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PNS Daily Newscast - September 25, 2020 

Democrats reported to be preparing a smaller pandemic relief package; vote-by-mail awaits a court decision in Montana.

2020Talks - September 25, 2020 

Senators respond to President Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. And, former military and national security officials endorse Joe Biden.

Public News Service - KY: Rural/Farming

PHOTO:  A change in Kentucky's telehealth regulations is making more providers and services available to Medicaid patients through video link.  Photo courtesy University of Kentucky.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Changes in Kentucky's telehealth regulations are now making it easier for more providers to deliver more health-care services to Medicaid patients by video link. Kentucky has had a telehealth network since 2000, but according to Rob Sprang, the network's co-manager and director of K

PHOTO: The speed of broadband is often a problem in rural areas of Kentucky.

WHITESBURG, Ky. - A federal report has found that beyond the obvious fact that broadband is less available in rural areas, there is also "considerable variation in availability" in both rural and urban communities. Bottom line: There is "not a simple rural/urban divide." A rural community's proximit

PHOTO:  Kentucky House passes resolution urging LG&E to not use the Wentworth Lime Cave as part of a coal ash landfill in Trimble County.  Photo courtesy of Sierra Club.

FRANKFORT, Ky. – State lawmakers are weighing in on an environmental controversy which has morphed into a debate over historic preservation. A unanimous Kentucky House has approved a resolution urging a power company to drop its plans to store coal ash in a Trimble County cave. The resolution

PHOTO: More women are becoming directly involved in farm operations in Kentucky and across the country.

DANVILLE, Ky. - The traditional picture of the family farm is changing. Many father-and-son operations are now husband-and-wife farms - meaning more women now are directly involved in agriculture. Terry Gilbert, who farms with her husband, son and son-in-law, says women are finding ways to add valu

PHOTO: The governor's tax reform commission did not address the idea of a permanent trust fund for coal severance tax money in its final report. Courtesy energy4me.

WHITESBURG, Ky. - In the heart of Kentucky's coalfields, future investment in the region is a big issue. Given that situation, the Sierra Club in Kentucky says the governor's tax reform commission passed up a good chance to address "real investment" in the state's coalfield counties. The tax overh

GRAPHIC: Internet freedom

WHITESBURG, Ky. - Stating the belief that a free and open Internet can bring about a better world, a Declaration of Internet Freedom has been drafted and a Kentucky group is among those signing on to it. Mimi Pickering, Community Media Initiative director with the non-profit arts and education cente

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - An in-depth look at firearms ownership in Kentucky shows that in thousands of homes, children are in dangerous, even potentially life-threatening, situations. The most recent Kentucky Health Issues Poll canvassed more than 1600 people and estimates that three-quarters of a million

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A new study points out which counties in Kentucky are healthiest and unhealthiest, and it shows where some changes and greater focus on prevention are helping residents make strides toward healthier lives. The third annual County Health Rankings come from the University of Wiscon

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