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PNS Daily Newscast - June 17, 2019 


Trump once again floats the idea of being president beyond two terms. Also on the Monday rundown: A new national report ranks children's well-being, from coast to coast; and a Family Care Act gains support.

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Public News Service - KY: Urban Planning/Transportation

Kentucky ranks 19th nationally for more than 1,000 deficient bridges in need of repair, according to the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky's roads and bridges are in dire need of repair, but some lawmakers are focused on airports. U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., has proposed raising the Passenger Facility Charge, a $4.50-per-flight fee used to fund airport projects. However, Pete Sepp, president of the

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

Leaders from across the state gather in Lexington to explore solutions for making neighborhoods more age-friendly so older Kentuckians can remain in their homes. (Greg Stotelmyer)

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- People are living longer, and by 2030 it's projected that one in five Americans will be 65 or older. One expert on aging, Jean Setzfand, senior vice president for programs at AARP, said infrastructure that allows residents to “age in place” in their neighborhoods is l

A public health expert told Kentucky community leaders that making their towns healthier is about much more than just doctors and medicine. Credit: Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A nationally-known public health expert on Monday told community leaders from across Kentucky that education provides the biggest opportunity to make their communities healthier places to live. Dr. Tony Iton, a physician who oversees a 10-year, multimillion-dollar effort

The loss of coal-industry jobs is a big part of widening prosperity gap between eastern Kentucky and rest of state. Credit: Greg Stotelmyer

BEREA, Ky. - While the U.S. Census Bureau's new numbers show Kentucky's poverty rate remains basically unchanged, one economic policy analyst says mining deeper into the numbers uncovers a much bigger problem facing the state's Appalachian coal region. Ashley Spalding, research and policy associa

Driving means independence for older Kentuckians, but they are more willing to give up their keys if there are transportation alternatives. Credit: Greg Stotelmyer

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Research confirms what many folks already know – the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says per mile traveled, fatal crashes increase noticeably at age 70 and are highest among drivers 85 and up. When Katherine Freund's now-adult son was three, he was st

PHOTO: The idea of complete streets, where all forms of transportation, including biking and walking, are taken into consideration when building a road, is getting the backing of health advocates. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. – Health advocates are pointing to what's happening in Grant County as an example of how an inclusive transportation network can lead to a healthier community. The idea is known as Complete Streets, where all users of the roadway, including walkers and bikers, are considere

PHOTO:  The grassroots citizens group, Kentuckians For The Commonwealth, has sent an open letter to Governor Steve Beshear saying building a bright future in the mountains of eastern Kentucky can hapen, but it won't be easy.  Photo courtesy KFTC.<br /><br />.

PIKEVILLE, Ky. - A letter from a grassroots citizens group has reached the office of Governor Steve Beshear, with a simple message: The mountain region of the state can have a bright future, but achieving that goal "won't be easy." The letter was written by two members of Kentuckians For The Common

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