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Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame 2015 class

The Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning has announced five new members of the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame to be inducted in a ceremony Jan. 28, in addition to Wendell Berry. Berry, who was previously announced, will be the first living … Continue reading

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Locally made film ‘Proud Citizen’ comes home, with honors in tow

Katerina Stoykova-Klemer is known in the Lexington area for her poetry and her WRFL-FM radio show. But she never acted, until she got the lead in Lexington director Thom Southerland’s latest movie. It helps that she inspired it. “I head … Continue reading

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Fellow merchants support Wild Fig bookstore after break-in

It’s hard to keep an independent bookstore going in this economy. It’s even harder when crooks decide to smash your windows and take your cash and merchandise. That’s what happened Dec. 27 to Wild Fig Books on Leestown Road. Owners … Continue reading

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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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