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Indoor Rock Climbing; Chained Rock; Dafford Murals

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 a Kentucky Life Memory; Chained Rock has been overlooking the city of Pineville for more than 80 years; artist Robert Dafford has turned mundane floodwalls into works of art in Paducah and Covington.
Season 25 Episode 23 Length 27:28 Premiere: 08/15/20

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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.


Host, Chip Polston

Chip Polston began 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.

Learn about the life experiences that led Chip Polston to his dream job as Kentucky Life‘s host.


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Vertical eXcape Indoor Climbing

Climbers come to Kentucky for popular destinations like Red River Gorge. But for newcomers to the sport or enthusiasts who want to build strength in between trips, indoor climbing is an increasingly popular option. In Bowling Green, Vertical eXcape welcomes climbers of all ages and experience levels.

Read more about indoor rock climbing in Kentucky and watch the video.

Chained Rock over Pineville

One of Kentucky’s most unusual landmarks is a natural phenomenon embellished by humans. In the hills overlooking the southeastern Kentucky town of Pineville, on the edge of Pine Mountain State Park, a boulder looks poised to break loose and roll into the buildings below. But a chain appears to keep it in place.

Learn more about Chained Rock and watch the video.

Floodwall Murals by Robert Dafford

The riverfront cities of Covington and Paducah feature extensive public art by muralist Robert Dafford.

“Robert Dafford does a magnificent thing to decorate an otherwise utilitarian thing called floodwalls, necessary though they are.” says Karl Lietzenmayer, historian and board member with the Kenton County Historical Society. “It’s made them live and it’s made them a thing of beauty all [along] the Ohio.”

Continue reading about Robert Dafford's floodwall murals and watch the video.

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Season 25 Episodes

Indoor Rock Climbing; Chained Rock; Dafford Murals

S25 E23 Length 27:28 Premiere Date 08/15/20

Russell Fork Rafting; UK's Digital Restoration; and more!

