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The Man Who Makes the Capitol Grounds Beautiful

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The Man Who Makes the Capitol Grounds Beautiful

Kentucky Capitol landscape consultant Tim Depenbrock describes the four seasons of work it takes to design and maintain the greenspace that surrounds the capitol, the annex, and the governor's mansion.

Mitch McConnell’s Political Reflections

Mitch McConnell's Political Reflections

Mitch McConnell’s Political Reflections

In this wide-ranging interview, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky's Republican senior senator, discusses national and state politics and other topical issues. McConnell recently made Senate history as the longest-serving Republican leader,

Andes: Kingdoms of the Sky

Andes: Kingdoms of the Sky

Andes: Kingdoms of the Sky

Experience the astonishing natural life found in the world's longest mountain range, where pumas hunt guanaco, shape-shifting frogs hide in remote cloud forests, and descendants of the Inca build bridges of grass.

Ten Modern Marvels That Changed America

10 Modern Marvels That Changed America

Ten Modern Marvels That Changed America

Take a whirlwind tour of engineering feats that made our civilization possible. See how engineers connected our nation with bridges, rail networks and a continent-wide freeway system, and delivered water from distant rivers to our kitchen sinks.

10 Monuments That Changed America

10 Monuments That Changed America

10 Monuments That Changed America

A whirlwind tour of 10 monuments that mark key moments in American history: from the Statue of Liberty and Mount Rushmore, to the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial and the AIDS Quilt. Find out which 10 monuments made the list.

Kentucky Lawmakers and the Evolution of the U.S. Senate

Prominent Kentuckians in the United States Senate

Kentucky Lawmakers and the Evolution of the U.S. Senate

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell discusses the history of Kentucky lawmakers and how U.S. Senate leadership has evolved. His talk focuses on Senators Joseph Clay Stiles Blackburn and Alben Barkley's contributions to Congress, as well as the position of U.S. Senate Majority Leader.

Kentucky Veterans of the Vietnam War: In Their Own Words

Kentucky Veterans of the Vietnam War: In Their Own Words

This Regional Emmy Award-winning documentary focuses on the intimate, ground-level experiences of Kentucky troops in Vietnam. More than 40 veterans share their memories of their time in combat, and recount the pain of watching soldiers make the ultimate sacrifice.

In Their Own Words: Kentucky Veterans of the Korean War

In Their Own Words: Kentucky Veterans of the Korean War

The tragedies and triumphs of the Korean War are revealed through the stories of local veterans. This 2013 KET program is presented to commemorate Memorial Day.

A Treetop Adventure, Georgetown’s Ward Hall, Helping Children in Need, and More!

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A Treetop Adventure, Georgetown’s Ward Hall, Helping Children in Need, and More!

Indulge your adventurous side with Treetop Adventure at Levi Jackson State Park, Georgetown's Ward Hall is one of the finest 19th-century homes in the nation, the Feminist Artists of Kentucky raise funds for children in need in Africa, and the Filson Historical Society is the home of Kentucky's history.

The History of Churchill Downs

The History of Churchill Downs

It wasn’t the first racetrack in Kentucky, but Churchill Downs is by far the most famous. The Louisville landmark has hosted the Kentucky Derby since its beginning more than 140 years ago.