KET’s Kentucky Life spotlights Boyce General Store, Western Kentucky Botanical Garden and singer Kelsey Waldon
For Release: 03/22/17 12:40 PM
KET’s next Kentucky Life travels to Warren County’s Boyce General Store, which has been in existence since 1869 and is famous for serving up great home cooking – including its signature Boyce Burger. Plus, host Doug Flynn learns about cider brewing at Lexington’s Pivot Brewing, the program spotlights the beauty of the Western Kentucky Botanical Garden in Owensboro, and Monkey’s Eyebrow native Kelsey Waldon shares her music and the inspiration behind her country singing/songwriting career. The program airs Saturday, April 15 at 8/7 pm and Sunday, April 16 at 4/3 pm on KET and Monday, April 17 at 7/6 pm on KET2.
Located just ten miles outside of Bowling Green, Warren County’s Boyce General Store, which opened in 1869, is owned now by husband-and-wife duo Brad and Brie Golliher, who run the store with their elementary-aged children in tow. Kentucky Life stops in to see first-hand how the spot’s bi-weekly concert series, fresh homemade pies, seasonal favorites and their signature dish, the Boyce Burger – made from beef raised nearby – have made the store a local favorite.
Next, host Doug Flynn travels to Lexington’s Pivot Brewing to watch as several bushels of apples make the transition from fruit to hard apple cider.
Then, Kentucky Life captures the beauty of the Western Kentucky Botanical Garden in Owensboro, which is home to a variety of themed gardens, including an English cottage garden, a Kentucky quilt garden, a rose garden, a Japanese memorial garden and the Moonlite children’s garden, among others. The program talks with gardener and board member William Tyler and Darren Peach of the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau to learn how the botanical garden has become a hub for special events and social gatherings in the region.
Finally, Kentucky Life profiles Kelsey Waldon, a singer/songwriter from Monkey’s Eyebrow in rural Ballard County, whose albums The Goldmine (2014) and I’ve Got a Way (2016) have positioned her as one of country music’s rising stars. Following her 2014 debut, Rolling Stone named her one of “10 New Artists You Need to Know,” while NPR reviewer Ann Powers wrote – on the heels of Walden’s 2016 album release – that “the immediacy of her storytelling, utterly unsentimental yet deeply heartfelt” make Waldon “an all-around contender.”
Kentucky Life is a KET production, produced by Brandon Wickey. Segment producers for this episode are Matt Grimm, Sean Anderson, Gary Pahler and Frank Simkonis.
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