True Tales from the Bluegrass State's Past--from the 18th-century discovery of mastodon fossils to a 20th-century scandal that shook the horse-racing world Once a haven for westward pioneers hoping to escape crowded Eastern cities and repressive British-inspired taxes, Kentucky has held firm through the centuries as a state proud of its resilience, roots, and self-determination. It Happened In Kentucky goes behind the scenes to tell its story, in short episodes that reveal the intriguing people and events that have shaped the Bluegrass State. - Follow explorer Thomas Walker's adventures through Cumberland Gap--a gateway that helped open new territory to settlement. - Experience Jenny Wiley's terrifying escape from her Shawnee and Cherokee captors. - Learn about the creation of the famous Louisville Slugger baseball bat.