Technology applied to opioid crisis…

An eastern Kentucky tech company, Bit Source, has created an app to help quickly connect potential opioid overdose victims to responders with Narcan.

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, the mean time for EMS response in...

Posted on Jan 3, 2019

Beyond Coal: Imagining Appalachia’s Future

By Sheryl Gay Stolberg

To offset lost mining jobs, officials, business leaders and environmentalists are setting aside political feuds to try to create an entrepreneurial economy.

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — Here in the heart of central Appalachian coal...

Posted on Jan 3, 2019

Turning Coal Miners Into Coders--And Preventing A Brain Drain

Is learning to code the answer to the plight of struggling coal miners? For business partners Rusty Justice and M. Lynn Parrish, it’s at least one solution.

Three years ago, Justice and Parrish got tired of watching out-of-work coal miners...

Posted on Jan 3, 2019

Canary in the Code Mine

As America switches from an industrial economy to a digital one, its bluest collar workers are facing the toughest challenge of their lives. Can miners really learn how to code?

usty Justice doesn’t think about Michael Bloomberg very often. But...

Posted on Jan 3, 2019