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PNS Daily Newscast - June 18, 2019 


Iran threatens to exceed the uranium enrichment limit agreed to under a 2015 nuclear deal. Also on today's rundown: More results of a new report on children's well-being; and a North Carolina Jewish congregation returns to its synagogue after sharing a local church.

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Public News Service - KY: Education

Adverse Childhood Experiences are associated with higher out-of-pocket medical costs and financial burdens in adulthood. (Adobe Stock)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A pilot program launching in one rural Kentucky school district this summer aims to help schools better support children dealing with the violence, addiction and other trauma known as Adverse Childhood Experiences. Nearly 27% of Kentucky children have experienced two or mor

The School Safety and Resiliency Act, which requires public school districts in Kentucky to boost mental-health resources, goes into effect July 1. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – School districts in Bullitt, Henderson and Warren counties have received $9 million in federal funding to improve mental-health services for students. Kentucky is one of only four states to get this year's Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education (AWARE) grants. Sheric

More Kentuckians are receiving undergraduate degrees, according to a new report. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — More than 23,000 Kentuckians received a bachelor's degree in 2018, according to a new report. That's a 2% increase over the previous year. The report also found graduation rates for low-income and minority students were higher than the overall graduation rate. Aaron Thompson

Lashonda Cooper, center, cafeteria manager at Simons Middle School, received the Rising Star Award in the Kentucky School Breakfast Challenge. (Ashley Lauren Photography)

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. - School staffers in the Commonwealth are being recognized for their creative efforts to feed more kids a nutritious breakfast each school day. Lashonda Cooper, a cafeteria manager at Simons Middle School in Fleming County, received a "Rising Star Award" in the Kentucky School Br

Young people struggling with mental health issues often face obstacles to getting help.  (@epicphotographymb1/Twenty20)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky House will now consider a bill that passed unanimously in the Senate. Senate Bill 1 focuses on addressing the gap in mental health resources for students. Sponsored by Sen. Max Wise of Campbellsville, the bill calls for providing mental health professionals in

Some Kentucky youths are learning how to become involved in policy decisions that impact their future. (Kentucky Youth Advocates)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Hundreds of Kentucky youths descended on Frankfort on Wednesday to talk to lawmakers about the importance of policies that create thriving communities, strong families and successful children. Those are the key elements of the Blueprint for Kentucky's Children that were high

Many vaping devices are very easy to conceal. (Vaping360/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Health groups are optimistic legislation moving through the statehouse will help curb the burgeoning use of e-cigarettes among Kentucky teens. HB 11 is advancing through the House, and if passed, will create a statewide policy prohibiting tobacco and nicotine use at K-12 sch

Research says 100 percent tobacco-free policies on school campuses can prevent nearly 30 percent of all Kentucky students from smoking. (Elvert Barnes/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — There's a new effort to clear the air on school campuses across the Commonwealth. Students, school district leaders and healthcare professionals will be joining the Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow in the Capitol Rotunda to encourage state lawmakers to pass a "tobacco-free

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