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Program 1611

1. Newport Ducks
2. Our Town—Marion
3. Harry Pickens
4. Corvette Museum Expansion
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Campbell County

For more information:
Ride the Ducks, One Aquarium Way Newport, Ky. 41071, phone: 859-815-1439.

Producer: Valerie Trimble
Videographers: Dave Dampier, Prentice Walker
Audio: Noel Depp
Editor: Jim Piston

Newport Ducks

Ship to Shore

Dave Shuffett takes a sightseeing tour of greater Cincinnati aboard the Newport "Ducks"—amphibious vehicles that go from the streets straight into the Ohio River to continue the tour.

"Ducks" are actually DUKWs, the land-and-water vehicles designed for use in World War II, most famously landing on the beaches on Normandy on D-Day. The letters DUKW are a manufacturing code (D for 1942, U for utility, K for all-wheel drive, W for two rear-driving axles).

Now used for adventure tours in cities across the country, the vehicles, legal to drive on city streets, give tourists an all-in-one look at river communities. In Newport, tickets can be purchased at Newport on the Levee in front of Newport Aquarium. From there the Ducks roll along on the pavement and splash into the river, for a sightseeing tour like no other.

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Crittenden County

For more information:
Marion Tourism Commission

Producer: Dave Shuffett
Videographers: Dave Shuffett, Brandon Wickey
Editor: Dan Taulbee

Our Town—Marion

Join us on a visit to the largest town in Crittenden County, home to Kentucky's largest Amish community. The bustling town is filled with quaint shops, antique malls, restaurants and coffee shops.

The Amish community here is relatively new; the first settlement in Crittenden County was established in 1977. The community, numbering about 400 people now, has six schools and grows most of its own food.

Marion is also known for the Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum, believed to house one of the finest mineral collections anywhere. The Ohio River town also can boast of one of two remaining ferries still running on the Ohio River, the Cave-In-Rock Ferry.

You can find grilled to order burgers and old-fashioned sodas in Marion, as well as all the best of country cooking, barbecue, catfish and ribs.

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Jefferson County

For more information:
Kentucky Muse—Harry Pickens: In the Garden of Music

Producer: Tom Thurman
Videographer: Dave Dampier
Editor: Dan Taulbee

Harry Pickens

Piano Man

Kentucky pianist and educator Harry Pickens brings people, ideas and possibilities together through music. "Human beings have the capacity to live as instruments of grace and bringers of joy," says Pickens in the segment from KET's Kentucky Muse series. "At the very core of our being is a reservoir of joy, of love, of possibility."

Born in 1960 in Brunswick, Ga., Pickens began playing music when he was 5 or 6. He lived in New Jersey and Southern California before moving to Louisville in 1999 to be closer to his family. He soon fell in love with Kentucky, finding the people warm, inviting, friendly, and open-minded, and discovering the beauty of the changing seasons in Kentucky's landscape.

Pickens enjoys teaching and working with several charity organizations, including the Kentucky Refugee Ministries program in Louisville. There he leads various musical ensembles in an effort to bring people from different nationalities and backgrounds together through the creative joy of making music.

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Warren County

For more information:
National Corvette Museum, 350 Corvette Drive, Bowling Green, Ky. 42101 phone: 1-800-53VETTE (83883)

Producer/Editor: Cheryl Beckley
Videographers: David Brinkley, Brent Boyens

Corvette Museum Expansion

Born in the USA

Few drivers love their cars the way Corvette owners do. Their mecca is the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, known worldwide as the home of the Corvette. Every Corvette in the world since 1981 has been assembled at the General Motors Bowling Green Assembly Plant.

The museum is more than just a tribute to the iconic sports car. You can try out the state-of-the-art driving simulators, and rotating exhibits feature hands-on science as well as tributes to other GM cars. And you can arrange to tour the Corvette plant itself, located a quarter-mile from the museum.

The museum, which opened in 1994, has recently undergone a huge expansion. Join us as we take a ride through the Corvette's past, present and future.

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