After losing hundreds of churches to LGBTQ rift, United Methodists charter a new one in Erlanger

BY: - August 18, 2023

As hundreds of United Methodist churches in Kentucky left the denomination over LGBTQ+ issues, some members disappointed with the disaffiliation wanted to remain United Methodists. Despite the rift, Kentucky United Methodist Bishop Leonard Fairley remained optimistic about the denomination’s future, predicting that United Methodists “will show the love of God by starting new faith communities […]

Film series captures Black communities, struggles, solidarity across Kentucky

BY: - August 4, 2023

Sherman Neal spent many days of the summer of 2020 in the Western Kentucky college town of Murray next to a Confederate monument at the county courthouse.  It was on the heels of the murder of George Floyd and the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor when Neal — a Black volunteer college football coach, […]

Bummer: Kentuckians’ sense of well-being ranks low, according to analysis of Gallup polls

BY: - January 5, 2023

This article is republished from Kentucky Health News,  an independent news service of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, based in the School of Journalism and Media at the University of Kentucky, with support from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. Kentuckians’ sense of well-being from 2008 to 2017 was the worst of any […]