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Jim Ford; Second Chances Wildlife; Sheldon Tapley

Jim Ford; Second Chances Wildlife; Sheldon Tapley

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Jim Ford; Second Chances Wildlife; Sheldon Tapley

Johnson county's Jim Ford is the greatest Kentucky songwriter you've probably never heard of; injured animals get their best chance for recovery at Second Chances Wildlife Center in Bullitt County, and Centre College's Sheldon Tapley paints luminous landscapes and still lifes.
S24 E15 Length 27:12 Premiere: 5.4.19

Remembering a Kentucky Songwriter, Animal Recovery, and Still Life Paintings!

Johnson County’s Jim Ford is the greatest Kentucky songwriter you’ve probably never heard of; injured animals get their best chance for recovery at Second Chances Wildlife Center in Bullitt County, and Centre College’s Sheldon Tapley paints luminous landscapes and still lifes.

Songwriter Jim Ford

“He wrote straight-up country songs. He wrote straight-up soul songs that other people could cover. But his own stuff was really a combination of all those things.”

That’s how writer Travis Kitchens describes Jim Ford, a native of Johnson County, Kentucky, who was a uniquely talented songwriter of the 1960s and 70s.

“He was sort of an outsider artist,” says Kitchens. “He had an idea of what his music should sound like, and he never moved from that.”

Continue reading about Jim Ford and watch the video.

Second Chances Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

In Bullitt County, wild animals ranging from baby squirrels to armadillos find care and kindness at Second Chances Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.

“We take in injured and orphaned wildlife that’s native to Kentucky,” says founder and director Brigette Brouillard. “Our goal is always to try to release them out into the wild and those that are not quite healthy enough to survive become our education ambassadors.”

Read more about Second Chances Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and watch the video.

Artist Sheldon Tapley

For Danville-based artist Sheldon Tapley, the landscapes around his Kentucky home are as inspiring as anywhere in the world.

“When I moved to Danville in 1983, I had just come here from graduate school to start teaching at Centre College and landscape art was something that I really wanted to pursue,” says Tapley. “I couldn’t have come to a better place than Kentucky, and being in Danville it was very easy to get out into the countryside and to resume my work as a landscapist. The lushness, the rolling hills, the marvelous skies, reinforce for me the importance of the motifs I was finding when I went out to paint.”

Tapley says that by painting Kentucky’s landscape, he feels like he’s truly lived in the region.

“One of the things about not working directly from a photograph is that my sense of color, my imagination, which includes my inventiveness with color, can come into play more freely than if I’m simply working from a photographic reference,” he says.

In addition to landscapes, Tapley paints still life.

“I was looking at still life and I wanted to find the stories, the implicit connections, conjunctions that people would find when they looked at them,” he says. “And we use objects in ways that are part of modern life. And everything we use connects to the human body and the human story.

“Everywhere you look, there’s a gathering of objects, and they say something about the people that made them,” he adds. “All I can really do is make a painting as best I can, so that the feeling, the structure, the thought that goes into it, offer something substantial, I hope.”

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

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Mustang Makeover; Bluegrass in Japan - S24 E14

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

Johnson county's Jim Ford is the greatest Kentucky songwriter you've probably never heard of; injured animals get their best chance for recovery at Second Chances Wildlife Center in Bullitt County, and Centre College's Sheldon Tapley paints luminous landscapes and still lifes.

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

The annual Living Archaeology Weekend turns Red River Gorge into Kentucky's most popular outdoor classroom; Antiques Roadshow's Wes Cowan reminisces his Louisville roots and a vintage life; and part two of our profile of Ulysses S. Grant's Kentucky connections tracks his rise as a general, beginning with his battles in the west.

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

Explore Lexington's history on the twelve stops along the African-American Heritage Trail; Doug explores downtown Glasgow, and the final part of our profile of Ulysses S. Grant picks up with his presidency and enduring significance to Kentucky and the nation.

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

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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Owensboro's Riverfront; Variety Pizza; Blakely Burger and The Hollow Bodies; Bonita Skaggs-Parsons - S20 E1

Dave explores downtown Owensboro's fun and beautiful new riverfront; Variety Pizza in Breathitt County has fans driving in from hours away; Amy Hess meets Lexington teen violinist Blakely Burger and her band The Hollow Bodies; and Elliott County artist Bonita Skaggs-Parsons puts her own spin on folk art and life in Appalachia.

