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Central Kentucky Tours; Harden Coffee; Wigwam Village

Central Kentucky Tours; Harden Coffee; Wigwam Village

Climb aboard and explore the Bourbon Trail with Doug Flynn and the good folks at Central Kentucky Tours, Harden Coffee in Campbellsville is a family business built from the "grounds" up, and meet some new neighbors at the nostalgic Wigwam Village Inn #2 in Cave City.
S24 E2 Length 25:18 Premiere: 10.13.18

Central Kentucky Tours, Harden Coffee and Wigwam Village

Climb aboard and explore the Bourbon Trail with Doug Flynn and the good folks at Central Kentucky Tours, Harden Coffee in Campbellsville is a family business built from the “grounds” up, and meet some new neighbors at the nostalgic Wigwam Village Inn #2 in Cave City.

Central Kentucky Tours

For out-of-state visitors and locals alike, taking a tour of some of Kentucky’s scenic and historic sites is a surefire way to build a sense of pride in the state. Kentucky Life joined a group on Central Kentucky Tours’ Barrel to Bottle tour to find out what the experience is like firsthand.

“We started in December of 2014,” says Bruce Ashford, owner of Central Kentucky Tours. “We started the business as a retirement business. Me and my wife traveled a lot and we wanted to do the same things that we show here.”

Continue reading about Central Kentucky Tours and watch the video.

Harden Coffee

Before Kendal and Justin Harden opened Harden Coffee on Main St. in Campbellsville, Kentucky, the town didn’t have much to offer for community spaces or places to meet up with friends. The couple’s passion for great coffee and love of their hometown has been the foundation of their downtown shop. But it had an unlikely start.

“I despised coffee,” Kendal says. “I was a tea drinker.”

“My family actually didn’t drink coffee,” says Justin. “I was told that if you drank coffee too young, it would stunt your growth.”

But that all changed when Justin started to learn about the intricacies of the coffee roasting process.

Read more about Harden Coffee and watch the video.

Cave City Wigwam Village

Near Mammoth Cave National Park, there’s a roadside attraction that’s a relic of the early era of American road tripping. Wigwam Village in Cave City is a novelty lodging establishment first built in 1935. The concept was created by Frank Redford, influenced by similar architecture used by roadside businesses in California.

“It was at this period of time that you had two-lane highways,” says Gregory Davis, Executive Director of the Cave City Tourist and Convention Commission. “So the way to get people off the highway to stop at that time was to, you built things that would get people’s attention.”

Learn more about Wigwam Village and watch the video.

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World War II veterans board a flight honoring their service to our nation; Liberty may be home, but the Indianapolis Speedway is his heart - Bill Marvel has made a life in racing; and Elmer Lucille Allen is a pioneering scientist with artistic flair.

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Mustang Makeover; Bluegrass in Japan - S24 E14

People throughout the nation are training thousands of wild mustangs and showing off their skills to help find homes for these beautiful horses and take a trip to Tokyo to meet with some of bluegrass music's biggest fans.

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Kentucky Astronaut; Sweet Blessings; HOMES Inc. - S24 E19

Retired NASA astronaut Dr. Story Musgrave talks about his incredible career; kids in need in Central Kentucky celebrate their birthdays with the help of Sweet Blessings; the American dream of home ownership comes true through the work of HOMES Inc. in Whitesburg.

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50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing - S24 E20

July 20, 2019, marks the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, and Kentucky Life takes a trip through its 25-year history to celebrate this achievement. Past stories include retired NASA astronaut Dr. Story Musgrave - a 2020 Ohio Valley Chapter Regional Emmy Award-nominated segment; Eastern Kentucky University's Hummel Planetarium; an interactive space exploration experience for 6th graders at the Challenger Center at Hazard Community College; and the famous Moonbow at Cumberland Falls State Park in Whitley County.

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Paws on Patrol; Penn's Outhouse Races; Beer Cheese; Pralltown; Chicken Swap - S25 E1

Adoptable dogs walk the beat with the Louisville Metro Police; Kentucky Life celebrates its 25th season with a Kentucky Life Memory at the Outhouse Races at Penn's Store; beer cheese makes Kentucky - and Winchester - proud; and the Pralltown neighborhood in Lexington celebrates its sons and daughters. Kentucky Life Moment: Lawrenceburg Chicken Swap.

