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PNS Daily Newscast - November 12, 2019 


Bracing for an arctic blast, politics shows up during Veterans' Day, farm issues in Wisconsin, and a cleaver dog learns to talk some.

2020Talks - November 12, 2019 


65 years ago today, the federal government shut down Ellis Island; plus, former MA Gov. Deval Patrick might enter the Democratic primary race.

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Public News Service - KY: Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention

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

Drug overdose deaths in Kentucky decreased by 15% in 2018, yet fentanyl continues to be a killer. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – For the first time since 2013, drug overdose deaths among Kentucky residents are on the decline, according to a report released by the state Office of Drug Control Policy. The 15% drop is a turning point from the more than 1,400 Kentuckians who overdosed and died in 2017.

One Kentucky restaurant that hires people in recovery from addiction is sharing its model with other businesses. (DV8 Kitchen/Facebook)

LEXINGTON, Ky. – DV8 Kitchen, a restaurant and bakery focused on hiring and training people in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, is now teaching other Kentucky businesses how to do the same. The two-day event happens next week in Lexington. Owner Rob Perez says he hopes to lessen the

Troublesome Creek Stringed Instrument Co. in Hindman, Ky., will make high-end artisan guitars and other instruments. (@blondsoul/Twenty20)

HINDMAN, Ky. – A manufacturer of musical instruments in Knott County opens its doors next month. And Troublesome Creek Stringed Instrument Company plans to employ people in recovery from addiction. Doug Naselroad knows mountain instruments. He's spent decades making custom guitars, mandoli

A new program in Hazard, Ky., will offers paid on-the-job training in housing construction to people in recovery from substance abuse. (@reinasierra/Twenty20)

HAZARD, Ky. — A new job training program in Eastern Kentucky will teach people in recovery from substance abuse how to build homes. The Housing Development Alliance, a non-profit organization in Hazard, has partnered with Perry County drug court and Hickory Hill Recovery Center to provide on

Dentists write nearly half of all opioid prescriptions for adolescents. (lira_n4/Twenty20.com)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Oral health is a key component in fighting the opioid epidemic, and dental professionals and their patients in Kentucky are encouraged to take a more proactive role in prevention. Dentists and oral surgeons write 12 percent of all opioid prescriptions. While often necessary

Kentucky is among the top 10 states for opioid-related deaths. (stevebp/Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The opioid epidemic is hitting closer to home than some Kentuckians might realize. According to the National Safety Council, the odds of dying from an opioid overdose are, for the first time, greater than the odds of dying in a car accident. The odds of dying from an opioid

Intravenous drug use spurred by the opioid epidemic is increasing the rise of infectious diseases. (Pixabay)

LEXINGTON, Ky. — As health, business and community leaders in Kentucky continue their work to combat the opioid epidemic, they'll take an even deeper dive into the problem at an upcoming event. In recent years, the state has limited painkiller prescriptions and joined a lawsuit against drug

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