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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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In 1985, I moved to Ashland to assume the executive and literary leadership of the Jesse Stuart Foundation, an organization that had been created in 1979, five years before Stuart’s death, to manage his literary estate.  With assistance from hundreds of people, including Keith Kappes, a Vice President at Morehead State University, Judy B. Thomas, President of the Ashland Oil Foundation, and former state librarian Wayne Onkst, I have [...]

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The court-martial of Daniel Boone is a well authenticated but quite obscure incident in the life of the famed frontiersman. Allan W. Eckert’s first full-length novel, “The Court-Martial of Daniel Boone,” recreates the legendary Kentuckian’s severest test – the trial for his life at Boonesborough in 1778. A captain during the Revolutionary War, Boone faces court-martial and hanging for such high crimes as betraying his command to the Indians, [...]

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