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PNS Daily Newscast - August 11, 2020 

Small business owners say postal delays make it harder to survive the pandemic; federal stimulus funding falls short for mental health treatment.

2020Talks - August 11, 2020 

Connecticut updates its election rules, and two Trump allies face off in Georgia's state runoff. Plus, a preview of next week's Democratic National Convention.

Public News Service - KY: Philanthropy

PHOTO: A new report finds that one in seven Kentuckians relied on a food bank in the past year to help them put food in their pantry. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - How hungry is Kentucky? A new report from Feeding America finds that more than 3.5 million food distributions were made this year to more than 209,000 Kentucky households. That's one in every seven Kentuckians turning to a food bank for help. "We keep hearing that the Great Recessi

PHOTO: A Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky project, (c)space, will bring together, under one roof, those working to improve Kentuckians health and quality of life. Photo courtesy Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Nonprofit health advocacy groups have a new way to further their efforts to improve the quality of life for Kentuckians. With the catchy title of (c)space – a play on the tax-exempt status of nonprofit 501(c)(3) groups – those organizations can now work on the sam

ASHLAND, Ky. - According to experts, after surviving domestic violence the next big step on a victim's path to recovery is self-sufficiency. It's a path that thousands of survivors across Kentucky are following, thanks in part to support from the Allstate Foundation. One example is Parthenia Fergu

PHOTO: The annual

FRANKFORT, Ky. - It's just one day, but a day that can have a lasting positive effect on the lives of domestic violence survivors. The sixth annual "Shop and Share" benefits domestic violence shelters across Kentucky on Saturday, Feb. 1. On the day before one of the nation's biggest parties, Super B

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:  Jack Burch, who has battled the plague of poverty throughout his career, is retiring this week. Courtesy Community Action Council.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky's statewide network of community action councils loses its longest-serving executive director this week. Jack Burch, who runs the office serving low-income residents in Fayette, Bourbon, Harrison and Nicholas counties, retires Sunday. Involved and impacted by the civil rig

PHOTO:  Helpers needed for free tax preparation assistance in Kentucky.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - It's almost that time - tax time - and an initiative that provides free help with filing returns is looking for help. The program, which assists families making less than $50,000 a year, serves 79 Kentucky counties. Vickie Johnson is with the Kentucky Domestic Violence Associati

PHOTO: The grant initiatives can range from better access to medical checkups, to nutrition programs to safer places for kids to play.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Over the next five years, grant money may be available for communities in Kentucky committed to changing children's health for the better. Susan Zepeda, CEO and president of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, says her group is offering $3 million in grants to as many as 10 commu

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