Census: Not Too Late To Be Counted

Money and power, that’s what the 2020 Census count will determine for each of our communities. The Census count is currently underway, yet eastern Kentuckians have been slow to respond. Rachelle Seger from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, KY State Rep. Angie Hatton, and the US Census Bureau’s Michelle Elison talk about why it […]

More Than Mail – Rural Postal Service Threatened

This story was originally produced in December 2011 when rural mail service was threatened and many post offices were scheduled for closure. With the U.S. Postal Service again threatened, we bring back this report on the importance of the Post Office to so many in rural communities. (12-15-2011) As the U.S. Postal Service faces financial […]

Best Medicine May Be Walking

Another story in our series, Preventing Diabetes in EKY, this report focuses on an innovative health improvement program happening in connection with the City of Whitesburg/Letcher County Farmers’ Market. We hear from participants, some diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes, who walk one mile on the city’s public walking track every week and, in return, get […]

Create Your State

This episode of Making Connections News is a recording from the Create Your State Tour, a musical, multimedia performance that inspires and empowers creative community revitalization and development. The presentation tells the inspiring story of arts-driven community transformation in Princeton, West Virginia, through the eyes of artists and cultural entrepreneurs Lori McKinney and Robert Blankenship, […]