Monday, September 20, 2021

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The American Rescue Plan could provide essential training to boost jobs in construction, and we explore a trauma-informed approach to preventing marijuana use in teens.

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The U.S. military apologizes for a drone strike that killed 10 Afghan civilians, the Justice for J6 rally in Washington draws few, the CDC says it will help public health departments, and France recalls its ambassadors to the U.S. and Australia.

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Lawsuits stall debt relief for America's Black farmers; Idaho hospitals using "critical care" protocols; grant money boosts rural towns in Utah and more conservation acreage could protect the iconic sage grouse.

Renee Shaw


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KY Group Helps Take Chill Out of Home Heating

FRANKFORT, Ky. - With blustery winter cold blasting the bluegrass, a statewide social service agency wants to blunt the chill of home heating costs …

Kentucky’s Plight with Pain Pill Misuse Rising

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky is in sixth place nationally for its number of overdoses related to prescription drug abuse. A new poll by the …


KY Ex-Cons Want Ballot Box Rights

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Voting rights advocates say it's time to turn the tide for most of the 186,000 Kentuckians who are being denied a voice at the …

Report: U.S. Death Penalty Use Declines

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Use of the death penalty in the United States continued to decline this year, according to a report by a nonprofit clearinghouse for …


Poll: Most Kentuckians Favor Statewide Smoking Ban

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A statewide smoke-free law is more than a breath of fresh air, according to a majority of Kentuckians in a new poll. They support …

Report: Kentucky’s Slow Drag on Kicking the Habit

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Health advocates in Kentucky believe a statewide smoking ban is part of the answer to improving the state's national rankings in …


Public Opinion and Legal Experts' Review of Death Penalty Signal End?

FRANKFORT, Ky. - "Broken beyond repair" is how death penalty abolitionists describe Kentucky's system of capital punishment. They believe results of …

“Tis the Season to Recruit Tax Prep Volunteers

FRANKFORT, Ky. - 'Tis the season for giving – and the Kentucky Domestic Violence Association (KDVA) is looking for folks to give their time to …


Quarter-Century of Women’s Empowerment Yields $10K Prize for Charity

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The founder of an organization that helps empower low-income women in Appalachia feels she's just won the lottery after finding out …

KY Report Card on Kids Well-Being Mixed

JEFFERSONTOWN, Ky. - The 2011 KIDS COUNT Data Book, with measurements of the overall well-being of children in several key areas, contains both good …


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