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Here’s a look at what’s making headlines: Republicans scramble after a vote on health care delayed; a Clean Water Rule repeal comes under scrutiny; and a chemical in a common weed killer declared a carcinogen by California.

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Public News Service - KY: Arts & Culture

One town's wall mural illustrates the power of public art. (Lacy Hale)

JENKINS, Ky. – Brush stroke by brush stroke, a huge mural has come to life in one small Kentucky town - an example, says the project's main artist, of how community-created art can help revitalize a place. The project’s primary artist, Lacy Hale, said the mural on the railroad trestle

This small-town community center is involved in the Letcher County Culture Hub, an effort in eastern Kentucky to bridge political differences through arts and culture. (Gwen Johnson)

LETCHER COUNTY, Ky. - In America, where the political divide has reached Grand Canyon proportions, one Kentucky county is trying to build deep community relationships to overcome these differences. It's happening in Letcher County, where 80 percent of the residents voted for Donald Trump. It is kno

Leaders from across the state gather in Lexington to explore solutions for making neighborhoods more age-friendly so older Kentuckians can remain in their homes. (Greg Stotelmyer)

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- People are living longer, and by 2030 it's projected that one in five Americans will be 65 or older. One expert on aging, Jean Setzfand, senior vice president for programs at AARP, said infrastructure that allows residents to “age in place” in their neighborhoods is l

Supporters of the arts in Kentucky say proposed budget cuts will energize their advocacy for the importance the arts play in the future of their hometowns. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - New Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin proposes deep spending cuts for many state agencies, including those in the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet. In the days leading up to the governor's State of the Commonwealth Address, rumors circulated that Bevin would eliminate funding to the Kent

PHOTO: What's happening on Main Street in Whitesburg is one example of economic diversification being highlighted at the Appalachia's Bright Future event this weekend. Photo courtesy of Art of the Rural.

HARLAN, Ky. - When Whitesburg business owner Josh May sees eastern Kentucky's future, he sees a "blank canvas" for diversifying the region's economy. The Letcher County resident says the state's mountain communities are making the transition from what some call a "mono-economy," which has been depen

PHOTO:  Luring visitors to the foothills of east Kentucky - with the region's beauty and Appalachian heritage on display.  Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

WEST LIBERTY, Ky. – The idea is to use the fabric of the region to draw tourists to an economically strapped part of east Kentucky. So today and Friday, a nonprofit eco-agritourism organization, known as FEAT, is conducting a tour through Carter, Elliott and Morgan counties. FEAT director

WHITESBURG, Ky. - Three days of sights and sounds that help tell the story of Appalachia are happening this week, as Appalshop holds its twenty sixth annual "Seedtime on the Cumberland" festival. Appalshop is a nonprofit arts and education center based in Whitesburg. The group's program director,

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Job opportunities will elude millions of mostly rural Americans because they lack access to high-speed Internet, according to a new report by the Federal Communications Commission. Sharon Gillett, chief of the FCC's Wireline Competition Bureau, says progress in broadband depl

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