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The Lexington Gathering is a four-day winter music festival bringing Kentucky's traditional arts to Kentucky's second largest city, but it’s not just a celebration of the music and culture of Appalachia, as special correspondent Nadia Ramlagan tells us, this year’s gathering will have a distinctive international flavor.

A new study shows a growing disparity between infant mortality and life expectancy rates in Appalachia compared with the rest of the country.

UK Center For Excellence In Rural Health

What to do about healthcare disparities in Appalachia is the focus of the first-ever Appalachian Research Day Wednesday in Hazard.  The conference takes place from 10 to 4 at the UK Center for Excellence in Rural Health. 

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A West Virginia coal billionaire has more than 250 pending violations at mining operations in Kentucky and four other states.

PIKEVILLE, Ky. - For a lot of college students, summer is a chance to kick back and relax-- maybe do an internship -- before resuming classes in the fall. But some students in Appalachia won’t be returning to campus next August, at least not at the school where they originally enrolled.