Web site: http://www.ket.org/kentuckylife/
Host Dave Shuffett and his faithful canine sidekicks present stories capturing the flavor, history, and heritage of Kentucky. They explore natural beauty and historic sites, sample the creativity of the Commonwealth's hundreds of artists and musicians, and discover the unique contributions of interesting people all over the state.
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.
- KETKY Friday, February 28 at 5:30 pm EST
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.
- KETKY Saturday, March 1 at 6:00 am EST
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.
- KETKY Sunday, March 2 at 6:00 am EDT
- KETKY Sunday, March 2 at 5:30 pm EDT
- KET2 Tuesday, March 4 at 7:30 am EDT
- KETKY Wednesday, March 5 at 8:00 am EDT
- KETKY Friday, March 7 at 12:30 pm EDT
- KETKY Saturday, March 8 at 6:00 am EDT
- KETKY Monday, March 24 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Monday, March 3 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Tuesday, March 4 at 5:30 pm EDT
- KETKY Tuesday, March 4 at 5:36 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Wednesday, March 5 at 12:58 am EDT
- KETKY Wednesday, March 5 at 3:00 pm EDT
- KETKY Sunday, March 9 at 3:00 am EDT
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.
- KETKY Wednesday, March 5 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Thursday, March 6 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Friday, March 7 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Sunday, March 9 at 6:00 am EDT
- KETKY Sunday, March 9 at 5:30 pm EDT
- KET2 Tuesday, March 11 at 7:30 am EDT
- KETKY Friday, March 14 at 12:30 pm EDT
- KETKY Saturday, March 15 at 6:00 am EDT
- KETKY Tuesday, April 15 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Monday, March 10 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Tuesday, March 11 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Wednesday, March 12 at 12:58 am EDT
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.
- KETKY Wednesday, March 12 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Thursday, March 13 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Friday, March 14 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Sunday, March 16 at 6:00 am EDT
- KETKY Sunday, March 16 at 5:30 pm EDT
- KET2 Tuesday, March 18 at 7:30 am EDT
- KETKY Wednesday, March 19 at 8:00 am EDT
- KETKY Thursday, March 20 at 9:30 pm EDT
- KETKY Friday, March 21 at 12:30 pm EDT
- KETKY Saturday, March 22 at 6:00 am EDT
- KETKY Friday, April 25 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Monday, March 17 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Tuesday, March 18 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Wednesday, March 19 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Thursday, March 20 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Friday, March 21 at 3:00 am EDT
- KETKY Saturday, May 3 at 10:00 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Friday, March 21 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KET Saturday, March 22 at 8:00 pm EDT
- KETKY Sunday, March 23 at 6:00 am EDT
- KET Sunday, March 23 at 4:00 pm EDT
- KETKY Sunday, March 23 at 5:30 pm EDT
- KET2 Tuesday, March 25 at 7:30 am EDT
- KETKY Wednesday, March 26 at 8:00 am EDT
- KETKY Thursday, March 27 at 9:30 pm EDT
- KETKY Friday, March 28 at 12:30 pm EDT
- KETKY Saturday, March 29 at 6:00 am EDT
- KETKY Saturday, April 5 at 6:00 am EDT
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.
- KETKY Tuesday, March 25 at 2:00 pm EDT
- KETKY Saturday, March 29 at 4:00 pm EDT
- KETKY Thursday, April 3 at 3:00 am EDT
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.
- KETKY Tuesday, March 25 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Wednesday, March 26 at 1:00 am EDT
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.
- KETKY Wednesday, March 26 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Thursday, March 27 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Friday, March 28 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KET Saturday, March 29 at 8:00 pm EDT
- KETKY Sunday, March 30 at 6:00 am EDT
- KET Sunday, March 30 at 4:00 pm EDT
- KETKY Sunday, March 30 at 5:30 pm EDT
- KET2 Tuesday, April 1 at 7:30 am EDT
- KET Tuesday, April 1 at 11:30 pm EDT
- KETKY Wednesday, April 2 at 8:00 am EDT
- KETKY Thursday, April 3 at 9:30 pm EDT
- KETKY Friday, April 4 at 12:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Monday, March 31 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Tuesday, April 1 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Wednesday, April 2 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Wednesday, April 2 at 9:57 pm EDT
- KETKY Friday, April 4 at 10:57 am EDT
- KETKY Friday, April 4 at 7:57 pm EDT
- KETKY Saturday, April 5 at 4:57 pm EDT
- KETKY Thursday, April 24 at 12:58 am EDT
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.
- KETKY Thursday, April 3 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Friday, April 4 at 5:30 pm EDT
Lexington Vintage Dance; Louisa - Our Town; Yout #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.
