This past week, the McCracken County Public Library hosted Kentucky Poet Laureate Maureen Morehead for its Evening Upstairs series. Morehead talked about the role of place in poetry, and how her experience of Kentucky informs her writing. Before her presentation, Todd Hatton sat down to speak with her about southern writers and their sense of place, and why people turn to poetry in tough times.
The decline in the number of dairy farms continues in Kentucky. A decade ago, State Dairy Marketing Specialist Eunice Schlappi says the Commonwealth had about two thousand dairy farms. Schlappi says that number is down to about 850 today.
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear attended a ceremony in Paducah yesterday to sign House Bill 559- legislation clarifying the types of nuclear-based technologies that can be developed and used in the Commonwealth.