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Documentary Weaves Together Story Of Influential Kentucky Women


An hourlong documentary tracing the stories of 40 Kentucky women who helped shape the history of the Commonwealth and beyond is set to premier Tuesday in Frankfort.

“Dreamers & Doers: Voices of Kentucky Women,” which will debut in a handful of Kentucky cities in the coming weeks, had its genesis in an exhibit displayed in the state Capitol. Now, the film documenting the contributions of women in science, literature, politics, and a wide range of other fields is on its way to classrooms across the state.

Among those highlighted are Kentucky’s first and only woman governor, Martha Lane Collins, singer Loretta Lynn, and suffragette Josephine Henry.

Kentucky Commission on Women executive director Eleanor Jordan says she hopes the documentary will spur historians and educators to help fill in more of the historical gaps.

A list of the premiers is online is below. While the screenings are free, a ticket is required. You can request them at women.ky.gov.


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History

100 West Broadway

Frankfort, Kentucky

6 p.m.


Monday, March 16, 2015

Clifton Center

2117 Payne St.

Louisville, Kentucky

6 p.m.


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Pettus Auditorium

St. Catharine College

2735 Bardstown Road

St. Catharine, Kentucky

6 p.m.


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Kentucky Theatre

214 E. Main St.

Lexington, Kentucky

7 p.m.

Josh James fell in love with college radio at Western Kentucky University's student station, New Rock 92 (now Revolution 91.7). After working as a DJ and program director, he knew he wanted to come home to Lexington and try his hand in public radio.