Skip to Main Content

Indoor Rock Climbing; Chained Rock; Dafford Murals

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.
S25 E23 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.

Program Details

Kentucky Life

About Kentucky Life

Explore naturally beautiful and historic sites, the creativity of the Commonwealth's hundreds of artists and musicians, and the unique contributions of interesting people all over the state with host Doug Flynn.

TV Schedules

Jump to Recent Airdates

Upcoming

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.

  • Sunday January 17, 2021 7:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday January 17, 2021 6:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Sunday January 17, 2021 4:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday January 17, 2021 3:00 pm CT on KET
  • Monday January 18, 2021 4:00 am ET on KET
  • Monday January 18, 2021 3:00 am CT on KET
  • Monday January 18, 2021 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Monday January 18, 2021 6:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Tuesday January 19, 2021 2:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday January 19, 2021 1:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday January 19, 2021 10:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday January 19, 2021 9:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday January 19, 2021 7:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday January 19, 2021 6:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday January 20, 2021 5:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday January 20, 2021 4:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday January 20, 2021 1:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday January 20, 2021 12:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday January 20, 2021 10:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday January 20, 2021 9:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday January 21, 2021 3:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday January 21, 2021 2:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Thursday January 21, 2021 12:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday January 21, 2021 11:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Thursday January 21, 2021 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Thursday January 21, 2021 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Thursday January 21, 2021 8:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday January 21, 2021 7:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday January 21, 2021 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Thursday January 21, 2021 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Friday January 22, 2021 1:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday January 22, 2021 12:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Friday January 22, 2021 9:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday January 22, 2021 8:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Friday January 22, 2021 6:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday January 22, 2021 5:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Saturday January 23, 2021 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday January 23, 2021 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

Weavers Bottom Craft Studio; Luthiers - Bryan England; David Stephenson - S21 E13

The couple behind Berea's Weavers Bottom Craft Studio create textiles, cornshuck dolls, and Minecraft worlds of outstanding beauty; luthier Bryan England of Caneyville shows off his mandolin-making skills; and photographer David Stephenson breeds, raises, and races pedigreed pigeons in Lexington.

  • Monday January 18, 2021 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday January 18, 2021 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

The Crittenden Watch; Minor E Clark Fish Hatchery; Home Cafe & Marketplace; Elwyn Berlekamp - S21 E14

Lt. John Crittenden's watch survived the Battle of the Little Big Horn though he did not and now The Crittenden watch resides at the Kentucky Historical Society in Frankfort; the Minor E Clark Fish Hatchery in Morehead keeps anglers happy; Home Cafe & Marketplace in Bowling Green specializes in pizzas, sandwiches, salads, and desserts; and mathematician Elwyn Berlekamp launched his Fort Thomas high school education into a place at MIT, the Digital Revolution, and the stars.

  • Tuesday January 19, 2021 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday January 19, 2021 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

It's Derby time! Ken Grayson's extensive horseracing memorabilia collection goes back to the early days of Keeneland and Churchill Downs; former Triple Crown hopefuls share their home with the horses that spoiled their title hopes at Old Friends Thoroughbred retirement farm in Georgetown; and artists of Gallopalooza create colorful images on fiberglass horse statues to encourage local exploration and civic pride.

  • Wednesday January 20, 2021 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday January 20, 2021 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

Biochemist Lisa Senetar creates her eye-catching PhbeaD jewelry from insects, Kentucky Life talks with Doug about his baseball career and enduring love of the Cincinnati Reds, and Menifee County luthier Neil Kendrick crafts beautiful guitars.

  • Thursday January 21, 2021 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday January 21, 2021 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

It's a family effort for Greenup County's Oldtown Volunteer Fire Department, Doug visits the Mennonite community near Scottsville and meets custom knife maker Sam Stoner, and Lake Cumberland's Stripertime puts Doug's angler reputation to the test.

  • Friday January 22, 2021 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday January 22, 2021 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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.

