True Christmas Stories From the Heart of Appalachia makes for a great Christmas gift

“True Christmas Stories From the Heart of Appalachia,” is a book that captures the spirit of Christmas in 43 stories by 39 authors. Thirty-five of the stories are from Kentucky and the others are from neighboring states. This book was sponsored by JSF Board [...]

Missing Christmas

Following World War I, our nation entered a decade of national prosperity.  Businesses flourished, and the standard of living rose.  Jobs were plentiful and Americans were better fed, clothed, and housed than they had ever been before.  During the “Golden Twenties,” Americans also experienced [...]

Naomi Deane Stuart

“A perfect woman, nobly planned . . .” —William Wordsworth Jesse Stuart and Naomi Deane Norris met as Greenup High School students in the mid-1920s. When Deane saw Jesse, a “timid-looking new boy from the country,” she was unimpressed with his patched sweaters and [...]

“The Thread That Runs So True” treasured by teachers throughout the world

Beginning in 1937, a new book had been tumbling around in Jesse Stuart’s head. It was a book about education—a personal testimony to the teaching profession. In 1948, he finished the book, and it was published the following year. “The Thread That Runs So [...]


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