"The Human Element," created by and starring National Geographic photographer James Balog, featuresa plan to put thousands of solar panels on former Pike County strip mine. “We wanted something that was not dumping on coal miners,” Balog said.
A high school math teacher unseated the House majority floor leader in one primary election Tuesday. Six other teachers also won primaries. With 32 educators on the legislative ballot in November — most of them Democrats — GOP leaders and Gov. Matt Bevin may come to regret pension changes and insults to educators.
Growth and development have long been Lexington's biggest political issues. Voters sent a clear message in the mayoral primary when Kevin Stinnett, the favored candidate of developers, finished fourth.
Mark Lyons makes his public debut as Alltech's leader two months after the death of his father, founder Pearse Lyons. They are different personalities with the same goal: Grow the Kentucky-based animal nutrition and beverage company into a global innovation leader.
The 1928 Southeast Greyhound Line headquarters, long empty and slated for demolition, will become public market, shops, offices and more. Lexington developer Chad Needham has restored 42 other Lexington buildings since 2009.
Kentucky landscapers and contractors say the Trump administration's cuts to the H-2B foreign seasonal labor program may put them out of business. Few American workers want their manual-labor jobs, especially now that the unemployment rate is so low.
"My Old Kentucky Home," Stephen Foster's iconic song now associated with the Kentucky Derby, has a controversial legacy of place and race. Historian Emily Bingham's book will explore the song's evolution and folklore.
Kentucky student newspapers, like those across the country, are facing a crisis because of lack of advertising revenue, budget cutbacks and administrators who resist transparency in the face of investigative reporting.
Gov. Matt Bevin can’t stop insulting public school teachers who oppose his policies. Now, by stacking membership of the Kentucky Board of Education to pave the way for charter schools, he has opened a new chapter in his war on public education.
The recent deaths of philanthropists Don Ball and Pearse Lyons have left people wondering who will take their place. The Blue Grass Community Foundation says charitable giving in the Bluegrass is on the rise, and new, little-known names are stepping up with big donations.
If the bipartisan Hemp Farming Act of 2018 becomes law, Kentucky farmers will once again be able to grow this useful crop. Kentucky dominated the nation’s hemp industry before anti-drug crusaders banned it because it resembled its cannabis cousin.
Old Appalachian strip mines are being turned back into native forests, thanks to research by University of Kentucky foresters and the non-profit Green Forests Work. Kentucky writers and artists have formed a group to help with those tree-planting efforts as a positive counter to the Trump administration’s anti-environment policies.