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PNS Daily Newscast - September 28, 2020 


The New York Times reports President Trump's tax returns show chronic losses; and will climate change make it as a topic in the first presidential debate?


2020Talks - September 28, 2020 


The New York Times obtains President Trump's tax returns, showing chronic loss and debts coming due. And Judge Amy Coney Barrett is Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Public News Service - KY: Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention

PHOTO: You would have to smoke outdoors only, while at work or in public places, if a bill now before the Kentucky Legislature passes. This is the fifth year it has been introduced. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - For the fifth year in a row, a bill is before state lawmakers that would prohibit smoking indoors in all workplaces and public places. With the 2015 General Assembly resuming this week, Ed Shemelya, who retired after 30 years with the State Police, wants lawmakers to hear his stor

PHOTO: A new poll shows support remains steady with two-thirds of Kentucky adults in favor of a a statewide, indoor smoke-free law. Photo courtesy Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Support for a statewide indoor smoke-free law remains steady according to new poll results, with two out of three Kentuckians supporting a ban. This is the fifth year the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and the group Interact for Health has surveyed Kentuckians on the idea of pr

PHOTO: Taking the pulse of Kentucky's health-care system, experts gathered Tuesday to share ideas on ways to reshape the delivery of care. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - In the midst of sweeping health-care reform in Kentucky, hundreds of people gathered in Louisville on Tuesday to explore how to "do care differently." Dave Bolt, deputy director of the Kentucky Primary Care Association, said it's time to move away from what he calls a "treat 'em a

PHOTO: A five-year study finds that the bystander intervention program Green Dot significantly reduces sexual violence among high school students in Kentucky. Photo courtesy of University of Kentucky.

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky's first lady calls it a game changer – using a program based on bystander intervention to reduce sexual violence among high school-age children. The Green Dot program, which was created and first used at the University of Kentucky, is now being tried in more t

PHOTO:  Mental health advocates worry there won't be enough providers and prescribers to deliver services to those that need mental health care, including substance abuse treatment, in the state's new health marketplace, known as

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Mental health advocates in Kentucky predict there will be a shortage of help available to meet the demand for treatment of mental health issues under the new health care law (Affordable Care Act). Those services, including treatment for substance abuse, must be included in any healt

PHOTO: Civic leaders from across Kentucky want to help people reshape their communities and ensure that children grow up healthier than their parents' generation.  Photo credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

ERLANGER, Ky. – The goal is simple, the challenge difficult – how to ensure that the current generation of children in Kentucky grows up healthier than their parents. A free one-day conference coming up in Erlanger will attempt to draw engaged civic leaders into that effort. Larry Coh

PHOTO:  With implementation of the Affordable Care Act drawing near in Kentucky, a series of educational forums are under way in Louisville to help consumers learn more.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Enrollment for health-care coverage through the Affordable Care Act begins October 1 in Kentucky with coverage available in January. In the Commonwealth it's being called the Kentucky Healthcare Exchange. To help both citizens and social-service providers with some of the basic "wh

PHOTO:  Making it a healthy 2013 is a family-based New Year's resolution suggested by a child health expert in Kentucky.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky has a unique suggestion for a family-based New Year's resolution. The idea is for parents to talk to their children about health - everything from what they eat to how much television they watch and healthy relationships. Dr. Susan Zepada, th

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