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Internet in Rural America

September 15, 2017

It’s been a big year for Internet in the coalfields, and across rural Appalachia, with citizens demanding better Internet access and high speed Broadband,...

SOAR Calls For “Faith And Grit”

August 23, 2017

The 4th SOAR – Shaping Our Appalachian Region – Summit was held in Pikeville on August 4 and over 1,200 listened to Kentucky Gov....

Energy Transition in Germany and Appalachia

August 15, 2017

Germany is well-known for its historical reliance on coal for energy, but most recently is recognized for its transition to cleaner energy sources, such...

Net Neutrality Repeal Has Rural Impact

July 20, 2017

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) move to repeal Net Neutrality and classification of Broadband Internet as a Title II Telecommunications Service could have significant...

BRIGHT Opportunities for Whitesburg

June 22, 2017

Could Whitesburg, long an east Kentucky coal town, become a “Green Healthy Town?” Five University of Virginia students in the Master’s of Urban and...

Earl Gohl: Appalachia Is Next Great Investment

June 15, 2017

The East Kentucky Leadership Conference celebrated its 30th anniversary with a keynote speech from Earl Gohl, federal co-chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)...

Mending Mining Communities

June 6, 2017

Despite a slight uptick in coal mining activity, most analysts do not forecast a large-scale reversal of the long, downward trend in coal production...

Mountains of Music on Crooked Road

June 1, 2017

Our region has incredible cultural assets, especially our music and dance, as well as traditional arts, crafts and foodways. In this episode of Mountain...

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