Kentucky Humanities Council

“Thanks to the Kentucky Humanities Council, PRIME TIME absolutely helped us solidify our place in our community as an informal learning environment, a place that holds more than books, an open, welcoming place with worthwhile meaningful programs for all ages. We reached the Hispanic community for the first time with this program.”

Carol SextonLibrarian from Pulaski County Public Library

Our Mission

Telling Kentucky’s story, our pride, our glory.

About Us

More than just history, by Kentucky’s story we mean Kentucky’s writers, inventors, judges, musicians, architects, doctors – in short, the contributions from every walk of life to the quality of life in Kentucky. We recognize a need to build civic engagement as well as literacy, and we want to involve all ages and all places from Pine Knot to Princeton. Everyone has a story to tell, and everyone can learn from the stories of others. These stories, taken together, are the stories of our communities, our counties, our regions, and our unique Kentucky culture and heritage. They are the basis of our pride and the basic premise of community.

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Testimony on Behalf of the Federation of State Humanities Councils (HOUSE)
May 25, 2017

Prepared for the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies by Esther Mackintosh, President, Federation of State Humanities Councils, Addressing the National Endowment for the Humanities, May 24, 2017.

Schwartz Prize: Call for 2016 Nominations
Schwartz Prize: Call for 2016 Nominations
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