For the year that began in October, President Trump has capped the number of refugees who may enter the U.S. at 18,000 -- the lowest level since 1980. The policy is having a significant effect in what may seem like an unlikely place: Bowling Green, Kentucky, where a disproportionate number of refugees has settled in recent years, forming a crucial component of the local economy. Watch the report from PBS NewsHour.
For 100 years, The Beaumont Inn in Harrodsburg has been a family-run home for Kentucky hospitality. Visitors have been coming to the Inn since it was established in 1919, but the structure itself has an even longer history. In the mid- to late-1800s, it was home to Daughters College, a higher education institution for women. Read more and watch the video.
Kentucky is home to two artistic memorials to tragedies from the early 2000s. A memorial to the September 11 attacks is located at St. Elizabeth Hospice in Northern Kentucky, and a sculpture honoring the lives lost in the 2006 Flight 5191 crash is on display at the UK Arboretum in Lexington. Read more and watch the video.
West Louisville native Jecorey Arthur uses his extensive knowledge of music to educate kids, entertain people of all ages, and give back to his community. He performs and records his own music under the name 1200, teaches at Simmons College, and brings music education to Louisville public schools. Read more and watch the video.
Have aliens visited Kentucky? Some residents of the town of Kelly believe so. “It is a fantastical story that has lasted all these years,” says Geraldine Stith, speaking about the tale of the alien invasion during August, 1955. “I heard it from the main source, and that was my father, Elmer Sutton.” Read more and watch the video.