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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: Community Issues and Volunteering

With the start of school nearing, civic, faith and business groups across Kentucky are sponsoring school supply drives. (Greg Stotelmyer)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The calendar tells you all you need to know. The start of school is near and store aisles are filled with parents and their children buying school supplies. But, for some parents it's a huge financial burden. That's where civic, faith and business groups are stepping up. In the gre

Investing in Kentucky's Future grants are focusing on helping make communities in the Commonwealth healthier. (Greg Stotelmyer)

ALBANY, Ky. – When surveyed recently, Kentuckians said exercise was the most important thing they can do to improve their health, but many also said that's a very difficult step to take. There are efforts under way in several Kentucky communities to help folks do just that, step by step. T

A new report says only one in 13 children from lower-income families in Kentucky is participating in summer nutrition programs. (God's Pantry Food Banks)

LEXINGTON, Ky. - More children from lower-income families in Kentucky are getting summer meals, according to a new national report, but the analysis also shows there's still a huge need to feed more kids. The Food Research and Action Center's annual tally says Kentucky increased participation in s

Support is strong in all geographic regions of Kentucky for a statewide smoke-free law according to the latest poll data. (Greg Stotelmyer)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Policies that lead to decreased smoking rates are now garnering strong support in all five regions of the Bluegrass State, according to the latest Kentucky Health Issues Poll. The survey found two-thirds of Kentuckians favor a statewide law prohibiting smoking indoors in most pub

Retired journalist Jim Branscome, a native of Appalachia who covered the War on Poverty, has a plan for reviving the coal region's economy. (Joel Blocker)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – With the decline of the coal industry in Appalachia, plenty of ideas are being raised on how to revive the region's economy. Jim Branscome, a former journalist and retired managing director of Standard and Poor's Financial Services, calls his the Appalachian Homestead Act, a

Kentucky has launched a new Hunger Initiative in search of ways to alleviate the state's massive food insecurity problem. (KY Dept. of Agriculture)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A Hunger Task Force has been formed in Kentucky to search for ways to combat the problem in the Bluegrass State, where one out of every six residents is food insecure. Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles says the Hunger Initiative is a way to bring those who grow, sell

Kentuckians are encouraged to donate nonperishable foods during letter carriers' annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive Saturday. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - This week, helping feed people who are hungry in Kentucky will be as easy as putting canned food by the mailbox. Saturday is the 24th year of the "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive, when letter carriers across the country collect nonperishable foods from homes as they deliver mail. Denis

Nearly two out of every 10 Kentuckians face some food insecurity, according to a new report. (Greg Stotelmyer)

HARLAN COUNTY, Ky. – A new report shows nearly 17 percent of Kentuckians are at risk of hunger. The Map the Meal Gap 2016 study by Feeding America, a network of food banks, tracks food insecurity county by county across the country. Betty Hudak is director of the St. Stephens Outreach Pant

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