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John Koehlinger
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Stories

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“After fleeing Cuba, this local immigrant thanks Louisville organizations for ‘safe’ start” – Courier-Journal (June 8, 2021)

“Far from the border, churches welcome refugees” – Presbyterian Mission Agency (May 19, 2021)

“UofL Hospital teams donate bike helmets to organization helping refugees in Louisville area” – WLKY (March 25, 2021)

“Helmet donation to help ensure proper safety for Louisville adults who rely on bicycles” – WDRB (March 25, 2021)

“UofL Health donates bike helmets to Kentucky Refugee Ministries clients”– Wave 3 (March 25, 2021)

“Life Is ‘Really Tough’ For Refugees Trying to Settle in Pandemic America”– KUOW (January 25, 2021)

“LouCity, supporters group combine to put on toy drive for Kentucky Refugee Ministries” – Courier Journal (December 17, 2020)

“Louisville family receives special holiday shopping spree” – WHAS 11 (December 5, 2020)

“JCPS wants ESL services available in all of its schools for students learning English” – Courier Journal (August 31, 2020)

“Louisville ESL programs offer virtual classes, path to citizenship amid COVID-19 pandemic” – Courier-Journal (June 12, 2020)

“KRM offers citizenship classes virtually” – LEX 18 (May 22, 2020)

“RADIOLEX updates community on COVID-19 in more than 20 languages” – The Lane Report (April 15, 2020)

“Kentucky interpreters working to bridge language barrier in daily COVID-19 updates” – LEX 18 (March 26, 2020)

“Kentucky Organization Helps Refugees Despite Falling Numbers” – WEKU (January 27, 2020)

“The Silver Dollar, Kentucky Refugee Ministries partner to serve Thanksgiving meal to local refugees” -WDRB (November 28, 2019)

“18 Leaders Arrested Today at the Capitol While Protesting Trump Administration’s Destruction of the Refugee Resettlement Program” – Amnesty International USA (October 15, 2019)

“Camp Hi-Ho creates scholarship fund to send underserved kids to camp” – WDRB (August 4, 2019)

“Refugees supported at rally held by Louisville politicians, activists” – Wave 3 (August 3, 2019)

“Child refugees get classroom experience ahead of new school year” – Wave 3 (July 17, 2019)

“Kentucky Refugee Ministries sees outpouring of support” – LEX 18 (July 12, 2019)

“With ‘Give a Kid a Camera,’ Young Louisville Refugees Learn Photo Skills” – WFPL (June 27, 2019)

“Camera camp creates connections for campers” – WHAS 11 (June 27, 2019)

“Louisville celebrates World Refugee Day” – WHAS 11 (June 20, 2019)

“A Bigger Table: 7 Ways to Observe World Refugee Day” – Patheos (June 20, 2019)

“Heine Bros’, LouCity FC partner to support youth soccer for refugees, immigrants” – WHAS 11 (May 23, 2019)

“Staff Picks: KRM Live” – LEO Weekly (May 18, 2018)

“Thousands of Kentucky students celebrate We Day in Louisville” – WLKY (April 16, 2019)

“Give A Day Impact: Pedal Power” – WHAS 11 (April 10, 2019)

“Local organization asks for bikes to help people get to work” – WAVE 3 News (February 21, 2019)

“Elder Refugees in the Bluegrass State Face Challenge of Language Barriers” – WKU Public Radio (January 8, 2019)

“Burmese family reunited, begin new life in Owensboro” – The Owensboro Times (November 25, 2018)

“Why Thanksgiving’s true message hits home for these Louisville refugees” – Courier-Journal (November 20, 2018)

“Generosity of the Next Generation” – Voice-Tribune (October 17, 2018)

“Refugees feel sting of Supreme Court ruling to keep Trump’s travel ban” – Courier-Journal (June 27, 2018)

“”We thought we’d never get out’: a refugee from Manus starts life in the US” – The Guardian (June 19, 2018)

“Louisville hosts Immigration and Refugee Conference as national debate heats up” – WDRB (June 20, 2018)

