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PNS Daily Newscast - September 21, 2018 


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Public News Service - KY: Family/Father Issues

Research shows meaningful relationships with both parents contributes to better outcomes for children. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky became a national leader with a new law supporting shared parenting rights, and new polling shows it's a policy supported by many Kentuckians. HB 528 went into effect July 1. And in cases of permanent separation, it makes joint custody the legal presumption if both

Polling shows eight in 10 Kentuckians believe the decision to get pregnant is one of the most important choices a person can make. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Groups are voicing concern that threats to the federal program known as Title X could undermine family-planning resources for Kentuckians. Title X offers reproductive-health services and other preventive care, but the Trump administration wants to shift the program's focus to

Just 13 percent of moms are able to breastfeed their child six months after birth. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Some parents are still reeling from word of the United States' opposition to a global resolution supporting breastfeeding. According to a New York Times article, the U.S. wanted to water down a World Health Assembly resolution promoting and protecting breastfeeding around the

Victims of domestic violence often leave abusive situations strapped by debt and bad credit. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Some financial specialists are helping survivors of partner abuse in Kentucky learn the power of financial fitness – and how to achieve it. The Allstate Foundation is partnering with the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence to provide financial education classe

Kentucky has the second-highest rate of child abuse and neglect in the nation. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — One abused child is one too many, and one month of the year focused on child abuse awareness just isn't enough for groups in Kentucky working on this issue. They say they'll use the momentum created during Child Abuse Prevention Month in April to continue their work throughout

There are more than 8,000 children in Kentucky's foster-care system. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky's child-welfare system is set to get a major overhaul, which could be a game-changer for the more than 8,000 children in foster care. With the passage of House Bill 1 this session, new reforms will help strengthen how the commonwealth supports children impacted by abu

An estimated one in 68 people nationally is on the autism spectrum. In Kentucky it's about 69-thousand people.(Jesper Sehested/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — April is World Autism Awareness Month. And as understanding of the disorder has increased in recent years, some advocates for people living with autism say greater acceptance is needed. Executive director of the Kentucky Office of Autism, Amy Cooper-Puckett, said with many m

Kentucky has the second-highest rate of children who have a parent serving time. (Daniel Vanderkin/Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Growing up with a mom or dad behind bars is a reality for almost 33,000 kids in Kentucky, and a report released today examines ways to reduce the impacts of parental incarceration on these children. An issue brief from Kentucky Youth Advocates and the Blueprint for Kentucky'

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