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Kentucky Life features Dancing Well, Purple Toad Winery and Paradise Point


Kentucky Life features Dancing Well, Purple Toad Winery and Paradise Point

For Release: 10/29/18 11:12 AM

The next episode of KET’s Kentucky Life explores how dance is helping provide therapy to soldiers and veterans in Louisville. Plus, the program visits Paducah’s Purple Toad winery and Paradise Point Marketplace in Allen County. The program airs Saturday, Nov. 10 at 8/7 pm and Sunday, Nov. 11at 4/3 pm on KET and Monday, Nov. 12at 7/6 pm on KET2.

In Louisville, Dancing Well: The Soldier Project allows soldiers and veterans suffering from PTSD or brain injuries to enjoy simple, choreographed dances together – an activity that has been shown to decrease anxiety, improve mood and help combat feelings of isolation.

Purple Toad Winery is the state’s largest winery and one of Paducah’s most popular tourist attractions. Host Doug Flynn interviews founder Allen Dossey and his son, Steven – who works at the family-run operation as co-winemaker and production manager – to learn how they’ve built Purple Toad into an award-wining winery known for its sweet wines and unique, tree frog logo.

In Allen County, Paradise Point Marketplace draws visitors from nearby Highway 31E, who are drawn to its eclectic wares, original artwork and funky, unique vibe. Owned by retired chiropractor John Erskine, the family-run business is a favorite of tourists who have come to view a trip to the store – and a taste of its locally famous hot dogs – as a must-do part of their visit to the Barren River State Park area.

Kentucky Life is a KET production, produced by Brandon Wickey. Segment producers for this episode are Angelic Phelps, Brandon Wickey and Abbey Oldham.

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Todd Piccirilli
Senior Director, Marketing and Communications