Last week, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife found a 125-pound young and healthy mountain lion in Bourbon County. Officials are still trying to determine if the large cat was someone’s pet or wild. If it’s a wild animal, it will be the first one confirmed in Kentucky since the Civil War. 

Welcome to a special holiday episode of Inside Appalachia, featuring music by The Sweetback Sisters, with their album Country Christmas Singalong Spectacular, 2012, and Bob Thompson's More Joy to the World, 2007.

Hip Hop from the Hill Top / Calls from Home

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

A look at Christmas for juvenile delinquents at the Rubenstein Center in Tucker County, what Christmas was like 150 years ago in Harpers Ferry, and our friends at Traveling 219 look back at a panther sighting in Marlinton on Christmas Eve 1955.