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PHOTO: The Kentucky Attorney General's office confirms it has received a complaint of voter intimidation of college students. The message to students: you have the right to decide whether you register to vote at home or at college. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

BEREA, Ky. - The Kentucky Attorney General's office confirms it has received a complaint of alleged voter intimidation of college students. The Attorney General's communications director, Allison Martin, says the office is "actively reviewing the situation." At the heart of the complaint is an an...Read More

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PHOTO: Many Kentuckians will take their concerns about their financial future to the voting booth a week from today. AARP Kentucky has published a voter's guide on financial security to help voters "size up" candidates running for office. Photo credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A week from today, Kentucky voters will go to the polls to make their picks in local, state and federal races in the 2014 midterm elections. With next week's vote in mind, AARP Kentucky has put together a voter's guide on financial security. Scott Wegenast, AARP Kentucky associat...Read More

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PHOTO: While applauding the restoration of child care assistance funding in Kentucky, advocates say continued improvements are needed. The owner of this child care center in Louisville says reimbursement rates need to be increased. Photo courtesy Angel House Child Development Center.

JEFFERSONTOWN, Ky. – It was hailed as a major victory for children in Kentucky when, earlier this year, the Legislature restored funding for child care assistance. But, advocates say additional improvements are needed, including expanded eligibility and making sure providers are reimbursed a...Read More

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PHOTO: In addition to checking the batteries in your smoke detectors, the American Red Cross recommends going over your home escape plan in the event of a fire. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - More than 2,300 people die and nearly 13,000 are injured annually in home fires across the United States. With that statistic in mind, the American Red Cross is kicking off a national campaign this month to reduce deaths and injuries from house fires by as much as 25 percent over t...Read More

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PHOTO: A new report finds that funding for Kentucky school kids has suffered the 11th largest drop in the nation since the recession hit in 2008. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Since the recession, Kentucky is 11th worst in the nation in the depth of budget cuts to K-through-12 funding, according to a nonpartisan policy research organization. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities found that 30 states are providing less funding per student since the e...Read More

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PHOTO: Shreevia Brown is one of hundreds of students taking advantage of a new effort to bring more financial and domestic-violence support services to community college students across Kentucky. Photo courtesy Michele Fiore.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Extending financial and domestic violence support services to more college students is the goal behind a new collaboration. The Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence is partnering with the state's community and technical colleges. The Coalition's Mary O'Doherty, Economic Emp...Read More

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GRAPHIC: Proximity to a high-risk chemical facility is part of the school day for 19.6 million kids who attend schools in so-called vulnerability zones, including two out of every five in Kentucky, according to a new report. Image courtesy of Center for Effective Government.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - It's supposed to be a safe place to learn, but a new report finds that two out of every five Kentucky children attend schools inside what chemical companies call a "vulnerability zone." Sean Moulton, director of Open Government Policy program with the Center for Effective Governm...Read More

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PHOTO: It's Drive Safely Work Week, and AARP Kentucky is encouraging older drivers to take a refresher course. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - While many Kentuckians think of driver's ed as something just for teenagers, experts say a refresher course makes good safety and financial sense, even for those who have had their driver's licenses for several decades. AARP Kentucky's Driver Safety Program coordinator, Leon Morro...Read More

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