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Kentucky Music Hall of Fame; Old Friends, Old Foes; Louisville Select Boxing; Newport Aquarium - S25 E2

Pop stars and bluegrass legends find a special place in the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame; relive a Kentucky Life Memory with a look back at Old Friends in Georgetown - a retirement home for champion racehorses; young men follow in Muhammad Ali's footsteps by stepping into the boxing ring in Louisville; and dive into fun at the Newport Aquarium.

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Jim Ford; Second Chances Wildlife; Sheldon Tapley - S24 E15

Johnson county's Jim Ford is the greatest Kentucky songwriter you've probably never heard of; injured animals get their best chance for recovery at Second Chances Wildlife Center in Bullitt County, and Centre College's Sheldon Tapley paints luminous landscapes and still lifes.

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Elijah Craig; Mill Creek Lake; Hurricane Mine Disaster; Artist Vian Sora; Ducks - S25 E3

Explore the history of Baptist preacher Elijah Craig and his influence on the bourbon industry; relive a canoe trip down Mill Creek Lake that launched Dave Shuffett's Kentucky Life career; a memorial honors the miners killed in the Hurricane Creek mine disaster; and Iraqi-born painter Vian Sora brings vivid contrasts to her art and life in Louisville. Kentucky Life Moment: Ducks at Basil Griffin Park in Bowling Green.

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Famous Graves; Witches Tree; Haunted Perryville; Kelly Green Men - S25 E4

Haunting processions, stately monuments, and works of art mark the final resting place of unique Kentuckians; we remember the legend of the Witches Tree in Old Louisville in this Kentucky Life Memory; Civil War soldiers and current residents still find no rest in haunted Perryville; and they may have come in peace, but the Little Green Men who visited the small town of Kelly were not welcome.

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Stagecraft - Jecorey Arthur; Memorials; Beaumont Inn; Stand-Up Paddleboard - S25 E5

Students call him Mr. Arthur, his friends Jecorey, and his fans 1200 - this educator and rapper brings a love of classical music and a message of social justice to his hometown of Louisville; Kentucky Life remembers the heroes of 9/11 and the tragedy of Flight 5191; and the Beaumont Inn in Harrodsburg stands for community pride, Kentucky tradition, and six generations of family. Kentucky Life Moment: Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) at Jacobson Park in Lexington.

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Camp Nelson Historic Photography; Camp Nelson Honor Guard; Equine Artist Jaime Corum; Coca Cola Art Deco Building; B24 Diamond Lil - S25 E6

Historians bring Civil War soldiers' lives into focus at Camp Nelson in Jessamine County; the Honor Guard at Camp Nelson escorts veterans to their final rest; Jaime Corum paints portraits of the world's most famous horses; and the Art Deco Coca Cola bottling plant in Paducah gets a second chance at being a landmark. Kentucky Life Moment: Tour B-24 "Diamond Lil" at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky in Lexington.

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Kids Quilting; Bengals Training Camp; Navajo Flute Maker/Player-Fred Keams; Game Designer-Kerry Breitenstein; Kentucky Castle - S25 E7

Young hands learn an old craft and put their quilts on display in Jeffersontown; Kentucky Life remembers when the Cincinnati Bengals held its training camp at Georgetown College; Fred Keams celebrates his Native American heritage by making and playing flutes; and Kerry Breitenstein designs "killer" board games in northern Kentucky. Kentucky Life Moment: The Kentucky Castle in Versailles.

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Shelby Society; Dueling in Kentucky; Sisters of Charity of Nazareth; Byron Crawford Fireside Story - S25 E8

Descendants of Kentucky's governors and lieutenant governors keep the history alive in the Shelby Society; find out why our politicians still swear oaths promising they haven't dueled; the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth have local roots and a worldwide reach; and our original host Byron Crawford tells a holiday fireside story.

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Living Archaeology; Wes Cowan's Louisville; U.S. Grant (Part 2) - S24 E16

The annual Living Archaeology Weekend turns Red River Gorge into Kentucky's most popular outdoor classroom; Antiques Roadshow's Wes Cowan reminisces his Louisville roots and a vintage life; and part two of our profile of Ulysses S. Grant's Kentucky connections tracks his rise as a general, beginning with his battles in the west.

