"Cincinnati's 'Second Minority': The Emergence of Appalachian Advocacy, 1953-1973," by Phillip J. Obermiller and Thomas J. Wagner; "Big Dough, Small Change: The Elections of 1996," by David Sutton.
Poetry by Pauletta Hansel ("Her Words" and "Kentucky"), John F. Keener ("Thomas Jefferson Kills Aaron Burr on a Footbridge in Clarksburg"), Lynn Martin ("Now, in Late October, I Can See"), and Richard Hague ("My Grandfather's Mandolin").
Reviews by Gordon B. McKinney (A Mansion in the Mountains: The Story of Moses and Bertha Cone and Their Blowing Rock Manor by Philip T. Noblitt and Sidelines Activist: Charles S. Johnson and the Struggle for Civil Rights by Richard Robbins), Phil Noblitt (Great Smoky Mountains Folklife by Michael Ann Williams), William J. Schafer (Sharpshooter: A Novel of the Civil War by David Madden), Karen Linn (African Banjo Echoes in Appalachia: A Study of Folk Traditions by Cecelia Conway), John Alexander Williams (The Americanization of West Virginia: Creating a Modern Industrial State, 1916-1925 by John C. Hennen), Chris Holbrook (Knucklebones: 27 Stories by Annabel Thomas), Joanna Barnes Newton (The Christmas Letters: A Novella by Lee Smith), Carolyn Hazlett Adams (Conversations with Kentucky Writers ed. L. Elisabeth Beattie), Jim Minick (Another Turn of the Crank by Wendell Berry), John Lang (Wild Peavines by Robert Morgan), Bruce Dick (Evelyn Williams dir. Anne Lewis), and Dennis J. Delprato.
Letters to the editor from Charles F. Price and Paula Wiseman.
"Signs of the Times" and the "Chronicle."