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PHOTO: The Kentucky General Assembly's Judiciary Committee hears testimony Friday on the future of the state's death penalty. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

PADUCAH, Ky. - An in-depth examination of the death penalty by state House and Senate Judiciary Committee members schedulef for Friday will mark a shift in the debate, according to Kentucky's public advocate. Public defender Ed Monahan said the discussion by lawmakers is moving from "Should we fix ...Read More

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PHOTO: Advocates of a statewide smoke-free workplace law are hoping Kentuckians will be seeing fewer indoor ashtrays by 2015, as they promote proposed indoor smoking ban legislation around the commonwealth this week. Photo credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

FANCY FARM, Ky. - Advocates for a statewide smoke-free law are coursing the commonwealth this week, with Saturday's annual political picnic at Fancy Farm as their final destination. The six-day road trip is the latest effort to convince lawmakers Kentucky needs a comprehensive indoor smoke-free law...Read More

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PHOTO: The EPA is holding public hearings this week on its proposed tougher carbon emission standards - a controversial proposal here in coal-producing Kentucky. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Proposed carbon emissions standards would cut carbon pollution in the power sector by 30 percent compared to 2005 levels. The proposed rules, which the Environmental Protection Agency rolled out June 2, are controversial in Kentucky, one of the top coal-producing states in t...Read More

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PHOTO: Kentucky has shown steady improvement in child health and education, according to the 2014 National KIDS COUNT Data Book. Photo credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

JEFFERSONTOWN, Ky. - While a year-by-year indicator of child well-being shows steady improvement in the health and education of children in the Bluegrass State, the number of children living in poverty is continuing to grow. The results, published in the 25th annual national Kids Count Data Book, ...Read More

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PHOTO:  While a statewide poll has found some regional differences on health related issues, adults across Kentucky show near unanimous support for requiring school kids to have at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day.  Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The majority of Kentuckians want a statewide smoke-free law, tobacco free school campuses and mandatory physical education for school children. The snap shot of Kentuckians' views on health-related issues was commissioned by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. The or...Read More

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GRAPHIC: A new report on Summer Nutrition Programs shows Kentucky is doing a slightly better job of helping children stay nourished when school’s out, although it still lags behind most states. Poster courtesy U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – School's out, but hunger doesn't take a vacation. A new report from the advocacy group Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) finds more low-income children in Kentucky and across the nation are getting meals in the summer that they usually get when school is in session. ...Read More

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PHOTO: July is National Park and Recreation Month in Kentucky and throughout the nation, and the theme "Out is In" is something this kayaker is doing at Lake Reba in Richmond. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentuckians are being encouraged to venture beyond their homes and offices this month, and head outdoors during National Park and Recreation Month, running throughout July. Part of National Park and Recreation Month is the theme "Out is In." Lauren Hoffman, director of marketing an...Read More

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PHOTO: New research finds drivers of 2014 model vehicles are saving about 20 percent more on gasoline than those who drive a 2008 model. Photo credit: John Sense/morguefile.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentuckians who hit the road for a summer vacation have likely felt the pinch at the gas pump. But some spend a lot less fueling up than others. New research from the Consumer Federation of America found that the average fuel economy of new cars has improved by 20 percent in four y...Read More

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