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Local Author Shares Celebrity Recipes at WKCTC November 17

What do Miley Cyrus, Ashley Judd, Bill Monroe, and Robert Penn Warren have in common? They all contributed recipes to Kentucky author Pamela Whinnerys book, Favorite Recipes of Kentucky Celebrities.

Whinnery, a Paducah native, will share those recipes and many other celebrity favorites in a free presentation at West Kentucky Community and Technical College November 17 from 11 a.m. to noon in Matheson Library.

Whinnerys cookbook has over 300 recipes from local and national personalities, highly visible Kentucky businesses, artists, writers, athletes, actors, musicians, and other celebrities from all across Kentucky as well as those who have strong ties to the Bluegrass State.

A portion of book sales from Whinnerys presentation and book signing will go into the WKCTC student scholarship fund. We are proud that Pamelas presentation will not only be a fun experience for everyone who attends, but its also going to help us support our students, said Amy Sullivan, WKCTC resources services librarian and event coordinator.

Whinnery gives fifty percent of cookbook sales to charities or non-profit organizations that wish to use it as a fundraiser. I feel God has blessed me and this is a way I can give back to the community, said Whinnery.

Never considering herself as an author, Whinnery said the real authors of her cookbooks are the wonderful individuals who took time from their busy schedules to graciously share their favorite recipes with her. She believes celebrities participated because they knew each recipe is a gift to be shared for raising money for non-profits across Kentucky. Celebrities have also contributed recipes to Whinnerys Tennessee cookbook, and she is presently working on another Kentucky cookbook and one with Missouri recipes.

Copies of Whinnerys cookbooks will be available for purchase following the presentation. The cost of the books will be $19.95; cash, checks and credit cards accepted. Visitors can also enjoy a sampling of dishes from Whinnerys Kentucky cookbook that will be prepared by Matheson Library staff members.

For more information about the presentation, contact Amy Sullivan, WKCTC resources services librarian, at (270) 534-3171 or