Christopher Allen

Founder of https://appalachiainsider.com – Writer, Philosopher, Podcaster, Kentucky, Magoffin/Salyersville Kentucky. You can follow me over on twitter – https://twitter.com/chrisallen0035 Always learning about economics, politics, and society.

A promotional image for the "We the People of Eastern Kentucky" podcast, Episode 16, featuring guest Darryl Parker. The image includes Darryl Parker smiling in front of a mural depicting the City of Hazard, Perry County, KY. The podcast logo is displayed prominently, highlighting the cultural and community themes of the episode.

Exploring Cultural Diversity and Community Leadership with Darryl “Dee” Parker: We the People of Eastern Kentucky Podcast Episode 16

In Episode 16 of the We the People of Eastern Kentucky podcast, hosts Terry V. Salyer and Christopher Cody Allen welcome a distinguished guest, Darryl “Dee” Parker. Dee Parker is a respected leader and advocate for cultural diversity who has made significant contributions to the communities of Eastern Kentucky. This episode is a must-listen for […]

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Local Writer Spotlight: The Poetic Journey of Brandon Napier: Magoffin County’s Literary Talent

In the quiet corners of Magoffin County, the rich tradition of storytelling and creative expression finds a contemporary voice in the works of local poet Brandon Napier. Brandon’s journey into the realm of poetry began during his graduate school days, where a poetry class ignited a spark that has since grown into a passionate pursuit

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Serenity House: Empowering Lives through Comprehensive Care in Eastern Kentucky

In the heart of Eastern Kentucky, Serenity House stands as a beacon of hope and support for individuals grappling with homelessness, addiction recovery, and mental health challenges. As an integral part of Mountain Comprehensive Care, Serenity House not only provides essential services but also fosters a community-driven approach to healing and empowerment. A Sanctuary of

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Hidden Gem: Front Porch Picking at the Rt. 23 Country Music Highway Museum

If you’re a fan of live music and local culture, the weekly Front Porch Picking event at the Rt. 23 Country Music Highway Museum in Paintsville, Kentucky, is an experience you won’t want to miss. Located along the iconic U.S. Route 23, famously known as the “Country Music Highway,” this event brings the rich musical

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Local Writer Spotlight!!! Phillip McKenzie: The Poet Whose Words Capture Faith, Family, and Nature

Local Writer Spotlight: Early Beginnings Phillip McKenzie’s journey as a writer began in the most enchanting way—a childhood story about a mischievous ghost. From the third grade, with the encouragement of his mother, Phillip discovered the magic of translating his imagination into words. What began as a hobby has since blossomed into a lifelong passion

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Spotlight on CASA of Kentucky – We the People of Eastern Kentucky: Episode 11

Spotlight on CASA of Kentucky Welcome to Episode 11 of We the People of Eastern Kentucky! In this episode, we have the pleasure of sitting down with Kristyn Densmore-Smith and Lafarrah Little from CASA of Kentucky. This insightful discussion covers what CASA of Kentucky is, who they benefit, and how we, as a community, can

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Robin Gabbard to Lead Mountain Association as New President

Introduction and Background BEREA, Kentucky (June 3, 2024)—Robin Gabbard of Gays Creek, Kentucky, will be the next President of the Mountain Association, a community economic development nonprofit established in 1976. Gabbard, who has been Board Chair for the organization since 2019, is replacing Peter Hille, who announced his retirement last fall. With more than 30

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Longing for Memories We Never Had: Nostalgia and Economic Realities in America

Memories… Can one yearn for a past they never experienced? The answer seems to be a resounding, YES! For millennials and Generation Z, this nostalgic yearning extends far beyond a mere longing for the material trappings of a specific era. Instead, it embodies a profound desire for the values and ideals associated with that time—an aspiration for

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Principal Arrested

Principal Arrested: Alleged Strangulation Sparks Legal Battle

Incident Description A Principal Arrested from Magoffin County’s North Magoffin Elementary faces allegations of strangling his wife. Deputies Neil and Donavon Watson apprehended James Keith Isaac, after reports that he allegedly strangled his wife at their Salyersville residence on Monday.  Arrest Citation Details According to details from an arrest citation obtained by Appalachia Insider, the

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Magoffin County Man Arrested

Magoffin County Man Arrested for Drug Trafficking Following Traffic Stop

1. Traffic Stop and Initial Suspicions ROYALTON, Ky. — A routine traffic stop near Royalton led to the arrest of Daniel Jackson, 56, after law enforcement officials discovered a cache of illegal drugs in his possession. The incident unfolded when a deputy pulled over Jackson for a license plate violation, noting that the plate lacked

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Left-Hand Fork Clash: Stabbing Incident Unfolds in Magoffin County”

Distress Call Sparks Altercation: Overview of the Incident On February 1st, 2024, Deputy Tyler Lafferty from the Magoffin County Sheriff’s Office responded to a distress call reporting an altercation with weapons involved at the Left Hand Fork of Johnson Rd. Witness Perspectives: Accounts of the Altercation Upon arrival, Deputy Lafferty made contact with Mr. Terrick

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