Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative Executive Director Jeff Hawkins and staff members Dessie Bowling and Bernadette Carpenter describe proposals put forward by KVEC school districts to better serve disadvantaged rural students and improve the economy in Appalachian Kentucky. Recommendations come from “A Region’s Way Forward,” a call to action for achieving learner equity and school centered […]
Many Voices, Many Solutions: Innovative Mine Reclamation in Central Appalachia is a new report that highlights 20 projects across five Appalachian states that would create new economic opportunities in areas with abandoned mine lands. These case studies and similar efforts could be funded by the Abandoned Mine Land Pilot Program, and if passed by Congress, the […]
Why A Great Mountain Mural Mega Fest?
What makes a town or small community a place where people want to live? Where strangers want to move to? WMMT reports on the Great Mountain Mural Mega Fest organized by the Southeast Kentucky Revitalization Project, which is coordinated by the Appalachian Studies Program at Harlan County’s Southeast Community and Technical College. The goal of […]
Ronni Lundy: Listen to the People
Ronni Lundy, whose recent book “Victuals” won the prestigious James Beard Award, was guest speaker at the 2018 East Kentucky Leadership Conference. She spoke about Appalachia’s natural abundance and her people’s deep knowledge of how to use it sustainably. She concluded by encouraging those who want to help Appalachia “to listen to the people” and […]