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WUKY will broadcast KY Writers Hall of Fame

WUKY-FM will broadcast the 2014 Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame induction ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday. The event took place Jan. 23 at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning. The inductees that night included Thomas Merton, Thomas D. Clark, Etheridge Knight, and … Continue reading

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Carnegie Center seeking Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame nominations

Who deserves to sit alongside Harriette Arnow, Robert Penn Warren, William Wells Brown, Elizabeth Madox Roberts, James Still, and Harry Caudill? That is essentially the question the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning is asking as it assembles the second class of … Continue reading

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Author Greg Barrett brings story of humanity in the face of war to Lexington

Christian activist Shane Claiborne (left) and journalist Greg Barrett (right) at the Jordan-Iraq border in 2010. Barrett wrote a book, “The Gospel of Rutba” about Claiborne’s journey with other Western peacemakers to thank the people of Rutba, who rescued them … Continue reading

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Appreciation: Nora Ephron, 1941-2012

Reading over appreciations of writer and director Nora Ephron, who died Tuesday after a battle with Leukemia, a theme quickly emerged: whether penned by an actual friend or not, that is what she was regarded as. Through her movies, which … Continue reading

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Wendell Berry short stories in Oxford American

The summer issue of Southern culture chronicle The Oxford American is out with two contributions from Henry County writer Wendell Berry. The short story “Down in the Valley Where the Green Grass Grows” tells the tale of Big Elllis, a … Continue reading

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Interview: Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson

http://copiousnotes.bloginky.com/files/2012/03/120322Hutcherson-Podcast.mp3 Though Louisvillian Jennifer Lawrence is the Oscar nominee among The Hunger Games leading actors, Josh Hutcherson is the old hand at movies. According to the Internet Movie Database, the 19-year-old actor has been performing on camera since a 2002 … Continue reading

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Wendell Berry to give prestigious humanities lecture in Washington D.C.

Henry County native Wendell Berry will deliver the 2012 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities April 23 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. The annual lecture is considered the most prestigious honor the federal … Continue reading

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Billy Ray Cyrus writing a memoir

Country music singer and Flatwoods native Billy Ray Cyrus is writing a memoir that will be published by Amazon Publishing in the spring of 2013. Hillbilly Heart will reportedly detail Cyrus’ early years in Eastern Kentucky, his fame thanks to … Continue reading

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Feminist artists, groups awarded grants

The Kentucky Foundation for Women has ­awarded 10 Artist Enrichment Grants totaling more than $24,000 to “Central Kentucky feminist ­artists and arts organizations committed to creating­ ­positive social change throughout the state,” ­according to a news release. The release says … Continue reading

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Art book wins Historical Society prize

A book chronicling the the work of portrait artists in 19th and early-20th century Kentucky received one of five general awards from the Kentucky Historical Society last weekend. Estill Curtis Pennington’s Lessons in Likeness: Portrait Painters in Kentucky and the … Continue reading

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