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Program 619

1. hand-crafted cherry furniture
2. taking PRIDE in Eastern Kentucky
3. Danville Presbyterian’s pipe organ
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Taylor County

For more information:
• McMahan Furniture Company, 615 W. Main St., Campbellsville, KY 42718, (270) 465-4831

Producer: Dave Shuffett
Videographer: Scott Neukam
Audio: Gary Mosley

Fine Furniture, Old-Fashioned Care

McMahan Furniture Co.

The word for this episode of Kentucky Life is “pride.”

First, host Dave Shuffett tours the McMahan Furniture Company in Campbellsville, where the employees craft beautiful reproductions of antique furniture out of Kentucky cherry wood. As Dave tours the factory with current owner Thomas McMahan, son of the company’s founder, the pride those employees put into their work is obvious.

Campbellsville and Taylor County are known nationwide for cherry furniture. Several other factories, refinishers, and other related businesses operate in the region—including several others owned by members of the McMahan family.

PRIDE counties

For more information:
PRIDE, Center for Rural Development, 2292 S. Hwy. 27, Somerset, KY 42501, (606) 677-6150

Producer: Ernie Lee Martin

Cleaning Up in the East

The PRIDE project

Next, it’s PRIDE in capital letters.

In 1997, U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers of Kentucky’s 5th District and Kentucky Natural Resources Secretary James Bickford started Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment—PRIDE—to fund environmental projects and encourage local volunteer cleanup efforts in Eastern Kentucky. The PRIDE program has channeled federal grants to projects as diverse as a flood-control effort in Loyall, the production of an environmental education video in Perry County, and an outdoor classroom at Sublimity Elementary School in Laurel County. By encouraging local efforts to make the region more appealing to potential employers, PRIDE is also intended to spur economic development.

Boyle County

For more information:
• Danville Presbyterian Church, 500 W. Main St., Danville, KY 40422, (859) 236-6692

Producer, videographer: Gale Worth

A Great Set of Pipes

Danville Presbyterian’s pipe organ

Finally, meet Danville Presbyterian Church’s pride and joy: a magnificent pipe organ. Music Director Jeff Jones explains how the instrument works, points out some of the secrets of how the organ was manufactured (by the famed Taylor and Boody company of Staunton, VA), and shows off its heavenly sound by playing Bach’s Prelude in C.

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