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PNS Daily Newscast - August 11, 2020 


Small business owners say postal delays make it harder to survive the pandemic; federal stimulus funding falls short for mental health treatment.


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Connecticut updates its election rules, and two Trump allies face off in Georgia's state runoff. Plus, a preview of next week's Democratic National Convention.

Public News Service - KY: Consumer

Across Kentucky, application assisters are helping residents enroll in heath plans through healthcare.gov. (Adobe Stock)

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Open enrollment for health coverage through healthcare.gov ends next week, and application assisters say they are still available to help residents figure out what plans are right for them. Georgia Funk is outreach and enrollment coordinator at Big Sandy Health Care in Pikev

More than a half-million families in the Commonwealth rely on the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to help them buy groceries. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A change to federal requirements for participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or 'SNAP' bars states from exempting adults without dependents from the program's work requirements. The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved the change this week. Tamara Sa

Each year, more than 1 million people default on their student loans, according to the U.S. Department of Education. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Nearly 25% of federal student loan borrowers default within five years of starting the repayment process, according to a new report by The Pew Charitable Trusts. Most of those borrowers showed signs of financial distress almost immediately when it came time to start repaying

  The United States Penitentiary Big Sandy, located near Inez, Ky., has a prison population of about 1,300 men. (Roger May)

By Alison Stine Broadcast version by Nadia Ramlagan Reporting for the YES! Media-Kentucky News Connection Collaboration WHITESBURG, Ky. – Big Sandy hides on a big hill. If you’re not looking for the federal prison, you’ll miss it easily. At first, all that can be seen above the s

For the more than 178 million Americans with employer-provided health coverage, many companies set aside a two-week period between September and December when employees can select health benefits for the following year. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – More than 3 million Kentuckians have the opportunity to enroll in or make changes to their Medicare coverage or employer-sponsored health plan during the next couple of months. Medicare open enrollment begins now and ends on Dec. 7. Paul Brophy, chief operating officer for

In 2018, Kentucky ranked 46th among the states for solar industry growth, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Today, solar-energy advocates from across the state are hand-delivering hundreds of citizen comments to the Kentucky Public Service Commission, calling for fair rates for energy produced by solar panels. A bill signed by Gov. Matt Bevin earlier this year allows the commission

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, around 7% of Kentuckians received at least one out-of-network medical charge in 2017. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Congress is considering legislation to stop surprise medical bills. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, in 2017, 7% of Kentuckians received at least one out-of-network medical charge. Katy Spangler with the Coalition Against Surprise Medical Billing said the Lower Hea

State funding per student in Kentucky is on the decline, according to an analysis by the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – State funding per student in Kentucky is on the decline with consequences for local school districts and communities, according to an analysis by the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy. Ashley Spalding, the center's senior policy analyst, says the state education budget inc

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