For one Kentucky city, a new home highlights the housing challenges rural communities face
Along the Tennessee border in West Kentucky, Fulton County Judge-Executive Jim Martin traced his rural community’s economic challenges, and its coinciding lack of housing, back decades. As the federal government built interstates throughout the country and in Kentucky in the mid-20th century, less traffic subsequently came through the county as new routes were planned. Garment […]
Wildlife officials downgrade protection status of West Kentucky fish to ‘threatened’
A small fish native to a stream system in West Kentucky is having its federal protection status under the Endangered Species Act downgraded from “endangered” to “threatened” in large part due to decades of conservation efforts. The relict darter, native to the Bayou de Chien stream system that runs through West Kentucky into the Mississippi […]
Kentucky’s population shifted older in a decade. Here’s how and why it matters.
Kentucky’s population is shifting older, new data shows, with the oldest counties in the western part of the state. Counties with colleges and military clusters are home to the younger populations, according to analyses of new Census data by the Kentucky State Data Center (KSDC). Eastern Kentucky is aging faster than the rest of the […]