My Mountains Mysteries – The Octavia Hatcher Story – Chapter One; What We Know

The Octavia Hatcher story is a local legend around Central Appalachia, but not only isolated to the communities surrounding Pike County, KY. Her story is known worldwide, having been examined by such programs as Mysteries at the Museum on the Travel Channel. She is known as the “Girl Who Turned Her Back on Pikeville” throughout […]

Monk Media Podcast with Doug Adams

Among the most eminent artists of our time with local origins is Letcher County native Doug Adams. His career as an independent artist and educator has spanned 40 years. His artwork can be found in many of our homes, public places, and institutions. He has worked with several noted Kentucky authors including James Still and […]

The Monk Media Podcast with Willa Johnson

The Monk Media Podcast welcomes Willa Johnson as our guest for October. Willa is the Project Director of All Access EKY at Appalshop. She also is the co-director of Appalshop’s Appalachian Media Institute. Her work in film has been showcased at such prestigious events as the  Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. […]

Monk Media Podcast with Michelle Goff

A native of Raccoon, Ky., Michelle Goff is the author of the Maggie Morgan cozy mystery series. Set in a fictional Eastern Kentucky community, the series features a newspaper reporter with a penchant for solving murders. Goff, herself a former reporter and public relations specialist, is a grant writer for the University of Pikeville as […]

The Monk Media Podcast with Sister Gracie Bentley

Sister Gracie Bentley has been quilting for over 70 years. Starting out when she was 12 years old, Gracie is now in her mid to late 80’s. She’s lived nearly all her life in the mountains of eastern Kentucky, in Pike County near Elkhorn City. In this interview, you will be transported back to an […]

Monk Media Podcast with Lacy Hale

Lacy Hale is a visual artist and muralist from Knott County, KY. She attended Pratt Institute of Art and Morehead State University. She manages the Appalshop Gallery and is the coordinator of EpiCentre Arts, a regional arts group that she co-founded in 2012. She served on the board of the Kentucky Arts Council, and is […]