Our lives in Kentucky will soon be changing. Again. Though we will not be returning to “normal,” here are a few ways in which we will live closer to what we once took for granted: Many state parks, including Natural Bridge and Cumberland Falls, will open to visitors starting on June 1. Lodges, cabins, and golf courses will be allowed to open at those state-run sites at the same time. Camping will resume on June 11. Aquatic fitness facilities, such as Olympic-sized pools used for exercise, will reopen on June 1. Recreational pools are to remain closed, at least for now. As a result of these announcements, one local company that installs backyard pools is already booked through August. For the first time since the first Kentuckian tested positive for the coronavirus, there will be no news briefing this Saturday and Sunday. Instead, we are encouraged to spend time outside, doing things that bring us joy—as long as we observe social distancing. Playing with soap bubbles is definitely encouraged. #TogetherKY #TeamKentucky #HealthyAtHome

Lexington in the Time of COVID-19 is an artwork about people practicing social distancing at a time of a deadly virus. And also offering kindness.

Kurt Gohde and Kremena Todorova capture photographs at the periphery of American culture, where drag queens, discarded couches, and abandoned motel signs exist.