Skip to Main Content

Julia Chinn; Barbara Kingsolver; Enid Yandell; Mary Todd

Julia Chinn; Barbara Kingsolver; Enid Yandell; Mary Todd

Video Information

Julia Chinn; Barbara Kingsolver; Enid Yandell; Mary Todd

Julia Chinn was the common-law wife of a U.S. vice president; bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver reminisces about her Kentucky childhood; Louisville artist Enid Yandell broke the mold for women sculptors; presidential widow Mary Todd Lincoln struggled to prove her sanity.
S25 E14 Length 27:10 Premiere: 2.15.20

The Lost Story of Julia Chinn

Julia Chinn had a major impact on politics in Kentucky and America in the 1800s, but few people will recognize her name or the role she played.

“She’s literally been erased,” says Amrita Chakrabarti Myers, Ruth N. Halls Associate Professor of History and Gender Studies at Indiana University. “We don’t even know where she’s buried. We’ve literally lost a vice president’s wife, but because she was enslaved, no one cared.”

Learn more about Julia Chinn and watch the video.

Barbara Kingsolver’s Kentucky Memories

In season 10 of Kentucky Life, bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver talked about how her childhood in Carlisle, Kentucky, influenced her writing.

“Where I grew up, there were so many things to love,” says Kingsolver. “The maplewoods, the alfalfa fields behind our house where the meadowlarks sang every morning. The stories that came along with everybody and everything. The extraordinary ways that people take care of each other in a small town.”

Continue reading about Barbara Kingsolver and watch the video.

Louisville Sculptor Enid Yandell

“Everybody in the city is familiar with the Daniel Boone statue in Cherokee Park,” says Louisville artist Ewing Fahey. “But how many people out of the thousands of people could tell you who made it? Most people don’t know.”

Fahey is a founding member of Enid: Generations of Women Sculptors, a Louisville collaborative of artists named after the sculptor Enid Yandell.

Read more about Enid Yandell and watch the video.

Mary Todd Lincoln

Mary Todd Lincoln is best known as the wife of one of America’s most revered historical figures. But the Lexington-born eventual first lady was a smart and shrewd figure in her own right, according to historians who have studied her life.

“Mary Todd was an incredibly well educated woman, particularly for her era,” says Gwen Thompson, Executive Director of the Mary Todd Lincoln House. “Her father was liberally minded in regard to female education. Records suggest that all of his daughters received really impressive formal education.”

Continue reading about Mary Todd Lincoln 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

Famous Graves; Witches Tree; Haunted Perryville; Kelly Green Men - S25 E4

Haunting processions, stately monuments, and works of art mark the final resting place of unique Kentuckians; we remember the legend of the Witches Tree in Old Louisville in this Kentucky Life Memory; Civil War soldiers and current residents still find no rest in haunted Perryville; and they may have come in peace, but the Little Green Men who visited the small town of Kelly were not welcome.

  • Thursday April 2, 2020 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Thursday April 2, 2020 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Thursday April 2, 2020 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Thursday April 2, 2020 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Friday April 3, 2020 1:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday April 3, 2020 12:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Friday April 3, 2020 9:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday April 3, 2020 8:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Friday April 3, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday April 3, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Saturday April 4, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday April 4, 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

The Kentucky Mainstreet Program revitalizes downtowns across the Commonwealth; Booneville in Owsley Co. is Our Town; tour the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum in the historic neighborhood of Old Louisville; and visit Maysville's Gateway Museum Center.

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

Outdoors-Themed Program - S20 E15

Each year thousands of migrating Sandhill Cranes congregate at Barren River Lake; the vibrant springtime display of wildflowers at John James Audubon State Park in Henderson; hikers of all ages and skill levels enjoy 40 miles of trails at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill; and Popes Creek Ranch in Lebanon offers opportunities for 'glamping' - glamour camping.

