KENTUCKY

Look & See: Wendell Berry’s Kentucky

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Look & See: Wendell Berry’s Kentucky

Look & See is a portrait of the changing landscapes and shifting values of rural America in the era of industrial agriculture, as seen through the mind’s eye of Wendell Berry.

Ted Bassett: A Kentucky Gentleman

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Ted Bassett: A Kentucky Gentleman

Discover the extraordinary life of the longtime Keeneland Race Course executive Ted Bassett, a native Kentuckian who was a decorated World War II marine and former head of the state police. Through interviews with friends, colleagues, and contemporaries a picture emerges of a humble, self-effacing man who, believing in service to others, achieved great things.

The Breaks: Centuries of Struggle

The Breaks: Centuries of Struggle

The Breaks: Centuries of Struggle

The 19th century witnessed the Breaks Canyon ('Grand Canyon of the South') become a coveted area for settlers, moonshiners, railroaders, and lumberjacks. As resource exploitation grew, a citizen-led preservation movement emerged and would rescue the Breaks from becoming just another lost Appalachian treasure. This documentary looks at the past, present, and future of the Breaks as it continues to be under threat today.

Aging Gracefully; Keeneland at 75-plus

75 Years of Keeneland: A Look Back

Aging Gracefully; Keeneland at 75-plus

In this 2011 KET special program we see Keeneland through the eyes and memories of three former Keeneland presidents as the Bluegrass race track marked its 75th anniversary. The 2018 Spring Meet runs April 6 - April 27.

Tillandsias from Plant Oddities

Kentucky Life

Tillandsias from Plant Oddities

The greenery grown and sold at Paducah’s Plant Oddities isn’t your average selection of houseplants. They’re Tillandsias, also known as air plants, and owner Louis Davis offers lots of reasons to collect and admire them.

Red Bird; Carrollton, Kentucky; Trigg Enterprise; Tillandsias

Kentucky Life

Red Bird; Carrollton, Kentucky; Trigg Enterprise; Tillandsias

Dave Shuffett takes a road trip to Red Bird with a convoy of Model T and Model A enthusiasts. We also visit Carrollton, explore the farm operations of Trigg Enterprise, and learn about tillandias, "air plants" grown without soil.

Trigg Enterprise

Kentucky Life

Trigg Enterprise

In the Southern Kentucky city of Glasgow, Trigg Enterprise brings fresh food to the community while revitalizing a family farming way of life.

Our Town: Carrollton, Kentucky

Kentucky Life

Our Town: Carrollton, Kentucky

Carrollton, Kentucky, is a small town situated along the Ohio and Kentucky Rivers. The waterways provide a scenic backdrop for a charming downtown area.

Vintage Fords and the Kentucky Connection

Kentucky Life

Vintage Fords and the Kentucky Connection

Henry Ford’s Model T automobile was one of the most influential inventions in American history, and it still has plenty of fans today. Kentucky Life’s Dave Shuffett met up with a group of vintage car enthusiasts to explore the Kentucky connection to these early automobiles.

Don Ball 1936 – 2018

Don Ball 1936 – 2018

Kentucky businessman, philanthropist, and longtime KET supporter Don Ball died last week at the age of 81. This video is from the floor of the Kentucky Senate in 2016 when Mr. Ball and his wife Mira were honored with a commendation for their community service.