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Program 201

1. Mountain Pleasure Horses
2. Toyota’s Kentucky hometown
3. Shelby County dogsledder
4. Hidden River Cave
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For more information:
Mountain Pleasure Horse Association, P.O. Box 79, Wellington, KY 40387

Producer: Joy Flynn
Videographer: Gale Worth
Editor: Esther Reed

A Horse for the Hills

Mountain Pleasure Horses

First up this time around, we visit Ezel and Campbellsburg for a look at a breed of horse developed in Eastern Kentucky in the early 19th century. Small and sure-footed, Mountain Pleasure Horses were bred for a smooth gait even on rough terrain and were originally used for working hillside fields as well as for riding.

Several show breeds—Tennessee Walking Horses, American Saddlebreds, and Rocky Mountain Horses—were later developed from the Mountain Pleasure Horse.

For more information:
Georgetown/Scott County Tourism Commission, (502) 863-2547 or (888) 863-8600; Toyota plant tours, (502) 868-3027

Producers: Gale Worth and Keith King
Videographer: Gale Worth
Editor: Dan Taulbee

Toyota’s Kentucky Home


The historic town of Georgetown, founded by the Baptist minister who also invented bourbon whiskey, boasts picturesque scenery, an excellent liberal arts college—and one of the largest automobile manufacturing plants in the country. In this visit, taped 10 years after Toyota started up its Camry production plant, we explore what has changed in Scott County in the intervening years... and what hasn’t.

Kentucky Life returned to Georgetown in Program 510 to visit the training camp of the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals and paid another call on the Toyota plant in Program 1216. KET also took Kentucky students on a tour of the auto manufacturing plant in the Electronic Field Trip to Toyota.

For more information:
• Paula Cinieros, (502) 829-0339

Producers: Gale Worth and Joy Flynn
Videographer: Gale Worth
Editor: Esther Reed


cartoon of dog sledding sled Dogs in Shelby County

While many Kentuckians cursed the heavy snowfall of the “Blizzard of ’96,” Paula Cinieros found a silver lining: It gave her some good practice conditions. This Shelby Countian is a dogsled racer who participated in the 1995 Iditarod in Alaska.

For more information:
American Cave Museum and Hidden River Cave, 119 East Main St., P.O. Box 409, Horse Cave, KY 42749, (270) 786-1466

Producer/videographer: Gale Worth

Going Under

photo of interior of Hidden River Cave Hidden River Cave

Host Byron Crawford ventures underground in this segment, a look at one of the many caves of Southcentral Kentucky. This one’s unusual for two reasons: The American Cave Conservation Association operates an environmental education museum here ... and a river runs through it.

The museum, which includes exhibits on bats, mining, early cave tourism, and prehistoric cave shelters, is open weekdays year-round and on summer weekends (Memorial Day through Labor Day) from 1:00 to 5:00 pm CT.

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