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Sixteen Tons of Merle Travis

Kentucky Muse

Sixteen Tons of Merle Travis

Kentucky Muse traces the career of Merle Travis, the Kentucky guitarist and songwriter best known for his songs "Sixteen Tons," "Dark as a Dungeon," and his unique thumb-picking style.

Grantchester Season 4 – Episode Five

Masterpiece

Grantchester Season 4 – Episode Five

While Will struggles with a decision that will determine his future, the violent death of a young man becomes conclusive proof to Geordie that the country's gone to the dogs. Watch now.

Woodstock: Three Days That Defined A Generation

American Experience

Woodstock: Three Days That Defined A Generation

In August, 1969, half a million people from all walks of life and every corner of the country converged on a small dairy farm in upstate New York. They came to hear the concert of their lives, but most experienced something far more profound.

The Distant Barking of Dogs

POV

The Distant Barking of Dogs

The Distant Barking of Dogs follows the life of 10-year-old Ukrainian boy Oleg over a year, witnessing the gradual erosion of his innocence beneath the pressures of the on-going war in Eastern Ukraine. Watch now.

“Big Family” Featured Artists

Jubilee

“Big Family” Featured Artists

KET's new documentary "Big Family: The Story of Bluegrass Music", premieres this summer. The program features footage from around the world, interviews with legends and newcomers alike and – of course – incredible music. Watch past performances by some of the artists featured in Big Family.

KET Receives 7 Regional Emmy Nominations

KET Receives 7 Regional Emmy Nominations

The Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) recently recognized KET productions and programs with 7 Regional Emmy Award nominations.The awards recognize excellence in the areas of local news, programming and individual achievement and are among the industry’s highest honors.

World War II Honor Flight, Bill Marvel’s Life in Racing, and Artist Elmer Lucille Allen!

Kentucky Life

World War II Honor Flight, Bill Marvel’s Life in Racing, and Artist Elmer Lucille Allen!

World War II veterans board a flight honoring their service to our nation; Liberty may be home, but the Indianapolis Speedway is his heart - Bill Marvel has made a life in racing; and Elmer Lucille Allen is a pioneering scientist with artistic flair.

Songwriter Jim Ford

Kentucky Life

Songwriter Jim Ford

“He wrote straight-up country songs. He wrote straight-up soul songs that other people could cover. But his own stuff was really a combination of all those things.”That’s how writer Travis Kitchens describes Jim Ford, a native of Johnson County, Kentucky, who was a uniquely talented songwriter of the 1960s and 70s.

Remembering a Kentucky Songwriter, Animal Recovery, and Still Life Paintings!

Kentucky Life

Remembering a Kentucky Songwriter, Animal Recovery, and Still Life Paintings!

Johnson County's Jim Ford is the greatest Kentucky songwriter you've probably never heard of; injured animals get their best chance for recovery at Second Chances Wildlife Center in Bullitt County, and Centre College's Sheldon Tapley paints luminous landscapes and still lifes.

Derby Hats

Kentucky Life

Derby Hats

Some are tasteful, some are fashionable, and some are completely over-the-top. They’re Derby hats, and they’re an iconic part of Kentucky Derby Day.

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