UK Alumni Book Award presented

July 2, 2014

Tim Cornelius, a University of Kentucky Alumni Association representative and a resident of Bell County, presented Harlan County High School junior Jay Phillips with the UK Book Award.

The award is sponsored by the association and presented to one accomplished junior based on the strength of the student’s record, potential for academic success, demonstration of leadership and community service and contribution to diversity.

Phillips was recognized at the high school awards program and received a copy of “The Hills Remember: The Complete Short Stories of James Still” which honors the late writer by collecting all of Still’s short stories, as well as 12 prose pieces originally published as short stories and later incorporated into “River of Earth.” Also included are several lesser-known stories and 10 never-before-published stories.