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Morehead Fish Hatchery; Bowling Green Café; Elwyn Berlekamp

Lt. John Crittenden's watch resides at the Kentucky Historical Society in Frankfort; the Minor E Clark Fish Hatchery in Morehead keeps anglers happy; Home Café & Marketplace in Bowling Green specializes in pizzas, sandwiches, salads, and desserts; and mathematician Elwyn Berlekamp parleyed his Fort Thomas high school education into international renown.
Season 21 Episode 14 Length 27:41 Premiere: 04/23/16

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Kentucky Life features our state's great diversity with stories of its people, places and ideas. Since 1995, Kentucky Life's focus has always been to help Kentuckians celebrate unique and regional people and cultures and present stories capturing the history and heritage of Kentucky.


Chip Polston

Welcome Our New Host, Chip Polston

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

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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.


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Crittenden’s Watch, Morehead Fish Hatchery, Elwyn Berlekamp and more

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 serves up pizzas, sandwiches, salads, and desserts; and mathematician Elwyn Berlekamp launched himself from an education at a Fort Thomas high school into a place at MIT, the Digital Revolution, and the stars.

The Crittenden Watch
Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer led more than 200 men into battle against the Lakota at Little Big Horn in 1876, and not a single Army soldier survived. One of those killed was 2nd Lt. John James Crittenden of Kentucky. His story, however, doesn’t end on the battlefield.
At the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort, a pocket watch belonging to Crittenden has found a home. The gold watch was given to Crittenden by his father as a coming-of-age gift.

Read more about John James Crittenden and watch the video.

Minor E. Clark Fish Hatchery

Where do all those fish come from in Kentucky’s lakes? What isn’t there naturally is provided by the Minor E. Clark Fish Hatchery in Morehead. The hatchery was built in conjunction with the Cave Run Lake dam and is named for the state’s first fisheries biologist.

Find out more about the Minor E. Clark Fish Hatchery and watch the video.

Home Café and Marketplace

Are you in the mood for Pulled Pork Kung Pao Pizza or a Hot Brown Burger? Specialty pizzas and sandwiches are on the menu at Home Café and Marketplace in Bowling Green.

Chef Joshua Poling opened the restaurant in 2011. “It’s a Southern restaurant. Everything has kind of Southern undertones. That’s more a reflection of my upbringing.”

Learn more about Home Café and Marketplace and watch the video.

Mathematician Elwyn Berlekamp

Many of the innovations that we take for granted in the modern world, from CD players to photographs from deep space, are due in large part to the mathematics worked out by the world-renowned Elwyn Berlekamp, once a student at Highlands High School in northern Kentucky. A leader in the fields of information theory, coding theory and combinatorial game theory, Berlekamp contributed research that has played a role in the development of everything from the ubiquitous CD player to the Hubble Telescope.

Read more about Elwyn Berlekamp’s groundbreaking work and watch the video.

