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PHOTO: In Lexington, five-year-old Paxton Bloyd is battling a rare form of lymphoma. His mother says more funding is needed for pediatric cancer research. Photo courtesy of Jamie Ennis Bloyd.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and Jamie Ennis Bloyd is, as she puts it, a "mom on a mission." Bloyd's five-year-old son Paxton has a rare form of lymphoma called sporadic type Burkitt's lymphoma. The Lexington mother says it's unacceptable that less than four perce...Read More

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PHOTO: As the FCC closes its comment period on Internet speeds, many websites, including this one from Vimeo, have used a symbolic slowdown to downloads to push for continuing a free and open Internet. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

FRANKFORT, Ky. – This is the last day that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is taking public comments on its controversial plan that could change how the Internet works. The idea of letting some deep-pocketed broadband providers divide bandwidth into fast lanes and slow lanes R...Read More

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PHOTO: A five-year study finds that the bystander intervention program Green Dot significantly reduces sexual violence among high school students in Kentucky. Photo courtesy of University of Kentucky.

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky's first lady calls it a game changer – using a program based on bystander intervention to reduce sexual violence among high school-age children. The Green Dot program, which was created and first used at the University of Kentucky, is now being tried in more t...Read More

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PHOTO: What's happening on Main Street in Whitesburg is one example of economic diversification being highlighted at the Appalachia's Bright Future event this weekend. Photo courtesy of Art of the Rural.

HARLAN, Ky. - When Whitesburg business owner Josh May sees eastern Kentucky's future, he sees a "blank canvas" for diversifying the region's economy. The Letcher County resident says the state's mountain communities are making the transition from what some call a "mono-economy," which has been depen...Read More

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PHOTO: Kentucky is working to reduce high rates of childhood obesity, and experts say the earlier healthy eating habits are established in a child's life, the better chance of preventing obesity. Photo credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

LEXINGTON, Ky. – There is both good news and bad when the topic is obesity among Kentucky's children. While childhood obesity rates have leveled off and even dropped slightly, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), they continue to remain among the highest in the ...Read More

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PHOTO: Many workers in Kentucky still are struggling five years after the recession, according to a new report from the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy. Photo credit: Greg Stotelmyer

BEREA, Ky. - Five years after the recession officially ended, Kentucky workers still are grappling with a scarcity of jobs and continued declines in wages, according to a new report. The study by the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy found a substantial gap between jobs and job-seekers that still...Read More

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PHOTO: A new report from the National Wildlife Federation outlines how climate change is connected to a proliferation of menacing outdoor pests, from poison ivy to ticks. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Climate change is connected to all kinds of creepy-crawly critters, with a new National Wildlife Federation report detailing how those changes are affecting the outdoor experience across the nation. Doug Inkley, senior scientist with NWF, emphasizes that hunters, anglers, bird-watch...Read More

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PHOTO: Football isn't the only game where players are at risk of concussions and experts say the key to dealing with head injuries is to educate all involved including players, coaches and parents. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

RICHMOND, Ky. - As the fall sports season "kicks" into high gear, a new survey finds a growing number of young athletes will likely face an injury during the season. Research from Safe Kids Worldwide shows an alarming number of young people are injured as a result of aggressive play, hiding injuries...Read More

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