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Appalachian Health Hack-a-thon discusses creative solutions on obesity, diabetes, substance abuse

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News In just three days’ time, 160 people came up with 19 innovative solutions to three of Appalachian Kentucky’s most challenging health issues – diabetes, obesity and substance abuse – at the first-ever Massachusetts Institute of Technology Appalachian Health Hack-a-thon in Somerset Oct. 6-8. The 19 teams, including six led by high-school students,...

Forward in Fifth hands out AppLE Awardsto teachers, community leaders, students

Forward in the Fifth’s 2014 Appalachian Leaders in Education (AppLE) Award recipients are, seated, front row, from left: Pike County Youth Leadership Council representatives Eashwar Soma, Tyler Syck, Mary Beth Hall, Alannah Little, Taryn Syck and Dalton Hatfield; back row, from left, University of Pikeville President Dr. James Hurley; Allen Anderson, CEO of South Kentucky RECC; Pamela Branam, assistant...

Forward in the Fifth announces Appalachian Leaders in Education Award 2013 winners

AppLE Award winners for 2013 (Photo from Forward in the Fifth)   For going “above and beyond” to support education in their home communities and across the region, Forward in the Fifth has awarded the 2013 AppLE (Appalachian Leaders in Education) Awards to eight individuals and one student organization on a leading college campus in South Central Kentucky.   The winners of this year’s...