Smart Tech That Can Save You Money

Although smart homes might seem like they can cost you a pretty penny initially, there are certain systems and gadgets that are actually worth the money. By upgrading your home (even if little by little) and making it “smarter,” you may find that these seemingly complex technologies will start to pay for themselves over time.


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By |May 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Region’s Rich Cultural Heritage Comes to Life at Museum of Appalachia

The peacocks are strutting, the goats are bleating, and the schoolchildren are touring. It’s a typical day at the Museum of Appalachia, where visitors can shop for local goods, tour historic homes, hear old-time music, or simply watch the sheep being sheared.

A living history center of the Southern Appalachian region, the Museum of Appalachia boasts […]

By |May 11th, 2017|appalachia|0 Comments

April is Fair Housing Month

The Fair Housing Act was introduced in 1968 and expands on the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  The Fair Housing Act was created to protect a buyer or renter from discrimination from by making it unlawful to refuse to sell, rent to, finance, or negotiate terms of a home because of a person’s inclusion in […]

By |April 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Jim King offers his thoughts on the reception of Hillbilly Elegy.

Author J.D. Vance emphasizes that the experiences rendered in Hillbilly Elegy are his own. He sets out to tell his own story of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town, not intending to represent others’ lives or to serve as the mouthpiece for a region or group of people.Despite this disclaimer, his memoir has […]

By |April 12th, 2017|appalachia|0 Comments

Fahe’s statement on the proposed Federal budget

President Trump has proposed a new Federal budget that has cut out programs and services that are essential for the people of Appalachia to transition out of years of persistent poverty and move into economic prosperity.

In the budget proposal,  President Trump states that these cuts, and the increased $54 billion funding to the defense budget, […]

By |March 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

An evening of Old Time Music at a stop on the Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail

I grew up very near the Carter Family Fold, at least by the way the crow flies. Because the road from where I grew up in Bristol to Hiltons is indeed crooked—and one of the most scenic drives you’ll encounter in the mountains—it takes a good forty-five minutes to drive there from my hometown.

However, when […]

By |March 17th, 2017|appalachia|0 Comments

Leadership Development Key to Leading Central Appalachia through Economic Transition

It’s a Friday night but the work day hasn’t ended for a group of folks representing nonprofits and small businesses in Central Appalachia. They gather at one of Kentucky’s state parks with a shared vision—to become effective leaders working across sectors toward a bright future in the region.

In this time of economic transition, Fahe strives […]

By |March 9th, 2017|appalachia|0 Comments

Appalachian Travel Guide – Berea Music Series

In the latest installment of the Appalachian Travel Guide we turn to Fahe’s backyard of Berea, KY.  As always, if you’re interested in contributing, leave a comment below or contact Aaron Phelps at

How do you make small-town life appealing to a variety of people across different generations?  That was the question on the […]

By |March 2nd, 2017|appalachia|0 Comments

Carter G. Woodson

Born in New Canton, Virginia, in 1875, Woodson was the son of former slaves, James and Eliza Riddle Woodson.  Carter Woodson would go on to move with his family to West Virginia after his father learned that Charleston was building a high school for black people.  His pursuit of education eventually led him to Berea […]

By |February 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Can I Improve My Credit Score To Buy A Home?

Purchasing a house is a major investment particularly if you’re going to have to finance most of the value of the transaction. By taking the appropriate measures to build your credit before buying a home, you may be able to receive better offers from mortgage companies, which will mean lower monthly payments and a better […]

By |February 2nd, 2017|Housing|0 Comments