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‘Kentucky Life’ spotlights some of Kentucky’s most compelling historical figures


‘Kentucky Life’ spotlights some of Kentucky’s most compelling historical figures

For Release: 12/28/20 1:01 PM

The next episode of KET’s Kentucky Life revisits some of the program’s most interesting stories about the Commonwealth’s historical figures. The episode airs Saturday, Jan. 9, at 8/7 pm and Sunday, Jan. 10, at 4/3 pm on KET, and Monday, Jan.11, at 7/6 pm on KET2. 

First, Kentucky Life unearths the mystery of Daniel Boone’s bones. Although the frontiersman wasn’t born in Kentucky, he’s a bona fide state icon—and his Frankfort gravesite perhaps the Commonwealth’s biggest tourist attraction. But who’s really buried at the site?

Then, Kentucky Life visits the McDowell House Museum, which honors the surgical skills of Dr. Ephraim McDowell, who studied medicine in Scotland and other parts of Europe. His most famous patient is Mrs. Jane Todd Crawford, who famously rode on horseback many miles on a cold Christmas morning to receive his medical care.

Finally, Kentucky Life considers Civil War general John Hunt Morgan, who embodies the idea that history can prove unpredictable in its judgment. In his brief lifetime of less than 40 years, Morgan went on to be considered a hero by some, while others thought him reckless and cruel.   

Kentucky Life is a KET production, produced by Chelsea Gorham.

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Todd Piccirilli
Senior Director, Marketing and Communications