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Collaboration between UK colleges results in hiring of cooperative extension fine arts specialist

By Carol Lea Spence University of Kentucky A unique collaboration between the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and College of Fine Arts has resulted in the hiring of one of the few cooperative extension arts specialist in the country. Stephanie Richards, who was hired in 2005 in Pike County as the first fine arts extension agent in the nation, accepted the job. Richards’...

‘The art was already here’: Nation’s first fine arts extension program empowers Pike Co.

The Arts House recently opened in downtown Pikeville. Pike County is the site of the nation’s first fine arts extension program, launched in 2006. The program has since expanded to Greenup and Whitley counties. (Photo from UKNow)   By Mallory Powell Special to KyForward   Stephanie Richards remembers the exact moment she decided to move from Chicago back to her hometown in Pike County.   “I...