S25 E22 Length 25:57 Premiere Date 08/08/20

Paris Fire Department; Jonathan Queen; Florence Y’all

S25 E21 Length 26:37 Premiere Date 08/01/20

Music on Call; Vent Haven; Camp Shakespeare

S25 E20 Length 26:11 Premiere Date 07/25/20

Old Fashioned; Eugene Minihan Saddles; Secretariat Statue

S25 E19 Length 28:32 Premiere Date 07/18/20

Violins of Hope; Dr. Ephraim McDowell; USS Sachem

S25 E18 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 07/11/20

Kentucky Ferries; Idlewild Memory; Sneaker Culture

S25 E17 Length 27:51 Premiere Date 04/11/20

Celebrate Women's History Month

S25 E16 Length 25:26 Premiere Date 03/14/20

Shaker Village Music; Votes for Women Trail; George C. Wolfe

S25 E15 Length 26:18 Premiere Date 02/22/20

Julia Chinn; Barbara Kingsolver; Enid Yandell; Mary Todd

S25 E14 Length 27:10 Premiere Date 02/15/20

London Cycling; Fatherloss; May's Lick Rosenwald School

S25 E13 Length 25:32 Premiere Date 02/08/20

Alice Allison Dunnigan; Wendover; Mary Ingles

S25 E12 Length 26:56 Premiere Date 02/01/20

Bowman’s Valley School; Tom T. Hall Memory; Mutton Festival

S25 E11 Length 23:46 Premiere Date 01/25/20

Bibb House Reunion; Freedom Singers; Ché Rhodes; Goatscaping

S25 E10 Length 27:00 Premiere Date 01/18/20

Amy Gillingham; Ray Harm; Fishing with Doug; James Van Leer

S25 E9 Length 27:31 Premiere Date 01/11/20

Shelby Society; Dueling in Kentucky; Sisters of Charity

S25 E8 Length 27:52 Premiere Date 11/23/19

Kids Quilting; Bengals Training; Navajo Flute; Game Designer

S25 E7 Length 27:25 Premiere Date 11/17/19

Camp Nelson; Equine Artist Jaime Corum; Coca Cola Building

S25 E6 Length 27:44 Premiere Date 11/09/19

Famous Graves; Haunted Perryville; Kelly Green Men

S25 E4 Length 25:27 Premiere Date 10/26/19

Elijah Craig; Hurricane Creek Mine Disaster; Vian Sora

S25 E3 Length 26:17 Premiere Date 10/19/19

Kentucky Music Hall of Fame; Old Friends; Louisville Boxing

S25 E2 Length 28:43 Premiere Date 10/12/19

Paws on Patrol; Outhouse Races; Beer Cheese; Pralltown

S25 E1 Length 27:50 Premiere Date 10/05/19

Eastern Kentucky Flood

Clip Length 13:40 Premiere Date 05/31/23

Mojothunder Live at KET

Clip Length 16:35 Premiere Date 03/09/23

Bardstown, KY Named "Most Beautiful Small Town In America"

Clip Length 08:02 Premiere Date 02/23/23

Barrel Racing Sisters

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

Fort Knox Gold

Clip Length 07:28 Premiere Date 02/23/23

Icelandic Horses

Clip Length 07:00 Premiere Date 02/23/23

Jesse James in Kentucky

Clip Length 07:45 Premiere Date 02/23/23

Traveling the Bluegrass

Clip Length 04:30 Premiere Date 02/23/23

Zenyatta (Thoroughbred Racehorse)

Clip Length 07:30 Premiere Date 02/23/23

USS Sachem

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

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Host Chip Polston goes on a walkabout at Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo in Horse Cave; Ed McClanahan was a prolific writer and a member of Kentucky's "Fab Five"; the National Quilt Museum in Paducah honors quilters; and The Appalachian Shakespeare Center promotes Appalachia through the works of William Shakespeare. A 2023 KET production.

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Our Town-Bellevue; Chandler's-Today's Special; Susan & George Miller; St. Claire Medical Center; Sister Jeanne Francis Cleves - S20 E11

Premiered On: 02/21/2015

The scenic river town of Bellevue, in Campbell County, is Our Town; Today's Special comes from Chandler's in Maysville; at their Lincoln County home, Susan and George Miller grow produce to sell at farmers' market and local restaurants; in Morehead, St. Claire Regional Medical Center provides care to more than a half-million patients each year; and St. Clare Regional's Sister Jeanne Francis Cleves is honored for her lifetime of dedicated nursing. A 2015 KET Production.

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Eastern Kentucky PRIDE - S20 E12

Premiered On: 03/28/2015

"Kentucky Life" explores the work of Eastern Kentucky PRIDE (Personal Responsibility In a Desirable Environment), an initiative started in 1997 by Congressman Hal Rogers and the late General James Bickford. Their vision was to encourage citizens to take responsibility for protecting the environment and provide the education and resources they need to do so. Dave Shuffett meets some of the partners that make the organization a success and gets hands-on and knee-deep along the way. A 2015 KET Production.

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Downtown Paducah; Today's Special - Peak Bros. Bar-B-Que; Aaron Kizer; Warren Co. Marker; The Historic Railpark and Trail Museum - S20 E13

Premiered On: 04/04/2015

Visit downtown Paducah, one of Kentucky's most creative communities; sample Today's Special from Peak Bros. Bar-B-Que in Union Co.; Owensboro artist Aaron Kizer paints portraits of pop culture figures; a Warren Co. marker honors the 'father of ragtime'; and see the exhibits and restored railcars at The Historic Railpark and Train Museum in Bowling Green. A 2015 KET Production.

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Antiquing in Hazel; Creelsboro Natural Arch; Victor Mature; UK's Circus Club - S29 E2

Antique lovers flock to the small town of Hazel in southwestern Kentucky; Creelsboro Natural Arch is one of the largest stone arches east of the Rocky Mountains; Louisville-born actor Victor Mature was a star in the 1950s; and the evolution of the University of Kentucky Circus Club. A 2023 KET production.