  • Saturday January 23, 2021 8:00 pm ET on KET
  • Saturday January 23, 2021 7:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday January 24, 2021 7:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday January 24, 2021 6:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Sunday January 24, 2021 4:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday January 24, 2021 3:00 pm CT on KET
  • Monday January 25, 2021 4:00 am ET on KET
  • Monday January 25, 2021 3:00 am CT on KET
  • Monday January 25, 2021 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Monday January 25, 2021 6:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Tuesday January 26, 2021 2:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday January 26, 2021 1:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday January 26, 2021 10:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday January 26, 2021 9:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday January 26, 2021 7:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday January 26, 2021 6:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday January 27, 2021 5:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday January 27, 2021 4:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday January 27, 2021 1:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday January 27, 2021 12:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday January 27, 2021 10:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday January 27, 2021 9:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday January 28, 2021 3:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday January 28, 2021 2:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Thursday January 28, 2021 12:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday January 28, 2021 11:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Thursday January 28, 2021 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Thursday January 28, 2021 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Thursday January 28, 2021 8:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday January 28, 2021 7:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday January 28, 2021 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Thursday January 28, 2021 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Friday January 29, 2021 1:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday January 29, 2021 12:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Friday January 29, 2021 9:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday January 29, 2021 8:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Friday January 29, 2021 6:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday January 29, 2021 5:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Saturday January 30, 2021 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday January 30, 2021 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

Doug meets the cute and cuddly newest members at the Cincinnati Zoo, Kentucky Life explores the facts and fiction behind the legend of Swift's Silver Mine, and Kentucky Horseshoeing School in Richmond takes Doug on as a new student.

  • Monday January 25, 2021 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday January 25, 2021 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

The Moonshine Co. takes a family tradition of backcountry distilling to downtown Paducah, the Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Frankfort honors those who gave their lives during this conflict in a profound way, and Maysville is the home of the Wald Cycle Company, a company with over a hundred years of ingenuity.

  • Tuesday January 26, 2021 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday January 26, 2021 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

In this episode dedicated to Kentucky's stringed-instrument makers, Frank Neat of Russell Springs makes custom banjos for the likes of JD Crowe and "Call of the Wildman" personality Neal James; luthier Bryan England of Caneyville shows off his mandolin-making skills and custom inlay work; Menifee County luthier Neil Kendrick crafts beautiful guitars, including one for Rhonda Vincent & the Rage; and host Doug Flynn visits with Berea-icon Warren May for a dulcimer sing-along.

  • Wednesday January 27, 2021 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday January 27, 2021 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

Kentucky Life begins its new season! Doug Flynn explores all the additions and changes to the Speed Museum in Louisville, the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center in Maysville showcases its citizens' pride in their community, Lake Cumberland is a popular tourist destination and an engineering marvel, and Kenny's Farmhouse Cheese in Barren County is a model for the Kentucky Proud crowd.

  • Thursday January 28, 2021 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday January 28, 2021 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

Silver Run Ceramics in Boyd County combines the functional with the beautiful in their pottery, Doug Flynn basks in the scenic beauty and rich culture of Maysville, Walt's Hitching Post is an iconic Fort Wright restaurant, and Columbus Belmont State Park memorializes the site of a Civil War battle that marked the rise of Ulysses S. Grant.

  • Friday January 29, 2021 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday January 29, 2021 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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.

  • Saturday January 30, 2021 8:00 pm ET on KET
  • Saturday January 30, 2021 7:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday January 31, 2021 7:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday January 31, 2021 6:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Sunday January 31, 2021 4:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday January 31, 2021 3:00 pm CT on KET
  • Monday February 1, 2021 4:00 am ET on KET
  • Monday February 1, 2021 3:00 am CT on KET
  • Tuesday February 2, 2021 2:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday February 2, 2021 1:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday February 2, 2021 10:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday February 2, 2021 9:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday February 2, 2021 7:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday February 2, 2021 6:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday February 3, 2021 5:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday February 3, 2021 4:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday February 3, 2021 1:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday February 3, 2021 12:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday February 3, 2021 10:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday February 3, 2021 9:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday February 4, 2021 3:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday February 4, 2021 2:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Thursday February 4, 2021 12:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday February 4, 2021 11:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Thursday February 4, 2021 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Thursday February 4, 2021 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Thursday February 4, 2021 8:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday February 4, 2021 7:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday February 5, 2021 1:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday February 5, 2021 12:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Friday February 5, 2021 9:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday February 5, 2021 8:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Friday February 5, 2021 6:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday February 5, 2021 5:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Saturday February 6, 2021 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday February 6, 2021 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

Go into the recording studio with Doug Flynn and songwriter Greg Austin as Kentucky Life debuts its new theme song "Kentucky Bound", the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts in Madisonville showcases regionally and nationally known performers, and learn more about Native American life in northern Kentucky prior to Columbus.

