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Want a better society? Stay the hell off social media.

The headline on Nov. 20 screamed from the pages of the Standard and Poor Global Market Intelligence website: “US coal jobs down 24 percent from the start of Trump administration to latest quarter.”

It’s that time of year again when we are constantly reminded and encouraged to shop local and support small businesses; however, this year, we need to double down on that message. Not only is there an opportunity to help small businesses and retain money locally, but we have the opportunity …

As board chairman of the Kentucky Oil & Gas Association, an executive with Diversified Gas & Oil Corporation in Pikeville, and a life-long resident of the commonwealth, I witness the good our industry does for Kentucky every day.