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Kentucky Life features Owensboro Museum of Science & History, Kentucky Reptile Zoo, College Heights Brewery


Kentucky Life features Owensboro Museum of Science & History, Kentucky Reptile Zoo, College Heights Brewery

For Release: 04/20/18 12:39 PM

The next episode of KET’s Kentucky Life showcases the SpeedZeum at the Owensboro Museum of Science & History, explores the Kentucky Reptile Zoo in Slade and visits the College Heights Brewery in Bowling Green. The episode airs Saturday, May 12 at 8/7 pm and Sunday, May 13 at 4/3 pm on KET and Monday, May 14 at 7/6 pm on KET2.

First, Kentucky Life travels to Owensboro to showcase the SpeedZeum exhibit at the city’s Museum of Science & History, which celebrates motorsports and the success of racing athletes from Owensboro and the surrounding region. Kathy Olson, the museum’s chief executive officer, also shares information on several of the museum’s other exhibits and educational programs.

Then, Kentucky Life heads to Slade, where the non-profit Kentucky Reptile Zoo houses thousands of snakes from all over the world. Kentucky Reptile Zoo directors Jim Harrison and Kristen Wiley share how the facility’s public tours offer visitors a chance to learn about snakes and their conservation – and the ways that their venom can contribute to advances in medical research and drug development.

Next, the program spotlights College Heights Brewery on the campus of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. As the largest production brewery operating on a college campus in the U.S., College Heights Brewery offers hands-on experience and training for students pursuing WKU’s Brewing and Distilling Arts & Sciences multidisciplinary certificate. The brewery features classroom laboratory space where students can develop and test new recipes and conduct brewing and distilling research.

Kentucky Life is a KET production, produced by Brandon Wickey. Segment producers for this episode are Gary Pahler, Chelsea Gorham and Jim Voskuhl.

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Todd Piccirilli
Senior Director, Marketing and Communications