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AARP awards $30,000 grant to City of Pikeville in effort to jumpstart arts district development

By Nadia Ramlagan Public News Service The City of Pikeville has received a $30,000 grant from AARP to improve its plaza and outdoor arts venue. The funding will jump-start the first phase of a more than one million dollar downtown revitalization plan. Brad Slone is deputy manager of operations for the city. He says the plan, known as “Second Streetscape,” will ultimately boost economic...

Renowned Kentucky author Silas House wins Transylvania’s Judy Gaines Young Book Award

Renowned Kentucky author Silas House has received Transylvania University’s 2019 Judy Gaines Young Book Award for his novel, “Southernmost.” The annual award recognizes outstanding recent works by writers in the Appalachian region. House will give a free, public reading from “Southernmost” on March 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Transylvania’s Carrick Theater. Reserve tickets here. Silas HouseA New...

Five KCTCS colleges participating in 2017 Shaping Our Appalachian Region Summit on Aug. 4

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) office and its five colleges from the Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) will take part in the 2017 SOAR Summit Friday, Aug. 4. KCTCS will host breakout sessions focused on aerospace and manufacturing opportunities in Appalachia at 1 p.m. and broadband and the digital economy at 2:30 p.m. KCTCS President Dr. Jay Box will moderate the two...