Nov 26, 2012
One of the more unlikely and significant trips in Kentucky came when one of the greatest spiritual writers of the 20th century, the Trappist monk Thomas Merton, visited the Shaker village in Pleasant Hill.
Opinionator | Disunion: A Storm in Zion
Perhaps no group better reflected the once-tolerant spirit of the Western states as the Shakers, a sect of charismatic Christians who counted thousands of members from New England to the Ohio River Valley during the mid-19th century.
Rosenwald-Dunbar Elementary administrator welcomes principal from Argentina for exchange program
A principal from Argentina is getting a taste of central Kentucky and Jessamine County during a visit this month as part of an administrator-exchange program.
The Undaunted and Undented Osage Orange by Allen Bush
The Osage orange tree doesn't have a large following but I have become a big fan.
Voice of America
Once Thriving Religious Sect Leaves Its Mark
The plain and immaculately clean surroundings of what was once a thriving Shaker community in Maine exemplifies the Shakers' vow of hard work and simplicity.