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With spring gardening upon us, consider adding native plants to your garden and landscaping

By Rachel Nix Building Kentucky Did you know you can help Kentucky’s ecosystem by adding native plants to your garden and landscaping? Native plants mitigate the impacts of global warming by storing more carbon than their non-native counterparts. Climate change is caused by the release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. When native plants store carbon in their roots and soil, they help the environment...

Kentucky’s legendary ‘Cocaine Bear’ story to be subject of new movie directed by Elizabeth Banks

By Rachel Nix Building Kentucky A new movie will dive into the fascinating true story of a legendary Kentucky bear. Kentuckians may know the history of “Cocaine Bear,” a 175-pound black bear found dead of an apparent drug overdose after consuming more than 75 pounds of cocaine in the mid-1980s. How the drugs made it to the Appalachian woods where the bear was found and the bear’s wild ride to...