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Conductor Amy Gillingham; Memory-Ray Harm Nature Paintings; Cedar Creek Lake; Madisonville Integration - S25 E9

At Northern Kentucky University, Conductor Amy Gillingham's instrument is the orchestra; Ray Harm's art reveals the beauty of the fur, fins, and feathers of Kentucky's wildlife; Doug and his brother try their luck angling for large-mouth bass in Kentucky's newest lake; and elementary school student James Van Leer was the first African American to desegregate Madisonville's schools.

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Bibb House Reunion; Memory-Freedom Singers; Goatscaping; Ché Rhodes; Moment-Clydesdales - S25 E10

The descendants of enslaved people and a slaveholder meet in Russellville; Memory - the Freedom Singers energized the Civil Rights movement; goats from Glasgow eat their way across Kentucky's landscapes; Louisville's Che Rhodes' passion and medium is glass; and a Kentucky Life Moment, the Budweiser Clydesdales visit My Old Kentucky Home in this 2021 Ohio Valley Chapter Regional Emmy Award-winning episode.

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Bowman's Valley School; Byron's Memory-Tom T. Hall; Mutton; Moment-Prohibitionist Mural - S25 E11

Restoring an African American schoolhouse in Bullitt County; Tom T. Hall shares his Kentucky roots in stories and songs; mutton fans flock to an Owensboro BBQ festival; and in a Kentucky Life Moment, a new mural gets painted in downtown Lexington.

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Alice Allison Dunnigan; Memory-Doug's First Segment; Wendover; Mary Ingles - S25 E12

Alice Allison Dunnigan was the first African American woman granted press credentials to the White House; in his first Kentucky Life story, Doug took a wild ride aboard a Rockin' Thunder Jet Boat; in Leslie County, Wendover was the home and heart of the Frontier Nursing Service; taken captive by the Shawnee, pioneer Mary Ingles braved the wilderness unarmed and on foot to return home in this 2021 Ohio Valley Chapter Regional Emmy Award-nominated segment.

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African-American Heritage Trail; Downtown Glasgow; U.S. Grant (Part 3) - S24 E17

Explore Lexington's history on the twelve stops along the African-American Heritage Trail; Doug explores downtown Glasgow, and the final part of our profile of Ulysses S. Grant picks up with his presidency and enduring significance to Kentucky and the nation.

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London Cycling; Dave's Memory-Fatherloss; Mays Lick Rosenwald School; Moment-Spring Beauty - S25 E13

Bicyclists enjoy the freewheelin' fun of the roads and trails in Kentucky's Cycling Capital in this 2021 Ohio Valley Chapter Regional Emmy Award-winning segment; Dave Shuffett learned life lessons after the death of his father; former students of a historic African American school in Mays Lick share their memories; and in a Kentucky Life Moment, a close-up view of some of Kentucky's woodland treasures.

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Julia Chinn; Memory-Barbara Kingsolver; Enid Yandell; Mary Todd Lincoln - S25 E14

Kentucky Life remembers Julia Chinn, the common-law wife of a U.S. vice president in this 2021 Ohio Valley Chapter Regional Emmy Award-nominated segment; bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver reminisces about her Kentucky childhood; Louisville artist Enid Yandell broke the mold for women sculptors; presidential widow Mary Todd Lincoln struggled to prove her sanity.

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Shaker Village Singer; Marsha Weinstein & the Votes for Women Trail; Memory-Hoop Fest; George C. Wolfe Honored - S25 E15

At Shaker Village, a musician discovers an extraordinary family tie; a national trail honors Kentucky's leading suffragists; Marshall County's Hoop Fest is a highlight of the high school hardcourt season; Broadway playwright and director George C. Wolfe is honored in his hometown of Frankfort, and reflects on his childhood experiences.

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Women's History - S25 E16

Celebrate Women's History Month with a look at some of our recent stories about notable Kentucky women. Mary Todd Lincoln struggled to prove her sanity; Kentucky suffragettes fought for women's voting rights; Alice Allison Dunnigan was a pioneering journalist, and Kentucky folk artist Minnie Adkins is one of the most respected woodcarvers in the country.

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Kentucky Ferries; Memory-Idlewild; Sneaker Culture; Pickleball - S25 E17

Kentucky ferries provide a graceful way to go back in time and enjoy the state's waterways; Doug recounts his visit to Idlewild in a Kentucky Life Memory; meet Sneakerheads in Kentucky who collect, sell, and customize their favorite shoes and have created a culture all their own. Kentucky Life Moment - pickleball at the Telford YMCA in Richmond.

