Cowan Community Action Group, Inc.


Community Owned, Community Centered

Since 1962


Valerie Ison Horn
Cowan Community Action Group Inc., Director

Stacy Dollarhide
Bookkeeper & Site Manager

Kelsey Cloonan
Community Agriculture Director

Louise Murtaugh
City of Whitesburg Farmers Market Manager

Yoko Nogami
Cultural Arts & Education Director


Nell Fields


Pat Yinger

Vice President

Louise Murtaugh


Isaac Fields



Grow Appalachia

Supporting Letcher County families grow their own food since 2013.  This program supplies seeds, plowing, canning and cooking classes, and high tunnel programs for dozens of growers throughout the county.

Kids on the Creek

Week long themed camps teaching food, art, music and healthy streams to pre-teens. These day camps have drawn young people from all over the region.

Levitt AMP Whitesburg

Ten free family friendly outdoor concerts for the whole community in beautiful downtown Whitesburg. Every Thursday from June 1 – July 28 in 2023!

USDA Summer Feeding Service Program (SFSP)

SFSP’s mission is to ensure that young people under the age of 18 who live in low-income areas have access to meals and snacks during the summer months while school is out.

Interns on the Creek

Through a partnership with Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program (EKCEP), CCAG provides employment opportunities for local rising juniors and seniors.

Cowan Creek Mountain Music School

Home of CCMMS hosting old time musicians from all over the world. Featuring Appalachian music and folk arts.