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Eastern Mountain Coal Coal Fields task force
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Thank you for joining the Eastern Mountain Coal Fields task force. Please take a few moments and look over our project page. We encourage every member to find their niche and work on the parts of the project they most enjoy. If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask on our project talk page. Once again, welcome!

J654567 (talk) 01:10, 15 May 2010 (UTC)


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WikiProject Kentucky
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Thank you for joining WikiProject Kentucky. Please take a few moments and look over our project page and the various project departments. We encourage every member to find their niche and work on the parts of the project they most enjoy. If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask on our project talk page. Again, welcome!

Acdixon (talk contribs count) 12:30, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

Invitation to join WikiProject United States[edit]

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Hello, MariAdkins! WikiProject United States, an outreach effort supporting development of United States related articles in Wikipedia, has recently been restarted after a long period of inactivity. As a user who has shown an interest in United States related topics we wanted to invite you to join us in developing content relating to the United States. If you are interested please add your Username and area of interest to the members page here. Thank you!!!

--Kumioko (talk) 03:34, 5 January 2011 (UTC)

Welcome to the project. --Kumioko (talk) 00:57, 11 August 2011 (UTC)

September 2011 Newsletter for WikiProject United States[edit]

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The September 2011 issue of the WikiProject United States newsletter has been published. You may read the newsletter, change the format in which future issues will be delivered to you, or unsubscribe from this notification by following the link. Thank you.

--Kumioko (talk) 02:19, 6 September 2011 (UTC)

Coal towns and the task force for Eastern KY[edit]

Hello- I left the same message below to the Task Force Founder (J654567) below and want to know what you think!Coal town guy (talk) 13:53, 5 October 2012 (UTC)

Hi- I LOVE coal towns, hence my user name, Coal town guy. I have joined the Eastern KY task force. I think I can help out a certain category issue here and of course as you created the project, I would love your feedback. IF you look at Mining Communities in KY as a category, it is not very populated. IMO, and I stress IMO, the KY coal towns I have identified in the Coal towns category (640+ pages strong and growing) are a tad better identified for the singular reason that many coal towns, NOT just KY, were NOT mining communities in the definition provided here in Wiki.....I would very much like to help with the creation of a cat for KY coal towns, and of course WV coal towns etc etc. Let me know what you thinkCoal town guy (talk) 13:47, 5 October 2012 (UTC)

MUCH appreciate the reply. When you can, take a look at what is defined a mining community and you will see why I said what I did. ESPECIALLY since you grew up in coal country.....I agree the coal is coked, sure, but SMELTING.....uh no.Coal town guy (talk) 16:01, 5 October 2012 (UTC)
Could you please send me a link to where this is going on? I seem to remember this discussion but can't find it, of course. --Mari Adkins 16:12, 5 October 2012 (UTC)
Never mind, I found it. I'm such a dork! LOL --Mari Adkins 16:15, 5 October 2012 (UTC)
No problem. Here is the coal town article.Coal town guy (talk) 16:24, 5 October 2012 (UTC)

Question or thought[edit]

Do you think it would be a good idea to have a coal town task force??? I do. BUT, I am openly biased. Coal town guy (talk) 16:35, 5 October 2012 (UTC)

Yes, I think we need one. We should make one. --Mari Adkins 17:05, 5 October 2012 (UTC)
GROOVY...I am researching one now. This would encompass more then KY, BUT, given the definitions out there now, its going to be needed.Coal town guy (talk) 17:21, 5 October 2012 (UTC)
Cool beans. Let me know what you find out and when/if you need anything. I'll do what I can to help. --Mari Adkins 21:51, 5 October 2012 (UTC)
Yes, one thing, get with folks you know are active in Eastern KY task force and spread the word. I will find who I can on the WV and PA end of the worldCoal town guy (talk) 02:28, 6 October 2012 (UTC) it[edit]

Hey, OH YEAH, I have been very busy with Kentucky. I finally created my 2000th article and beyond. There are a few counties I am looking into, Metcalfe and Perry...Coal town guy (talk) 16:01, 29 November 2012 (UTC)

