Eastern Standard for August 8, 2019

Aug 8, 2019

A critical shortage of carpenters, plumbers, electricians, and other talents in the skilled trades. AppHarvest begins construction of a 60-acre greenhouse near Morehead. Historian Richard Bailey on the works of Kentucky writer Wendell Berry. Will the arrival of a vintage steam locomotive bring prosperity to Ravenna? Scuba diving safety with Great Outdoors guru Chris Begley.

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Historic Train Completes Journey Home to Ravenna

Aug 1, 2019
Mary Meehan / WEKU.Fm

Take a ride with WEKU as Engine 2716 travels through central and eastern Kentucky to its permanent home in Ravenna.

The Kentucky Steam Heritage Corporation pulled the historic steam engine train down the tracks with the Clinchfield 800, a diesel engine train. Now, the goal is to get Engine 2716 steaming again to be an economic driver for Estill County and surrounding communities.

A plan to highlight the railroading history of the Estill County town of Ravenna ∙ Lexington author Margaret Verble on her new book, Cherokee America ∙ Degree regret: second thoughts about college majors ∙ Details on Critical Mass III: boosting arts coverage in the Ohio Valley region ∙ The “what, where, and when” of this year’s Kentucky Crafted Market