Season 21 Episodes

Halloween in Old Louisville

S21 E21 Length 25:34 Premiere Date 10/29/16

Kentucky's Stringed Instruments

S21 E20 Length 27:10 Premiere Date 09/24/16

Moonshine; Vietnam Memorial; Wald Cycle Company

S21 E19 Length 26:26 Premiere Date 05/28/16

Zoo Animal Babies; Swift's Silver Mine; Horseshoeing

S21 E18 Length 27:06 Premiere Date 05/21/16

Mennonite Knife Maker; Striper Time; Oldtown Fire Fighters

S21 E17 Length 28:27 Premiere Date 05/14/16

Baseball Memories; Insect Jewelry; Luthier Neil Kendrick

S21 E16 Length 27:46 Premiere Date 05/07/16

Old Friends; Gallopalooza; Ken Grayson’s Memorabilia

S21 E15 Length 25:52 Premiere Date 04/30/16

Morehead Fish Hatchery; Bowling Green Café; Elwyn Berlekamp

S21 E14 Length 27:41 Premiere Date 04/23/16

Bryan England; Pigeon Racing; Weavers Bottom Craft Studio

S21 E13 Length 27:11 Premiere Date 04/16/16

Mammoth Cave; Horse Vaulting; The Parklands, Floyd’s Fork

S21 E12 Length 25:02 Premiere Date 04/01/16

Luthier Frank Neat; Eminence Speaker; Lexington Blues

S21 E11 Length 26:51 Premiere Date 03/26/16

David Domine; Old Louisville's Haunted Places

S21 E10 Length 25:35 Premiere Date 10/29/16

Serving Veterans; Haunted Louisville; Kentucky Museum

S21 E9 Length 28:43 Premiere Date 02/27/16

Sculptor William Duffy; Kayaking; Underground Railroad

S21 E8 Length 26:56 Premiere Date 02/20/16

Service Dogs; Corvettes; Steamboats

S21 E7 Length 26:06 Premiere Date 02/13/16

KY Speedway; Blue Raven Pub; Wild Bill; Outdoor Youth

S21 E6 Length 26:12 Premiere Date 02/06/16

Haunted Louisville 2; Doe-Anderson; Merle Travis

S21 E5 Length 29:01 Premiere Date 01/30/16

Martin's Fork; Dragon Boat Races; Tewes Poultry Farm

S21 E4 Length 25:49 Premiere Date 01/23/16

The War of 1812

S21 E3 Length 27:21 Premiere Date 01/16/16

Covington's Bicentennial; Singer Marty Brown; Suplex Tacos

S21 E2 Length 28:12 Premiere Date 11/21/15

KY River Locks; Vietnam Stories; Haunted Old Louisville

S21 E1 Length 26:24 Premiere Date 11/14/15

USS Sachem

Clip Length 07:10 Premiere Date 02/06/23

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Premiered On: 08/15/2020

We visit Vertical Excape in Bowling Green to experience one of the fastest-growing sports in Kentucky and the world; country singer Dwight Yoakam talks about his Kentucky roots in this Kentucky Life Memory; Chained Rock has been overlooking the city of Pineville for more than 80 years; Louisiana artist Robert Dafford has turned mundane floodwalls into works of art in Paducah and Covington in this 2021 Ohio Valley Chapter Regional Emmy Award-nominated segment. Kentucky Life Moment - the Dafford murals in Maysville.

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Kentucky Life: Arts

Premiered On: 01/02/2021

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.

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Bluegrass Barons Vintage Baseball; Casey Jones Distillery; Highland Renaissance Festival; Lemonjuice McGee's Comic Cavalcade

Our friend Doug Flynn learns about the Bluegrass Barons and vintage baseball; Casey Jones Distillery in Hopkinsville specializes in moonshine; hosted by the Kentucky Renaissance Faire, the Highland Renaissance Festival in Eminence is an annual tradition; Lemonjuice McGee's Comic Cavalcade in Somerset is home to a wide selection of toys, comic books and more.

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Kentucky Life: Historical Figures

Premiered On: 01/09/2021

Look back at famous people in Kentucky's history. The mystery of Daniel Boone's bones; visit a museum that honors surgeon Dr. Ephraim McDowell and his most courageous patient, Mrs. Jane Todd Crawford; and Civil War Gen. John Hunt Morgan remains controversial over 150 years after his death.

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Kentucky Life: Music

Premiered On: 01/16/2021

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

Premiered On: 01/23/2021

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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Kentucky Life: Great Outdoors

Premiered On: 01/30/2021

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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Kentucky Life: Bourbon and Horses

Premiered On: 02/06/2021

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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Cove Haven Cemetery; Huntertown; Julia Perry; Western Library

Cove Haven Cemetery has served the Black community of Central Kentucky since 1907; the rich history of Huntertown, established in 1871 as an African American free town in Versailles; musician Julia Perry and her association with the Lexington Philharmonic; the Western Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library system was the first library in the nation staffed by, and intended for, African Americans.

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Kentucky Life: Host Special

Premiered On: 02/13/2021

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.

