Kentucky Life features Kentucky Main Street Program, Booneville, Louisville’s Conrad Caldwell House, Maysville’s Gateway Museum Center and more
For Release: 03/16/15 2:31 PM
Kentucky Life celebrates the success of the Kentucky Main Street Program, tours several historic homes, and takes a trip to Maysville’s Gateway Museum Center. The program airs Saturday, April 11 at 8/7 pm and Sunday, April 12 at 4/3 pm on KET and Monday, April 13 at 7/6 pm on KET2.
First, the program celebrates the success of the Kentucky Main Street Program, which since 1979 has been helping to revitalize downtowns both large and small across the state. Melinda Winchester, a downtown development specialist in Paducah, and Maysville physician Mark Wallingford discuss the ways that the program has helped their downtowns thrive.
Then, Kentucky Life travels to Booneville, in Owsley County, the site of this week’s “Our Town” segment. Situated just a half-mile north of what’s said to have been Daniel Boone’s favorite camping spot, it seems only natural that the historic town shares his name.
Next, Louisville Life’s Candyce Clifft joins Kentucky Life for a stop at the iconic Conrad-Caldwell House in Louisville, known simply as “The Castle” to many locals. Built in the 1880s, the home offers a striking example of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture, and its museum now houses a large collection of Edwardian-era pieces.
The historical marker segment highlights two historic houses situated along a single block of Wilkinson Street in downtown Frankfort: the Garrard/Crittenden House, noted for its uncommon brick and log construction, and Liberty Hall, an iconic Georgian-style mansion.
Then, Kentucky Life visits Maysville’s Kentucky Gateway Museum Center, which boasts a large holding of fine art done by area artists; historic artifacts, including 19th century wedding gowns and military uniforms; a collection of historic Kentucky tools and weaponry; and an array of items related to hometown native Rosemary Clooney. The museum is also renowned for its Kathleen Savage Browning Miniatures Collection, which features thousands of 1/12-scale miniature room boxes, vignettes and homes, commissioned by Browning, a Maysville native.
Kentucky Life is a KET production. Series producer is Brandon Wickey. Segment producers for this episode are Tom Bickel, John Schroering, Jayne McClew, Jim Piston and Amy Hess.
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