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Stories from the Mountains: Stay in Clay

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  By Donna Daniels In the city of Manchester in Clay County, Kentucky, a restored swinging bridge symbolizes a path to a future that honors the past. The bridge leads into downtown, and was named “Bridge to the Future” by a local grassroots downtown revitalization group called Stay...

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The Mountain Association for Community Economic Development turns 40 this year. To help celebrate this milestone, the organization has taken a step back to reflect on the amount of just economic transition that’s taken place in the region over the past 40 years. They’ve been collecting...
Stories from the Mountains: “New Opportunity School for Women”

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The Mountain Association for Community Economic Development turns 40 this year. To help celebrate this milestone, the organization has taken a step back to reflect on the amount of just economic transition that’s taken place in the region over the past 40 years. They’ve been collecting...

Stories from the Mounta...

The Mountain Association for Community Economic Development turns 40 this year. To help celebrate this milestone, the organization has taken a step back to reflect on the amount of just economic transition that’s taken place in the region over the past 40 years. They’ve been collecting...
New series about Appalachian Transition gets it right

New series about Appala...

On our travels through West Virginia and eastern Kentucky, we heard just one person refer in earnest to a war on coal. We heard many others—economists, community development leaders, small-business owners, ex-miners—say that the moment of transition had arrived. That there was no going...

Stories from the Mounta...

The Mountain Association for Community Economic Development turns 40 this year. To help celebrate this milestone, the organization has taken a step back to reflect on the amount of just economic transition that’s taken place in the region over the past 40 years. They’ve been collecting...

Stories from the Mounta...

The Mountain Association for Community Economic Development turns 40 this year. To help celebrate this milestone, the organization has taken a step back to reflect on the amount of just economic transition that’s taken place in the region over the past 40 years. They’ve been collecting...
Congress has chance to pass RECLAIM Act this week

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Congress is finalizing bills to pass on to the President’s desk this week, and they have a chance to pass the RECLAIM Act and Miners’ Protection Act (MPA) before the session ends and the uncertainty of the next administration begins. There’s a very real chance that this...
Four Petal Farm, a story of the “Breaking Beans” project

Four Petal Farm, a stor...

Editor’s note: The following story comes to us from the Community Farm Alliance’s “Breaking Beans: Appalachian Food Story Project,” which aims to tell the story of how local food and farming in eastern Kentucky can contribute to a bright future in the mountains....

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  By Donna Daniels, Reprinted with permission from Stories from the Mountains For people working to improve Estill County, the Estill Development Alliance (EDA) is one of the resources at their disposal. EDA, which was founded in 1995, is a nonprofit community and economic...

Stories from the Mounta...

The Mountain Association for Community Economic Development turns 40 this year. To help celebrate this milestone, the organization has taken a step back to reflect on the amount of just economic transition that’s taken place in the region over the past 40 years. They’ve been collecting...
Transition in Action: Evan Smith, Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center

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Who are you, and what’s your role at your organization? I’m Evan Barret Smith a staff attorney at Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center. How does your organization contribute to improving health in the region? As lawyers and policy advocates, we indirectly contribute to improving our region’s...

Dr. Dino Beckett: Trans...

In 2014, Williamson, West Virginia won the Robert Wood Johnson’s Culture of Health Award, given to “U.S. communities that are making great strides in their journey to better health and well-being.” Today, Williamson’s Dr. Dino Beckett shares about...
Transition in Action: Ernie Scott at the Kentucky Office of Rural Health

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1- Who are you, and what’s your role at your organization? My name is Ernie Scott and I am the Director of the Kentucky Office of Rural Health (KORH) at the UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health based in Hazard, KY. 2- How does your organization contribute to improving health in the...