  • Monday April 6, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday April 6, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

Jecorey Arthur; 911/5191 Memorials; Beaumont Inn; Stand Up Paddleboarding - S25 E5

Students call him Mr. Arthur, his friends Jecorey, and his fans 1200 - this educator and rapper brings a love of classical music and a message of social justice to his hometown of Louisville; Kentucky Life remembers the heroes of 9/11 and the tragedy of Flight 5191; and the Beaumont Inn in Harrodsburg stands for community pride, Kentucky tradition, and six generations of family. Kentucky Life Moment: Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) at Jacobson Park in Lexington.

  • Saturday April 4, 2020 8:00 pm ET on KET
  • Saturday April 4, 2020 7:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday April 5, 2020 7:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday April 5, 2020 6:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Sunday April 5, 2020 4:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday April 5, 2020 3:00 pm CT on KET
  • Monday April 6, 2020 1:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday April 6, 2020 12:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday April 6, 2020 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Monday April 6, 2020 6:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Tuesday April 7, 2020 2:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday April 7, 2020 1:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday April 7, 2020 10:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday April 7, 2020 9:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday April 7, 2020 7:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday April 7, 2020 6:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday April 8, 2020 1:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday April 8, 2020 12:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday April 8, 2020 10:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday April 8, 2020 9:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday April 9, 2020 3:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday April 9, 2020 2:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Thursday April 9, 2020 12:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday April 9, 2020 11:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Thursday April 9, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Thursday April 9, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Thursday April 9, 2020 8:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday April 9, 2020 7:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday April 9, 2020 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Thursday April 9, 2020 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Friday April 10, 2020 1:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday April 10, 2020 12:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Friday April 10, 2020 9:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday April 10, 2020 8:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Friday April 10, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday April 10, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Saturday April 11, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday April 11, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

Derby-Themed Program - S20 E16

In the years following the Civil War, African American jockeys dominated horseracing; the unsung heroes of the racetrack are the track ponies; created over 50 years ago as the specialty pastry of the Melrose Inn, the chocolate-nut pie from Kern's Kitchen is the official Derby Pie; and women's eye-catching hats are a Derby tradition.

  • Tuesday April 7, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday April 7, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

Mother's Day Program - S20 E17

The mother-daughter team at HorseFeathers Gifts in Henderson design and create beautiful jewelry; towards the end of the Revolutionary War, the women of the fort at Bryan Station bravely gathered water for the besieged settlement, allowing the inhabitants to survive; and in Rowan County, the family-owned The Bakery on Main specializes in fresh baked goods, gelato, and hearty soups.

  • Wednesday April 8, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday April 8, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

The fantastical lives of Princess Alice Gurielli and her husband, the Romanian artist Dimitrie Berea, whose art is displayed at Berea College; the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport; a Todd Co. historical marker notes the first RFD (Rural Free Delivery of mail to rural farm families) in Kentucky; and the Lighthouse Landing Resort, Marina, and Sailing School in Livingston County are featured.

  • Thursday April 9, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday April 9, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

Today's Special comes from Dixie Chili and Diner, founded in Newport in 1929 by Greek immigrant Nicholas Sarakatsannis; a look at the historic coal camps of Southeastern Kentucky; Columbia in Adair County is Our Town; and meet landscaper Josh Samples from Rockcastle County.

  • Friday April 10, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday April 10, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

Host Doug Flynn enjoys a scenic jet boat ride through the recently re-opened locks on the Kentucky River; on the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War, Kentucky veterans share their stories; and the first segment in a series of ghostly tales and haunted histories of Old Louisville.

  • Monday April 13, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday April 13, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

Kentucky Ferries; Memory-Idlewild; Sneaker Culture; Pickleball - S25 E17

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.

