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Nick Ayers is said to reject Trump’s offer to be White House chief of staff. Also on the Monday rundown: help still needed in areas hit hard by Hurricane Michael, and look for a domestic workers bill of rights to be introduced in congress next year.

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Public News Service - KY: Youth Issues

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

At least 10 Kentucky school districts will receive federal grant money to help kids graduate from high school on time. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – New money soon will be flowing into the Commonwealth to help close the achievement gap. State leaders announced Tuesday that Kentucky is one of six states to win a $24.5 million GEAR UP grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Aaron Thompson, executive vice president of t

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

Policy experts say the per-student funding gap between Kentucky's poorest and wealthiest school districts continues to grow. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The school day might look a little different for Kentucky kids this year, as districts figure out how to function with fewer dollars. Senior Policy Analyst with the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy Ashley Spalding explained that for more than a decade, in order to make ro

Having a support system can help children with Type 1 diabetes feel like they aren't alone. (Twenty20)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — A diagnosis of diabetes can be overwhelming, especially for a child. And a Kentucky program is working to provide emotional support for kids with Type 1 diabetes and their families. The "Family Link" program is a collaboration of the American Diabetes Association in Kentucky

Summer Nutrition Programs offer free summer meals to all Kentucky children, ages 18 and younger. (Riley Kaminer/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Hunger-fighting groups and agencies in Kentucky are making progress as they work to ensure that children in the state have access to healthy, nutritious food during the summer months. A report released today from the Food Research and Action Center showed a 14 percent increas

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

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