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Famous Graves; Haunted Perryville; Kelly Green Men

Famous Graves; Haunted Perryville; Kelly Green Men

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.
S25 E4 Length 25:27 Premiere: 10.26.19

Famous Graves, Haunted Perryville, and Strange Visitors!

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.

Famous Graves in Kentucky

Across the commonwealth, famous Kentuckians of the past have been memorialized with notable gravesites. Kentucky Life took a closer look at four of those unique memorials:

Continue reading about famous Kentucky memorials and watch the video.

The Witches Tree

In a Halloween-themed memory, Kentucky Life took a look back at a segment on The Witches Tree in Louisville.

The DuPont Mansion and Inn at the Park dates back to 1887, when it was built by Russell Houston, then president of the L and N Railroad. The showpiece mansion remains an impressive attraction to this day. But as with many notable old buildings, there are ghost stories associated with the DuPont.

Read more about the Witches Tree and watch the video.

Haunted Perryville

The central Kentucky town of Perryville was the site of a Civil War battle in 1862, and some locals believe that the ghosts of that battle remain in the town today.

“There is a mass grave at the Perryville battlefield site,” says local resident Chris Brummett. “It’s filled with 300 Confederate soldiers. They couldn’t afford the time and the ground to bury those men individually.”

Many of the wounded soldiers from that battle were brought to makeshift hospitals in people’s homes in town. Some of those homes are still standing, and evidence of the conflict remains.

“There are several homes in town that have handwriting on the walls from soldiers who lay convalescing in the homes, maybe died,” says Vicki Goode, executive director of Main Street Perryville. “It was typical for them to write their name, their rank, and where they were from. There are blood stains on the floors that could make you relive what that time was like.”

Goode says that residents of Perryville and visitors of the town report seeing or hearing ghosts. Some have become familiar to locals.

“According to legend, Sam is a Confederate soldier who fought and died in Perryville,” says Goode. “It is said…that you can see him sometimes on a dark night, usually hot. He will walk out of the opera house dressed in his full Confederate uniform, cross merchants’ row, and walk up the hill to the cemetery.”

Brummett shares the tale of two friends who were enjoying a summer evening on the front porch of a home near the battlefield.

“They were just enjoying the night when they had a confederate soldier walk out of the field, and addressed them in generic form,” says Brummett. “He said to them, ‘Ladies, the lamp will give our position away.’ And he turned and walked back in the same direction from which he had come, materializing as he approached and dematerializing as he walked away.”

Whether the stories are true or not, the town of Perryville doesn’t mind having the haunted reputation.

“We have a wealth of history, and the hauntings are a part of that history,” says Goode. “Our motto is ‘Our history is our future.’ That’s what makes Perryville.”

The Kelly Little Green Men

Have aliens visited Kentucky? Some residents of the town of Kelly believe so.

“It is a fantastical story that has lasted all these years,” says Geraldine Stith, speaking about the tale of the alien invasion during August, 1955. “I heard it from the main source, and that was my father, Elmer Sutton.”

Find out more about the Little Green Men in Kelly and watch the video.

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Honor Flight; Bill Marvel; Artist Elmer Lucille Allen - S24 E18

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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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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Russell Fork Rafting; UK's Digital Restoration Initiative; Memory-Breaks Interstate Park; Bowling Green Youth Orchestra - S25 E22

A culture of respect for the Russell Fork River keeps adventure seekers and families coming back; we visit the Digital Restoration Initiative at the University of Kentucky, where researchers and students use cutting-edge technology to "virtually unwrap" ancient scrolls and texts; look back at the Breaks Interstate Park in a Kentucky Life Memory. Kentucky Life Moment - Bowling Green Youth Orchestra plays music from all genres.

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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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Indoor Rock Climbing; Memory-Dwight Yoakam;Chained Rock; Dafford River Murals; Maysville Murals - S25 E23

We visit Vertical Excape in Bowling Green to experience one of the fastest-growing sports in Kentucky and the world; country singer Dwight Yoakam talks about his Kentucky roots in this Kentucky Life Memory; Chained Rock has been overlooking the city of Pineville for more than 80 years; Louisiana artist Robert Dafford has turned mundane floodwalls into works of art in Paducah and Covington in this 2021 Ohio Valley Chapter Regional Emmy Award-nominated segment. Kentucky Life Moment - the Dafford murals in Maysville.

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Kentucky Life: Arts

We revisit some of Doug's favorite segments showcasing Kentucky artists and artisans including, internationally acclaimed folk artist Minnie Adkins, the paintings of Thomas Noble, guitar maker Neil Kendrick, and dulcimer maker Warren May.

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Kentucky Life: Historical Figures

Look back at famous people in Kentucky's history. The mystery of Daniel Boone's bones; visit a museum that honors surgeon Dr. Ephraim McDowell and his most courageous patient, Mrs. Jane Todd Crawford; and Civil War Gen. John Hunt Morgan remains controversial over 150 years after his death.

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Kentucky Life: Music

We celebrate Kentucky's musical heritage by visiting a town that's home to the legendary Bill Monroe and birthplace of bluegrass music; sit down with the queen of country music, Loretta Lynn; learn about The Hilltoppers' rise to fame, and listen to Louisville jazz musician Harry Pickens.

