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PNS Daily Newscast - October 19, 2018 


Senator Corker demands the Trump administration share intelligence on the killing of a Washington Post columnist. Also on the Friday rundown: groups sue over the Texas border wall plan; and the soggy summer in some states may lead to higher pumpkin prices for Halloween.

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Public News Service - KY: Children's Issues

Along with providing meals and snacks, after-school supper programs offer homework help and other enrichment activities to keep children engaged. (USDA)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky is making progress in ensuring kids don't go to bed on an empty stomach. According to new data from the Food Research and Action Center, more than 17,000 low-income children participated in after-school supper programs each day on average in October 2017. That's a 16 perce

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

The risk of SIDS can be greatly reduced by always placing babies on their backs while sleeping.<br />(Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Hundreds of babies die of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in the U.S. each year, and Kentucky safety experts are sharing valuable information to help prevent future tragedies. Pam Darnall is president and CEO of Family and Children's Place, which runs a local HANDS program. HAN

A lack of financial stability often prevent survivors of domestic violence from leaving an abusive situation. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – It can take more than courage to leave an abusive situation, as money concerns often prevent survivors of domestic violence from getting away from their abuser. And this month, the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence is asking folks across the Commonwealth to help r

Access to childcare and housing supports can help young adult parents achieve educational and career success. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — For some of Kentucky's young adults, the already challenging transition to adulthood is complicated by becoming a parent. And a report released today explores the unique opportunities to help young adult parents during this period of growth. According to the findings, 57,000

No U.S. state showed improvement in obesity rates over the past year. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Obesity is a crisis that continues to plague Kentucky and the rest of the country, according to data released Wednesday. An annual report by the health policy group Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation shows the Commonwealth is ranked eighth nati

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

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A leading civil rights group says a new effort to have the motto "In God We Trust" displayed in Kentucky's public schools is just the latest in a string of attempts to bring religion into the classroom. State Rep. Brandon Reed (R) of Hodgenville has pre-filed a bill that wou

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