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Study hopes to lead to improved health for rural Appalachia

Study will start recruiting volunteers soon.

Pizza Wholesale, Elgin Children’s Foundation to be honored

Christian Appalachian Project Announces 2020 Champions of Appalachia

Tyler Childers shares his message for Kentuckians regarding the Black Lives Matter movement

Eastern Kentucky country music artist Tyler Childers is sharing his thoughts on racism and the black lives movement.

Grants hope to turn old mines into job-creators

Recreation, tourism are among the investments.

Group to open addiction recovery center in Appalachia

The program will house up to 20 women and their children.

State seeks proposal to bring jobs to Appalachia

The Kentucky Division of Abandoned Mine Lands is seeking proposals that will attract new industry and jobs to Kentucky's Appalachian counties.

Russian company to invest in Kentucky aluminum mill

An aluminum company planning to build a $1.7 billion plant in Appalachia is forming a partnership with a Russian company that until recently faced U.S. sanctions.

Court upholds earlier ruling in disability benefits case

Hundreds of people in Appalachia are closer to having their disability benefits restored after a federal appeals court upheld an earlier decision.

Battery company suspends plans for eastern Kentucky plant

A battery manufacturer says it is suspending plans to build a $372 million facility and hire 875 workers in the heart of Appalachia.

Strike force formed to combat opioid abuse in Appalachia

The strike force will investigate health care fraud schemes and prosecute medical professionals and others involved in the illegal distribution of opioids.

Psychology professors present panel on opioids in Appalachia

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Marshall University psychology professors will present a panel discussion on the opioid problem in Appalachia. The event is open to the...

Heavy rains cause flooding woes in Appalachia

Heavy rains flooded areas and caused mudslides in parts of Appalachia, forcing dozens of people out of their homes and into shelters as the high water closed roads and schools.

Appalachia underground natural gas storage clears 1st test

Plans for an underground storage hub for natural gas liquids pegged as a major job creator in Appalachia have cleared their first big hurdle.

DEA targets opioid abuse with new Appalachian field office

A new DEA field office is being set up in Appalachia to battle opioid problem.

360 doses of Narcan to be distributed in Appalachia

Governor Bevin says additional first responders in Kentucky are receiving doses of Narcan to help fight drug overdoses.

Livingston Awards honor work of younger journalists

Young journalists who wrote about economic despair in Appalachia, covered mass killings in Syria and put a human face on immigration policy have been named winners of Livingston Awards.

Appalachia’s approach to drugs at odds with AG policy

In Appalachian states hit hardest by the opioid epidemic, the tough-on-crime policy announced Friday by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions runs counter to a recent emphasis on treatment and less prison time for low-level drug offenders.

What to do with a former coal mine? Make it a solar farm

An Appalachian coal company wants to turn one of its former strip mines into a solar farm.

AG investigator named Officer of the Year

An investigator in the Attorney General's Office has been named the Appalachia HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) Task Force Officer of the Year for 2016.

Work of artists in Appalachia showcased at museum events

Two public events at West Virginia University this week will examine the work of artists from Appalachia.

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Locust Trace, Leestown excel in FFA Bluegrass Region competition

The FFA Bluegrass Region tallied several winners from Locust Trace AgriScience Center and Leestown Middle School.

Trans women speak out about President Joe Biden’s cabinet pick

Activists in Lexington say Biden’s pick of Dr. Rachel Levine, a trans woman, for Assistant Secretary of Health is an historic moment.

Hammonds named to Link-Belt board of directors

Link-Belt is Lexington-based company.

Local leaders consider new options for yard waste disposal

The Lexington-Fayette County Urban Council said money is being wasted on its current program that turns yard waste into mulch.