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Kentucky Life: Food

Come to the table as we explore Kentucky's best dishes. Fans of barbequed mutton flock to a festival in Owensboro, diners get meals on the move from Louisville's food trucks, the famous dish created at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, and Appalachian spoonbread will melt in your mouth.

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David Domine and Old Louisville's Haunted Places - S21 E10

Ghost lights illuminate the history of Old Louisville this Halloween! Author David Domine and a host of historians and re-enactors visit Old Louisville's most haunted places, and shed light on hundreds of years of local history and lore.

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Kentucky Life: Great Outdoors

Explore Kentucky's great outdoors as we ride the rapids of the Russell Fork River; watch the sandhill cranes as they arrive at Barren River Lake; experience nature in Dawson Springs; and capture the dream shot of the moonbow at Cumberland Falls.

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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; 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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Kentucky Life: Bourbon and Horses

We revisit stories on how African American winning jockeys dominated the early years of the Kentucky Derby; legendary distiller Elijah Craig; the mystery of white thoroughbreds; and Louisville's famous cocktail, the Old Fashioned.

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Kentucky Life: Host Special

Past and present hosts Doug Flynn, Dave Shuffett, and Byron Crawford reminisce over 25 seasons of Kentucky Life and the great stories they have covered from every corner of the Commonwealth.

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Tornadoes In Kentucky - S18 E1

The town of West Liberty was struck by two tornadoes on Feb. 29 and Mar. 2, 2012. Dave visits the Louisville National Weather Service, established in 1871, to find out about the region's history of tornadoes and what tornado warnings mean; talks with General John Heltzel of Kentucky Emergency Management to find out how the state is prepared to help in any emergency; and visits the town of West Liberty, to see how this hardest-hit of communities is dealing with its loss and its recovery. A 2012 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.

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Cumberland River Bluegrass Band/Ky. Dept. of Travel and Tourism/Linden Grove Cemetery/Iron Furnaces - S18 E2

Meet Cumberland River, a bluegrass band with roots set deep in the eastern Kentucky hills of Harlan County; Dave visits the Kentucky Dept. of Travel and Tourism in Frankfort; visit Covington's historic Linden Grove Cemetery, the final resting place for American veterans and northern Kentucky's culturally diverse population; and the Buffalo Furnace historical marker highlights iron furnaces in Kentucky. A 2012 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.

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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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Woo Hoo Pedicab/The Purple Onion/The Chitlin' Circuit/Central Kentucky Community Theatre - S18 E3

The 3-wheeled bike taxis of Woo Hoo Pedicab offers a social and environmentally friendly means of transportation around the northern Kentucky city of Newport and across the river into Cincinnati; Dave pulls up a chair for Today's Special at The Purple Onion, a popular Central City restaurant; the city of Hopkinsville was a main stop along The Chitlin' Circuit, a national string of clubs where black recording artists could perform during the days of segregation; and in Washington County, the Springfield Opera House is the home of the Central Kentucky Community Theatre which offers a variety of musicals and plays. A 2012 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.

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Cedar Creek Vineyards/Duncan Hines Marker/Good Shepherd Cheese/Heaven Hill Distilleries Inc./Joyce Pinson - S18 E4

Dave visits Cedar Creek Vineyards in Pulaski County; a Warren County historical marker recounts Bowling Green native Duncan Hines' career in the food and lodging industry; watch how cheese is made at Good Shepherd Cheese, a sheep milk dairy in Bath County; visit Heaven Hill Distilleries Inc. in Bardstown; and meet food blogger Joyce Pinson and see why her blog, Friends Drift Inn, is attracting national attention. A 2012 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.

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Pawpaw Research/Pawpaw Recipe/Rural Post Offices/Short Creek - S18 E5

Learn about Kentucky State University's research and domestication of that tropical-tasting fruit - the pawpaw, Chef Bob Perry from UK's College of Sustainable Agriculture prepares a pawpaw dish, Dave and Toby take a trip to Leslie County to learn about rural post offices, and a look at Pulaski County's Short Creek - the story "Kentucky Life" Facebook friends chose in an online vote. A 2012 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.

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Blood River Seeps State Nature Preserve/ Mary E. Flanery Marker/Liberty/Today's Special - Stinky and Coco's - S18 E6

Explore the biodiversity at Blood River Seeps State Nature Preserve in Calloway County's Western Waterlands region; a historical marker in Boyd County honors Mary E. Flanery, the first woman elected to the Kentucky legislature; Toby attracts a crowd in the Casey County town of Liberty; named after two Winchester cats, Stinky and Coco's Diner is serving up Today's Special; and a performance by Tin Can Buddha. A 2012 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.

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Louisville Zombie Attack/Paranormal Investigators of Northern Kentucky/Voices of Elmwood/Edgar Cayce - S18 E7

Meet the characters who congregate on Bardstown Road for the annual Louisville Zombie Attack; Paranormal Investigators of Northern Kentucky (PINK) try to find explanations for claims of paranormal activity; in Voices of Elmwood, actors portray deceased residents of Daviess County and tell their stories at graveside to guests who ride through Elmwood Cemetery; and Dave investigates the life of Hopkinsville native and clairvoyant Edgar Cayce. A 2012 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.

