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Kelly Wells

Conversations with Champions

Kelly Wells

Billy speaks with Kelly Wells, head coach of the University of Pikeville (UPIKE) men's basketball team. Wells led the UPIKE Bears to win the 2011 NAIA National Championship and was named the NAIA Coach of the Year following that championship season.

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.

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.

The Mint Julep

The Mint Julep

No Kentucky Derby celebration is complete without a mint julep. The boozy concoction has been around since the 1700s when it was touted as a medicinal drink.

Derby Hats

Kentucky Life

Derby Hats

Some are tasteful, some are fashionable, and some are completely over-the-top. They’re Derby hats, and they’re an iconic part of Kentucky Derby Day.

Derby Pie

Kentucky Life

Derby Pie

Derby Pie is a chocolatey tradition that has its humble roots in the mid-20th century. It can now be found in freezer cases far and wide, but it was originally the signature dish at a rural inn.

Thoroughbred

Thoroughbred

Thoroughbred

Thoroughbred follows a year in the life of this storied horse breed, showcasing its beauty, revealing the people whose lives revolve around the racing industry, and exploring the history and traditions of the Thoroughbred world. This fascinating documentary looks at the Thoroughbred through the eyes of the people who breed, race, sell, and love them. A 2010 KET production.

African-American Jockeys

Kentucky Life

African-American Jockeys

Fifteen of the first 28 Kentucky Derbys were won by African-American jockeys. They dominated the early years of Thoroughbred racing in the United States—and they were widely regarded as the best in the world.

Jacob Tamme

Conversations with Champions

Jacob Tamme

Billy's guest is former University of Kentucky football player Jacob Tamme who retired from the NFL in 2017. Tamme was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft and also played for the Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons.