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Woodbooger Legend Boosts Norton, VA Tourism

October 25, 2019

Tourists attracted to verdant mountain views, an abundance of nature and outdoor recreation opportunities, and a local legend are what city managers and others...

Rethinking Retraining

October 15, 2019

In the midst of the Appalachian region’s declining industries, politicians are betting big on job training, with millions directed at those who lost jobs...

We Needed New Industry Here Yesterday

October 2, 2019

Scott Shoupe is interviewed by WMMT reporter Sydney Boles about his experience mining coal in Harlan County, Kentucky and in Alabama, and the transition...

After Six Years Will SOAR Lift Off?

September 24, 2019

Appalachia’s coal country is struggling to diversity its economy amidst the collapse of the coal industry. SOAR, or Shaping Our Appalachian Future, is an...

Pollinator Produce Partners

September 11, 2019

Becca Holmes and Joe Gorman run Pollinator Produce Partners in Duffield, Virginia. There they grow different vegetables than some other farms might, and they...

Kentucky Can Do Better With Tax Reform

August 19, 2019

One of the biggest challenges affecting efforts to rebuild eastern Kentucky’s economy is the failure of the state to properly invest in the region...

SNAP Cuts Hurt People And Economy

July 30, 2019

More than 600,000 Kentuckians, many of them children, are going hungry, according to a new “Map the Meal Gap” report by the group Feeding...

Use AML Funds to Reclaim, Rebuild

July 11, 2019

Most folks living in central Appalachia would agree that we need to create a new economy to counter the coal industry’s decline. But the...

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