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Kentucky Life features the Bibb House in Russellville, the Freedom Singers, goat landscaping, and glass artist Che Rhodes


Kentucky Life features the Bibb House in Russellville, the Freedom Singers, goat landscaping, and glass artist Che Rhodes

For Release: 01/13/20 9:20 AM

The next episode of KET’s Kentucky Life spotlights the Bibb House in Russellville, the Freedom Singers, a Glasgow goat landscaping business and glass artist Che Rhodes. The episode airs Saturday, Jan. 18, at 8/7 pm and Sunday, Jan. 19, at 4/3 pm on KET, and Monday, Jan. 20, at 7/6 pm on KET2. 

First, Kentucky Life visits the Bibb House in Russellville, former home to Maj. Richard Bibb, a Revolutionary War soldier who freed more than 90 of his slaves in the early 1800s, arranging for many to return to Africa. The house, now the SEEK Museum, recently hosted a reunion of many of the freed slaves’ descendants.

Then, Kentucky Life revisits a story from 1995, checking in with the Freedom Singers, a traveling group who toured the country during the 1960s, inspiring people to join the civil rights movement. In the 1990s, the group reunited, continuing its performances to educate young people about the fight for equal rights.

Next, Kentucky Life stops by Glasgow, where Al Dilley has just the thing for those who need their green spaces cleared of weeds and overgrowth—a visit from his hungry goats. They’re an environmentally friendly landscaping option, and they all but insist on fertilizing the land as they work!

Finally, Kentucky Life pays a visit to Che Rhodes, a glass artist who teaches at the University of Louisville. Rhodes studied under legendary glass artist Steven Powell, who died last year, and says Powell was a huge influence both on his art and his life.  

Kentucky Life is a KET production, produced by Chelsea Gorham. Segment producers for this episode are Angelic Phelps, Velerie Trimble, and Gary Pahler.

This year is Kentucky Life’s 25th anniversary, and to mark the occasion, the program will include special Memory segments, in which each of Kentucky Life’s hosts—Byron Crawford, Dave Shuffett and Doug Flynn—will revisit some of their favorite stories over the years. 

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Todd Piccirilli
Senior Director, Marketing and Communications