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PNS Daily Newscast - July 23, 2019 


A bipartisan deal reached to avert U.S. government default. Also on our Tuesday rundown: a new report calculates the high hospital costs for employers. Plus, new legislation could help protect Florida's at-risk wildlife.

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Public News Service - KY: Community Issues and Volunteering

A new health park in Paducah includes a playground, community garden and walking track. (Mark Thompson)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Communities across the state are working to ensure children in Kentucky are exercising and eating healthy foods. In McCracken County, local organizations teamed up with the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky to build a new health park - an outdoor fitness and recreation area

Basketball is one of almost 20 sports in which athletes can compete at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games. (National Veterans Wheelchair Games)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Hundreds of veterans will be in Louisville next week to compete in the 39th annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games. Men and women with spinal-cord injuries, amputations and other impairments will compete in a variety of sports. U.S. Army veteran Ted Rake is coming from Indiana

Letcher County residents and environmental groups have stopped the building of a proposed $510 million prison on reclaimed land. (Adobe Stock)

WHITESBURG, Ky. — Local activists in Letcher County have forced the Federal Bureau of Prisons to withdraw its intent to construct a new $510 million federal prison on a former coal mine site. Spearheaded by Rep. Hal Rogers, the facility would have been the fourth federal prison to be built i

One Kentucky restaurant that hires people in recovery from addiction is sharing its model with other businesses. (DV8 Kitchen/Facebook)

LEXINGTON, Ky. – DV8 Kitchen, a restaurant and bakery focused on hiring and training people in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, is now teaching other Kentucky businesses how to do the same. The two-day event happens next week in Lexington. Owner Rob Perez says he hopes to lessen the

In 2016, nearly 30% of Kentucky women aged 18-44 reported smoking every day or some days. (Adobe Stock)

HAZARD, Ky. — Last week, Kentucky Public Health officials, community leaders and former smokers spoke to residents of Hazard as part of the Centers for Disease Control’s "Tips From Former Smokers" campaign. Amanda is a former smoker who has been traveling the country telling her story a

A patient gets his hand tattoo removed. (Adobe Stock)

COVINGTON, Ky. - A small nonprofit in Northern Kentucky is removing face, neck and hand tattoos for people starting a new life after serving time in prison. It all started several years ago when Jo Martin retired from a long corporate career and began tutoring GED subjects to people incarcerated at

Farmers sent 3 million pounds of fruits and vegetables to the Farms to Food Banks program in 2018. (Feeding Kentucky)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Today is the sixth annual "Hunger Free Kentucky Day," when state leaders rally the public to fight hunger. Research says one in six people and one in five kids in the Bluegrass State are considered food insecure – that means about 700,000 Kentuckians, including 200,000 c

Louisville used grant money from AARP to improve safety along the Ninth Street Corridor. <br />(Ken Lund/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Three Kentucky cities are seeing their ideas to improve livability come to fruition. Danville, Louisville and Lexington were awarded more than $25,000 combined in grants from the 2018 AARP Community Challenge grant program. The money was to be used on quick action projects

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