Layers of exposed rock are seen towering above a busy highway just outside of Pikeville, Ky., on Saturday, September 23, 2017. 

Layers of exposed rock are seen towering above a busy highway just outside of Pikeville, Ky., on Saturday, September 23, 2017. 

 Lizzie Jones, 17, proudly wears her father's employee of the month jacket from his time working at the coal mines nearby a shelf of her family's relics of the coal industry at her home in Eastern Ky., on Sunday, September 24, 2017. Jones' father passed away from black lung in 2014. In January of 2017 her mother, who also worked in the coal mining industry, passed away. Jones said she has plans on moving into the home they once shared and has developed a complex relationship with the coal industry that both built her community stole her parent's life. 

Lizzie Jones, 17, proudly wears her father's employee of the month jacket from his time working at the coal mines nearby a shelf of her family's relics of the coal industry at her home in Eastern Ky., on Sunday, September 24, 2017. Jones' father passed away from black lung in 2014. In January of 2017 her mother, who also worked in the coal mining industry, passed away. Jones said she has plans on moving into the home they once shared and has developed a complex relationship with the coal industry that both built her community stole her parent's life. 

 A cross in honor of a man named Steven Michael Allen is nailed into a wall of rock along I-23 near Tram, Ky., on Sunday, September 23, 2017. 

A cross in honor of a man named Steven Michael Allen is nailed into a wall of rock along I-23 near Tram, Ky., on Sunday, September 23, 2017. 

 An electrical pole is over powered by kudzu in Hi Hat, Ky., on Friday, September 22, 2017. 

An electrical pole is over powered by kudzu in Hi Hat, Ky., on Friday, September 22, 2017. 

 Clifford Green, 54, displays a religious tattoo while working with tobacco at the Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability in Quicksand, Ky., on Monday, September 27, 2017. 

Clifford Green, 54, displays a religious tattoo while working with tobacco at the Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability in Quicksand, Ky., on Monday, September 27, 2017. 

 Students bow their heads to pray during Sunday school at the First Baptist Church in McDowell, Ky., on Sunday, September 24, 2017. 

Students bow their heads to pray during Sunday school at the First Baptist Church in McDowell, Ky., on Sunday, September 24, 2017. 

 Pro-gamers spend their evening tactfully planning their next moves at the University of Pikeville's ESports Arena in Pikeville, Ky., on Thursday, September 21, 2017. The University has offered scholarships to the students who are classified as student athletes on campus. 

Pro-gamers spend their evening tactfully planning their next moves at the University of Pikeville's ESports Arena in Pikeville, Ky., on Thursday, September 21, 2017. The University has offered scholarships to the students who are classified as student athletes on campus. 

 Haley Jarvis, 17, watches "Sing," a children's movie, with her daughter Paisley, 2, at her boyfriend's home in Langley, Ky., on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. 

Haley Jarvis, 17, watches "Sing," a children's movie, with her daughter Paisley, 2, at her boyfriend's home in Langley, Ky., on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. 

 Lizzie Jones visits the grave of her parents in Belvinsville Ky., on Sunday, September 24, 2017. Jones said she likes to sit in silence when she visits with her parents as she feels like she's having an internal dialogue with them that is more spiritual than it is direct. 

Lizzie Jones visits the grave of her parents in Belvinsville Ky., on Sunday, September 24, 2017. Jones said she likes to sit in silence when she visits with her parents as she feels like she's having an internal dialogue with them that is more spiritual than it is direct. 

 Mary Sloane, an English teacher at Floyd Central High School, prays for a member of her congregation at First Baptist Church in McDowell, Ky., on Sunday, September 24, 2017. 

Mary Sloane, an English teacher at Floyd Central High School, prays for a member of her congregation at First Baptist Church in McDowell, Ky., on Sunday, September 24, 2017. 

 A McDonalds is seen greeting visitors to Pikeville, Ky., on Friday, September 22, 2017. 

A McDonalds is seen greeting visitors to Pikeville, Ky., on Friday, September 22, 2017. 

 An nonoperative coal wash sits tucked away in the mountainside in Justiceville, Ky., on Friday, September 29, 2017. 

An nonoperative coal wash sits tucked away in the mountainside in Justiceville, Ky., on Friday, September 29, 2017. 

 Carley Hatfield, 5, center, plays with Quinn Harlow, 5, right, and Paxton Harlow, 2, left, before a football game at Floyd Central High School in Langley, Ky., on Friday, September 22, 2017. 

