The Stories

Brushy Fork Institute

Brushy Fork Institute: Partnering with Communities to Grow Local Leadership A conversation between Berea College President John B. Stephenson and Appalachian Regional Commission Executive Director ...
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Standing on the Mountain: Voices of Appalachia

For its 30th anniversary, MACED curated a literary journal with works of poetry and prose, written by modern Appalachians or about Appalachian themes. MACED’s thirty ...
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Owsley County Action Team

Creating Our Own Future-MACED 20th Anniversary

In 1996, MACED celebrated its 20th anniversary. Appalshop produced a piece featuring staff and some of the key projects from that time. The statements captured in ...
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Estill Development Alliance

Joe Crawford and the Estill Development Alliance: A Tie that Binds Community By Donna Daniels For people working to improve Estill County, the Estill Development ...
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Kimberly

Across Kentucky — whether in coal country, big cities, farming communities or factory towns — a college degree or certificate of training can improve individuals’ ...
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Benham$aves

Benham$aves was inspired by How$mart, an on-bill financing program pioneered by MACED in collaboration with several of Kentucky’s rural electric co-ops. In December 2013, MACED ...
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New Beginnings Child Care

Kentucky is one of many states that operate a child care assistance program, which reimburses child care providers who accept children from low-income families. But ...
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New Opportunity School for Women

New Opportunity School for Women: Building Bright Futures for Strong Women By Donna Daniels Jane Stephenson received a phone call 30 years ago that eventually ...
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Carrol Smith

Carroll Smith used his tenure as county judge-executive to demonstrate that he could strengthen the economy of his county, yet balance job growth with the ...
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Stay in Clay

Stay in Clay: Building Hope in Eastern Kentucky By Donna Daniels In the city of Manchester in Clay County, Kentucky, a restored swinging bridge symbolizes ...
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Growing Gardens, Growing Lives

Growing Gardens, Growing Lives: Wayne Riley and the Work of the Laurel County African American Heritage Center Inc. By Donna Daniels Wayne Riley left his ...
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Oral History

Eastern Kentuckian’s Familial Oral History Collection Teaches Lessons about the Region’s Future By Ivy Brashears A person’s entire demeanor changes when you ask them to ...
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Livingston, Kentucky

Livingston, Kentucky: Charting the Path to Natural Tourism By Donna Daniels Historically, the tiny town of Livingston in Rockcastle County, Ky., has served as a ...
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Pine Mountain

“The Wildlands of Pine Mountain” Kentucky Natural Lands Trust (KNLT) was established in 1995 when a state inventory identified Blanton Forest as one of the most ...
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Appalshop

Appalshop—through media productions, public presentations, and educational projects, including film, video, radio, new media, music, theater, and community exchanges—documents the voices and celebrates the culture ...
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Creative Economy

The Creative Economy video shows the role of art in community development. MACED, and its partners, invest in the community through fellowships, technical assistance and loans. https://youtu.be/1VBrSq7aLDQ?rel=0 ...
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