A publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

Constance Alexander: The last holiday of summer also a time to honor the legacy of our labor unions

The pressman always talked too loud; in fact, he shouted. When I asked my father why Daddy explained that the man had to make himself heard above the presses. He had gotten so used to the din, he seemed unable to turn down the volume even when things were quiet. For so many people, work does not stop when the whistle blows, or the boss goes home, or the time clock punches them out. Today, technology...

Constance Alexander: Celebrating many happy Thanksgiving memories, past, present and future

I remember the year my sister dropped the turkey on the kitchen floor, as she was transferring it from roasting pan to platter. We invoked the 3-second rule and swore each other to secrecy, so my mother never found out. Whew! Making the gravy was always my least favorite part of the traditional meal preparation. No matter how careful you were to stir properly, lumps of flour lurked at the bottom of...

NPR’s StoryCorps in Lexington this week to begin month of interviews with everyday Kentuckians

Hosted by WUKY 91.3 FM, StoryCorps, a renowned nonprofit organization celebrating the stories of everyday Americans, will record interviews in Lexington from March 16 to April 14 as part of its cross-country MobileBooth tour. Pairs of people are able to record a meaningful conversation with one another about who they are, what they’ve learned in life, and how they want to be remembered. StoryCorps...