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 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.
75 Years of Keeneland: A Look Back
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.
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.
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.
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.