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Kentucky Life features the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame in Renfro Valley; Old Friends, Old Foes horse farm in Georgetown; Select Boxing in Louisville; and the Newport Aquarium

The next episode of KET’s Kentucky Life spotlights the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame in Renfro Valley, the Old Friends retirement horse farm in Georgetown, Select Boxing in Louisville, and the Newport Aquarium. The episode airs Saturday, Oct. 12, at 8/7 pm and Sunday, Oct. 13, at 4/3 pm on KET, and Monday, Oct. 14, at 7/6 pm on KET2. 

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Talent Instantly recognizes Genius

Rodney Kimbangu

The award-winning student painter and Gurushots champion photographer Rodney Kimbangu is a Congolese artist pursuing a double degree in painting and film production at Berea College. He has been attending the school for over three years and is a senior graduating in the spring of 2020. Regarded as one of the few talented filmmakers on campus, Rodney continues to reach new heights to tell powerful storied and shine his light as bright as possible.

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Elephant Calf Name Finalists Announced

The Louisville Zoo just wrapped up the submission phase of the Elephant Calf Naming Contest presented by Norton Children’s and is happy to announce the final three names available for voting are Fitz, Rocket and Walt.  Zoo fans submitted just over 15,000 names for the male elephant calf born on August 2, 2019. The elephant crew had an epic task narrowing down those entries to just three. 

Each of the final three names had duplicate submissions, so the Zoo performed a random drawing amongst the people who submitted each of these three names to decide our finalists. 

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Elephants were Popular at turn of Century

Jadon Gibson

There is something about elephants, Elephantidae Proboscidea, that has fascinated humans since they were first brought to this country.

Many boys have earned free passes to the circus by fetching water for the elephants. The elephant’s large thirst made it a hard job but the boys didn’t mind.

An expression, “to see the elephant”, evolved around the turn of the century. It meant to see and know the world or to know all there was to know of life.

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Billy Edd Wheeler Will Headline 46th Celebration of Traditional Music at Berea College

Noted musician and songwriter Billy Edd Wheeler, a Berea College alumnus, “is bringin’ it home” at this year’s Celebration of Traditional Music (CTM) with tales of  ‘Memories Through Songs’ featuring traditional Appalachian folk music.

The festival’s opening event on Thursday, Oct. 10, will be the Stephenson Memorial Convocation Concert, headlined by Wheeler along with performances by Doug Orr of Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada and Whitewater Bluegrass Company from Ashville, North Carolina. The Convocation begins at 8 p.m., in Phelps Stokes Chapel on the Berea College campus.

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WOLF CREEK NATIONAL FISH HATCHERY 2019 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

OCTOBER
Oct. 08: Friends of Wolf Creek NFH Monthly Meeting 5 PM CDT (Russell County SKRECC)
Oct. 12: 2nd Saturday Fly Fishing Clinics: Two hour sessions, Must Pre-register – 10 AM and 1 PM CDT
Oct. 12: Make it, Take it, Give it Nature Craft Workshop
– Must Pre-register, fee will apply – 8 AM– noon CDT
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Abraham Lincoln’s lesson learned

Jadon Gibson

Abraham Lincoln, a Whig party member at the time, was elected to the Illinois State legislature in the late 1830s at the time James Shields, a democrat, was also a legislator. They often found themselves on opposite sides yet helped in bringing their respective parties together on important issues. This changed when Shields became Illinois State Auditor.

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The Magic of The Louisville Zoo’s “World’s Largest Halloween Party!”

The Louisville Zoo is gearing up to transform into a storybook land where a photo opportunity is waiting around every corner during the “World’s Largest Halloween Party!” presented by Meijer. This year the Zoo celebrates its 38th year of the popular party on October 3–6, 10–13, 17–20, & 24–27, 2019.

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