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    Kentucky State of the Commonwealth Address

    Governor Matt Bevin (R-KY) delivered the annual state of the commonwealth address in the Kentucky House Chamber in Frankfort. His top priorities included eliminating common core education…

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    Senator Mitch McConnell Interview

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) spoke with Bill Goodman about the 2016 elections, as well as what to expect from the 115th Congress and the Trump administration. He discussed state…

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    Kentucky Senate Debate

    Candidates for Kentucky’s U.S. Senate seat, incumbent Senator Rand Paul (R) and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray (D), met for a debate. Topics included combating the opioid epidemic, raising the…

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    U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell on Henry Clay

    Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) spoke about former Kentucky congressman Henry Clay. Among the topics he addressed were early partisan debates in Congress, the legislative process, and…

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    Henry Clay's Estate

    Curator Eric Brooks gave a tour of Ashland, Henry Clay’s estate in Lexington, Kentucky. The house contains many objects that once belonged to Henry Clay. Henry Clay represented Kentucky as a U.S.…

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    Political Rivalry in 1950s Kentucky

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) gave a historical lecture on the competition between Senators Happy Chandler (D-KY), Earle Clements (D-KY), and Thruston Morton (R-KY). Senator McConnell’s…

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    Senator Mitch McConnell on Senator John Sherman

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) spoke about the legacy of Senator John Sherman Cooper (R-KY), who represented Kentucky from 1946-1973. Senator McConnell talked about Senator…

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    Keeneland and the Economics of Horse Country

    Vice President Vince Gabbert talked about the role the Keeneland horse racing facility has played in the growth of Kentucky’s horse business. Keeneland is a Thoroughbred horse racing facility that also supports…

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    Kentucky's Frontier Highway

    Karl Raitz talked about his book Kentucky’s Frontier Highway: Historical Landscapes Along the Maysville Road, in which he tells the history of the Maysville Road, the route that served as a local settlement,…

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    Hunt-Morgan House

    Jason Sloan gave a tour of the Hunt-Morgan House in Lexington, Kentucky, and talked about the lives of John Wesley Hunt, John Hunt Morgan, and Thomas Hunt Morgan. John Wesley Hunt, who built the Hunt-Morgan…

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    Benjamin Latrobe's Pope Villa

    Tom Moore gave a tour of Pope Villa, one of only three remaining domestic designs by Benjamin Latrobe, architect of the White House and U.S. Capitol. Benjamin Latrobe designed the home for Senator John and…

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    Short of the Glory

    Tracy Campbell talked about his book Short of the Glory: The Fall and Redemption of Edward Pritchard, in which he tells the story of political figure Edward Pritchard. Edward Pritchard was from Bourbon County,…

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    Lexington Cemetery

    Kent Masterson Brown gave a tour of the Lexington, Kentucky, cemetery and spoke about some of the national figures who are buried there. Mr. Brown showed the Todd family burial plot, where many of Mary Todd…

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    Mary Todd Lincoln House

    Executive Director Gwen Thompson gave a tour of the house in which first lady Mary Todd Lincoln was raised. Born in Lexington, Kentucky, in 1818, Mary Todd Lincoln was the fourth of sixteen children. Ms. Thompson…

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    American History TV in Lexington, Kentucky

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2015 LCV Cities Tour” in Lexington, Kentucky, from June 20-25 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner…

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    Book TV in Lexington, Kentucky

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2015 LCV Cities Tour” in Lexington, Kentucky, from June 20-25 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with…

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    Mayor Gray on Lexington, Kentucky

    Mayor Jim Gray (D) talked about the city of Lexington, Kentucky, as scenes of the city and still images were shown. He was interviewed in his office in the Lexington Government Center. C-SPAN’s Local…

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    Life and Career of Senator Alben Barkley

    Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered a lecture on former Senator Alben Barkley (D-KY), the only other Kentuckian to serve as leader of his party. Senator Barkley served as Democratic…

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    Alison Lundergan Grimes Concession Speech

    Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) spoke to supporters following her defeat in the 2014 Kentucky U.S. Senate election. She was running against incumbent Senator Mitch McConnell (R).

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    Senator Mitch McConnell Victory Speech

    Senator Mitch McConnell (R) spoke to supporters following his victory in the 2014 Kentucky U.S. Senate election. He was running against Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes…

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