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New challenges focus of meeting

The citizens’ group Kentuckians for the Commonwealth is sponsoring a three-day conference to focus on the challenges and opportunities facing eastern Kentucky as the region’s economy rapidly changes.

The meeting, entitled “Appalachia’s Bright Future: A Conversation on Shaping a Just Transition” will take place April 19-21 in Harlan (www.kftc.org/abf ).

The conference program will look at examples of economic transition from eastern Kentucky and other Central Appalachian communities. Panels will include guests from other places that have been through major economic upheaval, including Wales, the north Atlantic, the Pacific Northwest, and rural Pennsylvania.

More than a dozen workshops will focus on possibilities for new job creation and development.

This event is open to everyone. Registration fees are on a sliding scale of $5 to $100, which covers the cost of all conference programs and several meals.

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