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PNS Daily Newscast - January 21, 2019 


Could the nation’s airports be the next pressure points in the government shutdown? Also on our Monday rundown: Calls go out to improve food safety; and a new report renews calls for solutions to Detroit’s water woes.

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Public News Service - KY: Senior Issues

The RECLAIM Act would commit $1 billion to mine reclamation efforts. (U.S. Department of the Interior/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Congress has a chance to provide support to workers and communities in Kentucky suffering the impacts of the coal mining industry. The Black Lung Disability Trust Fund helps coal miners with black lung disease and their families cover medical costs. A tax on coal mining, w

Headaches and severe body aches are hallmark signs of the flu. (Marg Johnson/Twenty20)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – With the holiday season here, health officials in Kentucky are urging people to take steps to help prevent spreading the flu. During last year's flu season, 325 adults and five children died in Kentucky due to flu or complications from the virus, and there were a record numb

Louisville used grant money from AARP to improve safety along the Ninth Street Corridor. <br />(Ken Lund/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Three Kentucky cities are seeing their ideas to improve livability come to fruition. Danville, Louisville and Lexington were awarded more than $25,000 combined in grants from the 2018 AARP Community Challenge grant program. The money was to be used on quick action projects

Nearly half of Kentucky adults surveyed said they have experienced fraudulent charges on a credit or debit card. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — A new survey indicates more than two-thirds of Kentuckians think becoming the victim of credit theft is unavoidable. However, consumer groups say it doesn't have to be inevitable. In a recent survey conducted by AARP Kentucky, 73 percent of people failed a new digital-identi

A Franklin County Circuit Court judge called the passage of Senate Bill 151 a

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Gov. Matt Bevin is expected to appeal Wednesday's ruling that nixes the pension reform law passed this year. A Franklin County Circuit Court judge said the process to pass Senate Bill 151 was unconstitutional, calling it a "legislative sleight of hand." House Minority Lead

Older Kentuckians who live in urban areas are more likely to be physically active than their rural counterparts. (Pedro Alonso/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - New data reveals a rural/urban divide when it comes to the health of older Kentuckians. The United Health Foundation's 2018 Senior Health Report examines 34 health indicators and ranks Kentucky 48th among states, up one notch from last year's rankings. A key finding of the report,

Polls are open until 6 P.M. today for Kentucky's primary election. (Gage Skimore/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – It's primary day in Kentucky, and advocates for older adults are encouraging all registered voters to make their voices heard. The Secretary of State's Office is projecting a 30-percent turnout today, 3.3 million people, which would be the highest voter participation in a pr

Health advocates say many patients miss doses because they misunderstand prescription information. (xandert/morguefile)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- When it comes to living a healthy life, access to health care is critical, but understanding how to use it is every bit as important - which is why advocates are working to improve health literacy statewide. Michelle Ganote, events and communication coordinator at the Kentuckian

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