The Art of Recovery


Story & Photos by Mindy Miller, Multimedia WriterIn December, the Appalachian Artisan Center (AAC) in Hindman announced it had received an ArtPlace America grant of over $400,000 for its "Culture of Recovery" project. The project was chosen out of nearly 1,000 applications and will receive funding through the 2017 National Creative Placemaking Fund, which invests money in community development projects ... Read More

Loved to Life: A KRCC Recovery Story


by Mindy Miller, KRCC Multimedia Writer Peer Support Specialist James Lee Colwell sat down recently to share his powerful and profoundly moving recovery story. After over a decade in open addiction, Colwell received guidance and support at Hickory Hill Recovery Center and is now leading other men to claim lives in recovery in KRCC’s New Directions program. It all started … Read More

Going Above and Beyond: KRCC’s School-Based Services


KRCC provides school-based therapy to meet the needs of children, families, and schools throughout the Kentucky River Region. by Mindy Miller, KRCC Multimedia Writer For most parents, the start of a new school year often presents a new set of challenges, especially as the family tries to let go of the summer-break mindset and return to the everyday routine of back-to-school … Read More

KRCC Launches Voices, Its First Literary Journal

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It was an evening of stories, words, songs, and voices that lingered in the late-summer air long after the day had ended. The people who gathered there had one purpose: to bring hope to a region that is in desperate need of it. From established writers like Darnell Arnoult (a SIBA Book of the Year award winner) and Larry D. … Read More

Rising at the Drop


KRCC’s Sapling Centers, or youth drop-in centers, have been transforming the lives of our region’s youth. This is just one of their stories. by Mindy Miller, KRCC Multimedia Writer “I really didn’t know these places even existed,” said Ethan Montgomery, sitting in the study area of KRCC’s Sapling Center in Hazard. “I thought it was just something somebody made up. … Read More

Never Stay Down: The Charlene Neace Story


Through KRCC’s Supported Employment program, Charlene Neace got a job and began reclaiming her life. by Mindy Miller, KRCC Multimedia Writer After 24 years of marriage, Charlene Neace’s life seemed full and complete, but at 42, everything changed and she found herself divorced, unemployed, and living in emergency housing. And, on top of that, she’d been introduced to a new … Read More