Fracking is Not Your Friend

— Sooner or later, the toxic truth is going to end up on our doorsteps. For most of its existence, the U.S. has relied heavily on fossil fuels like oil, coal, and natural gas to generate energy. Over the pas...

A New Song for Appalachia

I was born and raised in the mouth of a Hazard holler... Where the coal cars rolled and rumbled past my door... But now they stand in a rusty row of empties... Because the L&N don’t stop here anymo...

The Butterfly and the Pawpaw

When we moved to Jefferson County last summer, we were thrilled to discover zebra swallowtail butterflies. I had seen zebra swallowtails before and had long admired them. Smaller than the big yellow tiger sw...