Rural America

Society
10:53 am
Wed April 22, 2015

Poll: Rural Illinoisans Predict Gloom, Doom In Their Economic Future

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Western Illinois University's Illinois Institute of Rural Affairs has found people living in small communities in the state have a gloomy outlook for their future.

The institute’s Director Christopher Merrett said rural areas are often overlooked in comparison to more urban places like Chicago and his team is investigating ways to bring life back to these small towns.

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Business
5:12 pm
Mon March 30, 2015

Rural Kentucky Hospitals Struggling Because of Decline in Private Insurance, State Audit Says

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An increase in Medicaid services and a decline in the private insurance market in rural Kentucky has hit rural hospitals hard, according to State Auditor Adam Edelen.

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Health
2:50 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

Fundraiser Launched for Statewide Mobile Cancer Screening Unit

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The group Horses and Hope and partners are seeking funds for a 40 foot mobile cancer screening unit to travel to underserved areas of the Commonwealth.

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Education
2:49 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Glenda Adkisson on The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium

The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) is bringing a FREE Department of Homeland Security-certified course on Responding to the Functional Needs Populations of Rural America to Grand Rivers, Kentucky on January 24th. It's the first time this kind of training has been in our region. The deadline for registration for this program is Thursday, January 10. Glenda is the course instructor.