Long Reads Tanner Cole

Kentucky’s Coal-Colored Climate Change Denial

By Tanner Cole

The sun is still rising, and the small front office of Trimble County High School is already crowded. There are 11 people standing in the building’s doorway, letting in the cool morning air. The Lady Raiders are the district and regional basketball champions, and now they’re shooting for the state title. These 11 folks are waiting to buy the last five available tickets to tomorrow’s basketball game, and some will be leaving unsatisfied. One woman reminds the office worker of all the times she volunteered to help with the cross-country team.

Abby Ponder Quick Reads

Finding a home at Trendy Me

By Abby Ponder

When Susan Simmons receives a new shipment of clothes at the Trendy Me boutique in Glasgow, Kentucky, she instantly reaches out to her customers. She’ll pull out her phone, snap a quick picture or two, and send a message.

Nicole Ares Quick Reads

Legislators, activists push for statewide adoption of URLTA

By Nicole Ares

Hunter Boyd, an undergraduate student at Western Kentucky University, found his current apartment on Craigslist. After transferring from the University of Kentucky mid-semester, he felt lucky to find an apartment with a six-month lease in Bowling Green.

Jessica Voorhees Quick Reads

Unconventional candidate for governor promotes weed legalization

By Jessica Voorhees

Long white locks, nails painted black and white, and giant rock star sunglasses on a smiling, weathered face characterize an unconventional gubernatorial candidate with an unconventional name: Blackii Effing Whyte.