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Did Social-Distancing Measures In Kentucky Help To Flatten The Covid-19 Curve?, Charles J. Courtemanche, Joseph Garuccio, Anh Le, Joshua C. Pinkston, Aaron Yelowitz Apr 2020

Did Social-Distancing Measures In Kentucky Help To Flatten The Covid-19 Curve?, Charles J. Courtemanche, Joseph Garuccio, Anh Le, Joshua C. Pinkston, Aaron Yelowitz

Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise Working Papers

In the absence of a vaccine or more effective treatment options, containing the spread of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) must rely on non-pharmaceutical interventions. All U.S. states adopted social-distancing measures in March and April of 2020, though they varied in both timing and scope. Kentucky began by closing public schools and restaurant dining rooms on March 16th before progressing to closing other non-essential businesses and eventually issuing a “Healthy at Home” order with restrictions similar to the shelter-in-place (SIPO) orders adopted by other states. We aim to quantify the impact of these measures on COVID-19 case growth in ...


Motsinger, Mary Jo, (Fa 1370), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2020

Motsinger, Mary Jo, (Fa 1370), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1370. Student folk studies project titled “Early Veterinary Practices” which includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of remedies for cattle and horses in Logan County and Todd County, Kentucky. Sheets may include a brief description of the folk remedy, traditional practice, and informant’s name.


Husk, John W. (Fa 1369), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2020

Husk, John W. (Fa 1369), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1369. Student folk studies project titled “Bottles and Jars of Bygone Days” which includes a short narrative paper and survey sheets with brief descriptions of bottles and jars collected by C. W. Strong of Warren County, Kentucky. Sheets may include a brief description of the bottle or jar, its use, informant’s name and photo.


Howard, Wayne (Fa 1372), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2020

Howard, Wayne (Fa 1372), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1372. Student folk studies project titled “The Blackbird Invasion of Logan County, Kentucky: An Oral History Account, in Human Terms, of a Current Problem” which includes interviews and a paper about the effects of blackbirds in Logan County, Kentucky. Interviews may include information about blackbird situation, informant’s name and address. The photos are stored in the WKU Photo Archives.


Catchings, Glenn (Fa 1371), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2020

Catchings, Glenn (Fa 1371), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1371. Student folk studies project titled “Mammoth Cave Folktales” which includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of park rangers and their folktales about Mammoth Cave National Park in Edmonson County, Kentucky. Sheets may include a brief description of the folktale or tradition, informant’s name, birthplace, age, photo, previous employment, and demeanor during interview. Project includes an audio tape of the tales as told by the park rangers.


Sledge, William Leonard, B. 1948 - Collector (Sc 3514), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2020

Sledge, William Leonard, B. 1948 - Collector (Sc 3514), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for SC 3514. Script and photographs from two womanless wedding shows held in the Alvaton School gymnasium in Alvaton, Warren County, Kentucky in the 1960s. The images are stored in the WKU Photo Archives.


Stewart, John George, 1890-1970 (Sc 3509), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2020

Stewart, John George, 1890-1970 (Sc 3509), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3509. Letter from John George Stewart, Architect of The U.S. Capitol, to U.S. Congressman William H. Natcher certifying that the accompanying flag had flown over the U.S. capitol. The flag was for the Bowling Green, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.


Kentucky Annual Economic Report 2020, Michael W. Clark, William H. Hoyt, Simon Sheather, Michael T. Childress Feb 2020

Kentucky Annual Economic Report 2020, Michael W. Clark, William H. Hoyt, Simon Sheather, Michael T. Childress

Kentucky Annual Economic Report

This report is one of the important ways that the Center for Business and Economic Research fulfills its mission to examine various aspects of the Kentucky economy. The analysis and data presented here cover a variety of topics that range from an economic forecast for Kentucky in 2020 to a broad presentation of factors affecting the economy.


United Way Of Southern Kentucky - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 687), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2020

United Way Of Southern Kentucky - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 687), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 687. Minutes, financial documents, correspondence, promotional material, and committee reports related to United Way of Southern Kentucky, a re-granting agency that supports a number of social, educational and charitable organizations in south central Kentucky.


Boundaries And Infomediaries: A Qualitative Study Of The Information Practices Of Community Health Workers, Robert M. Shapiro Ii Jan 2020

Boundaries And Infomediaries: A Qualitative Study Of The Information Practices Of Community Health Workers, Robert M. Shapiro Ii

Theses and Dissertations--Communication

Despite successful efforts to treat and manage diseases, public health officials have recently begun a campaign to refocus efforts toward initiatives to alleviate the pressures that are often referred to as social determinants of health. In eastern Kentucky, and in other geographical regions labeled as health professional shortage areas or medically underserved areas, issues stemming from social determinants are compounded with health care systems that are often lacking the human resources to meet basic medical needs. One strategy has been to utilize volunteers and paraprofessionals such as community health workers to lessen the burden on the primary care and hospital ...


