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Power Failure: Appalachia Plans for Life Beyond Coal

"Though it’s long been a region of economic hardship, Appalachian Kentucky now faces a crisis of alarming proportions."

Equal Voice (Seattle, Washington) - May 3, 2016

LIHEAP subsidy program to help low-income households

Harlan County Community Action Agency began the “subsidy” portion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) that provides heating assistance to eligible households on Nov. 4.

Harlan Daily Enterprise - December 4, 2015

Free ‘WeCare’ program available at HCCAA

Help with managing your utility bills is available at the Harlan County Community Action Agency through their “WeCare” program made available through Kentucky Utilities and Louisville Gas and Electric.

Harlan Daily Enterprise - October 30, 2015

Donations sought for homeless housing

The Harlan County Community Action Agency and COAP Inc. are teaming up to build tiny houses for temporary transitional homeless housing in Harlan County.

Harlan Daily Enterprise - October 30, 2015

CAA & COAP Partnership to build mini-homes for the homeless population

Announcing the partnership with COAP in a program to offer assistance to the homeless population in the county in the building of mini-homes.

Harlan Daily Enterprise - August 13, 2015

Summer food program continues

Summer Food Service Program was established to make sure that low-income children continue to receive meals when school is not in session.

Harlan Daily Enterprise - July 8, 2015

Group selling coal-themed candles to help keep the lights on for laid-off miners

A civic group is trying to keep the electricity on for laid-off coal miners in Harlan County through sales of decorative, coal-themed candles.

Lexington Herald-Leader - December 19, 2014

Deep in coal country, pondering future without it

The official unemployment rate here was 11.4 percent in September, but that figure only counts those still actively looking for work.

Associated Press - December 6, 2014

Eastern Kentucky ranks last in national survey of well-being

Kentucky did poorly in the latest national survey of well-being, but the state's 5th Congressional District fared even worse.

Lexington Herald-Leader - April 5, 2014

Lend a helping hand

“Southeast Kentucky people are proud, hard-working people, but we need jobs to break the cycle of poverty. We have re-trained some of the workforce for jobs in other places, both in state and out-of-state, but this will always be home.”

Farm and Dairy - June 20, 2013