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Rural Blog: SNAP rules target able-bodied people without dependents, but may have ripple effects

Changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program could have a substantial ripple effect in a small town. In Letcher County, pop. 25,000, the new rules could cost up to 400 residents their SNAP benefits and could potentially affect their families, Sam Adams reports for The Mountain Eagle in Whitesburg. The changes, set to take affect April 1, are expected to cost more than 3 million Americans...

Daily Yonder: Mountain Eagle ‘impressario’ Pat Gish had passion, great sense of direction

In this photo from the late 1960s, Pat Gish, left, folds papers with her daughter Sarah. Husband Tom and son Ben are in the background. The photo ran in the Mountain Eagle this week, along with a story about Pat. (Photo from The Mountain Eagle)   Pat Gish, the impressario of the nationally acclaimed Mountain Eagle newspaper, died this week at the age of 87. She put out the paper, raised a family...