A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices

AV's Intern Team

Every year, Appalachian Voices is fortunate to assemble a phenomenal team of rockstar interns from numerous Appalachian and East Coast universities. Enjoy these posts from our interns.

The Trump Administration’s Environmental Record

A partial summary of President Donald Trump’s and his administration’s established track record of reducing environmental protections.

Job Corps Sites to Remain Open

The Trump administration reversed its decision to privatize 16 federal job centers and close nine after public and political backlash.

Ohio River Protections Now Optional

In June, an interstate regulatory agency voted to replace mandatory water quality protections for the Ohio River with voluntary guidelines that states can choose whether or not to follow.

Federal Approval Rescinded for Kentucky Prison

The project would have used public money, including abandoned mine reclamation funds, to build a federal prison on a former coal mine in Letcher County, Ky.

Volunteers Remove Staggering Amounts of Litter Across Region

State agencies, community groups and locals are working together to clean up significant amounts of litter across Appalachia.

Appalachian Resource Conservation and Development Council

Appalachian Resource Conservation and Development Council has used a variety of programs to connect low-income residents in six East Tennessee counties with healthy food while supporting local farmers.

Vineyards in Appalachia Move Toward Sustainability

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As Appalachia becomes more of a wine destination, vineyards across the region are implementing more sustainable practices or going completely organic.

Community Food Initiatives

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Community Food Initiatives provides fresh, local produce and gardening programs to Athens County in Southeast Ohio and the surrounding area.

SNAP Stretch Programs Expand Access to Fresh Food

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Many communities across Appalachia have programs that extend the purchasing power of federal food stamps for locally grown food.

Local Ingredients, Local Spirits

Local distilleries across Appalachia are crafting creative spirits with local ingredients while paying tribute to the region’s tradition of moonshine-making.