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The Ascent; Homeplace on Green River; Hemmer Hill Farm; Burkesville - S20 E2

Featured stories include Covington's luxury condominium building The Ascent, designed by former UK architecture professor Daniel Libeskind; the restoration of Taylor County's Homeplace on Green River; Hemmer Hill Farm in Crestwood and its Saint Croix sheep and CSA program; and Amy Hess spends a day in Burkesville along the Cumberland River in Cumberland County.

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Red Bird; Carrollton - Our Town; Trigg Enterprise; Tillandsias - S20 E3

Dave takes a road trip to Red Bird with a convoy of Model T and Model A enthusiasts; at the confluence of the Ohio and Kentucky Rivers, Carrollton is Our Town; Trigg Enterprise is a family farming business in Barren County raising produce, Black Angus cattle, and tilapia; and a greenhouse in Paducah specializes in Tillandsias, plants grown without soil known as 'air plants.'

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Hitcents Park Plaza; The Kentucky Tragedy; Morehead State University; White Nose Syndrome - S20 E4

Dave and Amy tour shops, cafes, and attractions along the Hitcents Park Plaza corridor of Bowling Green; a look at The Kentucky Tragedy, one of the most sensational crimes in Kentucky history; a visit to Morehead State University; and learn how Kentucky cavers are working to prevent the spread of deadly White Nose Syndrome in bats at Carter Caves State Resort Park.

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Veterans Day Program - S20 E5

Kentucky Life honors Kentucky's veterans. Dave experiences Kentucky National Guard training at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville; a historical marker in Woodbury documents the naval career of Butler Co. native Admiral Claude C. Bloch; the CAT (Canine Assisted Therapy) program at Ft. Knox pairs servicemen who have sustained traumatic brain injuries (TBI's) with dogs; Tony Davis, a Marine from Lexington, crafts handmade items out of used bourbon barrels at Studio 300; and Amy Hess introduces us to Micki King, a gold medal winning Olympic diver and a career officer in the U.S. Air Force.

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

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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Painter Steve White; Downtown Paris; The Potter's Inn Bed and Breakfast; 5th U.S. Colored Cavalry - S20 E6

Meet Mason County native and award-winning painter Steve White, whose paintings reflect America's first frontier from 1760-1812; Amy Hess visits downtown Paris; visit The Potter's Inn Bed and Breakfast in Wilmore; and the story of the Civil War ambush and massacre in Simpsonville of the 5th United States Colored Cavalry by a band of Confederate guerillas.

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Jerry Bransford; Dr. Thomas Walker Markers; Eugene McMahan & Sons Furniture; Harper's Country Hams - S20 E7

Meet Jerry Bransford, a 5th generation African-American guide at Mammoth Cave; several historical markers in southeastern Kentucky recount the journeys of Dr. Thomas Walker; Amy Hess visits Eugene McMahan & Sons Furniture in Taylor County; and Dave goes to Clinton, Kentucky for a hands-on look at the process of creating the award-winning Harper's Country Hams.

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Sultana Disaster; General Lloyd Tilghman Marker; Louisville's Mega Cavern; Kentucky Ingrained LLC - S20 E8

A look at the greatest maritime disaster in U.S. history, it occurred on April 27, 1865 when the steamship SS Sultana exploded on the Mississippi River and an estimated 1800 passengers died, including 194 from Kentucky; in Paducah, a historical marker honors engineer and Confederate General Lloyd Tilghman; a visit to Louisville's Mega Cavern, approximately 100 acres of underground fun, including the world's only fully underground zipline course; and Kentucky Ingrained LLC in McKee features handcrafted furniture from reclaimed Kentucky hardwoods.

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

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

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Eighth of August - S19 E9

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Louisville Zoo - S22 E20

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

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

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Season 24

50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

S24 E20 Length 28:05 Premiere Date 7.20.19

Kentucky's Astronauts; HOMES Inc.; Sweet Blessings

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

Heritage Trail; Downtown Glasgow; Ulysses S. Grant

S24 E17 Length 28:30 Premiere Date 5.21.19

Living Archaeology; Wes Cowan's Louisville; U.S. Grant (Part

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 Dam State Park

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

The Young at Heart Band; Natural Soap Making; and More

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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