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Program 1519

1. Mountain Greens
2. Our Town—Cloverport
3. Dave Does It! H.B. Stanley Concrete
4. Return of the Native
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Floyd County

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StoneCrest Golf Course, 918 Clubhouse Drive, Prestonsburg, Ky. 41653, (606) 886-1006

Producer/Editor: Brandon Wickey
Videographers: John Schroering, Brandon Wickey
Audio: Roger Tremaine

Mountain Greens


Where once coal was mined, now golfers hit the links. Prestonsburg's StoneCrest features challenging fairways, more than 50 sand traps, five ponds, and a view of up to 50 miles in just about any direction.

StoneCrest was built on land reclaimed from mountaintop removal coal mining. The city of Prestonsburg purchased the land in the 1980s and converted it into a recreation center, equestrian center, residential area, and, of course, the 700-acre golf course, the crown jewel of the project.

Open for play in 2001, StoneCrest is a championship-caliber course, and has hosted both the Men's and Women's State Amateur Championships. The course and clubhouse were designed to take in the beauty of the surrounding mountains and valleys of Floyd County. StoneCrest is believed to be highest elevation golf course in Kentucky. Join us as Dave plays a round of golf in the mountains.

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Breckinridge County

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Producer/Videographer: Dave Shuffett
Editor: Dan Taulbee

Our Town—Cloverport

Next we pay a visit to Cloverport in Breckinridge County. Originally known as Joe's Landing, the frontier town provided ferry rides across the Ohio River. Among the pioneers who stopped here were the Lincolns, resting for a while before making their way to Indiana when Abe was a boy.

Town life is still centered on the Ohio River. These days, you'll find RV parks with boat ramps and a riverside walking trail. Among the places to eat is Becky's 101, the oldest restaurant in Cloverport. Annual festivals include Sacagawea Festival and Cloverport Days.

Most kids can walk to school, and the town has its own high school, Frederick Fraize. The Cloverport Museum, located in a restored freight depot, collects many photographs, books and artifacts of the past.

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Ohio County

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• HB Stanley Concrete, 107 E. 10th St., Beaver Dam, Ky. 42320, (270) 274-7177

Producer/Editor: Tom Bickel
Videographer: Jason Robinson
Audio: Brent Abshear

Dave Does It!

HB Stanley Concrete

Almost everyone has played with a toy cement mixer in a sandbox as a child. Dave gets to experience the grown-up version in our next "Dave Does It" challenge at HB Stanley Concrete in Beaver Dam.

Among the piles of sand, gravel, and other aggregates, we find Dave learning the ropes of the ready-mixed concrete business. Contractors buy ready mixed concrete instead of mixing their own on-site, reducing costs as well as noise and dust at the building site.

HB Stanley, owned by William B. Stanley, has been in business in this Ohio County town since 1941. Join us to see how ready-mixed concrete is made and delivered.

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Hart County

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Roundstone Native Seed, 9764 Raider Road, Upton, Ky. 42784, (270) 531-3034

Producer/Editor: Cheryl Beckley
Videographers: David Brinkley, Zaac Christopher

Return of the Native

Roundstone Native Seed

Kentucky was once covered with prairies filled with wild grasses and flowers. Human habitation and use have obliterated those prairies and only a few remnants are left. Randy Seymour and his son John are helping to bring those prairies back, creating a whole new framework for success for their Hart County farm.

It all started when Randy, who served on the Nature Conservancy board, began working to find local sources of native seed. The Seymours began collecting native seeds by hand and cultivating small garden plots. What began as a hobby has become a full-time business, Roundstone Native Seed.

Roundstone's products include native grass seeds like big bluestem and broomsedge, as well as purple top, also known as grease grass, and toothache grass. You can also find a variety of wildflower seeds: black-eyed Susan, butterfly milkweed, rattlesnake master, and even ragweed, which provides nutrition and a habitat for quail and upland game birds. The Seymours can help customers establish wildlife habitats, restore prairies, and grow biofuel crops like switchgrass.

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