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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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Lucille Sharp/Crittenden-Our Town/Northern Kentucky Fort Towns/Trent Altman - S18 E8

Meet Lucille Sharp, an actress from Lexington who has a role in this season's "Downton Abbey"; the Grant County community of Crittenden is Our Town; learn how the Fort-named towns of Northern Kentucky got their names; and the award-winning and inspiring work of Louisville artist Trent Altman. A 2013 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffet.

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The 1811-1812 New Madrid Earthquakes - S18 E9

Dave, with Toby by his side, remembers the 1811-1812 New Madrid earthquakes by visiting Reelfoot Lake, Kentucky Bend, and other landforms shaped by the quakes 200 years ago. In Memphis, Dave meets with specialists to find out about earthquake preparedness and the odds of another quake occurring along the New Madrid fault. A 2013 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.

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Paul Gilley/Renfro Valley Radio/Lexington Breweries/Country Girl at Heart Farm Bed and Breakfast - S18 E10

A profile of Morgan County native Paul Gilley, a songwriter who wrote some of the 20th century's most famous songs, including "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" for Hank Williams, Sr.; a historical marker in Rockcastle County reprises the history of the Renfro Valley radio broadcasts; Dave takes a look at the growing beer brewing scene in Lexington; and Country Girl at Heart Farm Bed and Breakfast in Hart County offers an interactive farm experience for guests. A 2013 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.

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Bill Harlan/Our Town-Monticello/ShakeRag District/John Carpenter - S18 E11

Meet songwriter and Muhlenberg County native Bill Harlan; in Wayne County, the community of Monticello is tonight's Our Town; a look at Bowling Green's ShakeRag District, recognized for its significance to African American history; a historical marker recounts Lexington's Colored Orphan Industrial Home in 1892; and Dave visits with John Carpenter of Lewis County, renowned nationwide for his sports memorabilia collection.

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StorySLAM/Caldwell County Marker/Coralee and The Townies/Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar/Moonbow - S18 E12

Spend an evening at Headliners Music Hall in Louisville for the popular StorySLAM, a part of NPR's Moth Radio Hour; in Caldwell County, a marker recounts the history of the Night Rider movement begun by Dr. David Amoss who organized tobacco farmers against an unfair monopoly; enjoy the music of Lexington-based band Coralee and The Townies; at Newport's Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar, bar patrons join the piano players for high energy, singalong fun; and experience the famous Moonbow at Cumberland Falls State Park in Whitley County. A 2013 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.

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

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

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

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Women's History - S25 E16

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Mustang Makeover; Bluegrass in Japan - S24 E14

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Honor Flight; Bill Marvel; Artist Elmer Lucille Allen - S24 E18

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Season 25 Episodes

Indoor Rock Climbing; Chained Rock; Dafford Murals

S25 E23 Length 27:28 Premiere Date 8.15.20

Russell Fork Rafting; UK's Digital Restoration; and more!

S25 E22 Length 25:57 Premiere Date 8.8.20

Paris Fire Department; Jonathan Queen; Florence Y’all

S25 E21 Length 26:37 Premiere Date 8.1.20

Music on Call; Vent Haven; Camp Shakespeare

S25 E20 Length 26:11 Premiere Date 7.25.20

Old Fashioned; Eugene Minihan Saddles; Secretariat Statue

S25 E19 Length 28:32 Premiere Date 7.18.20

Violins of Hope; Dr. Ephraim McDowell; USS Sachem

S25 E18 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 7.11.20

Kentucky Ferries; Idlewild Memory; Sneaker Culture

S25 E17 Length 27:51 Premiere Date 4.11.20

Celebrate Women's History Month

S25 E16 Length 25:26 Premiere Date 3.14.20

Shaker Village Music; Votes for Women Trail; George C. Wolfe

S25 E15 Length 26:18 Premiere Date 2.22.20

Julia Chinn; Barbara Kingsolver; Enid Yandell; Mary Todd

S25 E14 Length 27:10 Premiere Date 2.15.20

London Cycling; Fatherloss; May's Lick Rosenwald School

S25 E13 Length 25:32 Premiere Date 2.8.20

Alice Allison Dunnigan; Wendover; Mary Ingles

S25 E12 Length 26:56 Premiere Date 2.1.20

Bowman’s Valley School; Tom T. Hall Memory; Mutton Festival

S25 E11 Length 23:46 Premiere Date 1.25.20

Bibb House Reunion; Freedom Singers; Ché Rhodes; Goatscaping

S25 E10 Length 27:00 Premiere Date 1.18.20

Amy Gillingham; Ray Harm; Fishing with Doug; James Van Leer

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

Famous Graves; Haunted Perryville; Kelly Green Men

S25 E4 Length 25:27 Premiere Date 10.26.19

Elijah Craig; Hurricane Creek Mine Disaster; Vian Sora

S25 E3 Length 26:17 Premiere Date 10.19.19

Kentucky Music Hall of Fame; Old Friends; Louisville 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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