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Stop stereotyping Appalachian accents

Peyton Keyes, Reporter January 21, 2024

In the gift shop of some museum in Washington, D.C. that couldn’t pique the interest of my 6th-grade brain, I started a conversation with another shopper. She seemed sweet — a local who wanted to...

Nathan Vanderford poses for a photo in his office on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023, at the UK Markey Cancer Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Samuel Colmar | Staff

Taking ACTION: UK Markey Center program addresses high cancer rates in Appalachia

Natalia Garcia, Reporter February 28, 2023

Appalachia may be known for its scenic mountain views and dense forests, but the region also happens to be home to the highest cancer rates in America, according to the North American Association of Central...

Family photo, Johnson County, circa 1950s. Hannah Wests Mawmaw is pictured in the center.

Mountain Plea

Hannah West March 4, 2020

Recently I was driving through Eastern Kentucky, a drive I make often to visit family. For years I have driven or ridden through the gentle mountains and stared out the window of the car. I have seen the...

McAfee Knob in Virginia, Mount Katahdin, Maine, and the Grayson Highlands of Virginia are three of the multiple landmarks Wright encountered along the Appalachian Trail. 

Venture into Appalachia

Will Wright March 4, 2020

The driveway that leads from Route 15 to Riverside Park in Whitesburg is easy to miss.It peels off from the main road and leads down to a gravel parking lot cozied up along the bank of the North Fork Kentucky...

ASA Understory 1

The ‘understory’ of Appalachian forests and culture is ASA conference theme

Brianna Stanley March 4, 2020

This year marks two firsts in the Appalachian Studies Association conference’s 43-year history — the first time it’s being held at UK and the first time it’s had a main focus on the forests of...

Graphic provided by UK student Alyssa Dyer. 

43rd Annual Appalachian Studies Conference to have its Lexington debut this March

Sarah Michels February 29, 2020

In the days before Spring Break, UK’s campus usually goes silent, a ghost town somewhat reminiscent of a post-zombie apocalyptic society.But not this year.From Thursday, March 12, to Sunday, March 15,...

Gurney Norman (left) and Robert Gipe (right) speak about Appalachian storytelling. 

Author Robert Gipe tells real stories from Appalachia

Noah Oldham February 8, 2019

More than coal can be mined for in Appalachia— it’s also a great place to mine for a story.  On Thursday evening, the UK Appalachian Center hosted an interview and reading with author, illustrator...

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