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Kentucky Life: Arts

Kentucky Life: Arts

We revisit some of Doug's favorite segments showcasing Kentucky artists and artisans including, internationally acclaimed folk artist Minnie Adkins, the paintings of Thomas Noble, guitar maker Neil Kendrick, and dulcimer maker Warren May.
S26 E1 Length 26:48 Premiere: 1.2.21

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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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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 cocktail, the Old Fashioned.

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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.

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Tornadoes in Kentucky - S18 E1

The town of West Liberty was struck by two tornadoes on Feb. 29 and Mar. 2, 2012. Dave visits the Louisville National Weather Service, established in 1871, to find out about the region's history of tornadoes and what tornado warnings mean; talks with General John Heltzel of Kentucky Emergency Management to find out how the state is prepared to help in any emergency; and visits the town of West Liberty, to see how this hardest-hit of communities is dealing with its loss and its recovery. A 2012 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.

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Cumberland River Bluegrass Band/Ky. Dept. of Travel and Tourism/Linden Grove Cemetery/Iron Furnaces - S18 E2

Meet Cumberland River, a bluegrass band with roots set deep in the eastern Kentucky hills of Harlan County; Dave visits the Kentucky Dept. of Travel and Tourism in Frankfort; visit Covington's historic Linden Grove Cemetery, the final resting place for American veterans and northern Kentucky's culturally diverse population; and the Buffalo Furnace historical marker highlights iron furnaces in Kentucky. A 2012 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.

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

Adoptable dogs walk the beat with the Louisville Metro Police; "Kentucky Life" celebrates its 25th season with a "Kentucky Life" Memory at the Outhouse Races at Penn's Store; beer cheese makes Kentucky - and Winchester - proud; and the Pralltown neighborhood in Lexington celebrates its sons and daughters. "Kentucky Life" Moment: Lawrenceburg Chicken Swap.

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Woo Hoo Pedicab/The Purple Onion/The Chitlin' Circuit/Central Kentucky Community Theatre - S18 E3

The 3-wheeled bike taxis of Woo Hoo Pedicab offers a social and environmentally friendly means of transportation around the northern Kentucky city of Newport and across the river into Cincinnati; Dave pulls up a chair for Today's Special at The Purple Onion, a popular Central City restaurant; the city of Hopkinsville was a main stop along The Chitlin' Circuit, a national string of clubs where Black recording artists could perform during the days of segregation; and in Washington County, the Springfield Opera House is the home of the Central Kentucky Community Theatre which offers a variety of musicals and plays. A 2012 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.

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Cedar Creek Vineyards/Duncan Hines Marker/Good Shepherd Cheese/Heaven Hill Distilleries Inc./Joyce Pinson - S18 E4

Dave visits Cedar Creek Vineyards in Pulaski County; a Warren County historical marker recounts Bowling Green native Duncan Hines' career in the food and lodging industry; watch how cheese is made at Good Shepherd Cheese, a sheep milk dairy in Bath County; visit Heaven Hill Distilleries Inc. in Bardstown; and meet food blogger Joyce Pinson and see why her blog, Friends Drift Inn, is attracting national attention. A 2012 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.

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Pawpaw Research/Pawpaw Recipe/Rural Post Offices/Short Creek - S18 E5

Learn about Kentucky State University's research and domestication of that tropical-tasting fruit - the pawpaw, Chef Bob Perry from UK's College of Sustainable Agriculture prepares a pawpaw dish, Dave and Toby take a trip to Leslie County to learn about rural post offices, and a look at Pulaski County's Short Creek - the story "Kentucky Life" Facebook friends chose in an online vote. A 2012 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.

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Blood River Seeps State Nature Preserve/ Mary E. Flanery Marker/Liberty/Today's Special - Stinky and Coco's - S18 E6

Explore the biodiversity at Blood River Seeps State Nature Preserve in Calloway County's Western Waterlands region; a historical marker in Boyd County honors Mary E. Flanery, the first woman elected to the Kentucky legislature; Toby attracts a crowd in the Casey County town of Liberty; named after two Winchester cats, Stinky and Coco's Diner is serving up Today's Special; and a performance by Tin Can Buddha. A 2012 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.