An Ethnic Cultural Landscape: German Breweries And Social Institutions In Covington, Kentucky, 1860-1920, Andrew Jones Jan 2020

An Ethnic Cultural Landscape: German Breweries And Social Institutions In Covington, Kentucky, 1860-1920, Andrew Jones

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

A useful marker for recognizing the impact that ethnic groups make to the social and cultural characteristics of a city are the institutions and material landscapes created by those groups. In northern Kentucky, during the 19th and early 20th centuries, German immigrants and their descendants in the city of Covington established institutions such as breweries, saloons, social associations, and churches that became the heart of ethnic neighborhoods and shaped the form of the landscape. This research examines institutional and cultural landscape markers of German cultural identity in the city of Covington, Kentucky, from 1860 to 1920. Demographic and spatial data ...


Maharrey, Cynthia Saddler, B. 1969 (Fa 1359), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2019

Maharrey, Cynthia Saddler, B. 1969 (Fa 1359), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1359. Student folk studies project titled “The Intersection of Yesteryear Farming and the Eco/Org Healthy Food Movement” which includes an interview with Jerald Anderson “Jerry” Hicks by Cynthia Saddler Maharrey about farming in Fleming County, Kentucky. Project includes an audio interview, PowerPoint presentation, and color photographs related to Hicks and his farm. The interview is archived in the WKU Sound Archives.


Downey, John Michael, B. 1951 (Fa 1350), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2019

Downey, John Michael, B. 1951 (Fa 1350), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1350. Folklife project titled "Antiques" by John Michael Downey for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University. Project includes an illustrated paper about the acquisition and use of antiques collected by friends and family members in DeKalb and Haralson counties in Georgia, Warren County, Kentucky and Rockingham County, Virginia. Survey sheets may include brief description of antique’s origin, use, sample of handwoven coverlet, color photo, illustration, text classification, and bibliographic source.


American Association Of University Women - Danville, Kentucky (Mss 681), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2019

American Association Of University Women - Danville, Kentucky (Mss 681), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid for Manuscripts Collection 687. Records of the Danville branch of the American Association of University Women, including minutes, president’s reports, newsletters, historical information, programming materials and other miscellaneous items. Also includes more limited material about the state and regional divisions of the AAUW.


Miller, Harold Asher, B. 1939 (Mss 679), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2019

Miller, Harold Asher, B. 1939 (Mss 679), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 679. Correspondence, speeches, political material and notes related to Harold Asher Miller’s political career, which included several terms on the Bowling Green City Commission and one term as the city’s Mayor in the 1980s. It also includes material related to several Miller campaigns for the Warren County Judge Executive position.


Hay, Shirley And Terry Black (Fa 1339), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2019

Hay, Shirley And Terry Black (Fa 1339), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text scan of collection (Click on “Additional Files” below) for Folklife Archives Project 1339. Local lore collected by Shirley Hay and Terry Black from Sam Moore in Green County, Kentucky for a folk studies class at Campbellsville College, Campbellsville, Kentucky. Survey sheets include a brief narrative, the informant’s name and location.


Branham, Mary Lou (Fa 1340), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2019

Branham, Mary Lou (Fa 1340), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text scan of collection (Click on “Additional Files” below) for Folklife Archives Project 1340. Local lore collected in Barren County, Kentucky by Mary Lou Branham for a folk studies class at Campbellsville College, Campbellsville, Kentucky. Survey sheets include a brief narrative, date, informant’s name and location.


Bowling Green, Kentucky - Waterworks (Sc 3488), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2019

Bowling Green, Kentucky - Waterworks (Sc 3488), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text scan of documents (Click on "Additional Files" below for Manuscripts Small Collection 3488. “Changes in Plans and Specifications for Water Works Improvements, Contracts Nos. 1 to 5, Incl[usive] for the City of Bowling Green, Bowling Green, Kentucky, December 12, 1947.”


Bowling Green, Kentucky - Fire Department (Sc 3489), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2019

Bowling Green, Kentucky - Fire Department (Sc 3489), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text scan of documents (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3489. Compiled correspondence and documents related to the purchase of fire trucks for the cities of Bowling Green and Smiths Grove in Warren County, Kentucky. Most of the material was scanned and is only available in digital format, but a few original letters and documents were retained.


