Author: Kim Kobersmith

Rural Students Are Less Likely to Go to College. Will the Pandemic Make Things Even Tougher?

COVID-19 has complicated everything about college — applications, classes, living arrangements and extracurricular activities. Some administrators are trying to help rural students succeed in a rapidly changing educational environment. Shelby Acton graduated this spring from high school in Somerset, Kentucky, and plans to attend Eastern Kentucky University in the fall. […]

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Guitars, Jobs and Music: Startup Business Hopes to Build on Mountain Traditions

A nonprofit school of luthiery in Eastern Kentucky is helping develop an instrument-building company that will build the local economy along with high-end guitars. All kinds of stringed instruments fill the storefront of the Appalachian School of Luthiery in Knott County, Kentucky. There are antique pieces, like an old banjo […]

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