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Kentucky Mainstreet; Our Town-Booneville; Conrad-Caldwell House Museum; Historical Marker; Maysville's Gateway Museum Center - S20 E14

Premiered On: 04/11/2015

The Kentucky Mainstreet Program revitalizes downtowns across the Commonwealth; Booneville in Owsley Co. is Our Town; tour the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum in the historic neighborhood of Old Louisville; and visit Maysville's Gateway Museum Center. A 2015 KET Production.

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Outdoors-Themed Program - S20 E15

Premiered On: 05/30/2015

Each year thousands of migrating Sandhill Cranes congregate at Barren River Lake; the vibrant springtime display of wildflowers at John James Audubon State Park in Henderson; hikers of all ages and skill levels enjoy 40 miles of trails at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill; and Popes Creek Ranch in Lebanon offers opportunities for 'glamping' - glamour camping. A 2015 KET Production.

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Derby-Themed Program - S20 E16

Premiered On: 05/02/2015

In the years following the Civil War, African American jockeys dominated horseracing; the unsung heroes of the racetrack are the track ponies; created over 50 years ago as the specialty pastry of the Melrose Inn, the chocolate-nut pie from Kern's Kitchen is the official Derby Pie; and women's eye-catching hats are a Derby tradition. A 2015 KET Production.

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Mother's Day Program - S20 E17

Premiered On: 05/09/2015

The mother-daughter team at HorseFeathers Gifts in Henderson design and create beautiful jewelry; towards the end of the Revolutionary War, the women of the fort at Bryan Station bravely gathered water for the besieged settlement, allowing the inhabitants to survive; and in Rowan County, the family-owned The Bakery on Main specializes in fresh baked goods, gelato, and hearty soups. A 2015 KET Production.

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Princess Alice Gurielli & Dimitrie Berea; Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Intl. Airport; Todd Co. Marker; Lighthouse Landing - S20 E18

Premiered On: 05/16/2015

The fantastical lives of Princess Alice Gurielli and her husband, the Romanian artist Dimitrie Berea, whose art is displayed at Berea College; the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport; a Todd Co. historical marker notes the first RFD (Rural Free Delivery of mail to rural farm families) in Kentucky; and the Lighthouse Landing Resort, Marina, and Sailing School in Livingston County are featured. A 2015 KET Production.

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Today's Special - Dixie Chili and Diner; Coal Camps; Our Town - Columbia; Josh Samples - S20 E19

Premiered On: 05/23/2015

Today's Special comes from Dixie Chili and Diner, founded in Newport in 1929 by Greek immigrant Nicholas Sarakatsannis; a look at the historic coal camps of Southeastern Kentucky; Columbia in Adair County is Our Town; and meet landscaper Josh Samples from Rockcastle County. A 2015 KET Production.

  • Monday March 4, 2024 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Kentucky River Boating; Kentucky Vietnam Veterans; Haunted Louisville (Part 1) - S21 E1

Premiered On: 11/14/2015

Host Doug Flynn enjoys a scenic jet boat ride through the recently re-opened locks on the Kentucky River; on the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War, Kentucky veterans share their stories; and the first segment in a series of ghostly tales and haunted histories of Old Louisville. A 2015 KET Production.

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

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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The War of 1812 - S21 E3

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.' A 2016 KET Production.

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Martin's Fork; Dragon Boat Races; Tewes Poultry Farm - S21 E4

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. A 2016 KET Production.

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Dream Riders; Buy Nothing Project; Underground Kayaking in Red River Gorge; Carver Abby Peterson - S29 E4

Visit two organizations that utilize horses to help individuals with mental health, cognitive development and physical therapy; the gift economy is growing in Kentucky, as well as a renewed sense of community; Chip heads to Wolfe County for an underground adventure by kayak; meet world champion carver Abby Peterson. A 2023 KET production.