  • Monday February 1, 2021 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday February 1, 2021 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

Art meets the earth at Josephine Sculpture Park in Frankfort, Red Bird Mission has been a force for good in southeastern Kentucky since 1921, and fans of the musical group The Hilltoppers will enjoy this sneak peek from Kentucky Muse, debuting in October 2016.

  • Tuesday February 2, 2021 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday February 2, 2021 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

This Veterans Day program looks at U.S. flags respectfully laid to rest by the Jeffersontown American Legion in one of the nation's largest flag retirement ceremonies; Willa Brown Chappell of Glasgow broke barriers as an African-American female pilot who trained Tuskegee Airmen; a veteran of Vietnam demonstrates his saddle-making skills in Christian County; and Doug visits Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond to discover why this university is one of the top destinations for veterans.

  • Wednesday February 3, 2021 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday February 3, 2021 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

This program looks at those who do good work. As Mother Teresa becomes Saint Teresa, Kentucky Life visits her Missionaries of Charity chapter in Jenkins, Danville's Grace Cafe is a pay-what-you-can community restaurant committed to providing locally-sourced, nutritious food to residents; volunteers keep Kentucky's State Nature Preserves in fine form; and Misfit Island Wildlife Rescue Center cares for hundreds of animals in Henderson.

  • Thursday February 4, 2021 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday February 4, 2021 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

Baker-Bird Winery in Augusta lays claim to the glory days of a historic Northern Kentucky winery, garden designer Jon Carloftis and Dale Fisher share the history and beauty of their restored 19th century home in downtown Lexington, and Kentucky Life revisits with famed folk artist Minnie Adkins.

  • Friday February 5, 2021 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday February 5, 2021 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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 drink, the Old Fashioned.

  • Saturday February 6, 2021 8:00 pm ET on KET
  • Saturday February 6, 2021 7:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday February 7, 2021 7:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday February 7, 2021 6:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Sunday February 7, 2021 4:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday February 7, 2021 3:00 pm CT on KET
  • Monday February 8, 2021 4:00 am ET on KET
  • Monday February 8, 2021 3:00 am CT on KET
  • Monday February 8, 2021 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Monday February 8, 2021 6:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Tuesday February 9, 2021 2:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday February 9, 2021 1:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday February 9, 2021 10:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday February 9, 2021 9:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday February 9, 2021 7:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday February 9, 2021 6:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday February 10, 2021 5:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday February 10, 2021 4:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday February 10, 2021 1:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday February 10, 2021 12:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday February 10, 2021 10:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday February 10, 2021 9:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday February 11, 2021 3:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday February 11, 2021 2:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Thursday February 11, 2021 12:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday February 11, 2021 11:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Thursday February 11, 2021 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Thursday February 11, 2021 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Thursday February 11, 2021 8:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday February 11, 2021 7:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday February 12, 2021 1:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday February 12, 2021 12:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Friday February 12, 2021 9:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday February 12, 2021 8:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Friday February 12, 2021 6:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday February 12, 2021 5:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Saturday February 13, 2021 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday February 13, 2021 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

Eagle Bend Alpacas is home to 150 alpacas in Boone County, Torrent Falls Climbing Adventure in Campton brings European climbing techniques to the Red River Gorge, and Kentucky By Design explores our state's arts and craft contributions to The Index of American Design.

  • Monday February 8, 2021 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday February 8, 2021 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

In the first of a three-part series, Doug visits the Louisville Zoo; a profile of accomplished African-American Col. Charles Young; and Rosine, Kentucky is the home of bluegrass legend Bill Monroe and the Rosine Barn Jamboree.

  • Tuesday February 9, 2021 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday February 9, 2021 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

George Washington Land; Carter G. Woodson Center; Louisville Zoo - Part 2; Hickman Riverport and Ferry - S22 E10

George Washington once owned land in what became Grayson County, Doug Flynn talks with Dr. Alicestyne Turley of Berea College about the Carter G. Woodson Center for Interracial Education, the second installment in Kentucky Life's profile of the Louisville Zoo, and a trip to Hickman to explore their riverport and ferry are featured.