“Sweat4Syria helps refugees relocate in Louisville” – WAVE 3 News (May 19, 2018)

“Inside the Project-Based Program That’s Turning Refugees Into High School Grads” – EdSurge (May 7, 2018)

“Immigrating isn’t easy. But with some help – and fun – these elderly refugees are adapting” – Courier-Journal (February 7, 2018)

“Workforce Development: The Foreign Face of Growth” – The Lane Report (January 17, 2018)

“Louisville Company Helps Resettled Family Get Used To Their New Home” – 89.3 WFPL (December 18, 2017)

“Scholarship fund created to send underprivileged kids to Camp Hi-Ho” – WDRB (November 15, 2017)

“In ‘Stravinsky,’ Louisville Ballet Revisits Classics with a Modern Lens” – 89.3 WFPL (October 31, 2017)

“Cuban realtor gives thanks to Kentucky Refugee Ministries” – WHAS11 (October 19, 2017)

“Global Gourmet” – The Voice-Tribune (October 4, 2017)

“How Trump’s Refugee Cap Affects Kentucky Resettlement Agencies” – 89.3 WFPL (October 2, 2017)

“I Thought My Daughter Was Gone Forever. Ten Years Later, There She Was in a Photo.” – Good Housekeeping (September 15, 2017)

“Louisville Business Launches Pilot Program to Support Refugees” – 89.3 WFPL (September 14, 2017)

“After horrors of Sudan and years of waiting, new US citizen hopes to bring family to Louisville” – Courier-Journal (September 7, 2017)

“Hollywood Star Gives Back To The Place He Calls Home” – 91.3 WUKY (August 11, 2017)

“Gralehaus embraces food diversity, turns kitchen over to refugee chefs” – Courier-Journal (July 25, 2017)

“A horse named Millie helps refugee students learn about their new home” – Lexington Herald-Leader (July 5, 2017)

“Lexington refugee families complete summer program” – WKYT (July 1, 2017)

“New academy for immigrant and refugee students planned in Fayette” – Lexington-Herald Leader (June 16, 2017)

“Kristin Davis Reflects on Heartfelt Meeting with Refugee Who Escaped Massacre: ‘It’s Imperative That We Do What We Can To Help Them'” – People.com (April 10, 2017)

“Caught Up in Travel Ban, a Family Reunites” – The New York Times (March 16, 2017)

“Lawyers Take On Trump’s Travel Ban” – The New York Times (February 21, 2017)

“Trump’s new travel ban draws rebuke in Louisville” – Courier-Journal (March 6, 2017)

“Refugee arrivals to resume — for now” – Courier-Journal (February 5, 2017)

“Kentucky’s last refugee makes it to husband’s arms” – Courier-Journal (February 3, 2017)

“Congolese refugees arrive in Louisville to warm welcome” – Courier-Journal (February 2, 2017)

“Louisville’s large Cuban population reacts to end of historic policy” – WAVE3 (January 13, 2017)

“Breaking cultural barriers: Stories of immigrants who now call Kentucky home” – Pure Politics: cn2 (December 15, 2016)

“Cubans in Louisville, Ky., Quietly Mark Castro’s Death” – The New York Times (December 3, 2016)

“The Next Louisville: Why Cubans Are Moving To The City Like Never Before” – 89.3 WFPL (November 18, 2016)

“Syrian refugees mark one year amid surge” – Courier-Journal (September 24, 2016)

“For Refugee Students, A Diploma Is More Than A Piece Of Paper” – 89.3 WFPL (August 22, 2016)

“As Congress debates visa program, Afghan and Iraqi interpreters settle in Kentucky” – WDRB (May 21, 2016)

“Cuban Teen Immigrants Balance School, Life and Politics” – 89.3 WFPL (March 24, 2016)

“Why Cubans’ numbers are surging in Louisville” – Courier-Journal (March 17, 2016)

“A wary start to Syrian refugees’ new life in Kentucky” – The Washington Post (December 26, 2015)