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Conductor Amy Gillingham; Painter Ray Harm; and more

Conductor Amy Gillingham; Painter Ray Harm; and more

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Conductor Amy Gillingham; Painter Ray Harm; and more

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.
S25 E9 Length 27:31 Premiere: 1.11.20

Conductor Amy Gillingham

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.

Read more about NKU conductor Dr. Amy Gillingham and watch the video.

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.

Read more about Cedar Creek Lake and watch the video.

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.”

Read more about James Van Leer and watch the video.

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

The descendants of slaves 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 Ché Rhodes' passion and medium is glass; and a Kentucky Life Moment, the Budweiser Clydesdales visit My Old Kentucky Home.

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Beverly Hills Supper Club Tragedy; Town of Lynch; Valhalla Golf Course - S22 E19

Forty years ago the tragedy at Beverly Hills Supper Club took place; the southeastern town of Lynch reflects on its coaltown heyday; and Valhalla Golf Course in Louisville is Kentucky's premier golf course.

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The Louisville Zoo - S22 E20

Doug visits the Louisville Zoo and gets a behind-the-scenes look at animal training, the processes involved in keeping the animals healthy, the variety of foods that must be kept on hand, the successful black-footed ferret recovery program, and the zoo's overall conservation including the Gorilla Forest exhibit.

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Idlewild Butterfly Farm; State Fair; Dan MacPhail Antlers; One Fateful Pitch - S23 E1

Get up close and personal with big bugs and beautiful butterflies at Idlewild Butterfly Farm in Louisville, Doug talks to Agricultural Commissioner Ryan Quarles about what makes the State Fair so special, artist Dan MacPhail uses antlers to make one-of-a-kind art, and two Kentuckians were at the heart of a tragedy at a Major League Baseball game in 1920.

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Hopkinsville Eclipse; Eclipse at Franklin; Man o' War Anniversary; Lost John - S23 E2

The community of Hopkinsville came together to support thousands coming to view 2017's Great American Eclipse; learn more about the science courtesy of the Franklin drive-in and the scientists and eclipse enthusiasts who came to Simpson County to view it; Doug and the Kentucky Horse Park celebrate the birthday of Man o'War as 2017 is the 100th anniversary of his birth; and before European settlement, native peoples made extensive use of Mammoth Cave.

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Latitude Arts Community; Kayaking Bourbon Co; Webster Co. Coal Mine Disaster; Camp Zachary Taylor - S23 E3

Disability does not mean inability at Lexington's Latitude Artist Community, Doug canoes Bourbon County streams and stops by downtown Paris, Kentucky's largest coal mine disaster took place in Webster County, and Camp Zachary Taylor in Louisville trained thousands of soldiers destined for the fields and trenches of World War I.

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Thomas Noble; Downtown Mt. Sterling; Three Toads Farm; Bread of Life Cafe - S23 E4

Nineteenth-century artist Thomas Noble was a Confederate Army veteran whose art is famed for opposing slavery, Doug takes in the sights in Mt. Sterling, it's 'farm-to-vase' for the locally grown flowers at Three Toads Farm in Winchester, and good works and good food go hand-in-hand at Bread of Life Cafe in Liberty.

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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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KSU Aquaculture; Golden Retrievers; Sue Darnell Ellis; Seafood Lady - S23 E5

Kentucky State University leads the way in sustainable fish farming, meet Doug's golden retrievers and Versailles' well-known trainer Kim Littlefield, Murray State grad Sue Darnell Ellis is a teacher and grandmother with a galactic mission, and The Seafood Lady serves up Florida-style seafood in the heart of Louisville.

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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.

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USA Cares; Beattyville Exhibit/Veterans Wall; Fort Knox Therapy Dogs - S23 E6

Kentucky Life salutes our veterans. USA Cares focuses on supporting military families in need, Beattyville's pride in its veterans is on display at Three Forks Historical Center and the Lee County Memorial Wall, and the Canine Assisted Therapy program helps Fort Knox veterans with traumatic brain injuries.

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Woodland Native Americans; Indigenous Peoples Day in Stanford; Blue Wing Landing; Kathy Conroy - S23 E7

The cultural and historical significance of earthen mounds created by the Woodland Native Americans who lived in the land that would become Kentucky from roughly 1000 BC to 1000 AD; Stanford celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day; take in the scenery, the history, and the bowfishing along the Kentucky River at Blue Wing Landing; and scratchboard artist Kathy Conroy creates lifelike animal portraits in Pleasureville.

