Pikeville is all the rage now. Those not being Foxed may have seen us on nationwide public television in the report, “In rural Appalachia, can health care become the new coal?” It showed a view down Main Street where the stores used to be.
It’s been a long wait, but, finally, an infusion of federal dollars and a new state regulation will pay for higher-quality child care for more Kentucky working parents. It’s a win-win for families and the economy.
Instead of supporting our region’s progress, Congress’ inaction is harming Kentucky’s miners and mining communities in specific and troubling ways, says retired nurse who has treated many victims of coal.
Sharing her personal story in a Nov 13 column, Katie Vandegrift described the pain of learning that her much desired “life within” would not survive. Many women, myself included, have experienced the heartache of an in utero life loved and lost.