East Kentuckians Oppose KY Power Rate Increase

On this edition of WMMT’s Mtn. Talk concerned residents of eastern Kentucky speak out about Kentucky Power Company’s proposed double-digit rate increase at the Public Service Commission meeting in Hazard, KY on Nov 6. Over 40 people – state officials, elected representatives, business owners, nonprofit directors, senior citizens, and everyday citizens – voiced opposition to […]

SOAR Calls For “Faith And Grit”

The 4th SOAR – Shaping Our Appalachian Region – Summit was held in Pikeville on August 4 and over 1,200 listened to Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, Rep. Hal Rogers, and featured speaker UK Basketball Coach John Calipari as they each laid out their visions for eastern Kentucky’s future and how to get there. WMMT reports […]

Energy Transition in Germany and Appalachia

Germany is well-known for its historical reliance on coal for energy, but most recently is recognized for its transition to cleaner energy sources, such as renewables. In this Mountain Talk, Dr. Timon Wehnert, an energy expert and researcher based at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, and Energy in Berlin shared insights on Germany’s energy […]

Net Neutrality Repeal Has Rural Impact

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) move to repeal Net Neutrality and classification of Broadband Internet as a Title II Telecommunications Service could have significant impact on rural America, where the digital divide is already the largest. In this edition of Mountain Talk, host Mimi Pickering explores potential impacts with economist Roberto Gallardo from Mississippi State […]