Carley Hatfield, 5, center, plays with Quinn Harlow, 5, right, and Paxton Harlow, 2, left, before a football game at Floyd Central High School in Langley, Ky., on Friday, September 22, 2017. 

 Remnants of coal are left sitting outside of a nonoperative coal wash in Justiceville Ky., on Friday, September 29, 2017. 

Remnants of coal are left sitting outside of a nonoperative coal wash in Justiceville Ky., on Friday, September 29, 2017. 

 Floyd Central High School cheerleaders form their pom-poms into a heart shape for a group photo before a football game in Langley, Ky., on Friday, September 22, 2017. 

Floyd Central High School cheerleaders form their pom-poms into a heart shape for a group photo before a football game in Langley, Ky., on Friday, September 22, 2017. 

 Angie Heard Minnie, center, watches intently as a play is made during a close football game at Floyd Central High School in Langley, Ky., on Friday, September 22, 2017. 

Angie Heard Minnie, center, watches intently as a play is made during a close football game at Floyd Central High School in Langley, Ky., on Friday, September 22, 2017. 

 Chase Newman, 8, sits in a reclining chair with his grandfather Doff Justice as he watches TV at their home in Grethel Ky., on Thursday, September 28, 2017. 

Chase Newman, 8, sits in a reclining chair with his grandfather Doff Justice as he watches TV at their home in Grethel Ky., on Thursday, September 28, 2017. 

 Thomas Morgan, 32, steadily lifts swaths of tobacco to be hung to dry at the Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability in Quicksand, Ky., on Monday, September 27, 2017. 

Thomas Morgan, 32, steadily lifts swaths of tobacco to be hung to dry at the Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability in Quicksand, Ky., on Monday, September 27, 2017. 

 A cluster of homes are seen among a expanse of trees and kudzu from an overpass in Martin Ky., on Friday, September 22, 2017. 

A cluster of homes are seen among a expanse of trees and kudzu from an overpass in Martin Ky., on Friday, September 22, 2017. 

 Paisley Jarvis, 2, peeks out the window of her father's living room out into the holler surrounding their home in Langley, Ky., on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. 

Paisley Jarvis, 2, peeks out the window of her father's living room out into the holler surrounding their home in Langley, Ky., on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. 

 Layers of exposed rock are seen towering above a busy highway just outside of Pikeville, Ky., on Saturday, September 23, 2017. 
 Lizzie Jones, 17, proudly wears her father's employee of the month jacket from his time working at the coal mines nearby a shelf of her family's relics of the coal industry at her home in Eastern Ky., on Sunday, September 24, 2017. Jones' father passed away from black lung in 2014. In January of 2017 her mother, who also worked in the coal mining industry, passed away. Jones said she has plans on moving into the home they once shared and has developed a complex relationship with the coal industry that both built her community stole her parent's life. 
 A cross in honor of a man named Steven Michael Allen is nailed into a wall of rock along I-23 near Tram, Ky., on Sunday, September 23, 2017. 
 An electrical pole is over powered by kudzu in Hi Hat, Ky., on Friday, September 22, 2017. 
 Clifford Green, 54, displays a religious tattoo while working with tobacco at the Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability in Quicksand, Ky., on Monday, September 27, 2017. 
 Students bow their heads to pray during Sunday school at the First Baptist Church in McDowell, Ky., on Sunday, September 24, 2017. 
 Pro-gamers spend their evening tactfully planning their next moves at the University of Pikeville's ESports Arena in Pikeville, Ky., on Thursday, September 21, 2017. The University has offered scholarships to the students who are classified as student athletes on campus. 
 Haley Jarvis, 17, watches "Sing," a children's movie, with her daughter Paisley, 2, at her boyfriend's home in Langley, Ky., on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. 
 Lizzie Jones visits the grave of her parents in Belvinsville Ky., on Sunday, September 24, 2017. Jones said she likes to sit in silence when she visits with her parents as she feels like she's having an internal dialogue with them that is more spiritual than it is direct. 
 Mary Sloane, an English teacher at Floyd Central High School, prays for a member of her congregation at First Baptist Church in McDowell, Ky., on Sunday, September 24, 2017. 
 A McDonalds is seen greeting visitors to Pikeville, Ky., on Friday, September 22, 2017. 
 An nonoperative coal wash sits tucked away in the mountainside in Justiceville, Ky., on Friday, September 29, 2017. 
 Carley Hatfield, 5, center, plays with Quinn Harlow, 5, right, and Paxton Harlow, 2, left, before a football game at Floyd Central High School in Langley, Ky., on Friday, September 22, 2017. 
 Remnants of coal are left sitting outside of a nonoperative coal wash in Justiceville Ky., on Friday, September 29, 2017. 
 Floyd Central High School cheerleaders form their pom-poms into a heart shape for a group photo before a football game in Langley, Ky., on Friday, September 22, 2017. 
 Angie Heard Minnie, center, watches intently as a play is made during a close football game at Floyd Central High School in Langley, Ky., on Friday, September 22, 2017. 
 Chase Newman, 8, sits in a reclining chair with his grandfather Doff Justice as he watches TV at their home in Grethel Ky., on Thursday, September 28, 2017. 
 Thomas Morgan, 32, steadily lifts swaths of tobacco to be hung to dry at the Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability in Quicksand, Ky., on Monday, September 27, 2017. 
 A cluster of homes are seen among a expanse of trees and kudzu from an overpass in Martin Ky., on Friday, September 22, 2017. 
 Paisley Jarvis, 2, peeks out the window of her father's living room out into the holler surrounding their home in Langley, Ky., on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. 

