The Rural Blog

Alabama pastor Ed Litton will lead the country's largest protestant denomination, signaling a defeat for the 'hard right' among its membership.
By The Rural Blog
The station, based at Murray State University, is the first broadcast news outlet to receive the Al Smith award.
By The Rural Blog
Experts have been warning about the threat for years, but have gained little traction.
By The Rural Blog
There are a few theories for the genre's enduring popularity over the past year, including the idea that country music is a good complement to drinking. Alcohol sales have soared during the pandemic.
By The Rural Blog
Company officials believe the attack came from a criminal group likely based in Russia. The FBI is investigating.
By The Rural Blog
The tuition-free college degree program is named for the Kentucky author, poet, farmer and conservationist.
By The Rural Blog
The documentary on Garlin Murl Conner also tells the story of a campaign by his widow and friends to see the Medal of Honor awarded posthumously to him in 2018 by then-President Trump.
By The Rural Blog
The state chamber and the public-policy school at UK say they will try to "find new ways to bridge Kentucky’s urban-rural divide" with a series of webinars called the Kentucky Public Policy Roundtable Series.
By The Rural Blog
In addition to farming, half of all farm families have at least one adult working an additional full-time job, often for health insurance coverage. It’s an affordable option, but pulls time and energy away from farm work.
By The Rural Blog
The issue is a good example of the political tightrope Biden must walk in appealing to Corn Belt biofuels producers while pursuing environmental goals.
By The Rural Blog