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Indoor Rock Climbing; Chained Rock; Dafford Murals

Indoor Rock Climbing; Chained Rock; Dafford Murals

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 a Kentucky Life Memory; Chained Rock has been overlooking the city of Pineville for more than 80 years; artist Robert Dafford has turned mundane floodwalls into works of art in Paducah and Covington.
Season 25 Episode 23 Length 27:28 Premiere: 8/15/20

Vertical eXcape Indoor Climbing

Climbers come to Kentucky for popular destinations like Red River Gorge. But for newcomers to the sport or enthusiasts who want to build strength in between trips, indoor climbing is an increasingly popular option. In Bowling Green, Vertical eXcape welcomes climbers of all ages and experience levels.

Read more about indoor rock climbing in Kentucky and watch the video.

Chained Rock over Pineville

One of Kentucky’s most unusual landmarks is a natural phenomenon embellished by humans. In the hills overlooking the southeastern Kentucky town of Pineville, on the edge of Pine Mountain State Park, a boulder looks poised to break loose and roll into the buildings below. But a chain appears to keep it in place.

Learn more about Chained Rock and watch the video.

Floodwall Murals by Robert Dafford

The riverfront cities of Covington and Paducah feature extensive public art by muralist Robert Dafford.

“Robert Dafford does a magnificent thing to decorate an otherwise utilitarian thing called floodwalls, necessary though they are.” says Karl Lietzenmayer, historian and board member with the Kenton County Historical Society. “It’s made them live and it’s made them a thing of beauty all [along] the Ohio.”

Continue reading about Robert Dafford's floodwall murals and watch the video.

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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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Purrfect Day Cafe provides a unique way of finding new homes for cats; after 25 years of restoration efforts, Kentucky's elk population is thriving; volunteers at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky restore aircraft and other aviation artifacts with a combination of research and dedication; AppHarvest seeks to provide quality jobs by growing tomatoes in Appalachia.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Grayson Jenkins; Frankie's Corner; Patricia Neal; Western Library; Virginia Movie Theater

Musician Grayson Jenkins talks about growing up in Muhlenberg County; Frankie's Corner Little Thoroughbred Crusade introduces youth to the equestrian world; the career of Oscar-winning and Kentucky-born actress Patricia Neal; the Western Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library was the first public library built for and staffed by African Americans; The Virginia Theatre in downtown Somerset.

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

Premiered On: 08/15/2020

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

Premiered On: 01/02/2021

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

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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

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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

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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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Waveland History; Post-It Picasso; Miner's Songs; Wylie Caudill - S27 E4

  • Monday May 16, 2022 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Monday May 16, 2022 6:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Monday May 16, 2022 4:00 am ET on KET
  • Monday May 16, 2022 3:00 am CT on KET
  • Sunday May 15, 2022 4:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday May 15, 2022 3:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday May 15, 2022 7:00 am ET on KETKY
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  • Saturday May 14, 2022 8:00 pm ET on KET
  • Saturday May 14, 2022 7:00 pm CT on KET

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

  • Friday May 13, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday May 13, 2022 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

  • Thursday May 12, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday May 12, 2022 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing - S24 E20

  • Wednesday May 11, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday May 11, 2022 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

  • Tuesday May 10, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 10, 2022 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

  • Monday May 9, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday May 9, 2022 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

The Brick at Red River Gorge; Turtle Farm Pottery; Louisville Miniature Club; The Void; Irene Dunne - S27 E3

  • Saturday May 14, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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  • Friday May 13, 2022 6:00 pm ET on KETKY
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  • Thursday May 12, 2022 11:30 pm ET on KET
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  • Wednesday May 11, 2022 10:00 pm ET on KETKY
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  • Tuesday May 10, 2022 7:00 pm ET on KETKY
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  • Monday May 9, 2022 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Monday May 9, 2022 6:00 pm CT on KET2
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  • Sunday May 8, 2022 4:00 pm ET on KET
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  • Sunday May 8, 2022 7:00 am ET on KETKY
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  • Saturday May 7, 2022 8:00 pm ET on KET
  • Saturday May 7, 2022 7:00 pm CT on KET

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

  • Friday May 6, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday May 6, 2022 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

  • Thursday May 5, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday May 5, 2022 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

  • Wednesday May 4, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday May 4, 2022 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

Mustang Makeover; Bluegrass in Japan - S24 E14

  • Tuesday May 3, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 3, 2022 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

Clogging; Ebonite Bowling Balls; Rough River Dam State Park; Forest Giants - S24 E13

  • Monday May 2, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday May 2, 2022 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

Tambour Beading; Soap Box Derby; Huntertown; Somernites Cruise; Triangular Jog - S27 E2

  • Saturday May 7, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday May 7, 2022 2:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday May 6, 2022 6:00 pm ET on KETKY
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  • Thursday May 5, 2022 11:30 pm ET on KET
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  • Wednesday May 4, 2022 10:00 pm ET on KETKY
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  • Tuesday May 3, 2022 7:00 pm ET on KETKY
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  • Monday May 2, 2022 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Monday May 2, 2022 6:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Monday May 2, 2022 4:00 am ET on KET
  • Monday May 2, 2022 3:00 am CT on KET
  • Sunday May 1, 2022 4:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday May 1, 2022 3:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday May 1, 2022 7:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday May 1, 2022 6:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Saturday April 30, 2022 8:00 pm ET on KET
  • Saturday April 30, 2022 7:00 pm CT on KET

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

  • Friday April 29, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday April 29, 2022 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

  • Thursday April 28, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday April 28, 2022 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

  • Wednesday April 27, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday April 27, 2022 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

  • Tuesday April 26, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday April 26, 2022 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

Joe Bowen; Mammoth Bones; Banana Festival - S24 E8

  • Monday April 25, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday April 25, 2022 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

Spirit Nest; Walter Tevis; Cove Haven Cemetery; Appalachian Horse Project; Sassafras Tree - S27 E1

  • Saturday April 30, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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  • Friday April 29, 2022 6:00 pm ET on KETKY
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  • Thursday April 28, 2022 11:30 pm ET on KET
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  • Wednesday April 27, 2022 10:00 pm ET on KETKY
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  • Tuesday April 26, 2022 7:00 pm ET on KETKY
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  • Monday April 25, 2022 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Monday April 25, 2022 6:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Monday April 25, 2022 4:00 am ET on KET
  • Monday April 25, 2022 3:00 am CT on KET
  • Sunday April 24, 2022 4:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday April 24, 2022 3:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday April 24, 2022 7:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday April 24, 2022 6:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Saturday April 23, 2022 8:00 pm ET on KET
  • Saturday April 23, 2022 7:00 pm CT on KET

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

  • Friday April 22, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday April 22, 2022 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

  • Thursday April 21, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday April 21, 2022 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

  • Wednesday April 20, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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eKAMI; Schneider's Candies; Barber Legacy - S24 E4

  • Tuesday April 19, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday April 19, 2022 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

  • Monday April 18, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday April 18, 2022 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

  • Saturday April 23, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday April 23, 2022 2:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday April 22, 2022 6:00 pm ET on KETKY
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  • Thursday April 21, 2022 11:30 pm ET on KET
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  • Monday April 18, 2022 7:00 pm ET on KET2
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  • Sunday April 17, 2022 7:00 am ET on KETKY
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  • Saturday April 16, 2022 8:00 pm ET on KET
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Central Kentucky Tours; Harden Coffee; Wigwam Village - S24 E2

  • Friday April 15, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday April 15, 2022 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

  • Saturday April 16, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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  • Friday April 15, 2022 6:00 pm ET on KETKY
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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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