Kentucky Life spotlights the Old Fashioned, the Kentucky Springseat Saddle, and artist Jocelyn Russell’s sculpture of Secretariat
For Release: 07/01/20 2:32 PM
The next episode of KET’s Kentucky Life spotlights the Commonwealth’s signature cocktail, the Old Fashioned; examines Owingsville native’s horse saddle that revolutionized comfort for both horse and rider; and marvels at artist Jocelyn Russell’s bronze sculpture of Secretariat.
The episode airs Saturday, July 18, at 8/7 pm and Sunday, July 19, at 4/3 pm on KET, and Monday, July 20, at 7/6 pm on KET2.
First, Kentucky Life talks with the Frazier History Museum’s Andy Treinen about Kentucky’s signature bourbon cocktail—the iconic Old Fashioned. Treinen explains how the cocktail rose to prominence and demonstrates how folks can make one at home.
Then, Kentucky Life travels to Owingsville, where its native son Eugene Minihan first designed his revolutionary Kentucky Springseat Saddle in the late 1880s. The saddle featured a hinged tree design and incorporated a quilted pattern on the saddle seat, making it comfortable for both horse and rider.
Finally, Kentucky Life visits Lexington, where a sculpture of Secretariat rests atop the roundabout on Old Frankfort Pike, offering visitors a 360 degree view of Big Red. The bronze sculpture, created by artist Jocelyn Russell, was installed along the Lexington-Frankfort Scenic Corridor because it serves as the home to some of Kentucky’s oldest and most distinguished Thoroughbred horse farms.
Kentucky Life is a KET production, produced by Chelsea Gorham. Segment producers for this episode are Valerie Trimble, Matt Grimm and Angelic Phelps.
This year is Kentucky Life’s25th anniversary, and to mark the occasion, the program will include special Memory segments, in which each of Kentucky Life’shosts—Byron Crawford, Dave Shuffett and Doug Flynn—will revisit some of their favorite stories over the years.
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