Dr. Melissa Zook

Phelps Stokes 212 Chestnut St., Berea, KY

From Good Girl to Street Doc: Mistakes, Misguided Adventures and Light Bulb Moments Family physician Dr. Zook practices cradle-to-grave medicine in London, KY and provides care for persons living with HIV, hepatitis and substance use disorders. Her path to becoming a 21st century country doctor wasn’t exactly what she imagined when she graduated from a […]

Women of Appalachia

Phelps Stokes 212 Chestnut St., Berea, KY

In response to the COVID-19 situation, all spring 2020 semester convocations have been canceled. Please see the COVID-19 planning page for more information. Women Speak The Women of Appalachia Project has, for the past 10 years, been empowering female Appalachian writers and spoken word artists of all levels. In their uncompromising mix of socio-political perspectives the artists […]

Reporting on Appalachian Kentucky


Bill Estep Moderator: Dr. Chris Green, Director, Appalachian Center & Assoc. Professor of Appalachian Studies Bill Estep has reported on Appalachian Kentucky since 1985 for the Lexington Herald-Leader. While the coal industry has withered and substance abuse worsened, the region has also improved its schools and stepped up efforts to diversify and rebuild the economy. […]