Finding Futures in Forest Farming

Appalachian Sustainable Development and Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmers’ Coalition members talk about the income generating potential of forest farming in the region on WMMT’s Mountain Talk Monday, and describe the whys, hows, and whens of cultivating medicinal herbs, edible mushrooms, and more that is found under the forest canopy. They also discuss the development of […]

An EPIC Education Opportunity

In this episode of Mountain Talk Monday learn about the EPIC Program – Enhancing Programs for IT Certification — that is being offered through the KCTCS community colleges in our area, including Southeast and Hazard. Guest host Mimi Pickering speaks with Tracie Davis, David C. Dixon, and participating students Heather Smith and Mary Wilson who […]

EDA Dir. Jay Williams: Youngstown & EKY Same Story

“Big Ideas Fest” featured speaker says Youngstown, OH had to look at assets and diversify after steel industry gone, like mining decline in Appalachia. Jay Williams, the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Director of the Economic Development Administration, compared similar efforts to rebuild his hometown – Youngstown, OH, where the steel industry cratered in […]

Proposed Medicaid Changes Criticized In Hazard

Over 30 people spoke out about KY Governor Matt Bevin’s proposed changes to the state’s Medicaid system that through its expansion has seen almost 500,000 low income Kentuckians find health care coverage. WMMT covered the July 7 Public Hearing in Hazard on the Section 11-15 Medicaid waiver that the Bevin Administration is seeking. This Mountain […]