competing economic visions
for East Ky.,
in first of series on Appalachian economy
...competing visions [of Appalachia's future] are exemplified by UK historian Ron Eller, author of ...Uneven Ground, and former Gov. Paul Patton...
Their views are the centerpiece of a story published this week by the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues and being reprinted in Appalachian Kentucky newspapers.
"Though they have different visions of Appalachia’s post-coal potential, when asked to identify the biggest impediment to economic development, Eller and Patton both responded with a single word: 'education'," writes John James Snidow...
His story is the first in a series about the Appalachian economy. To read it, click here.