Layers of exposed rock are seen towering above a busy highway just outside of Pikeville, Ky., on Saturday, September 23, 2017. 

Lizzie Jones, 17, proudly wears her father's employee of the month jacket from his time working at the coal mines nearby a shelf of her family's relics of the coal industry at her home in Eastern Ky., on Sunday, September 24, 2017. Jones' father passed away from black lung in 2014. In January of 2017 her mother, who also worked in the coal mining industry, passed away. Jones said she has plans on moving into the home they once shared and has developed a complex relationship with the coal industry that both built her community stole her parent's life. 

A cross in honor of a man named Steven Michael Allen is nailed into a wall of rock along I-23 near Tram, Ky., on Sunday, September 23, 2017. 

An electrical pole is over powered by kudzu in Hi Hat, Ky., on Friday, September 22, 2017. 

Clifford Green, 54, displays a religious tattoo while working with tobacco at the Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability in Quicksand, Ky., on Monday, September 27, 2017. 

Students bow their heads to pray during Sunday school at the First Baptist Church in McDowell, Ky., on Sunday, September 24, 2017. 

Pro-gamers spend their evening tactfully planning their next moves at the University of Pikeville's ESports Arena in Pikeville, Ky., on Thursday, September 21, 2017. The University has offered scholarships to the students who are classified as student athletes on campus. 

Haley Jarvis, 17, watches "Sing," a children's movie, with her daughter Paisley, 2, at her boyfriend's home in Langley, Ky., on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. 

Lizzie Jones visits the grave of her parents in Belvinsville Ky., on Sunday, September 24, 2017. Jones said she likes to sit in silence when she visits with her parents as she feels like she's having an internal dialogue with them that is more spiritual than it is direct. 

Mary Sloane, an English teacher at Floyd Central High School, prays for a member of her congregation at First Baptist Church in McDowell, Ky., on Sunday, September 24, 2017. 

A McDonalds is seen greeting visitors to Pikeville, Ky., on Friday, September 22, 2017. 

An nonoperative coal wash sits tucked away in the mountainside in Justiceville, Ky., on Friday, September 29, 2017. 

Carley Hatfield, 5, center, plays with Quinn Harlow, 5, right, and Paxton Harlow, 2, left, before a football game at Floyd Central High School in Langley, Ky., on Friday, September 22, 2017. 

Remnants of coal are left sitting outside of a nonoperative coal wash in Justiceville Ky., on Friday, September 29, 2017. 

Floyd Central High School cheerleaders form their pom-poms into a heart shape for a group photo before a football game in Langley, Ky., on Friday, September 22, 2017. 

Angie Heard Minnie, center, watches intently as a play is made during a close football game at Floyd Central High School in Langley, Ky., on Friday, September 22, 2017. 

Chase Newman, 8, sits in a reclining chair with his grandfather Doff Justice as he watches TV at their home in Grethel Ky., on Thursday, September 28, 2017. 

Thomas Morgan, 32, steadily lifts swaths of tobacco to be hung to dry at the Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability in Quicksand, Ky., on Monday, September 27, 2017. 

A cluster of homes are seen among a expanse of trees and kudzu from an overpass in Martin Ky., on Friday, September 22, 2017. 

Paisley Jarvis, 2, peeks out the window of her father's living room out into the holler surrounding their home in Langley, Ky., on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. 

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