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Hindman by Design- Misty Feltner

Kiko Designs is a small design business located in Perry County, KY. Owner, Misty Lewis Feltner, works remotely from her home. Services provided include marketing and branding, promotion ideas, videography, editing, graphic design, photography, and woodworking. Connect with Kiko Designs on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kikodesigns4u and check out www.kikodesigns.com. Misty allowed us to wear history with a pair …

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DAR Spotlight: Caroline Close Stuart American Revolutionaries

It is with much appreciation and admiration that we shine a spotlight on the Caroline Close Stuart Chapter NSDAR of Lake St. Louis, Missouri! Daughters recently donated a set of highly-detailed dolls for Hindman’s Constitution Week display. As you may know, Constitution Week is the commemoration of America’s most important document. It is celebrated annually …

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THE TRUE VALUE OF LOCAL FOOD

After the decline in the coal industry, Eastern Kentucky saw exponential growth in the local food system. For the first time in decades, people looked at ways regenerate an agrarian culture that was once so strong in the coalfields. Growing the local food economy was a surefire strategy to diversify our regions industry. It may …

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UPK & Hindman Launch Appalachian Literary Imprint

In conjunction with their 75th Anniversary, the University of Kentucky Press and Hindman Settlement School collaborated to create the press’s first literary imprint, Fireside Industries. The name harkens to the school’s historical investment in the region. Founders May Stone and Katherine Pettit took a deep interest in the crafts of the region and developed the …

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AFTER-SCHOOL TRADITIONAL ARTS PROGRAMS EXPANDING

South Arts, a nonprofit organization based in Atlanta, Georgia, continues to support Hindman Settlement School through its ‘In These Mountains Central Appalachian Folk Arts and Culture’ initiative. In the 2019-2020 school year, we have expanded our After-School Traditional Arts Program to offer a wider variety of artistic mediums for students in Knott and Floyd Counties.  …

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