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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

Those who oppose the death penalty will run an information booth such as this one during Kentucky's second largest festival this week. (Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty)

PIKEVILLE, Ky. - The push for multiple executions in Arkansas has shed a harsh light on the death penalty in America, especially in the South, where capital punishment is legal in every state including Kentucky. Here in the Commonwealth, it's been eight-and-a-half years since the last execution and

A report finds that emergency room use in Kentucky is not decreasing under the Affordable Care Act, largely due to cultural norms and a growing opioid addiction problem. (PresidenciadeRepublica/flickr.com)

LEXINGTON, Ky. — One of the projected benefits of the Affordable Care Act was a decreased demand on emergency rooms in states like Kentucky. But three years after the ACA was implemented, the number of visits remains generally the same. That is according to a new report from the Foundation f

More than 53,000 Kentuckians receive food from a food bank each week, as hunger-fighting groups worry about the future of nutrition-program funding in Congress. (Foodbank2/Flickr)

LEXINGTON, Ky. – One in six people in Kentucky struggles with hunger, and the rate is even higher among the state's youth, according to the group Feeding America. Such statistics are why hunger-fighting groups are concerned about possible cuts to federal nutrition programs under the Trump ad

Helping aging Kentuckians continue living at home, by bringing their family caregivers more into the loop, is the idea behind a bill moving through the Legislature. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A bill moving through the Kentucky Legislature would establish ways to get family caregivers more involved so their aging loved ones can continue living at home. The Kentucky Family Caregivers Act, Senate Bill 129, makes it a uniform requirement that hospitals contact a desig

Saying it's about the soul of Kentucky, Rep. Jason Nemes is filing legislation to abolish the death penalty. (LRC Public Information)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Two chambers. Two lawmakers from different parties. Similar bills. Republican Representative Jason Nemes and Democrat Senator Gerald Neal are both filing legislation Tuesday in the Kentucky General Assembly to abolish the death penalty. Saying he wants to "stand for life," Ne

Advocates for net neutrality worry that under the Trump administration, the Federal Communications Commission may reverse course on its rules to treat the Internet like a utility. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) guaranteed equal access to the Internet two years ago, when the regulatory agency passed net neutrality, backed by the Obama administration. Nearly 4 million public comments helped cement the open Internet rules. But will they survi

Louisville has achieved a sharp reduction in its homeless population, according to a report from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. (Pexel)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – As Executive Director of Louisville's Coalition for the Homeless, Natalie Harris says the city's effort to combat homelessness has made a "big dent" in the problem. She said a focus on veterans also helped Louisville reduce homelessness. Yet, on any given night as many as 1,6

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