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Program 1507

1. Dog Scout Troop 107
2. A Three Springs Dinner
3. The Alumni of Flaget High School
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Kenton County

For more information:
Dog Scout Troop 107 maintains a Web site with a vast amount of information on how to be a responsible dog owner.

Producer: Valerie Trimble
Videographers: John Schroering, Matt Grimm, Amelia Cutadean
Audio: Brent Abshear, Noel Depp
Editor: Jim Piston

Dog Scout Troop 107

Barks and Badges

You’ve heard of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, but did you know there are also Dog Scouts?

We visit with Dog Scout Troop 107, which has canine members from Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio. We explore their activities with one of our very own Paw Pals who is a member of the troop.

Dog Scouting offers dogs and their humans a chance to move beyond “sit and stay.” How about hiking, biking, sledding, community service, or disaster preparation, to name just a few. Or maybe your dog wants to learn tricks like shaking hands or putting a basketball through a hoop. There’s a badge for every interest.

To become a Dog Scout, dogs and their owners must earn certification at a six-day Dog Scout camp. However, your dog does not have to be a Scout for you to join the troop.

The Dog Scouts of America organization promotes non-punitive methods of training and focuses on developing the nurturing bond between human and dog. The Dog Scout owner’s motto says it all: “Our dogs’ lives are much shorter than ours—let’s help them enjoy their time with us as much as we can.”

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Nicholas County

For more information:
Three Springs Farm, 4252 Crooked Creek Road, Carlisle, Ky. 40311, (859) 289-2562
Holly Hill Inn, 426 N. Winter St., Midway, Ky. 40347 (859) 846-4732
• Holly Hill Inn was featured on Program 310 of Louisville Life.

Producer/Videographer/Editor: Brandon Wickey
Audio Post: Chuck Burgess

A Three Springs Dinner

Healthful Harvest

Come with us to Three Springs Farm in Nicholas County for a special meal prepared by Holly Hill Inn chef Ouita Michel. The dinner, which features foods grown at Three Springs, marks the farm’s 10th anniversary.

Three Springs, owned and operated by David Wagoner and Arwen Donahue, is Central Kentucky’s longest-running Community Supported Agriculture farm. Community Supported Agriculture farms, or CSAs, allow customers to buy food directly from the farmer. Farmers offer a certain number of “shares” to the public. A customer purchases a share, in return receiving seasonal produce throughout the growing season.

CSA farmers typically use organic methods, and such is the case at Three Springs, where they produce fruits, vegetables, herbs, and cut flowers for market. The grasslands on the farm provide pasture for Nubian dairy goats and Jersey cows.

Some of the local support for CSAs comes from the region’s fine restaurants. At Holly Hill Inn, chef Ouita includes as much locally grown meat and produce as possible on the menu.

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Jefferson County

For more information:
• Flaget High School Alumni Association on Facebook.
•The Flaget Alumni Association maintains a website where you can hear the old fight song and watch slide shows featuring the school’s athletes and coaches as well as faculty.

Producer/Editor: John Schroering
Videographers: John Schroering, Matt Grimm
Audio: Roger Tremaine
Audio Post: Chuck Burgess
Editor/QC: Jay Akers

The Alumni of Flaget High School

The Spirit Lives On

Although the school has been closed for 35 years, the Flaget High School Alumni Association is still going strong.

We visit with 1956 Heisman Trophy winner Paul Hornung to talk about his memories of the Catholic boys school. Hornung is one of many notable graduates, which also include former University of Louisville football coach Howard Schnellenberger and Major League baseball player Gus Bell. Flaget’s storied past as an athletic powerhouse still looms large in the memory of its graduates.

Located in Louisville’s West End for 32 years, Flaget (pronounced “fla-zhay”) provided a structured, college-preparatory high school education to students who, for the most part, were sons of blue-collar families. The school, named for the first Catholic bishop of Kentucky, was staffed by Xaverian Brothers who also taught at St. Xavier High.

Flaget was a football powerhouse, capturing four state championships from 1952-1967. Its last championship came in 1971 when the school tied for the state title.

Flaget admitted girls in its last year, 1973-1974. Like many Catholic schools in the early 1970s, Flaget fell on hard times financially and closed in 1974. The Flaget High School archives are now housed at the St. Xavier High School campus.

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