can I change harlan county

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#1 Dec 1, 2012
Give me some ideas please. If I left harlan and went to college,what would be the best way to help make harlan better? This question is for everybody church goers,drug addicts and everyone in between.
wonttoknow

Baxter, KY

#2 Dec 3, 2012
pray for us all.

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#3 Dec 3, 2012
Help fund a scholarship to help get other people out of Harlan and into college as well.
Vet

Baxter, KY

#4 Dec 3, 2012
Bring in a factory, new roads, even a military base. A clean coal plant. I can say this for sure, the old is out.
guest

Manchester, KY

#5 Dec 3, 2012
Hemp could save KY's economy. We have a $370 million budget deficit right now as a state. Hemp, which used to be grown here, was our number one cash crop. Our climate and soil type is just right so that farmers could get 3 harvests per year from their land; thus generating TONS of revenue for the state. The great thing about hemp is it's multitude of uses; over 10,000 uses actually (biodegradable plastic, clothing, insulation, cattle feed, OSB board type material, and even fuel). So, if we could grow this miracle plant on KY farmland, and then ship it to other towns in Ky (like Harlan) to factories making things such as miner's uniforms and nursing scrubs(for example), we could fix KY's economy. We already import hemp from Canada and Europe, but we have more farmland than both of those two combined; so it makes more since to grow and manufacture here. Thankfully Mr. Comer is going to get this thing going at the beginning of the year. If KY could grow hemp AND mine coal, think about the Benjamins!!! Of course, for this plan to work, infrastructure has to be top priority. Right now Harlan doesn't have the roads, but we do have some rail lines, and the ones taken up in the past few years could be layed again I suppose. Hemp may not completely close the budget gap, but it would take a big chunk out of it. Also, think about the jobs that would be created indirectly from this type of industry.

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