Cole Raines

Op-Ed: Fiber Broadband is Key to Unlocking Eastern Kentucky's Potential

By Cole Raines – Executive Director, One Harlan County

When Daniel Boone and early pioneers blazed a trail into the Kentucky wilderness via the Cumberland Gap, they quickly realized both the immense challenges and opportunities that lay before them on the new frontier. Two and a half centuries later, the rugged terrain of the Appalachian Plateau remains simultaneously an alluring landscape of unmatched beauty and a stubborn obstacle to connectivity and growth.

Carrie Ray 

Historic Funding is Coming to Coal Communities – It’s Time to Invest in Energy Savings

Op-Ed by Carrie Ray 

Local governments across Eastern Kentucky have been facing budget shortfalls since 2012 because of declines in coal severance tax and population. The COVID-19 crisis caused tax revenues to drop further, while other costs have drastically risen. All of these factors have made it very hard for Eastern Kentucky’s local governments to make ends meet. However, historic new investments are coming to coal communities through recent federal initiatives. If invested wisely, this funding could help local governments keep their budgets in the black for years to come.

Dr. Douglas Flora

PBMs’ Outsized Influence in Cancer Care is Harming the Patient/Doctor Relationship


By Dr. Douglas Flora

Quality, innovative, individualized care is key to beating a cancer diagnosis. As an oncologist for almost 20 years, my goal has always been just that — to walk beside my patients through their entire cancer journey while offering a personalized treatment plan to give them the best chance at survival.

Op-Ed: Make Your Lung Health a Priority and Breathe Better, Kentucky

By Neal Moser, M.D., Shawn Jones, M.D., and Jeff Reynolds, M.D.

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Left to right: Neal Moser, M.D., Shawn Jones, M.D., and Jeff Reynolds, M.D.

Kentucky is famous for many things. Unfortunately, lung health isn’t one of them.

Elliot Wang

Op-Ed: International Cooperation Needed to Achieve a Sustainable Future

By Director General Elliot Wang - Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Atlanta

Taiwan is helping lead the way towards creating an environmentally friendly and sustainable future for all mankind. Taiwan is one of the worldwide leaders in manufacturing and produces many of the superconductors and chips used in products we use everyday. Even with a focus on the traditionally high-polluting industry of manufacturing, Taiwan has solutions to help reduce its global carbon footprint. Taiwan is a perfect partner to share ideas with as the world works together to combat climate change.


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