At Northern Kentucky University, Conductor Amy Gillingham's instrument is the orchestra; Ray Harm's art reveals the beauty of the fur, fins, and feathers of Kentucky's wildlife; Doug and his brother try their luck angling for large-mouth bass in Kentucky's newest lake; and elementary school student James Van Leer was the first African American to desegregate Madisonville's schools. Watch now.
Learn about managing a fishery with muskie, a preview of squirrel season, and fishing for large bass on Lake Cumberland. Watch now.
Young hands learn an old craft and put their quilts on display in Jeffersontown; Kentucky Life remembers when the Cincinnati Bengals held its training camp at Georgetown College; Fred Keams celebrates his Native American heritage by making and playing flutes; and Kerry Breitenstein designs "killer" board games in northern Kentucky. Kentucky Life Moment: The Kentucky Castle in Versailles. Watch now.
While the Derby has been put on hold this year, KET is sharing some of our favorite programs to help honor one of the Commonwealth’s most cherished events. Enjoy these programs that look back through Derby history, celebrate some of the Derby’s favorite customs, and explore the special bond between horse and human that is at the heart of Thoroughbred racing.
Pop stars and bluegrass legends find a special place in the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame; relive a Kentucky Life Memory with a look back at Old Friends in Georgetown - a retirement home for champion racehorses; young men follow in Muhammad Ali's footsteps by stepping into the boxing ring in Louisville; and dive into fun at the Newport Aquarium. Watch now.
Billy speaks with Wilbur Hackett Jr. and Paul Karem, former University of Kentucky football players. Wilbur Hackett Jr. is one of the players featured on the new statues at Commonwealth Stadium honoring racial pioneers in football. Paul Karem was active in getting the statues in place. Watch now.
The film tells the story of four African American football players at the University of Kentucky who broke the color line in the Southeastern Conference in the 1960s. Nate Northington, Greg Page, Wilbur Hackett, and Houston Hogg endured racism and hardship, but ultimately, their courage and the bonds of team loyalty would open the door to the SEC for African-American athletes. Watch now.
Kentucky ferries provide a graceful way to go back in time and enjoy the state's waterways; Doug recounts his visit to Idlewild in a Kentucky Life Memory; meet Sneakerheads in Kentucky who collect, sell, and customize their favorite shoes and have created a culture all their own. Kentucky Life Moment - pickleball at the Telford YMCA in Richmond. Watch now.
Visit a variety of unique private gardens - both large and small, rural and urban - throughout the state. Watch now.