Harlan County Spotlight: Ashley Bledsoe

Harlan County Spotlight...

Who are you, and what roles to you fill in your community? I am Ashley Bledsoe, a female business owner, mother, and wife. I am a mentor to young people and fundraiser for good causes. I try my best to “be the hands.” I am not afraid of physical labor, I am a doer. What do...
Harlan County Spotlight: Roy Silver

Harlan County Spotlight...

Who are you, and what role do you fill in your community?  My name is Roy Silver and my primary role in Harlan County is as a professor of sociology on the Cumberland campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College. I have served our students and community since 1989. During...
Hazard, Perry County Spotlight: Dena Smith

Hazard, Perry County Sp...

Who are you, and what roles do you fill in your community?  My name is Dena Smith, and I wear many hats here in Perry County. I teach Physical Education at Robinson Elementary School, I drive a school bus, and I am the assistant softball coach for Perry County Central. Over the last two...

Hazard Spotlight: Sandr...

Who are you, and what roles to you fill in your community? My name is Sandra Olinger, I’m the Family resource and Youth Services Director for Hazard Independent Schools. The goal of the Family Resource and Youth Services Centers is to meet the needs of all children and their...
Hazard Spotlight: Sarah Chandler

Hazard Spotlight: Sarah...

Who are you, and what roles do you fill in your community? My name is Sarah Jane Chandler and I am the Event and Fundraising Coordinator for Hope House in Hazard, Ky. I’m mostly just a church member, a wife, and mom, though! What do you most appreciate about your community? There...
Hazard Spotlight: Ben Fugate

Hazard Spotlight: Ben F...

Who are you, and what roles to you fill in your community? I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have four amazing kiddos. I have the privilege of serving as Lead Pastor of Journey Christian Church and President of Hope House (Homeless Shelter).   What do you most...
Hazard, Kentucky Spotlight: Morgan Kirk

Hazard, Kentucky Spotli...

  We’re starting our Community Spotlight Series in Hazard, Ky., and this week, we’re hearing from Morgan Kirk, a Community Advocate for WellCare Health Plans. Morgan shares her hopes and dreams for Hazard, and tells us a bit about how she’s advocating for her...

Transition in Action, C...

There is so much happening right now in eastern Kentucky to help usher in the new economy. Every community has at least one story about at least one person who is moving and shaking and collaborating to make their place stronger for the future ahead. We’ve been trying to feature...