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Bluegrass & Backroads: Time rarely stands still for Lexington clockmaker, craftsman


Kentucky is a state defined by its history and noted for a number of things, not the least of which is horse racing, bourbon, bluegrass music and barbecue.

But, as natives Bob Shrader and Matt Hilton remind us each week, there’s so much more to the Bluegrass State and its people, culture and rural charm. Shrader and Hilton combine their talents to produce the award-winning Bluegrass & Backroads, a 30-minute program aired regionally on the Kentucky Education Television networks and nationally via satellite on RFD-TV through Dish Network, DirecTV and several major cable outlets.

The long-running series shines the spotlight on festivals, unique businesses, tourism sites, crafters and more within the state’s four distinct regions. It is produced at the Kentucky Farm Bureau state headquarters in Louisville.

Now, KyForward is joining forces with Bluegrass & Backroads to share some of the most unique and compelling stories unearthed by Shrader and Hilton. We begin with an Emmy-nominated segment about Keith Chambers. As you will see below, time rarely stands still as the owner of Woodwerks Clocks in Lexington creates handmade, wooden clocks.


For more information about Bluegrass & Backroads, including a list of the stations on which the show airs and schedules, visit BluegrassandBackroads.com.

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