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Christian ministry to create agricultural jobs in Eastern Kentucky

By Bill Estep, Lexington Herald-Leader

Chuck Todd spent a career in agriculture trying to kill funguses that could harm crops, but now he’s trying to figure out if a fungus can help revive Eastern Kentucky’s economy.

Todd leads an effort by a ministry in Harlan County to study the viability of creating jobs by growing mushrooms in unused buildings and old coal mines. The experiment is happening in the historic stone bathhouse in Lynch, where miners showered before heading home in what was once the world’s largest coal-company town.

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