Dr. Amy Gillingham, Director of Orchestras at Northern Kentucky University, says that an orchestra showcases a diverse collection of instruments, and that’s one of its strengths.
“I think that any time you can have diversity of any kind, whether that’s diversity of people or diversity of instruments, I think you have set the stage for something really interesting to happen,” says Gillingham.
Fishing at Cedar Creek Lake
Kentucky Life host Doug Flynn is an avid recreational angler, and visiting Cedar Creek Lake in Lincoln County was an exciting experience.
Cedar Creek Lake was impounded in 2002. Marcy Anderson, Fisheries Program Coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, says that the agency has been tracking the lake’s fish population and stocking it as necessary since 2003.
James Van Leer and Madisonville School Integration
Even after racial integration of schools became law in the United States, students and their families struggled with contentious and even violent confrontations when they attempted to put the law into practice.
“When the school year started in 1956, a handful of brave African Americans in Union County, Kentucky, in the town of Sturgis, went and enrolled in Sturgis schools,” says historian David Wolfford. “When a mob prevented them from attending after a few days, Governor A. B. Chandler ordered the National Guard in to make sure that they could attend. It became national news.”