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Honor Flight; Bill Marvel; Artist Elmer Lucille Allen

Honor Flight; Bill Marvel; Artist Elmer Lucille Allen

Honor Flight; Bill Marvel; Artist Elmer Lucille Allen

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.
S24 E18 Length 27:54 Premiere: 5.25.19

Celebrating Veterans Day: Honor Flight for World War II Veterans

In honor of Veterans Day on Nov. 11, enjoy this Kentucky Life episode from last May, where we follow World War II veterans as they board a flight honoring their service to our nation and visit Washington, D.C.

World War II Honor Flight
Honor Flight is an organization that flies veterans of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam to Washington, D.C., where they visit the national memorials and other landmarks. In 2018, on the anniversary of D-Day, the Bluegrass chapter of Honor Flight hosted a special trip just for veterans of WWII.

The flight with a group of 62 veterans from around the region embarked from Louisville’s airport on June 6, 2018. Upon reaching D.C., their first stop was the World War II Memorial.

“You see all kinds of emotions,” says Jeff Thoke, Chairman of the Board of the Bluegrass Chapter of Honor Flight. “This Honor Flight is about them, the WWII veterans who are there, but they think about those that just didn’t come back.”

“It just touches you hard,” says U.S. Army veteran Glenn A. Fisher. “I’ll tell you, it’s a wonderful thing to see but yet it’s really heart-wrenching just to think of the ones that paid the supreme sacrifice.”

The veterans visited many of the traditional tourist sites around the nation’s capital, but they also paid tribute to their fellow veterans, visiting the Korea and Vietnam memorials.

“Even though they’re totally different wars if you talk to them all, the way they’re fought and so forth, there is a bond among all the veterans that you sense when you’re with them at the various memorials,” says Thoke.

Ernest Micka, a World War II Army veteran from Jefferson County, confirms this.

“I knew that they were thinking about somebody of theirs that didn’t come back,” says Micka, referring to the veterans visiting the Korea and Vietnam memorials. “And then I knew how they were feeling at the time. Because I left quite a few buddies there myself, and it gets to you.”

The final D.C. stop for the veterans is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington Cemetery.

“It just touches you, I’ll guarantee you that,” says Fisher. “It certainly touched me, and I’m a soldier from the old school. But you know, we’ve all got feelings and it just takes things like that to just really unnerve you.”

When the group returned to Kentucky, there was a surprise waiting for them at the Louisville Airport. Their family members and others from the community gathered together to greet and thank the veterans.

Kelli Oakley, Secretary of the Board for the Bluegrass Chapter of Honor Flight, explains why it’s so rewarding to be a part of the organization that facilitates these flights.

“It’s an honor to be part of it,” she says. “We feel like we are changing lives. We keep hearing that it’s the best day of the veterans’ lives. It’s a great thing.”

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

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

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

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

Veterans and their families affected by war heal through dance in Louisville, Purple Toad Winery is a top Paducah tourist destination and the state's largest winery, and vacationers at Barren River Lake can enjoy the funky junk and fun atmosphere at Paradise Point Marketplace in Scottsville, Kentucky.

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

Top chefs in Louisville mentor up-and-coming female chefs to take the lead in professional kitchens; take in the sights and smells at Frankfort's Candleberry Candles, and learn about the fascinating life of African-American Revolutionary War soldier Daniel Goff.

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

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Joe Bowen; Mammoth Bones; Banana Festival - S24 E8

Joe Bowen has carried the Olympic torch, walked 3,000 miles on stilts, and bicycled cross-country twice, and he calls Powell County home; mammoth bones from northern Kentucky found their way to Thomas Jefferson and made a new mark on history; and this Fulton County festival is bananas, celebrating the time when Fulton was known as The Banana Capital of the World.

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

Chart-topping band Exile hits the road performing their greatest hits, step into the extraordinary at Louisville's superhero-themed restaurant SuperChefs, and explore the history of Ulysses S. Grant and his Kentucky connections and inspirations in this first of a three-part series.

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

Somerset rolls out the red carpet and puts their artists, musicians, and local brewery in the spotlight; the aluminum can in your fridge has a life cycle and migration you'll have to see to believe; and Brigid Kaelin brings Kentucky flair to an international audience through her Louisville roots.

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

Young at Heart's group of octogenarians keep the classics alive by performing throughout Central Kentucky, Maple Ridge Soaps in Bracken County makes soap the natural and 2800 B.C. way, and western Kentucky's The Savage Radley sing about small-town Kentucky life.

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

Morels are the rockstars of mushrooms, and Irvine celebrates them at the annual Mountain Mushroom Festival; Berea's Spoonbread Festival highlights this traditional Appalachian food, and Kentucky can boast the only American author awarded both a fiction and a poetry Pulitzer Prize, to Guthrie's own Robert Penn Warren.

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

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Boyce General Store; Pivot Brewing; Western Kentucky Botanical Garden; Kelsey Waldon - S22 E13

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Kentucky Life: Host Special

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Haven Gillespie; Pasta Garage; Lexington Comic Con; Arson Dogs - S22 E12

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Eagle Bend Alpacas; Torrent Falls Climbing Adventure; Kentucky By Design - S22 E8

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Kentucky Life: Bourbon and Horses

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

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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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Kentucky Life: Great Outdoors

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Kentucky Life: Food

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

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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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