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Kentucky soldier’s heroism, 20-year campaign for Medal of Honor, subjects of KET documentary May 25

As Americans honor patriotic sacrifice on Memorial Day, KET will premiere the story of a Kentucky soldier who repeatedly put his life on the line for his country – but wasn’t fully honored for it until 73 years later. “From Honor to Medal: The Story of Garlin M. Conner,” airing at 8/7 p.m. ET/CT on May 25, tells the story of one of the most decorated soldiers of World War II – who received...

Tyler Childers became a voice of Appalachia partly because of his reaction to a 2009 documentary

By Heather Chapman The Rural Blog This article is a few months old, but provides a great in-depth portrait of singer and songwriter Tyler Childers, an Eastern Kentucky native who has “earned praise from, and comparisons to, John Prine.” Tyler Childers (Photo by David McClister) Childers, 27, was in high school when ABC News’s “20/20” came to town for a report on children...