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Kentucky author Wendell Berry receives inaugural Kentucky Humanities Carl West Literary Award

Kentucky author Wendell Berry received the inaugural Kentucky Humanities Carl West Literary Award, presented in a ceremony last week at the Paul Sawyier Public Library in Frankfort. Presented by Kentucky Humanities, the literary award recognizes an individual who has made a significant impact on the literary culture of the Commonwealth. The award is named in honor of Kentucky journalist Carl West,...

Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board to consider 10 National Register nominations Monday

Ten nominations to the National Register of Historic Places will be considered during a meeting of the Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, at Paul Sawyier Public Library, Frankfort. Among the nominations are the McGrorty Avenue/Old Wilderness Road Historic District in Danville, encompassing 13 African American residences dating from 1814 to 1950 that reflect an...

Historic Preservation Review Board to consider 14 nominations to National Register

Fourteen nominations to the National Register of Historic Places will be considered during a meeting of the Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board today at Paul Sawyier Public Library in Frankfort. Among the proposals is a multiple property submission documenting the growth and development of the Kentucky State Parks system from 1924 through 1973, and an individual listing for Lake Cumberland...

Great Black Kentuckians: Dr. Thomas T. Wendell was pioneer in care of menatlly ill

In recognition of Black History Month:   Dr. Thomas T. Wendell (1877 – 1953) was a pioneer in the care of Kentucky’s mentally ill. As a staff physician at Eastern State Hospital, Wendell worked for 20 years to upgrade care of African-American patients. The Wendell Building of the hospital was named in his honor. He was a graduate of Meharry College in Nashville with degrees in both...