Hindman Promoting Cultural Heritage to Revive Economy

In 2014, the tourism and travel industry contributed over $13 billion to Kentucky’s economy and its impact is growing.  Eastern Kentucky’s coalfield towns are increasingly looking to tourism as a possible way to diversify their economies.  In this feature, WMMT reporter Kelli Haywood visits the city of Hindman, the Knott County seat, to witness the efforts being […]

ARI Student Senate Supports POWER+ Plan

Junior and senior high school students representing the Appalachian Renaissance Initiative (ARI) Student Senate passed a resolution in favor of the White House’s proposed POWER+ Plan to invest in the region. ARI Student Senate is a part of the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative’s Race to the Top Grant supporting innovative education in 17 rural eastern Kentucky school districts

A “Renaissance” of Promising Practices in EKY Schools

It may not be well known outside the schoolroom, but the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative and 17 eastern Kentucky school districts are employing some of the most innovative and technologically advanced teaching approaches to give students in this rural region the skills they need to succeed in the global economy. In this WMMT report, KVEC […]

Growing At School: Pikeville Elementary Garden

Pikeville Elementary’s “Plant It for the Planet” school garden project, as well as the impact that local food and farming can have on our health and economy, are the topics of this WMMT Mountain Talk discussion. Mark Kidd hosts for the Community Farm Alliance’s Breaking Beans project and guests include 6th grade gardener Sarah Belcher, her […]