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Violins of Hope; Memory-Kentucky in Africa; Dr. Ephraim McDowell; USS Sachem - S25 E18

Kentucky Life visits a special exhibit at the Frazier Museum, Violins of Hope, a collection of restored instruments played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust in this 2021 Ohio Valley Chapter Regional Emmy Award-winning segment; a Kentucky Life Memory looks back at Alfred Russell's experiences in Liberia; the story of Dr. Ephraim McDowell and his most famous patient - Mrs. Jane Todd Crawford, who traveled alone on horseback to have an abdominal tumor removed; and the 100-year history of the infamous USS Sachem that now sits in ruins in a creek in Boone County, Kentucky.

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Louisville's Old Fashioned; Kentucky Springseat Saddle; Memory-Mountain Pleasure Horses; Secretariat Statue - S25 E19

Learn how the iconic Old Fashioned became Louisville's official cocktail; the Kentucky Springseat Saddle, created by Eugene Minihan from Owingsville in the late 1880s, prized by horsemen and sought after by collectors, was designated the official saddle of Kentucky in 2019; a Kentucky Life Memory showcases Mountain Pleasure horses; and a statue of Triple Crown winner Secretariat is unveiled along the Lexington-Frankfort Scenic Corridor, giving Lexingtonians and visitors an impressive 360-degree view of Big Red.

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Music on Call; Memory-Magee's Transparent Pie; Vent Haven Museum; Camp Shakespeare - S25 E20

Owensboro Symphony Orchestra's program, Music on Call, offers women detainees at the Daviess County Detention Center hope through music; the sweet smell of Magee's Bakery Transparent Pie is a Kentucky Life Memory; Vent Haven Museum in Ft. Mitchell houses a collection of more than 900 ventriloquist figures from twenty countries and other memorabilia; Camp Shakespeare offers kids and young adults ages 4-18 the opportunity to explore the theatre arts through imaginative play, visual arts, storytelling, and more.

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Paris Fire Department; Memory-Agate Hunting; Artist Jonathan Queen; Florence Y'all - S25 E21

Learn the history of one of the oldest fire departments in Kentucky - the Paris Fire Department, established in 1874; Dave Shuffett and his dog Charlie go agate hunting in a Kentucky Life Memory; artist Jonathan Queen uses classic toys as metaphors for complex themes in his paintings and murals; learn the backstory of Florence, Kentucky's water tower with the famous slogan.

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African-American Heritage Trail; Downtown Glasgow; U.S. Grant (Part 3) - S24 E17

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Living Archaeology; Wes Cowan's Louisville; U.S. Grant (Part 2) - S24 E16

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Jim Ford; Second Chances Wildlife; Sheldon Tapley - S24 E15

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Mustang Makeover; Bluegrass in Japan - S24 E14

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Mountain Mushroom Festival; Spoonbread; Robert Penn Warren - S24 E12

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Joe Bowen; Mammoth Bones; Banana Festival - S24 E8

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The Lee Initiative; Candleberry Candles; Daniel Goff - S24 E7

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Dancing Well; Purple Toad Winery; Paradise Point - S24 E6

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Heartbeats; Central Auto; Judy Drive-In - S24 E5

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eKAMI; Schneider's Candies; Barber Legacy - S24 E4

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Young at Heart Big Band; Maple Ridge Soaps; The Savage Radley - S24 E11

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Makerspaces; Spinal Cord Injury; Frank Duveneck; Duncan Hines - S24 E3

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Bowman's Valley School; Byron's Memory-Tom T. Hall; Mutton; Moment-Prohibitionist Mural - S25 E11

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Central Kentucky Tours; Harden Coffee; Wigwam Village - S24 E2

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Whiffle Ball; Treehouses; Life in Lynch; Football Rivalry - S24 E1

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Castle & Key; Children's Charity; Downtown La Grange; Mona Bismarck - S23 E14

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Chia; Regional Meals; Farmer Brown Tha' MC; Venerable Trees - S23 E13

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Somerset Art Scene; Aluminum Recycling; Brigid Kaelin - S24 E10

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Speedzeum; Reptile Zoo; College Heights Brewery; Ward Hall - S23 E12

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Treetop Adventure; Ward Hall; Feminist Artists of Kentucky; Filson Historical Society - S23 E11

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Exile; SuperChefs; Ulysses S. Grant (Pt. 1) - S24 E9

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Season 24 Episodes

50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

S24 E20 Length 28:05 Premiere Date 7.20.19

Kentucky Astronaut; Sweet Blessings; HOMES Inc.

