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Hopes Are High Among Many Heading Into SOAR Summit

Dec 7, 2013

The search for a collaborative vision into eastern Kentucky's future is being fueled by SOAR, short for Shaping Our Appalachian Region.

Some In Eastern Kentucky Wondering About Life After Coal

Apr 27, 2013

WHITESBURG, Ky. - New statistics released by the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet show a staggering drop in coal production and a sharp rise in unemployment in the southeastern Coalfields, particularly in Letcher, Harlan, Knott and Perry counties.  According to the report, Eastern Kentucky coal production has reached the lowest level since 1965.

In Depth: Why Rural Kentuckians Oppose The "AT&T" Bill

Feb 16, 2013

WHITESBURG, Ky. - The future of landline phone service in Kentucky is once again up for debate in the state legislature. Earlier this week senate bill 88 passed out of the senate and is now on the way to a house committee, Reporter Sylvia Ryerson of WMMT Radio in Whitesburg has this in depth look at legislation that is not playing well in many rural areas of the state.