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PNS Daily Newscast - February 27, 2020 


Trump puts Pence in charge of coronavirus response; and lingering concerns about U.S. Census participation.

2020Talks - February 27, 2020 


House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn endorsed former VP Joe Biden, ahead of South Carolina's primaries. Super Tuesday states, including North Carolina, are also voting soon, but campaigning there is different.

Public News Service - KY: Senior

Around 36 million Americans have some college credit but no degree, according to federal data. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky is the first state to participate in a pilot program aimed at helping adult learners choose the best path toward obtaining their GED, certificate or college degree. The program trains local volunteers to reach out to prospective adult learners in their communities. Jen S

There are more than 40,000 public school teachers in Kentucky. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- As state lawmakers continue to grapple with funding teacher pensions, some say lessons from neighboring West Virginia can offer insight into whether or not Kentucky should switch to a defined-contribution retirement plan for teachers or uphold its public pension system. David Han

Vietnam War eteran Carlen Pippin serves on the board of A Place to Sleep, a nonprofit organization in Shelbyville that provides beds for children. (Photo courtesy of Pippin)

SHELBYVILLE, Ky. – Every Wednesday, Vietnam War veteran Carlen Pippin can be found handing out food to fellow veterans in need. The 80-year-old retired veterinarian, a Shelby County resident, has received AARP's Andrus Award for Community Service, the seniors advocacy group’s highest h

Prior to 2008, Kentucky's pension system was well funded. But the Great Recession, coupled with risky investments, left the state's pension plans massively underfunded, according to an analysis by the National Public Pension Coalition. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Funding for Kentucky's pension system continues to be a fiercely debated topic, and some experts say putting an end to corporate tax breaks could help boost the revenue stream for public-employee retirement plans. Captain Brian O'Neill is a firefighter and president of the L

Gov. Matt Bevin and his challenger, Attorney General Andy Beshear, appear at this year's Fancy Farm Picnic. (Scott Wegenast)

OWENSBORO, Ky. – A new poll from AARP finds 83% of Kentucky voters age 50 and older think drug companies have influence over their governor and state legislators. The findings come as incumbent Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic Party challenger Andy Beshear, the state's attorney gene

The Eastern Kentucky city of Pikeville will begin construction to improve its downtown arts district this fall. (Ronnie Hylton/PikeTV)

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – The City of Pikeville has received a $30,000 grant from AARP to improve its plaza and outdoor arts venue. The funding will jump-start the first phase of a more than one million dollar downtown revitalization plan. Brad Slone is deputy manager of operations for the city. He s

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's older adults experience the highest rates in the nation for food insecurity. (Adobe Stock)

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentuckians in their 50s have the highest rate of food insecurity in the nation. According to a new report by the group Feeding America, 18.6% of adults age 50 to 59 in the state have experienced hunger or uncertainty about where their next meal was coming from. Nationally

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