Incredible. If you need anything let me know. I'm not so familiar with those counties, but I do try to help where I can. MariAdkins

Granny woman[edit]

Its a real term, used by about 2 generations before me, and the term is an Appalachian term, or rather, a word of the dialect there. I will confer with some category masters. HOWEVER, I am VERY suspicious this is a word for word from another text, I have read this, and the recipe was also called a plaster which, I have sadly endured and DO NOT work. Thanks for the heads up.Coal town guy (talk) 03:12, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

NOTE: My great grandmother was one, BUT, AGAIN, there is also a custom to address others who are elder in a familial way...Oh, that's Aunt so and so........, she was NOT your Aunt, BUT, that was a way you acknowledged you knew her and her status in the area.Coal town guy (talk) 03:14, 20 December 2012 (UTC)
thanks for the help. and yes - i grew up with the various aunts and a few uncles, too. :)--Mari Adkins 03:25, 20 December 2012 (UTC)
The article in question is almost a total falsehood. In my 20's I was am amateur cyclist, and some of those hollows left me breathing hard, I was spent. To picture, a granny woman, in her 60's hoofing it to get MORPHINE, yes I am quoting, MORPHINE at a remote company store is laughable. My MOTHER lived near Hick Hollow, a steep, merciless WALL, no granny on this planet, did thatCoal town guy (talk) 03:36, 20 December 2012 (UTC)
I'm sitting here dying lmao. thanks for chiming in. I can't wait to see what your responses are!--Mari Adkins 16:43, 20 December 2012 (UTC)
My talk page statement is below:

It is a rare term, as I stated earlier it is a real term, BUT this article, to actually have a Start class is a total, JOKE. The places in Appalachia where this term is used do not allow in any application of physics, any elderly woman to hoof a hollow, GET MORPHINE......IN A REMOTE COMPANY STORE IN APPALACHIA, A CONTROLLED NARCOTIC...IN A SMALL STORE......DURING A BIRTH, AFTER SCALING A SHEER WALL, AND THEN BACK AGAIN to administer the drug, MORPHINE topically, which can KILL YOU. With a steady expertise......Why not?, well that's because, IT AIN'T SO, thats whyCoal town guy (talk) 17:27, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

Wikimeetup Kentucky? Join us at THATCamp KY, June 1-2, 2013[edit]

Wikimeetup Kentucky - We need you!
Hi MariAdkins! I'm helping to organize THATCamp Kentucky - June 1 & 2 at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Take a look at the Tentative Schedule. Let's get together in person to work on Kentucky-related wikipedia pages, what do you say? If you have any questions, please email the THATCamp KY Organizer, Lee Skallerup Bessette (Morehead State University, @readywriting) at Please sign up to participate Wikimeetup Kentucky. Thanks for editing Wikipedia and I look forward to working with you! Randolph.hollingsworth (talk) 14:51, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

Several upcoming Wikipedia events in Kentucky[edit]

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Lexington, KY Wiki Loves Pride 2015[edit]

Lexington Pride Festival : June 27, 2015. Location: Lexington Pride Festival venues. Take photographs of the Lexington Pride Festival and upload them to Wikimedia Commons.
Wiki Loves Pride edit-a-thon : June 30, 2015. 7:00 pm. Location to be determined.

Lexington, KY/Wiknic 2015[edit]

Meet up for a picnic with other Wikipedian in Kentucky on July 25, 2015 from 12:00-3:00pm.

Sign up on event pages. Sydney Poore/FloNight♥♥♥♥ 00:32, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject United States/The 50,000 Challenge[edit]

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--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:38, 8 November 2016 (UTC)

Women in Red World Contest[edit]

Hi. We're into the last five days of the Women in Red World Contest. There's a new bonus prize of $200 worth of books of your choice to win for creating the most new women biographies between 0:00 on the 26th and 23:59 on 30th November. If you've been contributing to the contest, thank you for your support, we've produced over 2000 articles. If you haven't contributed yet, we would appreciate you taking the time to add entries to our articles achievements list by the end of the month. Thank you, and if participating, good luck with the finale!