November 29, 2011 Berea College's 1,600 students come from low-income households, and sophomore Emily Nugent says they "know about the challenges Americans are facing." Inspired by their own diverse backgrounds, they're taking up causes like standing with the newly poor, helping immigrants or embracing their heritage.
October 15, 2011 The Keeneland racetrack in Lexington, Ky., holds a vast collection of the Daily Racing Form, the newspaper of the thoroughbred industry. It doesn't have enough financial resources yet, but the library is working on preserving and digitizing the paper, in print since 1894 — and still printing.
September 8, 2011 Two Boy Scouts eagerly await the opening of the more than 10,000-acre new camp planned in West Virginia. The camp is expected to be completed and open by July 2013.
September 8, 2011 In West Virginia, an Appalachian mountain is being transformed into a vast Boy Scout camp. It's more than 10,000 acres, and will border the New River Gorge. The $400 million construction budget and future events at the site are expected to aid an economically depressed area.
August 16, 2011 Researchers at the Air Force Institute of Technology are working on micro air vehicles — tiny flying machines designed to look like birds and insects that are remotely piloted. The Air Force aims to use these micromachines to gather intelligence or even deliver weaponry.
August 4, 2011 The 30,000 residents of Marion, Ind., have been through a tough economy. Their mayor, Wayne Seybold, has been there, too, growing up in a trailer park on the factory side of town. He's downsized the city's government and expanded the business community. And his many trips abroad as mayor are paying off.
June 19, 2011 Ohio's pain management clinics come under tough new regulations Sunday. Many of the clinics are blamed for prescription drug abuse in a state where the leading cause of accidental death is unintentional drug overdose. In the south of the state, Scioto County is leading the fight against the so-called "pill mills."
December 21, 2010 After a story was published in the local Canton, Ohio, newspaper about an anonymous donor sending $5 each to 150 people at Christmastime in 1933, readers decided to revive the idea. They've contributed more than $48,000 to a fund for people struggling to make ends meet. Now a group is sifting through letters to determine who should get checks.
November 26, 2010 If you fly over West Virginia on a clear day, you might see Hacker Valley as just a wisp of smoking rising from the mountains. The 600 people who live there are facing a second winter of icy, treacherous driving just to get to a post office. It can be a 40-mile round trip.
October 25, 2010 The Cuban singer, known worldwide as the "Queen of Salsa," grew up in neighborhoods where music was always in the air. She traveled for 15 years with the Sonora Matancera orchestra and settled in Fort Lee, N.J., home base for a decades-long career.