News & Updates

Welcome to our news hub for all things Appalachia. You’ll find a little bit of everything here, from articles about dyslexia and student success stories to gardening tips, folk music and craft tidbits, campus updates, and more.

Cornerstone Groundbreaking

Hindman Settlement School will begin a new chapter in its 114-year history with a formal... [Read More]

Written By Josh Mullins

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Folk Arts Program Winter Update

With February being Black History Month, I’ve been doing a lot of music and history around... [Read More]

Written By Sam Gleaves

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A Look Back: Curing Trachoma In The Mountains

Hindman Settlement School’s mission since its inception has not been to simply educate the people... [Read More]

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A Commentary On The Times

These are not normal times. There, I said it. The age in which we live is unlike any other in living memory, and unmatched in... [Read More]

Written By Brent D. Hutchinson

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Donor Spotlight: Larry and Lucy Newnam

The 40th anniversary of the annual Appalachian Writers’ Workshop is coming up this July, and... [Read More]

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A New Year of After-School Tutoring

On Saturday, January 14, we held our After-School Tutor Training Workshop with sixty-four people in... [Read More]

Written By Ola Pigman

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A Look Back: Scrapbooks and Photo Albums

Some of my favorite additions to the Hindman Settlement School Archives are the personal photo... [Read More]

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Preserving Food & Dance Traditions

This past December we entered the holiday season in good spirits with a lively weekend... [Read More]

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Gas Leaks, Wild Raccoons, & More!

With a 200-acre campus containing nearly two dozen aging buildings and structures, there is always... [Read More]

Written By Linda Jones

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Appalachian Scholars’ Program Winter Update

Last fall, we launched a new school-based program for eighth and ninth grade students in Knott... [Read More]

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Wendell Berry & 40th Writers’ Workshop

Kentucky farmer and author, Wendell Berry, will deliver the Jim Wayne Miller/James Still Keynote Address... [Read More]

Written By Brent D. Hutchinson

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Dyslexia Program Winter Update

Hey there!  This is Melissa with the Hindman Settlement School’s Dyslexia Reading Lab at Hindman... [Read More]

Written By Melissa Baker

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