Smoke on the Mountain is a wildly funny, foot-stomping good time!

Artists Collaborative Theatre presents Smoke on the Mountain, now through September 28! Smoke on the Mountain is a wildly funny, foot-stomping good time!

“I feel like I have just participated in the best tent revival possible.”  Audience Member Anna Robinson said.

“The cast has the Spirit and so much love for each other, you can’t help but feel good!” Audience Member Randall Ramey.

Taking place during a Saturday Night Gospel Sing at a country church in North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains in 1938, the show features two dozen rousing bluegrass songs played and sung by the Sanders Family, a traveling group making its return to performing after a five-year hiatus. Between songs, each family member “witnesses” — telling a story about an important event in their life.  Though they try to appear perfect in the eyes of the congregation, one thing after another goes awry and they reveal their true — and hilariously imperfect – natures.

Show times for Smoke on the Mountain are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 3 pm.  Tickets are only $9 each. We welcome all groups, with special invitation to church groups. Group rate: only $8.00 per person for groups of 15 or more!

To reserve seats, please call ACT at (606) 754-4228 or visit our website at www.act4.org.

Frank Phillips & Nancy McCoy Historical Marker to be unveiled Aug. 29

The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) has recently announced that they will be unveiling a new historical marker, Friday, August 29, at the Frank Phillips and Nancy McCoy Phillips burial site. Both were involved in the famous Hatfield McCoy Feud, with Phillips serving as lawman that rounded up the feuding Hatfields, and Nancy McCoy Phillips being romantically involved with the “Johnse” Hatfield, before marrying Phillips. Many believe that Nancy McCoy Phillips’ father, Asa Harmon McCoy, was the first person killed in the feud.

Pike County Tourism, Convention and Visitors Bureau, along with assistance from Pike County government, worked diligently to bring this marker to this historically important location. “When visitors tour the gravesites of the feudists, it brings the feud from popular lore to reality. These people lived, loved, and fought during one of America’s most difficult eras.” Said Tony K. Tackett, Pike County Tourism CVB Executive Director. “This history serves as a reminder of the toll civil unrest can have on a community and a nation.”

When visitors tour the grave sites of the feudists, it brings the feud from popular lore to reality.

The original article released by the Kentucky Historical Society can be viewed here. For more information, contact Becky Riddle, Kentucky Historical Marker Program coordinator, at 502-564-1792, ext. 4474 orbecky.riddle@ky.gov.