There’s nothing like something homemade. There’s no place like home. And there’s no place like Appalachia Kentucky.
Praise for handmade goods
Appalachia Art House Gallery and Mercantile were featured in Tri-State Living Magazine!
The art house, which is located in Ashland and offers handmade crafts from Appalachian vendors, was highlighted as a place for artists and crafters to showcase their work. They have a diverse display of items, including bowls, wood carvings, and salsa!
You can learn more about the Appalachia Art House Gallery and Mercantile in Tri-State Living Magazine.
Southern Mercantile expanding local food and product offerings
Food tourism is taking off in Pikeville!
Southern Mercantile has gone from 100 product lines to over 400 in a little over three months. They offer a wide variety of products from farmers and producers from across Appalachia.
Make sure to check them out the next time that you’re in Pikeville!
PRTC continues to be a national model for connectivity
On Thursday, February 10, Innovation Champion, Tal Jones took a tour of Peoples Rural Telephone Cooperative’s newest warehouse, previously one of three buildings that had been vacant for seven years. The building will be used to house broadband fiber.
Keith Gabbard from PRTC explained to Jones that availability and expansion needs would require a one year lead on materials. This is promising for the expansion of broadband to rural areas.
The other two buildings that were mentioned alongside the warehouse are now being put to good use. One of them is a crypto mining facility, while the other is a product fulfillment and shipping center.
Needless to say there are great things happening in Jackson County!
A community and a place to call home
Diversity is the key to a brighter future.
And Tasha Sams is making that bright future right here in Appalachia Kentucky.
HOME Appalachia was created to give the next generation an inclusive community that drives innovation and economic growth in the region. Sams is also a participant of this year’s Invest 606 Cohort. She hopes to raise more funds for her business to help get it off the ground.
You read more about HOME Appalachia HERE.