Newscasts

PNS Daily News - October 16, 2019 


Farmers in DC to discuss trade and the rural economic crisis; also Lily Bohlke reports on the Democratic debate -- from 2020 Talks.

2020Talks - October 16, 2019 


Last night in Ohio the fourth Democratic debate covered issues from health care, gun control and abortion to the Turkish invasion of Syria. What's clear: Sen. Elizabeth Warren has replaced former VP Joe Biden as the centerstage target.

Daily Newscasts

Public News Service - KY: Mental Health

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one in five Kentucky adults reports being told by a health provider that he or she has a form of depression. (Adobe Stock)

LEXINGTON, Ky. – More Americans are using online screening tests to gauge whether depression is playing a role in their health, and mental health experts say that's a good thing. Just as people might screen for diabetes, heart disease or high blood pressure, a depression screening provides a

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

A farm in Berea has partnered with a local substance-abuse treatment center to help women in recovery with job training. (Facebook/Sustainable Berea)

BEREA, Ky. — A pilot program in Berea where women in recovery learn job skills through farming saw its first batch of graduates this month. Harvesting Hope is a partnership between Sustainable Berea and Liberty Place, a recovery center for women in Richmond, along with several local business

Kentucky spends about $10 million annually on death-penalty court proceedings, according to the state's Department of Public Advocacy. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — A Franklin County judge has ruled the state's protocol for carrying out the death penalty is unconstitutional. The ruling by Judge Phillip Shepherd came in response to a case filed by a group of death-row inmates, who argued corrections department regulations don't protect peo

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

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that 24.8 percent of Kentucky's population will be age 60 and older by 2030. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – More older Kentuckians are struggling with mental-health issues. The latest America's Health Rankings Report found Kentucky is one of the states where high numbers of people age 60 and older report experiencing depression, frequent mental distress and social isolation. Natio

Kentucky has resettled the 16th largest group of Syrian refugees, according to the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy. (nito/Adobe Stock)

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Experts and people who have experienced being a refugee are discussing how to improve state and federal policy to better support Kentucky's new immigrants. The panel discussion is happening today at the University of Kentucky. Each year, Kentucky accepts refugees in numbers

1 of 10 pages   1 2 3 >  Last »