If you live in Kentucky and if you’ve watched Governor Andy Beshear’s daily media briefing, you know filling out the 2020 Census matters. You know states are allocated funding based on the numbers the Census delivers. This federal funding goes to support schools, hospitals, roads, public works, and other programs vital to our existence. As of August 28, 79.1% of housing units in Kentucky have been enumerated. Of them, 12.1% were counted thanks to the work of Census Enumerators, people who carry out what is called Non Response Follow Up, the Census Bureau’s door-knocking initiative in order to enumerate households that did not fill out the census form on their own. In Kentucky this door-knocking began on August 9 and will continue until September 30. If you haven’t filled out the 2020 Census yet, go to https://2020census.gov/, respond to the Census, and help our state get much-needed funds. Or talk with the Census worker who might show up at your front door. Remember to be kind to them. As the second and last month of the 2020 Census door-knocking begins, Kremena and I highlight the stories of four Lexington-based Census Enumerators. We are grateful for their work. (Many thanks to Jess Estridge for suggesting we photograph Census Enumerators!) #TeamKentucky #TogetherKY #census #becounted


Chris: “The biggest challenge for me doing this work has been overcoming

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Marissa: “I know there’re a lot of mixed feelings surrounding the Census,

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