The chance of ending up in the water is higher in those rapids, McQueen said. He believes in the river mantra that a boater is always just in between swims.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Inside Appalachia Folkways reporter Katie Myers travels to Lenoir City, Tennessee to speak with award-winning artist Hector Saldivar, and his apprentice Ariel, about bringing Mexican folk art to the hills of east Tennessee.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Some say moonshiner Mahalia Collins Mullins once beat 30 men in a wrestling match and sold them all whisky afterward. Others say she was so large that when police tried to arrest her, they couldn’t get her through the door. By the time Mullins passed away, her story was know...Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Unplugged oil and gas wells and abandoned mine lands pose serious health risks to residents. But according to reports from the regional think tank Ohio River Valley Institute, those sites could be providing thousands of jobs for the region, if the federal government invests in mitigating the issues.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
In addition to chronic flooding, many Appalachian communities deal with landslides induced by rains. Climate change has been shown to increase the frequency and intensity of rainfall throughout the Ohio Valley, and major flooding events have now disrupted eastern Kentucky communities twice in the span of a month.Some residents say mining adds to the risk.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Once an economic behemoth, Blackjewel filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. On Friday, March 19, Judge Benjamin A. Kahn approved the bankruptcy plan.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
In a region where highways, dams, water systems and other infrastructure necessities are aging, repeated severe weather events have added to the strain, forcing communities to spend their resources fixing new problems rather than on improved resilience and upgrades.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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