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Appalachian Stories of Hope, Community & Creativity

It is in the creative reinvention of community — and not the pretense of bygone days or the magic of political investment that isn’t coming — that offers Central Appalachia real hope. Hemphill’s Gwen Johnson is living proof. Read Tom Lee’s inspiring feature from where he portrays several enterprises of singular ingenuity and community spirit in Appalachia.

Evelyn Adkins and Gwen Johnson prep sourdough as Brad Johnson bakes pizza at the Black Sheep Brick Oven Bakery in the Hemphill Community Center, Jackhorn, Kentucky.


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