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Stories of Lexington, Kentucky’s history and people.

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Stories of Lexington, Kentucky’s history and people.

    Russell’s Cave: A Tiny History for Fayette County’s Biggest Cave (2021)

    Russell’s Cave: A Tiny History for Fayette County’s Biggest Cave (2021)

    Jamie tells an abridged history of Russell’s Cave, Fayette County’s largest cave.

    • 7 min
    Not Just a One Way Street (2021)

    Not Just a One Way Street (2021)

    Mariam and Wayne discuss the construction of New Circle Road, and other major transportation projects in Lexington.

    • 48 min
    The Murder of Alexander T. Hays (2021)

    The Murder of Alexander T. Hays (2021)

    Erin guests to tell the story of one of Lexington’s oldest unsolved murders – the killing of Alexander T. Hays in October 1846.

    • 18 min
    Fire on UK’s Campus: the 51st Anniversary of the Kent State protests (2021)

    Fire on UK’s Campus: the 51st Anniversary of the Kent State protests (2021)

    Mariam and Wayne discuss the 1970 shooting on Kent State’s campus, and how protests against the shooting, including the ROTC building fire, on UK’s campus led to curfews and lockdowns by Kentucky’s Governor.

    • 35 min
    Elizabeth Keckley, an Interview with Lauren Burke (2021)

    Elizabeth Keckley, an Interview with Lauren Burke (2021)

    Mariam interviews Lauren Burke, of the podcast Bonnets at Dawn, about Elizabeth Keckley, dressmaker for Mary Todd Lincoln.

    • 37 min
    Three Civil War Lexington Women

    Three Civil War Lexington Women

    Denise guest hosts and give sketches of the lives of three Lexington Civil War era women: Elizabeth Harbeson Hummons, Francis Dallam Peter, and Ella Bishop Ransom.

    • 19 min

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