We Needed New Industry Here Yesterday

Scott Shoupe is interviewed by WMMT reporter Sydney Boles about his experience mining coal in Harlan County, Kentucky and in Alabama, and the transition he believes miners will have to make to other kinds of work if they and the region are going to stay afloat. Shoupe quit work in mines he felt were unsafe, […]

Appalachia’s New Energy Interns

This edition of Making Connections News features three interviews that David Butler, host of the Clean Power Planet podcast, did with folks from the New Energy Internship program for eastern Kentuckians. MACED, the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development, has developed this job training program with support from the Appalachian Regional Commission. These are paid […]

Growing Appalachia 2015

The buzz keeps building about growing, eating and selling local foods, and the annual Growing Appalachia conference was once again the place to be for those wanting to learn and share. WMMT’s Rance Garrison reports on this Floyd County, KY event that brought together a wide range of folks from across southeast Kentucky for a series of workshops […]

How$martKY Powers On

The Kentucky Public Service Commission announced some big news on August 26, granting permanent status to a 2-year pilot program which provides on-bill financing for energy efficiency upgrades for homes and businesses.  Titled How$martKY, it’s the first of its kind to get such approval in the state of Kentucky. Operated by the Mountain Association for Community […]