Distinguished Kentuckian

Distinguished Kentuckian

A series of KET productions profiling Kentuckians whose leadership in government, education, the arts, journalism, or other fields of public service has had a lasting positive impact on the lives of the citizens of the Commonwealth.

Recent Episodes

Joy Bale Boone | Friday, March 3 at 5:00 AM ET / Friday, March 3 at 4:00 AM CT

Barry Bingham Sr. | Friday, March 10 at 5:00 AM ET / Friday, March 10 at 4:00 AM CT

John Jacob Niles | Friday, March 17 at 5:00 AM ET / Friday, March 17 at 4:00 AM CT

Adolph Rupp | Friday, March 24 at 5:00 AM ET / Friday, March 24 at 4:00 AM CT

Show all past Distinguished Kentuckian episodes.

Upcoming Schedule

Rufus B. Atwood

58:29 | #118 | TV-G | First Aired: July 27, 2008

  • KETKY: Wednesday, March 29 at 4:00 AM ET / Wednesday, March 29 at 3:00 AM CT
  • KETKY: Wednesday, March 29 at 2:00 PM ET / Wednesday, March 29 at 1:00 PM CT
  • KETKY: Friday, March 31 at 5:00 AM ET / Friday, March 31 at 4:00 AM CT

Eleanor Churchill

57:43 | #119 | TV-G | First Aired: August 3, 2008

  • KETKY: Wednesday, April 5 at 4:00 AM ET / Wednesday, April 5 at 3:00 AM CT
  • KETKY: Wednesday, April 5 at 2:00 PM ET / Wednesday, April 5 at 1:00 PM CT
  • KETKY: Friday, April 7 at 5:00 AM ET / Friday, April 7 at 4:00 AM CT

Thomas D. Clark

58:43 | #120 | TV-G | First Aired: August 10, 2008

  • KETKY: Wednesday, April 12 at 4:01 AM ET / Wednesday, April 12 at 3:01 AM CT
  • KETKY: Wednesday, April 12 at 2:00 PM ET / Wednesday, April 12 at 1:00 PM CT
  • KETKY: Friday, April 14 at 5:00 AM ET / Friday, April 14 at 4:00 AM CT

Leslie Combs II

58:44 | #121 | TV-G | First Aired: August 17, 2008

  • KETKY: Wednesday, April 19 at 4:00 AM ET / Wednesday, April 19 at 3:00 AM CT
  • KETKY: Wednesday, April 19 at 2:00 PM ET / Wednesday, April 19 at 1:00 PM CT
  • KETKY: Friday, April 21 at 5:00 AM ET / Friday, April 21 at 4:00 AM CT

Father Ralph Beiting

58:54 | #122 | TV-G | First Aired: August 24, 2008

  • KETKY: Wednesday, April 26 at 4:00 AM ET / Wednesday, April 26 at 3:00 AM CT
  • KETKY: Wednesday, April 26 at 2:00 PM ET / Wednesday, April 26 at 1:00 PM CT
  • KETKY: Friday, April 28 at 5:00 AM ET / Friday, April 28 at 4:00 AM CT

Harry Caudill

58:57 | #123 | TV-G | First Aired: August 31, 2008

  • KETKY: Wednesday, May 3 at 4:00 AM ET / Wednesday, May 3 at 3:00 AM CT
  • KETKY: Wednesday, May 3 at 2:00 PM ET / Wednesday, May 3 at 1:00 PM CT
  • KETKY: Friday, May 5 at 5:00 AM ET / Friday, May 5 at 4:00 AM CT

Wilson Wyatt Sr.

58:47 | #124 | TV-G | First Aired: September 9, 2008

  • KETKY: Wednesday, May 10 at 4:00 AM ET / Wednesday, May 10 at 3:00 AM CT
  • KETKY: Wednesday, May 10 at 2:00 PM ET / Wednesday, May 10 at 1:00 PM CT
  • KETKY: Friday, May 12 at 5:00 AM ET / Friday, May 12 at 4:00 AM CT

Carl Perkins

59:02 | #125 | TV-G | First Aired: September 10, 2008

  • KETKY: Wednesday, May 17 at 4:00 AM ET / Wednesday, May 17 at 3:00 AM CT
  • KETKY: Wednesday, May 17 at 2:00 PM ET / Wednesday, May 17 at 1:00 PM CT
  • KETKY: Friday, May 19 at 5:00 AM ET / Friday, May 19 at 4:00 AM CT

Francis and Louise Hutchins

57:06 | #102 | TV-G | First Aired: April 6, 2008

  • KETKY: Wednesday, May 24 at 4:00 AM ET / Wednesday, May 24 at 3:00 AM CT
  • KETKY: Wednesday, May 24 at 2:00 PM ET / Wednesday, May 24 at 1:00 PM CT
  • KETKY: Friday, May 26 at 5:00 AM ET / Friday, May 26 at 4:00 AM CT

O.L. Press

58:02 | #103 | TV-G | First Aired: April 13, 2008

  • KETKY: Wednesday, May 31 at 4:00 AM ET / Wednesday, May 31 at 3:00 AM CT
  • KETKY: Wednesday, May 31 at 2:00 PM ET / Wednesday, May 31 at 1:00 PM CT
  • KETKY: Friday, June 2 at 5:00 AM ET / Friday, June 2 at 4:00 AM CT