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 […]
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 […]
Kentuckians will gather this weekend to mark first anniversary of tornado outbreak
Western Kentucky communities that were devastated by a violent tornado outbreak last year are marking the one-year anniversary of the natural disaster this weekend with gatherings in churches, candlelight vigils and more. For elected officials and other community members organizing the events, it’s a chance to remember what was lost — lives, entire streets of […]