The Lost Postcards of Ms. Martha

(Editor’s note: In September 2018, Sofie Mathiassen, a student from Denmark, was assigned a feature profile of someone local in the Bowling Green, Kentucky area. Her search for ideas led her to a local consignment store where she read through baskets of paper ephemera. There she found a series of postcards addressed to a woman named “Martha.”What followed was Sofie’s quest to find Martha and reconstruct how her correspondence had landed in a store. Sofie’s story reveals a life lived in full and memories claimed and unclaimed by dementia.)

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by Sofie Mathiassen

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For undocumented immigrant, traffic stop could be much more

By Nicholas Wagner

It was a typical Friday morning on April 7 for Diana Lopez, just another day driving her son, Donovan, to school in Nashville traffic. Lopez conversed with her son about his upcoming tests, while her short stature perked up to see over the hood of her friend’s car as she cut around backed-up traffic and into an opposing lane to proceed to the turn lane for Harding Place.

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Finding Family

By Katie Roberts

Kendra, 15, of Bowling Green, Kentucky dialed 911 on New Year’s Eve of 2014. She said her parents were drinking more than usual and a fight arose between her mother and father. That night, Kendra and her younger sister, Caitlin, 10, were taken out of their home and placed in the foster system.

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