About 44 percent of Hoosiers living in rural areas don't have access to high-speed Internet.
Rural areas often have the most difficult time addressing drug problems because of a lack of resources.
Rural jobs are on track to return to pre-recession levels, but prime-working aged adults are expected to leave counties where jobs will increase.
Indiana legislators met Wednesday to discuss forming new legislation that would encourage economic development in rural areas.
Knox, Cass and Lawrence counties have some of the highest rates of teen pregnancy in the state of Indiana.
The U.S. Postal Service says the reduction in hours will help offices avoid closure.
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security says Hoosiers in rural areas tend to be self-reliant than those in the cities.