From his early days at Vanderbilt University to his career at Ashland Oil, the late John Hall thrived on competition while exhibiting tenacity and compassion. Hall, who died on Nov. 25, 2021, at age 89, spearheaded many worthy causes in Kentucky, including education and cancer research.
Comment on Kentucky pays tribute to the program's longtime host, the late Al Smith. Joining Renee Shaw are guests Al Cross, director of UK's Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues; John David Dyche, a Louisville attorney; Mark Hebert, former WHAS-TV reporter, now communications manager for Jefferson County Public Schools; and Jamie Lucke, former Lexington Herald-Leader journalist.
Honoring Those Who Served
Celebrate and learn about the veterans who have served our country.
In 1925, Mrs. Mary Carson Breckinridge led a team of spirited women to Leslie County, Kentucky and established a demonstration of providing unprecedented healthcare to rural Appalachia. Together, they improved the maternal and infant mortality rates, losing just two maternal patients over a span of 12 years.
Renee Shaw talks with filmmaker Sarah Burns about her new documentary MUHAMMAD ALI, a six-year project that offers viewers a multifaceted look at Louisville's most famous son who went on to become heavyweight champion of the world as well as one of the world's most charismatic and controversial figures.
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.