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Extension offers Golden Opportunities to eight east Kentucky counties
Mattie Campbell will turn 97-years-young in April. She's sharp as a tack and still maintains a fairly large garden in Breathitt County. She said the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service has offered her golden opportunities most of her life and she's still taking advantage of every bit of education and fellowship the local office provides.
"I've been coming to extension programs ever since it (the office) has been on the map," Campbell said smiling. "Many years ago when Mary Scott Moore was an agent here, she taught me about gardens, canning, and she even came to my house to help me with colors and decorating."
On a mild, spring-like day in late March, Campbell was once again at the extension office for a workshop titled "Golden Opportunities." As she sat mixing Epsom salts, essential oils and other items for bath sachets, she admitted she'd never done anything like that before. She said she always likes to keep learning new things and extension has given her plenty of opportunities to do that.
Breathitt County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences Martha...
Fine arts agents bring theater opportunities to eastern Kentucky
With a new theater in Pike County and a world premiere play based on the work of Jesse Stuart in Greenup County, fine arts agents with the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service are providing local drama opportunities to residents of eastern Kentucky.
Stephanie Richards, Pike County Extension's fine arts agent, and Cora Hughes, fine arts extension agent in Greenup County, said bringing these...
Shaker archaeology, wood use highlighted at field day workshop
(Oct. 1, 2008) - Shaker life, culture and craftsmanship have intrigued Kentuckians for decades. Shaker crafted items still reproduced today include brooms...
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Black Box Theatre opens in Pike County
In the past, eastern Kentucky's performing artists have had to travel hours upon hours to the nearest concert hall or theatre to showcase their talents. But with the completion of the Black Box Theatre, the new facility for Artists Collaborative Theatre, Inc., that is about to change.
The theatre's ribbon cutting and grand opening scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Sept. 23 in Elkhorn City will feature performances from talented local artists. Refreshments will be served.
"Not only will aspiring and professional actors and artists be able to use the facility...
Groundbreaking eXtension Web site recently launched
eXtension.org recently launched its Web site, which is a gateway to answering questions ranging from parenting, to saving and investing, to entrepreneurship, to livestock care and vegetable gardens. Faculty and specialists affiliated with Kentucky Cooperative Extension, including UK Extension and Kentucky State University, are providing online...
East Kentucky children’s chorus off and running
“I had a vision to start a children’s chorus in the area,” said Hughes, who founded the Greenup Arts Children’s Chorus in October. According to her, the audition-only group of 32 students from 14 area schools has “just taken off.”
“We started out just in the county and then word spread. We have children from Greenup, Boyd and one girl even comes...