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Waveland History; Post-It Picasso; Miners' Songs; and More

Waveland History; Post-It Picasso; Miners' Songs; and More

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.
Season 27 Episode 4 Length 26:51 Premiere: 5/14/22

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Covington Bicentennial; Daviess Co. Anniversary; Marty Brown; Suplex Tacos

Premiered On: 11/21/2015

Celebrate Covington's bicentennial and see why this Northern Kentucky city has had a major impact in the region; the history of Daviess County on its 200th anniversary; country singer Marty Brown attempts a comeback; and in Ashland, three brothers give Mexican cuisine a Southern California spin at Suplex Tacos.

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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.

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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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The War of 1812

Premiered On: 01/16/2016

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.'

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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.

  • Monday July 4, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Tornadoes in Kentucky

Premiered On: 09/15/2012

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.

  • Tuesday July 5, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Cumberland River Bluegrass Band/Ky. Dept. of Travel and Tourism/Linden Grove Cemetery/Iron Furnaces

Premiered On: 09/22/2012

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.

  • Wednesday July 6, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Woo Hoo Pedicab/The Purple Onion/The Chitlin' Circuit/Central Kentucky Community Theatre

Premiered On: 09/29/2012

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.

  • Thursday July 7, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Cedar Creek Vineyards/Duncan Hines Marker/Good Shepherd Cheese/Heaven Hill Distilleries Inc./Joyce Pinson

Premiered On: 10/06/2012

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.

  • Friday July 8, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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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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Martin's Fork; Dragon Boat Races; Tewes Poultry Farm

Premiered On: 01/23/2016

"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.

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Pawpaw Research/Pawpaw Recipe/Rural Post Offices/Short Creek

Premiered On: 10/13/2012

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.

  • Monday July 11, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Blood River Seeps State Nature Preserve/ Mary E. Flanery Marker/Liberty/Today's Special - Stinky and Coco's

Premiered On: 10/20/2012

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.

  • Tuesday July 12, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Louisville Zombie Attack/Paranormal Investigators of Northern Kentucky/Voices of Elmwood/Edgar Cayce

Premiered On: 10/27/2012

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.

  • Wednesday July 13, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Lucille Sharp/Crittenden-Our Town/Northern Kentucky Fort Towns/Trent Altman

Premiered On: 01/26/2013

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.

  • Thursday July 14, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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The 1811-1812 New Madrid Earthquakes

Premiered On: 02/02/2013

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.

  • Friday July 15, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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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.

  • Saturday July 16, 2022 8:00 pm ET on KET
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Haunted Louisville - Part 2; Doe-Anderson; Merle Travis; Justin Roberts - Walk the Willow

Premiered On: 01/30/2016

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.

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

Premiered On: 02/09/2013

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.

  • Monday July 18, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Bill Harlan/Our Town-Monticello/ShakeRag District/John Carpenter

Premiered On: 02/16/2013

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.

  • Tuesday July 19, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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StorySLAM/Caldwell County Marker/Coralee and The Townies/Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar/Moonbow

Premiered On: 02/23/2013

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.

  • Wednesday July 20, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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John Cohen/Today's Special-Weaver's Hot Dogs/Shepherdsville Train Crash/The Double Dans

Premiered On: 04/06/2013

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.

  • Thursday July 21, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Blood River Seeps State Nature Preserve/Capt. John "Jack" Jouett, Jr. Marker/Holt House/The Maysville Players

Premiered On: 04/13/2013

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.

  • Friday July 22, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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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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Sparta Speedway; The Blue Raven Restaurant & Pub; Life Adventure Center; 'Wild Bill' Gordon

Premiered On: 02/06/2016

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.

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Kentucky Wild Rivers Program/Mussel Species/Bill Best

Premiered On: 04/20/2013

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.

  • Monday July 25, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Headley-Whitney Museum/Herakut/Our Town - East Bernstadt/Hidden Cave Ranch Bed and Breakfast/Gudmar Petursson

Premiered On: 06/01/2013

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.

  • Tuesday July 26, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Dainty/Middlesboro Golf Course/Rolley Hole/Cornhole/Dave Does It - EarthJoy Tree Adventures

Premiered On: 05/04/2013

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.

  • Wednesday July 27, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Maiden Alley Cinema/Our Town - Salyersville/Knitting for Joplin/CCC Trail Winery

Premiered On: 05/11/2013

In Paducah, an evening of band performances at the Maiden Alley Cinema; Salyersville is Our Town; a Kentucky girl raises money and spirits with a knitting project for residents of Joplin, Missouri; and in the hills above Morehead, Dave and Toby explore the vineyards of CCC Trail Winery.