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Louisville Zombie Attack/Paranormal Investigators of Northern Kentucky/Voices of Elmwood/Edgar Cayce - S18 E7

Meet the characters who congregate on Bardstown Road for the annual Louisville Zombie Attack; Paranormal Investigators of Northern Kentucky (PINK) try to find explanations for claims of paranormal activity; in Voices of Elmwood, actors portray deceased residents of Daviess County and tell their stories at graveside to guests who ride through Elmwood Cemetery; and Dave investigates the life of Hopkinsville native and clairvoyant Edgar Cayce. A 2012 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.

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

Pop stars and bluegrass legends find a special place in the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame; relive a "Kentucky Life" Memory with a look back at Old Friends in Georgetown - a retirement home for champion racehorses; young men follow in Muhammad Ali's footsteps by stepping into the boxing ring in Louisville; and dive into fun at the Newport Aquarium.

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Lucille Sharp/Crittenden-Our Town/Northern Kentucky Fort Towns/Trent Altman - S18 E8

Meet Lucille Sharp, an actress from Lexington who has a role in this season's "Downton Abbey"; the Grant County community of Crittenden is Our Town; learn how the Fort-named towns of Northern Kentucky got their names; and the award-winning and inspiring work of Louisville artist Trent Altman. A 2013 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffet.

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The 1811-1812 New Madrid Earthquakes - S18 E9

Dave, with Toby by his side, remembers the 1811-1812 New Madrid earthquakes by visiting Reelfoot Lake, Kentucky Bend, and other landforms shaped by the quakes 200 years ago. In Memphis, Dave meets with specialists to find out about earthquake preparedness and the odds of another quake occurring along the New Madrid fault. A 2013 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.

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Paul Gilley/Renfro Valley Radio/Lexington Breweries/Country Girl at Heart Farm Bed and Breakfast - S18 E10

A profile of Morgan County native Paul Gilley, a songwriter who wrote some of the 20th century's most famous songs, including "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" for Hank Williams, Sr.; a historical marker in Rockcastle County reprises the history of the Renfro Valley radio broadcasts; Dave takes a look at the growing beer brewing scene in Lexington; and Country Girl at Heart Farm Bed and Breakfast in Hart County offers an interactive farm experience for guests. A 2013 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.

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Bill Harlan/Our Town-Monticello/ShakeRag District/John Carpenter - S18 E11

Meet songwriter and Muhlenberg County native Bill Harlan; in Wayne County, the community of Monticello is tonight's Our Town; a look at Bowling Green's ShakeRag District, recognized for its significance to African American history; a historical marker recounts Lexington's Colored Orphan Industrial Home in 1892; and Dave visits with John Carpenter of Lewis County, renowned nationwide for his sports memorabilia collection.

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StorySLAM/Caldwell County Marker/Coralee and The Townies/Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar/Moonbow - S18 E12

Spend an evening at Headliners Music Hall in Louisville for the popular StorySLAM, a part of NPR's Moth Radio Hour; in Caldwell County, a marker recounts the history of the Night Rider movement begun by Dr. David Amoss who organized tobacco farmers against an unfair monopoly; enjoy the music of Lexington-based band Coralee and The Townies; at Newport's Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar, bar patrons join the piano players for high energy, singalong fun; and experience the famous Moonbow at Cumberland Falls State Park in Whitley County. A 2013 KET production hosted by Dave Shuffett.

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

Explore the history of Baptist preacher Elijah Craig and his influence on the bourbon industry; relive a canoe trip down Mill Creek Lake that launched Dave Shuffett's "Kentucky Life" career; a memorial honors the miners killed in the Hurricane Creek mine disaster; and Iraqi-born painter Vian Sora brings vivid contrasts to her art and life in Louisville. "Kentucky Life" Moment: Ducks at Basil Griffin Park in Bowling Green.

