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Details have emerged on how developers of the Bluegrass Pipeline began a survey of a Kentucky state park in August without permission.
The notion of Appalachian exceptionalism has never been reality and is more wrong today than ever.
Far from being an outlier, the region, if anything, is a microcosm of this country and the challenges facing all of America.
Rev. David Spurlock found himself in a van with several of the Sisters of Loretto. They were a small representation of the nuns who so courageously refused to allow the powerful Bluegrass Pipeline to survey their land.Why did they do that, and why was he in the van with them?
Officials with thte proposed hazardous liquids pipeline need to remember that Kentuckians have a long history with energy companies, stretching back into the previous century in the coalfields of Eastern Kentucky. Perhaps they should read Harry Caudill’s “Night Comes to the Cumberlands.” That might help them understand why Kentuckians are opposed to their bungled project.
In Kentucky, food stamps helps about 878,000 people get enough to eat. That’s about 20 percent of all Kentucky residents, roughly about the same number of those who live in poverty. But many are likely to get hungrier as cuts take effect.
Harlan County Judge-Executive Joe Grieshop is right when he says that lots of local people should be involved in economic planning for Eastern Kentucky.
A new report released by the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED) calls for the creation of an Appalachian Planning and Development Fund to oversee strategic planning and direct the use of a portion of severance tax funds. The report emphasizes that an open and inclusive process is as important as the funds themselves in producing positive outcomes.