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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...

Solar Farm in Pike County, KY?

May 6, 2017

Once the largest coal producing county in the nation, Pike County in far eastern Kentucky may be embracing a whole new kind of energy....

Old Ways Create New Markets at Appalachian Farm

April 21, 2017

Tim Sanders and his wife Becky came back to his family’s land on Indian Creek in Letcher County, KY, from Arizona to retire and...

Life Without Broadband: “Losing Our Potential”

April 7, 2017

Lack of reliable broadband in this small Kentucky community costs people a lot, residents say: jobs, educational opportunities, real estate sales, and even time...

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