Kentucky

April 24, 2014 8:05 PM

Ideas for improving Eastern Kentucky surface at Shaping Our Appalachian Region gathering

Fifty years after President Lyndon B. Johnson came to Eastern Kentucky to promote an ambitious war on poverty, several hundred people from the region met Thursday to discuss ideas aimed at boosting the region, which has been battered by coal layoffs and still has pockets of poverty far above the national rate.

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