The documentary tells the fascinating story of how the Kentucky State Capitol was designed and constructed more than 120 years ago. The program also includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the building, including its towering dome, beautiful terraces and surrounding gardens.
KET remembers Olive Hill native Tom T. Hall, the Country Music Hall of Fame singer and songwriter known as "The Storyteller." Hall, who died on Aug. 19 at age 85, appeared on KET's "Kentucky Life" with Byron Crawford in 1999 for a revealing interview.
The documentary explores the complex life and brilliant career of Kentucky writer Walter Tevis. His novels The Hustler, The Man Who Fell to Earth, and The Color of Money were all adapted into major motion pictures, and The Queen's Gambit has become one of the most popular and critically acclaimed television series of the past decade.
Climb aboard and explore the Bourbon Trail with Doug Flynn and the good folks at Central Kentucky Tours, Harden Coffee in Campbellsville is a family business built from the "grounds" up, and meet some new neighbors at the nostalgic Wigwam Village Inn #2 in Cave City. Read more and watch now.
A culture of respect for the Russell Fork River keeps adventure seekers and families coming back; we visit the Digital Restoration Initiative at the University of Kentucky, where researchers and students use cutting-edge technology to "virtually unwrap" ancient scrolls and texts; look back at the Breaks Interstate Park in a Kentucky Life Memory.
The iconic Old Fashioned became Louisville's official cocktail; the Kentucky Springseat Saddle, created by Eugene Minihan from Owingsville in the late 1880s was designated the official saddle of Kentucky in 2019; Mountain Pleasure horses; and a statue of Triple Crown winner Secretariat is unveiled along the Lexington-Frankfort Scenic Corridor. Watch now.
The Violins of Hope exhibit at the Frazier Museum is a collection of restored instruments played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust; a Kentucky Life Memory looks back at Alfred Russell's experiences in Liberia; the story of Dr. Ephraim McDowell and his most famous patient - Mrs. Jane Todd Crawford, who traveled alone on horseback to have an abdominal tumor removed; and USS Sachem. Watch now.
Host Renee Shaw talks with her guests about voting rights and election laws. Scheduled guests: Secretary of State Michael Adams (R); Joshua A. Douglas, University of Kentucky election law professor; State Rep. Jennifer Decker, Republican from Waddy; State Rep. Buddy Wheatley, Democrat from Covington; Corey Shapiro, legal director of the ACLU of Kentucky; and James Young, former elections...
Julia Chinn was the common-law wife of a U.S. vice president; bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver reminisces about her Kentucky childhood; Louisville artist Enid Yandell broke the mold for women sculptors; presidential widow Mary Todd Lincoln struggled to prove her sanity. Watch now.
Bill Bryant and guest journalists discuss news from the commonwealth, including the death of original Comment on Kentucky host Al Smith and legislation passed in the 2021 General Assembly. Guests: Jack Brammer, Lexington Herald-Leader; Chris Otts, WDRB in Louisville; and Deborah Yetter, Louisville Courier-Journal.