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PNS Daily Newscast - August 13, 2020 


Minutes after Biden selected Harris as VP, she throws first punch at Trump; teachers raise their hands with safety concerns.


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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris made their first public appearance and running mates. President Trump called Georgia's Marjorie Taylor Greene a GOP "star," despite her support for baseless conspiracy theory QAnon.

Public News Service - KY: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

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

Farmers sent 3 million pounds of fruits and vegetables to the Farms to Food Banks program in 2018. (Feeding Kentucky)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Today is the sixth annual "Hunger Free Kentucky Day," when state leaders rally the public to fight hunger. Research says one in six people and one in five kids in the Bluegrass State are considered food insecure – that means about 700,000 Kentuckians, including 200,000 c

More than 54,000 Kentucky adults are subject to work requirements to receive SNAP food benefits.  (Polycart/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Putting food on the table has become a much bigger struggle this year for tens of thousands of Kentuckians. The state began reinstating work requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program on a county-by-county basis back in February. And since May, new data

Along with providing meals and snacks, after-school supper programs offer homework help and other enrichment activities to keep children engaged. (USDA)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky is making progress in ensuring kids don't go to bed on an empty stomach. According to new data from the Food Research and Action Center, more than 17,000 low-income children participated in after-school supper programs each day on average in October 2017. That's a 16 perce

About 640,000 Kentuckians rely on food assistance from the SNAP program. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Congress is considering cuts to a key hunger-fighting program, a move that a new survey shows wouldn't be popular among voters. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program provides food assistance to about 650,000 Kentuckians, and a new poll by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research r

Summer Nutrition Programs offer free summer meals to all Kentucky children, ages 18 and younger. (Riley Kaminer/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Hunger-fighting groups and agencies in Kentucky are making progress as they work to ensure that children in the state have access to healthy, nutritious food during the summer months. A report released today from the Food Research and Action Center showed a 14 percent increas

Food insecurity can result in various health problems for older adults, including depression, diabetes and heart problems. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A new report shows that hunger among older Kentuckians is a persistent problem. According to findings released by the Kentucky Association of Foodbanks, nearly 1 in 10 adults age 60 and older was food insecure in Kentucky in 2016. While there has been progress in recent ye

Food insecurity is defined as a lack of access at times to enough food for an active, healthy life.  (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - No part of the Bluegrass State is untouched by hunger, new research shows. According to the "Map the Meal Gap 2018" report, not only does food insecurity exist in every Kentucky county, 30 percent of residents who don't have enough food likely don't qualify for federal nutrition as

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