President Obama mentions Pikeville in commentary about rural America

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WASHINGTON (WYMT) - President Barack Obama thinks Pikeville is a good example of rural America adapting to a changing economy.

In a recent commentary titled "On the Strength and Resilience of Rural America," the president lauded Pikeville.

"In Pikeville, Kentucky, former coal miners are trading coal for code," President Obama said. "They’re retraining to learn HTML, JavaScript, and PHP, transforming an old bottling factory into a digital hub. It’s a transition that not only supports good jobs, but also offers a glimpse of what the future could look like in other communities like Pikeville."

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