Inspiring Appalachians

Three amazing Appalachians talk about their efforts to make their communities – be they local, regional or statewide – better places to live and thrive. Attorney John Rosenberg, who just turned 90, is the founding director of the Kentucky office of Appalachian Research & Defense Fund – AppalRed – and a founder of the Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center. He spoke with Tom Martin of WEKU’s Eastern Standard as part of AppalRed’s 50th anniversary. Jerry Fultz is the mayor of Wayland, KY.   Fultz and other community leaders are doing big things to keep this small town going. Lou Wallace describes her community improvement efforts as a concerned citizen and then local official in Virginia’s Wise and Russell Counties. Hard work, persistence, and cooperative spirit has resulted in many projects that are successfully revitalizing St. Paul and neighboring communities along the Clinch River in southwestern Virginia.


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