Go into the recording studio with Doug Flynn and songwriter Greg Austin as Kentucky Life debuts its new theme song “Kentucky Bound”, the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts in Madisonville showcases regionally and nationally known performers, and learn more about Native American life in northern Kentucky prior to Columbus.
New Theme Song: ‘Kentucky Bound’
Kentucky Life has a new theme song this year, “Kentucky Bound.” The song was written by Greg Austin, Ray Adams, and Keith Barrett in the late 1980s, and the Greg Austin Band put together a new version of the song for the show.
Glema Mahr Center for the Arts
In Hopkins County, art and culture have a home at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, located on the campus of Madionsville Community College. “I truly believe that humanity, that individuals need something outside themselves to help them laugh and sing. It is different things for different people,” said Brad Downall, director of the Glema Mahr Center.
Native American Life in Northern Kentucky: Fort Ancient
“Fort Ancient” refers to the Native Americans who lived in the middle Ohio Valley from 1000 AD to about 1750, the time of European contact, according to A. Gwynn Henderson of the Kentucky Archaeological Survey.
Their territory extended from the Falls of the Ohio at modern-day Louisville upriver to what is now Parkersburg, W.Va., and north from present-day Columbus, Ohio, south to what is now Corbin, Ky.