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PNS Daily Newscast - October 17, 2017 


On the rundown: a new poll has Americans turning thumbs-down on Trump’s hurricane response; changes in the works to North Carolina’s election law; a move to protect Central California wilderness; and making federal buildings “bird friendly”

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Public News Service - KY: Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Increasing state support for kinship care is a key recommendation in a new foster care issue brief from Kentucky Youth Advocates. Credit Greg Stotelmyer

JEFFERSONTOWN, Ky. - A leading child advocacy group in Kentucky wants the state to lift its moratorium on new enrollments in its Kinship Care Program so more financial support can go to relatives caring for children who have been removed from their parents. That is one of the recommendations in a n

PHOTO: A five-year study finds that the bystander intervention program Green Dot significantly reduces sexual violence among high school students in Kentucky. Photo courtesy of University of Kentucky.

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky's first lady calls it a game changer – using a program based on bystander intervention to reduce sexual violence among high school-age children. The Green Dot program, which was created and first used at the University of Kentucky, is now being tried in more t

PHOTO: Civic leaders from across Kentucky want to help people reshape their communities and ensure that children grow up healthier than their parents' generation.  Photo credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

ERLANGER, Ky. – The goal is simple, the challenge difficult – how to ensure that the current generation of children in Kentucky grows up healthier than their parents. A free one-day conference coming up in Erlanger will attempt to draw engaged civic leaders into that effort. Larry Coh

PHOTO:  With implementation of the Affordable Care Act drawing near in Kentucky, a series of educational forums are under way in Louisville to help consumers learn more.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Enrollment for health-care coverage through the Affordable Care Act begins October 1 in Kentucky with coverage available in January. In the Commonwealth it's being called the Kentucky Healthcare Exchange. To help both citizens and social-service providers with some of the basic "wh

PHOTO:  Making it a healthy 2013 is a family-based New Year's resolution suggested by a child health expert in Kentucky.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky has a unique suggestion for a family-based New Year's resolution. The idea is for parents to talk to their children about health - everything from what they eat to how much television they watch and healthy relationships. Dr. Susan Zepada, th

JEFFERSONTOWN, Ky. - The 2011 KIDS COUNT Data Book, with measurements of the overall well-being of children in several key areas, contains both good news and bad for Kentucky. According to Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates, the good news is that more kids are enrolled in

LEXINGTON, Ky. - As Planned Parenthood advocates brace for more congressional attempts to attack its funding, the Lexington and Central Kentucky chapters are celebrating 75 years of reproductive health services to teens, women and men. Taylor Ewing Johnstone, education and community affairs directo

WHITESBURG, Ky. - Knowledge is power, say organizers of the East Kentucky Reproductive Health Project. They're going viral with that message in arming women in eastern Kentucky with resources to make informed decisions about their reproductive health. Organizers such as Kelli Haywood want the online

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