  • Thursday July 28, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Barrel Racing/Our Town - Rogues' Harbor/Jesse James Ties/Dave Does It - Hooten Old Town Regulators

Premiered On: 05/18/2013

Teenage sisters Kendall and Kenzie Gentry, barrel-racing champions from Henderson, give us an up-close look at this rodeo sport; in Logan County, Rogues' Harbor is Our Town; the story of outlaw Jesse James and his ties to Kentucky; and in Dave Does It, Dave joins the Hooten Old Town Regulators of McKee in a Single Action Shooting Competition.

  • Friday July 29, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Wildcat Service Dogs; Corvette Production; Steamboat Travel

Premiered On: 02/13/2016

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.

  • Sunday July 31, 2022 7:00 am ET on KETKY
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Rhonda McEnroe/Union Co. Baseball Great/Guntown Mountain/Downtown Destination - Danville/Dave Does It -Dale Hollow

Premiered On: 05/25/2013

Owensboro artist Rhonda McEnroe shares her passion for painting with art students; in Union County, historical markers cite the beginnings of one of baseball's greatest players; gunslingers entertain visitors at Guntown Mountain in Barren County; our Downtown Destination is Danville; and during 2013's Commonwealth Cleanup, Dave joins the Spring Cleanup crew at Dale Hollow for Dave Does It.

  • Monday August 1, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Lexington Camera Club; Maynard Blacksmiths; Charles Williams; Maurice Manning - S27 E5

  • Wednesday June 29, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Waveland History; Post-It Picasso; Miner's Songs; Wylie Caudill - S27 E4

  • Tuesday June 28, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday June 28, 2022 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

The Brick at Red River Gorge; Turtle Farm Pottery; Louisville Miniature Club; The Void; Irene Dunne - S27 E3

  • Monday June 27, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday June 27, 2022 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

  • Thursday June 30, 2022 8:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday June 30, 2022 7:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday June 30, 2022 12:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday June 30, 2022 11:00 am CT on KETKY
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  • Wednesday June 29, 2022 1:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday June 29, 2022 12:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday June 29, 2022 5:00 am ET on KETKY
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  • Tuesday June 28, 2022 7:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday June 28, 2022 6:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday June 28, 2022 10:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday June 28, 2022 9:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday June 28, 2022 2:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday June 28, 2022 1:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Sunday June 26, 2022 7:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday June 26, 2022 6:00 am CT on KETKY

Tambour Beading; Soap Box Derby; Huntertown; Somernites Cruise; Triangular Jog - S27 E2

  • Monday June 27, 2022 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Monday June 27, 2022 6:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Monday June 27, 2022 4:00 am ET on KET
  • Monday June 27, 2022 3:00 am CT on KET
  • Sunday June 26, 2022 4:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday June 26, 2022 3:00 pm CT on KET
  • Saturday June 25, 2022 8:00 pm ET on KET
  • Saturday June 25, 2022 7:00 pm CT on KET
  • Friday June 24, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday June 24, 2022 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

Spirit Nest; Walter Tevis; Cove Haven Cemetery; Appalachian Horse Project; Sassafras Tree - S27 E1

  • Thursday June 23, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday June 23, 2022 2:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday June 20, 2022 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Monday June 20, 2022 6:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Monday June 20, 2022 4:00 am ET on KET
  • Monday June 20, 2022 3:00 am CT on KET
  • Sunday June 19, 2022 4:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday June 19, 2022 3:00 pm CT on KET
  • Saturday June 18, 2022 8:00 pm ET on KET
  • Saturday June 18, 2022 7:00 pm CT on KET

Kentucky Life: Bourbon and Horses - S26 E6

  • Tuesday June 21, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday June 21, 2022 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

Kentucky Life: Great Outdoors - S26 E5

  • Monday June 20, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday June 20, 2022 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

  • Saturday June 25, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday June 25, 2022 2:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday June 24, 2022 6:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday June 24, 2022 5:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday June 24, 2022 9:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday June 24, 2022 8:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Friday June 24, 2022 1:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday June 24, 2022 12:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Thursday June 23, 2022 8:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday June 23, 2022 7:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday June 23, 2022 12:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday June 23, 2022 11:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Thursday June 23, 2022 3:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday June 23, 2022 2:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday June 22, 2022 1:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday June 22, 2022 12:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday June 22, 2022 5:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday June 22, 2022 4:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday June 21, 2022 7:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday June 21, 2022 6:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday June 21, 2022 2:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday June 21, 2022 1:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Sunday June 19, 2022 7:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday June 19, 2022 6:00 am CT on KETKY

Kentucky Life: Food - S26 E4

  • Friday June 17, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday June 17, 2022 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

Kentucky Life: Music - S26 E3

  • Thursday June 16, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday June 16, 2022 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

Kentucky Life: Historical Figures - S26 E2

  • Wednesday June 15, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday June 15, 2022 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

Kentucky Life: Arts - S26 E1

  • Tuesday June 14, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday June 14, 2022 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

Indoor Rock Climbing; Memory-Dwight Yoakam;Chained Rock; Dafford River Murals; Maysville Murals - S25 E23

  • Monday June 13, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday June 13, 2022 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

