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Preventing Diabetes in East Kentucky

January 12, 2020

As we think about ways to diversify our economy and improve our quality of life, our health is an essential part of the picture....

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...

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...


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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