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Roebling Bridge to Be Featured on KET Program

The Kentucky Education Television (KET) program Kentucky Life will feature the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge on its next installment.

The program, hosted by Dave Shuffett, debuts on Saturday, February 8 at 8 p.m. and in addition to the Roebling Bridge, will also feature the Kentucky Hot Brown from the Brown Hotel in Louisville, the City of Henderson, and the Iroquois Hunt Club's Hound Welfare Fund.

From KET:

The next Kentucky Life, hosted by Dave Shuffett, features Kentucky's signature Hot Brown from Louisville’s Brown Hotel, the river town of Henderson, Northern Kentucky's Roebling Bridge, and the Iroquois Hunt Club’s Hound Welfare Fund. The program airs Saturday, Feb. 8 at 8/7 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 9 at 4/3 p.m. on KET.

Kentucky Life hangs out at Louisville’s Brown Hotel in the kitchen of chef Ryan O’Driscoll, who whips up his take on Kentucky’s signature dish, the Hot Brown. The segment examines the dish’s history and origins at the hotel more than 80 years ago.

Next, the river town of Henderson is the program’s Downtown Destination. The segment explores the town’s historic homes, downtown district, and the parks and trails enjoyed by residents and visitors along the river front.

Then Kentucky Life travels to Northern Kentucky for some spectacular views of Roebling Bridge, the iconic landmark that connects Covington and Cincinnati and was once the longest suspension bridge in the world. In addition to showcasing birds-eye views, including from the top of the bridge’s towers, the segment also delves into the bridge’s architecture, construction and history. Roebling Bridge was named a National Historic Landmark in 1975, and the segment documents preservation efforts.

The program also explores the Hound Welfare Fund in Fayette County, a program that provides full care for canine senior citizens. The program is the first of its kind in the nation and is an innovation in the care of older hunting dogs. The more than 60 active hunting hounds and approximately 19 retired foxhounds are vital and popular members of the organization. In the segment, Amy Hess also attends the annual Blessing of the Hounds, a tradition that marks the beginning of the hunting season.

Kentucky Life is a KET production, produced by Brandon Wickey. Segment producers are Matt Grimm, John Schroering, Frank Simkonis and Hess. More information about Kentucky Life, including streaming video, is available at KET.org/kentuckylife.

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