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Rural By Choice

Speak Your Piece: Who You Callin’ Metropolitan?

Every single resident of Bracken County, Kentucky, is “rural,” according to the Census Bureau. So why does this county of 8,500 people generally get lumped in with the nation’s largest metropolitan areas when the Daily Yonder and others study economic trends? A “rural” resident of the “major metropolitan area” argues for more nuance in how we talk…

Simple Gifts: Developing a Satisfied Mind

"Contentment is not having so much money that a person doesn’t have to do anything. Quite the opposite, contentment is the fruit of long family commitments, meaningful and productive work, and deep and abiding attachments to community."