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PNS Daily News - December 12, 2019 


A House Committee begins debate on articles of impeachment; Washington state is set to launch a paid family, medical leave program; advocates for refugees say disinformation clouds their case; and a new barrier to abortion in Kentucky.

2020Talks - December 12, 2019 


Today’s the deadline to qualify for this month’s debate, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang made it - the only non-white candidate who’ll be on stage. Plus, former Secretary Julián Castro questions the order of primary contests.

Public News Service - KY: Community Issues and Volunteering

FRANKFORT, Ky. - As lawmakers met in special session at the State Capitol this week, hundreds of protesters rallied outside, concerned about how budget cuts could affect their groups and the people they serve. Charlotte Whittaker is one of them. A former Senior Center director and AARP volunteer, W

FRANKFORT, Ky. - May has been proclaimed 'Community Action Month' in Kentucky by Governor Stever Beshear, and the observance comes at a time when many community-based agencies are seeing record demand for their services. Community Action Kentucky (CAK) oversees close to two dozen programs across the

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentuckians hear a lot about how the state ranks high on the list of residents living in poverty, but what's not so clear is what it would really be like to be in a poor person's shoes. An exercise this week helped participants get up close and personal with poverty and experience h

LEXINGTON, Ky. - With the final death toll at 29 from last week's West Virginia coal mine disaster, a Kentucky environmental group is reflecting on what happened and what the future might hold locally. Lane Boldman is chair of the Sierra Club Cumberland Chapter Mountaintop Removal Mining Committee

FRANKFORT, Ky. - State environmental officials say they will take a closer look at claims that a company has been mining in three counties of Kentucky without proper permits and has been damaging streams in those areas. The Sierra Club Cumberland Chapter and Kentuckians for the Commonwealth (KFTC) h

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky is a state of tremendous natural beauty and rich history, but it also has serious, longstanding economic challenges. According to a new report from the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED), state budget shortfalls and policy barriers in higher edu

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Ratepayers from eleven rural electric co-ops in Kentucky are questioning a U.S. Department of Agriculture decision, allowing the Eastern Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) to seek $900 million in funding from private sources for its proposed Smith coal-burning power plant. Fifty co-o

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky domestic violence programs are serving thousands of women in the state, but victim demand is growing, and agencies are unable to meet some requests for help. That's according to a one-day census taken in the state by the National Network to End Domestic Violence. Mary O'D

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