Northern Kentucky's Creation Museum president Ken Ham was pitted in what was billed as a debate against TV personality and science educator Bill Nye: creationism vs. evolution. While the event sold out in a matter of minutes, a conversation is not likely to change any minds.
The Common Core standards have generated lots of attention and controversy, but what do they look like in a classroom? The NPR Ed team continues its summer series from a fifth-grade math lesson.
When people think of bourbon, they often think of Kentucky, but not all bourbon is made in the Bluegrass State. The rules on bourbon — and there are federal rules — allow it to be produced anywhere in the U.S., and it is. Micro-distilleries are popping up all over the country and they’re finding success selling what has become a most-trendy spirit.
Ex-felons often have difficulty transitioning back into society. It’s tough for them to find a job, and the label “ex-felon” alone can close even more doors. For example, in Louisville, Kentucky, many parents have been blocked from volunteering at their children’s schools because of prior crimes they’ve committed. In most cases, the convictions involved non-violent offenses and didn’t involve children.
The haunted house season only lasts about few weeks, and it's all over come November. But the preparation that goes into creating and running a good haunted house can last for months.
On Saturday night, 150,000 people will pack Louisville's Churchill Downs to watch the Kentucky Derby. But only a few will celebrate the victory from the winner's circle.Stephen Johnstone has experienced that celebration many times. He's been in the winner's circle with the winning families, jockeys and governors — but not once was he invited. Johnstone is a retired gate-crasher.
While many Americans will be tuning into the Super Bowl on Sunday, there's another big sports competition this weekend: the Cyclo-Cross World Championships. This weekend's event, in Louisville, Kentucky, marks the first time in its 60-year history that the world championships will be held outside of Europe.
New guidelines announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture call for less fat and more fruits in school lunches. In Louisville, Kentucky, the Jefferson County School District lets students evaluate its healthy food offerings.