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PNS Daily Newscast - September 21, 2020 


COVID-19 reported to be on the rise in more than 30 states; and will Supreme Court nomination tilt U.S. Senate races?


2020Talks - September 21, 2020 


Biden pays tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Trump plans to announce his replacement nominee this week. Plus, early voting in four states.

Public News Service - KY: Community Issues and Volunteering

In Kentucky, 65% of households responded to the U.S. Census in 2010. (Adobe Stock)

PIKESVILLE, Ky. -- Kentuckians have a few more weeks to secure the resources they will rely on for the next decade by completing their 2020 U.S. Census form. In early September, a federal judge ordered the Trump administration to stop attempting to cut short census operations, after the Census Bur

More municipalities are turning parking lots and sidewalks into outdoor seating areas as the COVID-19 crisis continues into late summer and fall. (Adobe Stock)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- One neighborhood in Louisville's south end is working to reimagine a public corridor in the wake of the pandemic to balance public health and safety while allowing local businesses the opportunity to thrive. The Beechmont Neighborhood Association has received a $31,000 Community

State officials are gearing up for several general election changes this year amid the COVID-19 crisis. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky residents concerned about possible exposure to the coronavirus will have the option to vote by mail in November's general election. State officials announced last week that voters simply will have to state their health concerns as a reason for requesting an absentee ballot

Food insecurity among older adults and seniors has spiked during the COVID-19 crisis. (Adobe Stock)

OWENSBORO, Ky. -- The state's food banks say they're seeing an alarming number of adults approaching retirement age who need help putting food on the table because of lost wages or employment due to COVID-19. Even before the pandemic, Kentucky had the highest rate of food-insecure older adults in t

Kentucky farmers were deemed essential workers at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Adobe Stock)

SCOTTVILLE, Ky. -- Many small-scale farmers in the Commonwealth have risen to the challenge of providing food for their communities during the coronavirus pandemic, and some say strengthening the local food supply is critical to lessening the blow from the next crisis. Michelle Howell and her husb

People age 65 and older make up 16% of Kentucky's population, according to Census data. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORRT, Ky. -- Kentuckians age 50 and older spoke to officials on Monday about the coronavirus and the state's response to the public health crisis. Led by AARP Kentucky, the tele-town hall gave residents a chance to phone in questions about how to prevent the spread of the virus, the availabil

Left to right, Dontavius Williams, Nicole Moore, and Terry James, historical reenactors at Lexington County Museum in Lexington, South Carolina. Photo from Slave Dwelling Project. (Joe McGill)<br />

By Ruth Terry Broadcast version by Nadia Ramlagan Reporting for the YES! Magazine-Kentucky News Connection Collaboration LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- By 1860, more than 40,000 plantations in the United States each had 20 or more enslaved Africans. Today, hundreds of those same plantations operate as museums

Vietnam War eteran Carlen Pippin serves on the board of A Place to Sleep, a nonprofit organization in Shelbyville that provides beds for children. (Photo courtesy of Pippin)

SHELBYVILLE, Ky. – Every Wednesday, Vietnam War veteran Carlen Pippin can be found handing out food to fellow veterans in need. The 80-year-old retired veterinarian, a Shelby County resident, has received AARP's Andrus Award for Community Service, the seniors advocacy group’s highest h

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