  • Saturday April 11, 2020 8:00 pm ET on KET
  • Saturday April 11, 2020 7:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday April 12, 2020 7:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday April 12, 2020 6:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Sunday April 12, 2020 4:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday April 12, 2020 3:00 pm CT on KET
  • Monday April 13, 2020 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Monday April 13, 2020 6:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Tuesday April 14, 2020 2:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday April 14, 2020 1:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday April 14, 2020 10:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday April 14, 2020 9:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday April 14, 2020 7:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday April 14, 2020 6:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday April 15, 2020 5:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday April 15, 2020 4:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday April 15, 2020 1:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday April 15, 2020 12:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday April 15, 2020 10:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday April 15, 2020 9:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday April 16, 2020 3:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday April 16, 2020 2:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Thursday April 16, 2020 12:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday April 16, 2020 11:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Thursday April 16, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Thursday April 16, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Thursday April 16, 2020 8:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday April 16, 2020 7:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday April 16, 2020 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Thursday April 16, 2020 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Friday April 17, 2020 1:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday April 17, 2020 12:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Friday April 17, 2020 9:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday April 17, 2020 8:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Friday April 17, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday April 17, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Saturday April 18, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday April 18, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

  • Tuesday April 14, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday April 14, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

The War of 1812 - S21 E3

The War of 1812 left an indelible mark on our nation's history, and Kentuckians played a vital role - 64% of Americans killed in the war were Kentuckians. From Michigan to New Orleans, Kentucky Life follows the trail of Kentucky's soldiers who fought in America's 'forgotten war.'

  • Wednesday April 15, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday April 15, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

Kentucky Life hikes through creeks, and past snakes and bugs, to reach the beautiful wilderness area of Martin's Fork; team spirit and an ancient Chinese tradition fuel the competition of Paducah's colorful Dragon Boat races; and in Kenton County, 3,000 free-range turkeys per year keep Tewes Poultry Farm, a 70 year-old family business, going strong.

  • Thursday April 16, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday April 16, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

Haunted Louisville - Part 2; Doe-Anderson; Merle Travis; Justin Roberts - Walk the Willow - S21 E5

In the second part of our Haunted Louisville series, Kentucky Life showcases ghostly goings-on at Old Louisville's Conrad-Caldwell House; learn about Doe-Anderson, a national advertising agency with headquarters in Louisville; from KET's Kentucky Muse, a look at country and western star Merle Travis and his thumb-picking style and songwriting that were deeply rooted in his Muhlenberg County home; and Murray craftsman Justin Roberts is passionate about reviving the almost-lost art of making traditional willow furniture.

  • Friday April 17, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday April 17, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

Sparta Speedway; The Blue Raven Restaurant & Pub; Life Adventure Center; 'Wild Bill' Gordon - S21 E6

Head to Sparta's Kentucky Speedway where fans experience all the fast-paced thrills and excitement of NASCAR racing; in Pikeville, diners at The Blue Raven Restaurant & Pub enjoy Chef Matt Corbin's pub-style Appalachian cuisine; Doug talks with the staff at Life Adventure Center in Versailles about supporting underserved youth; and through the outdoor experiences offered by his High Adventure Wilderness School in Stanton, 'Wild Bill' Gordon brings people back in touch with nature and themselves.

  • Monday April 20, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday April 20, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

Violins of Hope; Memory-Kentucky in Africa; Dr. Ephraim McDowell; USS Sachem - S25 E18

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; 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.

  • Saturday April 18, 2020 8:00 pm ET on KET
  • Saturday April 18, 2020 7:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday April 19, 2020 7:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday April 19, 2020 6:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Sunday April 19, 2020 4:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday April 19, 2020 3:00 pm CT on KET
  • Monday April 20, 2020 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Monday April 20, 2020 6:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Tuesday April 21, 2020 2:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday April 21, 2020 1:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday April 21, 2020 10:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday April 21, 2020 9:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday April 21, 2020 7:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday April 21, 2020 6:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday April 22, 2020 5:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday April 22, 2020 4:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday April 22, 2020 1:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday April 22, 2020 12:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday April 22, 2020 10:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday April 22, 2020 9:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday April 23, 2020 3:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday April 23, 2020 2:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Thursday April 23, 2020 12:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday April 23, 2020 11:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Thursday April 23, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Thursday April 23, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Thursday April 23, 2020 8:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday April 23, 2020 7:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday April 23, 2020 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Thursday April 23, 2020 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Friday April 24, 2020 1:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday April 24, 2020 12:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Friday April 24, 2020 9:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday April 24, 2020 8:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Friday April 24, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday April 24, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Saturday April 25, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday April 25, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

