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Saving Black Lung Benefits

October 1, 2018

One in five veteran coal miners in Central Appalachia now has black lung disease. But the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund which provides critical...

Why A Great Mountain Mural Mega Fest?

August 31, 2018

What makes a town or small community a place where people want to live? Where strangers want to move to? WMMT reports on the...

Ronni Lundy: Listen to the People

August 6, 2018

Ronni Lundy, whose recent book “Victuals” won the prestigious James Beard Award, was guest speaker at the 2018 East Kentucky Leadership Conference. She spoke...


App Harvest Plans Massive Solar Greenhouse

July 26, 2018

Could increasing agricultural production be part of the solution to Appalachia’s economic woes? WMMT DJ Jim Webb interviews Jonathan Webb, founder and CEO of...

Taking Flight: Will Drones Bring Jobs

June 28, 2018

Student teams from across the eastern Kentucky coalfields came together at the Knott County Sportsplex, bringing with them drones that they themselves had built....

Black Sheep Brick Oven Bakery

February 8, 2018

Sometimes rebuilding an economy, and lives, means adding one or two jobs at a time. A new bakery established by folks at the Hemphill...

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