Grayson Jenkins; Frankie's Corner; Patricia Neal; Western Library; Virginia Movie Theater - S27 E8

  • Saturday June 18, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday June 18, 2022 2:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday June 17, 2022 6:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday June 17, 2022 5:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday June 17, 2022 9:30 am ET on KETKY
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  • Thursday June 16, 2022 8:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday June 16, 2022 7:30 pm CT on KETKY
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  • Wednesday June 15, 2022 1:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday June 15, 2022 12:30 pm CT on KETKY
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  • Wednesday June 15, 2022 4:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday June 14, 2022 7:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday June 14, 2022 6:00 pm CT on KETKY
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  • Tuesday June 14, 2022 9:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday June 14, 2022 2:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday June 14, 2022 1:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Monday June 13, 2022 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Monday June 13, 2022 6:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Monday June 13, 2022 4:00 am ET on KET
  • Monday June 13, 2022 3:00 am CT on KET
  • Sunday June 12, 2022 4:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday June 12, 2022 3:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday June 12, 2022 7:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday June 12, 2022 6:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Saturday June 11, 2022 8:00 pm ET on KET
  • Saturday June 11, 2022 7:00 pm CT on KET

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

  • Friday June 10, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday June 10, 2022 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

  • Thursday June 9, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday June 9, 2022 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

  • Wednesday June 8, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday June 8, 2022 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

  • Tuesday June 7, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday June 7, 2022 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

  • Monday June 6, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday June 6, 2022 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

Julia Perry; Morehead Space Science; Quilts of Valor; Hickory & Oak; Raceland - S27 E7

  • Saturday June 11, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday June 11, 2022 2:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday June 10, 2022 6:00 pm ET on KETKY
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  • Thursday June 9, 2022 8:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday June 9, 2022 7:30 pm CT on KETKY
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  • Wednesday June 8, 2022 1:30 pm ET on KETKY
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  • Tuesday June 7, 2022 7:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday June 7, 2022 6:00 pm CT on KETKY
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  • Tuesday June 7, 2022 9:30 am CT on KETKY
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  • Monday June 6, 2022 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Monday June 6, 2022 6:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Monday June 6, 2022 4:00 am ET on KET
  • Monday June 6, 2022 3:00 am CT on KET
  • Sunday June 5, 2022 4:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday June 5, 2022 3:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday June 5, 2022 7:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday June 5, 2022 6:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Saturday June 4, 2022 8:00 pm ET on KET
  • Saturday June 4, 2022 7:00 pm CT on KET

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

  • Friday June 3, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday June 3, 2022 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

Women's History - S25 E16

  • Thursday June 2, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday June 2, 2022 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

  • Wednesday June 1, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday June 1, 2022 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

  • Tuesday May 31, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 31, 2022 2:30 pm CT on KETKY

Purrfect Day Cat Cafe; Elk Population; Restoration at Aviation Museum of Kentucky; AppHarvest - S27 E6

  • Thursday June 30, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday June 30, 2022 2:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Saturday June 4, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday June 4, 2022 2:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday June 3, 2022 6:00 pm ET on KETKY
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  • Friday June 3, 2022 9:30 am ET on KETKY
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  • Friday June 3, 2022 12:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Thursday June 2, 2022 8:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday June 2, 2022 7:30 pm CT on KETKY
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  • Thursday June 2, 2022 2:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday June 1, 2022 10:00 pm ET on KETKY
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  • Tuesday May 31, 2022 7:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 31, 2022 6:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 31, 2022 10:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 31, 2022 9:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 31, 2022 2:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 31, 2022 1:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Monday May 30, 2022 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Monday May 30, 2022 6:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Monday May 30, 2022 4:00 am ET on KET
  • Monday May 30, 2022 3:00 am CT on KET

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

  • Monday May 30, 2022 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday May 30, 2022 2:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Season 27 Episodes

Musician Grayson Jenkins, Youth Equestrians, and More

S27 E8 Length 26:44 Premiere Date 6/11/22

Julia Perry; Morehead Space Science; Raceland; and More

S27 E7 Length 28:31 Premiere Date 6/4/22

Purrfect Day Cafe, Aviation Museum, AppHarvest, and More

S27 E6 Length 28:22 Premiere Date 5/28/22

Lexington Camera Club, Artists-Blacksmiths, and More

S27 E5 Length 27:16 Premiere Date 5/21/22

Waveland History; Post-It Picasso; Miners' Songs; and More

S27 E4 Length 26:51 Premiere Date 5/14/22

The Brick at Red River Gorge, Actress Irene Dunne, and More

S27 E3 Length 26:47 Premiere Date 5/7/22

Tambour Beading, Soap Box Derby, and More

S27 E2 Length 26:40 Premiere Date 4/30/22

Spirit Nest, Cove Haven Cemetery, Sassafras Tree, and More

S27 E1 Length 27:12 Premiere Date 4/23/22

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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