At the University of Kentucky, the puppies of Wildcat Service Dogs accompany their student trainers almost everywhere, learning to become assistance dogs for individuals facing mobility challenges; in Bowling Green, a look at the Corvette production assembly line; and Doug experiences a mode of travel from America's earlier days, aboard a steamboat on the Ohio River. Hosted at the Life Adventure Center in Versailles.

  • Tuesday April 21, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday April 21, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

Sculptor William M. Duffy; Lord of the Fork; Kentucky's Underground Railroad - S21 E8

Meet award-winning African-American sculptor William M. Duffy, a Louisville native, whose work is found in private, corporate, and public collections throughout the U.S.; experience the world famous, white water kayak competition, Lord of the Fork, at Breaks Interstate Park; and Boone County's integral role in Kentucky's Underground Railroad reveals stories of heroism and sacrifice. Hosted at the Life Adventure Center in Versailles.

  • Wednesday April 22, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday April 22, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

Doug visits the Corbin plant of SEKRI (Southeastern Kentucky Rehabilitation Industries) and meets some of the employees with mental and physical challenges who produce textiles and clothing for the U.S. military; Doug goes to Save A Warrior in Versailles, an organization helping veterans struggling with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder); on the campus of Western Kentucky University, the Kentucky Museum is recognized for the quality and diversity of its collections and its commitment to the Bowling Green community; and more ghostly apparitions and ghastly tales from the haunted history of Old Louisville. Hosted at the Life Adventure Center in Versailles.

  • Thursday April 23, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday April 23, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

Ghost lights illuminate the history of Old Louisville this Halloween! Author David Domine and a host of historians and re-enactors visit Old Louisville's most haunted places, and shed light on hundreds of years of local history and lore.

  • Friday April 24, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday April 24, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

Doug tours Eminence Speaker in Henry County; in our first on a series of luthiers, we visit Frank Neat of Russell Springs who specializes in banjos and has made banjos for many famous musicians; and Tee Dee's Blues Club takes the spotlight in Lexington.

  • Monday April 27, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday April 27, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

Louisville's Old Fashioned; Kentucky Springseat Saddle; Memory-Mountain Pleasure Horses; Secretariat Statue - S25 E19

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.

  • Saturday April 25, 2020 8:00 pm ET on KET
  • Saturday April 25, 2020 7:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday April 26, 2020 7:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday April 26, 2020 6:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Sunday April 26, 2020 4:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday April 26, 2020 3:00 pm CT on KET
  • Monday April 27, 2020 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Monday April 27, 2020 6:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Tuesday April 28, 2020 2:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday April 28, 2020 1:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday April 28, 2020 10:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday April 28, 2020 9:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday April 28, 2020 7:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday April 28, 2020 6:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday April 29, 2020 5:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday April 29, 2020 4:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday April 29, 2020 1:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday April 29, 2020 12:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday April 29, 2020 10:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday April 29, 2020 9:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday April 30, 2020 3:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday April 30, 2020 2:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Thursday April 30, 2020 12:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday April 30, 2020 11:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Thursday April 30, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Thursday April 30, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Thursday April 30, 2020 8:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday April 30, 2020 7:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday April 30, 2020 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Thursday April 30, 2020 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Friday May 1, 2020 1:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday May 1, 2020 12:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Friday May 1, 2020 9:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday May 1, 2020 8:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Friday May 1, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday May 1, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Saturday May 2, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday May 2, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

Mammoth Cave celebrates its 75th anniversary as a National Park and its 200th anniversary of guided cave tours; Doug visits the Life Adventure Center and learns about their Vaulting program, best described as gymnastics on the back of a moving horse; and the Parklands of Floyds Fork in Louisville is breaking new ground as one of the largest and most ambitious urban parks in the nation.

