Inmates in a Kentucky Prison Help to Save Thousands of Shelter Dogs


On this West Virginia Morning, we’ll hear about the Death Row Dogs initiative in Eastern Kentucky; dairy farmers in the Ohio Valley who are feeling pressure from a market flooded with milk; and we’ll hear another postcard from a young girl in North Carolina who shares a story about growing up in Appalachia.

Dairy farmers in the Ohio Valley are feeling pressure from a market that is flooded with milk. Prices have plummeted amid supply from foreign producers and larger operations squeezing out small farmers. As Nicole Erwin reports, the crisis has dairy farmers rethinking the U.S. market system and looking to other countries for solutions.

The Ohio Valley ReSource is made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

A Kentucky program to train shelter dogs so they have a chance to be adopted has reached a milestone. Rhonda Miller, of member station WKYU, reports inmates at a Muhlenberg County prison have trained 1,000 canines in a project called Death Row Dogs.

We’ve been hearing from 6th and 7th grade students from Appalachian, North Carolina on West Virginia Morning. These pieces were crafted during a summer program of the Partnership for Appalachian Girls’ Education (PAGE). Youth in the program worked with facilitators to write, edit, and voice “digital stories” about their lives. This morning we’ll hear from Katlyn Lewis.

Her story originally aired on WUNC. You can hear more from this series on the latest Inside Appalachia podcast.

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