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Northern KY Brotherhood Singers; Maker's Mark; Effie Waller Smith; Haven Gillespie - S23 E8

Celebrate a Kentucky Christmas! Enjoy the acapella style singing of the Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers; Doug visits with Rob Samuels of Maker's Mark Distillery; learn about Pikeville writer Effie Waller Smith, a daughter of former slaves who published poetry books and short stories during the early 1900s; and songwriter Haven Gillespie (1888-1975), a Covington native, co-wrote one of the widest-selling Christmas songs of all time.

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South Union Shaker; Capital City Museum; West End School Louisville; The LEXington Theatre Company - S23 E9

The South Union Shakers in Auburn were a progressive community; the Capital City Museum highlights Frankfort's bourbon heritage; learn how the West End School in Louisville empowers its students and its community in this 2019 Ohio Valley Chapter Regional Emmy Award-nominated segment; and The LEXington Theatre Company brings in Broadway stars to work with Broadway hopefuls.

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Bosnian Exhibit; Bosnian Coffee; Northern Kentucky Brotherhood; Wyatt Dagla Severs - S23 E10

Bosnian culture makes up a big part of Bowling Green and Western Kentucky University life; Doug learns about the flavors and traditions of Bosnian coffee; enjoy the acapella stylings of the Northern Kentucky Brotherhood; and Wyatt Severs' woodworking is a collaboration between the tree, his tools, and himself.

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

Bicyclists enjoy the freewheelin' fun of the roads and trails in Kentucky's Cycling Capital; Dave Shuffett learned life lessons after the death of his father; former students of a historic African American school in May's 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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Treetop Adventure; Ward Hall; Feminist Artists of Kentucky; Filson Historical Society - S23 E11

Indulge your adventurous side with Treetop Adventure at Levi Jackson State Park, Georgetown's Ward Hall is one of the finest 19th-century homes in the nation, the Feminist Artists of Kentucky raise funds for children in need in Africa, and the Filson Historical Society is the home of Kentucky's history.

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

Kentucky Life visits Owensboro's Speedzeum, visitors to Red River Gorge can see snakes from all over the world at the Kentucky Reptile Zoo, earn credits brewing beer at Western Kentucky University's College Heights Brewing, and more scenes from Georgetown's Ward Hall.

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

Heartland Chia in Simpson County is developing a versatile crop; get a taste of Kentucky's regional dishes though Kentucky Tourism and chef Ouita Michel; Farmer Brown Tha' MC mixes rap, agriculture, and the classroom to make tasty jams; and tree huggers are welcome to support the work of Central Kentucky's Venerable Trees.

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

Bourbon & Culture return to the Old Taylor Distillery in the form of Castle & Key, Children's Charity of the Bluegrass supports the work of dozens of charities, Doug tours charming La Grange in Oldham County, and the first American "Best Dressed Woman in the World" Mona Bismarck is celebrated again in Louisville.

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Refuge Ridge; Boundary Oak Distillery; Dippin' Dots - S23 E15

Howl with the wolves at Refuge Ridge in Whitley County, a new distillery has come to town in Radcliff's Boundary Oak Distillery, and the ice cream classic Dippin' Dots is still the coolest place in Paducah.

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

Julia Chinn was the common-law wife of a U.S. vice president, while still a slave; 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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Whiffle Ball; Treehouses; Life in Lynch; Football Rivalry - S24 E1

Playing whiffle ball at Princeton's Little Busch Stadium; go climb a tree (and enjoy a luxurious night in it) at EarthJOY Treehouse Adventures; African-Americans came to work in the coal mines and are now making new lives in Lynch; Dayton and Bellevue football teams meet again in the most-played rivalry in Kentucky.

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

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.

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

The only limit is your imagination at Makerspaces in Lexington and Burlington, a new lease on life after spinal cord injury at the University of Louisville, the life and art of one of Northern Kentucky's great artists Frank Duveneck, and Bowling Green's Duncan Hines is America's first foodie.

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

eKAMI teaches coal miners new trades in an advanced facility in Paintsville, grab a box of chocolates and the Opera Creams at Schneider's Sweet Shop in Bellevue, and fathers and daughters carry on a barber legacy in Louisville and Elizabethtown.

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

A Louisville music therapist honors the life and legacy of dying patients with melodies of heartbeats, Central Auto drives the community and the economy in Clay, and the stars on screen shine brighter than the stars in the sky at Judy Drive-In in Mt. Sterling.