  • Monday February 20, 2023 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Spirit Nest; Walter Tevis; Cove Haven Cemetery; Appalachian Horse Project; Sassafras Tree

Explore artist Jayson Fann's repurposed wood sculpture "Spirit Nest" at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest; famous works by Kentucky writer Walter Tevis; Cove Haven Cemetery in Lexington, built by the African-American community in the early 1900s; the Appalachian Horse Project in Jackson cares for free-roaming horses; and the world's tallest Sassafras Tree in Owensboro.

  • Tuesday February 21, 2023 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Tambour Beading; Soap Box Derby; Huntertown; Somernites Cruise; Triangular Jog

Bob Haven of Lexington is known worldwide in the fashion industry for his Tambour beading; soap box derby racing is thriving in western Kentucky; the rich history of Huntertown community in Versailles; Somernites Cruise is a car enthusiast's dream in Somerset; the unusual history of the Triangular Jog that borders Kentucky and Tennessee.

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The Brick at Red River Gorge; Turtle Farm Pottery; Louisville Miniature Club; The Void; Irene Dunne

Visit The Brick, an ice cream, coffee, and pottery shop located at Red River Gorge; meet the artists at Turtle Farm Pottery; enthusiasts have an obsession for the very small at Louisville Miniature Club; a sake brewer in Lexington is introducing the drink to Kentucky; Louisville-born actress Irene Dunne earned the nickname The First Lady of Hollywood.

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Waveland History; Post-It Picasso; Miner's Songs; Wylie Caudill

Learn the history of the 19th century Greek Revival mansion Waveland, now a state landmark; a Letcher County teacher is posting colorful murals with an unusual medium; the 1931 song by Florence Reece that became an anthem for the union miners' cause during the Harlan County Wars; and the bright murals of artist and Cynthiana native Wylie Caudill.

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Cora Wilson Stewart Moonlight Schools; Paramount Arts Center; Tuk Tuk Sri Lankan Bites; Apple Valley Hillbilly Garden and Toyland

Started in Rowan County in 1911, Cora Wilson Stewart thought up the idea of Moonlight Schools to combat adult illiteracy; the history of the iconic Paramount Arts Center in Ashland, Kentucky; first-generation Sri Lankan-American Sam Fore recounts her journey starting a small pop-up restaurant in Lexington; the unique Apple Valley Hillbilly Garden and Toyland in Calvert City.

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Lexington Camera Club; Maynard Blacksmiths; Charles Williams; Maurice Manning

After a long hiatus, the Lexington Camera Club has reinvented itself with new collaborations; artist-blacksmiths Matthew and Karine Maynard are blurring the lines between function and sculpture; artist Charles Williams inspired the founding of Moveable Feast in Lexington; meet Kentucky writer Maurice Manning.

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Purrfect Day Cat Cafe; Elk Population; Restoration at Aviation Museum of Kentucky; AppHarvest

Purrfect Day Cafe provides a unique way of finding new homes for cats; after 25 years of restoration efforts, Kentucky's elk population is thriving; volunteers at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky restore aircraft and other aviation artifacts with a combination of research and dedication; AppHarvest seeks to provide quality jobs by growing tomatoes in Appalachia.

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Julia Perry; Morehead Space Science; Quilts of Valor; Hickory & Oak; Raceland

Learning about composer Julia Perry's life and work with the Lexington Philharmonic; NASA's Lunar IceCube satellite was developed and built at Morehead State University; honoring military veterans with handmade quilts; bringing Appalachian-inspired dishes to Bowling Green; remembering a Kentucky racetrack nearly 100 years later.

  • Wednesday March 1, 2023 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Grayson Jenkins; Frankie's Corner; Patricia Neal; Western Library; Virginia Movie Theater

Musician Grayson Jenkins talks about growing up in Muhlenberg County; Frankie's Corner Little Thoroughbred Crusade introduces youth to the equestrian world; the career of Oscar-winning and Kentucky-born actress Patricia Neal; the Western Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library was the first public library built for and staffed by African Americans; The Virginia Theatre in downtown Somerset.

