Featured on - The Mountain Eagle

"Garland Couch used to work in the coal industry. With nearly two decades of experience under his belt, the Whitesburg native had worked in many of the positions the industry has to offer."

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Featured on: Floyd County Times

"EKCEP helps former Johnson County coal miner with new job"

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Featured on: Pikeville Medical Leader

"PIKEVILLE — On August 24, the community and chamber members welcomed Eastern Kentucky’s newest technology company, Bit Source. Bit Source provided tours of the facility, product demonstrations, as well as refreshments and hors d’oeuvres to celebrate the opening of what is an exciting startup business."

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By:Bill Estep

Featured on Lexington Hearlod Leader

"Jim Ratliff is a glimmer of what could be possible to diversify jobs in Eastern Kentucky, a region hurt by a sharp downturn in the coal industry that long underpinned economy."

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Featured on Pacific Standard - "this was a refrence in the last paragraph"

The evidence on conventional job re-training programs is unimpressive, which is bad news for the thousands of coal workers who are likely to lose their jobs in the coming years.

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By: Tim Loh

Featured on Bloomberg News

"Bit Source, a Pikeville, Ky., startup, is out to prove there’s life after coal for the thousands of industry veterans who’ve lost their jobs."

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By: Lauren Smiley

Featured on Medium - WTF?

“They’re blue-collar coders. That’s what they’re gonna be. We have to be what we are.” — Rusty Justice, founder of BitSource, a Kentucky-based business that has taught miners to code

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