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

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Devou Park; Central Kentucky; Stearns; Old Fort Harrod (Kentucky's Anniversary) - S22 E18

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Certified Midwives; Garden Roller Rink; Sports Radio Broadcasters in Rowan Co. - S22 E17

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Downtown Taylorsville; Henderson Wetlands; Joe Downing; Constitution Square (Kentucky's Anniversary) - S22 E16

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Old State Capitol (Kentucky's Anniversary); Patrick the Miniature Horse; Second Stride; National Farm Machinery Show - S22 E15

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

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Primate Rescue Center; Cave Hill Vineyard & Winery; Kory Caudill - S22 E14

  • Friday January 17, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Boyce General Store; Pivot Brewing; Western Kentucky Botanical Garden; Kelsey Waldon - S22 E13

  • Thursday January 16, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Haven Gillespie; Pasta Garage; Lexington Comic Con; Arson Dogs - S22 E12

  • Wednesday January 15, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Louisville Zoo - Part 3; Kentucky Postcards; Rhonda McEnroe - S22 E11

  • Tuesday January 14, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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George Washington Land; Carter G. Woodson Center; Louisville Zoo - Part 2; Hickman Riverport and Ferry - S22 E10

  • Monday January 13, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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The 1811-1812 New Madrid Earthquakes - S18 E9

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Louisville Zoo - Part 1; Col. Charles Young; Rosine - S22 E9

  • Friday January 10, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Eagle Bend Alpacas; Torrent Falls Climbing Adventure; Kentucky By Design - S22 E8

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Baker-Bird Winery; Botherum House; Minnie Adkins - S22 E7

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Missionaries of Charity; Grace Cafe; KSNPC Volunteers; Misfit Island - S22 E6

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Flag Retirement; Willa Brown Chappell; Saddlemaker Pete Harry; EKU Veterans - S22 E5

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Elmwood Inn/Barbourville Brick Yard/Waveland Christmas/Model Trains - S4 E12

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Josephine Sculpture Park; Red Bird Mission; The Hilltoppers - S22 E4

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New Theme Song - Kentucky Bound; Glema Mahr Center for the Arts; Fort Ancient Native Americans - S22 E3

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Silver Run Ceramics; Maysville; Walt's Hitching Post; Columbus Belmont State Park - S22 E2

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Speed Museum; Kentucky Gateway Museum Center; Lake Cumberland; Kenny's Farmhouse Cheese - S22 E1

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Luthiers - Frank Neat, Bryan England, Neil Kendrick; Warren May - S21 E20

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Paducah Moonshine; Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial; Wald's Bicycles - S21 E19

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Baby Animals at Cincinnati Zoo; Swift Silver Mine; Horseshoeing School with Doug - S21 E18

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Firefighter Family; Mennonite Knife Maker; Striper Fishing - S21 E17

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PhbeaD; Doug's Baseball Highlights; Luthier Neil Kendrick - S21 E16

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Ken Grayson's Horse Memorabilia; Triple Crown Hopefuls - Old Friends; Gallopalooza - S21 E15

  • Monday December 23, 2019 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Season 25

Conductor Amy Gillingham; Painter Ray Harm; and more

S25 E9 Length 27:31 Premiere Date 1.11.20

Shelby Society; Dueling in Kentucky; Sisters of Charity

S25 E8 Length 27:52 Premiere Date 11.23.19

Kids Quilting; Bengals Training; Navajo Flute; Game Designer

S25 E7 Length 27:25 Premiere Date 11.17.19

Camp Nelson; Equine Artist Jaime Corum; Coca Cola Building

S25 E6 Length 27:44 Premiere Date 11.9.19

Jecorey Arthur; Memorials; Beaumont Inn; StandUp Paddleboard

S25 E5 Length 27:10 Premiere Date 11.2.19

Famous Graves; Witches Tree; Haunted Perryville; Kelly Green

S25 E4 Length 25:27 Premiere Date 10.26.19

Elijah Craig; Mill Creek Lake; Hurricane Mine; Vian Sora

S25 E3 Length 26:17 Premiere Date 10.19.19

Ky Music Hall of Fame; Old Friends; Lville Select Boxing

S25 E2 Length 28:43 Premiere Date 10.12.19

Paws on Patrol; Outhouse Races; Beer Cheese; Pralltown

S25 E1 Length 27:50 Premiere Date 10.5.19

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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