Regina Becknell, Broadband Transition in Action

Regina Becknell, Broadb...

1) Who are you, and what’s your role at your organization? I’m Regina Becknell, Project Specialist at MACED. 2) How are you involved in broadband expansion in the region? I am located in Paintsville, Johnson Co. We have been lucky to have Foothills Communications come to the region...
Keith Gabbard, Broadband Transition in Action

Keith Gabbard, Broadban...

To find a nationally acclaimed model of rural broadband implementation, you don’t have to look much further than Jackson County, Kentucky. There, People’s Rural Telephone Cooperative (PRTC) has earned recognition from the industry and the White House for its gigabit fiber network that...

Watch: Bridging the Dig...

This month, we’re exploring why broadband is so important to rural communities. No one quite answers that question like Dr. Roberto Gallardo, an extension professor who specializes in Tech Outreach with Mississippi State Extension and who has visited the eastern Kentucky region several...
Stories: Growing Gardens, Growing Lives

Stories: Growing Garden...

By Donna Daniels Wayne Riley left his home of London, Ky., to seek work in 1974. He found employment in places like Washington, D.C., Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio, and Nashville, Tenn., but he said, “Everywhere I went it seems I would have this urge for the life we lived at home, where...
Stories from the Mountains: Stay in Clay

Stories from the Mounta...

  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...
Stories from the Mountains: “New Opportunity School for Women”

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...

Stories From the Mounta...

  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...