  • Tuesday April 28, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday April 28, 2020 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.

  • Wednesday April 29, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday April 29, 2020 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.

  • Thursday April 30, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday April 30, 2020 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.

  • Friday May 1, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday May 1, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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.

  • Saturday May 2, 2020 8:00 pm ET on KET
  • Saturday May 2, 2020 7:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday May 3, 2020 7:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday May 3, 2020 6:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Sunday May 3, 2020 4:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday May 3, 2020 3:00 pm CT on KET
  • Monday May 4, 2020 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Monday May 4, 2020 6:00 pm CT on KET2

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.

  • Monday May 4, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday May 4, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY
Jump to Upcoming Airdates

Recent

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

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

Eastern Kentucky PRIDE - S20 E12

  • Wednesday April 1, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday April 1, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

  • Tuesday March 31, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 31, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

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

Famous Graves; Witches Tree; Haunted Perryville; Kelly Green Men - S25 E4

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

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

  • Friday March 27, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday March 27, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

  • Thursday March 26, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday March 26, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

  • Wednesday March 25, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 25, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 25, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 25, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

  • Tuesday March 24, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 24, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

Veterans Day Program - S20 E5

  • Monday March 23, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday March 23, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

Elijah Craig; Mill Creek Lake; Hurricane Mine Disaster; Artist Vian Sora; Ducks - S25 E3

  • Saturday March 28, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday March 28, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday March 27, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday March 27, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday March 27, 2020 9:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday March 27, 2020 8:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Friday March 27, 2020 1:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday March 27, 2020 12:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Thursday March 26, 2020 8:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday March 26, 2020 7:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday March 26, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Thursday March 26, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Thursday March 26, 2020 12:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday March 26, 2020 11:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Thursday March 26, 2020 3:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday March 26, 2020 2:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 25, 2020 10:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 25, 2020 9:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 25, 2020 10:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 25, 2020 9:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 25, 2020 1:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 25, 2020 12:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 25, 2020 1:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 25, 2020 12:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 25, 2020 5:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 25, 2020 4:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 24, 2020 7:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 24, 2020 6:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 24, 2020 10:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 24, 2020 9:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 24, 2020 2:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 24, 2020 1:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Monday March 23, 2020 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Monday March 23, 2020 6:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday March 22, 2020 4:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday March 22, 2020 3:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday March 22, 2020 7:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday March 22, 2020 6:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Saturday March 21, 2020 8:00 pm ET on KET
  • Saturday March 21, 2020 7:00 pm CT on KET

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

  • Friday March 20, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday March 20, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

  • Thursday March 19, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday March 19, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

  • Wednesday March 18, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 18, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

  • Tuesday March 17, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 17, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing - S24 E20

  • Monday March 16, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday March 16, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

Women's History - S25 E16

  • Saturday March 21, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday March 21, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday March 20, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday March 20, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday March 20, 2020 9:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday March 20, 2020 8:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Friday March 20, 2020 1:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday March 20, 2020 12:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Thursday March 19, 2020 8:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday March 19, 2020 7:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday March 19, 2020 6:06 pm ET on KET
  • Thursday March 19, 2020 5:06 pm CT on KET
  • Thursday March 19, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Thursday March 19, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Thursday March 19, 2020 12:21 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday March 19, 2020 11:21 am CT on KETKY
  • Thursday March 19, 2020 12:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday March 19, 2020 11:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Thursday March 19, 2020 3:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday March 19, 2020 2:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 18, 2020 10:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 18, 2020 9:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 18, 2020 1:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 18, 2020 12:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 18, 2020 5:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 18, 2020 4:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 17, 2020 7:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 17, 2020 6:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 17, 2020 10:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 17, 2020 9:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 17, 2020 2:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 17, 2020 1:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Monday March 16, 2020 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Monday March 16, 2020 6:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday March 15, 2020 4:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday March 15, 2020 3:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday March 15, 2020 7:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday March 15, 2020 6:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Saturday March 14, 2020 8:00 pm ET on KET
  • Saturday March 14, 2020 7:00 pm CT on KET

