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This Week's Eastern Standard

Jul 11, 2019

We have a lot of questions.

Do undocumented immigrants boost crime rates? Does quality public education drive economic development?

Can rural Kentucky benefit from ideas hatched in other parts of the world? Might you kick yourself for forgetting this before heading out for a hike in the back country?  Can an artist bring the Great Lakes to Kentucky? 

We've also got a lot of answers on this edition of Eastern Standard. 

Bruce Parons, KVEC

Student teams from across the coalfields of eastern Kentucky came together at the Knott County Sportsplex, bringing with them drones that they themselves had built. It was time for the climax of this year-long project. A basketball court had been separated with nets, and padded gates marked a circuit course for the little flying machines.

 

Benny Becker | Ohio Valley ReSource

 

  

The sound of power tools blends with teenage chatter as students clamber around, under, and over a trailer bed that they’re busy turning into a home. They’re part of a project called “Building It Forward,” which has vocational classes building tiny houses as a way of gaining practical skills and new confidence.