Talking Dirt at EKU April 9th

Talking Dirt at EKU Apr...

We wanted to spread the word about this great event ($5 donation suggested) at Eastern on April 9th — bring yoru friends! “The Higher Ground series describes in nuanced tones and local accents the hard realities of life here in Harlan.” –The New York Times TALKING...
Herald Leader: Set endowment for coal counties

Herald Leader: Set endo...

Today's Herald Leader features an editorial supportive of reforming the current coal severance tax system.  We agree — investing severance tax now in a permanet trust fund will help provide a longer term financial resource for eastern Kentucky, as we transition to a...
Clean Energy Opportunity Act: Report from the Hearing

Clean Energy Opportunit...

Yesterday supporters of Kentucky's Clean Energy Opportunity Act came to Frankfort for a hearing on the bill.  It was standing room only, and the conversation was lively.  Kentucky Sustainable Energy Alliance (KySEA) member Lisa Abbott reported on the hearing on KFTC's...
Cutshorts and Coming to Ground (or We Can’t Wait to See this Film)

Cutshorts and Coming to...

We just came across this great clip of our good friend Dr. Bill Best talking about Cutshort beans (h/t Lora Smith), and are excited to learn this is a short clip from what looks like an awesome full-length documentary — Coming to Ground.   Check out more of Dr. Best's...
Breaking News: Long-Term Approaches to Appalachian Investment Needed Given Region’s Coal Projections

Breaking News: Long-Ter...

Hot off the presses –a new report from MACED and KCEP: Access the full report here. From the press release: Long-Term Approaches to Appalachian Investment Needed Given Region’s Coal Projections Severance Tax Permanent Fund Could Help Extend Financial Resources for the Future...
RSP Fellowship: Sustainable Economic Development and Social Justice in the Rural Southeast

RSP Fellowship: Sustain...

Interested in sustainable economic development and social justice?  Apply for the 2012-2013 Rural Support Partners Fellowship Program.  Applications are due April 20 and more information (including great video testimony from previous and current fellows) is available on the RSP...
Listening for a Change: Oral History and Appalachian Heritage Workshop

Listening for a Change:...

We wanted to share an interesting event happening this summer in Elkins, WV — "Listening for a Change". Listening for a Change: Oral History and Appalachian Heritage June 24-June 29, 2012; Elkins, West Virginia Sun. 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., Mon.-Fri. 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m....
Tornado Relief: How You Can Help

Tornado Relief: How You...

We hope each of our readers is safe and sound following last week's extreme weather — for those of you in a position to help out those affected by the tornadoes and storms, please check out this detailed list of how to contribute from our friends at Appalshop/WMMT: All of us at...