Sharing Stories of Opportunities & Challenges for Diversifying Appalachia's Economy & Renewing Her Communities


Farmacy Increases Health, Local Foods Economy

September 14, 2016

WMMT visits the Letcher County Farmers’ Market in Whitesburg, KY where an innovative program called Farmacy is improving health and getting nationwide attention.  Formed through...

Proposed Medicaid Changes Criticized In Hazard

July 20, 2016

Over 30 people spoke out about KY Governor Matt Bevin’s proposed changes to the state’s Medicaid system that through its expansion has seen almost...

Appalachian Culture as Hub for Growth

July 8, 2016

Can artists, dancers, actors, musicians and creative thinkers of all varieties contribute to the economic rebuilding of our Appalachian communities?  WMMT’s Kelli Haywood looked...

A Clothesline of Quilts

October 14, 2013

In the 1990s, Elliot County, KY was declared the poorest county in the nation. But rather than going the usual route and focusing efforts...

Andrea Salina: Fight Patriot Coal with “Citizens Against Spinoff Companies’ Immoral Tactics”

June 28, 2013

Andrea Salina came home to north central West Virginia to raise her children. She found a community suffering the devastation of a boom and...

Appal-TREE Cooking Classes Increase Healthy Eating

December 28, 2015

Many Americans don’t have reliable access to affordable, nutritious food, and sometimes lack knowledge in how to prepare healthy meals. In much of Appalachia, including...

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