America's Poorest White Town

‘When I went to Louisville as a teenager to work in Waffle House I had this country accent. They laughed at me and asked if we even had bathrooms where I come from. People here are judged in the bigger cities and they resent that,’ she said. ‘The difference is the cities hide their problems. Here it’s too small to hide them.’
— Karen Jennings, Beattyville, Ky.