Andrew J. Vandiver

Op-Ed: Shop for more than just Supplies. Shop for Education

Op-Ed by Andrew J. Vandiver, president of EdChoice Kentucky

School is back in session. New classrooms, new supplies and new teachers bring a feeling of opportunity, and maybe a little anxiety too.

Blaine Price

Op-Ed: Veterans of the Hoskins Cemetery at Island Creek Hill in Clay County, Kentucky

Op-Ed by Blaine K Price 

A great deal has been said about the immorality and disrespect of moving the remains of people who left this world with the peace of mind knowing where their earthly remains would rest, and yes, REST IN PEACE. But what does that mean if we can’t depend on it to be respected into perpetuity?

"Family Cemeteries" Have a Uniqueness in Appalachia, Represent a Special Commitment to Family

Mountain people know, but for those who don’t, these are “family cemeteries.”

Hoskins Cemetery Island Creek Hill

Hoskins Cemetery on Island Creek Hill off U.S. 421 in Manchester, Kentucky
The School Board (CCBOE) in Clay County is attempting to relocate this Historical Cemetery & the
"David & Goliath" style dispute between friends of the 128 year-old Burial Ground and the (CCBOE) has now landed in Federal Court (Photo) ClayCoNews

By Lyn Hacker

To those who travel down the Hal Rogers Parkway in southeast Kentucky, one of the most interesting sights you’ll come across are tiny precious cemeteries up on hillsides, speckled along the highway.

Op-Ed: Opioid Scourge no Laughing Matter in Appalachia

By Representative Derek Lewis

Opioid Money

As coal declined and hopelessness took its place, Appalachia became the perfect target for pill-peddling profiteers

“Emails to and from an AmerisourceBergen Drug Corp. executive presented Thursday at Huntington and Cabell County’s trial against opioid distributors revealed jokes, flippant remarks and mockery of Appalachians that continued within the company for years. The emails contained parody songs that used words like “pillbillies” and “Oxycotinville” to describe West Virginians.”

-The Herald Dispatch, May 13, 2021

Ray Daniels

Op-Ed: Legislators Clean Up Kentucky's Outdated Criminal Justice Laws

By Ray Daniels

For many years, criminal justice advocates have been pleading with the General Assembly to take stock of outdated laws and make sure they meet the needs of Kentuckians today.


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