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Firestarters Inspire At Rural Women’s Summit

November 21, 2019

In this report the “Firestarters,” six women from around rural America, share stories of personal struggles and community victories as they work to build...

High Hopes for Hemp Cooperatives

November 12, 2019

Could hemp become a crop that can keep small farms in business? Many Ohio Valley farmers believe so but worry that the sort of...

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...


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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