  • Wednesday February 10, 2021 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday February 10, 2021 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

Louisville Zoo - Part 3; Kentucky Postcards; Rhonda McEnroe - S22 E11

The third and final segment about the Louisville Zoo, old postcards take us on a nostalgic trip through Kentucky, and Owensboro's Rhonda McEnroe exhibits her students' work at Kentucky Wesleyan College.

  • Thursday February 11, 2021 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday February 11, 2021 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

Covington native Haven Gillespie composed and wrote enduring classics including "Santa Claus is Coming to Town"; Doug visits the Pasta Garage in Lexington; meet fan favorites and go behind the scenes at Lexington's Comic Con; and bloodhounds Magic and Chloe assist Smokey Bear by tracking arsonists in southeastern Kentucky.

  • Friday February 12, 2021 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday February 12, 2021 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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.

  • Saturday February 13, 2021 8:00 pm ET on KET
  • Saturday February 13, 2021 7:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday February 14, 2021 7:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday February 14, 2021 6:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Sunday February 14, 2021 4:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday February 14, 2021 3:00 pm CT on KET
  • Monday February 15, 2021 4:00 am ET on KET
  • Monday February 15, 2021 3:00 am CT on KET
  • Monday February 15, 2021 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Monday February 15, 2021 6:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Tuesday February 16, 2021 2:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday February 16, 2021 1:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday February 16, 2021 10:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday February 16, 2021 9:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday February 16, 2021 7:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday February 16, 2021 6:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday February 17, 2021 5:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday February 17, 2021 4:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday February 17, 2021 1:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday February 17, 2021 12:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday February 17, 2021 10:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday February 17, 2021 9:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday February 18, 2021 3:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday February 18, 2021 2:30 am CT on KETKY

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

Boyce General Store has been serving up great food and excellent pie since 1869 in Warren County; Doug learns about Kentucky's first cider brewery at Pivot Brewing in Lexington; Owensboro's Western Kentucky Botanical Garden is a beautiful spot for the whole community to enjoy; and Monkeys Eyebrow native Kelsey Waldon is taking her music to Nashville and a nationwide tour.

  • Monday February 15, 2021 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday February 15, 2021 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

A visit to the Primate Rescue Center in Jessamine County; Cave Hill Vineyard & Winery is Kentucky Proud and part of the Kentucky Wine Trail in Pulaski County; and musician Kory Caudill is a piano prodigy.

  • Tuesday February 16, 2021 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday February 16, 2021 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

2017 marks the 225th anniversary of Kentucky's statehood and Doug visits the Old State Capitol in Frankfort; Patrick is a miniature horse with a huge fan base and a rock star lifestyle from Bullitt County; Second Stride in Oldham County rehabilitates, retrains, and places retired thoroughbreds; and host Doug Flynn tours the expo floor at the National Farm Machinery show in Louisville.

  • Wednesday February 17, 2021 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday February 17, 2021 2:30 pm CT on KETKY
Jump to Upcoming Airdates

Recent

Kentucky Life: Music

  • Saturday January 16, 2021 8:00 pm ET on KET
  • Saturday January 16, 2021 7:00 pm CT on KET

Mammoth Cave; Vaulting at Life Adventure Center; The Parklands of Floyds Fork - S21 E12

  • Friday January 15, 2021 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday January 15, 2021 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

Eminence Speaker; Luthiers - Frank Neat; Tee Dee's Blues Club - S21 E11

  • Thursday January 14, 2021 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday January 14, 2021 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

  • Wednesday January 13, 2021 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday January 13, 2021 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

SEKRI; Save A Warrior; Kentucky Museum; Haunted Louisville - Part 3 - S21 E9

  • Tuesday January 12, 2021 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday January 12, 2021 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

