The NET Plan For Coal Communities

Over 80 local, regional and national leaders worked together for several years to develop the National Economic Transition, or NET, platform which was released to the public this summer. Built on community driven solutions, it is a framework for large scale investments to assist communities hardest hit by the changing coal economy. Heidi Binko, executive […]

We Can ReImagine Appalachia

Members of ReImagine Appalachia, a coalition of policy organizations, grassroots groups, individuals and activists from West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, offer ideas at a March convening for building a 21rst century sustainable regional economy. That is followed by a July 21rst press conference announcing the ReImagine Appalachia policy Blueprint and calling for large scale […]

KY Workers Demand Federal Aid

The Kentucky Labor Day Town Hall was held virtually on September 7 because of COVID 19, the virus that has now infected 58,000 Kentuckians and killed more than 1,000 of our friends and neighbors. COVID 19 is also devastating our economy. Nearly 40% of KY workers have applied for unemployment, the highest rate in the […]

Census 2020 (Still) Time To Be Counted

Despite roadblocks presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Census count is continuing and getting counted is more important than ever. Although most households have been contacted, eastern Kentucky response rates are low.  Michelle Elison, Portfolio Manager at the National Partnership Program of the US Census Bureau, provides an update on response rates in Kentucky […]