According to the Center for Disease Control, 1 in 50 children are born with autism each year. Pikeville City and Pike County officials, employees, and community members have once again come together to organize the “East Kentucky Autism Awareness Walk”. This very important event will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the East Ky Expo Center. Like all of the Autism Awareness Walks before it, the purpose of this event is to create a voice for and lend an ear to the families affected by autism. Free t-shirts, lunch, and activities will be provided to all participants.
Country Music Highway US23 is known for producing some of America’s most beloved country artists. From Loretta Lynn, to Dwight Yoakam, The Judds and Patty Loveless, the legendary Country Music Highway proves that Appalachian culture is ripe with talent. However, Eastern Kentucky talent is not only found in music, but also in the realms of painting, drawing, crafts and photography. Pike County Tourism CVB welcomes you to discover the work of our regional artists with the US23 Artists blog series.
Larry Epling: Photographer & Media Specialist Known for his work in capturing Appalachian life, events and culture, Larry Epling is a photographer, media specialist and IT professional from Pike County, Kentucky. Larry volunteers for Pike County Tourism CVB and is found at most every major event, such as Hillbilly Days, Muscle on Main and Hatfield McCoy Heritage Days, shooting photos and interacting with visitors. Larry also works at the University of Pikeville as a Systems Administrator, and is an avid sports fan, capturing photos of every exciting moment of Upike basketball, football and softball.