Kentucky Life: Historical Figures

  • Saturday January 16, 2021 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday January 16, 2021 2:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday January 15, 2021 6:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday January 15, 2021 5:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday January 15, 2021 9:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday January 15, 2021 8:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Friday January 15, 2021 1:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday January 15, 2021 12:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Thursday January 14, 2021 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Thursday January 14, 2021 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Thursday January 14, 2021 8:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday January 14, 2021 7:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday January 14, 2021 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Thursday January 14, 2021 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Thursday January 14, 2021 12:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday January 14, 2021 11:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Thursday January 14, 2021 3:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday January 14, 2021 2:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday January 13, 2021 10:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday January 13, 2021 9:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday January 13, 2021 1:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday January 13, 2021 12:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday January 13, 2021 5:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday January 13, 2021 4:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday January 12, 2021 7:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday January 12, 2021 6:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday January 12, 2021 10:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday January 12, 2021 9:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday January 12, 2021 2:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday January 12, 2021 1:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Monday January 11, 2021 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Monday January 11, 2021 6:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Monday January 11, 2021 4:00 am ET on KET
  • Monday January 11, 2021 3:00 am CT on KET
  • Sunday January 10, 2021 4:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday January 10, 2021 3:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday January 10, 2021 7:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday January 10, 2021 6:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Saturday January 9, 2021 8:00 pm ET on KET
  • Saturday January 9, 2021 7:00 pm CT on KET

Wildcat Service Dogs; Corvette Production; Steamboat Travel - S21 E7

  • Friday January 8, 2021 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday January 8, 2021 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

Martin's Fork; Dragon Boat Races; Tewes Poultry Farm - S21 E4

  • Tuesday January 5, 2021 3:42 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday January 5, 2021 2:42 pm CT on KETKY

The War of 1812 - S21 E3

  • Monday January 4, 2021 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday January 4, 2021 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

Kentucky Life: Arts

  • Friday January 8, 2021 6:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday January 8, 2021 5:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday January 8, 2021 1:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday January 8, 2021 12:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Thursday January 7, 2021 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Thursday January 7, 2021 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Thursday January 7, 2021 8:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday January 7, 2021 7:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday January 7, 2021 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Thursday January 7, 2021 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Thursday January 7, 2021 3:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday January 7, 2021 2:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday January 6, 2021 10:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday January 6, 2021 9:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday January 6, 2021 5:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday January 6, 2021 4:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday January 5, 2021 7:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday January 5, 2021 6:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday January 5, 2021 10:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday January 5, 2021 9:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday January 5, 2021 2:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday January 5, 2021 1:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Monday January 4, 2021 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Monday January 4, 2021 6:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Monday January 4, 2021 4:00 am ET on KET
  • Monday January 4, 2021 3:00 am CT on KET
  • Sunday January 3, 2021 4:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday January 3, 2021 3:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday January 3, 2021 7:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday January 3, 2021 6:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Saturday January 2, 2021 8:00 pm ET on KET
  • Saturday January 2, 2021 7:00 pm CT on KET

Covington Bicentennial; Daviess Co. Anniversary; Marty Brown; Suplex Tacos - S21 E2

  • Friday January 1, 2021 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday January 1, 2021 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

Kentucky River Boating; Kentucky Vietnam Veterans; Haunted Louisville (Part 1) - S21 E1

  • Thursday December 31, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday December 31, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

Today's Special - Dixie Chili and Diner; Coal Camps; Our Town - Columbia; Josh Samples - S20 E19

  • Wednesday December 30, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday December 30, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

Princess Alice Gurielli & Dimitrie Berea; Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Intl. Airport; Todd Co. Marker; Lighthouse Landing - S20 E18

  • Tuesday December 29, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday December 29, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

Mother's Day Program - S20 E17

  • Monday December 28, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday December 28, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

