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


More Than Mail – Rural Postal Service Threatened

May 5, 2020

This story was originally produced in December 2011 when rural mail service was threatened and many post offices were scheduled for closure. With the...

Best Medicine May Be Walking

April 8, 2020

Another story in our series, Preventing Diabetes in EKY, this report focuses on an innovative health improvement program happening in connection with the City...

Create Your State

March 22, 2020

This episode of Making Connections News is a recording from the Create Your State Tour, a musical, multimedia performance that inspires and empowers creative...

What Does Kentucky Value?

February 21, 2020

Most folks working to revive our region’s economy agree that it is increasingly difficult to do if the state of Kentucky is not providing...

Patsy Adams: Check Your Sugar!

February 11, 2020

Letcher County’s Patsy Adams grew up surrounded by family members who suffered from diabetes, but she didn’t realize she had it until it was...

Portal 31 Opens Economic Prospects

December 4, 2019

A former Harlan County, KY, coal mine that had produced more than 120 million tons of coal before closing in 1962 was reopened several...

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