PNS Daily Newscast - August 16, 2019.
Charter-school reforms are in the works; and green-card applicants face hurdles with new federal changes. (Broadcaster Note: Our 6-min. newscast now has an optional outcue at 3 minutes, "This is PNS.")
JEFFERSONTOWN, Ky. - In Kentucky, a lot of children are being raised by extended family members: at 6 percent of all kids, it's one of the highest kinship-care rates in the nation. A new report from Kentucky Youth Advocates outlines what the group says needs to be done to increase support for grandp
JEFFERSONTOWN, Ky. - The head of Kentucky Youth Advocates says his organization's annual measuring stick of child well-being should be a "lever for action." The 23rd annual Kentucky Kids Count County Data Book is out, and according to KYA executive director Terry Brooks, it illustrates the need for
JEFFERSONTOWN, Ky. - A new national report shows that children younger than nine in Kentucky have the highest rate of traumatic events in their lives, events such as the death or incarceration of a parent; divorce of their parents; or witnessing violence in the home. The study by the Annie E. Casey
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A new report finds it's now tougher to qualify for child care assistance in Kentucky than anywhere else in the country. In a budget-cutting move, Kentucky shifted its eligibility limit in July from 150 percent of the federal poverty rate to 100 percent. And according the Na
FRANKFORT, Ky. - With low-income families facing funding cuts to critical child-based programs, Kentucky lawmakers are hearing about the devastating effect. Children's advocates are using today, the first day of the Legislature's special session on redistricting, to make their point: "Fund kids firs
FRANKFORT, Ky. - Thousands of Kentucky families are facing a child care crisis as the state drastically reduces the number of children it will help support. Beginning today, the income-eligibility cutoff for child care assistance drops from 150 percent to 100 percent of the federal poverty level.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Sequestration, the fancy word for automatic across-the-board cuts, would slice at least $1.2 trillion from the federal budget over the next 10 years. U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, Kentucky's lone Democratic congressman, says a "more sensible approach" is needed. "Arbitrary, heavy-handed
FRANKFORT, Ky. - Millions of dollars in state budget cuts will reduce the help that Kentucky gives to thousands of low-income families for child care so parents can remain in the workforce. The nearly $87 million shortfall also will reduce support for kinship care, the term for relatives taking car