I grew up in Barbourville in the 1960's and it was Out of state students going to union that introduced Barbourville to the first hippies. It was out of state students going to union that introduced Barbourville to pot, then L.S.D.and other hard drugs. It was out of state students that introduced Barbourville with Blacks and Whites walking around hand in hand. Yep, they benefited Barbourville a whole lot I think.
College kids introduced Barbourville to marijuana? Really..? Is that your position? Just because that's when you became aware of the situation in no way indicates the very beginning of pot in SE Ky., or any other drug for that matter. That's a very self centered approach.
Blacks and whites walking hand in hand? No friggin way! I bet that's where meth came from. I go to EKU, but am from Barbourville, and I can think of pros that far outweigh the biggoted cons that you've managed to type out between fits of racist turret rage. Obviously you're unable to wrap your head around the entire situation, but don't assume that others can't.