popularity again.
Memento Mori #41802
Visit Covington's historic Linden Grove Cemetery, the final resting place for American veterans and northern Kentucky's culturally diverse population.
Role Call #41803
In Washington County, the Springfield Opera House is the home of the Central Kentucky Community Theatre which offers a variety of musicals and plays.
An American Spirit #41804
Take a trip to Heaven Hill Distillery's in Bardstown, the largest independent family owned and operated producer of distilled spirits in the country.
Dave and Toby take a trip to Leslie County to learn about rural post offices.
Today's Special #41806
Named after two Winchester cats, Stinky and Coco's Diner is serving up Today's Special.
The X Files #41807
Dave investigates the life of Hopkinsville native and clairvoyant Edgar Cayce.
An Art for Expression #41808
The award-winning and inspiring work of Louisville artist Trent Altman.
Country Comfort #41810
Country Girl at Heart Farm Bed and Breakfast in Hart County offers an interactive farm experience for guests.
Historical Marker 1963 #41811
A Lexington historicial marker recounts how a group of African-American started the Colored Orphan Industrial Home on Georgetown Street in 1892.
Ain't Got No Wrong Notes #41812
At Newport's Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar, bar patrons join the piano players for high energy, singalong fun.
The Aussie Approach #41813
Meet Australian horse trainers The Double Dans, who have made Nicholasville their second home.
Cast of Characters #41814
Maysville's Washington Opera House is the home of The Maysville Players, the oldest established theater group in Kentucky.
An Olde World Welcome #41816
Guests find a relaxing retreat at Hidden Cave Ranch Bed and Breakfast in Burkesville.
It's A Toss Up #41817
A representative from the American Cornhole Organization talks about this growing backyard sport.
Wining and Dining #41818
In the hills above Morehead, Dave and Toby explore the vineyards of CCC Trail Winery.
Dave Does It! #41819
Dave joins the Hooten Old Town Regulators of McKee in a Single Action Shooting Competition.
Downtown: Danville #41820
Take a trip to downtown Danville in Boyle County, known as the City of Firsts.
Steve Scherer Glass Artist #51510
Since the early 1970s, glass artist Steve Scherer has made a career out of playing with fire and is known for using his own hand-colored glass.
Gallery House B & B #51511
Amid the historic homes of Old Louisville across from Central Park, you'll find the Gallery House bed and breakfast.
Brigadoon State Nature Preserve #51515
Harold Kelley found the 181-acre woodland that is now Brigadoon State Nature Preserve, located on the backwaters of the Barren County Reservoir, while looking for places to photograph.
Ruth Hunt Candies #51605
Ruth Hunt started selling her homemade candy back in 1921, and by 1930, she'd moved her small operation to Mount Sterling. That's where you'll find the candy-making enterprise today.
Cub Run Cave with Dave #51612
Cub Run Cave in Hart County has been open for just a few years, but its reputation is growing as one of Kentucky cave country's hidden gems.
Leslie Nichols #51613
Leslie Nichols of Bowling Green uses type and typewriters to create unique works of art.
Putnam Stadium - Ashland Football Field #51615
Putnam Stadium has been home to Ashland Tomcat football for decades. Built during the Depression by the Works Progress Administration, it is the only stadium recognized as a Kentucky Historical Society landmark.
Charlie Tribute #51617
In the spring of 2005, happy-go-lucky golden retriever Charlie Boscoe made his Kentucky Life debut. We look back at the many happy moments we shared with the popular canine co-host.
Kentucky Gentleman Cigar Co. #51702
On a whim, Allen Mobley decided to spend months in the Dominican Republic learning how to hand-roll cigars. The result is the Kentucky Gentleman's Cigar Co. in Lawrenceburg.
Cultivating A Following #51804
Meet food blogger Joyce Pinson and see why her blog, Friends Drift Inn, is attracting national attention.
A Blues Streak #51806
Blues band Tin Can Buddha plays at the Kentucky Center for the Arts in Louisville.
Collection Perfection #51811
Meet John Carpenter of Lewis County, who is recognized by Ripley's Believe It or Not as having the World's Largest Private Sports Collection.
A Path of Silver Light #51812
Get a glimpse of the Moonbow at Cumberland Falls.
On New Shores #51816
In Oldham County, horse trainer Gudmar Petursson shows us why Icelandic Horses are conquering America.
Dave Does It! #51817
Dave climbs a 70 ft. tree at at A.J. Jolly Park in Alexandria with Earth Joy Tree Adventures.
Dave Does It! #51820
Dave participates in the Dale Hollow Lake Spring Cleanup.
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