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The news we're following on today's rundown: Facebook turns over Russia-linked ads to Congress; how Senate Republicans’ new health-care bill could hurt the fight against the opioid epidemic; and Texas food banks prepare to serve the long-term needs of Harvey victims.

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Public News Service - KY: Budget Policy & Priorities

Over the past four years, an additional 37,000 Kentucky children have been covered by medical insurance  leaving very few children in the state without coverage. (Greg Stotelmyer)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – New U.S. Census Bureau figures show that health insurance coverage is at an all time high in Kentucky and across the country. Nearly 95 percent of Kentuckians now are covered, including all but 3 percent of the state's under-19 population. Terry Brooks, executive director

Coal is burned to provide most of Kentucky's energy, but the call for sustainable sources is mounting. (Greg Stotelmyer)

LEXINGTON, Ky. – With Kentucky lagging behind most states in the production of sustainable energy, the Sierra Club is making a push at the community level to spike interest in solar and other renewable sources. Lexington resident and Sierra Club member Judy Humble says with renewable energy

According to a new report, Kentucky was one of just 13 states that cut funding for higher education this past year (Greg Stotelmyer)

RICHMOND, Ky. - Kentucky has made some of the deepest cuts to state funding for higher education since the recession took hold in 2008, according to a new national report released today. When adjusted for inflation, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities report said, state funding per student i

A Kentucky senior leaves a food bank, where the fight against hunger often serves those 60 and older. (Kentucky Assn. of Food Banks)

BEREA, Ky. – A new report finds that nearly one out of every 10 seniors in Kentucky is food insecure, meaning that those seniors are unable to consistently access or afford adequate amounts of food. The just-released "The State of Senior Hunger in America" study is from 2015, and it focuses

Speakers at a weekend rally in Pikeville had a message for Congress: Everybody deserves health care. (Jerry Hardt)

PIKEVILLE, Ky. -- In Pikeville, a city in the far eastern part of Sen. Mitch McConnell's home state, more than 100 people rallied on Saturday, renewing their call for health care for all. Irony perhaps that the previously-scheduled event, part of a national day of action, came barely 24 hours afte

During an online event, dozens of Kentuckians said Sens. Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul are not listening to their concerns about the GOP health care plan. (Kentuckians for the Commonwealth)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Folks from around Kentucky say they want their voices to be heard when it comes to health care reform. A 25-hour online hearing wrapped up Monday afternoon featuring more than 100 Kentuckians who say Sens. Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul are not listening to their concerns abo

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt says his

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, brings his "Back to Basics" tour to his native Kentucky today, but not everyone plans to welcome him home with open arms. As Pruitt meets with the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers in Lexington, hundreds of people from

Kentucky's domestic violence shelters report cuts in government funding as the primary reason survivors seeking help are sometimes turned away. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Despite the hard work of agencies and advocates, requests for help are not being heard for some survivors of domestic violence in Kentucky. The National Census of Domestic Violence Services surveyed the state's 15 domestic violence shelters on Sept. 14, 2016, and found that

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