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Kentucky Life features Central Kentucky Tours, Harden Coffee and Wigwam Village #2


Kentucky Life features Central Kentucky Tours, Harden Coffee and Wigwam Village #2

For Release: 09/28/18 11:32 AM

The next episode of KET’s Kentucky Life takes the scenic route on a trip through Central Kentucky’s bourbon country, gets a great cup of joe at Campbellsville’s Harden Coffee, and takes a break for the night at Cave City’s famous Wigwam Village #2. The program airs Saturday, Oct. 13 at 8/7 pm and Sunday, Oct. 14 at 4/3 pm on KET and Monday, Oct. 15 at 7/6 pm on KET2.

First, it’s all aboard the Central Kentucky Tours’ bus for an exciting trip along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Kentucky Life host Doug Flynn joins Bruce Ashford, owner of Central Kentucky Tours, at historic Beaumont Inn in Harrodsburg to get the tour underway. The Barrel to Bottle Tour takes groups on a trip through the Central Kentucky countryside to visit the Kentucky Cooperage in Lebanon, where the barrels for bourbon are made. The tour also includes stops at Maker’s Mark in Loretto, Lebanon’s Limestone Branch Distillery and Danville’s Wilderness Trail Distillery, where Flynn explores the science behind the sip.

Then, the program picks up a fresh roasted cup from Harden Coffee. A downtown revitalization is brewing in Campbellsville and the folks at Harden Coffee are happy to play a role in it. Viewers meet Justin and Kendal Harden, the native-born husband and wife team who are building their dream of a family business from the “grounds” up. What was a pawn shop in their childhood is now a favorite place to meet, order a local roast and scone and even see some art.

Finally, travelers to the Mammoth Cave area have a unique place to stay at Wigwam Village #2. Cave City has long been the gateway to Mammoth Cave, and in 1935, Frank Redford borrowed an idea he’d seen in California and opened up his own chain of eye-catching motels to draw in travelers. These teepee-shaped rooms – he decided to call them “wigwams” because he thought it sounded better – are air conditioned and have all the amenities of a hotel. While interstate travel has changed how people travel, this destination along 31-E continues to attract the adventurous.

Kentucky Life is a KET production, produced by Brandon Wickey. Segment producers for this episode are Brandon Wickey, Jayne McClew and Chelsea Gorham.

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Todd Piccirilli
Senior Director, Marketing and Communications