New season of ‘Kentucky Life’ with host Chip Polston kicks off with stories about a high school sports museum in Floyd County, the Pioneer Playhouse in Danville, plant-based restaurants in Lexington, and the 2,000-year-old skeletons at a Louisville church
For Release: 11/21/22 9:00 AM
Join host Chip Polston for all new episodes of Kentucky Life, which explores the fascinating people, places and history of the Commonwealth, beginning Jan. 21.
Kentucky Life kicks off its 28th season with stories about the restoration efforts of the old Wayland gym in Floyd County to house a museum honoring the region’s standout high school athletes, the Pioneer Playhouse in Danville has been run treating theater lovers to outdoor performances under the stars for more than seven decades, a duo of plant-based restaurants in Lexington is challenging the notion that vegan foods are bland or boring, and the St Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Louisville houses the skeleton remains of two 2000-year-old Roman Martyrs.
KET Saturday, Jan. 21 • 8/7 pm
KET2 Monday, Jan. 22 • 7/6 pm
Stream at KET.org and the PBS Video app
Chip Polston, who was named the new host of Kentucky Life earlier this year, said he’s thrilled to be exploring the Commonwealth for a program he’s enjoyed for decades.
“As a lifelong Kentuckian, the opportunity to go out and tell stories about my home is beyond exciting to me,” Polston said. “I can’t wait to get out into our beautiful Commonwealth and meet the fascinating people who make this state so special. And there’s no better place this could happen for me – I’ve been a part of the KET family going back more than two decades, and to get the opportunity to work with some of the absolute best broadcast professionals in the state is incredibly exciting.”
Kentucky Life is a KET production, produced by Casey Harris. View more Kentucky Life episodes online, as well as those from KET’s archives, at KET.org/KentuckyLife.
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