Hindman Promoting Cultural Heritage to Revive Economy

In 2014, the tourism and travel industry contributed over $13 billion to Kentucky’s economy and its impact is growing.  Eastern Kentucky’s coalfield towns are increasingly looking to tourism as a possible way to diversify their economies.  In this feature, WMMT reporter Kelli Haywood visits the city of Hindman, the Knott County seat, to witness the efforts being made to use the distinctive cultural resources available to the community in hopes that arts, traditional music, education and skill-building opportunities, and tourism will create a thriving economy in the years to come.

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