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PNS Daily Newscast - May 25, 2020 


Updates on Memorial Day 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic; and tomorrow is a deadline for some voters.

2020Talks - May 25, 2020 


Overseas service members and people with physical disabilities will be able to vote online this year in West Virginia, Delaware and New Jersey. Election security experts have some concerns.

Public News Service - KY: Family/Father Issues

According to federal data, a parent is the perpetrator in nearly 80% of substantiated cases of child maltreatment nationwide. (Adobe Stock)

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and experts say home isolation, job loss and economic uncertainty all increase the likelihood of child maltreatment. Researchers have seen the trend before, linking spikes in child abuse to regions with higher unemployment and home foreclosu

  The United States Penitentiary Big Sandy, located near Inez, Ky., has a prison population of about 1,300 men. (Roger May)

By Alison Stine Broadcast version by Nadia Ramlagan Reporting for the YES! Media-Kentucky News Connection Collaboration WHITESBURG, Ky. – Big Sandy hides on a big hill. If you’re not looking for the federal prison, you’ll miss it easily. At first, all that can be seen above the s

Kentucky's rate of child abuse is more than twice the national average, according to data from the U.S. Department for Health and Human Services. (Adobe Stock)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Training sessions on how to recognize early signs of child abuse will be held this week in Louisville and Lexington. The events, run by Kosair Charities’s "Face It" movement, are designed to educate social workers, early-childhood educators, emergency medical service pr

More than 95,000 children in Kentucky are cared for by their grandparents or other relatives, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. (bernardbodo/Adobe Stock)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Grandparents raising their grandchildren are being celebrated in Louisville today at the 18th Annual AARP Kentucky Grandparent of the Year ceremony, hosted by the Kentucky Retired Teacher's Association. Danny Crunk, a retired Christian County resident raising his grandchild

A new $500,000 federal grant will help more domestic violence victims in Kentucky afford safe housing. (@TatianaMara/Twenty20)

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A shelter in Bowling Green will be able to help more women fleeing abusive relationships afford safe housing, thanks to a grant of more than $500,000 by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Tori Henninger, executive director of Barren River Area Safe Spa

Eileen Rektenwald, who heads the Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs, speaks at The Ending Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Conference in Lexington. (KCADV)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky advocates for sexual and domestic assault survivors are gathering in Lexington to reflect on their successes of the year, and examine what's needed in the future. The three-day Ending Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Conference wraps up today with special awards

Traumatic events experienced by children can haunt people as adults. (Free-Photos/Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Children exposed to traumatizing events can suffer physically and emotionally as they grow. And a special initiative in Kentucky is working to help change the trajectory for these youth. Adverse childhood experiences, also known as "ACEs," include witnessing violence or dome

In Kentucky, 96,000 kids are being raised by a non-parental relative. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Thousands of Kentuckians open their hearts and homes to help the children of loved ones during times of crisis. And new data highlights the need to better assist these kinship families. According to Census data, there are 96,000 Kentucky kids being raised by a relative, near

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