  • Thursday March 2, 2023 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Bardstown/Kenton Co. Markers/Doc Shuffett/Kathleen O'Brien

Premiered On: 10/05/2013

The new season begins with a visit to Bardstown, voted The Most Beautiful Small Town in America in 2012; historic markers point out Kenton County homes with presidential connections; meet Doc Shuffett, Dave's cousin, a nonagenarian physician; and artist Kathleen O'Brien creates mixed media watercolor collages inspired by nature.

  • Friday March 3, 2023 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Pioneer Playhouse; Mountain Sports Hall of Fame - Wayland Gym; Saints of Louisville; Plant-Based Lexington

Pioneer Playhouse in Danville is a unique outdoor theater that has been open for seven decades; restoration efforts of the old Wayland gym in Floyd County will house a museum honoring the region's high school athletes; St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Louisville houses the skeleton remains of two 2000-year-old Roman Martyrs; a duo of plant-based restaurants in Lexington is challenging the notion that vegan foods are bland and boring.

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Dave Does It/Today's Special - Frances BBQ/Camp Springs/Ruby Moon Vineyard and Winery

Premiered On: 10/12/2013

In this season's first Dave Does It, Dave gets his sea legs in Paducah at the Seamen's Church Institute's Center for Maritime Education; Frances BBQ in Monroe County is Today's Special; the stone masonry of Camp Springs in Campbell County provides a unique beauty to the area; and Ruby Moon Vineyard and Winery in Henderson produces award-winning wines.

  • Monday March 6, 2023 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Lake Malone/Our Town - Winchester/Douglas Naselroad/Artists Collaborative Theatre

Premiered On: 10/19/2013

Dave explores the hardwood forests and sandstone bluffs of Muhlenberg County's Lake Malone with outdoor enthusiast Cory Ramsey; Winchester is Our Town; Amy Hess introduces us to Kentucky luthier Douglas Naselroad, a Master Artist in Residence at the Appalachian Artisan Center in Hindman; and Artists Collaborative Theatre has been promoting the performing arts in Pike County for over 10 years.

  • Tuesday March 7, 2023 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Haunts of Owensboro/Hardin Co. Marker/The Whipps/Louisville Food Trucks

Premiered On: 11/01/2013

The spooky side of local history is featured in the Haunts of Owensboro walking tours; the Haycraft Inn marker in Hardin County states it was a popular stop for stagecoaches; Greenup County band The Whipps play original music they call hick-hop; and Louisville food trucks offer a variety of cuisines.

  • Wednesday March 8, 2023 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Camp Nelson Honor Guard/West Liberty Monument/Aviation Heritage Park/Heroic Horse

Premiered On: 11/09/2013

"Kentucky Life" salutes America's veterans. The Camp Nelson Honor Guard is the resident volunteer guard of Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Jessamine County; a West Liberty monument honors women in military service; the Aviation Heritage Park in Bowling Green features military aircraft and is a memorial to distinguished aviators; and the story of Sgt. Reckless, the heroic horse who carried ammunition for the Marines during the Korean War.

  • Thursday March 9, 2023 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Boone's Bones/Taylor Co. Marker/Somerset's Fountain Square/Coal Country Beeworks

Premiered On: 11/16/2013

The gravesite of Kentucky frontiersman Daniel Boone is the number one tourist attraction in Frankfort, but is he actually buried there; a Taylor County historic marker describes the origins of Campbellsville University; Amy Hess tours the Pulaski County city of Somerset and visits its newly renovated Fountain Square; and in Perry County, Coal Country Beeworks is committed to re-establishing bees and beekeeping in the region.

  • Friday March 10, 2023 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Packhorse Library; Fall Traditions in Nancy; Robert Beatty; Beaver Dam Amphitheater

During the Great Depression, a group of women riding horses and mules brought books to the people of Appalachia; two local farms provide classic Fall activities in the small town of Nancy; Lexington artist Robert Beatty is one of the most recognizable creators of modern album artwork; Beaver Dam in Ohio County is making a big name for itself as a Kentucky concert destination.

