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PNS Daily Newscast - September 21, 2018 


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Public News Service - KY: Youth 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

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

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

One bright spot in new health rankings shows that women and children in Kentucky are getting their regular wellness checkups. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A new report indicates there is much work to be done in Kentucky to improve health among women and children. The national report, from United Health Foundation's America's Health Rankings, ranks the Commonwealth 42nd compared to other states for women's and children's health

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