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Rice, Alice Hegan

Alice Hegan Rice

  • Name(s)
    • Alice Hagen Rice
    • Alice Caldwell Hagen
  • Date of Birth
    • January 11, 1870
    • Shelbyville, Shelby County, Kentucky
  • Date of Death
    • February 10, 1942
    • Buried at the Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Shelbyville, Shelby County, Kentucky
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • Honorary Doctorate in Literature, University of Louisville, 1937
    • Honorary Doctorate in Literature, Rollins College, 1928
    • Miss Hampton's College, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Life Events
    • Volunteer nurse during World War One
    • Founded the Cabbage Patch Settlement House, Louisville, Kentucky, 1910
    • Married poet and dramatist Cale Young Rice, 1902
  • Awards and Recognitions 
  • Employment
    • Aide at a Presbyterian Mission Sunday School, Louisville, Kentucky, c.1886
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Philanthropist
    • Writer

Richey, Nancy

Nancy Richey

  • Name(s)
    • Nancy Richey
  • Date of Birth
    • Mount Hermon, Monroe County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Mount Hermon, Monroe County, Kentucky
    • Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • Collections Care Certificate in Historic Preservation and Conservation, Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies, Mount Carroll, Illinois, 2014
    • M.L.S., University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 2007
    • M.A. in History, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky, 2005
    • B.A. in History, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky, 1997
    • Barren County High School, 1977
  • Life Events
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Special Librarian of the Year Award, Kentucky Library Association, 2017
  • Employment
    • Professor and Visual Resources Librarian, Department of Special Collections, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky, 2020-present
    • Associate Professor and Visual Resources Librarian, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky, 2008-2020
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Librarian
    • Professor
    • Writer

Ridenour, Dana

Dana Ridenour

  • Name(s)
    • Dana Ridenour
  • Date of Birth
    • Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Meade County, Kentucky
    • Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
    • Beaufort, South Carolina
  • Education
    • J. D., Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, Kentucky 1992
    • B.A. in Police Administration, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky, 1989
    • Attended the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky,
    • Meade County High School, Brandenburg, Kentucky, 1984
  • Life Events
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Gold Medal for Best Thriller/Terrorist Novel from Readers' Favorite for Below the Radar, 2020
    • Below the Radar awarded a five-star review from Reader's Favorite, 2020
    • Hal Bernard Memorial Award for Best Novel from the Southeastern Writers' Conference, for Below the Radar, 2019
    • Royal Palm Literary Award for Best Thriller for Beyond the Cabin, 2018
    • Bronze Place Award for Mystery from the Feathered Quill Book Awards, 2018
    • Award for Excellence in Inspirational Writing from the Southeastern Writers' Association for The Baby Jesus Thief
    • Angel Award for Holiday Seasonal Writing from the Southeastern Writers' Association for The Baby Jesus Thief
    • First Place Award in Action and Adventures from Next Generation Indie Book Awards for Behind the Mask
    • Finalist for Best First Novel from Next Generation Indie Book Awards for Behind the Mask
    • First Place, Chanticleer International Book Awards for Behind the Mask
    • Silver Medal for Best New Voice in Fiction, IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards for Behind the Mask
    • Best Novel by First Time Author Award from Royal Dragonfly Book Awards for Behind the Mask, 2016
    • Best Fiction Novel from Royal Dragonfly Book Awards for Behind the Mask, 2016
    • Grand Prize from Royal Dragonfly Book Awards for Behind the Mask, 2016
    • Behind the Mask named a Best Indie Book by Kirkus Reviews, 2016
    • Hal Bernard Memorial Award for Best Novel for Behind the Mask
    • Edna Sampson Award of Excellence from the Southeastern Writers' Association for Behind the Mask
  • Employment
    • Special agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), 1995-2016
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Writer
    • FBI agent

Riley, James Alan

James Alan Riley

  • Name(s)
    • James Alan Riley
  • Date of Birth
    • 1956
  • Residence(s)
    • Pikeville, Pike County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • Ph.D. in Modern British and American Literature, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
    • M.A. in English, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Life Events
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
    • Al Smith Fellowships, Kentucky Arts Council
    • Individual Artists Fellowship, Ohio Arts Council
  • Employment
    • English Program Coordinator and Professor of English, University of Pikeville, Pikeville, Kentucky, 1987-present
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Professor
    • Writer
    • Poet

Ritchie, Jean

Jean Ritchie

Photo: KET Education

  • Name(s)
    • Jean Ritchie
    • Jean Ruth Ritchie
  • Date of Birth
    • December 8, 1922
    • Viper, Perry County, Kentucky
  • Date of Death
    • June 1, 2015
    • Berea, Madison County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Viper, Perry County, Kentucky
    • New York, late 1940s
    • Berea, Madison County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • B.A., Phi Beta Kappa in Social Work, University of Kentucky, Lexington, 1946
    • Cumberland Junior College (now the University of the Cumberlands), Williamsburg, Kentucky
    • High School in Viper, Kentucky
  • Life Events
    • Became known as "The Mother of Folk"
    • Married George Pickow, 1950, two sons
    • First solo recording, Jean Ritchie Sings Traditional Songs of her Kentucky Mountain Family, 1952
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Inducted into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame, 2016
    • Inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame, 2008
    • National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) National Heritage Fellowship, 2002
    • Rolling Stone Critics' Award for the album None But One, 1977
    • Fulbright Scholarship, 1952
  • Employment
    • Social Worker teaching music, Henry Street Settlement, Manhattan, New York
    • Taught elementary school during World War II
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Folk singer
    • Composer
    • Ethnomusicologist
    • Performer
    • Author
    • Lyricists
    • Songwriter
    • Dulcimer player