S24 E19 Length 27:46 Premiere Date 6.1.19

Honor Flight; Bill Marvel; Artist Elmer Lucille Allen

S24 E18 Length 27:54 Premiere Date 5.25.19

African American Heritage Trail; Glasgow; US Grant III

S24 E17 Length 28:30 Premiere Date 5.21.19

Living Archaeology; Wes Cowan’s Louisville; US Grant II

S24 E16 Length 25:49 Premiere Date 5.11.19

Jim Ford; Second Chances Wildlife; Sheldon Tapley

S24 E15 Length 27:12 Premiere Date 5.4.19

Mustang Makeover; Bluegrass in Japan

S24 E14 Length 26:14 Premiere Date 4.27.19

Clogging; Ebonite Bowling Balls; Rough River; Forest Giants

S24 E13 Length 27:44 Premiere Date 4.20.19

Mushroom Festival; Spoonbread Festival; Robert Penn Warren

S24 E12 Length 25:13 Premiere Date 4.13.19

Young at Heart Band; Maple Ridge Soaps; Savage Radley

S24 E11 Length 25:27 Premiere Date 4.9.19

Somerset Art Scene; Aluminum Recycling; Brigid Kaelin

S24 E10 Length 25:50 Premiere Date 2.23.19

Exile; SuperChefs; Ulysses S. Grant

S24 E9 Length 25:08 Premiere Date 2.16.19

Joe Bowen; Mammoth Bones; Banana Festival

S24 E8 Length 26:23 Premiere Date 2.2.19

The Lee Initiative; Candleberry Candles; Daniel Goff

S24 E7 Length 25:42 Premiere Date 11.17.18

Dancing Well; Purple Toad Winery; Paradise Point

S24 E6 Length 26:00 Premiere Date 11.10.18

Heartbeats; Central Auto; Judy Drive-In

S24 E5 Length 25:19 Premiere Date 11.3.18

eKAMI; Schneider's Candies; Barber Legacy

S24 E4 Length 25:03 Premiere Date 10.27.18

Makerspace; Spinal Cord Injury; Frank Duveneck; Duncan Hines

S24 E3 Length 27:38 Premiere Date 10.20.18

Central Kentucky Tours; Harden Coffee; Wigwam Village

S24 E2 Length 25:18 Premiere Date 10.13.18

Wiffle Ball; Treehouses; Life in Lynch; Football Rivalry

S24 E1 Length 27:27 Premiere Date 10.6.18

Hosts

Our Current Host, Doug Flynn

Doug Flynn, former Major League Baseball player and current Cincinnati Reds broadcaster, began as the host of Kentucky Life in the 21st season.

During an 11-year MLB career, Flynn won two world championships with the Reds and a Gold Glove award at second base for the New York Mets.

Doug was born and raised in Lexington and is involved with numerous civic and charitable organizations, including Hope for the Warriors and the American Association for the Prevention of Substance Abuse in Athletics. He is a graduate of Somerset Community College, and a member of the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame.

Dave Shuffett, Host for Seasons 6 – 20

As host of Kentucky Life from 1999 to 2015, Dave Shuffett received nine Emmy nominations for on-camera performance and producing.

Shuffett is a native of Greensburg and a graduate of Murray State University. From 1989 to 1995, he served as both host and producer of Kentucky Afield.

Dave joined Kentucky Life for the series’ sixth season, replacing former host Byron Crawford. Shuffett was always accompanied by one of his dogs and they frequently appeared as “co-hosts.”

Dave lives in rural Central Kentucky and is the author of “My Kentucky Life,” a collection of his photos and stories of people and places throughout the state.

Byron Crawford, Host for Seasons 1 – 5

Kentucky native Byron Crawford hosted the program from its debut in September 1995 through the summer of 1999.

He studied speech and broadcasting at Murray State University, then worked as a radio and television news reporter in Cincinnati and Louisville before beginning a newspaper career.

Byron wrote his “Kentucky Column” for the (Louisville) Courier-Journal from 1979 until 2008. Today he writes the back page column for Kentucky Living magazine.

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