Whitesburg KY

Hurt to portray Lilley Cornett

David Hurt will portray Lilley Cornett for Kentucky Chautauqua at 7 p.m., May 31, in the Laurel House on the campus of Pine Mountain Settlement School.

Lilly Cornett Woods, 500 acres on Linefork Creek bought with his miner’s wages in the 1920s and ‘30s, is a mixed mesophytic forest. A portion of the total acreage, 252 acres, is designated as “old-growth” forest, a forest which has not undergone any manmade changes in 150 years.

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