Archive for May, 2013

Appraisal Fair

Share your treasures for the chance to receive a ticket to Kentucky Collectibles!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Kentucky Collectibles | KET image

Join Dave Shuffett and Amy Hess for Kentucky Collectibles! Send us a photo of your treasure and you may receive a free ticket to have it appraised at the Kentucky Collectibles appraisal fair on Saturday, June 22 in the KET studios in Lexington. Email your photo to or post it on KET’s Facebook page. Submissions due by June 15!

You can watch the entire first season of Kentucky Collectibles online to get a sense of what kind of treasures made it onto the show – and which ones were worth the most!

Highlights from last year’s appraisal fair include:

• One man’s father bought him a 1946 Martin guitar in Lexington in the late 1940s. It has its original case and all of its original parts and was appraised for $8,000.

• One individual brought in what was determined by an appraiser to be some of the rarest marbles in the world. The collection appraised for $20,000-$30,000 on the program.

• Another person brought in a well-preserved Harpers Ferry Model 1805 firearm that has been traced back to the War of 1812 in the Battle of the Thames where Tecumseh was killed. The current owner bought it from the Scott County family who originally owned it. It was appraised for $15,000-$20,000.

Bluegrass Week

KET announces Bluegrass Week, a multi-night musical celebration

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Bluegrass Week | KET image

During the week of June 4-8, enjoy musical performances during KET’s Bluegrass Week, including the premiere of a new season of Jubilee and Jubilee Live: Festival of the Bluegrass, live coverage of the Lexington event, which is celebrating its 40th year.

New season of Jubilee

First up is the premiere of a new season of Jubilee from the 2012 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Fan Fest in Nashville. A major event in the world of bluegrass music, this is the first time IBMA’s Fan Fest, which yearly features top bluegrass artists, has ever been recorded. The new season, which features more than 40 performances, premieres Tuesday, June 4 at 8/7 pm on KET and Saturday, June 8 at 11/10 pm on KET2.

The season premiere showcases performances from bluegrass legends Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press and The Del McCoury Band.

Jubilee Live: Festival of the Bluegrass live from Lexington

Then, on Thursday, begins Jubilee Live: Festival of the Bluegrass, live musical performances of the 2013 Festival of the Bluegrass from the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. For three nights, KET will air live from the festival, featuring performances from the main stage and interviews with festival organizers, artists, community leaders and more.

Jubilee Live: Festival of the Bluegrass airs Thursday, June 6 beginning at 7:30/6:30 pm on KETKY; Friday, June 7 beginning at 2:30/1:30 pm on KET2; and Saturday, June 8 beginning at 2:30/1:30 pm on KET. It will also stream live online at

KET presents live coverage of the Festival of the Bluegrass as part of Lexington’s Best of Bluegrass (BOB) event, a first-ever, weeklong celebration of bluegrass music and culture (June 3-8), culminating in the festival. KET will also be recording the BOB concert from the band Appalatin, performing at Natasha’s Bar & Bistro, for a Kentucky Muse program airing in the fall. The six-member band uses acoustic instrumentation to combine Latin music with Appalachian folk music.

Kentucky Architecture

What’s your favorite Kentucky building?

Friday, May 10, 2013

Contest LogosKET and the Kentucky Chapter of The American Institute of Architects (AIA Kentucky) join forces to celebrate and recognize influential Kentucky architecture through two competitions open to the public: “50 of The Best Kentucky Buildings” and “Ten Buildings That Changed Louisville.”

Celebrating the way in which a building can positively impact people and communities in Kentucky, individuals are invited to nominate buildings of all sizes and styles. Nominations will be entered into “50 of The Best Kentucky Buildings” public competition. If the structure is located in Jefferson County, the nomination will also be entered into a professionally juried “Ten Buildings That Changed Louisville” competition.

The launch of the contests are in conjunction with AIA Kentucky’s 50th anniversary and the premiere of the PBS program 10 Buildings That Changed America, which airs Sunday, May 12 at 10/9 p.m. on KET2 and Monday, May 13 at 9/8 p.m. on KET.


People of all ages may submit one or more nominations at or through the mail on or prior to June 15, 2013. Call (800) 866-3366 to obtain a print nomination form. Return it postmarked by June 15, 2013 to KET Kentucky Architecture, 560 Cooper Drive, Lexington, KY 40502.

After the June 15 voting deadline, all nominees will be compiled by AIA Kentucky and KET. For the “50 of The Best Kentucky Buildings” competition, a selection committee will identify the 50 finalists. Then, those 50 will be showcased on the AIA Kentucky website, where the public can vote on them to determine their order of popularity. Voting will take place in August and September 2013.

All nominations received that are located in Jefferson County will be automatically forwarded to KET for submission to the “Ten Buildings That Changed Louisville” competition. KET will have all submissions peer reviewed by a professional jury.

The winners of both competitions will be announced in November at a special event to which nominees, owners and architects of the nominated buildings and the general public will be invited.

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