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PNS Daily Newscast - November 25, 2020 


Feeding the hungry on Thanksgiving and beyond; and is that Turkey really from a family farm? (Note to Broadcasters: the newscast has been granted a holiday for Thanksgiving, but we shall return first thing Friday.)


2020Talks - November 24, 2020 


Formal transition to Biden presidency begins; key Biden Cabinet nominations to be announced today. *2020Talks will not be released 11/26 & 11/27*

Public News Service - KY: Education

A preschool classroom in Kentucky learns about Constitution Day. (Kentucky Youth Advocates)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Kentucky school districts want to make sure their students are counted when the 2020 census begins in April. Educators are gearing up to spread the word to parents and communities about the counting of every resident in the nation. Michelle Elison, a Louisville-based part

A new law in Kentucky mandates that all school districts become tobacco-free by July 1, 2020. (Adobe Stock)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Tobacco-free signs are now available to Kentucky schools at no charge, provided by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and the Kentucky Medical Association. Foundation CEO Ben Chandler says the signs will help schools comply with a recent law mandating that all school cam

Kentucky school districts soon will be able to increase behavioral-health and health services for students by using federal Medicaid dollars. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Local school districts will soon be able to hire more licensed psychologists, counselors and other behavioral-health professionals, thanks to upcoming Medicaid changes that will allow schools to use federal dollars. Kristi Putnam, deputy secretary of the state's Cabinet for

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

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