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Louisville Life spotlights Rudell Stitch, Derby City Chop Shop, Coalition for the Homeless and Cake Flour bakery


Louisville Life spotlights Rudell Stitch, Derby City Chop Shop, Coalition for the Homeless and Cake Flour bakery

For Release: 01/26/15 12:56 PM

The next episode of Louisville Life, hosted by Candyce Clifft, takes a look back at Hometown Hero Banner recipient Rudell Stitch; stops by the Derby City Chop Shop barbershop; talks with Natalie Harris, executive director of Louisville’ Coalition for the Homeless; and samples the menu at Cake Flour bakery. The program airs Saturday, Feb. 21 at 5:30/4:30 pm on KET2 and Sunday, Feb. 22 at 10/9 am on KET.

First, the show takes a look back at the remarkable professional boxer Rudell Stitch (1933-1960), who at the height of his career, died trying to save a friend from drowning in the Ohio River. He is one of only four people to have received two prestigious Carnegie Hero Medals for heroism, and at the time of his death, was ranked second in the world in the welterweight class. He received a Hometown Hero Banner from the city of Louisville, in 2013.

Then, Louisville Life travels to the Derby City Chop Shop on Bardstown Road, where owner Adam Hedgespeth and his staff pride themselves on offering customers the only “rock ‘n roll, little bit old school, little bit new school, full service barbershop” in town.

The “Throwback Louisville” segment looks at Golden Age actress Irene Dunne, a native of Louisville who was a five-time Best Actress Academy Award nominee for her performances in Cimarron (1931), Theodora Goes Wild (1936), The Awful Truth (1937), Love Affair (1939) and I Remember Mama (1948).

In the studio, host Candyce Clifft interviews Natalie Harris, executive director of Louisville’s Coalition for the Homeless. The non-profit works to advocate for the city’s homeless population and to coordinate education and intervention initiatives to help prevent and eliminate homelessness in the River City.

Finally, the show visits the new location of Cake Flour bakery, in the Glenview Pointe Shopping Center on Lime Kiln Lane. Opened by Claudia DeLatorre – a graduate of the French Culinary Institute in New York – the bakery uses only all natural ingredients, and all its offerings are prepared from scratch.


Louisville Life is a KET production, produced and directed by Gary Pahler. Jayne McClew is co-producer, and Angelic Phelps is associate producer.

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Todd Piccirilli
Senior Director, Marketing and Communications