“Be Smart, Live Simple”: A WMMT Report

At the top of a winding Leslie county road, right on the edge of the Daniel Boone National forest, one innovative couple is proving that solar power does work here in the narrow hollows of eastern Kentucky. Over the past decade Elijah and Guylaine Collett have been slowly accumulating solar panels on the south facing […]

Farm Life in Lee County

Nestled at the base of Powell Mountain in Lee County, Virginia, sits a small farm that has become a staple of the growing local food economy in southwest Virginia.  It’s owned by Kirsty Zahnke, who bought the land and began farming here just under a decade ago.  Kirsti calls her farm Farmlife. It’s about 25 […]

Sharing the Spirit of Appalachian Kentucky

A video visit with Morgan County, KY photographer Dean Hill and his wife and partner Karen who are able to run a successful art photography business from their lovely, but isolated rural home with the help of high-speed Internet access.

Chickens, Internet & Entrepreneurs

ARTICLE by Wille Davis: Scott County, Virginia was once a hub for big tobacco farms, and its location €”nestled between two coal rich areas provided an opportunity for residents to work in the mines. Once the income from the tobacco industry and the coal companies dried up, however, the county suffered.  The population has been […]