Farmer, Lynn E. (Fa 1335), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2019

Farmer, Lynn E. (Fa 1335), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text scan of paper (Click on “Additional Files” below) for Folklife Archives Project 1335. Folklore material classified by genre which includes survey sheets with a brief description of a tall tale, joke or religious story in Estill, Green, Jefferson, and Taylor counties in Kentucky. Material collected for a folklore genres class at Campbellsville College, Campbellsville, Kentucky. Sheets may include a brief description of the tale, informant’s name, place of birth, and location.


Skaggs, Brenda M. (Fa 1334), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2019

Skaggs, Brenda M. (Fa 1334), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1334. Student folk studies project titled “Snake and Place Name Tales,” which includes survey sheets with a brief descriptions of a snake tale from Arkansas and the same for a place name in Taylor County, Kentucky. Sheets may include a brief description of the tale, informant’s name and place of birth.


The Effects Of Opioids On Kentucky's Workforce, Michael W. Clark, Jenny A. Minier, Charles J. Courtemanche, Bethany L. Paris, Michael T. Childress Sep 2019

The Effects Of Opioids On Kentucky's Workforce, Michael W. Clark, Jenny A. Minier, Charles J. Courtemanche, Bethany L. Paris, Michael T. Childress

CBER Research Report

From the executive summary:

Opioid abuse represents a significant and growing public health issue for both the nation and Kentucky. In 2016, opioids contributed to more than 62,000 deaths nationally and 1,406 deaths in Kentucky. National studies have placed the societal costs of opioid abuse at $55.7 billion in 2007 and $78.5 billion in 2013 (Birbaum et al. (2011) and Florence et al. (2016)). These costs included increased health care expenditures, higher criminal justice costs, and lost earnings due to reduced employment and premature deaths. The While House Council of Economic Advisors (2017) estimated the societal ...


Allen, Patricia Ann (Fa 1333), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2019

Allen, Patricia Ann (Fa 1333), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1333. Campbellsville College student folk studies project titled “Mountain Lion Stories,” which includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of mountain lion legends in Jefferson County, Alabama and Clay County, Kentucky. Sheets include a brief description of the legend, and informant’s name, location, and place of birth.


Holland, Danny (Fa 1331), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2019

Holland, Danny (Fa 1331), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1331. Information related to “Second Monday,” court day in Scottsville, Kentucky, collected by Danny Holland for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University. Holland gives a brief introduction to his research methods followed by information collected from Second Monday participants. He includes name of informant, age, and place of residence.


Thomas, Patricia Lee (Fa 1330), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2019

Thomas, Patricia Lee (Fa 1330), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archive Project 1330. Short narrative paper titled “An Allen County Tombstone Maker” written by Patricia Thomas for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University. Includes biography of tombstone maker William Chase Bonner of Halfway, Kentucky. Also includes photographs of several tombstones crafted by Mr. Bonner for family members. Mr. Bonner was Thomas’ great-grandfather.


Mann, Joan E. (Fa 1321), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2019

Mann, Joan E. (Fa 1321), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1321. Campbellsville College student folk studies project titled “Local Tales” which includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of local tales from Jefferson, Marion, Nelson, and Washington counties in Kentucky. Sheets may include a brief description of traditional tale and informant’s name, age, and location of birth.


Harbison, Kay (Fa 1322), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2019

Harbison, Kay (Fa 1322), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1322. Campbellsville College student folk studies project titled “Country Stores, Mad Dogs, and Legends of Hickory College Community” which includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of local tales in the Hickory College area of Metcalfe County, Kentucky. Sheets may include a brief description of a traditional tale or legend and informant’s name, age and county of birth.


Doyle, Brenda (Fa 1323), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2019

Doyle, Brenda (Fa 1323), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1323. Campbellsville College student folk studies project titled “Tales of Edmonson and Hart Counties [Kentucky],” which includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of local tales from Edmonson and Hart counties in Kentucky. Sheets may include a brief description of a traditional tale or legend and informant’s name, age and location of birth.


Dunbar, Thomas (Fa 1329), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2019

Dunbar, Thomas (Fa 1329), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1329. Campbellsville College student folk studies project titled “Three Legends [about Creatures]” which includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of local tales about unusual creatures in Green, Jefferson and Martin counties of Kentucky. Sheets may include a brief description of a traditional tale or legend and informant’s name, age and location of birth


Young, Kathleen Louise "Kay" (Fa 1327), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2019

Young, Kathleen Louise "Kay" (Fa 1327), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text scan of paper (Click on “Additional Files” below) for Folklife Archives Project 1327. Student folk studies project titled “Ginseng: A Treasured Kentucky Herb That Goes to China” about the business of buying and selling ginseng in Grayson County, Kentucky and the growing and harvesting of ginseng in Simpson County, Kentucky. Photos include the growing stages of the ginseng plant, the harvesting process, and the informants.