Tales of the Cumberlands

Devils, Giants, Feudists, & Physicians Spellbinding stories from Appalachian history will swirl through the mists of Breaks Interstate Park at a storytelling convention to be held Sept. 21-24. The third gathering of “Tales of the Cumberlands: Devils, Giants, Feudists and Physicians” will focus on tales from the Virginia-Kentucky border region from frontier days to the […]

Community Harm Reduction Efforts Toward Clean Needle Exchanges

Schools are epicenters of the movement toward healthier bodies and minds, as students grow to value their own health and lead their families and communities to a better quality of life. This was the theme of the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) sponsored Health & Education Conference in Pikeville, Crossroads, last fall. Around the same time, […]

¡Grita Fuerte! Spanish Livestreams on Food, Weather, and School Life

You don’t have to study abroad to learn to talk about food, weather, and your school life in Spanish! These world language learners in Floyd, Harlan, and Knott Counties are bringing relevant and accessible Spanish lessons to your screen this February. Join them by Livestream, here on the Holler, to pick up terminology and cultural […]

New Tech Training Program Path to College & Careers Accepting Applications

Appalshop, Inc. in Whitesburg and Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College have developed two Accelerated Certificates to meet the current needs of local employers.  They are now accepting applications until January 5th to go through the new collaborative technology training program, called Mines to Minds. Partnerships with employers are growing to create potential employment opportunities available for students going through […]

Reason to Celebrate: 2016 Annual Holler Highlights

We’ve had a big year at Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) and here at the Holler! Congressionally designated Digital Promise and the U.S. Department of Education named KVEC a National Education Innovation Cluster, presenting a video series spotlighting the Appalachian Renaissance Initiative. Our annual Summits in April and October transitioned to a more technology-based delivery and connected well over 10,000 people […]

Open eBooks Now Available for Millions of Students

Thousands of eBooks have been made available for millions of students, for free. With the app Open eBooks – a collaboration of stakeholders from libraries, publishers, and non-profits launched this project last week.  This is an initiative to get books to millions of students in low income communities.   Giving more access to kids all across our nation […]