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Gifford honored with prestigious Milner Award

Previous recipients include Jesse Stuart

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has announced that James M. Gifford, CEO & Senior Editor of the JSF, is among nine recipients of the commonwealth’s arts awards in recognition of their dedication to sharing Kentucky’s rich arts history with the citizens of the commonwealth.


Dr. James Gifford with his Milner Award.

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Blood and Treasure: Daniel Boone and the Fight for America’s First Frontier

It is the mid-1700s, and England’s colonists in North America are eager to explore and settle the forest frontier west of the Appalachian mountains. This is the setting of the new book (2021), “Blood and Treasure.” The guide to this epic narrative is America’s first pathfinder, Daniel Boone – not the coonskin cap-wearing caricature of popular culture, but the flesh-and-blood frontiersman and Revolutionary War hero whose explorations would become the [...]

By |April 21, 2022|Categories: Appalachia, James M. Gifford|Tags: |

JSF best sellers ~ April 4-10

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Regional Readers to meet April 26; Blood and Treasure focus

The Regional Readers book group meets Tuesday, April 26 in the former JSF Conference Room (now Right Eye Graphics). Coffee and conversation at 2:00 pm; book discussion at 2:30 pm. The April selection is Blood and Treasure: Daniel Boone and the Fight for America’s First Frontier by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin. In mid-18th century, anxious colonists are desperate to conquer and settle North America’s “First Frontier” beyond the [...]

By |April 8, 2022|Categories: Appalachia, Regional Readers|


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