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PNS Daily Newscast - October 18, 2019 


Baltimore mourns Rep. Elijah Cummings, who 'Fought for All.' Also on our rundown: Rick Perry headed for door as Energy Secretary; and EPA holds its only hearing on rolling back methane regulations.

2020Talks - October 18, 2019 


While controversy swirls at the White House, Chicago teachers go on strike and Democratic primary contender retired Admiral Joe Sestak walks 105 miles across New Hampshire.

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Public News Service - KY: Poverty

More than 1.2 million people in Kentucky, or 22% of the state's population, are covered by Medicaid, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for Washington, D.C., will hear oral arguments in a case concerning Gov. Matt Bevin's changes to Kentucky's Medicaid program, known as Kentucky HEALTH. Earlier this year, a federal judge blocked the new rules, which would have required Me

A preschool classroom in Kentucky learns about Constitution Day. (Kentucky Youth Advocates)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Kentucky school districts want to make sure their students are counted when the 2020 census begins in April. Educators are gearing up to spread the word to parents and communities about the counting of every resident in the nation. Michelle Elison, a Louisville-based part

One out of every five children in Kentucky doesn't have enough food to eat, according to Feeding Kentucky. This September is Hunger Action month. (Adobe Stock)

OWENSBORO, Ky. – This September, food banks in Kentucky and across the country are taking part in Hunger Action Month, to highlight the fact that 40 million Americans are food insecure. Kentucky has the seventh highest rate in the nation of people struggling to put meals on the table. Glenn

In 2017, more than 400,000 Kentuckians visited a community health center. (Adobe Stock)

BEATTYVILLE, Ky. – One community health center in eastern Kentucky is reflecting on its 14 years serving rural residents, regardless of their ability to pay or insurance status. Karen Ditsch runs Juniper Health, a community health center in Lee County, one of 24 federally funded health cente

In 2018, more than 3 million pounds of fresh produce were distributed to Kentuckians in need through the Farms to Food Banks program. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Many Kentucky farmers are participating in a statewide program that channels produce to local food banks. The program – one of the first of its kind in the country – pays farmers to harvest, pack and transport produce from the field to families in need. Cynthia

Drug overdose deaths in Kentucky decreased by 15% in 2018, yet fentanyl continues to be a killer. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – For the first time since 2013, drug overdose deaths among Kentucky residents are on the decline, according to a report released by the state Office of Drug Control Policy. The 15% drop is a turning point from the more than 1,400 Kentuckians who overdosed and died in 2017.

New research suggests that Kentucky's cash bail policies in some counties contribute to jail overcrowding and strain county budgets. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Where you live in Kentucky might determine whether you stay in jail before trial because you can't afford the cash bail, according to a new report from the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy. Researchers found the number of people released from jail before their trial witho

Kentucky's older adults experience the highest rates in the nation for food insecurity. (Adobe Stock)

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentuckians in their 50s have the highest rate of food insecurity in the nation. According to a new report by the group Feeding America, 18.6% of adults age 50 to 59 in the state have experienced hunger or uncertainty about where their next meal was coming from. Nationally

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