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Haunted Louisville - Part 2; Doe-Anderson; Merle Travis; Justin Roberts - Walk the Willow - S21 E5

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. A 2016 KET Production.

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Sparta Speedway; The Blue Raven Restaurant & Pub; Life Adventure Center; 'Wild Bill' Gordon - S21 E6

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. A 2016 KET Production.

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Wildcat Service Dogs; Corvette Production; Steamboat Travel - S21 E7

Premiered On: 02/13/2016

At the University of Kentucky, the puppies of Wildcat Service Dogs accompany their student trainers almost everywhere; 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. A 2016 KET production.

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Sculptor William M. Duffy; Lord of the Fork; Kentucky's Underground Railroad - S21 E8

Premiered On: 02/20/2016

Meet award-winning African-American sculptor William M. Duffy, a Louisville native, whose work is found in private, corporate, and public collections throughout the U.S.; experience the world famous, white water kayak competition, Lord of the Fork, at Breaks Interstate Park; and Boone County's integral role in Kentucky's Underground Railroad reveals stories of heroism and sacrifice. Hosted at the Life Adventure Center in Versailles. A 2016 KET Production.

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Civil War Soldier Graffiti in Mammoth Cave; Kentucky Wool Works; Frazier History Museum; Pamir Afghan Cuisine - S29 E3

Explore the graffiti left by Civil War soldiers in Mammoth Cave; sustainability is a passion for the owners of Kentucky Wool Works; the esteemed collection of the Frazier History Museum; and an authentic Afghan restaurant that resides in an Owensboro biscuit house. A 2023 KET production.

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SEKRI; Save A Warrior; Kentucky Museum; Haunted Louisville - Part 3 - S21 E9

Premiered On: 02/27/2016

Doug visits the Corbin plant of SEKRI (Southeastern Kentucky Rehabilitation Industries) and meets some of the employees with mental and physical challenges who produce textiles and clothing for the U.S. military; Doug goes to Save A Warrior in Versailles, an organization helping veterans struggling with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder); on the campus of Western Kentucky University, the Kentucky Museum is recognized for the quality and diversity of its collections and its commitment to the Bowling Green community; and more ghostly apparitions and ghastly tales from the haunted history of Old Louisville. Hosted at the Life Adventure Center in Versailles. A 2016 KET Production.

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Wisconsin's "Kentuck" Days; ROCK n' Rollers; Riverside; Eula Hall - S29 E7

A Northern Wisconsin town celebrates its unique "Kentuck" heritage at an annual festival in Crandon; ROCK - Roller Derby of Central Kentucky - is getting a fresh start; in Louisville, Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing stands as a testament to the significant role agriculture and the river have played in the development of the country; remembering Appalachian health care pioneer Eula Hall. A 2024 KET production.

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David Domine and Old Louisville's Haunted Places - S21 E10

Premiered On: 10/29/2016

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. A 2016 KET Production.

  • Monday March 18, 2024 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Eminence Speaker; Luthiers - Frank Neat; Tee Dee's Blues Club - S21 E11

Premiered On: 03/26/2016

Doug tours Eminence Speaker in Henry County; in our first on a series of luthiers, we visit Frank Neat of Russell Springs who specializes in banjos and has made banjos for many famous musicians; and Tee Dee's Blues Club takes the spotlight in Lexington. A 2016 KET Production.

  • Tuesday March 19, 2024 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Mammoth Cave; Vaulting at Life Adventure Center; The Parklands of Floyds Fork - S21 E12

Premiered On: 04/02/2016

Mammoth Cave celebrates its 75th anniversary as a National Park and its 200th anniversary of guided cave tours; Doug visits the Life Adventure Center and learns about their Vaulting program, best described as gymnastics on the back of a moving horse; and the Parklands of Floyds Fork in Louisville is breaking new ground as one of the largest and most ambitious urban parks in the nation. A 2016 KET Production.

