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"What comes to your mind when you think of Appalachia?

Our App Studies EKU GURU Evan Singleton asked that question to EKU students. Check out the video to see what they said!

A Mighty Girl

In 1955, at the age of 67, Emma Rowena Gatewood became the first woman to hike the entire 2,168 mile (3,489 km) Appalachian Trail -- wearing sneakers and carrying an army blanket, a raincoat, a shower curtain, and a change of clothes in a homemade bag which she slung over one shoulder.

Breaking the Grip of the Fossil Fuel Economy: If it Can Happen in Appalachia, It Can Happen Anywhere

Breaking the Grip of the Fossil Fuel Economy: If It Can Happen in Appalachia, It Can Happen Anywhere

Appalachian Transition Fellow Position

The Appalachian Transition Fellowship is seeking a fellow to work with the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council to work on a year long project. Please email your resume to

Soldier in war on poverty says fight is not over By Don Dahler CBS News January 8, 2014

GRETHEL, Ky. -- In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson came to the front lines of his war on poverty: the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky. His trip showed America a disturbing vision of itself: people living in shacks with no electricity.

Growing up in these mountains was a little girl named Eula Hall.

Kentucky County That Gave War On Poverty A Face Still Struggles

Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon Johnson stood before Congress and declared an "unconditional war on poverty in America." His arsenal included new programs: Medicaid,

50 years of Poverty in the United States - an Inteactive Map

See an interactive map of U. S. county poverty rates 1960-2010 - Fifty Years of Night -

Elkhorn City "Trail Town" project


Students, Faculty Helping Elkhorn City Maximize Opportunities

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