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John Cohen/Today's Special-Weaver's Hot Dogs/Shepherdsville Train Crash/The Double Dans - S18 E13

Meet photographer John Cohen, who came to eastern Kentucky in the late 1950s and captured the region's landscape, people, and music; in Laurel County, Dave enjoys Today's Special at the longtime London landmark, Weaver's Hot Dogs; the Shepherdsville train crash of 1917 is still regarded as the worst in Kentucky's history; and meet Australian horse trainers The Double Dans, who have made Nicholasville their second home.

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Blood River Seeps State Nature Preserve/Capt. John "Jack" Jouett, Jr. Marker/Holt House/The Maysville Players - S18 E14

Dave encounters animal species in Blood River Seeps State Nature Preserve in Calloway County; historical markers document the fateful ride of Revolutionary War hero Capt. John "Jack" Jouett, Jr.; efforts to preserve the Holt House in Breckinridge County honor the legacy of Judge Joseph Holt, one of Lincoln's trusted allies; and Maysville's Washington Opera House is the home of The Maysville Players, the oldest established theatre group in Kentucky.

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Kentucky Wild Rivers Program/Mussel Species/Bill Best - S18 E15

In celebration of Earth Day 2013, Dave learns about the Kentucky Wild Rivers Program as he explores the beautiful forest and waterways of The Little South Fork; a trip to the Licking River in Northern Kentucky reveals the surprising diversity of Kentucky's mussel species; and farmer and seed collector Bill Best introduces us to tasty varieties of Heirloom beans.

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Headley-Whitney Museum/Herakut/Our Town - East Bernstadt/Hidden Cave Ranch Bed and Breakfast/Gudmar Petursson - S18 E16

Get a global view at the Headley-Whitney Museum in Lexington; German artists Herakut leave their mark in Lexington; East Bernstadt is Our Town; guests find a relaxing retreat at Hidden Cave Ranch Bed and Breakfast in Burkesville; and in Oldham County, horse trainer Gudmar Petursson shows us why Icelandic Horses are conquering America.

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Dainty/Middlesboro Golf Course/Rolley Hole/Cornhole/Dave Does It - EarthJoy Tree Adventures - S18 E17

Dave tries his hand at Dainty, a German street-ball game played in the Louisville neighborhood of Schnitzelburg; a historical marker explains how Middlesboro's golf course made links history; in Monroe County, skilled sharpshooters take aim in the marble game of Rolley Hole; learn about the popular game of cornhole; and Dave goes out on a limb with EarthJoy Tree Adventures in Alexandria.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Women's History - S25 E16

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Shaker Village Singer; Marsha Weinstein & the "Votes for Women" Trail; Memory-Hoop Fest; George C. Wolfe Honored - S25 E15

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Julia Chinn; Memory-Barbara Kingsolver; Enid Yandell; Mary Todd Lincoln - S25 E14

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

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

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

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

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Bibb House Reunion; Memory-Freedom Singers; Goatscaping; Ché Rhodes; Moment-Clydesdales - S25 E10

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Conductor Amy Gillingham; Memory-Ray Harm Nature Paintings; Cedar Creek Lake; Madisonville Integration - S25 E9

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

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

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

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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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Stagecraft - Jecorey Arthur; Memorials; Beaumont Inn; Stand-Up Paddleboard - S25 E5

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

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

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

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Season 26 Episodes

Host Special

S26 E7 Length 27:13 Premiere Date 2.13.21

Bourbon and Horses

S26 E6 Length 27:11 Premiere Date 2.6.21

Great Outdoors

S26 E5 Length 26:46 Premiere Date 1.30.21

Food

S26 E4 Length 26:53 Premiere Date 1.23.21

Music

S26 E3 Length 27:01 Premiere Date 1.16.21

Historical Figures

S26 E2 Length 27:29 Premiere Date 1.9.21

Kentucky Life: Arts

S26 E1 Length 26:48 Premiere Date 1.2.21

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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