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Joe Bowen; Mammoth Bones; Banana Festival

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.
Season 24 Episode 8 Length 26:23 Premiere: 02/02/19

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Amazing Athlete Joe Bowen, Prehistoric Fossils, and a Banana Festival!

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.

Joe Bowen

“We’re given so many hours. So many days and months,” says Kentuckian Joe Bowen. “We can choose to sit in front of the television, or we can choose to partly live it, or we can choose to live it to the hilt.”

Bowen has chosen the latter option over and over again throughout his remarkable life. After serving time in the Air Force in hopes of seeing the world—but instead seeing an isolated vessel base in Southern California for four years—he was inspired to tour the country on his own. His vehicle of choice was a bicycle.

Find out more about the life of Joe Bowen and watch the video >>

Mammoth Bones

In the late 18th and early 19th century, Northern Kentucky was a hotbed of fossil discovery. Big Bone Lick State Historic Site is now located where many of those fossils were found, and is named for the salt springs and mineral deposits that attracted ancient animals to the area.

“Big Bone Lick Historic Site is known as being the birthplace of American vertebrate paleontology as this area is where the first organized digging of fossils with a backbone was initiated,” says park interpreter Amelia Hulth. “That was initiated at the direction of Thomas Jefferson and executed by William Clark and George Rogers Clark.”

Learn more about Kentucky’s history of fossil discovery and watch the video >>

Fulton Banana Festival

Bananas grow in tropical climates, and no part of Kentucky fits that description. So why is Fulton, a small town on the border with Tennessee, home to an annual banana festival?

“Fulton was called the banana capital of the world because about 70 percent, sometimes as high as 90 percent of all the bananas coming out of South America came through Fulton and South Fulton,” says Fred Fahl, a lifelong resident of Fulton.

Continue reading about the Fulton Banana Festival and watch the video >>

Season 24 Episodes

50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

S24 E20 Length 28:05 Premiere Date 07/20/19

Kentucky Astronaut; Sweet Blessings; HOMES Inc.

S24 E19 Length 27:46 Premiere Date 06/01/19

Honor Flight; Bill Marvel; Artist Elmer Lucille Allen

S24 E18 Length 27:54 Premiere Date 05/25/19

African American Heritage Trail; Glasgow; US Grant III

S24 E17 Length 28:30 Premiere Date 05/21/19

Living Archaeology; Wes Cowan’s Louisville; US Grant II

S24 E16 Length 25:49 Premiere Date 05/11/19

Jim Ford; Second Chances Wildlife; Sheldon Tapley

S24 E15 Length 27:12 Premiere Date 05/04/19

Mustang Makeover; Bluegrass in Japan

S24 E14 Length 26:14 Premiere Date 04/27/19

Clogging; Ebonite Bowling Balls; Rough River; Forest Giants

S24 E13 Length 27:44 Premiere Date 04/20/19

Mushroom Festival; Spoonbread Festival; Robert Penn Warren

S24 E12 Length 25:13 Premiere Date 04/13/19

Young at Heart Band; Maple Ridge Soaps; Savage Radley

S24 E11 Length 25:27 Premiere Date 04/09/19

Somerset Art Scene; Aluminum Recycling; Brigid Kaelin

S24 E10 Length 25:50 Premiere Date 02/23/19

Exile; SuperChefs; Ulysses S. Grant

S24 E9 Length 25:08 Premiere Date 02/16/19

Joe Bowen; Mammoth Bones; Banana Festival

S24 E8 Length 26:23 Premiere Date 02/02/19

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 11/03/18

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 10/06/18

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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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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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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.

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Heartbeats; Central Auto; Judy Drive-In

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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

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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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The Lee Initiative; Candleberry Candles; Daniel Goff

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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

Premiered On: 02/02/2019

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

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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.

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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

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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

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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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Kentucky's state dance is alive and well in Owensboro at the Lanham Brothers Jamboree; Hopkinsville is home to the nation's largest producer of bowling balls, at Ebonite International; the Falls of Rough and Rough River Dam are a vacationer's paradise; a Danish artist brings Forest Giants to the giant forest at Bernheim in Bullitt & Nelson counties.

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Mustang Makeover; Bluegrass in Japan

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People throughout the nation are training thousands of wild mustangs and showing off their skills to help find homes for these beautiful horses and take a trip to Tokyo to meet with some of bluegrass music's biggest fans.

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

Premiered On: 02/18/2017

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.

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Jim Ford; Second Chances Wildlife; Sheldon Tapley

Premiered On: 05/04/2019

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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50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

Premiered On: 07/20/2019

July 20, 2019, marks the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, and Kentucky Life takes a trip through its 25-year history to celebrate this achievement. Past stories include retired NASA astronaut Dr. Story Musgrave; Eastern Kentucky University's Hummel Planetarium; an interactive space exploration experience for 6th graders at the Challenger Center at Hazard Community College; and the famous Moonbow at Cumberland Falls State Park in Whitley County.

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

Premiered On: 05/11/2019

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)

Premiered On: 05/18/2019

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

Premiered On: 05/25/2019

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.

  • Monday December 19, 2022 7:00 pm ET on KET2
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Kentucky Astronaut; Sweet Blessings; HOMES Inc.

Premiered On: 06/01/2019

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.

  • Monday December 26, 2022 7:00 pm ET on KET2
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Living Archaeology; Wes Cowan's Louisville; U.S. Grant (Part 2) - S24 E16

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

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

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

  • Sunday December 4, 2022 7:00 am ET on KETKY
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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 Kentucky 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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KSU Aquaculture; Golden Retrievers; Sue Darnell Ellis; Seafood Lady - S23 E5

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Flag Retirement; Willa Brown Chappell; Saddlemaker Pete Harry; EKU Veterans - S22 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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Hopkinsville Eclipse; Eclipse at Franklin; Man o' War Anniversary; Lost John - S23 E2

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

  • Tuesday November 22, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Mustang Makeover; Bluegrass in Japan - S24 E14

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The Louisville Zoo - S22 E20

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

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

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

  • Thursday November 17, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Certified Midwives; Garden Roller Rink; Sports Radio Broadcasters in Rowan Co. - S22 E17

  • Wednesday November 16, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Downtown Taylorsville; Henderson Wetlands; Joe Downing; Constitution Square (Kentucky's Anniversary) - S22 E16

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Monday November 7, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Silver Run Ceramics; Maysville; Walt's Hitching Post; Columbus Belmont State Park - S22 E2

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

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

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Hosts

Our New Host, Chip Polston

Chip Polston will begin his tenure as host of Kentucky Life with the premiere of season 28.

A familiar face to Kentuckians, Chip has appeared on air during several KET pledge drives, was the host of KET’s Mixed Media and the longtime on-air personality for the Kentucky Lottery.

Chip is a graduate of Western Kentucky University and the University of Louisville. He is a lifelong Kentuckian and is thrilled to be traveling the state to highlight stories of the Commonwealth’s fascinating people and places.

Doug Flynn, Host for Seasons 21 – 27

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 Kentucky Life 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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