The folks at the Hazard Herald have another terrific editorial about economic transition in Appalachia. It's great that a leading Appalachian newspaper is taking up the call for diversification, and we hope that they continue to do so. Be sure to click the link above for the full editorial, but here is my favorite part:
It’s not going to be an easy task ahead of us. It’s going to be hard work, long hours and lots of headache. But one thing we know for sure is that coal won’t last forever, and we can’t expect it to. We should continue to capitalize on our local coal industry and the jobs it provides, but if we wish to provide a future for our children and their children, now is the time to begin work to diversify our economy. This also isn’t a new notion, but it’s one that more people in positions of power should ascribe to.