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Journal

The Right Woman For The Job

By Kentucky For Kentucky |

The Right Woman For The Job

Kate Fowler took the road less travelled to the job of her dreams as director of Appalshop's Appalachian Media Institute, but she's doing it now and that's all that matters.
 
Born in King George, Va., a tiny military town even smaller than Whitesburg, Ky., where Appalshop is located, she dropped out of school …

Thoughts in the Presence of Fear

By Kentucky For Kentucky |

Thoughts in the Presence of Fear

Shortly after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Kentucky author and farmer Wendell Berry attempted to make sense of that unsensible event and the foolish self-righteousness that allowed it to happen in a 27-part essay entitled "Thoughts in the Presence of Fear".
 
"What leads to peace," Berry wrote, "is not violence but peaceableness, …

"It was some Captain Planet shit for sure. Power in numbers. When we all came together there was no reason we couldn't or shouldn't do it."
That's Matt Carter–the Earth, if you will, in this 90s cartoon analogy–explaining the genesis of what's quickly become a cultural touchstone in the Letcher County town of Whitesburg, …