- KET Saturday, April 5 at 8:00 pm EDT
- KETKY Sunday, April 6 at 6:00 am EDT
- KET Sunday, April 6 at 4:00 pm EDT
- KETKY Sunday, April 6 at 5:30 pm EDT
- KET2 Tuesday, April 8 at 7:30 am EDT
- KET Tuesday, April 8 at 11:30 pm EDT
- KETKY Wednesday, April 9 at 8:00 am EDT
- KETKY Thursday, April 10 at 9:30 pm EDT
- KETKY Friday, April 11 at 12:30 pm EDT
- KETKY Saturday, April 12 at 6:00 am EDT
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.
- KETKY Tuesday, April 8 at 8:30 am EDT
- KETKY Friday, April 11 at 1:30 am EDT
- KETKY Friday, April 25 at 1:30 am EDT
- KETKY Tuesday, April 29 at 8:30 am EDT
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.
- KETKY Tuesday, April 8 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Wednesday, April 9 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Thursday, April 10 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Friday, April 11 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KET Saturday, April 12 at 8:00 pm EDT
- KETKY Sunday, April 13 at 6:00 am EDT
- KET Sunday, April 13 at 4:00 pm EDT
- KETKY Sunday, April 13 at 5:30 pm EDT
- KET2 Tuesday, April 15 at 7:30 am EDT
- KETKY Wednesday, April 16 at 8:00 am EDT
- KETKY Thursday, April 17 at 9:30 pm EDT
- KETKY Friday, April 18 at 12:30 pm EDT
- KETKY Saturday, April 19 at 6:00 am EDT
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.
- KETKY Monday, April 14 at 2:00 am EDT
- KETKY Thursday, April 17 at 9:00 am EDT
- KETKY Tuesday, April 29 at 9:00 pm EDT
- KETKY Saturday, May 3 at 4:00 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Monday, April 14 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Wednesday, April 16 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Thursday, April 17 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Friday, April 18 at 5:30 pm EDT
Dawson Springs; Miguel's Pizza - Today's Special; GRIT Homesteaders; Red River Gorge Trail Crew #1917
Kentucky Life celebrates Earth Day. Visit Dawson Springs, a designated Trail Town, and a popular destination for visitors in search of Kentucky's Adventure Tourism; Today's Special comes from Miguel's Pizza in the Red River Gorge area of Powell County; GRIT magazine named Adair County couple Randy and Jennifer Luethje runners-up in its inaugural Homesteaders of the Year Awards; and meet the Red River Gorge Trail Crew, hard-working volunteers dedicated to maintaining the extensive trail system of the Gorge.
- KET Saturday, April 19 at 8:00 pm EDT
- KETKY Sunday, April 20 at 6:00 am EDT
- KET Sunday, April 20 at 4:00 pm EDT
- KETKY Sunday, April 20 at 5:30 pm EDT
- KET2 Tuesday, April 22 at 7:30 am EDT
- KET Tuesday, April 22 at 11:30 pm EDT
- KETKY Wednesday, April 23 at 8:00 am EDT
- KETKY Thursday, April 24 at 9:30 pm EDT
- KETKY Friday, April 25 at 12:30 pm EDT
- KETKY Saturday, April 26 at 6:00 am EDT
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.
- KETKY Sunday, April 20 at 3:00 pm EDT
- KETKY Thursday, April 24 at 9:30 am EDT
- KETKY Saturday, April 26 at 4:00 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Monday, April 21 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Tuesday, April 22 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Wednesday, April 23 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Thursday, April 24 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Sunday, April 27 at 6:00 am EDT
- KET2 Tuesday, April 29 at 7:30 am EDT
- KET Tuesday, April 29 at 11:30 pm EDT
- KETKY Wednesday, April 30 at 8:00 am EDT
- KETKY Thursday, May 1 at 9:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Monday, April 28 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Tuesday, April 29 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Thursday, May 1 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Friday, May 2 at 5:30 pm EDT
Roscoe Goose; Churchill Downs; Mint Juleps; Zenyat #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.
- KET Saturday, May 3 at 8:00 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Monday, May 5 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Tuesday, May 6 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Wednesday, May 7 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Thursday, May 8 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Friday, May 9 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Monday, May 12 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Tuesday, May 13 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Wednesday, May 14 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Thursday, May 15 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Friday, May 16 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Monday, May 19 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Tuesday, May 20 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Wednesday, May 21 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Thursday, May 22 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Friday, May 23 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Monday, May 26 at 5:30 pm EDT
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.
- KETKY Tuesday, May 27 at 5:30 pm EDT
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