Celebrate women's history with a look at some of our recent stories about notable Kentucky women. Mary Todd Lincoln struggled to prove her sanity; Kentucky suffragettes fought for women's voting rights; Alice Allison Dunnigan was a pioneering journalist, and Kentucky folk artist Minnie Adkins is one of the most respected woodcarvers in the country. Watch now.
At Shaker Village, a musician discovers an extraordinary family tie; a national trail honors Kentucky's leading suffragists; Marshall County's Hoop Fest is a highlight of the high school hardcourt season; Broadway playwright and director George C. Wolfe is honored in his hometown of Frankfort, and reflects on his childhood experiences. Watch now.
We visit Vertical eXcape in Bowling Green to experience one of the fastest-growing sports in Kentucky and the world; country singer Dwight Yoakam talks about his Kentucky roots in this Kentucky Life Memory; Chained Rock has been overlooking the city of Pineville for more than 80 years; Louisiana artist Robert Dafford has turned mundane floodwalls into works of art in Paducah and Covington. 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. Kentucky Life Moment - Bowling Green Youth Orchestra. Watch now.
Learn the history of one of the Paris, Kentucky, Fire Department, established in 1874; Dave Shuffett and his dog Charlie go agate hunting in a Kentucky Life Memory; artist Jonathan Queen uses classic toys as metaphors for complex themes in his paintings and murals; learn the backstory of Florence, Kentucky's water tower.
Drivers coming into Lexington on scenic Old Frankfort Pike are now greeted by a larger-than-life statue of one of the most famous Thoroughbred racehorses in history. Although he wasn’t foaled in Kentucky, Secretariat spent his life after racing in nearby Paris, and he left an indelible mark on the state’s signature industry.
An old fashioned is a straightforward cocktail: whiskey, bitters, simple syrup or sugar, ice, and a twist. This enduring recipe has a long history with possible ties to Kentucky.
In the late 1800s, Kentucky saddle maker Eugene Minihan created and marketed an innovative product that would give the horse-dependent population a more comfortable way to ride. In 2019 the Kentucky General Assembly dedicated it as the official saddle of the commonwealth.
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.
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.