  • Sunday March 12, 2023 7:00 am ET on KETKY
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Russell Fork Rafting; UK's Digital Restoration Initiative; Memory-Breaks Interstate Park; Bowling Green Youth Orchestra - S25 E22

  • Wednesday February 8, 2023 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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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

  • Monday February 6, 2023 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Hillbilly Days; Stitching the S.E.L.F.; Kentucky's Stonehenge; Friends of Eastern Cemetery - S28 E3

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

  • Friday February 3, 2023 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Violins of Hope; Memory-Kentucky in Africa; Dr. Ephraim McDowell; USS Sachem - S25 E18

  • Thursday February 2, 2023 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Kentucky Ferries; Memory-Idlewild; Sneaker Culture; Pickleball - S25 E17

  • Wednesday February 1, 2023 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Women's History - S25 E16

  • Tuesday January 31, 2023 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Shaker Village Singer; Marsha Weinstein & the "Votes for Women" Trail; Memory-Hoop Fest; George C. Wolfe Honored - S25 E15

  • Monday January 30, 2023 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Packhorse Library; Fall Traditions in Nancy; Robert Beatty; Beaver Dam Amphitheater - S28 E2

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

  • Friday January 27, 2023 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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London Cycling; Dave's Memory-Fatherloss; Mays Lick Rosenwald School; Moment-Spring Beauty - S25 E13

  • Thursday January 26, 2023 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Alice Allison Dunnigan; Memory-Doug's First Segment; Wendover; Mary Ingles - S25 E12

  • Wednesday January 25, 2023 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Bowman's Valley School; Byron's Memory-Tom T. Hall; Mutton; Moment-Prohibitionist Mural - S25 E11

  • Tuesday January 24, 2023 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Bibb House Reunion; Memory-Freedom Singers; Goatscaping; Ché Rhodes; Moment-Clydesdales - S25 E10

  • Monday January 23, 2023 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Pioneer Playhouse; Mountain Sports Hall of Fame - Wayland Gym; Saints of Louisville; Plant-Based Lexington - S28 E1

  • Sunday January 29, 2023 2:30 am ET on KET2
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Conductor Amy Gillingham; Memory-Ray Harm Nature Paintings; Cedar Creek Lake; Madisonville Integration - S25 E9

  • Friday January 20, 2023 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Shelby Society; Dueling in Kentucky; Sisters of Charity of Nazareth; Byron Crawford Fireside Story - S25 E8

  • Thursday January 19, 2023 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday January 19, 2023 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

  • Wednesday January 18, 2023 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday January 18, 2023 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

Camp Nelson Historic Photography; Camp Nelson Honor Guard; Equine Artist Jaime Corum; Coca Cola Art Deco Building; B24 Diamond Lil - S25 E6

  • Tuesday January 17, 2023 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Hopkinsville Eclipse; Eclipse at Franklin; Man o' War Anniversary; Lost John - S23 E2

  • Sunday January 22, 2023 2:30 am ET on KET2
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Stagecraft - Jecorey Arthur; Memorials; Beaumont Inn; Stand-Up Paddleboard - S25 E5

  • Monday January 16, 2023 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Haven Gillespie; Pasta Garage; Lexington Comic Con; Arson Dogs - S22 E12

  • Saturday January 21, 2023 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Famous Graves; Witches Tree; Haunted Perryville; Kelly Green Men - S25 E4

  • Friday January 13, 2023 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Elijah Craig; Mill Creek Lake; Hurricane Mine Disaster; Artist Vian Sora; Ducks - S25 E3

  • Thursday January 12, 2023 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Kentucky Music Hall of Fame; Old Friends, Old Foes; Louisville Select Boxing; Newport Aquarium - S25 E2

  • Wednesday January 11, 2023 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Paws on Patrol; Penn's Outhouse Races; Beer Cheese; Pralltown; Chicken Swap - S25 E1

  • Monday January 16, 2023 3:00 am ET on KET
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Idlewild Butterfly Farm; State Fair; Dan MacPhail Antlers; One Fateful Pitch - S23 E1

  • Sunday January 15, 2023 2:30 am ET on KET2
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50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing - S24 E20

  • Monday January 9, 2023 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Louisville Zoo - Part 3; Kentucky Postcards; Rhonda McEnroe - S22 E11

  • Saturday January 14, 2023 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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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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