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Weatherford Awards recipients to be recognized at 2020 Appalachian Studies Conference on March 13

The winners of this year’s Weatherford Awards for the best books about Appalachia are Appalachian Reckoning (non-fiction), edited by Anthony Harkins and Meredith McCarroll, Forage by Rose McLarney (poetry), and Any Other Place (fiction) by Michael Croley. The Weatherford Awards honor books deemed as best illuminating the challenges, personalities and unique qualities of the Appalachian South. Granted...

Kentucky State Park campgrounds to open March 13 with nearly 2,300 campsites across the state

Fresh air fanatics, get ready. Camping season is about to open at Kentucky State Parks. “Our state parks are treasured by thousands of Kentucky families, including mine,” said Gov. Andy Beshear. “I hope to see Team Kentucky outside and having fun this year – stay safe and keep exploring!” The camping season officially opens March 13 at all 30 Kentucky State Park campgrounds that feature about...