Fred Rains, perhaps best-known to many area residents for his work on “The Children’s Hour” on KYTV, died Friday at the age of 91.
Rains was born in Buffalo in 1918. He worked as a floor director on the nationally syndicated “Ozarks Jubilee” television show and as producer-director for “Five Star Jubilee.”
On “The Children’s Hour,” Rains worked as a puppeteer, creating and providing the voices for several characters such as Skinny McGinnis, Rusty Rooster and Pistol Pete Peterson.
According to ky3.com, Rains died of natural causes.