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Public News Service - KY: Poverty Issues

Food-insecure Kentuckians face an average food budget shortfall of $15.79 each week. (Kentucky Association of Foodbanks)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – An annual snapshot of food insecurity shows Kentucky is making some strides in the fight to end hunger. The Map the Meal Gap 2017 report by Feeding America released Thursday tracks who is struggling with hunger and where they live. According to the findings, Kentucky's foo

Consumer challenges deliver a sharp reduction in rate increases sought by sister power companies in Kentucky. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – The battle to tamp down utility rate hikes in Kentucky produced a victory last week for intervenors, who challenged the sizes and types of increases sought by sister power companies Kentucky Utilities and Louisville Gas and Electric. Combined, the utilities serve more than 1

Young lawyers in Kentucky are joining others in the legal community for Legal Food Frenzy, a friendly competition to raise money for hunger relief. (Kentucky Association of Food Banks)

BEREA, Ky. – Lawyers across Kentucky will soon have more than legal briefs and court appearances on their dockets. On March 27, the legal community will engage in a friendly competition to raise money for hunger relief. The Kentucky Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division is a driving force

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

Kentuckians have nine check-off choices on their state income tax return to donate money to good causes, including a program that feeds the hungry. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Charitable organizations, including those which feed the hungry, want you to check off boxes on line 33 of your state income tax return. The nine check-offs are ways Kentucky taxpayers can donate directly to causes that help children, veterans, rape victims and cancer research

Led by a coalition of Catholic and Protestant denominations, weekly

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Every Tuesday, while Kentucky lawmakers are in session, a call for unity and social justice is being sounded at the state Capitol. The Kentucky Council of Churches, a coalition of more than 1,000 Christian congregations, leads a weekly gathering known as the Prayer in Action

Kentuckians will be among the tens of thousands of people at Saturday's Women's March on Washington. (Sierra Club/SergeyIT/iStockphoto)

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Donald Trump will be greeted by a massive, grassroots human rights rally during his first full day in office as president this Saturday. The Women's March on Washington will draw people from across the country, including Kentucky. Stephanie Morris plans to make an over

Securing safe, affordable housing is often the biggest challenge facing victims of domestic violence. A new program seeks to help them overcome that barrier. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – For the first time, a Rapid Re-Housing Program is being taken statewide to help victims of domestic violence. Using a $259,000 grant from the Kentucky Housing Corporation, the state's network of 15 shelters will provide rental assistance to at least 40 women in any Kentucky co

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