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July 2018

Climbing Magazine Features Maples' Study

Red River Gorge

An economic impact study of the Red River Gorge by EKU faculty member Dr. James Maples was the subject of a lengthy article in Climbing Magazine.

As the article points out, Maples' study of spending in the Gorge, published this spring in Journal of Appalachian Studies, indicated that climbers contribute $3.8 million annually to the area economy.

Project Spotlights History of Mountain Horses

student and horse

Story update: To watch Dr. McSpirit's documentary, visit here!


When most people think of Kentucky and horses, the images that typically come to mind are of regal thoroughbreds, the scenic farms that ring Lexington, and the annual Kentucky Derby.

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