  • Saturday January 2, 2021 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday January 2, 2021 2:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday January 1, 2021 6:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday January 1, 2021 5:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday January 1, 2021 9:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday January 1, 2021 8:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Friday January 1, 2021 1:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday January 1, 2021 12:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Thursday December 31, 2020 8:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday December 31, 2020 7:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday December 31, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Thursday December 31, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Thursday December 31, 2020 12:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday December 31, 2020 11:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Thursday December 31, 2020 3:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday December 31, 2020 2:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday December 30, 2020 10:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday December 30, 2020 9:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday December 30, 2020 1:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday December 30, 2020 12:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday December 30, 2020 5:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday December 30, 2020 4:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday December 29, 2020 7:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday December 29, 2020 6:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday December 29, 2020 10:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday December 29, 2020 9:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday December 29, 2020 2:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday December 29, 2020 1:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Monday December 28, 2020 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Monday December 28, 2020 6:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Monday December 28, 2020 4:00 am ET on KET
  • Monday December 28, 2020 3:00 am CT on KET
  • Sunday December 27, 2020 4:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday December 27, 2020 3:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday December 27, 2020 7:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday December 27, 2020 6:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Saturday December 26, 2020 8:00 pm ET on KET
  • Saturday December 26, 2020 7:00 pm CT on KET

Derby-Themed Program - S20 E16

  • Friday December 25, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday December 25, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

Outdoors-Themed Program - S20 E15

  • Thursday December 24, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday December 24, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

Kentucky Mainstreet; Our Town-Booneville; Conrad-Caldwell House Museum; Historical Marker; Maysville's Gateway Museum Center - S20 E14

  • Wednesday December 23, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday December 23, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

Downtown Paducah; Today's Special - Peak Bros. Bar-B-Que; Aaron Kizer; Warren Co. Marker; The Historic Railpark and Trail Museum - S20 E13

  • Tuesday December 22, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday December 22, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

Eastern Kentucky PRIDE - S20 E12

  • Monday December 21, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday December 21, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

  • Saturday December 26, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday December 26, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday December 25, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday December 25, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday December 25, 2020 9:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday December 25, 2020 8:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Friday December 25, 2020 1:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday December 25, 2020 12:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Thursday December 24, 2020 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Thursday December 24, 2020 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Thursday December 24, 2020 8:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday December 24, 2020 7:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday December 24, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Thursday December 24, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Thursday December 24, 2020 12:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday December 24, 2020 11:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Thursday December 24, 2020 3:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday December 24, 2020 2:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday December 23, 2020 10:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday December 23, 2020 9:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday December 23, 2020 1:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday December 23, 2020 12:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday December 23, 2020 5:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday December 23, 2020 4:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday December 22, 2020 7:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday December 22, 2020 6:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday December 22, 2020 10:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday December 22, 2020 9:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday December 22, 2020 2:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday December 22, 2020 1:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Monday December 21, 2020 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Monday December 21, 2020 6:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Monday December 21, 2020 4:00 am ET on KET
  • Monday December 21, 2020 3:00 am CT on KET
  • Sunday December 20, 2020 4:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday December 20, 2020 3:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday December 20, 2020 7:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday December 20, 2020 6:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Saturday December 19, 2020 8:00 pm ET on KET
  • Saturday December 19, 2020 7:00 pm CT on KET

Our Town-Bellevue; Chandler's-Today's Special; Susan & George Miller; St. Claire Medical Center; Sister Jeanne Francis Cleves - S20 E11

  • Friday December 18, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday December 18, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

Hotel Metropolitan; Cabin Creek Covered Bridge Marker; Emerald Ash Borer; Our Town - Hazard - S20 E10

  • Thursday December 17, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday December 17, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

Old Airdrie; Himlerville; Sherman Cahal; Louisville Historic House - S20 E9

  • Wednesday December 16, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday December 16, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

Camp Nelson Historic Photography; Camp Nelson Honor Guard; Equine Artist Jaime Corum; Coca Cola Art Deco Building; B24 Diamond Lil - S25 E6

  • Saturday December 19, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday December 19, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday December 18, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday December 18, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday December 18, 2020 9:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday December 18, 2020 8:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Friday December 18, 2020 1:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday December 18, 2020 12:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Thursday December 17, 2020 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Thursday December 17, 2020 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Thursday December 17, 2020 8:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday December 17, 2020 7:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday December 17, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Thursday December 17, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Thursday December 17, 2020 12:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday December 17, 2020 11:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Thursday December 17, 2020 3:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday December 17, 2020 2:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday December 16, 2020 10:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday December 16, 2020 9:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday December 16, 2020 1:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday December 16, 2020 12:30 pm CT on KETKY
Top

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

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

S25 E10 Length 27:00 Premiere Date 1.18.20

Conductor Amy Gillingham; Painter Ray Harm; 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

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.

Explore KET