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

  • Friday March 13, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday March 13, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

  • Thursday March 12, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday March 12, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

  • Wednesday March 11, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 11, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

  • Tuesday March 10, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 10, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

  • Monday March 9, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday March 9, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

  • Saturday March 14, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday March 14, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday March 13, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday March 13, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday March 13, 2020 9:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday March 13, 2020 8:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Friday March 13, 2020 1:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday March 13, 2020 12:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Thursday March 12, 2020 8:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday March 12, 2020 7:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday March 12, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Thursday March 12, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Thursday March 12, 2020 12:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday March 12, 2020 11:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Thursday March 12, 2020 3:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday March 12, 2020 2:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 11, 2020 10:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 11, 2020 9:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 11, 2020 1:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 11, 2020 12:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 11, 2020 5:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 11, 2020 4:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 10, 2020 7:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 10, 2020 6:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 10, 2020 10:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 10, 2020 9:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 10, 2020 2:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 10, 2020 1:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Monday March 9, 2020 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Monday March 9, 2020 6:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday March 8, 2020 7:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday March 8, 2020 6:00 am CT on KETKY

Mustang Makeover; Bluegrass in Japan - S24 E14

  • Friday March 6, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday March 6, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

  • Thursday March 5, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday March 5, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

  • Wednesday March 4, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 4, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

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

Jecorey Arthur; 911/5191 Memorials; Beaumont Inn; Stand Up Paddleboarding - S25 E5

  • Saturday March 7, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday March 7, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday March 6, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday March 6, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday March 6, 2020 9:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday March 6, 2020 8:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Friday March 6, 2020 1:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday March 6, 2020 12:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Thursday March 5, 2020 8:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday March 5, 2020 7:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday March 5, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Thursday March 5, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Thursday March 5, 2020 12:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday March 5, 2020 11:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Thursday March 5, 2020 3:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday March 5, 2020 2:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 4, 2020 10:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 4, 2020 9:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 4, 2020 1:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 4, 2020 12:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 4, 2020 5:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 4, 2020 4:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 3, 2020 7:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 3, 2020 6:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 3, 2020 10:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 3, 2020 9:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 3, 2020 2:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 3, 2020 1:00 am CT on KETKY

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

  • Monday March 2, 2020 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday March 2, 2020 2:30 pm CT on KETKY
Top

Season 25

Women's History

S25 E16 Length 25:26 Premiere Date 3.14.20

Shaker Village Singer; the Votes for Women Trail; and more

S25 E15 Length 26:19 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; Memory-Doug's First Segment; Wendove

S25 E12 Length 26:56 Premiere Date 2.1.20

Bowman's Valley School; Byron's Memory-Tom T. Hall; Mutton;

S25 E11 Length 23:46 Premiere Date 1.25.20

Bibb House Reunion; Freedom Singers; Goatscaping; Ché Rhodes

S25 E10 Length 27:00 Premiere Date 1.18.20

Conductor Amy Gillingham; Painter Ray Harm; and 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

Jecorey Arthur; Memorials; Beaumont Inn; StandUp Paddleboard

S25 E5 Length 27:10 Premiere Date 11.2.19

Famous Graves; Witches Tree; Haunted Perryville; Kelly Green

S25 E4 Length 25:27 Premiere Date 10.26.19

Elijah Craig; Mill Creek Lake; Hurricane Mine; Vian Sora

S25 E3 Length 26:17 Premiere Date 10.19.19

Ky Music Hall of Fame; Old Friends; Lville Select 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