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Program 1722

1. Girls and Greyhounds
2. Historical Marker 843—Laurel County
3. EKU Center for the Arts
4. Downtown Destination—Murray
5. Corsair Artisan Distillery
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Rowan County

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Greyhound Foster Program at MYDC

Producer: Valerie Trimble
Videographers: Jason Robinson, John Bacon, Angelic Phelps
Audio: Brent Abshear, Noel Depp
Audio Post: Brent Abshear
Editor: Jim Piston

Girls and Greyhounds

Thanks to an innovative training program, some of the girls in the Morehead Youth Development Center (MYDC) are getting a rare opportunity to change their lives for the better. The young women earn the privilege to be part of a program that retrains greyhounds, acclimating them to life off the racetrack, and in doing so, the girls find a sense of responsibility, gain valuable new skills, and learn about possible career opportunities.

MYDC, a residential treatment facility for teenage girls run by the Department of Juvenile Justice, has the only program in the country for juvenile offenders. The dog-training program enhances MYDC's focus on vocational education, preparing the girls for possible careers related to or in the pet industry.

In partnership with the Greyhound Pets of America/Louisville, MYDC's participants train greyhounds for life as pets, which is quite foreign to the dogs after life at the track, where their handling may have been minimal. The girls set about washing, bathing, and training for basic dog obedience from the start of accepting their dogs. During the three months dog and girl spend together, the girl keeps the animal with her, from sleeping in the same room to attending classes, until the time of permanent adoption. Severing ties with the dog is made easier with the knowledge that a new group of dogs will soon be needing training and attention and that the current dog is graduating to its permanent home.

Laurel County

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Kentucky Life

Producer: Jim Piston

Historical Marker 843—Laurel County

Previously profiled by Kentucky Life during Season 7, Bernstadt in Laurel County has a historical marker that recognizes the roots of its early Swiss-influenced settlement, which began in 1881 and flourished for some years.

In the late 1800s, a group of emigrants christened their settlement in honor of Bern, Switzerland, and the settlement grew for some time until declining more recently. Then and now, Swiss heritage remains a point of pride for residents of the area. While the number of direct Swiss descendants may be dwindling in number now, many still have or remember a distinct or sentimental connection to Switzerland through family or friends.

In case you feel like visiting, Bernstadt is about eight miles northeast of London on Kentucky Highway 80.

Madison County

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EKU Center for the Arts

Producer: Tom Thurman
Videographer: Angelic Phelps
Audio: Brent Abshear

EKU Center for the Arts

Eastern Kentucky University's Center for the Arts recently unveiled its grand $30 million, 2,012-seat facility, a notable performing arts center that is quickly attracting world-class performers and events and elevating the tenor of performing arts in the region.

Pop-country headliner Wynonna Judd opened the venue with a gala event in September 2011. With its suitability for a myriad of events, the center is quickly becoming a vital economic driver in Richmond, the hometown of EKU, as more people visit and enjoy the area. The center's executive director, Debra Hoskins, and EKU President Doug Whitlock provide a tour of the facility and discuss the vision behind it.

Calloway County

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Murray, Kentucky
Victor's Sandwiches

Producer, Videographer: John Schroering
Editor: Dan Taulbee

Downtown Destination—Murray

Calloway County's town of Murray gets a visit from Dave Shuffett, who is an alum of Murray State University.

Reliving a part of his youth, Dave takes the opportunity to catch up with his former boss, at Victor's Sandwiches, the longstanding eatery where Dave worked during his college years. Dave even pitches in at the deli, proving that yes, he still knows how to sweep the floor.

Dave also tours downtown Murray with a friend, stopping in at MSU to look at the university's rodeo team, the only one of its kind in the state.

The area is also known for its outdoor recreational activities, with several state resort parks and the Land Between the Lakes located a short driving distance away.

Warren County

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Corsair Artisan Distillery

Producer, Editor: Jessica Gibbs
Videographers: Brent Boyens, Caitlin Richard, Kyle McCafferty

Corsair Artisan Distillery

Kentucky is well known for its large bourbon distilleries, but in downtown Bowling Green, a new kind of distillery has opened. The Corsair Artisan Distillery is a micro-distillery that uses the history of the Kentucky whiskey trade to inform but not dominate its brand, distilling a lineup of unique liquors with a modern twist. Its parent company is located in a historic Nashville building where Corsair's traditional and experimental whiskeys are brewed.

Corsair produces its uniquely flavored liquors in small batches, by hand, and even the bottling process is conducted by hand. With spirit names ranging from the basic, "Gin" and "100% Rye," to the fanciful, "Wry Moon," "Rasputin Hopped Whiskey," and "Wormwood Wit Barrel Strength," several of the libations have won prestigious awards for flavor. This innovative distillery adds new life to Bowling Green's tourist scene while perpetuating Kentucky's bourbon history.


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