  • Wednesday March 20, 2024 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Weavers Bottom Craft Studio; Luthiers - Bryan England; David Stephenson - S21 E13

Premiered On: 04/16/2016

The couple behind Berea's Weavers Bottom Craft Studio create textiles, cornshuck dolls, and Minecraft worlds of outstanding beauty; luthier Bryan England of Caneyville shows off his mandolin-making skills; and photographer David Stephenson breeds, raises, and races pedigreed pigeons in Lexington. A 2016 KET Production.

  • Thursday March 21, 2024 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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The Crittenden Watch; Minor E Clark Fish Hatchery; Home Cafe & Marketplace; Elwyn Berlekamp - S21 E14

Premiered On: 04/23/2016

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 specializes in pizzas, sandwiches, salads, and desserts; and mathematician Elwyn Berlekamp launched his Fort Thomas high school education into a place at MIT, the Digital Revolution, and the stars. A 2016 KET Production.

  • Friday March 22, 2024 3:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Disc Golf in Kentucky; NAILE; Trail of Tears Pow Wow; Artist Elizabeth Mesa-Gaido - S29 E8

Disc golf combines the precision of traditional golf with the exhilaration of frisbee and fosters a welcoming community; the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) showcases Kentucky farms and the farming tradition; the Trail of Tears Pow Wow in Hopkinsville is an annual gathering for Native Americans from across the US to remember and honor those who walked, and died, along the Trail of Tears; meet Elizabeth Mesa-Gaido, a Cuban American artist and professor of art at Morehead State University. A 2024 KET production.

  • Saturday March 23, 2024 8:00 pm ET on KET
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Old Airdrie; Himlerville; Sherman Cahal; Louisville Historic House - S20 E9

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Goin' Down Under; Remembering Ed McClanahan; National Quilt Museum; The Appalachian Shakespeare Center - S29 E1

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"Sultana" Disaster; General Lloyd Tilghman Marker; Louisville's Mega Cavern; Kentucky Ingrained LLC - S20 E8

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Hitcents Park Plaza; The Kentucky Tragedy; Morehead State University; White Nose Syndrome - S20 E4

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Celebrating Veterans Day - Dancing Well; Camp Nelson History; Honor Flight - S29 E6

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The Ascent; Homeplace on Green River; Hemmer Hill Farm; Burkesville - S20 E2

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Owensboro's Riverfront; Variety Pizza; Blakely Burger and The Hollow Bodies; Bonita Skaggs-Parsons - S20 E1

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Author bell hooks; Lexington Writer's Room; WKDZ and the History of Radio; A Pollinator's Paradise - S28 E16

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Empress Chili; Painter Jon Gaddis; White Hall; Artist Lakshmi Sriraman - S28 E15

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River Lotus Lion Dance; KY Agate; Folk Artists Twyla and Lonnie Money; Arts Carts - S29 E5

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Wade Houston; Flavors from Home; First Vineyard Winery; Honoring Jonesville - S28 E11

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Dream Riders; Buy Nothing Project; Underground Kayaking in Red River Gorge; Carver Abby Peterson - S29 E4

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Community Aid in Eastern Kentucky; Photographing Appalachia; Painting Appalachia; Russell Railroad YMCA - S28 E9

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Painting Large; Tony Moore; Red River Gorge Trail Crew; Mojothunder - S28 E7

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Cora Wilson Stewart Moonlight Schools; Paramount Arts Center; Tuk Tuk Sri Lankan Bites; Apple Valley Hillbilly Garden and Toyland - S28 E6

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Cove Haven Cemetery; Huntertown; Julia Perry; Western Library - S28 E5

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Civil War Soldier Graffiti in Mammoth Cave; Kentucky Wool Works; Frazier History Museum; Pamir Afghan Cuisine - S29 E3

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Antiquing in Hazel; Creelsboro Natural Arch; Victor Mature; UK's Circus Club - S29 E2

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Hosts

Our New Host, Chip Polston

Chip Polston began 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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